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75 Years: A Collaborative Timeline

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With the aid of Gosing, West Virginia Rebel, and many others, we have created another alternate timeline:

The Thirties and Forties

January 1st, 1935: The first Orange Bowl. After a tight game, the University of Miami wins 31-28 after a last-minute field goal.

January 4, 1935: In an extraordinary series of events, Bruno Hauptmann, the murderer of Charles Lindbergh Jr., is mowed down by a man by the name of David Sers. Sers claims that he did it "in vengeance", and is supported by a surprising number of common Americans.

January 7, 1935: The Franco-Italian Pact is signed in Rome. Essentially giving the Italians a free reign in Abyssinia, the Pact marked the beginning of a new era of Franco-Italian friendliness.

January 21st 1935: Babe Ruth is given the Job of being Manage for the Boston Braves

March 3rd, 1935: Albert Einstein mysteriously dies in his sleep in a mansion in Albania, a mere day before he would have traveled to the United States.

March 7th 1935: Judge Landis, Commisoner of MLB dies of a Heart Attack.

May 24th 1935: The Lights go out At Crosley Field. The Night Game is a Failure

June 4, 1935: The Anglo-German Naval talks don't begin well, with the British delegate, Sir John Simon, walking out.

June 5, 1935: The talks resume, with the British Cabinet opting to accept the 35:100 tonnage ratio that the Germans had demanded. Unfortunately, the news of the British deferrence to germany is leaked to the newspapers, and the story is met with anger from much of the British populace.

November 7th 1935: Bill Veeck Jr. Age 20 buys the Bankrupt Boston Braves


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February 7th, 1936: Richard Nixon marries Ola Florence Welch, daughter of a local police chief.

February 16, 1936: The center-right to far-right National Front in Spain wins a narrow majority in general elections. Gil Robles (CEDA) becomes Prime Minister in a coalition government.

February 18th-20th, 1936: Bombay Mutiny; Madan Singh and M.S. Khan launch a mutiny aboard the HMS Talwar in Bombay, India; spreeading from Karachi to Calcutta, leading to the capture of 78 ships and 20 shore establishments, involving 20,000 sailors...

March 25th, 1936: Subhas Chandra Bose condemns Germany, Japan, United States and Great Britain with "institutionalized racism" during a radio address in New Delhi, India....

August 30th, 1936: American triplets John McCain Jr, Jerry McCain, and Jim McCain are born.

November 6th, 1936: Henry Ford is elected the Governor of Michigan, he gives ownership of his company to his grandson, Henry Ford II. Also on this date, Howard Phillips Lovecraft is elected to the House of Representatives.

November 25th, 1936: Anthropologist Joseph Campbell is named editor-in-chief of Amazing Stories in New York City, New York...

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July 7th, 1937: Beijing Outbreak; avian influenza outbreak occurs in Beijing, China; Japanese forces declare martial law over the region...


August 13th, 1937: Japanese troops fire on demnstrators in Shanghai, China over massive restrictions placed on Chinese residents...

September 2nd, 1937: Editor Joseph Campbell names Louise Westergaard, chief artist for Amazing Stories

September 15th, 1937: Eva Braun marries Adolf Hitler.

October 23rd, 1937: Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons warns of the need to quaratine against Chinese refugees, before Parliament in Sydney, Australia...

December 13th, 1937: Japanese troops announce that the national capital of Nanjing, China is being placed under quarantine, sparking international attention....


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February 19th, 1938: The Heisenberg Affair comes to a head as Werner Heisenburg is stoned to death in the streets of Munich.

April 17th, 1938: Paul Harteck is killed a tragic car accident in Hamburg.

May 5th, 1938: An extremely pregnant Eva Braun takes a trip to America. She then announces she is leaving Hitler and staying in America.

May 17th, 1938: Richard Nixon joins the FBI, with encouragement from his wife.

June 9th, 1938: Bombing of Zhengzhou; Japanese military forces announce the strategic aerial bombardment of Zhengzhou, as a "quarantine measure", killing thousands of people...

June 19th, 1938: Emmaline Hitler is born in America.

August 2nd 1938: a woman strips nude and burns her clothes on the lawn of the white house to protest "Gender inequality".

August 19th, 1938: Young Fidel and Raul Castro migrate with their family to New York City.

November 5th, 1938: Robert A. Heinlein (D-California) is elected to the United States Congress. Henry Ford (R) is loses re-election in Michigan, to the Democratic candidate of William Comstock.

November 7th, 1938: Herschel Grynszpan is denied entrance to the German embassy in Paris. Ernst vom Rath goes home unharmed, as he's not shot by Grynszpan.

November 9th, 1938: The Nazi leadership celebrates the 15th anniversary of the attempted Beer Hall Putsch.

December 23, 1938 - After first synthesizing LSD the previous year, Dr. Albert Hofmann accidentally ingests an unknown amount of the compound, discovering its hallucinogenic properties.

December 28th, 1938: Wang Jingwei reports to the world that Japanese military forces have created mass graves throughout northern Manchuria...

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May 3rd, 1939: All- India Forward Bloc led by Subhas Chandra Bose comes to power in New Delhi, India demanding independence from Great Britain...

October 24th, 1939: Japanese military forces announce a "quarantine" of Nanning, China amidst reports of pandemic rates of avian influenza....

November 9th, 1939: A New America political manifesto by Howard P. Lovecraft calls for "racial hygiene" is published...

September 1, 1939: Nazi Germany invades Poland

September 12th, 1939: The remnants of the Polish government surrender to the German troops. After the quick victory, the term "Blitzkrieg" becomes known to a global audience.

October 12th, 1939: Pope Pius XII issues the encyclical "Humani Generis Unitas" condemning racism and anti-Semitism, as contrary to the "body of Christ" during a mass in Rome, Italy....

November 7th, 1939: An accident occurs, and the Soviet Union's first cyclotron explodes, killing, among others, Igor Kurchatov.

November 28th, 1939: Germany starts its invasion through the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg, to bypass the French Maginot Line.

December 6th, 1939: The Battle of Amsterdam starts, which will become one of the bloodiest battles in the Second World War. The Dutch defenders defend their capital with sheer determination, despite having worse equipment than the German attackers.

December 11th, 1939: The first German troops reach the outskirts of Paris, but the planned attack on Paris is delayed because of bad weather.

December 13th, 1939: The Belgian government as well as the Belgian royal family flee to Belgian Congo.

December 19th, 1939: The Battle of Paris begins, but due to the delayed attack, the French had enough time the defend themselves. By this time, Germany is engaged in two major battle in cities. The Battle of Amsterdam and the Battle of Paris.

December 27th, 1939: The last French divisions in Paris capitulate to the German troops. The rather quick capitulations earn the French their designation as "cheese eating surrender monkeys".

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January 15th, 1940: SS-Officers as well as high ranked members of the NSDAP discuss the possibility of "taking the Jewish problem of out Europe". Some officers suggest setting up death camps, but these plans are rejected as being "too insane". The remaining troops and officers who fight for the "Free France" flee to North Africa, whilst the Vichy regime takes control of Southern France, while collaborating with Nazi Germany.

March 23rd, 1940: The Battle of Amsterdam finally ends, with roughly 80% of Amsterdam being destroyed, thousands of dead people, and much more refugees. But the Dutch people have earned the respect of the world-wide public, and some refugees who land in Dover are greeted as heroes.

May 9, 1940: A squadron of German bombers mistakenly bombs Dublin. 500 civilians are killed, about one thousand are injured.

June 10, 1940: Italy reaffirms its neutrality in the European war following Germany's invasion of France

June 14, 1940: The Republican government of Spain declares war on Germany, ending its official neutrality; Portugal declares war on Spain in support of Germany in response...

June 17th, 1940: German troops, along with some French troops loyal to the Vichy regime march into Spain. While the combined German-French forces take care of Northern Spain, Portuguese troops enter Southern Spain.

June 22nd, 1940: Nagpur Declaration; Indian National Congress led by Subhas Chandra Bose issues a declaration of national independence in Nagpur, India...

July 2nd, 1940: Calcutta Riots; British forces crackdown on Indian independence movement, ordering the arrest of Indian National Congress leaders; 435 people killed in riots nationwide...

July 20, 1940: British authorities declare martial law throughout the Raj. Viceroy Lord Linlighthow meets with two men he hopes will be leaders of postwar India- Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Vallabhai Patel.

July 3, 1940 - The Vichy Fleet at Mers-el-Kebir mutinies and joins the Allies.

September 14, 1940: In one of his first major speeches before Congress, Representative Robert A. Heinlein (D-California) denounces the newly passed Selective Service Act as unconstitutional.

November 5, 1940: Franklin Roosevelt is elected to an unprecedented third term as President over Republican nominee Charles A. Lindbergh of Michigan.

November 6th, 1940: Henry Ford is re-elected the Governor of Michigan.

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January 13, 1941: In the aftermath of the New Fourth Army Incident, the Communist Party announces its alliance with the Japanese...

January 21st, 1941: Joseph Campbell, editor of Amazing Stories announces a series of stories to drum up support for the Allied cause in New York City, New York...

June 4th, 1941: Chinese refugees are blocked entry by Japanese troops into Korea, sparking concerns of pandemic.....

June 25, 1941: A. Philip Randolph organizes a March on Washington to emphasize civil rights for African Americans. Eleanore Roosevelt addresses the crowd in support of their cause.

September 1, 1941: Hitler and Stalin meet in Lublin, Nazi occupied Poland, to solidify agreements of neutrality, etc

September 3, 1941 - John F Kennedy is rejected from the US Navy due to cronic back problems

November 1, 1941: "Over The Hill Army" March on Washington to protest continuation of Selective Service Act; the group is made up of current and former soldiers whose promised release after twelve months was denied in response to the ongoing situation in Europe.

December 1, 1941: President Roosevelt asks Amelia Earhart to participate in a recruiting drive for the newly formed Civil Air Patrol. Also on this day, Admiral Yamamoto is able to convince the Emperor that the attack on Pearl Harbor is not as advantageous as predicted.

December 7, 1941: The first outbreak of avian influenza occurs in a suburb of Sapporo, Japan. It is immediately quarantined

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January 20th, 1942: Nazi leaders meet at Wannsee in Berlin, to determine the "Madagascar Plan". According to these plans, all European Jews are to be shipped to the Island of Madagascar, as soon as the war is over. But for the time being, they are to be seperated from the "Aryans". Subsequently, European Jews are put into Ghettos.

February 7th, 1942: The first Ghetto in Berlin is erected. All Jews from Berlin, as well as from Eastern Germany are quartered in that Ghetto. Soon, Ghettos in Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Vienna and Warsaw follow.

February 8, 1942: The Emperor of Japan wishes to engage in dialogue with President Roosevelt for ending the embargo.

February 10, 1942: The IJA is suffering Massive supply problems, effectively forcing a peace with the United States. Japan agrees to withdraw from Mainland China but keep Manchukuo. Japan also withdraws from the Tripartite Pact. The United States continues oil shipments on a provisional basis.

February 19, 1942: Pearl Harbor Conference: President Roosevelt meets with Japanese Prime Minister Mitsumasa Yonai as a representative of the Emperor to discuss the lifting of the oil embargo.

February 22nd, 1942: Sittong River Mutiny; Captain Sam Manekshaw, 8th Chief of the British Army in India launches an armed insurrection against British occupation along the Sittong River, Burma...

April 1, 1942: The DuMont Television Network begins broadcasting.

April 26th, 1942: Twins Joe McCain and Jillian McCain are born.

May 21, 1942 - The US declares war on Germany after U-69 sinks SS Robin Moor in Liberian waters.

June 7, 1942: Tojo resigns as War Minister in protest over the Pearl Harbor Agreement with the United States...

August 7, 1942 - The 1st Marine Division is the first American unit to arrive in Britian.

August 19, 1942 - Operation Rutter is a mild success. Dieppe falls to the Allies for 10 hours before the raiding force retreats.

September 18th, 1942: Pope Pius XII issues a massive condemnation of efforts by German officials to round up Jewish people during a radio address from Rome, Italy....

October 13, 1942: Nikola Tesla successfully persuades the US War Department to fund his experimental teleforce projector.

November 6th, 1942: Henry Ford is re-elected as governor of Michigan.

November 7, 1942: Republicans retake the House, 221-211. Joe Martin replaces Sam Rayburn as Speaker.

December 20th, 1942: Calcutta Bombing; Thousands are killed after British military forces begin the strategic bombing of Calcutta, India....

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January 18, 1943: Berlin Ghetto Uprising begins...

January 29, 1943 - The Berlin Ghetto Uprising is finally crushed.

May 20, 1943 - Stanislaw Ulam is recruited by DARPA.

April 15th, 1943: Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, Alan Greenspan, Allan Blumenthal, Harry Kalberman, Elayne Kalberman, and Joan Mitchell establish the "Objectivist" (e.g. OTL's libertarian) movement in New York City, New York....

April 19, 1943 - The Allies successfully weaponize the hallucinogen LSD-25.

May 4th, 1943: Seeing that an occupation of Madagascar is unlikely, the Nazi government sets up the "permanent seperation between Non-Aryans and Aryans." By now, Non-Aryans include Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals but also Socialists, Communists and any other people who resisted Nazi Germany. All these people are put into their local Ghetto. By now, almost every city in Germany has its own Ghetto. The biggest Ghetto in Germany is in Berlin, with over 500.000 inhabitants.

June 3, 1943: Zoot Suit Uprising in Los Angeles, other U.S. cities...

July 26, 1943 - J. Robert Oppenheimer is made head of the newly created DARPA. His first act is to make Tesla's teleforce projector the primary project and cuts funds to the Trinity Project. All plans for an atomic bomb are put on the backbuner.

August 11, 1943: Viceroy Linlighthow requests Dominion status be granted to India postwar "to assuage rising republican sentiment and keep India within the Imperial orbit." An enraged Prime Minister Churchill is only narrowly dissuaded by Eden from dismissing the Viceroy on the spot.

September 3, 1943: Greek Civil War begins with Communist/fascist factions being supported by the Soviet Union and Germany and rival groups being supported by the Allies. Also on this day, the Allies invade Sardinia.

September 13th, 1943: German SS agents assassinate Pope Pius XII in Rome, sparking international condemnation against the Third Reich...

September 14, 1943: In response to news of the Pope's assassination, Catholic activists in Spain launch an uprising against Axis occupation forces.

September 19, 1943: The Great Spanish Uprising is crushed by German forces. Rebels in the Portuguese zone of occupation are merely imprisoned; those under German captivity are summarily shot or shipped to concentration camps, leading to as many as 250,000 deaths, many of whom are parish priests. Resistance recruitment increases dramatically in response.

October 15th, 1943: Health officials report that c. 3.0 million people have died due to British blockades on trade, during a press conference in New Delhi...

October 28, 1943: The U.S. Navy demonstrates experimental anti-radar stealth technology aboard the USS Eldridge at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

November 19th, 1943: John F. Kennedy becomes an Army Engineer, while stationed in Panama he meets Navy pilot George H.W. Bush, who would become his life long friend.

December 12th, 1943: Reports of avian influenza are reported in Seoul and Pyongyang, Korea, sparking a major health crisis for the region...

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January 8th, 1944: French officials in Indochina report an outbreak of avian influenza in Hanoi, Cam Ranh Bay, and Saigon...

January 19th, 1944: British officials report a spread of avian influenza into Hong Kong, despite health precautions, calling for quarantine, sparking international attention....

