Elvis Presley does not die in 1977 at the relatively young age of 42 from prescription drug abuse.
Easy: ITTL Elvis, after his first drug overdose in 1973 sent him into a three-day coma, has a wake-up call and works on fixing his drug addiction/dependency, and succeeds. Come 1977, and he is not regularly taking drugs from a doctor for the latter to mess up his prescription, and consequentially lead to Elvis having a lethal drug overdose.
Here is the ATL, with all of the PODs added so far:
The Cold War : A Collaborative Timeline
August 6th, 1945 - Californian senator Hiram Johnson (R-CA) dies. On the evening of his death, Walt Disney announces his intention to run for the senate.
August 10th, 1945: Operation Paperclip is deemed a failure after it is discovered a majority of German scientists were captured by Soviet forces. Among these scientists is chief rocket engineer, Wernher Von Braun.
12th August, 1945: The American government, after hearing about the capture of the German scientific elite by the Soviets, decides to take enough rocketry equipment from the concentration camps to "compensate" the loss.
August 17, 1945: Indonesian independance is declared in Jakarta.
August 26th, 1945 - Walt Disney is elected into the senate of the United States.
September 2, 1945: World War II comes to a close with the surrender of Imperial Japan to the United States aboard the USS Missouri.
Spetmeber 2nd, 1945: The Vietminh-led government of Ho Chi Minh declares independance in Hanoi after the resignation of Emperor Bao Dai. The French declare that they will not recognise the new regime.
September 21st, 1945: Indochina is divided into Franco-British and Nationalis Chinese occupation zones. The Vietminh resist, but garner no sympathy from the United States.
October 1st, 1945: FIFA President Jules Rimet makes the decision to hold a World Cup in 1949, rather than in 1946, due to the second world war.
October 24, 1945: The United Nations officially comes into being with the ratification of the Charter of the United Nations by the six permanent members of the United Nations Security Council--United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, China, and the Soviet Union and by a majority of 46 other signatories.
November 10-13, 1945: The Battle of Surabaya sees a ragtag group of extremely brave Indonesian rebels slaughtered by British troops. Much manpower and most oof the rebel weaponry is lost.
December 2, 1945: General Patton goes on an uneventful drive
January 1946: The Dutch return to the Indies triumphantly and take, among other places, the temporary Republican capitol of Jakarta. Several outer islands are retaken with ease and converted to puppet states, and in Java and Sumatra the rebels are forced into the countryside.
January 8, 1946: Khrushchev has Foreign Minister Molotov meet with the West to discuss "The Future of Germany"
January 14th, 1946 - Senator Walt Disney (R-CA) filibusters a debate about the Fair Employment Practices Act of 1946. He speaks for almost 12 Hours. He justifies his rejection of the act with the "terrible interference into the freedom of Americans." Although he is heavily criticized by the left, he is praised by the conservative senate members. Disney's reputation in the senate starts to grow.
January 17, 1946: The United States Congress passes the 'Fair Employment Practices Act of 1946', banning workplace discrimination in government hiring and agencies, abolishing the poll tax across the Southern United States, and making lynching a federal crime.
January 27th, 1946: A rainstorm causes the flash flooding of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city will never recover.
February 1, 1946: Former Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower is chosen as the first Secretary-General of the United Nations, much to the chagrin of the Soviet Union.
February 2nd 1946: Finnish Prime Minister J.K. Paasikivi seriously injured in a private accident, declared unfit to hold his position. Minister of the Interior Yrjö Leino, a Communist, becomes the new Acting Premier.
February 7th, 1946: President Harry Truman establishes the Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) on a permanent basis, in an effort to enforce racial desgregation....
February 10th 1946: Fearing a coup from the left, President Mannerheim appoints a new government led by Urho Kekkonen (Agrarian Party). The Communists attempt a general strike but are rebuffed by the moderate left.
April 1946: The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry submits its report on Palestine, rejecting partition and calling for a single state. Both Britain and the United States support this finding.
May 2, 1946: State Department Analyst George Kennan is killed when his car crashes into the Potomac.
May 14, 1946: The Copenhagen Conference. At the conference Khrushchev and Truman come to an agreement about Germany. Germany will become a Parliamentary Democracy. Truman agrees to this following assurances that the elections in Germany will be fair. Berlin is made the capital
May 19, 1946: Charles "Chip" Norris is born in Ryan, Oklahoma.
26th May, 1946: During the elections in Czechoslovakia, the Communists manage to gain a slide victory in the Czech parts of the country (41%), while in Slovakia the Democratic Party won (24%). Edvard Bene, leader of the National Socialists, becomes president and the Communist leader Klement Gottwald becomes premier.
June 2nd, 1946: In an event that shocks Europe, a plebiscite in Italy opts narrowly for the retention of the monarchy. Many put this up to a sudden last-minute campaign by pro-monarchist forces.
June 12th, 1946: Abd al Rahman al-Mahdi demands the liberation of Sudan in Khartoum, calling for a theocratic state....
July 27th, 1946 - Senator Disney filibusters again a debate. This time it's about the McMahon act. Although he welcomes the prohibition of technology sharing, he argues that nuclear weapon are made by the military and should be under the command of the military.
August 1, 1946: The McMahon Act is signed into law by President Harry Truman. The act, which places the U.S.' nuclear arsenal under civilian, rather than military, control and forbids sharing of nuclear technology with nations other than those who collaborated with the United States on the Manhattan Project, is seen as a great step forward in all countries involved.
August 14th, 1946: NcNarney-Clark Directive; President Harry Truman issues the NcNarney-Clark Directive, establishing support for the Russian Liberation Army (RLA) under General Andrei Andreyevich Vlasov....
October 1st, 1946: Following the announcement of the 1949 World Cup, the United States forms the National Soccer League, or the NSL, comprising of 14 soccer teams hailing from cities around the states. A concise list follows:
1. New York Yanks
2. Roanoke Industry
3. Detroit Autos
4. St. Louis Atomics
5. Houston Fighters
6. Honolulu Sailors
7. Los Angeles Angels
8. Boston Union
9. Portland Pirates
10. Kansas City Cherokee
11. Denver Peaks
12. Chicago Mafia
13. Atlantic Crusaders (Atlantic City)
14. Minneapolis Gunners
October 5, 1946: Stalin while on inspection of Zhukov's army is killed when the driver loses control of the car. Stalin hits his head on the seat in front of him killing him
October 6th, 1946: The New Jersey Mafia is founded by refugees from Pittsburgh. It is commanded from Atlantic City. Also on this day, Gregory Malenkov assumes the position of Premier of the Soviet Union.
November 4th, 1946: Frank Herbert is killed in an automobile accident in Seattle, Washington
November 6, 1946: Democrats hold on to both the House and the Senate by the barest of margins in the midterm Congressional election. This is largely seen as a result of the weak economy and unease about the growing threat posed by the Soviet Union.
November 26th, 1946: Abd al Rahman al-Mahdi launches a rally in Khartoum, demanding the immediate withdrawal of British forces from "Muslim lands"....
December 11, 1946 - Tibet joins the United Nations. Misunderstanding UN procedure, China boycotts the vote, thinking it will make Tibet unable to join.
January 17th, 1947: General Pyotr Nikolayevich Krasnov is recruited into the Russian Liberation Army (RLA) by American military forces in Berlin, Germany...
April 15th 1947: Mannerheim resigns due to ill health. Finnish Parliament elects the Social Democrat K.A. Fagerholm new President. In the vote, Fagerholm defeats Kekkonen only by a two-vote margin. Also on this day, John Richard "Johnny" Wright, Brooklyn Dodgers, becomes the first African-American to play Major League Baseball
April 26th, 1947: Fidel Castro of Havana, Cuba is recruited by the Pittsburgh Pirates as the statrting pitcher...
May 16, 1947: In an accident many in the present and future would call an "accident", Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat are killed by a speeding car during a visit to Cairo...
May 25th, 1947: Star Wars film directed by George Pal and Ray Harryhausen makes its hit debut....
Summer 1947: The Dutch launch a massive assault on the East Indies, driving the rebels from Java and seizing large parts of Sumatra.
June 2, 1947: The OSS becomes the Intelligence Agency of the United States, overseeing the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Signal Analysis (DSA).
June 14, 1947: After much negotiation and politicking, the Government of India Act of 1947 goes into practice. Burma and Ceylon are retained as colonies (to be given independance in January and February of the following year, respectively) but the remainder of the Raj is united as the Dominion of India. At the insistence of the Indians (and more importantly the Americans) the new state is given "special privelages"; though a formal Commonwealth Realm, they are pretty much totally independant. After much discussion, the Princely States are put into an odd position somewhat like the various monarchies of Wilhelmine Germany. Mahatma Ghandi is the first Prime Minister.
June 27th, 1947: Reverend Lester Carlson, pastor of a La Grande, Oregon, publishes False Angels, portraying alien invaders who come under the guise of "beneficent donors"....
July 4th, 1947 - Some high-ranked persons of the Republican Party meet in Walt Disney's house to celebrate Independence Day. This is the official reason. Unofficially, Senator Walt Disney (R-CA), Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), Senator Robert Taft (R-OH) and Representative Richard Nixon (R-CA) found the "Patriots". Their goal is to ensure that America stays free from communist subversion, whereever they are in America. They soon fledge contacts to J.Edgar Hoover, to provide them with information on communists. They also plan to run a candidate for the presidency, but not in 1948, but in 1952.
July 5th, 1947: Louis E. Starr of Portland, Oregon, a veteran of both World Wars, publishes The Forever War, describing a massive interstellar war...
July 7th, 1947: Thomas Andrew Parker returns to the Netherlands.
July 18th, 1947: Director Orson Welles announces in Hollywood, California, that his next film project Broken Saucers will incorporate his theories on science fiction....
August 3rd, 1947: The stars of the film Star Wars place their feet in cement at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California...
August 15, 1947: Ghandi just hours after the handover of India from the British, says the following at a press conference regarding the future of India's government, "Socialism and communism of the West are based on certain conception which are fundamentally different from ours. Our socialism or communism should, therefore, be based on nonviolence and on harmonious co-operation of labour and capital, landlord and tenant." this statement worries both Washington and London. Khrushchev sends notes of congratulations to Ghandi on freeing India from its "Capitalist Oppressors"
September 15, 1947: After extensive deliberation, the Republic of Grand India is created, holding the whole of the former Raj save Burma (under a transitional government that would become independant come January) and Ceylon (likewise). The country gets off to a good start, with Ghandi as PM and Jinnah given a high post, but its still quite troubled...
