We are not makers of history. We are made by history. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Some other uses for this word:
1. the beginning of a new and important period in the history of anything: the first earth satellite marked a new epoch in the study of the universe
2. a period of time considered in terms of noteworthy and characteristic events, developments, persons, etc.: an epoch of social revolution
3. a point in time or a precise date
Have a great Wednesday and rest of the week. =]:)