February 2nd, 1944: Health officials in Jakarta, Indonesia report outbreaks of avian influenza in 11 provinces...

February 3, 1944: Robert F. Kennedy passes his flight aptitude test in Maine, and begins training as a P-51 pilot at Maxwell Field

April 1st, 1944: Battle of Jessami; Indian troops seize Jessami, despite heavy British resistance, sparking international attention...

May 6, 1944-Gahndi dies in Bombay of complications from malaria, causing national outrage...(this almost happened in real life as he was released due to failing health and IMO it actually makes more sense than having him tortured).

June 4, 1944 - The Allies simultainiously land at Pas-de-Calais and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

June 5, 1944: Mass protests erupt in Manila over rumors that the US may extend indirect rule by statute.

June 20, 1944: John F. Kennedy is promoted to Captain and receives command of an engineering battalion.

June 22nd, 1944: Battle of Kohima; 10,674 people are killed in Kohima, Nagaland, India after Indian National Army (INA) and British forces clash...

June 28, 1944-The Republican Convention nominates Henry Ford of Michigan for President and Robert A. Taft of Ohio for Vice President.

July 3rd, 1944: Battle of Imphal; 81,379 people are killed in Imphal, Manipur, India, Indian National Army (INA) forces annnounce a "decisive victory"...

July 20, 1944-An attempted coup against the Japanese Emperor led by former War Minister Tojo fails.

July 29th, 1944: Ayn Rand Institute is established in New York City, New York in na effort to promote "Objectivist" thinking...

August 12, 1944-Joseph Kennedy, Jr. is awarded the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal for actions taken during Operation Aphrodite, a classified bombing mission over Germany. Colonel Elliot Roosevelt, son of President Roosevelt, who was assigned to film the operation, is posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross after his de Havilland Mosquito is shot down during the mission.

August 27, 1944 - The Allies first enter into Spain. There are still Axis pockets in the southwest of France. The US 1st Marine Division are the first Allied unit into Spain.

September 1, 1944 - Allied High Command decides that British forces will invade Northern Germany, while the Americans take the South.

September 17, 1944-Operation Market Garden begins...

September 25, 1944-Operation Market Garden concludes with the Battle of Arnhem...

September 26, 1944- Free Dutch forces liberate Amsterdam; Anne Frank and her family are among those liberated in Amsterdam.

October 3, 1944 - The Americans take Aachen. Two American amry groups pour into Germany.

Octocber 21, 1944 - US Marines and Spanish forces link up and encircle Madrid.

October 22 1944: In Madrid, Resistance members assault the German garrison headquarters. Resistance leader and Prime Minister Robles, back from an English exile and landed behind allied lines, calls for a general uprising in Madrid.

October 31, 1944 - The German Halloween Offensive punches an 27-mile gap between US and British Forces.

November 1, 1944: Most of Madrid is under Resistance control by morning. By the late afternoon, the commander of the German garrison surrenders to Resistance forces.

November 2, 1944: The head of the Spanish government-in-exile, Gil Robles, enters the city in triumph.

November 6th, 1944: Henry Ford is re-elected as governor of Michigan.

November 12, 1944 - ANZAC forces link up with the Americans after the Halloween Offensive.

December 8th, 1944: Adolf Hitler is diagnosed with the Weak Plague.

December 18, 1944 - Spain is finally clear of Axis forces. With all her troops pushed back across the border, Portugal surrenders to the Allies.

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January 10 - Febuary 2, 1945 - A German counter offensive is stopped by Canadian troops.

January 12, 1945 - British troops land in Denmark.

January 18, 1945 - Charles De Gaulle is killed by a sniper while visting the Free French forces on the frontline. The Provisional French Government declares a day of morning.

February 4-11, 1945-Yalta Conference as in OTL, the main difference is the participation of France. The Allies meet to discuss the future of Germany under Allied occupation, Russia's continued neutrality, and free elections in Poland.

February 12, 1945: Robert F. Kennedy is commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the USAAF and is assigned as a Mustang pilot to the 357th Fighter Group at RAF Leiston.

March 2, 1945 - Denmark is liberated.

April 22, 1945-Albert Speer assassinates Adolph Hitler during their final meeting together in Berlin. Hopes for a quick end to the war are dashed, however, when Joseph Goebbels assumes command of the Nazi regime and refuses to surrender.

April 27, 1945 - American forces under Gen. Matthew Ridgway enter Austria.

May 2, 1945-Following Hitler's assassination, Russia pulls out of its treaty with Germany and declares itself neutral...

May 3-11, 1945 - Upon hearing news of Hitler's death, the Polish Underground seize key German barracks and supply centers in Warsaw, and drive all German forces from the city. The understrength German units are unable to retake Warsaw.

May 9, 1945 - Operation Grand Slam. 35 Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron drop ground-penetrating earthquake bombs on Joseph Goebbels' commander center. Goebbels and most of the staff are killed. The Nazis are again leaderless.

July 17-August 2, 1945-Potsdam Conference. France and Poland are to receive the bulk of reparations from Germany and Russia, respectively. The Soviet Union is to respect Poland's sovereignty (this might change during the Cold War-a postwar invasion, perhaps).

July 20, 1945 - The first large scale use of LSD-25 allows Allied troops to advance with few casualties and large numbers of German Prisoners.

July 27, 1945: Churchill's Tories are defeated by Attlee's Labour Party 365 to 213. Churchill remains Leader of the Opposition.

August 1, 1945 - The 1st Nuclear Fission Power Plant goes online at DARPA's Manhattan Facility, southeast of Socorro, New Mexico. Initial output put is addequete for Tesla's needs. Project Apollo, the construction and testing of Tesla's teleforce projector, begans.

August 6, 1945 - Allied troops reach the outskirts of Berlin.

August 8, 1945 - Large scale German resistance ends. Albert Speer finally takes control of what is left of the Nazi government after being backed by the remnants of Rommel's army and the Berlin Volkstrum.

August 9-16, 1945: Martial law is declared in Manila, Philippines due to several mass protests that degenerate into riots.

August 13, 1945 - Albert Speer's government formally surrenders to Allied High Command in Berlin.

August 17, 1945: Lieutenant Kennedy downs 3 FW-190s on a sweep over Northern Germany, becoming an ace with a kill total of 7. Also on this day, Former Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis is elected leader of the Canadian Conservative Party and becomes Leader of the Opposition.

August 22, 1945-Subhas Chandra Bose returns from the Soviet Union to announce a new treaty of friendship with the Indian National Congress and to officially declare India's independence from Great Britain...

September 2, 1945: WW2 ends with the formal surrender of Germany. General Dwight D. Eisenhower accepts the surrender for the Allies in Berlin. Also on this day, President Wheeler recognizes the Viet Minh government in Saigon under Ho Chi Minh, bringing Vietnam into the American orbit.

September 6, 1945-The Peoples' Republic of Korea is established under Yuh Woon-Hyung following the final withdrawal of Japanese occupation forces in accordance with the Pearl Harbor Agreement.

September 7th, 1945: Subhas Chandra Bose establishes the General Staff in New Delhi, India to serve as a "government-in-exile" against the Allied-backed government...

October 18, 1945-The Nuremberg Trials begin. Anne Frank is among those who testify about abuses committed by Germany in the Netherlands.

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January 17th, 1946: United Nations Security Council is formed in London, England; Brazil is included as a member, at the request of the Wheeler administration...

January 30th, 1946: Soviet leaders begin the deployment of "military advisors" to aid the Soviet backed regime in Tehran...

February 22, 1946-That's All Right, Mama, by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, is released as a single...

April 4th, 1946: United Nations Resolution #3; United States, Brazil, Great Britain, and France condemns Soviet occupation practices in Tehran

June 20, 1946: Richard Nixon is promoted to SAC of the FBI's Los Angeles Division.

July 16, 1946: Tesla's teleforce projector is successfully tested southeast of Socorro, New Mexico.

August 16th-19th, 1946: Battle of Calcutta; 50,000 people killed, mainly civilianms after British forces launch a massive offensive against Indian National Army (INA) forces....

August 17, 1946: Robert Kennedy is honorably discharged from the USAAF with the rank of 1st Lieutenant, with a DFC and DSO to his credit.

September 1946: Kennedy resumes his undergraduate studies at Harvard. George H.W. Bush, discharged from the USN with the rank of Lieutenant (SG) resumes his studies at Yale University.

September 3rd, 1946: Sayyid Jafar Pishevari and Pesheva Qazi Muhammad overthrow the government in Tehran, Iran in a Soviet-backed coup....

September 20, 1946: In Salisbury, Rhodesia, an outbreak of pneumonia-like symptoms breaks out among the African population, where medical personnel see signs that they immune systems are compromised. Quarrantine is not imposed for another month.

October 10th, 1946: Anti-Muslim riots erupt in Noakhali and Tippera after RSS officials report British plans to partition the country along sectarian lines....

November 6th, 1946: Henry Ford is elected as the Senior Senator for Michigan.

November 8th, 1946: The Democrats take back the house, Representative H.P. Lovecraft is voted Speaker of the House. Also on this date, Strom Thurmond is elected governor of South Carolina.

November 16th, 1946: Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies, Vice President Burton K Wheeler becomes President.

November 27th, 1946: RSS leader Bharat Ratna cites the hypocrisy of the British and American-backed Prime Minister Vallabhai Patel citing the 1943 blockade of India; the 1942 strategic bombing of Calcutta; and the 1944 death of Mohandas Gandhi at the "hands of British captors"....

December 19th, 1946: INA troops launch attacks against British troops in Bombay, Calcutta, and New Delhi....

December 24, 1946-Preston Tucker is hired by Ford to design its first postwar car.

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January 10th, 1947: San Francisco, California is chosen as the site for the construction of the United Nations Headquarters...

March 3, 1947-Bill Monroe releases a "Country boogie" version of "Blue Moon of Kentucky," beginning the "Rockabilly" craze...

April 1, 1947: Fidel Castro is recruited for the Pittsburgh Pirates, for whom he plays one season before dropping out and returning to Cuba...

June 19, 1947-The 1947 Ford designed by Preston Tucker debuts to great fanfare. Among its many innovative features are disc brakes, fuel injection, a flat-6 engine with a direct-drive torque converter transmission, hemispherical combustion chambers, overhead valves operated by oil pressure, pop-out windshields to protect occupants in a crash, and seat belts.

July 19, 1947-PRK President Yuh Woon-Hyung is assassinated; Syngman Rhee assumes the presidency, renames the country the Republic of Korea (ROK), and blames Communists for Hyung's murder, launching a massive crackdown on opposition groups in response. Kim Il-sung returns from exile to become Chairman of the Workers Party of Korea.

August 1, 1947: The Attlee Government grants Dominion status to India. Valabbhai Patel is elected Prime Minister of a Congress majority government.

November 5th, 1947: Eliot Ness (R-OH) is elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, on a platform of government reform...

November 29, 1947-Jewish and Arab leaders reject a British-sponsored Partition Plan.

December 1, 1947: Prime Minister Patel orders full mobilization of the Indian Army to destroy Bose's Indian National Army.

December 12th, 1947: Soviet officials deny reports of an outbreak of avian influenza in Rostovskaya, Siberia...

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January 4, 1948: Attlee refuses to allow the remaining British troops to be used in counterinsurgency efforts.

January 31st, 1948: Ayn Rand Institute begins nationwide publication of the Objectivist Newsletter in New York City, New York in an effort to promote "Objectivist" ideas...

February 7, 1948: A combined arms operation by the Indian Army and Air Force destroys a whole INA corps at Jawalhipur, known as Operation Blue Star.

February 9th, 1948: RSS leader calls the Indian national government and military under Prime Minister Vallabhai Patel a "secular monstrosity that kills its own people..." while imprisoned in New Delhi....

March 20th, 1948: "King Size Papa" single by Julia Lee introduces the world to rock music in Kansas City, Missouri...

May 3, 1948: John Wayne attends an Objectivist lecture given by Ayn Rand in Los Angeles.

May 14, 1948-Uprising against Egyptian and Jordanian forces in Palestine begins; President Wheeler recognizes declaration of the State of Israel.

June 1948: Robert Kennedy and George H.W. Bush graduate from Harvard and Yale respectively with honors. Kennedy enrolls at Harvard Law School, while Bush enrolls at Yale Business.

June 19th, 1948: Wynonie Harris introduces "Good Rockin' Tonight" musical single in New York City, New York...

June 24, 1948-Soviet troops cross the Curzon Line and blockade Warsaw in Occupied Poland. At the same time, Soviet forces blockade Berlin. The United States and Britain respond with massive airlifts to both cities.

August 8th, 1948: African-American saxophonist Wild Bill Moore introduces "We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll" musical single in Detroit Michigan...

August 15, 1948: The final British troops leave India.

August 25, 1948-Beginning of Korean Civil War between Syngman Rhee's ROK forces and Kim Il-Sung's Korean Peoples' Army.

September 4th, 1948: "It's Too Soon to Know" musical single by the Orioles, makes its hit musical debut in Baltimore, Maryland....

November 6, 1948: Former First Lady Eleanore Roosevelt is elected as Senator from New York (D). In one of the greatest political upsets in U.S. history, Democratic nominee President Burton K. Wheeler is narrowly defeated by Republican nominee Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York.

November 22, 1948: Prime Minister Mackenzie King resigns after 22 years as Prime Minister and 29 years as leader of the federal Liberal Party. External Affairs Secretary Lester Pearson succeeds King as Prime Minister and Liberal leader.

December 6th, 1948: Students in Worcester, Massachusetts (WBZ-FM), begin underground broadcasts of rock music....

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January 20, 1949-Thomas E. Dewey is sworn in as the 34th President of the United States.

March 23, 1949-Israeli revolt finally ends with the formal recognition of the State of Israel as proposed by the original 1947 Partition Plan, which is approved by the United Nations.

March 31st, 1949: African-American DJ Nat Williams introduces the country to "rock music" starting in Memphis, Tennessee...

April 2, 1949: Canadian federal election. Maurice Duplessis' Tories defeat Pearson's Liberals with 165 of 262 seats in the Commons. Duplessis and his Cabinet are sworn in on April 16.

April 12th, 1949: "Rock the Joint" by Jimmy Preston and the Prestonians makes its hit debut in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...

May 4, 1949-The Berlin and Warsaw blockades end.

June 10th, 1949: "Harlem Hit Parade" (WHLI-FM) becomes a popular venue for rock music nationwide....

June 22, 1949: Prime Minister Patel visits Washington, D.C., where he meets with President Thomas Dewey to secure an Indo-American alliance. The all-encompassing agreement (economic and military) is known as the Fairfax Accords, ratified by the Senate on November 6 and the Lok Sabha on November 11.

July 12th, 1949: RSS leader Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar condemns the Indian government as an "Anglo-American puppet".

July 22nd, 1949: Fidel and Raul Castro, now living in Florida, found the Miami Marchers, a professional baseball team. Also on this day, Roy Hall and the Cohutta Mountain Boys release the single "Dirty Boogie," sparking international attention...

August 30, 1949 - After an emergency meeting, DARPA reactivates Project Trinity. Edward Teller is tapped to run the program.

September 7, 1949: The Weak Plague (OTL AIDS) makes it to Cape Town, where it is also passed on by sexual contact to sailors in the Royal Navy. Also on this day, the NATO Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C.

October 1, 1949-Mao Zedong proclaims the People's Republic of China following the last Japanese withdrawals. He also expresses support for "China's Brothers" in their "Struggle against Imperialism" in Korea.