October 1947: As part of the ongoing guerilla war, the French launch Operaion Lea against remote Vietminh strongholds near Laos. The Operation is a stunning success-General Vo Nguyen Gap is killed, and Ho Chi Minh is captured along with a large part of his army.
October 17, 1947: Britain grants formal independance to Iraq under the Hashemite Faisal II.
23rd October, 1947: The German author and playwriter Berthold Brecht, famous for his play "Life of Galileo" and currently living in-exile in the USA, secretly bords a ship towards Europe to escape the grip of HUAC, which suspects him of being pro-Communist.
October 23rd, 1947: "An Appeal to the World" by NAACP leaders W.E.B. Du Bois, Albert Parker, and Ralph Bunche is made in New York City, New York, calling for an active investigation into "the plight of the Negro-American due to Jim Crow segregation...."
November 5, 1947: Germany Votes! Unsurprisingly the Eastern segment of Germany votes for the Communist Party, whereas the Western portion votes anti-communist.
7th November, 1947: Berthold Brecht arrives in Rotterdam, his first exile in post-war Europe. However, he plans to move towards a country with a more fitting political direction soon.
November 29, 1947: In a close vote (29-23 with 4 abstaining), the UN passes a Resolution calling for a single Palestinian Federation.
November 30, 1947: The UN General Assembly approves a Resolution calling for a Palestinian partition. After some debate and politicking, it is accepted by both Arabs and Jews.
December 27th, 1947: Star Wars makes its debut in London, England; Arthur C. Clarke is one of the first attendees...
January 5th, 1948: Gene Roddenberry, a commercial pilot for Pan American World Airways manages to save a commercial airliner from a horrific crash in Seattle, Washington due to his military piloting skills. No one is injured, and as a result of his piloting, he will give up his writing career and will continue piloting until 1959, when he leaves Pan-Am to become an aeronautical engineer.
January 11th, 1948: The Organization for the Defense Against Communist Activities (ODACA) is formed, secretly funded by the Patriot group. Notable members of ODACA are George Lincoln Rockwell and J.B. Stoner.
February 7th 1948: The Allied Control Commission leaves Finland.
February 11th, 1948: Andrei Sakharov is arrested by the KGB for suspected anti-Communist activities.
February 19th, 1948: A group of Patriot supporters stage a protest in front of the United Nations Building against the increasing amount of powers the United Nations holds.
21st February, 1948: Ten Czechoslovak ministers tried to resigned, after the Minister of the Interior Nosek denied the reinstation of eight non-Communist police officers, even though the cabinet was intending to approve this. However president Bene refused this.
24rd February, 1948: Klement Gottwald, leader of the CPC, states that the current non-Communist members of the cabinet are incapable of running the country and demands from Bene the full control over the government.
26th February, 1948: Edvard Bene refuses Gottwald's demands and declares that he is willing to use force if the Communists attempt a coup d'etat.
March 13th 1948: C.G.E. Mannerheim, severely ill, dies in Helsinki. The solemn state funeral three days later leads to rioting as Communists attack right-wing mourners. The army and police crack down on rioters.
March 21st, 1948: Another Patriot protest is held in front of Eisenhower's personal house.
April, 1948 - March, 1949: Multiple protests continue against Eisenhower and the UN, all sponsored by the Patriot group.
April 9th, 1948 - A battle in the Palestinian town of Dier Yassin occurs as Irgun forces capture the town with civilian casualties estimated at 107 while 4 militiamen were killed and 35 injured. The attack and occupation is internationally condemned as Menachem Begin and members from the Irgun as well as Lehi group cite continued strife for Jewish residents in the area from Fedayeen. In response instances of attacks on Kibbutzes rise as well as an instance of random shelling from stolen British artillery pieces onto a Tel Aviv suburb.
April 20th 1948: Jan Smut's United Party narrowly wins the South African election. Despite his age and the hardships caused by the war, he campaigns carefully so as not to turn Afrikaner voters to the National Party by promoting a "Responsible" attitude to race (which means a very gradual end to segregation over the next decade).
May 1, 1948 - President Truman starts giving aid to European and South American countries via the Marshall Plan, which plans to give economic aid to countries that may be threatened by communism. The plan believes that economic aid will be easier than anti-communist strongmen in fending off communism.
May 14th, 1948 - The ship Altalena, which embarked from Port-de-Bouc France and lands in Tyre, has its cargo of mostly machining tools unloaded with supposed help from the Chehab family. With the initial voyage successful, the Altalena start embarking on round trips joined by other unidentified merchant marine vessels.
May 17, 1948: Taking advantage of the lack of power of the still-unsteady USSR, Marshal Tito formally breaks from Moscow.
May 20, 1948: The British Mandate in Palestine expires, and the Levantine Federation takes its place. The new state is greeted by shells from extreme Zionists and Arabs, but it survives. For the moment.
May 21, 1948: Vietnam is formally unified under French control.
May 23rd 1948: President Fagerholm announces that Finland will join the Marshall Plan. A political crisis with the Soviet Union ensues, leading to the USSR demanding "political guarantees" from Finland.
2nd June, 1948: Communist militia storms the parliament in Prague, resulting in three non-Communist parliament members to be killed. President Bene declares war upon the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.
3rd June, 1948: The National Socialists of the Czechoslovak Republic gather their own militia and succesfully recruit most of the Czechoslovak military.
June 14, 1948: The British Mandate of Palestine ends, and the State of Israel and Republic of Palestine formally come into existence.
19th June, 1948: Gottwald requests help from his Soviet allies, but because of their own troubles in China, they decide not to send troops, but supplies for the CPC.
June 20th, 1948: Germany adopts a new Currency printed on American presses with american-made plates. The availability of the new Money kick-starts the economy as many goods that had been in short supply for years suddenly appear in the stores, over the next decades the D-Mark will earn a reputation to be a strong and very stable currency. The Economic upturn will help the Western Powers in the ongoing negotiations about Germany's future. Intially the Soviets are furious about the American move, but the Kremlin does nothing, realizing that since the new Germany will have it's economic centre in West Germany and drift towards the Americans anyway.
August 23rd, 1948 - A congress held by the Zionist Organization had referendum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn New York, attracting much negative attention from the local orthodox communities. However, the significance of it became apparent as Ben Gurion announced that the Zionist cause can no longer sustain the efforts to create a state and resources should be diverted once more to maintaining a strong, industrious but ultimately civil Jewish presence in the Levant. He also announces that the role of the Haganah will remain a united security force for all Kibbutzes and the municipality of Tel Aviv.
August 31st - After attempting to retain the village of Dier Yassin in order to keep a foothold near Jerusalem the Irgun forces finally withdraw in disarray after it becomes apparent no former support will arrive. Unknown sources state they are heading north.
11th September, 1948: Bertholt Brecht plans to move to Berlin in order to found a theatre. Also on this day, Menachem Begin and co-founder announces the revival of the New Zionist Organization (NZO) which mostly contains policies carried over from Revisionist Zionism with an exception of replacing Jewish supremacy with active Arab engagement as apposed to peaceful but ultimately separate communal co-existence pushed by Labor Zionism. It also expands such engagement outside of the borders of Eritz Yisrael and all along the Levant citing ancient texts of the Judean Kingdom under David. The movement catches the fancy of many American conservative Jews and remaining European unorthodox who feel disenfranchised by the sudden pacifism of the old Zionist guard. They view the Anglo-American inquiry into the Palestinian issue as well as those involved ultimately anti-Semitic.
September 17, 1948: Robert Kennedy founds the Patriotic University Societies of America, with its HQ at his own Harvard University. Kennedy would later become the POTUS to absorb the GOP into the Patriot movement.
October 3, 1948: The United Kingdom tests it's first atomic bomb off of the coast of Australia.
November 2nd, 1948: Though Truman puts up an extremely good fight and does better then many expected him too, Republican Thoman Dewey manages to squeak by the incumbent to a narrow victory. Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond also makes a good show which some believe may have cost Truman the election. Despite a strong showing for Strom Thurmond in the South, ostensibly a result of the passage of the Fair Employment Practices Act, Harry Truman is re-elected as President of the United States over Tom Dewey, though he is unable to secure a majority of the popular vote, winning only a plurality of 48%. Democrats increase their majorities in both houses of Congress.
November 11th, 1948: The Presley family moves to Atlantic City, New Jersey, and young Elvis is inducted as a junior member of the NJM.
November 17th, 1948: Star Wars: Holiday Special makes its hit debut on television, heavily promoting the new technology...
November 27th 1948: The Agreement of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance signed by Finnish and Soviet delegates.
January 7th, 1949: The New Jersey Mafia proclaims themselves enemies of the Patriots.
January 10, 1949: The Huaihai Campaign (part of the ongoing Chinese Civil War) comes to a close with a Pyrrhic victory for Nationalist forces in Northern China. Although they have been successful in securing the region and beating back the Communists, they have lost hundreds of thousands of troops in the process.
January 20, 1949: Harry Truman is inaugurated for his second term as President of the United States. His inaugural speech calls for increased aid to the Nationalist forces fighting against Chinese Communist forces and for universal health care in the United States.
February 12-15th, 1949: Hasan al-Banna, head of al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (Muslim Brotherhood) survives an assassination attempt in Cairo, Egypt, which he promptly blames on "British imperialists", sparking sectarian violence....
March 23rd, 1949: Though guerilla activity is still widespread, the State of Vietnam is formally granted independance within the French Union.
April 1st, 1949: UN SecGen Eisenhower is killed by an unknown assassin. The FBI attempts to link it to communists but the evidence produced is inconclusive.
April 3rd, 1949: Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is voted in as the new Secretary General of the UN.
April 15th, 1949: Lewis Hill and Alan Freed begin "underground" broadcasting from KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California...
April 17th, 1949: Andrei Sakharov dies in the gulag, where he has been residing for a little over a year now.
April 25, 1949: Tory leader Maurice Duplessis defeats Lester Pearson's Liberals in a landslide with 177 of 262 seats in the Commons.
9th May, 1949: After it's first showing in the newly founded Freies Theater Berlin (Free Theatre of Berlin) Brecht's new play "Shadow of the Empire", a dystopian play critizing the American use of Nazi technology, is banned by the German government. Brecht, feeling insulted by this, decides to emigrate to Poland.
May 14th, 1949: White Terror; Kuomingtang (KMT) leaders proclaim martial law, warning of "potential Soviet agents" during speech in Nanjing, China...
30th May, 1949: Bertholt Brecht dies in a car accident after arriving in Krakow, which was supposed to be his new home.
June 14th - July 14th, 1949: The 1949 FIFA World Cup is held in Brazil, with Spain taking the cup, and Brazil and Uruguay coming in 2nd, and 3rd respectively.
