Dreams have played a powerful role in history - from assassinations to scientific breakthroughs to the basis of many literary tales.  Check out these 25 Dreams That Changed History!

Though we all dream while sleeping, in these 25 instances people have harnessed visions from their dreams and used them to create wondrous things, escape certain deaths, and even predict future events.

From Albert Einstein's mathematical theories to Stephanie Meyer's inspiration for Twilight; from Google to the Beatle's Yesterday, ideas found from dreams have changed and formed society as we know it.   Makes you want to keep a dream journal now, huh?