October 10, 1949: Canada enacts National Service, requiring all males between the ages of 18 and 21 to serve between 30 to 36 months in the armed forces.

November 22, 1949: British general election. Churchill's Tories win a small majority of 330 v. 285 for Attlee's exhausted Labour Government. Churchill becomes Prime Minister for the second time at the age of 75.

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Here is the 1950s:

February 9, 1950-Joseph McCarthy calls for congressional hearings into the popularity of rock and roll music, citing alleged subversive influences...

February 25th, 1950: Maharaja Srikantha Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar of Mysore refuses to relinquish his princely title to the Indian government, launching an armed insurrection...

April 2nd, 1950: Filipino General Mariano M. Castaneda declares martial law over Luzon, after rebellion by Hukbalahap guerillas...

June 25, 1950-Chinese forces pour over the Korean border in support of Kim Il-sung, marking the start of the Korean War...

June 27, 1950-Korean War: The Soviet Union vetoes UN Security Resolution 83; President Dewey responds by ordering American military support for the Republic of Korea, beginning with a Naval blockade and bypassing Congress in order to do so, creating political controversy; also on this day Syngman Rhee is killed by Chinese and KPA forces while trying to flee Seoul. Also on this day, President Dewey launches a counterattack against Joseph McCarthy's charges of Communist infiltration in the government, calling him a "Slandermongerer" and his charges "Accusations and outright lies".

September 19, 1950-The Battle of Inchon ends with a surprising defeat suffered by U.S. Marines with Chinese and KPA troops remaining in control of Seoul and remaining entrenched north of the Yalu River.

November 1, 1950-Two Peurto Rican nationalists attempt to assassinate President Dewey while he resides at the Blair House.

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January 15, 1951-The first American case of the Weak Plague is reported in a U.S. Marine stationed in Korea...

January 27, 1951-Desperate to catch up to the Soviet Union, the United States begins testing its first atomic weapons in Nevada with Operation Ranger.

April 11, 1951-President Dewey relieves General Douglas MacArthur of command for disobeying Presidential authority. He also fires his much-criticized Secretary of Defense Robert A. Taft, replacing him with George Marshall.

April 19th, 1951: Anti-American and Anti- British riots erupt in Isfahan Tehran,

April 29, 1951-Howard Hawk's "The Thing From Another World", starring James Arness as an alien creature that threatens an Arctic research team with "Teleforce mind control", is released.

May 23, 1951-In a landmark ruling, the U.S. District Court rules in Davis vs. County School Board of Prince Edward County that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, sparking national attention...

June 14, 1951-Bill Haley and The Saddlemen record their version of Ike Turner's "Rocket 88".

July 15, 1951-Bill Haley and The Saddlemen perform "Rocket 88" on Toast of the Town (The Ed Sullivan Show), sparking national attention...

August 3rd, 1951: First Siege of Manila; Hukbalahap guerillas launch a massive offensive against the government in Manila, demanding the overthrow of the "puppet government"...

September 8, 1951-A new mutual defense treaty is signed with Japan at the United Nations headquarters in San Francisco in response to the Korean War.

September 28, 1951-The Day The Earth Stood Still, about with an alien emissary whose superiors threaten Earth with teleforce weapons, is released.

October 2nd, 1951: Elections are cancelled nationwide after Hukbalahap guerillas launch attacks against Manila, Imus, and Pampanga....

October 23rd, 1951: Iranian officials meet with Joseph Stalin in Moscow, calling for "anti-imperialist" campaigns

November 6th, 1951: Eliot Ness (R-OH) easily wins re-election earning the title of "America's Top Cop" after helping reduce crime in Cleveland, Ohio by 50%....

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January 20, 1952-Vice President Earl Warren resigns due to ongoing differences with President Dewey. Dewey replaces him with former General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

March 19th, 1952: Yuvraj Sri Karan Singh Bahadur, Regent of Jammu and Kashmir, refuses torelinquish his princely status, defying the Indian government, calling for Islamic fundamentalist insurrection...

March 31, 1952-President Dewey stuns the country by announcing that he will not run for reelection.

April 14th, 1952: American-born George Montgomery is arrested in Manila as an "American Huk", considered proof of "Communist conspiracy"...

July 11, 1952-Vice President Eisenhower is nominated for President at the Republican National Convention.

July 23, 1952-Egyptian Civil War begins following the overthrow and execution of King Farouk

July 26, 1952-Senator Harry S. Truman of Missouri and Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois are nominated for President and Vice President at the Democratic National Convention. Also on this day, Azad Kashmir is formed, in support of Yuvraj Sri Karan Singh Bahadur, calling for the creation of autonomous state of Kashmir....

August 15th, 1952: Pro-Soviet General Mohammad Ali Mobasherri comes to power in Tehran, Iran, deamnding an end to British and American "political oppression"...

August 17th, 1952: General Mohammad Ali Mobasherri launches the "Four Olds" campaign, caliing for the elimination of religion, the land-owners caste, and corruption in Tehran, Iran...

October 13th, 1952: CIA officials meet with General Abdolhossein Hejazi in an effort to overthrow the government of General Mohammad Ali Mobasherri in Tehran, Iran...

November 4, 1952-The Republican ticket of Dwight D. Eisenhower/Harold Stassen narrowly defeats the Democratic ticket of Harry S. Truman/Adlai Stevenson.

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January 14th, 1953: Joseph Stalin announces a nationwide purge of the Jewish population during a speech before the Politburo in Moscow...

January 18th, 1953: Soviet troops begin rounding up Jewish people throughout the Soviet Union for "labor internment camps" according to U.S. Ambassador Rafael Lemkin....

February 23rd, 1953: American backed Ayatollah Ayatollah Abol-Ghasem Kashani calls for an "intifada" against the pro-Soviet government in Tehran, Iran....

March 2nd, 1953: Opposition candidate Ramon Magsaysay denounces the martial law regime of Elpidio Quirino, during a rally in Manila...

March 13, 1953-Georgy Malenkov is named Premier of the Soviet Union following Stalin's death.

April 1st, 1953: Palden Thondup Namgyal refuses to relinquish his princely status in Sikkim, India

April 13th, 1953: Opposition candidate Ramon Magsaysay is assassinated by government troops during a rally in Manila, sending civil unrest and violence across the country...

April 19th, 1953: Iranian Minister of Justice Mahmoud Afshartus launches a brutal crackdown on political dissent nationwide blaming "Anglo-American spies"...

June 1, 1953-The United States Supreme Court upholds Davis vs. County School Board of Prince George County, resulting in widespread protests by whites in Virginia and other Southern states...

June 20th, 1953: Bengal Riots; Sectarian riots erupt between Hindu and Muslim practitioners in Bengal, India, c. 356 people killed in the violence...

June 24th, 1953: T is for Tesla film directed by Carl Urbano is released, signaling fears of the "Tesla Age"

June 28, 1953: Prime Minister Maurice Duplessis' Tories are returned with an increased majority.

July 18 1953-Egyptian Civil War: Muhammad Naquib is named President of Egypt, with Nassar as his prime minister, effectively ending the Egyptian Civil War.

July 24-25, 1953-Chinese and KPA forces launch one of the largest offenses of the Korean War as the Chinese reject a cease-fire...

August 15th, 1953: CIA-backed General Abdolhossein Hejazi launches a failed coup attempt against General Mohammad Ali Mobasherri in Tehran, Iran...

August 16th, 1953: Tudeh Party leader Hossein Fatemi condemns American attempts at overthrowing the government in Tehran, Iran, sparking anti-American sentiment in the region...

December 2, 1953: John F. Kennedy buys the bankrupt Boston Globe and Herald, with the intention of restoring them to profitability.


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February 10, 1954-President Eisenhower warns against a hasty withdrawal from Korea. Also on this date, a coup attempt against Egyptian president Naquib fails.

March 1 1954-The United States announces that it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean...

March 9 1954-Edward R. Murrow publicly criticizes the Korean War in a 30-minute See It Now documentary, titled "A Report On Korea".

March 13 1954-PKA and Chinese forces launch another offensive against American troops in Seoul.

March 19 1954-Chinese and KPA forces capture Seoul's main airport.

March 28, 1954 - Seoul is retaken with the use of LSD-25.

April 1 1954-After dedicating the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, President Eisenhower issues an executive order authorizing the use of nuclear weapons against Chinese and KPA forces "as a last resort"...

April 2, 1954 - The Second Battle of Inchon. American Marines land and retake the city after a two hour pre-bombardment of the Communists with LSD-25.

April 7 1954-President Eisenhower gives a nationally televised address during which he warns of a "Domino effect" if Korea falls to the Chinese and the KPA. At the same time, U.S. B-47 bombers begin making test flights for atomic bombing runs from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa.

May 17th-20th, 1954: Second, Siege of Manila; Hukbalahap guerillas led by Luis Taruc launch a massive attack on Manila, setting fire to the Presidential Palace....

May 23 1954-An antiwar teach-in is held at Berkeley University in California. Among those who attend are Allen Ginsburg and Pete Seeger.

June 14, 1954-Doctor Albert Hoffman speaks at an antiwar rally in Washington, D.C., where he denounces the use of LSD as a weapon...

June 25th, 1954: Liberation of Dadra; INA guerillas led by Viman Sardesai attack American forces in Darda, proclaiming the government an "Anglo-American puppet"...

June 30, 1954: General Mobashierri is overthrown by pro-Western elements of the Imperial Armed Forces, led by the Air Force, and Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi returns to Tehran. Ali Amini is installed as Prime Minister of a civilian government.

July 28th, 1954: Liberation of Naroli; INA guerillas led by Raja Wakankar launch attacks on British forces stationed in Naroli, India...

August 11th, 1954: Liberation of Nagar Haveli; INA guerillas led by Vishwanath Lavande overthrow Indian forces in Nagar Haveli, India...

August 15, 1954: President Eisenhower orders the deployment of 100,000 American troops to India after a request from Prime Minister Desai.

September 6, 1954: Indian Army's elite VI Mechanized Corps, equipped with M48 Patton and Centurion tanks, retakes Nagar Haveli.

September 13, 1954-President Eisenhower orders Federal troops to Prince George County, Virginia, to enforce intergration of the public schools...

September 20th, 1954: Reports detailing Soviet mass executions are reported by CIA intelligence reports by Harrison Salisbury...

September 22, 1954: Indian Air Force receives its first F-86D Sabres.

November 2, 1954: The Republicans increase their majority in the House, 231-200. Robert F. Kennedy is elected Democratic Congressman from New York's 1st District.

November 19th, 1954: Hukbalahap guerilla leader Mariano Balgos leads an ambush of Filipino government troops, killing 8 people, in Barrio Buyo, Philippines...

Novembner 22nd, 1954: Prime Minister Moraji Desai is brutally killed by INA guerillas during a rally in Calcutta, India...

December 10th, 1954: Ahmadu Bello (Nigeria); Patrice Lumumba (DRC); and Shri Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar (India) speak before the United Nations General Assembly in San Francisco noting, "Why is it that the nation that claims to support for the principles of revolutionary independence have sided with the British in India and South Africa, the Jews in Palestine, the Japanese in China, and the French in Egypt?"

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January 1, 1955: Vishwante Lavali killed by an IAF airstrike.

January 8, 1955: President Eisenhower orders the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons on Chinese troops concentrations in North Korea.

January 20, 1955: PLA, led by Marshal Lin Biao, overthrows the government of Mao Zedong in Beijing. A military-civilian junta led jointly by Lin, Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping takes power.

February 8, 1955-Nikoli Bulganin becomes Premier of the Soviet Union...

February 12th, 1955: President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the deployment of "military advisors" to aid the Indian government...

March 2, 1955-The arrest of Claudette Colvin results in a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, sparking national attention.

April 17th, 1955: The Soviets test the first hydrogen bomb, marking the beginning of the atomic age

May 22nd, 1955: The Day The World Ended film directed by Roger Corman, signals American fears over Soviet weapons of mass destruction....

July 7, 1955: PRC begins a troop withdrawal.

July 9, 1955 - The stalemate in Korea is broken after the Americans use Tesla's teleforce project on Communist frontline in the Gangwon Province.

July 11, 1955 - The Soviet Union demands that war crimes be brought against America for using the teleforce projector.

July 14th, 1955: Creature with the Teleforce Brain directed by Edward L. Cahn makes its hit debut in Hollywood, California...

August 3, 1955-Project Orbiter, overseen by science advisor Sir Arthur C. Clarke, launches the first artificial satellite aboard a Redstone rocket, marking the beginning of the Space Age...

August 15th, 1955: Treaty of Amity signed between the United States and Iran in Paris, France, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi leases oil fields to Great Britain and the United States, angering many Iranians....

November 29, 1955 - The Korean War ends after the last Communist units are driven across the Yalu river.


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February 26, 1956-In Moscow, Party Chairman Nikita Krushchev publicly criticizes Stalin, sparking international attention...

May 25th, 1956: Soviet officials proclaim efforts to "rid the world of Zionism...." during a speech before the Politburo in Moscow....

September 9, 1956-The Presley Brothers (Elvis and Aaron Presley) make their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.

October 30, 1956: The United States tests its first hydrogen bomb, dubbed the "Bomb of Bombs" on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

November 6, 1956: President Eisenhower defeats Estes Kefauver in a 457-74 landslide for a third term.

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January 20, 1957-President Eisenhower is inaugurated for a second term.

March 13, 1957-Cuban Revolution: President Batista is assassinated when a band of guerrillas led by Che Guevera storms the presidential palace in Havana, sparking international attention...

May 22, 1957: Former FBI SAC Richard Nixon, riding a wave of middle-class support for anticrime measures, defeats Rep. William Knowland in the Republican primary and Lt. Gov. Glenn Anderson in the special election to become the junior Senator from California. The special election had been called following the death of incumbent Democrat Pat Brown in a car crash outside Santa Barbara.

May 24th, 1957: Elpidio Quirino warns that if American troops leave the country, the nation will "fall to Communism..."

June 1, 1957-Billy Graham begins a series of "Crusades" in Madison Square Garden, where he calls for greater attention and research into the Weak Plague, marking a break with other contemporary evangelists who call the Plague a "Punishment from God."

June 13th, 1957: The Day the World Exploded directed by Fred F. Sears, depicts a world after Soviet earthquake weapons devastate society....

October 4, 1957-Sputnik 1 is launched by the Soviet Union, causing international attention and bringing the Soviet Union into the space race.

November 25, 1957-President Eisenhower suffers a stroke, incapacitating him. Vice President Strassen assumes power under the 25th Amendment, naming Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President.

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February 16, 1958-Che Guevera is sworn in as prime minister of Cuba.

May 10, 1958: French Army paratroopers seize Corsica and proclaim their intention to overthrow the civilian government of Pierre Pfimlin.

May 14, 1958: French Army paratroopers seize Paris and dissolve the National Assembly. A junta led by Generals Jacques Massu and Pierre Lagaillarde assumes power.

May 16th, 1958: former Mayor Eliot Ness (R-OH) of Cleveland, Ohio is nominated for the job of FBI Director in Washington D.C.,...

May 20, 1958: Fourth Republic is abolished, to be replaced by a National Military Directorate led by the four Army Generals.

May 22, 1958: General Massu declares that France will remain in the Western Alliance and NATO.

May 27, 1958: General Raoul Salan is appointed Commander-in-Chief, Algeria, with authorization to "exterminate" all resistance.