June 18th, 1949: After year-long negotiations between the leaders of the Victorious Allied Powers, the Soviet Union and local German Leaders the Germans are given three alternatives: Either a Finlandized solution with minimal military and a neutrality clause in the Constitution, which would also exclude them from any form of trade or defence agreement, or detached NATO membership* or, much to the annoyance of the Soviets but backed by the British, Americans and the UN General Secretary, full NATO membership from 1956 onwards at which time Germany would be allowed to rearm. Most West-German leaders want full NATO membership and a Western-aglined Germany and would even at the cost of the Unification. The East German leaders are pushing for the Finlandization way, but the flow of Marshal-Plan money into the former Soviet Occupation zone begins to swing public opinion.
July 2, 1949: Canada tests it's first atomic bomb at an undisclosed location in Alberta.
July 6th, 1949: Forrest Gump film directed by Frank Capra, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, makes its hit debut...
July 10th, 1949: Robert Taft is killed by a bomb in a suspected anarchist plot.
July 11th, 1949 - After the assasination of Robert Taft, Republican members of the senate pressure for a "Patriot Act", which gives the federal government full rights to crack down on "subversive and unamerican elements". This is also the first time, that the word "Patriot" enters the political landscape. President Truman however, rejects these plans, as these would make America a police state.
July 30, 1949: President Truman signs into law the Social Security Act of 1949, creating the United States' universal health insurance program, Medicare.
August 4th, 1949: The Red Danube starring Clark Gable, Janet Leigh and Angela Lansbury, promotes the Russian Liberation Army (RLA) in a positive light....
10th August, 1949: After a fourteen month civil war, the CPC managed to hold Czechia, while Slovakia is able to fortify itself in Slovakia. Roughly 219,000 people died during this conflict up until now, with more than 300,000 people heavily injured.
April 13th, 1949: John Richard "Johnny" Wright", Brooklyn Dodgers, sparks national controversy by speaking out against the HUAC Trials, and against Jim Crow segregation as "inhumane"....
August 29, 1949: The Soviet Union tests it's fist atomic bomb.
October 1, 1949: The People's Republic of China is established, with Mao Zedong as it's Chairman, and Zhou Enlai as Premier.
October 11, 1949: Duplessis orders peacetime conscription for the first time in Canadian history.
October 15, 1949: While travelling in China, Canadian Pierre Trudeau is shot and killed by a stray PLA bullet in Northern Manchuria.
October 25, 1949: Although the People's Republic of China claims the whole of mainland China, it in reality only has control over segments of Northern China and Manchuria. The Nationalist government, aided by the United States, begins what will be known as the 'Autumn Offensive', a plan devised to crush Communist forces in the North before rooting out Communist control in Manchuria.
October 29th, 1949: George Lucas' family moves to Seattle after his father's store goes out of business. He will continue his early passion for racing cars in his new home.
2nd November, 1949: KMT troops begin a seige of the Communist-controlled city of Shijiazhuang. Currently it seems the city will surrender to the Nationalists in less than three-and-a-half months.
November 9th, 1949: Patriots Co-Founder Joseph McCarthy suffers a heartattack. It doesn't kill him, but it vastly changes his beliefs - he retires from public politics.
November 14th, 1949 - Following McCarthy's heart attack and "retirement" from politics, as well as Taft's death from a bomb assasination, the Patriots need new members they can trust and who have contacts all over the United States. They start linking ties to McCarthy's friend, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. Also, Henry Ford II expresses interest in joining this political union, after a long conversation with Walt Disney.
December 7, 1949: The Internal Security Act is passed after a heated Commons debate.
25th December, 1949: An official and peace treaty is signed between the National Socialists and the CPC after fourteen months of civil war, resulting in the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. The Czech part of the country goes under Communist control, while Slovakia remains democratic. Edvard Bene, however leaves the new Slovak Republic for Paris, seeing how his dream for a peaceful, united Czechoslovakia is destroyed.
December 26th, 1949: Joseph Kennedy, Sr. is killed by a member of the NJM.
December 27th, 1949 - One day after Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. was assasinated, the American Civil Security Company (ACSC) is founded. On the surface, this looks like a normal security company, but in reality it serves as a security force for the Patriots. Their tasks are to guard the patriot members, and to dispose their enemies on their own.
December 29th, 1949: The NJM and the ACSC engage in a street war on the streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Walt Disney is seriously injured by a gunshot wound to the leg in New York, New York.
December 31st, 1949: Thomas Dewey retires as governor of New York, in order to go for a senate bid.
January 7th, 1950: "Archie" Roosevelt wins governorship of New York.
January 8th, 1950: "Archie" Roosevelt is inducted into the Patriots group.
February 2, 1950 - Communist forces controlling Inner Mongolia announce they will join the Mongolian People's Republic. The Second East Turkestan Republic announces that they are joining the USSR as the Uyghur SSR. The USSR strongly backs both of these, believing Mao's communists to be doomed.
March 18th 1950: A CCP (Communist Chinese Party) agent under orders from Mao kills Chiang Ching-kuo and his family in their house with a bomb. Many years later after being imprisoned for life on his deathbed the agent admits that he was indeed under Mao's orders. Upon hearing the news of Chiang Ching-kuo's death, his father, Chiang Kai-shek has a mental breakdown. He becomes increasing paranoid and and a major alcoholic.
April 4th, 1950: Another World Watching by Gerald Heard becomes a major bestseller, sparking national controversy....
April 6th, 1950 - The ruling military government of Lebanon in a shocking twist that angers much of its Islamic population starts to welcome Jewish settlers in the sparsely populated south to form a kind of additional business zone to Beirut, which is sponsored by the NZO. British observers (I don't know if the British withdrew) along the northern Palestinian border also report movement within Southern Lebanon uncertain whether it is from the army, local militia or others.
April 20, 1950 - The Mongolian People's Republic announces its intention to join the USSR as the Mongolian SSR.
May 7th, 1950: Berlin Surprise; Russian Liberation Army (RLA) takes credit for the bombing of a Communist Party headquarters in Berlin, Germany, killing 7 people...
May 8th, 1950: Five years after VE Day the new German constituiton is signed. The Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany enshrines Human Rights, Democratic Principles and forbids offensive war. As a Compromise solution it is decided that in 1955 a plesbicite about NATO membership will be held. Communist and pro-Western leaders will agitate for their points of view for the next years even though the continued 'Wirtschaftswunder' (Economic miracle) will continue to swing the public towards a pro-NATO position.
May 21st, 1950: The Empire Strikes Back film directed by George Pal and Ray Harryhausen makes its hit debut....
May 24th, 1950: Members of the Russian Liberation Army (RLA) fire shots at the Soviet Embassy in Berlin, Germany, sparking international attention...
June 1950: North Korea invades South Korea, resulting in many nations from the UN sending troops to help the ROC army.
June 18 1950: The British Government announces it's Commonwealth Immigration Scheme, where by British citizens will be given cheap passages (10 Pounds) to immigrate to the Dominions and Colonies to kickstart development and industry. Large numbers go to the white dominions (Canada, Australia, New Zealand), as each of these have had similar schemes in place for quite some time. However, increasing numbers go to the African Colonies, with South Africa, Rhodesia, Kenya and Nigeria being the most popular destinations.
June 25, 1950: All is quiet on the Korean peninsula.
July 6, 1950: The Mohandas Gandhi government resigns after a schism in the Indian National Congress over nationalization policy. New Prime Minister Nehru asks for and recieves a dissolution of the House of Representatives/Lok Sabha from Governor-General Rajagopalachari.
July 11th, 1950: Harold Schwartz, XEG-AM, begins broadcasting "race music" from across the Mexican border in Moterrey, Nuevo, Leon...
July 18, 1950: Roy Cohn and David Schine are killed in a car crash outside Annapolis, Maryland.
November 7, 1950: Democrats hold on to their majorities in both houses of Congress, albeit with reduced majorities. President Truman announces that in light of the country giving his party another term in the legislature, he will seek the expansion of his Fair Deal programs.
December 1950: Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his anti-Communist crusade, but many republicans don't believe him, refering to him as "McCarthy the Mad." President Truman even denounces his tactics.
December 7, 1950: Elections in India - no party recieves a majority in Parliament; the four largest parties are the INC (Nehru), the INC (Gandhi), the Liberal Party, and the Muslim League. Mohammad Ali Jinnah becomes Prime Minister in a coalition government of the ML, the INC(N) and the Liberals.
January 5th, 1951: Chiang Kai-shek is quietly forced to retire and Li Zongren becomes leader of the Republic of China.
February 28, 1951: The Kuomintang establishes firm control of mainland China, despite the occasional terrorist attacks coming from demobilized and demoralized members of the Communist Party.
March 10 1951: A large amount of Pan African leaders, including Kwame Nkrumah from the British Gold Coast, are killed at a Pan African Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after a gas tank out side the conference room develops a leak and someone lights a cigarette, causing a violent explosion.
March 25th 1951: On its yearly training cruise, the Finnish Navy school ship Suomen Joutsen visits New York. Thousands of people, mainly of Finnish-American descent, visit the ship at the harbor. At a banquet held at City Hall, Mayor Ferdinand Pecora calls "Finland a small, courageous nation flying the flag of freedom". The visit leads to a diplomatic row with the Soviet Union; for the following sailing season, visits to US and British ports are quietly cancelled.
May 1st, 1951: The Warsaw Pact is formed, Citing the continued Western tendencies in Germany as the reason. It is a massive miscalculation on the part of Khrushchev as it re-kindles old anti-communist fears in the West and begins to shift German politics onto an even more pro-western Course.
June 10, 1951: Australia tests it's first atomic bomb, independent of British co-operation.
June 12th, 1951: Raiders of the Lost Ark film starring Charlton Heston and Peter Lorre makes its hit debut. Also on this day, the Mau Mau rebellion begins in Kenya, with an attack on a passenger train by Mau Mau guerrillas.
June 17, 1951: Following a strong victory in the parliamentary elections of the French Fourth Republic, a left coalition government under the leadership of Communist politician Maurice Thorez forms a government in Paris. The coalition, consisting of the PCF and the Section Franįaise de l'Internationale Ouvričre (SFIO), has at least in the interim expressed interest in maintaining good relations with the United States and other Western Powers.
July 8th, 1951: Russia Liberation Army (RLA) members bomb a nightclub in Vienna, Austria, frequented by Soviet Embassy employees, killing 9 people. Also on this day, Kim Il-sung sends a message to all Korean nationals in communist China to help him build a better Korea. With the collapse of the PRC many will respond to the call. Despite Moscows urge of avoiding war Kim Il-sung has become Moscows man in Asia with the failure of all other Asian communist leaders.