May 29, 1958: 200,000 French troops enter Algeria.

May 31, 1958: Martial law is declared throughout Algeria.

June 4, 1958: Vautour bombers of the Armee de l'Air's Algerian command are reported to be carrying chemical and biological payloads on tactical bombing missions.

June 10, 1958: Former Algerian Governor-General Robert Lacoste is named French Ambassador to the United States by General Salan.

November 4, 1958: Democrats regain the House, 224-211, but Republicans retain Senate control, 51-47. Rep. Robert F. Kennedy defeats Rep. Kenneth Keating to become the junior Senator from New York.

November 5, 1958-Doctors Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin announce that they will be collaborating on work to produce an effective Weak Plague vaccine.

November 16th, 1958: Hulbalahap guerilla leader meets with Georgi Malenkov in Moscow, calling for Soviet aid to the Hukbalahap cause....

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January 5, 1959 - John Wayne is sworn in as Governor of California. He is the first Objectivist to hold Office.

January 20, 1959-The United States government agrees to buy C-105 Arrows from Canada to serve as part of the Air Force's advanced interceptor fleet, which also includes the North American F-108.

January 28, 1959: Negotiations between Canadian Prime Minister Maurice Duplessis and British Prime Minister Rab Butler result in the Turks and Caicos Islands becoming a Canadian territory, in exchange for joint basing rights and trade concessions.

February 3, 1959-Aaron Presley is among those killed in a plane crash that also claims the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and bassist Waylon Jennings.

February 10, 1959-Following the death of his brother, Elvis Presley is granted a hardship discharge from the Army.

February 17, 1959: New England publisher John F. Kennedy buys the ailing Washington Post, with the goal of turning the ailing paper into a rival for the Grey Lady.

June 15, 1959-Actor George Reeves, known as TV's "Superman," becomes the first high-profile celebrity to be associated with the Weak Plague when he takes his own life; it is revealed that he had contracted the Weak Plague.

July 6th, 1959: National Security Council warns President Harold Stassen that the Indian government in New Delhi is losing political legitimacy....

July 8th, 1959: 2 American tourists are killed by INA guerillas, 20 miles north of Calcutta, in a fashion reminiscent of the Thuggee cults of the 19th century...

September 7, 1959: Canadian Prime Minister Maurice Duplessis dies of a severe stroke at age 69. He is succeeded by Deputy Prime Minister Daniel Johnson.

September 23rd, 1959: George Meany unveils evidence of mass graves in the Soviet Union, based on Stalin's "Final Solution" plan for a purge of the Jewish population

November 11, 1959: Rab Butler is ousted as Prime Minister and Leader of the British Conservative Party, to be replaced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Peter Thorneycroft. Thorneycroft's replacement at No 11 is Chief Secretary to the Treasury Enoch Powell.

September 26, 1959-During the American National Exhibition in Moscow, Premier Nikoli Bulganin and Vice President Nelson Rockefeller engage in their famous "Automobile Debate" when Bulganin claims Volga's superiority over Ford in the wake of the Edsel's unpopularity.

December 10, 1959: Senators Robert Kennedy (D-NY) and Richard Nixon (R-CA) cosponsor the Immigration and Naturalization Bill, which proposes to lift all remaining quotas on non-white immigration and replace them with a points-based system. Facing strong opposition from the White House, conservative Republicans and Southern Democrats, it fails 57-43.

December 25, 1959: In the Second Christmas Offensive, Indian forces capture the final INA stronghold. Survivors retreat into China, many dying from starvation and disease due to the treacherous terrain and jungle paths required to avoid IAF and USAF airstrikes.
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Here is the 1960s :

January 1 1960-The French Military Directorate rejects Cameroon's bid for independence...

January 2, 1960-Senator Joseph Kennedy, Jr., announces his candidacy for President of the United States...

January 4, 1960: Senate Minority Leader Lyndon Johnson announces his candidacy for President of the United States.

January 5, 1960: Senator Hubert Humphrey (D-MN) announces his candidacy for President of the United States.

January 22 1960-Algerian military governer Jacques Massu is transferred from Algeria to Cameroon...

February 3 1960-Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan delivers his "Wind of change" speech in Cape Town, which specifically refers to France in comparison with British decolonization efforts.

February 7, 1960: Sen. Joseph Kennedy Jr. is endorsed by the Washington Post, owned by his brother Jack.

February 13 1960-France tests its first hydrogen bomb.

February 14th, 1960: Reverend Billy Graham annnounces a campaign for teen abstience, proclaiming that "the only 100% safe sex is no sex..."

February 25th, 1960: INA guerillas launch attacks on Sikhs in Punjab and Haryana, killing 18 people in the process...

March 6, 1960-The United States announces that an additional 3,500 soldiers will be sent to India this year.

March 27th, 1960: Battle of Amristar; INA guerillas launch attacks against Sikhs in Amristar, India, killing in 14 people in the process...

March 31st, 1960: Edmund Pettus Bridge Massacre; Alabama National Guard units fire on civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama, killing 69 people in the process...

April 5, 1960: Sen. Joseph Kennedy Jr. wins the Wisconsin primary, 64-36, proving that a Catholic can win a heavily Protestant state.

April 19, 1960-French students stage a nationwide strike against the Military Directorate, calling for free elections and an end to colonialism...

May 1, 1960-Pilot Francis Gary Powers is killed when his U2 spy plane is shot down by a missile over the Soviet Union.

May 9 1960-The Food and Drug Administration gives approval to the world's first oral contraceptive pill as a means of slowing down the spread of the Weak Plague. Also on this day, AZT is synthesized by Jerome Horowitz while working with Salk and Sabin's Weak Plague research team.

June 7 1960-Senator Joseph Kennedy Jr. wins the California Democratic Primary.

June 20 1960-The Mali National Federation Party begins a series of strike actions against the French colonial authorities in what are now Mali and Senegal.

June 25th, 1960: Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin amd Marshal Lin Biao announce the formation of a "Treaty of Cooperation" in Shanghai, China, creating a treaty of economic and military assistance....

June 26 1960-Opposition parties stage protests against French rule in Madagascar...

July 8, 1960: Sen. Joseph Kennedy wins the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. He picks Minority Leader Lyndon Johnson as his running mate.

July 25-July 28 1960-The Republican Party renominates President Harold Strassen and Vice President Rockefeller at the Republican National Convention.

August 1-17, 1960-Faced with widespread revolts in several countries, France agrees to recognize the independence of many of its colonies, beginning with Dahomey (now Benin) and ending with Gabon, sparking international attention...

August 19th, 1960: Havana Outbreak; Outbreak of "Weak Plague" in Havana, Cuba due to blood transmission and prostitution, sparking concerns of a possible epidemic....

August 25th-26th, 1960: "Treaty of Military and Economic Cooperation of Shanghai" ratified by the Chinese and Soviet Politburos, creating greater unity between the two Communist states....

September 6th, 1960: Proclamation of the 121; Daniel Guérin, Henri Lefebvre, and Jehan Mayoux refuse to honor their draft calls in Paris, France, proclaiming "just and willfull insubordination..."

November 8, 1960: Joseph Kennedy Jr. and Lyndon Johnson defeat President Stassen and Vice President Rockefeller after the states of Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, and Missouri vote Democratic. Democrats regain a slim Senate majority, 52-48, and increase their House majority to 247-188, with 30 governorships now in Democratic hands.

December 7, 1960: In a bipartisan gesture, President-elect Joseph Kennedy announces that California Senator Richard Nixon will become Director of the FBI, and Ohio Governor Elliot Ness Attorney General.

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January 24th, 1961: Police officials, under orders from Mayor Richard Daley launch a massive crackdown on pornography, burning magazines, films, and books in Cabrini Green, Chicago, Illinois....

January 31, 1961-Scott Carpenter becomes the first human to orbit the Earth aboard Mercury 2.

February 5th, 1961: RSS Party leader Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar condemns the government as the "lapdog of the Anglo-American alliance" during a rally in New Delhi, India...

February 13th, 1961: Japanese journalist Takashi Oka, is arrested in Shanghai as a "CIA spy", fueling anti-American sentiment in the region...

April 12, 1961-Yuri Gagarin becomes the second human into space aboard Vostok 1.

April 13, 1961-In Portugal, Antonio de Oliveira Salazar is overthrown in a bloodless coup. Humberto Delgado is named president, sparking international attention.

April 17, 1961-President Joseph Kennedy calls off the Bay of Pigs invasion at the last minute.

April 20, 1961-Former baseball star Fidel Castro leads a March on Washington to protest against the failure to pass the Immigration and Naturalization Bill. Among those who join him are Desi Arnaz and Ricardo Montalban. He also creates controversy by condemning the aborted Bay of Pigs invasion.

May 11th, 1961: Sikh guerillas launch a massive offensive in Punjab, killing 48 people in the process...

May 24, 1961-President Kennedy orders Federal troops into Anniston, Alabama to restore order following the deaths of civil rights protesters during the firebombing of a Freedom Riders bus...

May 25-President Kennedy announces his intention to put a man on the Moon in an address to a joint session of Congress...

May 31, 1961-General Maurice Challe is named President of the National Military Directorate in France. He pledges that France will remain in NATO during a meeting with President Kennedy.

June 25, 1961-Iraq announces its intention to annex Kuwait. Britain and the United States respond by sending troops to Kuwait.

July 31st, 1961: Elijah Mohammed proclaims that the only answer to the civil rights issue is the institution of an "all-black state" during a rally in New York City, New York....

August 13 1961-Construction of the Berlin Wall begins...

September 28 1961-A military coup in Syria fails.

October 17 1961-Paris Uprising begins with a confrontation between government troops and 30,000 pro-democracy protesters.

October 18 1961-West Side Story is released as a film, starring Elvis Presley and Natalie Wood.

October 19 1961-The United Arab Republic sends troops to protect Kuwait as the last British and American troops leave.

November 1 1961-Fantastic Four # 1 is released by DC Comics, created by Stan Lee, who had been encouraged to return to creating comics by Jack Kirby after having left the field in the late 1950's. In a departure from DC's usual policy at the time, Lee is given greater freedom to create his characters, eventually leading to the "DC Revolution" of the 1960s.

November 14, 1961: Senate Majority Leader Ferdinand Marcos (N-IN) defeats President Quirino in the Philippine presidential election.

November 18 1961-President Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors and several teleforce projectors to India.

November 26th, 1961: New England Journal of Medicine reports cases of increased intelligence in children whose mothers used Thalidomide...

November 30 1961-Kuwait becomes a member of the United Nations when the Soviet Union abstains from voting.

December 16th, 1961: Doctor John Laws reports increased intelligence levels in patients in Lancet British medical journal....

December 18 1961-American troops take part in India's occupation of Goa as American involvement in India continues to grow...

December 30, 1961: Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated President of the Philippines

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January 1, 1962-The Beatles are signed by Decca Records in London...

January 5 1962-The Beatles' newest single, "My Bonnie," is released by Decca in the UK...

January 26, 1962-Ranger 3 successfully transmits television images of the lunar surface.

February 5, 1962 -Algeria is granted indpendence.

February 20, 1962-John Glenn orbits the Earth.

February 23rd, 1962: TIME magazine reports the development of Thalidomide as a "smart drug", mainly in the United States, Western Europe, Japan and Great Britain....

March 6th, 1962: Chemie Grünenthal reports the street distribution of Thalidomide as a "smart drug" in Munich....

March 11, 1962: Senator Robert Kennedy (D-NY) reintroduces the Immigration and Naturalization Bill. Strong support from the White House and intense lobbying by Vice President Johnson allow a narrow passage in the House, 225-213, where it is now sent to the Senate.

March 15, 1962: Majority Leader Mike Mansfield uses procedural maneuvers to send the INB to the full Senate for consideration.

March 16, 1962: The Dixiecrat bloc, led by Senators James Eastland (D-MS), Richard Russell (D-GA) and Allan Shivers (R-TX) begin a filibuster of the INB.

March 29th, 1962: Sikh guerillas introduce "drive-by shootings", killing 9 people in Punjab....

April 21 1962-The Century 21 World's Fair opens in Seattle. Little noticed at the time is a performance by the Beatles in their American debut, whose first album, Introducing The Beatles, is released with the following tracks:

Side One:

Like Dreamers Do
Hello Little Girl
Money
Till There Was You
To Know Her Is To Love Her
I Saw Her Standing There
Misery

Side Two:

Anna Go To Him
Chains
Boys
Love Me Do
P.S. I Love You
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Twist and Shout

April 22, 1962: French forces in Algeria are fully withdrawn and redeploy to French colonies in Saharan Africa as well as Morocco.

May 1 1962-DC Comics' The Hulk, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, debuts.

May 26 1962-The Beatles' "Love Me Do" becomes the first British recording to reach Number One in the US, marking the start of Beatlemania in America...

June 4, 1962: With the support of Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL), a 68-32 cloture vote ends debate and brings the INB to a final vote. It passes 76-24.

June 6, 1962-The Beatles' first single, "Like Dreamers Do," is released...

June 10, 1962: President Kennedy signs the Immigration and Naturalization Act 1962 into law.

June 11 1962-Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin are captured three days after their escape from Alcatraz Island.

June 16th, 1962: Port Huron Statement; Student leaders in Port Huron, Michigan led by Tom Hayden call for end to American military involvement in "colonialist wars"...

June 25 1962-The Surpeme Court narrowly rejects an argument that school prayer is unconstitutional...

July 1, 1962: British Prime Minister Peter Thorneycroft and South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd release their Joint Memorandum, which renews British leases on South African ports for another 10 years. In exchange, Britain agrees to Peace Lynx I, a $400 million US arms package for South Africa.

July 22 1962-Mariner 1 begins its flight to Venus, where it will become the first spacecraft to make a flyby of another planet.

July 24, 1962: FBI Director Richard Nixon authorizes an expansion of COINTELPRO into citadels of opposition to the Indian deployment, with the tacit approval of President Kennedy.

July 25th, 1962: Police in Phoenix, Arizona report street distribution of Thalidomide as a "smart drug"....

August 5 1962-Marilyn Monroe dies of a drug overdose. It is subsequently revealed that she contracted the Weak Plague. It will later be revealed that newpspaper owner John F. Kennedy had himself secretly tested for the Plague as a result. Also on this day, South African activist Nelson Mandela arrives in London in exile.

August 6, 1962: At the Nassau CHOGM, British Prime Minister Peter Thorneycroft, Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies and Canadian Prime Minister Daniel Johnson veto the exclusion of South Africa from the Commonwealth.

August 9, 1962: Presidents Kennedy and Marcos sign the RP-US Status of Forces Agreement of 1962, which renews American leases on existing military installations for another 30 years.

August 10 1962-The Amazing Spider-Man # 1 created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko is released by DC Comics.

August 16 1962-Ringo Starr joins the Beatles as they prepare for their first American tour.

September 7, 1962: In Britain, the Thorneycroft Government begins a four-year privatization scheme. State industries to be privatized include British Airways, British Petroleum, British Railways and utilities.

September 21 1962-A border conflict erupts between India and China. U.S. troops are not involved, although American teleforce projectors are used to deter Chinese troops.

October 1 1962-The Beatles make their American television debut on the first episode of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, making the show the most-watched program of that night and helping to establish Carson as a national TV figure. Also, on this day an American version of Cliff Richards' album "The Young Ones" is released with Richards' version of "Do You Wanna Dance," marking the start of the British Invasion.

October 4, 1962: Canada agrees to sell 50 CF-105 Arrows to South Africa.