August 6, 1951: President Truman signs into law the 'Public Development Act of 1951' into law, paving the way for the creation of regional 'Valley Authorities' on the TVA model across the country. Among those sites chosen for development include the Columbia River Valley, the Ohio River Valley, and other areas of the nation.
August 12 1951: The Dutch declare that they have pacified the Dutch East Indies after a brutal but effective counter insurgency campaign. However, at the request of the Dutch Government, Australian troops are deployed to West Paupua, Celebes and some of the smaller islands after rumours that the Soviets are sending supplies to Communist Guerilla forces in the Jungle.
October 21st - November 19th, 1951: The First NSL Championship is held. The Roanoke Industry wins the cup, beating the Chicago Mafia 3-2. The Atlantic Crusaders come in third, and the Portland Pirates come in fourth.
November 1st 1951: Finnish war reparations reassessed by the Soviet leadership. Citing "substandard quality" and "delays", the USSR demands increased payments. As a result, the Finnish government estimates the completion of outstanding reparations will take until 1954-55.
December 8th, 1951 - Facing a dry up of support in the west Labor Zionism and many of its leaders including Ben Gurion endorse increased support with the Eastern Bloc. This alienated many Jewish residents in Palestine who equally fled from potential Soviet repression and virtually extinguishes remaining support among the American Jewish populous. The NZO take it as an opportunity to further romanticize their movement as one that brings the Middle East closer to Jews abroad (through Lebanon) and keeps Communism away. They also make headway in connecting with non-Jewish but equally Zionist and increasingly politically active Baptist congregations including the largest, the Southern Baptist Convention.
December 24, 1951: President Truman sings into law the Atomic Energy Act of 1951, paving the way for the development of clean, nuclear energy across the United States.
January 2nd, 1952: Mao Zedong goes missing in Russia and many people point to the KGB though it will never be known what happens to him.
January 5, 1952: A far-right extremist assassinates Maurice Thorez in Paris.
January 15, 1952: President Truman secures passage of an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 that provides paid vacation time for workers. Also on this day, Abd al Rahman al-Mahdi launches rally in Karbala, Iraq, calling for "infidel dogs" to leave the holy lands of Islam...
February 21st, 1952: A letter by Albert Einstein is sent to President Truman, telling him about the potential of space flight and the potential the Soviets have to accomplish it before the Americans do.
March-June 1952: King Farouk of Egypt crushes a total of five coup attempts by various members of the armed forces and beurocracy. The regime is becoming nastier and nastier...
March 24, 1952: Kim Il-sung begins purges within his country.
April 3rd, 1952: The United States Committee on Space Flight (USCSF) is set up by President Truman, and the American space program has begun. Notable members of the USCSF are Milton Rosen, Richard Porter, and Alan T. Watermain.
April 8, 1952: North Korean officers sneak across the border and defect to the South. All tell of preparation of an invasion of the South but both Seoul and Washington ignore this as harmless since 1950 Kim Il-sung has talked of uniting Korean peninsula by force is needed but taken no real action.
May 29th, 1952: Abd al Rahman al-Mahdi proclaims his support for the "liberation of Jerusalem from the infidel" with Ahmad Shukeiri in Khartoum, Sudan...
June 30th, 1952: Columnist Walter Winchell publishes the science fiction novel The Gauntlet, which is serialized for audiences in The Los Angeles Times...
July 1952: Ronald Reagan is endorsed by his local Democratic Party organization and given the go-ahead to seek a spot in the House of Representatives. This would be the begging of a very successful political career for the liberal Democrat that would come to be known by his detractors as 'Regulate 'Em Ron' in the sixties and seventies.
July 12th 1952: The 15th Summer Olympics in Helsinki opened by President Fagerholm.
July 26, 1952: Faced with a divided convention, an unenthusiastic Democratic Party once again nominates Harry Truman for president. In an effort to unify the party, Senator Estes Kefauver is nominated for the vice president spot.
July 11th, 1952: Republicans gather and nominate Earl Warren of California for president. To balance the ticket, Warren picks General Douglas MacArthur for vice president.
September 13th, 1952: Afghanistan, Burma, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Yemen call upon the General Assembly to begin formal investigations into "the question of race conflict in the United States of America resulting from the policies of Jim Crow segregation of the Government of the United States of America"
September 26, 1952: On the campaign trail, Earl Warren promises not to interfere with "the New Deal or the Fair Deal," instead, he stresses, "we Republicans will not destroy what is accepted practice in the United States. What we will do is make these programs better financed and more fruitful for the American people."
October 19th, 1952: Everett Dirksen, a friend of Patriot co-founder Robert Taft, joins the ranks of the Patriots.
October 21st - November 19th, 1952: The 1952 NSL Championship is held. The Portland Pirates win their first cup title after a hard fought game against the Roanoke Industry, winning 2-1. The Chicago Mafia comes in third, and the Kansas City Cherokee come in fourth.
October 22, 1952: For the first time in twenty years, the Republican Party is polling at near parity with the Democrats, though the latter enjoy a smaller intrinsic advantage thanks to the passage of Medicare and other Fair Deal measures. President Truman implores the voters that "a vote for Earl Warren is a vote for Herbert Hoover", and does his best to out-hawk the moderate Warren on communism, despite a rather calm situation the world over.
October 25, 1952: General Douglas MacArthur suffers a mild heart attack. As a result, he publicly moves to resign himself from the ticket, citing bad health and wishing 'not to endanger the Republicans in November'. He is replaced at an emergency meeting of the Republican National Committee by Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen.
October 29, 1952: In his first public debut as Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Everett Dirksen attacks the Truman administration on grounds of corruption and 'Fair Deal boondoggles'. Initially rebuffed by Warren for such remarks, especially on the issue of Medicare, Dirksen keeps a low profile for the rest of the campaign cycle.
October 30th, 1952 - A few before the United States presidential election, the Patriots (Senators Disney (R-CA) and Nixon (R-CA), as well as Henry Ford II and Governer Archibald Roosevelt (R-NY)) decide to discuss their strategies for the future. The ASCS and the ODACA serve as a "spearhead" for the Patriots, who themselves act silently in the background. They also want to appoint a candidate for the 1956 election, whether they are from the Republican or Democratic party.
November 1, 1952: Three days before Election Day, President Truman announces that a strategic pact, based on the NATO model, is in the works to guard against Communist expansion in Asia. Earl Warren quickly notes that he too would support such a collective security pact between the United States, Japan, China, and South Korea, as well as with the area's nuclear powers (chiefly Australia).
November 2, 1952: Communist guerillas launch a sustained offensive outside Manila; some manage to even get as far as parts of Quezon City.
November 4th, 1952: The election turns out to be a close one, and it goes to Congress. Harry S. Truman and Everett Dirksen become President and Vice President, respectively. The road to a turbulent Presidency is now paved.
18th November 1952 - A US Military proposal into legged tanks is shot down by the Pentagon and the patriots themselves for the sheer implausibility. Declassified moments from the Pentagon show that the military laughed off the walking nuke launcher as "something out of some robert heinlein novel!"
December 21st, 1952: The United Nations a Human Rights Commission to investigate the matter of human rights violations under Hernan Santa Cruz of Chile, Ralph Bunche of the United States, and Jaime Torres Bodet of Mexico....
January 6, 1953: Following Malenkov's forced retirement from the Politburo, and Deputy Premier Lavrentiy Beria's treason trial, the new Communist Party First Secretary and Chairman of the Council of Ministers Nikita Khrushchev delivers his famous "Report on the Cult of Personality", condemning the legacy of Stalin's leadership in the party, marking the beginning of the "Soviet Spring" period of Soviet history. Also on this day, Disc jockey Alan Watts, begins broadcasting underground radio broadcasts from Berkeley, California...
January 20, 1953: Harry S. Truman is inaugurated for his second term as US President. His speech is regarded as a triumph, calling for "preperations for war and politicking for peace", and promising to "maintain freedom at home and abroad" while "avoiding aggressive assaults upon other nations."
March 23rd, 1953: President Harry S. Truman launches the "Star Wars" Defense Initiative in Washington D.C., sparking international attention...
March 30th, 1953: United Nations inspectors Henri Laugier of France and Dantes Bellegarde of Haiti are killed outside of Birmingham, Alabama, sparking international attention...
April 1, 1953: The Jinnah Government falls after the spectacular failure of the Pakistan Autonomy Bill. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for July 1953. Nehru becomes the head of an interim government.
April 3, 1953: Anti-Muslim riots break out in Delhi, Bombay, Madras and other major Indian cities. Thousands of civilians are dead, hundreds severely injured.
April 6, 1953: "Counter-riots" against Hindus occur in Muslim-majority areas across India. Even where police and the Army are willing to stop rioters, they are completely overwhelmed.
April 7, 1953: A Hindu extremist shoots former Prime Minister Gandhi. While still living, he is in a terminal coma.
April 8, 1953: Rioting spreads to many smaller cities in response to the attempted assassination of Gandhi. Christian populations begin to be included as targets, especially in "Bleeding Goa," only recently taken from the Portuguese.
April 15, 1953: Muslim League MPs, meeting in Karachi, entertain a motion on whether or not to secede Pakistan as an independent Commonwealth Realm. In the same meeting, Mujibur Rahman storms out after a debate on whether to record the proceedings in Bengali as well as Urdu.
April 16, 1953: The Muslim League Congress votes narrowly against secession.
April 18th, 1953: In the United Kingdom former Naval Intelligence Officer releases the first James Bond Novel "Moonraker" which will eventually spawn 30 more novels and a highly successful film series. Later that same day Ian Fleming vovs to stop smoking after hearing that a good friend died of Lung Cancer.
April 20th, 1953: Antichrist of the Millenium by E.R. Chamberlin, blends religious overtones and messages with science fiction, becoming a bestseller....
April 21st 1953: Margaret Thatcher, Conservative candidate for Dartford at the previous British General Election is killed by a lion whilst on safari in South Africa.
April 24th 1953: Clement Attlee retires as Prime Minister. Over the next month and much infighting, a new leader is elected.
April 29th, 1953: Russian Liberation Army (RLA) guerillas meet with Christian leaders in Rome, proclaiming the need to "liberate the Russian people from atheist socialism"....
May 7th 1953: Ernest Bevin becomes British Prime Minister, promising to maintain the reforms of the Attlee government.
May 14, 1953: A bomb misfires in a busy street in Hanoi, State of Vietnam, the first such attack in several years. It sends the French into a panic, but the real culprits are a ragtag band of former Vietminh members.