October 14 1962-Cuban Conflict begins: A U2 reconnaissance flight captures photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases being constructed in Cuba...

October 22 1962-President Kennedy initiates a naval blockade of Cuba...

October 25 1962-The U.S. presents its photographic evidence of Soviet missile sites in Cuba before an emergency session of the United Nations. The USS Essex and Gearing intercept the freighter Bucharest. The U.S. alert level is raised to DEFCON 2. Also on this day, Kennedy informs the EXCOMM that OPLAN 312, an Army and Navy carrier operation originally intended as a backup for a full invasion, is now on the table. The Kennedy administration also receives two messages, one apparently from Premier Bulganin, the other from Prime Minister Nikita Krushchev offering to remove the missiles from Cuba in exchange for the removal of U.S. missiles from Turkey and the Indian border.

October 26, 1962: Negotiations begin between Canada and the United States towards a free trade agreement. Also on this day, Doctor Tesla (Gold Key Comics) by Paul S. Newman and Matt Murphy, makes its hit comic debut...

October 27 1962-A U2 spy plane piloted by Major Rudolf Anderson is shot down. Anderson is captured, making him the first and only American POW of the conflict. Also on this day, a Soviet submarine is sunk by the U.S. Navy at the quarantine line, while a U2 is shot down after crossing into Soviet airspace. Soviet MIGs engage in a confrontation with American F-102s over the Bering Sea as a result before both sides recall their aircraft.

October 28 1962-A national referendum in France results in the disbanding of the Military Directorate as Georges Pompindou is elected President of the Fifth Republic.

October 29 1962-The United States launches a series of coordinated air strikes against missile sites in Cuba. The island is devestated, but Che Guevera survives and denounces the attack. Kennedy calls off an invasion, however, when he receives a second message from Premier Bulganin which mirrors the earlier one sent by Krushchev, who offers a cease-fire in exchange for America respecting Cuba's sovereignty. Despite strong protests from the Joint Chiefs, Kennedy agrees and announces the cease-fire.

October 30 1962-Major Rudolf Anderson is released by Cuban authorities.

November 7, 1962: Democrats gain 3 House seats and 2 Senate seats, with a balance of 250-185 and 54-46.

November 12th, 1962: Premier Nikolai Bulganin speaks before the Chinese Politburo in Beijing, signalling the unity between the two states....

November 14th, 1962: RSS Party leader Madan Das Devi condemns the Indian government for its "misplaced priorities" for its failures to deal with Chinese PLA incursions...

November 23rd, 1962: Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin and Chinese Marshal Lin Biao order the covert funding of Communist Naxalite and INA guerillas against India....

December 2nd, 1962: Space Family Robinson (Gold Key Comics) by Del Connell makes its hit debut, with its vision of the future...

December 3rd, 1962: Punjab Massacre; Sikh terrorists kill 24 people after bombing a bus in Punjab, India...

December 7, 1962: Secretary of State George Ball, in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, calls South Africa "America's leading ally on the African continent."

Decenber 14, 1962: John F. Kennedy purchases the Tribune Co. for $120 million from its near-bankrupt owners. Kennedy is now one of America's top 3 media barons, and #35 on the U.S. edition of the Forbes 100.

December 30, 1962: Green Bay Packers, led by their QB Ted Kennedy, defeat the Giants 30-7 in the NFL Championship Game to successfully defend their NFL title.

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January 14 1963-President Kennedy threatens to send Federal troops to Alabama if Governor George Wallace follows through with his campaign promise of "Segration now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever!"

January 24, 1963: In his State of the Union Address, President Kennedy calls for a tax cut from 90 to 60% in the top bracket, as well as a Civil Rights Act.

January 29 1963-The United Kingdom joins the EEC.

February 15th, 1963: Magnus, Robot Fighter 4000 A.D. (Gold Key Comics) by Russ Manning makes its hit debut....

March 1 1963-Iron Man # 1 is released by DC Comics.

March 13th, 1963: French health officials in Paris, France announce that the blood supply has been contaminated by the "Weak Plague" with a potential of over 75,000 contaminated....

March 22 1963-The Beatles' second album, Please Please Me, is released in the United States and quickly reaches Number One on the Billboard charts.

March 31 1963-Newspaper owner John F. Kennedy helps negotiate an end to a newspaper strike in NYC.

May 3rd, 1963: Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary launch the first Thalidomide "Brain Party" at Harvard University.....

May 8 1963-Federal troops arrive in Birmingham, Alabama following the deaths of several civil rights protesters in what is termed a "Police riot" started by Public Safety Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Conner.

June 2nd, 1963: Doctor Jacques Esters is arrested in Brussels, Belgium in connection to a Thalidomide "smart drug" ring....

June 11 1963-President Joseph Kennedy delivers a historic address in which he promises a new Civil Rights Bill that covers voting and housing rights.

June 12th, 1963: African-American civil rights leader Medger Evers survives an assassination attempt in Jackson, Mississippi...

June 15, 1963: Civil Rights Act passes the House, 241-194, after receiving support from Minority Leader Gerald Ford.

June 18, 1963: Southern Democrats begin filibuster of the Civil Rights Act.

September 1 1963-The X-Men # 1 is released by DC Comics

September 6, 1963: Civil Rights Act is voted on after a 62-38 cloture motion, passing 78-22.

September 9, 1963: President Kennedy signs the Civil Rights Act 1963 into law.

November 2 1963-A coup attempt against Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem fails.

November 10 1963-Malcom X is assassinated while making a speech in Detroit, Michigan, sparking race riots...

November 22 1963-Assassination Attempt on President Joseph Kennedy: Texas Governor John Connally is killed in a sniper attack by Lee Harvey Oswald as Kennedy's motorcade passes the Texas School Bookstore Depository in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy is injured by a second bullet, but survives. Also om this day, Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, takes Thalidomide "smart drugs" prior to his death in Cambridge, England...

November 26 1963-Lee Harvey Oswald is formally charged with attempting to kill President Kennedy and for the murder of Governor Connally.

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January 3 1964-Former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller announces that he will seek the Republican nomination.

March 14 1964-Lee Harvey Oswald is found guilty of the murder of Governor John Connally and the attempted murder of President Joseph Kennedy.

May 1 1964-Captain America is "Rediscovered" in suspended animation by the Justice League in Justice League of America # 27.

July 24th, 1964: Mighty Samson (Gold Key Comics) by Otto Binder and Frank Thorne, makes its hit debut with a post-apocalyptic future....

August 27, 1964: President Kennedy signs the Voting Rights Act of 1964 into law.

October 10th, 1964: Guerilla leader Kenneth Kaunda launches an armed insurrection in Lusaka, Zambia against British forces, procliming "Black Power"....

November 3 1964-President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson are re-elected over Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney with 457 electoral votes and 57% of the popular vote. Robert Kennedy and Richard Nixon win their second Senate terms in landslides, with 67% and 63% of the vote respectively.

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January 4 1965-President Kennedy announces his plans for a "Compassionate Society" during his State of the Union address.

January 20, 1965: President Kennedy inaugurated for his second term.

March 21-25 1965-Montgomery Riots occur.

April 11th, 1965: Doctor George Collins calls for the creation of "Neo-Victorianism" during a rally in San Francsico, California as a direct reaction to "free love" and the Weak Plague....

July 17th, 1965: M.A.R.S. Patrol: Total War (Gold Key Comics) by Wally Wood makes its hit debut, with its story of an alternate world invading our world....

July 25 1965-Ravi Shankar performs at the Newport Folk Festival along with Bob Dylan, sparking public interest in Indian music...

August 6 1965: Pakistan War begins-President Kennedy announces that he will increase the number of US troops in India to 200,000 by years' end; Operation Rolling Thunder begins against Pakistani forces.

August 11, 1965-Martin Luther King, Jr. leads a nonviolent civil rights march in the Watts section of Los Angeles.

October 16 1965-100,000 protest against the Pakistan War in Washington, D.C. and in cities around the country...

December 5th, 1965: Home Minister Chaudhary Devi Lal is brutally murdered by INA huerillas , on national television, fuelling concern about the direction of the war...

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March 25th, 1966:LIFE magazine reports on Thalidomide as "Thalidomide: The Exploding Threat of the Mind Drug"....

July 7 1966-Dynasoar 3 makes its maiden flight.

September 7, 1966: FBI Director Richard Nixon, with the assent of President Kennedy, authorizes the bugging and wiretapping of the Pakistani Embassy in Washington D.C.

September 19 1966-Timothy Leary urges smart drug users to "Tune in, turn on, and tune up" their brains at a press conference in NYC...

October 6th, 1966: Samples of Thalidomide "Smart Drugs" are distributed at the Love Pageant Rally in San Francisco, California....

December 1st, 1966: New England Journal of Medicine publishes a report that concludes that 55% ofmale users of Thalidomide "smart drugs" suffer from male erectile dysfunction....

December 21st, 1966: Timothy Clark, Christopher Gray & Donald Nicholson-Smith lead riots in London, England against British military involvement in Sub-Saharan Africa and India...

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January 9th, 1967: Soviets begin transporting AK-47s and rocket launchers to INA guerillas, sparking international attention...

January 14th, 1967: Timothy Leary launches "Human Be-In" rally in San Francisco, California with Thalidomide "smart drug" samples....

January 21st, 1967: During a speech in Tuscon, Arizona, Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) warns that a land invasion of India maybe necessary in order to "restore order".....

February 21 1967-First manned flight of Apollo spacecraft (Apollo 1).

March 15th, 1967: Police raid a Tahlidomide "smart drug" lab in Aachen, Germany....

June 20th, 1967: Scientists at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California warn that use of Thalidomide "smart drugs" reduces the sex drive of users up to 80%....

June 22nd, 1967: Surgeon-General Luther Leonidas Terry warns that "Weak Plague" has mutated beyond the capabilities of antibiotics for treatment in Bethesda Naval Hospital...

June 25 1967-The Beatles kick off a world tour in support of their new album, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts' Club Band.

July 27th, 1967: Sexual Offenses Act passed by Parliament in London, England; criminalizing homosexual acts, citing the "Weak Plague"....

August 17th, 1967: Government officials in Dublin, Ireland announce a crackdown on pornography, citing the worldwide rise in Weak Plague rates...

August 24th, 1967: Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) calls for "peace through strength" regarding American military involvement in India, during a rally in Phoenix, Arizona....

September 9 1967-"The Amazing Spiderman," a live-action version of the comic book starring Michael Cole as Peter Parker, begins airing on ABC and runs for three seasons.

September 11, 1967: President Kennedy announces that the draft will be abolished effective January 1, 1969, with a transition to an all-volunteer military.

October 16th-22nd, 1967: Draft Riots; Riots erupt in Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Cincinnati,OH; and Portland, OR; in one of the largest dispalys of civil unrest since the end of the Civil War....

November 8th, 1967: Revolution of Everyday Life by French underground leader Raoul Vaneigem is published in Paris, France....

November 30, 1967: Senator Robert Kennedy (D-NY) declines to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, and declares his support for Vice President Johnson's candidacy.

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February 8th, 1968: Orangeburg Massacre; National Guiard units fire on African-American student protesters, killing 9 people, injuring 31 people in Orangeburg, South Carolina...

March 3rd, 1968: Communist leaders including Lin Biao, Nikolai Bulganin, and Che Gueverra pronounce the "strength and unity" of the COMECON alliance, in Moscow, USSR...

March 8th, 1968: FBI Director Richard M. Nixon announces his endorsement of Senator Barry Goldwater for "law and order" during a rally in Sacramento, California, sparking controversy over the political nature of the FBI....

April 25 1968-In an interview with the New Yorker, Senator Goldwater claims that he reportedly asked General Curtis LeMay about the existence of UFOs, to which leMay allegedly angrily responded, "Not only can't you get into it but don't you ever mention it to me again."

May 12th, 1968: Poor People's March; Medgar Evers leads c. 750,000 to camp on the National Mall (a.k.a. "Resurrection City") in Washington D.C.,...

May 25th, 1968: Fact magazine publishes an article alluding that Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) is "mentally unstable" and "unfit for the presidency", sparking controversy....

May 28th, 1968: Police officials raid a Thalidomide "smart drug" lab in Alsdorf, Germany...

August 9th, 1968: Bharatiya Kamgar Sena (BKS) labor union launches an armed insurrection in New Delhi, after learning of American military abuses...

August 28 1968-Newspaper owner John F. Kennedy speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in support of Vice President Johnson's nomination. His inspirational rhetoric helps unify the Convention in support of Johnson.

September 18th, 1968: Tory MP John Trevelyan calls for a crackdown on pornography as "raising our society's standards..." during debate in London, England....

October 3rd, 1968: American civil rights leader Medgar Evers leads 35 African nations in a boycott of the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. Also on this day, Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) launches "National Pride- Doesn't That Sound Great?" ad campaign, with the implications that Democrats are "soft" on national security issues...

October 4 1968-Hewlett-Packard introduces the 911A "Desktop computer", with a system of keyboard, mouse, and windows designed by Douglas C. Englebert, who also includes a word processor, hypertext system, and file-linking, marking the start of the personal computer era...

October 24th, 1968: Congress passes the Staggers-Dodd Act banning the distribution and use of Thalidomide as a "smart drug" in Washington D.C.,...

November 5th, 1968-The Republican ticket of Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona and Governor Ronald Wilson Reagan of California narrowly defeats the Democratic ticket of Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson/Senator Hubert H. Humphrey.

November 17 1968-During a press conference, Senator Goldwater denies earlier accusations of connections with organized crime stemming from his relationships with known racketeers Willie Bioff and Gus Greenbaum...

December 6th, 1968: Hindu fundamentalists bomb the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India, killing 13 people....

December 22nd, 1968: Oswald Kolle launches a campaign against the "Wave of Sexuality" in Munich, Germany....

December 23-28 1968-The Beatles make a surprise appearance at the second of two Miami Pop Festivals, where many of the acts dress up as superheroes in honor of a guest appearance by Stan Lee.

December 24 1968-History is made as Jim Lovell becomes the first human being to walk on the Moon on Christmas Eve. Millions around the world watch as he quotes from the Book of Genesis while stepping down onto the lunar surface.

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January 10, 1969-John F. Kennedy buys the Saturday Evening Post.

January 20, 1969-Barry Goldwater is sworn in as President.

February 5th, 1969: Reverend Theodore Hesburgh leads an "Anti-Sex" campaign at Notre Dame University, sparking national attention...

March 1 1969-President Goldwater signs the Amateur Radio Act, granting greater funding for ham radio stations licensed by the FCC.

March 3 1969-First manned Soviet lunar flyby, carrying Vladimir Komarov and Alexey Leonov.

March 4th, 1969: Premier Nikolai Bulganin and Marshal Lin Biao launch "COMECON Unity Day" festivals, to celebrate the political unity of the two states....

March 16, 1969: Sens. Robert Kennedy (D-NY) and Birch Bayh (D-IN) announce the formation of the Democratic Federalist Council (DFC) "in pursuit of a new set of ideological principles for the Democratic Party, to replace the outdated New Deal policies of the past." Their slogan is "liberal goals through market-based means."

March 24th, 1969: 350,000 people gather at the Orange Bowl in Pasadena, California to call for "national decency"...

May 25, 1969 -Midnight Cowboy, the first mainstream film to deal with the Weak Plague as part of its plot, is released; the subject matter earns it an "X' rating.

June 28th, 1969: Stonewall Riots; Citizen militias and police clash with homosexuals in New York City's West Village, accusing homosexuals of spreading the "Weak Plague"....

July 1 1969-In addressing the Stonewall riots, President Goldwater alienates some conservatives by criticizing the police response. When asked whether gays should be allowed to serve in the military, he says, "Everyone knows that gays have served honorably in the military since at least the time of Julius Caesar...you don't have to be straight to serve in the military, you just have to shoot straight." He also criticizes religious conservatives' response to the growing issue of gay rights, along with "Others who are trying to take the Republican Party and make a religious organization out of it."

July 16th, 1969: Anglican Church leaders call for a massive crackdown on the "corrosive effects" of pornography before the House of Commons in London, England....

July 17, 1969: Sens. Robert Kennedy (D-NY) and Allan Shivers (R-TX) condemn President Goldwater's response to the Stonewall riots as a "presidential encouragement of immorality and lawlessness" and Kennedy calls on the Democratic Party to align itself with religious conservatives against "the so-called 'free love' endorsed by the President of the United States."

July 31st, 1969: Cerutti-8 Trial; Joseph Cerutti and 7 other Thalidomide "smart drug" distributors are placed on trial in London, England...

August 14 1969-Beach Boys member Dennis Wilson is killed by Charles Manson after Manson's demand for money to move to the desert in the aftermath of the Tate/LaBianca murders.

August 18 1969-The Woodstock Riots begin as The Doors close out the Woodstock music festival with a memorable performance of "The End". The violence escalates as National Guard troops, orignally brought in to distribute medical attention, try to impose order, leading to several accidental deaths as fans try to rush the stage in protest. Other performers include the MC5 and Iggy Pop and the Stooges, whose music contrasts sharply with the festival's earlier "Hippie" image, marking the rise of "Punk rock" music in the U.S. and leaving the festival with the legacy as "The concert that killed the Sixties."

August 22nd, 1969: Nixon Report; FBI Director Richard M. Nixon introduces a report before the U.S. Senate linking the rise in crime rates and "Weak Plague" cases to pornography

September 1 1969-Star Trek (NBC-TV) is renewed for a fourth and final season on NBC with a two-part episode, "Spock Must Die!" written by James Blish.

September 20th, 1969: President Barry Goldwater survives an assassination attempt in Van Nuys, California by Steven Birch....

September 30th, 1969: American-backed Jana Sangh death squads are implicated in the deaths of hundreds of Muslims in Karachi....

Ocotber 23rd-25th, 1969: INA guerillas and Muslim fundamentalists clash in Kashmir, killing 58 people in Kashmir, India...

November 7th, 1969: President Barry Goldwater condemns anti-war protesters during a speech in Washington D.C. as "providing aid and comfort to the enemy..."

November 10th, 1969: Social conservatives led by Phyllis Schaffly and Reverend Billy Graham call for the enforcement of the Film Code, citing the "Weak Plague" as proof of its necessity....

November 16th, 1969: FCC finally allows mention on television and radio airways of sexual activity as a means of transmission of "Weak Plague" in Washington D.C.,

November 28 1969-Alexey Leonov becomes the first Russian to walk on the Moon.

December 6-7 1969-The Rolling Stones hold a free concert at Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

December 17 1969-Tiny Tim announces that he has contracted the Weak Plague on the Tonight Show

December 31st, 1969: Surgeon-General William H. Stewart launches the "No Glove, No Love" campaign in Washington D.C., to promote condom use amongst sexually active youth....
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January 12th, 1970: Sino-Soviet leaders announce joint military war games before the United Nations in San Francisco, California....

March 18 1970-President Goldwater, at Vice President Reagan's suggestion, fires striking postal workers...

April 10 1970-Paul McCartney announces a concert in Hyde Park to promote the Beatles' new album, Let It Be.

April 17 1970-Jim Lovell makes his second walk on the Moon as Apollo 13 arrives on the lunar surface.

April 29 1970-The U.S. launches a major invasion of East Pakistan, sparking widespread protests in the United States. Also on this day, Cambodia began an invasion of Vietnam, prompting the Vietnamese president to accuse the United States of ignoring his country in favor of India.

May 8 1970-Hard Hat Shootings: Several anti war protesters are shot, two killed, when construction workers carrying handguns confront demonstrators in New York City.

June 1, 1970: Thorneycroft's Tory government passes the Industrial Relations Act 1968, intended to curb union powers. Included is a provision that is a direct lift of the American Taft-Hartley's Section 14b.

June 28, 1970-U.S. ground troops are withdrawn from East Pakistan.

November 5, 1970: Republicans gain 5 seats in the House and 1 in the Senate, for a party balance of 233-202 and 54-46. Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-NY) wins a second term against New York Mayor John Lindsay 68-32.

November 15, 1970: President Goldwater appoints Chicago University professor Milton Friedman as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

November 26th-28th, 1970: Calcutta Blackout; Naxalite guerillas bomb several of the power stations in Calcutta, India, creating a massive panic in the area...

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January 11, 1971: Bayh-McGovern Commission institutes a complete overhaul of the Democratic Party's nomination procedures starting in the 1972 presidential election. A 50-state, winner-take-all, primary system is instituted, with the former bosses relegated to the role of superdelegates. It is best remembered for Robert Kennedy's famous retort to Richard Daley during a heated argument: "Your time is up."

March 25 1971-President Goldwater announces the start of Operation Searchlight in Pakistan.

May 1 1971-In his controversial interview with Playboy magazine, former California governor and actor John Wayne admits he contracted the Weak Plague in 1964 and has been receiving treatments for it ever since. His admission sends shock waves through the conservative community, forcing many, such as Billy Graham, to concede that the Weak Plague is not just a moral matter.

June 10 1971-President Goldwater refuses to lift the U.S. trade embargo against China.

June 13 1971-The New York Times begins publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers detailing the history of American military involvement in India and Pakistan.

July 19th, 1971: Bengali guerillas release evidence that Indian guerillas are trying to cleanse the region of Bengalis in West Pakistan...

August 15 1971-President Goldwater vetoes the Wage and Price Controls Act, intended to curb inflation...

October 25 1971-The Peoples' Republic of China is admitted to the United Nations when the United States fails to secure a majority of votes against the resolution. A visibly disappointed President Goldwater condemns the result, suggesting that the United States should cut off funding for the United Nations in response.

December 16 1971-Pakistani forces in East Pakistan surrender following a major offensive by U.S. and Indian forces. East Pakistan is recognized as an independent country, bringing it into the American orbit.

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January 9th, 1972: Bengali guerillas launch an attack against Indian government forces in Gopalanj, Pakistan armed with Soviet weapons....

February 21 1972-In a surprising turnaround, President Goldwater sends Vice President Reagan to meet with Chinese leaders in Beijing and announces that he will visit the country himself in April, remarking that he is "Tired of the diplomatic ping-pong between our two countries that seems to be going nowhere."

March 30 1972-Easter Offensive begins against government troops in Vietnam, marking the start of the Vietnamese Civil War.

April 27th. 1972: After a long preperation period, the Soviet lunar program is succesful. Yuri Petrovich becomes the second man to step upon the moon's surfrace and is immediatly named a Hero of The Soviet Union upon his return.

May 9 1972-President Goldwater orders massive air strikes against Communist insurgents in Vietnam with Operation Linebacker.

May 15 1972-Alabama Govenor George C. Wallace is assassinated by Arthur Herman Bremer while campaigning in Laurel, Maryland.

May 20 1972-President Goldwater makes a historic visit to China and later visits the Soviet Union.

June 17 1972-Five burglars working for an undercover unit for the F.B.I. are arrested inside the Democratic National Committee's headquarters in the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.

June 23 1972-FBI Director Richard M. Nixon denies any official FBI involvement in the Watergate office break-in...

July 2 1972-A cease-fire is signed between Pakistan, the United States, and India, effectively ending the Pakistan War more than seven years after it began.

July 14 1972-Eugene McCarthy and Edmund Muskie are nominated for President and Vice President at the Democratic National Convention.

July 16, 1972: Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-NY) is caught on tape calling Eugene McCarthy an "ivory-tower prick" and Muskie a "pretty-boy crybaby", sparking outrage throughout the Democratic Party. Kennedy refuses to apologize, earning him a new nickname, "Barracuda Bob."

July 23rd, 1972: American-backed Jana Sangh death squads are implicated in a series of rape campaigns in Karachi....

September 5 1972-A plot to kidnap and kill Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic games in Munich is exposed, damaging relations between Israel and Arab countries...

September 22, 1972: UK Tories win a third consecutive term in office, Trade and Industry Secretary Margaret Thatcher is appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer and Deputy Prime Minister.

October 1, 1972: John F. Kennedy purchases The New Republic and Newsweek magazine, and is appointed a member of the NBC board. Kennedy is now the most successful media magnate in North America, only the New York Times, Time, and National Review of major US media outlets remain under independent ownership.

November 1 1972-The Beatles release The Red Album, their first full album in more than two years.

November 7 1972-The incumbent ticket of President Barry Goldwater/Vice President Ronald Reagan is re-elected over the Democratic ticket of Edmund Muskie/Eugene McCarthy.

December 18 1972-Linebacker II begins in Vietnam...

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January 15 1973-President Goldwater suspends air strikes against targets in Vietnam.

January 22 1973-The U.S. Supreme Court upholds state bans on abortion in Roe v. Wade, sparking nationwide protests from womens' rights groups...

January 29, 1973: Larry O'Brien elected DNC Chairman, Sen. Allan Shivers (R-TX) RNC Chairman. Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-NY) is now de facto leader of the Democratic Party and "leader of the opposition" to President Goldwater, while George H.W. Bush battles Bob Dole for control of the Congressional Republicans. In the end, an enraged President Goldwater, deploring public squabbling between the two men, arranges for the election of compromise candidate Sen. Howard Baker (R-TN) as RNC chairman, but the legendary Bush-Dole feud is born.

February 14, 1973: Quebec Deputy Premier Pierre Laporte is indicted on campaign finance violations, and alleged Mafia ties.

April 27 1973-President Goldwater accepts the resignation of FBI director Richard Nixon in the Watergate affair.

April 29, 1973: Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-NY), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, along with Sen. Bob Packwood (R-OR) calls on Congress to initiate an inquiry into Watergate. In a heated debate with Sen. George H.W. Bush (R-TX), Kennedy asks "What did the President know and when did he know it?"

May 8 1973-A standoff between the American Indian Movement and Federal authorities at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends in a violent shootout when authorities storm the reservation, leaving several AIM members dead.

June 22, 1973: President Goldwater and Canadian Prime Minister Robert Stanfield sign the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement, known as CAFTA, in Washington, D.C.

July 1, 1973: Pierre Laporte is revealed to have accepted money for his 1970 Liberal leadership campaign from the Mafia, and in Judge Claude Wagner's words, to have been a "willing tool of organized crime."

July 6, 1973: Pierre Laporte is found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Montreal home, aged 52.

September 22, 1973: Under massive pressure, Speaker Ford and Majority Leader Scott create the Judiciary Subcommittee on Watergate Affairs in the House and Senate. In the Senate, Sens. George H.W. Bush (R-TX) and Robert Kennedy (D-NY) are the chairman and ranking Democrat, respectively.

October 7th, 1973: Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) brief the White House on the danger of Sino-Soviet joint operations...

October 20 1973-The "Saturday Night Special" begins as televised hearings on the Watergate scandal commence. First to testify is former Assistant Director of the FBI Mark W. Felt, who confirms that the break-in was largely former Director Nixon's idea.

October 26 1973-Yom Kippur War: Israel destroys the encircled Egyptian Third Army fifty miles from Cairo.

November 1 1973-Inspired by a Rolling Stone article about New York City's underground dance scene, Andy Warhol opens The Loft as an upscale discotheque "Where gays and straights can go without being hassled." Popular songs played at the club include MFSB's "Love Is The Message", Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa", and Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes' "The Love I Lost." Also on this day, Israeli forces surround Cairo, Gen. Ariel Sharon orders the severing of the water supply. Israeli artillery and aircraft begin a bombardment of Cairo.

November 3, 1973: IAF Buccaneer strike aircraft destroy the Presidential Palace, Ministry of Defense, and National Assembly, killing President Sadat, Vice President Muhieddin, and most of the General Staff.

November 6, 1973: Under intense questioning from Sens. Carl Sanders and Robert Kennedy, former White House Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld admits the existence of a White House taping system in the Cabinet Room and Oval Office.

November 10, 1973: Israeli troops, backed by armor, airpower and helicopter gunships, enter Cairo's outskirts, beginning the Battle of Cairo.

November 16 1973-The Beatles release their next album, Mind Games On The Run.

November 23, 1973: After 13 days of brutal urban combat, Prime Minister Mahmoud Fawzi announces Egypt's unconditional surrender to Israeli forces. The entire Sinai peninsula is ceded to Israel, and the new Egyptian government establishes diplomatic relations with Israel.

November 29, 1973: British Prime Minister Peter Thorneycroft retires after 13 years in office. Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first female Prime Minister.

December 1, 1973: DFC-affiliated "Federalist" Democrats number 8 of 46 in the Senate and 67 of 203 Democratic Congressmen. Texas Gov. Lloyd Bentsen, Robert Kennedy's leading Southern ally and close confidant, is elected Chairman of the DFC.

December 8, 1973: Watergate Committee receives a tip from a Justice Department mole to investigate Attorney General Robert Bork and Vice President Reagan's dealings with Nixon on the Cabinet Subcommittee on Crime.

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January 4 1974-President Goldwater agrees to surrender tapes and documents requested by the Senate Watergate Committee.

January 28 1974-FBI Director L. Patrick Gray resigns.

February 15th, 1974: Coimbatore Massacre; U.S. troops fire on protesters in Coimbatore, India, sparking civil unrest and violence nationwide...

February 25 1974-Attorney General Spiro T. Agnew resigns.

March 4 1974-Former FBI Director Richard Nixon is indicted.

April 17th, 1974: Islamic fundamentalists massacre 26 villagers in Prankote, Udhampur, India....

May 9 1974-The trial of former FBI Dicrector Richard Nixon begins.

June 19th, 1974: Champanari Massacre; Islamic separtists massacre 25 villagers in Champanari, India fuelling opposition to the war....

July 1, 1974: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Tories win a fourth consecutive majority government.

August 9 1974-President Goldwater accepts censure for his role in the Watergate scandal. Vice President Ronald Reagan resigns for his role in the scandal.

September 13, 1974: Sen. Allan Shivers (R-TX) dies of a heart attack. Texas Gov. Lloyd Bentsen appoints himself to fill Shivers' Senate seat.

October 30 1974-George Foreman defeats Muhammad Ali in the Rumble In The Jungle in Kinshasha, Zaire.

October 31, 1974: British Railways privatized by the Thatcher Government.

November 5 1974-The "Federalist" wing of the Democratic Party gains seats in the mid-term elections. Also on this day, A Democratic tidal wave overwhelms the Congressional Republicans. Democrats retake the House, 244-191, and the Senate 52-48. Federalists now number 114 of 244 House Democrats and 18 of 52 senators. Tip O'Neill is elected Speaker of the House, and Bob Michel replaces Gerald Ford as Minority Leader. George H.W. Bush becomes ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee. Ted Kennedy is elected Mike Mansfield's successor as Majority Leader. Robert Kennedy becomes Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

December 7, 1974: In London, Health Minister Nicholas Ridley announces the impending creation of an internal NHS market.