June 7th 1953: Sweden, Norway and Denmark form the Nordic Council. A common labour market and free movement across borders without passport introduced.
June 8th - July 7th, 1953: The 1953 World Cup is held in Austria, the first to follow the new odd numbered years pattern. West Germany comes in first, and Austria comes in second. The hard fought battle, which resulted in a 4-3 final, would result in a rivalry between the two nations for the next decade.
October 3, 1953 - Earl Warren is appointed Chief Justice of the SCOTUS by President Harry Truman on the advice of his Vice President.
October 21st - November 19th, 1953: The 1953 NSL Championship is held. The Portland Pirates win their second cup title after a hard fought game against the Chicago Mafia, winning 2-0. The Roanoke Industry comes in third, and the Denver Peaks come in fourth.
March 1st, 1954: North Korean forces cross the 38th parallel on the South Korean holiday of Independence Day. North Korean forces cut through South Korean defenses and merely token force of American forces.
March 2nd 1954: Truman declares he will not allow another Poland and send more American forces to Korea from Japan. Moscow is quiet to all attempts of being told to reign much to the Wests frustration. Atomic threats are sent to Pyongyang to stop the advance in Korea by Washington. Moscow responds by saying if North Korea is attacked with nuclear weapons the Warsaw pact will retaliate.
March 3rd 1954: Doomsday clock set to 5 minutes to midnight.
March 8th 1954: Seoul falls after heavy fighting within the city itself. The northern half of South Korea is under North occupation.
March 12, 1954 - Alarmed by the fall of Seoul, the Republic of China invades North Korea.
March 25, 1954 - Douglas MacArthur leads UN Forces in the Landing of Incheon. Despite concerns, particularly MacArthur's recent bad health, the landing is an outstanding success.
April 22, 1954 - The United States Department of Energy and the Environment is created.
May 1st, 1954: Liberation of Seoul; Sun Myung Moon announces the liberation of Seoul, after launching a massive guerilla offensive...
May 5, 1954 - Syngman Rhee is assassinated by a North Korean spy following the Liberation of Seoul.
May 17, 1954: The Supreme Court declares segregation in schools unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education.
May 18, 1954: Every Southern federal legislator excepting Albert Gore and Lyndon Johnson and every Southern Governor sign a manifesto committing to "massive but lawful resistance" to desegregating the schools.
June 4, 1954: In defiance of Arkansas Governor Faubus' wishes, the Little Rock School Board votes narrowly to comply with the Supreme Court's decision. Angry segregationists mount a protest ending in violence and the death of two school board members.
June 8th, 1954: Ghostbusters film starring Dean Martin, Bob Hope, and Fred McMurray makes its hit debut....
June 21, 1954 - Kim Il-sung is killed by artillery attemping to flee Pyongyang. North Korea unconditionally surrenders. North Korea is put under joint administration of China and South Korea. Sun Myung Moon becomes President of South Korea, promising to reintegrate the North.
June 27, 1954 - The first nuclear power plant opens in the USSR. Harry Truman announces that the Department of Energy and Environment will focus on creating environmentally friendly power sources.
July 2, 1954 - After a popularity surge following the Korean War, Harry Truman announces plans for a Civil Rights Act by the end of his term.
July 4, 1954 - Upon advice from Albert Einstein, the US Department of Space is created. Harry Truman states that the United States will send man-made objects into space, followed by men, followed by landings on the Moon and Mars.
August 30, 1954 - The French Parliament ratifies the European Union Pact. The EU is planned to have a common currency, common military, and a common European parliament. The fledgling EU consists of Ireland, France, Italy, and the Benelux countries. Germany has expressed interest in joining, Britain less so.
September 19th, 1954: President Truman suffers a debilitating stroke which forces him to resign due to his incapacitation. Everett Dirksen becomes President. New President Everett Dickinson announces that he will spearhead efforts at space, international nuclear non-proliferation and the advancement of civil rights both in America and abroad.
September 20, 1954 - Li Zongren fails to persuade President Dickinson to retract Tibet from the United Nations. In the following dispute, Dickinson ends Marshall Aid to China, and Li Zongren cozies up to the USSR, recognizing the Uyghur and Mongolian SSRs.
October 20th 1954: The last war reparation payment from Finland, a batch of industrial machinery, delivered to the USSR. Relieved celebration in Finland for the completion of the debt. Prime Minister Tuomioja visits Moscow with a trade delegation to discuss bilateral economic issues.
October 21st - November 19th, 1954: The 1954 NSL Championship is held. The Roanoke Industry win their second cup title after a drama-filled battle against the Denver Peaks, winning 4-3. The Atlantic Crusaders come in third, and the Boston Union comes in fourth. The Pirates are nowhere to be seen.
November 1, 1954: A mass uprising in Algeria marks the start of the long-running insurgency in that colony.
November 2, 1954: Robert Kennedy is elected Republican Congressman for NY-26.
November 8th, 1954: Russian Liberation Army (RLA) guerillas detonate a car bomb in Moscow's Red Square, killing 12 people in the process...
December 21st, 1954: When Prophecy Failed by Mrs. Dorothy Martin of Chicago, Illinois, popularizes science fiction for women....
February 26th, 1955: National Association of Radio Broadcasters ban "racial music" ( jazz, and R&B music) out of fears of "inciting violence"....
March 19th, 1955: Carl Perkins introduces the world to "Rockabilly" in Tupelo, Mississippi, with his hit single "Turn Around"....
April 5, 1955 - As a provision to secure exclusive television contracts in the United States, the NHL announces the addition of six new teams as part of its new "Western Division" despite resistance from the Original Six. Los Angeles, Denver, St. Louis, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Seattle are awarded franchises.
The following teams begin playing in the 1955/56 season:
Los Angeles Blades
St. Louis Blues
April 20th, 1955: Sun Myung Moon sparks controvery after telling reporters that America has become a "den of iniquity" because of "its efforts to accommodate minorities."
June 3rd, 1955: Underground Broadcast of 1955; Disc jockeys Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti are arrested in San Francisco, California after reading from "Howl" as "obscene and disgusting"...
August 15th 1955: The Soviet and Finnish governments fail to agree the terms for returning the Porkkala area to Finland. The lease duration, however, is reduced from 50 to 20 years and the next date of possible lease renewal set in 1975.
August 18th, 1955: Singer Pete Seeger is arrested in Washington D.C., after calling the HUAC trials a "sham against the American people..."
August 30th, 1955: David Ankenbrandt publishes The Road (a.k.a. "the Blue Book") warning people of alien infiltration of the government...
September 3rd, 1955: Muhammad bin Laden, follower of Abd al Rahman al-Mahdi, announces an armed insurrection in Hamis Musayt, Saudi Arabia...
September 21st, 1955: In response to the banning of rock music and the arrest of Pete Seeger, the ship Delicious Melody begins broadcasting "race" music from their boat onto the coast, to circumvent the race music ban.
October 21st - November 19th, 1955: The 1956 NSL Championship is held. The Denver Peaks win their first cup title after a hard fought battle with Kansas City Cherokee. The New York Yanks come in third.
November 1st 1955: Finland joins the Nordic Council.
November 2nd, 1955: Sun Myung Moon announces the formation of 30 "Unification" centers across South Korea, sparking international attention and concern...
December 1st, 1955: With a reasonably large Majority Germany votes to join NATO by 1960.
December 6th, 1955: United Nations General Assembly adopts Resolution #917 calling for the Human Rights Commission to continue its investigation into the plight of "people of color" in the United States, sparking international controversy...
December 19th, 1955: "Blue Suede Shoes" single by Carl Perkins makes its hit debut in Tupelo, Mississippi...
December 25th, 1955: "Bucky of Venus" is broadcast nationwide as a Christmas special, warning people of the danger of nuclear war....
December 31st,1955: Abd al Rahman al-Mahdi seizes control of the government in Khartoum, Sudan proclaiming himself "Mahdi",....
January 1st, 1956: Duncan Sandys, currently working on a Defence White Paper is heavily mauled in an accident when he crosses a street in London and is hit by a bus. The White Paper will be delayed for more than six months and arrive at very different conclusion as Sandys was a fierce proponent of Rockets over manned aircraft, while the new person in charge wasn't.
January 7th, 1956: Chuck Levy and Virginia Maynard are called the "Robin Hoods of the Airwaves" after launching underground radio broadcasts in San Francisco, California...
February 29th, 1956: Russian Liberation Army (RLA) members led by Viktor Ilyinsky, take credit for the bombing of a marketplace in Aachen, Germany, sparking international attention....
March 21st, 1956: Carl Perkins performs on the Perry Como Show (NBC-TV) creating a music sensation...
April 11th, 1956: Singer Nat King Cole is killed after a white supremacist stabs him in Birmingham, Alabama, sparking national outrage; Also on this day, al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun launches an armed insurrection in Al-Karameh, Jordan, killing 8 people...
June 15th, 1956: African-American singer Paul Robeson is arrested in New York City, New York based on accusations that his music "incited violence"...
June 16th, 1956: Jaoa de Freitas Guimares of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil publishes The Lovers, popularizing science fiction in Brazil...
June 17th 1956: K.-A. Fagerholm, the President of Finland, on a tour of the US. Gives a speech in Minneapolis stating that his country is "a democratic nation interested in peace between all nations. We are arbitrators rather than competitors. The policy of Finland is true neutrality."
June 22nd 1956: The Midsummer Crisis. In a diplomatic note, the Soviet Union accuses Finland of "sliding towards the West" and reminds the Finnish government of its the FCMA Treaty obligations. Referring to the Treaty, the note further calls for joint military exercises of the Red Army and the FDF. Soviet troops in Porkkala put on high alert, as is the Finnish standing army. Fagerholm cuts his US tour short to return home to address the issue.
June 27th 1956: Under pressure, the Finnish government yields to the Soviet demand, raising international concerns about the Finnish position.
August 25th, 1956: Armed Services radio broadcasters ban "racial music" (jazz, R& B music) out of fears of "racial upheaval"....
September 4th, 1956: al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun bombs Central Bus Station in Cairo, Egypt, many suspect involvement by Abd al Rahman al-Mahdi....
October 10th, 1956: Fidel "the Mouth" Castro leads the Pittsburgh Pirates, beating the New York Yankees led by Don Larsen, 6-0, in Game 7 of the World Series at Forbes Field Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania....
October 21st - November 19th, 1956: The 1956 NSL Championship is held. The Roanoke Industry win their third Cup Title after a devastating victory over the Atlantic Crusaders, 3-0. The Minneapolis Gunners come in third.
November 6th, 1956: The Democratic Ticket of Estes Kefauver/Adlai Stevenson wins out against Robert Taft/Earl Warren.