December 19 1974-House Speaker Gerald R. Ford is sworn in as Vice President.

December 31, 1974: Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-NY) is named Time's Man of the Year for his role in uncovering the Watergate scandal.

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January 1 1975-Former FBI Director Richard Nixon is found guilty of obstruction of justice and illegal wiretapping in his trial. Also on this date, the Altair Personal Computer is released.

January 20 1975-Vietnamese Revolution begins.

January 21, 1975: Senators Robert Kennedy (D-NY) and George H.W. Bush (R-TX) declare their presidential candidacies in 1976.

January 23, 1975: Sen. Henry Jackson (D-WA) and Rep. Morris Udall (D-AZ) announce their candidacies for the Democratic nomination.

January 25, 1975: Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS) and Gov. Robert Finch (R-CA) declare their candidacies for the Republican nomination.

March 13 1975 The Vietnamese president orders the evacuation of the Central Highlands.

April 3rd, 1975: William F. Buckley, editor of the National Review lambasts President Barry Goldwater for "losing Indochina"....

April 4 1975-The United States Navy assists in the evacuation of civilians from the Central Highlands.

April 7, 1975: First candidates' debates held, for the GOP. Bush is judged the winner on policy, Finch on style, though acrimonious exchanges between Dole and Bush color the evening news for the next 2 days. Most notably, Dole's retort to Bush's attempt to paint him as a supporter of tax increases: "stop lying about my record."

April 22, 1975: Democratic debate held at Indiana State University. Robert Kennedy is judged to have "effortlessly dominated" the debate, and the Democrats' exchanges are much less acrimonious than the Republicans' held 2 weeks earlier.

April 27th, 1975: 2 people killed after an Indian couple is brutally murdered in Los Angeles, California by a disgruntled veteran...

April 30 1975-Saigon falls to Vietcong forces, ending nearly thirty years of American influence in the country.

June 1, 1975: President Goldwater endorses Bush as the "true conservative in the race", angering Dole.

July 1 1975-In his first interview since leaving office, former Vice President Ronald Reagan tells Time magazine that he sympathizes with the Objectivists, which alienates him from the religious right. He also hints at running for President as an Objectivist Republican in 1976 or 1980.

September 5 1975-Vice President Ford is assassinated in Sacramento, California, by Lynette Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson.

September 22 1975-Senator George H.W. Bush is sworn in as Vice President, effectively making him the front-runner for the Republican nomination in 1976. When asked how this might affect his own chances, Dole responds, "In this time of national mourning, my thoughts and prayers are with the Ford family. But we should remember that the nomination is a contest, not a coronation." The comment angers many moderate Republicans, who see it as a cheap shot at Bush.

September 29, 1975: Former Vice President Ronald Reagan announces he will not run for president in 1976, citing his desire for a Bush victory.

November 24th, 1975: Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin dies in Moscow, sparking a massive succession crisis for the Soviet government...

December 1, 1975: 3 presidential candidates, Senators Bush, Kennedy and Jackson, condemn the Goldwater administration's "loss of Vietnam to Communist aggression." Goldwater is so infuriated he considers withdrawing his endorsement of Bush, but is persuaded by Reagan that doing so would only ensure a Democratic victory.

December 8, 1975: Senators Bush and Kennedy call for free trade with the United Kingdom. Unbeknownst to them, the Tory Thatcher government is highly sympathetic to the idea.

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January 27, 1976: Bob Dole and Scoop Jackson win the Iowa caucuses in major upsets.

February 16th, 1976: Marshal Lin Biao and Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev announce plans to send military advisors into India, during a press conference in Moscow, USSR...

February 24, 1976: George Bush and Robert Kennedy win the New Hampshire primary, reclaiming their frontrunner status. President Goldwater is thoroughly disgusted with the negative ads airing across the country.

April 1 1976-Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are hired by Altair to design their next generation of personal computers...

April 24 1976-The Beatles accept Lorne Michaels' offer to perform on Saturday Night Live (NBC-TV) in anticipation of their upcoming American tour, their first in nearly a decade.

May 1, 1976: George H.W. Bush and Robert Kennedy win the Texas primary, clinching their respective parties' nominations.

June 5 1976-Democratic Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy is killed in a plane crash while en route to a campaign event in California...

June 16th, 1976: Leonid Brezhnev is named Premier by the Politburo in Moscow, sparking international attention...

July 26, 1976: Also on this day, Arizona Representative Morris "Mo" Udall and Indiana Senator Birch Bayh are nominated at the Democratic National Convention in Madison Square Garden, which also doubles as a memorial for the late Senator Kennedy, where publishing mogul John F. Kennedy delivers a euology for his brother.

August 4 1976-29 members of the American Legion convention in Philadelphia are diagnosed with the Weak Plague, raising fears that it has mutated into a new strain...

August 8, 1976: Senator George H.W. Bush and Governor Robert Finch are nominated at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

September 21, 1976: Morris "Mo" Udall and George Bush face off in the first presidential debate. The foreign affairs-oriented debate is judged a tie.

October 6th, 1976: Lin Biao dies, a power struggle takes place wherein Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen seize control of the government in Beijing, China....

October 13, 1976: Second presidential debate, won by Morris "Mo" Udall. It would be remembered for Bush's memorable gaffe: "I am proud to be President Goldwater's partner. We have had successes, we have had sex- I mean setbacks", causing an uproar in the audience. Kennedy replied: "Now I understand why Reverend Falwell has not endorsed you."

October 27, 1976: Third and final presidential debate, another tie, with Bush judged the winner on content, Morris "Mo" Udall on style.

November 2, 1976: The Democratic ticket of Morris "Mo" Udall/Birch Bayh narrowly defeats the Republican ticket of George H.W. Bush/Robert Finch to win the Presidential election.

November 9, 1976: In an unprecedented act of bipartisanship, President-elect Morris "Mo" Udall announces that outgoing Vice President George Bush as his choice for Secretary of State.

December 10 1976-The Beatles release "Beatles Over America", their first and only live album.

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January 3 1977-John F. Kennedy convinces NBC to hire former Monkees member Michael Nesmith to produce a music-video channel for the NBC network. Nesmith hires Robert W. Pittman as programming director for the new network, which he calls Music Television. Also on this date, the Altair Apple is released.

January 20 1977-Morris Udall is inaugurated.

May 19 1977-Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace is released featuring Noah Hathaway as the young Anakin Skywalker. Although praised for its special effects, the movie is not an immediate success and takes some time to build due to its reputation as a "Kiddie film."

June 16th, 1977: General Cllifford Alexander warns of the possibility of collapse of the Indian government during a White House briefing in Washington D.C.,...

June 20 1977-Roe V. Wade is revisited by the Supreme Court, which strikes down most state restrictions on abortion but keeps a ban on federally funded abortions in place.

June 26th, 1977: CIA offcials brief White House officials on Sino-Soviet military assistance to India, warning of the nature of COMECON....

July 13-July 14 1977-New York City Riots take place following a police strike. The violence is not fully stopped until National Guard troops are sent in to restore order.

August 12th, 1977: Wang Hongwen is named Premier of the People's Republic of China, promising similar policies of Lin Biao...

August 15 1977-Elvis Presley dies from complications due to the Weak Plague.

October 14 1977-Anita Bryant is assassinated at a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

November 1 1977-Music Television premiers.

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February 1 1978-Director Roman Polanski is arrested while trying to skip bail after pleading guilty to charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

April 28 1978-A communist coup against Mohammad Daoud Khan fails, marking the start of the First Afghanistan Civil War.

May 7 1978-Star Trek: Phase II, a sequel to the original series, premiers on NBC with new cast members, starring Stephen Collins as Captain William T. Decker, Persis Khambatta as Lieutenent Ilia, David Geautreaux as Lt. Xon, and original series cast members George Takei as Lieutenent Commander Sulu, Walter Koenig as Security Chief Chekov, Majel Barrett as Chief Medical Officer Christine Chapel, Grace Lee Whitney as transporter chief Janice Rand, and John Winston as Chief Engineer Commander Kyle. Due to his filming and stage schedule, Leonard Nimoy is unable to appear as Spock in the first season, however William Shatner appears as a "Special guest star" in several episodes as Admiral James T. Kirk.

May 31st, 1978: Chinese Premier Wang Hongwen and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev announce a campaign to unify the "people's struggle with one voice"....

August 28th, 1978: Prague Summer; Soviet troops invade Prague, crushing student protesters, with the support of both the Soviet and Chinese governments....

September 5 1978-Camp David Accords-Egyptian president Mahmoud Fawzi and Israeli prime minister Golda Meir meet with President Udall to sign a new peace treaty, officially ending hostilities between the two countries.

September 25th, 1978: Liberation; N. Bisheswar Singh proclaims the liberation of Manipur, with the aid of PLA "volunteers"....

November 7 1978-San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk becomes the first openly gay mayor of a major American city when he is elected Mayor of San Francisco. Also on this day, the controversial Briggs Initiative, which would have made the firing of gay teachers mandatory, fails. In spite of the defeat of Proposition 6 (the controversial Briggs Initiative), California state senator John Briggs narrowly defeats Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown in the California gubernatorial election...

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January 7 1979-Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia...

February 17 1979-China invades Vietnam in response to Vietnam's invasion of Cambodia, marking the start of the Chinese-Vietnam War.

February 25th-28th, 1979: Soviets and Chinese military forces conduct joint military war games in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, sparking concerns of a military offensive...

March 28 1979-Three Mile Island accident begins with the release of radioactivity from the nuclear power plant.

March 31 1979-President Udall declares the area around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania a disaster area and orders evacuations...

April 5 1979-Fallout from Three Mile Island reaches Lebanon, Pennsylvania...

April 7th, 1979: Liberation of Assam; Arabinda Rajkhowa, ULFA guerilla proclaims hte liberation of Assam and Bangalore from government troops...

June 1 1979-John F. Kennedy buys TBS from Ted Turner, renaming the cable network Kennedy Broadcasting Systems. He also announces plans to start a 24-hour news network in 1980...

August 1 1979-A "Punk Rock Woodstock", billed as "The Decline of Western Civilization", is held in L.A. featuring Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, Fear, the Dead Kennedys, X, and The Germs. Local police, mistaking the slam dancing at the concert for a riot, use tear gas on the crowd, resulting in several injuries. In response, a "Death to punk" rally is held by religious conservatives in Cincinnati, where records are burned in a mock funeral pyre. The Reverend Jerry Falwell addresses the crowd, calling for the support of the "Silent moral majority", making him a national figure.

September 16 1979-Afghanistan Civil War: Mohammad Daoud Khan retires from the presidency for "Health reasons". Hafizullah Amin is named Acting President. In response, opposition leader Nur Muhammad Taraki declares Amin's government an "illegitimate, CIA-backed regime" and openly declares himself an ally of the Soviet Union.

October 12th, 1979: Publishing magnate John F. Kennedy dies in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, after secretly battling Weak Plague since 1962.

November 3 1979-Iranian hostage crisis begins.

December 27 1979-President Udall insists that Afghanistan will not become "Another Pakistan," pledging continued American assistance to the government of Hafizullah Amin.

December 29 1979-Taraki is assassinated in eastern Afghanistan. Amin blames the KGB, although evidence points to Islamic fundamentalists. the Soviet Union announces its support of Babrak Karmal as the "legitimate" leader of Afghanistan.
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Here is the 1980s:

January 1st, 1980: The Entertainment Sports Network, or ESPN premeries nationwide on Cable and Satellite Syestems. The Network, which is the first ever 24 hour sports network, premieres with it's first show called "Sportscenter". The Channel is a hit.

January 2nd, 1980: Compunet hoaxer Alan Abel, fools the New York Times that he has died in New York City, New York, exposing the problems of reliance on Compunet information...

January 3rd, 1980: Former Vice President Ronald Regan announces his intenions to run for the Republican nomination, despite being late and missing the Iowa Caucus, Dole is registered for the other nationwide primaries.

January 21st, 1980: President Udall wins the Democratic Caucus in Iowa over California Governor Jerry Brown, while Senate Minority leader Howard Baker wins the Republican caucus over Senator Bob Dole.

February 13th, 1980- The Winter Olympics Open in Lake Placid, New York

February 26th, 1980- Former Vice President Ronald Reagan wins The New Hampshire Primary.

March 21 1980-President Udall announces that the United States will be attending the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, sparking criticism from the Right. Also on this day, Paul McCartney is sentenced to one year in prison in Japan for marijuana posession.

April 20th-24th, 1980: Rosie Ruiz fools people into believing she won the Boston Marathon, using altered footage of the race, sparking national attention on video coverage...

April 24-25 1980-Operation Eagle Claw, a commando mission to rescue the hostages in Iran, succeeds in raiding the former U.S. embassy where the hostages are being held. Spontaneous celebrations break out across the United States when the rescue is announced.

May 5th, 1980: Enrico Berlinguer, head of the Italian Communist Party proclaims a "reconciliation" with the Soviet and Chinese communist parties, during a conference in Moscow, Russia...

May 7th, 1980: Chinese Premier Wang Hongwen and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev attend the state funeral of Josip Broz Tito in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia...

May 18 1980-Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division, dies from the Weak Plague...

May 21 1980-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, is released to mixed reviews.

June 1 1980-CNN is officially launched by Kennedy Broadcasting.

July 16 1980-Former Vice President Ronald Reagan wins the Republican nomination and names former Vice President George H.W. Bush as his running mate.

July 19-August 3 1980-The Summer Olympics are held in Moscow, with Americans winning a total of 30 gold medals.

July 27th, 1980: Chinese military, along with Soviet military advisors announce the launch of Dongfang-6, granting China ICBM capability in Jiuquan, China....

August 14th, 1980: President Udall wins re-nomination at the Democratic National Convention.

September 21 1980-The first and only Presidential debate of the 1980 campaign is held in Baltimore, Maryland and features a three-way debate between President Udall, Vice President Reagan, and independent candidate John Anderson. Anderson's performance is considered a draw, and he spends the rest of the debate criticizing Udall. Vice President Reagan uses the occasion to issue one of his most memorable lines: "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" and is widely seen as winning the debate.

September 29th, 1980: Conservative Compunet columnist Janet Cook manufactures the story of "Jimmy" ( e.g. an alleged 8-year old heroin addict) in Washington D.C.,....

October 15th, 1980: James Callaghan retires as head of the British Labour Party

October 21st, 1980: The Phillies defeat the Yankees in the World Series 4-3.

October 25th, 1980: Soviet military forces launch a massive crackdown on protesters in Gdansk, Poland...

October 28th,1980: The Only Presidential debate of 1980 is held in Cleveland, Ohio. VP Reagan stole the show with his witty lines, and his statement at the end of the debate "Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?". Udall however, looked tired and aged, while trying to paint Regan as a extremist hawk. Regan was the winner after the debate gaining five points to have a one point lead.

November 4 1980-The Republican ticket of Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush defeats the incumbent Democratic ticket of Morris Udall/Birch Bayh.

December 8 1980-John Lennon dies suddenly of the Weak Plague, sending shock waves through the music world. In response, the Japanese government commutes Paul McCartney's sentence and he is subsequently released to attend Lennon's funeral.

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February 5th, 1981: Chinese Marshal Lin Biao and Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin both announce that they refuse to meet with President Ronald Reagan during a televised address in Moscow, USSR....

March 30 1981-White House Press Secretary James Brady is killed in an assassination attempt on President Reagan committed by Mark David Chapman.

May 13 1981-Pope John Paul II is killed by Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter's Square in Vatican City to give mass.