November 11, 1956 - South Korea gains full control of North Korea, and Sung Myung Moon proclaims himself president of the United Republic of Korea.
November 27th, 1956: U.S. Secretary of State Howard Stassen complains that United Nations investigations into the plight of Negro-Americans are in violation of Article 2, paragraph 7 of the United Nations Charter, claiming that the matter is purely an "an internal matter"...
February 2nd, 1957: Jamboree film starring Carl Perkins, popularizes "Rockabilly" on a national basis.
February 24th, 1957: Russian Liberation Army (RLA) bomb the newspaper presses of PRAVDA, killing 18 people, sparking international attention...
February 25th, 1957: al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun detonates 3 bombs outside the British Embassy in Jerusalem...
March 1st, 1957: al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun bombs a TWA Boeing 707 in Frankfurt, Germany, 17 people killed....
12.03.1957: Elvis Presley is stationed in West Austria
March 26th, 1957: Pete Seeger is released from prison after months of protests against the HUAC trials occur in Washington D.C.,...
April 1957: In response to the Pravda bombings, Russian deployments in Poland increase, and mass along the German border.
May 1, 1957: The United States begins supplying Germany with heavy weaponry and advisors in event of Soviet invasion.
May 3rd 1957: The Finnish Defence Forces and the Red Army hold a joint exercise in Finnish North Karelia, with a mechanized brigade from both armies taking part. International observers note both the seemingly high readiness of the Finnish troops and the material superiority of the Soviets. The exercise, dubbed "Enduring Trust" (official) or "Badger 57" (Finnish unofficial) goes off almost without a hitch (even if 6 soldiers are hurt in a truck accident). Visiting Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev beams with satisfaction, next to the considerably sour Fagerholm. The Western press questions Finnish neutrality; the New York Times goes as far as call Finland "Warsaw Pact in all but name."
May 24th, 1957: Anti-foreigner riots erupt in Nanjing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Beijing, sparking international attention...
June 14, 1957: Yugoslavia formally joins the Third Way, calling for "The Free People of the World to resist all forms of imperialism, French or British, American or Soviet."
June 21, 1957: The Soviet Premier demands that weapons shipments to Germany be canceled. To enforce this, the Soviet Navy blocks the German North Sea and Baltic coasts.
June 30th 1957: A Anglo-American convoy escorted by HMS Vanguard, HMS Anson, USS Iowa and USS Missouri approaches the Soviet blockade line, with several British Carriers providing distant escort. The Soviet Commander on the scene repeatedly requests permission to open fire but when the Kremlin is made aware of the concentration of NATO naval power it is refused. The convoy unloads the next morning.
July 2nd, 1957: Edward R. Murrow, CBS-TV, dubs the naval group that broke the Soviet blockade the "Freedom Flotilla", sparking international attention...
July 22nd, 1957: Members of the Moro Liberation Front (MLF) fire on the American embassy in Manila, Philippines....
August 18th, 1957: Soviet Anatov-24 is hijacked by members of al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun in Cairo, with 101 passengers, is forced to fly to Khartoum....
September 11, 1957 - A few months old baby in the bin Laden family dies of influenza.
October 9th, 1957: Divine Principle by Young Oon Kim is published, serving as a nationalist manifesto by the government of Sun Myung Moon....
October 21st - November 19th, 1957: The 1957 NSL Championship is held. The Roanoke Industry win their fourth Cup Title after close match, beating the St. Louis Atomics 2-1. The Chicago Mafia comes in third.
October 31, 1957 - The ROC and UROK announce the founding of the Third Way, also known as the Non-Aligned Movement, intended to be neutral in the Cold War. The US withdraws Marshall Aid from the UROK.
December 21st, 1957: 3 members of al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun attack the international airport terminal in Athens, Greece, 14 injured, 2 killed...
December 25, 1957: Communists regain power in a military coup in Slovakia. The new government announces its withdrawal from NATO, and invites in Soviet forces to "restore order".
January 1st, 1958: Members of al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun take credit for a bomb placed outside the American consulate in Ankara, Turkey, injuring 3 people...
January 18th, 1958: Cloverfield directed by Ray Harryhausen makes its hit debut...
February 27th, 1958: Manhattan Project scientist Linus Pauling sparks controversy by voicing his objections to the "nuclear arms race" on the KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California....
March 4th, 1958: al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun and the Moro Liberation Front (MLF) kaunch an attack against the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines...
May 17, 1958: An attempted coup d'etat in Iraq by the army, though with generous support from the Soviets, fails due to British Intelligence officers forewarning the government. Increasingly, with the failure of clean coups to take out the monarchs that the people still really hate, the Arabs are turning to new ideologies that are ironically opposites: socialism and Islamism.
August 3rd, 1958: "Necoma of Venus" is broadcast nationwide, warning of the dangers of nuclear weapons...
October 21st - November 19th, 1958: The 1958 NSL Championship is held. The Chicago Mafia win their first cup 2-0 against the St. Louis Atomics, while the Roanoke Industry comes in third.
October 30th, 1958: The General Assembly adopted Resolution #1248 (XIII), condemning "Jim Crow" segregation, expressing, "regret and concern that the American Government has not yet responded to appeals of the General Assembly that it reconsider governmental policies which impair the right of all racial groups to enjoy the same rights and fundamental freedoms", sparking international controversy...
January 3, 1959: The Soviets withdraw from the Allied Commission on Austria.
January 12th, 1959: Eritrean nationalist leader Sheikh Khalil Muhammad Amer, launches an armed insurrection in Asmara, Ethiopia....
February 2nd, 1959: Buddy Holly's plane takes off from Mason City, Iowa and lands without incident in Moorhead, Minnesota
May 1, 1959 - The NHL adds the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Louisville Frontiersmen for the 1959/60 season.
June 10th 1959: Economist Milton Friedman first publishes his book "The Case for Capitalism". In the book, Friedman makes a case against the currant strong government intervention in the US economy and advocates a return Classical Liberal Economics as well as a volunteer military, freely floating exchange rates and a negative income tax among other things. The book is well received and will eventually influence the economic policy of many world leaders in the coming years.
July 12th, 1959: Ramon D. Bosquez, Arturo Gonzalez, and Wolfman Jack, begin broadcasting "race music" and "Rockabilly" from Ciudad Acuņa, Coahuila, Mexico for XERF-AM, sparking national attention...
13 July, 1959: Protests break out across Pakistan demanding either autonomy or independence.
14 July, 1959: In a meeting of Muslim League MPs, it is resolved that Pakistan should be independent. At 16:45 local time, Mohammad Ali Jinnah unilaterally proclaims Pakistan as an independent Commonwealth Realm from the Singh Government Science College in Karachi. Jinnah is sworn in as provisional Prime Minister (and becomes the first man to have been Prime Minister of two Dominions), and Alvin Cornelius becomes Governor-General.
15 July, 1959: Sheik Mujibur Rahman proclaims the independence of the Republic of Bengal in Calcutta, at 11:00 local time. An hour after the proclamation, Royal Indian Army units and pro-independence militias begin fighting in earnest.
16 July, 1959: Pakistan announces that it considers the eastern part of Bengal as part of its territory, and refuses to recognize Bengals independence. A demand is issued for all Royal Indian Army troops in Pakistan to either swear loyalty to the Pakistani government or withdraw to India.
23 July, 1959: After India refuses to withdraw its troops from Pakistani territory, PM Jinnah announces on the radio that the Commonwealth of Pakistan is in a state of war with the Indian Union. Hours later, Britain announces its recognition of Pakistan, and by 20:00 local time the United States does as well.
24 July, 1959: In the early hours of the morning, Mohammad Ali Jinnah dies at age 83. Liaquat Ali Khan becomes Prime Minister. Later that day, the newly-formed Royal Pakistani Army pushes Indian forces out of Karachi after a day of intense urban warfare.
August 24th, 1959: Jordanian Queen Mother Zien is killed in Madrid, Spain by al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun guerillas, sparking international attention
September 16th, 1959: Palestinean guerillas fire AK-47s into a group of tourists in Jerusalem, killing 5 Americans, sparking international attention..
October 21st - November 19th, 1959: The 1959 NSL Championship is held. The Minneapolis Gunners win their first title, who defeated the Roanoke Industry 3-1. The Atlantic Crusaders come in third.
November 2, 1959: The Soviet-backed People's Republic of Austria is proclaimed, with its capital in East Vienna and Johann Kopelnig as President. West Vienna still remains under Western Occupation.
November 17th, 1959: United Nations General Assembly adopts Resolution #1375 (XIV) on segregation. It is similar to the resolution of the previous year, except that it expressed "deep regret and concern"...
December 15th, 1959: The National Soccer League meets in Philadelphia to expand the league by 10 new teams. Teams in boldface have been added to the league.
1. New York Yanks
2. Roanoke Industry
3. Detroit Autos
4. St. Louis Atomics
5. Houston Fighters
6. Honolulu Sailors
7. Los Angeles Angels
8. Boston Union
9. Portland Pirates
10. Kansas City Cherokee
11. Denver Peaks
12. Chicago Mafia
13. Atlantic Crusaders (Atlantic City)
14. Minneapolis Gunners
15. Atlanta Dixie
16. Orlando Astros
17. Nashville Music
18. Las Vegas Casino
19. Seattle Sounders
20. Philadelphia Liberty
21. Austin Cowboys
22. Capitol Congressmen
23. Indianapolis Fusion
24. Phoenix Fire
December 31, 1959: The Western Allies allow the remainder of Austria to become independent as the Federal Republic of Austria with Salzburg as the temporary capital following reunification. In response Soviet and Austrian Communist troops cut off West Vienna from the outside world, cutting road access and communications lines.
January 1st, 1960: al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun guerillas attack the Kuwaiti Oil Company in Kuwait City, Kuwait, demanding an end to "foreign occupation..."
01.01.1960: The Federal Republic of Austria is founded. There are four states.
West-Vienna is officially not part of the Federal Republic of Austria.
01.01.1960: The Federal Republic of Austria starts with daily television broadcasts. There will be only one broadcaster: The "Österreichische Rundfunk" (ORF)
Broadcasts will be daily from 6pm untill 11pm and special afternoon broadcasts in West-Vienna,Salzburg and Kärnten. A day earlier the East-Austrians started their television-broadcasts. Their broadcaster is the "Österreichische Fernseh Funk."(ÖFF)
01.01.1960: Germany is calling for a emergency meeting of the Security Council to protest the West-Vienna blockade.
01.01.1960: Despite the blockade there is a festive New Year's Concert in Vienna which is broadcast in the whole of Western Europe and shown the next day in the US.The ÖFF is not allowed to broadcast it. As the concert is played in the Western-Part of Vienna.
January 2nd 1960. Robert F Kennedy dies of a heart attack. Rumours were flying that there were drugs involved, something denied by the Kennedy family. The post-mortem findings were not released to the general public however.
02.01.1960: The acting Bundestag of West-Austria sets a date for elections.
The date will be 02.02.1960.
There are three main parties in West-Austria:
* The first is the Österreichische Volkspartei/Austrian Peoples Party. A conservative catholic party who wants to join NATO as soon as possible as extra protection against the Soviets. Futhermore they want to adopt the German Social Free Economy. Their candidate is Julius Raab
* The Second is the Sozialistische Partei Österreich/Socialist Party of Austria. They want a Swedish style economy and absolute neutrality. Their candidate is Bruno Kreisky.
* The third party is the Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs/ Freedom Party of Austria. They want a unified Austria,Membership in the NATO and a free market economy.Their candidate is Friedrich Peter.
06.01.1960: In Germany,Switzerland,France,The Netherlands and Italy there are massive protests against the Soviets. The US and Britain start an airbridge to West-Vienna to ensure that no inhabitant of West-Vienna will starve or freeze.
02.02.1960: The first federal elections in West-Austria are held. The winner of the elections is the ÖVP. They gain an absolute majority. Julius Raab is the first chancellor of West-Austria.
12.02.1960: Start of the Winter Olympics in Oberhof (Thüringen,Germany) Austria will finish third after Norway and Germany
March 7th, 1960: African-American activist Felton Turner is lynched in Houston, Texas, with the letters KKK carved into his chest, sparking international attention....
March 10th 1960: The two British colonies of Southern and Northern Rhodesia and unified into simply Rhodesia in preparation for independence as a Dominion within the commonwealth
23.03.1960: West Austria participates at the Eurovision Songcontest and finishes second after Italy. As a gesture to the new state the Songcontest of 1961 will be held in Bolzano/Bozen in South-Tirol(Italy)
March 25th, 1960: Representatives of 29 African and Asian members requested an urgent meeting of the Security Council to consider "the situation arising out of the large-scale violence and killings against unarmed and peaceful demonstrators against racial discrimination and segregation in the United States".
01.05.1960: East Austria is admitted to the Warsaw Pact and introduces conscription. Julius Raab gives the famous "May Day Declaration" in which he openly announces that West-Austria will join NATO as soon as possible.
June 3rd, 1960: In an effort to normalize relations, Germany signs 'perpetual non-aggression' agreements with all of it's neighbours.
05.06.1960: Germany and West Austria and Israel are taking up diplomatic relations. Both nations had promised to apologize for the Holocaust in the Knesset in West Jerusalem and pay compensation to the victims.
17.06.1960: The workers and students of East Austria rise up against the government in East Vienna. The demands are freedom and reunification with the West. In the following days the East Austrian Army together with the Soviet Army crush the uprising with hundreds of arrests and the introduction of martial law in East Austria.
18.06.1960: Julius Raab flies to West Vienna to attend a rally in support of the people of East Vienna. June the 17th is declared the Day of Austrian Unity and made a public holiday in 1961.
21.09.1960: A band from Liverpool have their first TV appearance in Austria. Their names? Paul,John,George and Ringo also know as the Beatles. Altough the show is broadcast on ORF many East Austrian tune in.
November 8th, 1960: The Republican Ticket of Richard M. Nixon/Nelson Rockefeller wins over the Democratic Ticket of Estes Kefauver/Adlai Stevenson.
08.12.1960: The ORF starts a TV action called "Ein Wiener Geht Nicht Unter". Austrians are called upon to send greetings and foodparcels to West Vienna so that they know that the rest of West Austria thinks of them at Christmas.
21.12.1960: "Operation Santa Claus". Toys and Christmas Trees are flown in from Sweden and Germany to cheer the people of West Vienna up this Christmas.
22.12.1960: The government of East Austria and the Soviet Union announces a lift of the blockade of Western Vienna on 01.01.1961
01.01.1961: The first train from Salzburg arrives in West Vienna at noon.
01.01.1961: The end of the blockade means a New Years Concert in the snow watched by millions all over Western Europe. A new New Years tradition starts in east and west. The first live telecast of the Four Hill Tournament in Ski Jumping.
12.01.1961: Elvis has his final tour of West Austria and Germany
January 15th, 1961: African-American Robert F. Monroe calls for "All good Negro-Americans should carry their guns...." during a rally in Monroe, North Carolina....
05.04.1961: The French,the British,the US and the Soviets sign a transit treaty for West Austria enabeling them to visit West Vienna. There will be a special Transit Autobahn linking Salzburg with West Vienna and a new railroad between Klagenfurt and West Vienna. Not everything is being told to the Austrians. The treaty also allow East Austria to build a wall around West Vienna.
11.07.1961: FIFA World Cup in England: The finals in Wembley. Holland versus the USSR. Altough the USSR are the clear favourites Holland wins with 1-0.
13.08.1961: The East Austrians start building a wall around West Vienna. The president of East Austria calls this justified to protect East Austria against the western imperialists.
15.08.1961: Declaration of Bad Godesberg(Germany) Chancellor Adenauer and President de Gaulle declare that they will urge NATO to admit West Austria.
01.09.1961: Conscription is introduced in West Austria.
01.10.1961: Paul Henri Spaak,Secretary General of NATO declares that West Austria will be part of NATO as of 01.01.1962
October 3rd, 1961: al-Sadig al-Mahdi is named as "spiritual successor" to Abd al Rahman al-Mahdi in Khartoum...
January 21st, 1962: Disc Jockey Wolfman Jack is arrested in Del Rio, Texas for his "pirate broadcasts", sparking national attention....
May 29, 1962: The Los Angeles Blades become the first NHL expansion team to win the Stanley Cup in 3-2 upset to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
19.08.1962: President Nixon is mocked in the English speaking world for his speech in West Vienna. "Ich bin ein Wiener". I'm a Wiener. The People of West Austria however are pleased with his speech
October 19th, 1963: The Sci-Fi television show Vulcan makes it's hit debut, starring Sean Connery, Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford, Walter Koenig, Andria Sunderlan, and Leonard Nimoy.
October 31st, 1963: al-Sadig al-Mahdi seizes control of the government after Abd al Rahman al-Mahdi dies in Khartoum, Sudan, sparking international attention...
May 5, 1964: Due to increased interest in both the United States and Canada, the NHL adds two new franchises for each nation. The Manitoba Monarchs and Halifax Hurricanes, as well as the Minnesota North Stars and Atlanta Rebels begin play for the 1964-65 Season.
July 3rd, 1965: With several years delay, and using the unrest in the Soviet Union as a diversion, Germany quietly enters NATO without fanfare.
July 11th- July 30th, 1966: The World Cup of 1966 is being held in the Soviet-Union. The final is Brazil - Czechoslovakia. And Brazil wins with 3 - 1. Many West European nations do not attend the World Cup. Only Sweden and Ireland are present but do not get far
July 18th, 1966: Outrage among many East European nations as it has been announced that the World Cup 1974 will take place in West Austria.
September 8th, 1966: Kosmicheskaya Militsiya (a.k.a. "Cosmos Patrol") Soviet science-fiction series makes its debut, starring Vasily Dobraydushev...
March 22nd, 1967: Germany officially opts out of the MBT-70 Programme and starts development of what will become the Jaguar 2 Main Battle Tank.
May 15th, 1967: The British and German Ministries of Defence officially announce closer Cooperation in armaments. In the near term this means that Germany will buy the Hawker Harrier that the British are using on their CVA-01 Class for the Naval Aviation Branch of the Luftwaffe and as an Attack Aircraft, while the British participate in the MBT-70 programme, of which they will in the end use only the turret and with a British-made 120mm gun.
May 31st, 1967: Buddhist nun Master Cheng Yen achieves international fame after her international efforts to aid the poor and homeless in Shanghai are reported by American media...
July 13, 1967: Despite consistently strong performances in the playoffs, declining interest and ticket sale force the Seattle Bombers move to northern California to become the San Francisco Seals. Their showdown and win in the West Division finals against the Los Angeles Blades the following year sparks an intense rivalry that will later dominate the 1970s.
June 11th, 1968: After a crisis, a right-wing group seperates from the OVP in West-Austria. They call themselves the Einheit Partei Österreich (Unity Party Austria) and have a surprising main goal: re-unification with Germany. As advantages they use the idea that a German-backed Austria can increase pressure on East-Austria easier. Although initially distrusted, the EPÖ soon gains members, becoming a sizeable party in West-Austria.
20.08.1968: The Prague Spring does not find favour in the Soviet-Union. On this day Russia invades Czechoslovakia. This causes panic in West Austria and Germany.
21.08.1968: Massive demonstrations in Amsterdam,London,Berlin and West-Vienna against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
21.08.1968: The Soviet Union blocks the border between West-Austria and Czechoslovakia and between Germany and Czechoslovakia. This should end the stream of refugees to both countries.
30.09.1968: The third federal elections: The SPÖ of Bruno Kreisky win the elections and form a coalition with the Liberal FPÖ.
31.10.1968: The third Austrian Bundestag meet in West Vienna to vote the new chancellor. The meeting is disturbed by low flying MIG planes from East Austrian airforce. Kreisky becomes the new chancellor.
01.11.1968: A new German sci-fi show hits the airwaves. "Raumpatrol Orion". It's so popular that it becomes the first German TV show to be shown in the Soviet Union.
04.11.1968: The US elections: Gerald Ford versus Edward "Ted" Kennedy ends in a landslide majority for Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy.
01.01.1969: The ORF start with colour-television. Also a second channel is created. The US and Germany start with Radio Free Europe to bring the Western view on world events.
23.01.1969: President Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy declares that there will be an American on the moon before 1980.
12.02.1969: The international ski federation (FIS) introduces the Skiing Worldcup. The first edition is held in Zagreb(Yugoslavia) The big winner is Switzerland but Yugoslavia comes second. France comes in third.
March 20th, 1969: President Edward M. Kennedy calls for stronger Sino-American ties, during a speech in Beijing, China...
April 1, 1969: The NHL revives the Ottawa Senators franchise and adds the Washington Screaming Eagles for the 1969-70 Season. By the end of 1969 the teams in the NHL include.
San Francisco Seals (formerly Seattle Bombers)
Los Angeles Blades
Minnesota North Stars
St. Louis Blues
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Washington Screaming Eagles
June 3rd, 1969: Kosmicheskaya Militsiya (a.k.a. "Cosmos Patrol") Soviet science-fiction series makes its final broadcast, disappointing many Soviet fans of the series....
06.06 - 30.06 1969: FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The final is between Brazil and England. Brazil wins with 2 - 0.
June 9th, 1969: The action-adventure film Indiana Jones hits theaters, directed by George Pal, starring Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, and Suzanne Williams.
14.07.1969: President de Gaulle declares that he will step down as president of France. New elections are to be held in 1970.
20.07.1969: A Promise made by president Nixon comes true. The USA puts a man on the moon. Altough the USSR claims it's a propaganda stunt.
31.12.1969: The East Austrian ÖFF starts a second channel in full colour.
01.01.1970: Leonid Breznev gives a televised speech in which he warned Yugoslavia to return to the communist block or faces the consequences.
01.01.1970: On occasion of 10 years ORF,the Wiener Philharmoniker give their New Year's concert in Salzburg. In a New Year's speech Bruno Kreisky says that Austria and Germany will not be unified. According to the West Austrian constitution only a reunification with East Austria.
02.01.1970: The international train "Mediolanum" on route from Münich to Milan crashes with a local train in Trento. Due to extreme snow it takes hours to reach the crash site.
May 16th, 1970: Christian Science Monitor reports that the Chinese government is supporting Laotian, Burmese and Vietnamese guerillas through the sale of heroin...
07.04.1970: Local elections in Voralberg. The EPÖ and SPÖ both get 30%. The EPÖ goes in a coalition with ÖVP and FPÖ.
May 31st- June 21st, 1970: The World Cup of 1970 is being held in Argentina. The final is Argentina - The Netherlands. Argentina wins with 3-2 after Cruyff is sent off. The first red card in the history of a World Cup final.
June 6th, 1970: HMS Ark Royal and HMS Eagle, both of the CVA-01 or Ark Royal Class are put into service, replacing the older ships of the same name. Two of the escorting Type 82 Class Destroyers make a port visit in Kiel later that year, where German Naval Officials express interest in buying/building several to replace older WW2 Vintage German and American-built ships
08.06.1970: The first European Championship Football(soccer) is being held in Prague. The final is England - USSR. England wins with 4 - 1. West Austria and Germany boycot the tournament because East Austria is present.
08.09.1970: General elections in Germany: The SPD of Willy Brandt win the elections defeating Georg Kiesinger of the CDU. The SPD goes in coalition with the FDP.
01.12.1970: General elections in The Netherlands result in a surprizing win for the Liberal Party and the Social Liberal Party. Together with Labour they form a government. The first government without any Christian party in it.
05.12.1970: The Beatles announce they will break up in 1971
06.12.1970: President Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy and Leonid Breznev meet in Stockholm to discuss Vietnam,Yugoslavia and the reduction of nuclear weapons.
24.12.1970: Pope Paul XVI is heavily critized by Germany and France after granting an audience to General Franco of Spain and President Salazar of Portugal. The papal blessing is not shown on TV in Germany.
31.12.1970: The two channels of ORF are now called FS1 and FS2 and are allowed to show commercials except on Christmas Eve,Good Friday and on the Day of Austrian Unity.
01.05.1971: West and East Austria are both members of the UN.
October 25th, 1971: Republic of China threatens to leave the United Nations General Assembly during a conference in Geneva, Switzerland....
November 15th, 1972: U.S. State Department official Alfred W. McCoy exposes American knowledge of the Chinese opium/heroin trade throughout the Pacific Rim through the New York Times...
June 10th, 1973: Kuomingtang (KMT) official Lo Hsing Han is arrested in San Francisco, California transporting 59 lbs. of heroin....
February 15th, 1974: Amidst foreign pressure Kuomingtang officials announce the creation of the Independent Commission Against Corruption in Nanjing
Decmber 16th, 1978: Sino-American Split; United States and Republic of China break diplomatic relations, sparking tensions between the Cold War nations...
December 31st, 1978: Despite American diplomatic efforts the Chinese delegation leaves Washington D.C., sparking political infighting over "who lost China?"....
April 10th, 1979: Paris Peace Talks; U.S. and Chinese delegations meet secretly in Paris, France in an effort to pact up Cold War relations...
September 28th, 1986: Non-Kuomingtang (KMT) Party members launch the Democratic Progressive Party, sparking civil unrest and violence in Nanjing, China....
July 15th, 1987: State of Emergency declared; Kuomingtang (KMT) officials proclaim a "state of emergency" despite U.S. diplomatic efforts with China, sparking international controversy...
May 1st, 1991: The Period of National Mobilization for Suppression of the Communist Rebellion is formally ended in Nanjing, China...
As an addendum to my last post, since ITTL Elvis's health is no longer in increasing decline from a drug addiction, his career consequentially does not suffer like in OTL.
A comeback tour that doesn't actually suck (seriously, his comeback tour in OTL '74 really showed how the drugs messed him up), to start with. Maybe he even ends up find happiness with a much better wife than Priscilla Beaulieu.
Here are some fun PODs that just came to mind:
August 14th, 1945: H.G. Wells, upon hearing of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, proclaims,"We are on a path towards destruction..." voicing his opposition to nuclear warfare in London, England...
October 20th, 1945: Barcelona Insurrection; "El Quico" and two other anarchist guérillas, Jaime "Abisinio" Pares Adán & Juan "Roget" Salas Millķn, launch an armed insurrection against the Franco government in Barcelona...
May 27th, 1947: Enrique Marco Nadal launches a series of bombings in Madrid, Spain against the Franco, government...
July 27th, 1947: Spanish guerillas representing the Federaciķn Anarquista Ibérica (FAI) call for funding of their movement in Paris and London, sparking controversy...
February 21st, 1948: Movimiento Libertario de Resistencia (M.L.R.) led by Liberto Sarrau proclaim a new insurrection, during a radio broadcast from Madrid, Spain...
June 26th, 1948: Argentinean Raul Carbeillera launches an insurection in Madrid, Spain, further destabilizing the Franco regime...
July 26th, 1948: Battle of Montjuich; Rebel forces led by Raul Carbeillera proclaim victory in claiming the "liberated village" of Montjuich, Spain...
December 12th, 1948: Antonio Ortiz, with Primitivo Gomez and José Perez, successfully assassinate Generalissimo Franco in Madrid, Spain....
Here are some PODs to show where I am taking Southeast Asia:
January 30th, 1968: U.S. State Department announces withdrawal of the U.S. 7th Fleet out of South China Sea, in an effort to allow China to invade Communist Indonesia...
August 11th, 1969: After Chinese Kuomingtang (KMT) placed 580,000 troops on Java and 150,000 troops on Bali, in an effort to begin building defensive structures and Indonesia began shelling Chinese installations on Bali.
September 3rd, 1969: Indonesia forces begin the "liberation" of Bali, despite warnings of support for the Chinese by the Kennedy administration, forcing a massive evacuation by November....
September 11th, 1973: White House officials announce support for Chinese forces, after Indonesian forces report shelling of Bali and Java by Chinese naval forces, sparking tensions throughout the Pacific Rim...
June 4th, 1975: Chinese naval vessels launch 500 shells at Java and Bali, sparking riots and civil unrest in those regions....
July 21st, 2010: Chinese naval forces launch missiles 85 miles of the coast of Java and Bali, in an effort to demonstrate a "show of force"....
March 10th, 2011: American officials scold the Chinese government for "reckless provocations" against Indonesia in Nanjing, China...
Another switch in the ATL is that Japan actually apologizes for its war crimes during World War II:
December 16th, 1957: Prime Minister Kishi Nobusuke announces his government's apologies for war crimes committed against Asian nations, during a speech in Tokyo, Japan...
June 22nd, 1965: Japanese Foreign Minister Shiina Etsusaburo meets with Chinese, Korean and Filipino leaders to express his nation's apology for the Second World War in Nanjing, China....
September 29th, 1972: Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka announces a political and military alliance with the Republic of China in Nanjing, China...
September 4th, 1987: Opening of the Asian Holocaust Memorial in Los Angeles, California, in remembrance of war crimes committed by Imperial Japan during the Second World War...
April 1st, 1989: First particpant in the Japanese Holocaust Memorial Service takes place in Osaka, Japan, sparking international attention...
December 22nd, 1990: United States Asian Holocaust Memorial Museum is openned on the National Mall in Washington D.C.,...
April 15th, 1994: Museum of Chinese Heritage, in remembrance of the Asian Holocaust, is dedicated in San Francisco, California...
I have changed the history of the Pacific Rim to a considerable degree. One thing we definitely need is some PODs regarding pop culture for the ATL. We don't know what happened to music, religion, television or even comic books...
Here are some random PODs to make sure that things remain strange:
July 17th, 1971: David Nolan (R-CO) is elected to takeover the Republican National Committee in Washington D.C., calling for a more libertarian platform...
December 11th, 1971: Republican National Committee meets led by John Hospers (R-CA) and David Nolan (R-CO) to chart the new course for the GOP in Denver, Colorado...
August 21st-23rd, 1972: John Hospers (R-CA) and Tonie Nathan (R-VA) are selected as the candidates for the Republican Party nomination in Miami, Florida, amidst great protest and controversy...
August 16th-19th, 1976: Roger MacBride (R-NY) and David Bergland (R-CA) win the Republican Party nomination in Kansas City, Missouri, sparking national attention...
November 7th, 1978: Ed Clark (R-CA) wins the gubernatorial race in Sacramento, California; Dick Randolph (R-AK) leads the electoral takeover of the State Assembly in Juneau, Alaska....
Here are some PODs to show that the United States is not the same place as OTL:
August 4th, 1962: Martin Luther King Jr. is placed under arrest in Birmingham, Alabama, after being accused of trying to "leave the country" for conference in London, England...
November 6th, 1962: United Nations General Assembly adopts Resoution #1761, creating the Special Committee on Segregation in the United States of America, is formed in Geneva, Switzerland....
April 2nd, 1963: Special Committee on Segregation in the United States holds its first meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, much to the embarassment of the Nixon administration....
August 18th, 1964: United States is banned from the Summer Olympics due to its segregation policies, sparking embarassment for the administration,...
November 12th, 1974: Soviet Union proposes the suspension of the United States from the United Nations Security Council for its continued segregation policies, during a conference in New York City, New York...
November 9th, 1976: United Nations General Assembly passes 10 resolutions condemning the racial and social policies of the United States as "illegitimate" in New York City, New York....
September 12th, 1977: African-American leader Jesse Jackson dies after being tortured for several hours by police in Birmingham, Alabama.....
Say, what's the summary on how different the Arab-Israeli conflict is in TTL?