April 10 1981-Paul McCartney officially announces the breakup of the Beatles following Lennon's death.

July 8 1981-California Governor John Briggs begins an aggressive malathion spraying campaign to combat a fruit fly infestation, sparking protests from environmentalists.

July 27 1981-Adam Walsh, 6, escapes a kidnapping attempt in a Sears store in Hollywood, Florida.

August 1st, 1981: Mike Gunderloy establishes "Factsheet.com" in San Francisco, California, as the first major news site....

August 6 1981-Ted Nelson, working with Tim Berners-Lee, announces the completion of Xanadu, which is generally accepted as the first web browser and is announced as the World Wide Web...

November 23 1981-Chapman is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of James Brady and the attempted murder of President Reagan.

November 29 1981-Freddie Mercury dies of the Weak Plague. As a result, Queen's Greatest Hits is re-released posthumously. Also on this day, Actor Christopher Walken drowns after falling off the yacht of Actor Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood near Santa Catalina Island, California....


December 18th, 1981: Gold Key Comics announces its purchase of Red Circle Comics and its characters in New York City, New York...

December 23rd, 1981: Battlestar Galactica (ABC-TV) starring Lorne Greene airs its last episode, with a exploration of contact between the Earth, the Colonials, and the Cylons....

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January 13 1982-Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 reports that they have been hijacked by Libyan terrorists. After a struggle with the hijackers, the plane crashes into the Potamac River, killing everyone on board.

February 19 1982-The DeLorean Motor Company is bought by the Kennedy Foundation...

February 24 1982-NBC announces the cancellation of "Saturday Night Live" following Charles Rocket's infamous use of the "F" word in the "Who Shot C.R.?" sketch.

March 5th, 1982: Comedian John Belushi enters a substance abuse clinic in New York City, New York after meeting with Sister Madonna Ciccone...

March 10 1982-President Reagan announces that the United States has broken off diplomatic relations with Libya and imposed an embargo on oil imports from the country.

April 1 1982-John Belushi announces that he has become a born-again Christian in the wake of his failed suicide attempt of nearly a month earlier...

April 2 1982-President Reagan announces that air strikes have begun against Libyan targets including Muammar Gaddafi's private compound. Also on this date, the Falklands War begins.

May 12 1982-The last episode of Star Trek: Phase II airs, with the finale leading directly into the first big-screen Star Trek film, The Wrath of Khan.

May 26th, 1982: Vitaly Vasilyevich Fedorchuk is named Premier by the Politburo in Moscow, USSR....

June 1st, 1982: Chinese Premier Wang Hongwen dismisses any attempt at diplomatic relations with the United States, rebuffing efforts by U.S. Secretary of State George Schultz....

June 14 1982-Both the Falkands War and American air strikes againt Libya end.

June 30 1982-The Equal Rights Amendment is passed in the Senate.

August 9th, 1982: Chinese Premier Wang Hongwen proclaims the United States a "threat to world peace" during a speech before the Politburo in Beijing, China...

August 25 1982-A multinational peacekeeping force arrives in Afghanistan over Russian protests; the force includes several hundred U.S. Marines who are stationed in Kabul.

September 15 1982-USA Today is launched by Kennedy Publishing.

September 29-October 1 1982-An outbreak of "Tylenol flu" causes several deaths in the Chicago area. Its exact cause is never officially determined...

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February 21st, 1983: "Hacker-1.0" Convention is held in Ottumwa, Iowa, popularizing the culture of computer hackers, sparking national attention...

March 23 1983-President Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop teleforce beam weapons to intercept enemy missiles. The media dub the plan "Tesla Wars."

April 18 1983-The US Embassy in Kabul is attacked by Islamic insurgents, killing 63 people, most of them U.S. Marines.

May 6 1983-Stern Magazine publishes the Hitler Diaries, which give intimate accounts of Hitler's last days before his assassination.

May 25 1983-Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is released.

July 23 1983-Sri Lankan government falls to Soviet-backed Tamil rebels...

September 1 1983-Korean Airlines Flight 700 is shot down by an Indian MiG flown by a pro-Soviet pilot while over "Disputed waters" in the Indian Ocean.

September 5th, 1983: Newsweek features a story titled, "Beware the Hacker Generation", sparking national debate...

September 25 1983-Soviet officer Stanislav Petrov is promoted and reassigned to command Soviet advisors in Pakistan.

October 10th, 1983: Gold Key Comics announces that it has obtained Charlton Comics in New York City, New York....

October 23 1983-Simultaneous suicide truck bombings destroy both the French and United States Marine Corps barracks in Kabul, killing 241 U.S. servicemen, 58 French paratroopers and 6 Afghan civilians.

November 2-November 11 1983-Able Archer 83 Crisis occurs when Soviet officials misinterpret a planned NATO exercize as a prelude to an actual attack. Only several days of intense phone consultation with Moscow prevents a possible nuclear war from breaking out in Europe.

November 12th, 1983: As part of an agreement with Soviet Premier Vitaly Vasilyevich Fedorchuk, NATO is forced to withdraw all ICBMs and MIRVs from Germany and France....

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February 7 1984-U.S. Marines begin withdrawing from Afghanistan.

March 6th, 1984: Sister Madonna Ciccone launches the "Virgin Brides" campaign in New York City, New York, calling for young women and teenagers to commit to "preserving their virginity as a treasure"...

March 25 1984-Roberto D'Aubuisson of the Nationalist Republican Alliance wins the presidential election in El Salvador with the alleged backing of conservative lobbyists from the U.S., sparking international criticism of American involvement in the region.

June 8th, 1984: Ghostbusters starring Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman) makes its hit debut

July 9th, 1984: Premier Vitaly Vasilyevich Fedorchuk announces that the idea of relations with the United States by the Soviet Union and People's Republic of China are "counter-revolutionary"...

October 27th, 1984: Premier Vitaly Vasilyevich Fedorchuk proclaims the Sino-Soviet Alliance one of the "bedrocks for world peace", during a speech in Beijing, China...

December 27th-30th, 1984: Chaos Communication Congress launches a series of attacks on sensitive corporate and political sites from Hamburg, West Germany...

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January 21st, 1985: Alan Abel organizes the first "flash-mobs" via the Compunet, creating FAINT (Fight Against Idiotic Neurotic TV) , having 5,000 people faint outside the Today Show (NBC-TV) in New York City, New York...

March 1 1985-Bill Gates releases his first search engine, called Web Windows...

April 10th, 1985: President Ronald Reagan joins the National Day of Prayer with Sister Madonna Ciconne, at a Weak Plague hospice in New York City, New York, praising the "Virgin Brides" movement...

April 15th, 1985: Gary Sick, CIA Assistant-Director, begins leaking documents to the New York Times under the moniker of "Darth Vader"....

April 24th, 1985: Treaty of Shanghai; Chinese and Soviet officials announce in Shanghai, a free trade agreement between the Soviet Union and China as "Bridges to Peace", boosting the economies of both countries...
May 25th, 1985: Martial law is declared by P.M. Shri. Madhukar Dattatraya Deoras (a.k.a. "Balasaheb") in New Delhi, India....

July 3rd, 1985: Back to the Future starring Eric Stoltz, directed by Steven Spielberg, makes its hit debut

August 16th, 1985: Actor Sean Penn leads protests against the "hypocritical teachings" of Sister Madonna Ciccone at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, New York...

August 28th, 1985: Indian government collapses as Soviet-backed INA leaders seize control of the government in New Delhi...

August 30th, 1985: "We Built This City" single by Starship goes viral on the Compunet in San Francisco, California....

September 5 1985-Amin is assassinated in Kabul.

September 16th, 1985: MP Rajiv Gandhi escapes to the United States, calling for the establishment of a "government-in-exile"...

September 18th, 1985: Victor Saul Navasky, editor of The Nation, points out Reagan is the president who "lost India", showing a major foreign policy failure for the Republican Party....

October 20 1985-The Soviet Union launches an invasion of Afghanistan in support of Mohammad Najibullah as Amin's successor.

November 11th, 1985: Sylvester Stallone, William "Refridgerator" Perry and Terry "Hulk" Hogan have action figures created for the "All-Stars" line of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero...


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February 2 1986-WebTube, a video-sharing and hosting service, is founded in Seattle...

April 27th, 1986: "Captain Midnight" (a.k.a. John MacDougall) becomes an "instant-celebrity" after broadcasting his rants against the government from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...

May 18 1986-Top Gun is released, starring Michael J. Fox...

May 25th, 1986: Hands Across America; 16.5 million people from Battery Park in New York City, New York to Long Beach, California join hands to raise money for homelessness (c.$75 million)...

September 14th, 1986: Unity (Gold Key Comics) by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, reintroduces Charlton Comics characters (e.g. Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, E-Man, Son of Vulcan, et al.) and Red Circle Comics (e.g. The Shield, The Comet, The Fly, The Web, The Jaguar, et al.) in a "alternate timeline war"....

November 13 1986-President Reagan addresses the nation on the Iran-Contra affair.

December 19th, 1986: Lawrence Walsh is named Special Prosecutor in regards to Congressional hearings against President Ronald Reagan in Washington D.C.,...

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February 2 1987-D'Aubuisson is overthrown by the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, resulting in the election of Joaquín Villalobos as president. Also on this day, Vinicio Cerezo is assassinated by a pro-military faction in Guatemala.

March 4 1987-President Reagan resigns over the Iran Contra scandal. Vice President Bush is sworn in as President.

April 1st, 1987: Hezbollah leaders claim that Israel is using a weaponized version of Weak Plague against Palestinians along the Gaza Strip, sparking civil unrest and violence....

May 11th, 1987: The London Times sparks a major panic throughout Sub-Saharan Africa after it publishes a story linking the Weak Plague to the smallpox vaccines used primarily by the International Red Cross...

May 25 1987-Star Wars IV: A New Hope is released starring Eric Stoltz as Luke Skywalker, Patrick Swayze as Han Solo, Joanne Whalley as Princess Leia Organa, and Ben Kingsley as Obi-Wan Kenobi. The film receives mostly positive reviews and is widely regarded as the best in the series so far.

June 20th, 1987: Kazunari Igarashi stabs Sister Madonna Ciccone during her "Tokyo Crusade" in Tokyo, Japan, sparking international attention...

June 23rd, 1987: P. David Herrlinger makes c. $6.8 billion after hyping Compunet stock in New York City, New York...

July 20th, 1987: Congressman Ernie Konnyu (R-CA) is forced to resign from office after video footage of him soliciting sex from staffers is leaked onto the Compunet....

August 12 1987-Former President Joseph Kennedy Jr. dies in his sleep.

August 13 1987. In Lubbock's mental institution, Lee Harvey Oswald succumbs to a stroke. Since his return from the USSR in 1961, where he had "defected", the former Marine who had been a minor celebrity because of his obsession with former President Kennedy. Mainly, Oswald claimed to have assassinated Kennedy in the mid-1960s during a presidential trip to Texas, but that his victim had somehow been replaced by a copy. a claim that for all its unreal aspect had struck a chord amongst a fringe of conspiracy amateurs.

"Can you imagine that?" said Dr Loomis, Director of the mental institution. "All his life Oswald claimed he had killed Kennedy, and the day after Kennedy dies, so does he. Uncanny."

September 15 1987-Steve Jobs releases Apple Search as a competitor to Web Windows. Also on this date, the Rush Report, a news site owned by Rush Limbaugh, debuts.

November 22 1987-A video of a man in a Max Headroom mask making an obscene gesture while holding a Pepsi can and uttering random phrases quickly goes viral on Compunet.

December 21st, 1987: Students in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, West Germany unleash the "Christmas Tree" computer virus, sparking international attention and concern....

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March 1 1988-Pro-democracy uprising begins in Burma, drawing international attention...

March 16th, 1988: CIA Director William Joseph Casey is indicted in the Iran-Contra Scandal, linking the Reagan administration to the Khomeini regime in Iran...

March 21st, 1988: WHO/CDC officials report pandemic rates of Weak Plague in Burundi, Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zaire, recommending a possible "international quarantine"....

March 29 1988-President Bush ends his candidacy for the Republican nomination.

March 30th, 1988: Beetlejuice starring singer Sammy Davis Jr. in the title-role, makes its hit debut...

April 14 1988-China and the United States sign an agreement providing for the withdrawal of PLA forces and the creation of a nonaligned Vietnamese state. In Afghanistan, rebel groups reject similar overtures from Russia and vow to keep fighting.

April 26 1988-Senator Bob Dole of Kansas secures the Republican nomination, ending a hard-fought contest against longtime rival Bush.

May 8 1988-Senator Robert Heinlein (D-CA) dies.

May 15 1988-China begins withdrawing its troops from Vietnam.

May 23rd, 1988: China's People's University in Beijing reports the first official outbreak of Weak Plague, sparking concerns of how the communist regime will deal with the crisis....

May 29-President Bush makes his first visit to China for a superpower summit.

June 7 1988-Al Gore of Tennessee clinches the Democratic nomination.

June 12 1988-President Mitterand's Socialist Party wins a majority in the National Assembly...

June 19 1988-Michael Jackson shocks his fans by announcing that he has contracted the Weak Plague Virus following a concert in West Berlin.

July 5th, 1988: Attorney General Edwin Meese is indicted on corruption charges and illegal wire-tapping , further hurting Republican Party chances in the elections...

July 21 1988-Senator Al Gore of Tennessee is nominated for President and Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas for Vice President at the Democratic National Convention.

August 18 1988-Senator Bob Dole of Kansas and Representative Jack Kemp of New York are nominated for President and Vice President at the Republican National Convention.

October 13 1988-During the second Presidential debate, in comparing their military backgrounds, Senator Dole, in an attempt to compare his service in World War Two with that of Gore, who served as a war correspondent during the Pakistan War, mentions the wartime service of the late President Joseph Kennedy, earning an angry response from Gore who declares, "Senator, I knew Joseph Kennedy Jr...Joe and my father were friends...you're no Joe Kennedy." The remark draws applause from the crowd and Gore is seen as winning the debate as a result. Also on this day, WebTube hosts the second Presidential debate, where Gore makes his famous "You're no Joe Kennedy" remark to Bob Dole.

November 1 1988-Actress/Comedian Sandra Bernhard creates controversy when she appears with Sean Penn on Late Night With David Letterman, where the two guests make frequent lewd jokes about Sister Madonna Ciccone.

November 8 1988-The Democratic ticket of Al Gore/Bill Clinton defeats the Republican ticket of Bob Dole/Jack Kemp.

November 28th, 1988: Soviet Premier Vitaly Vasilyevich Fedorchuk announces the first bilateral peace talks with the United States in Reykjavik, Iceland....

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January 25th, 1989: Several liberal and progressive organizations announce national boycotts of Pepsi-Cola after it is learned that the company has sponsored several rallies by Sister Madonna Ciccone...

February 2 1989-The last of the PLA forces leave Vietnam, nearly ten years after the war began.

February 23 1989-Sam Nunn is confirmed as President Gore's Secretary of Defense.

March 1 1989-Author Salman Rushdie is assassinated in London by Islamic fanatics...

March 2nd, 1989: Sister Madonna Ciccone leads the National Day of Prayer in Washington D.C., calling for the an end to the "reign of immorality and sin"....

April 20 1989-John McCain (R-AZ) announces his resignation from the Senate due to his involvement in the Keating Five Scandal...

July 24th, 1989: Chinese Premier Wang Hongwen and Soviet Premier Vitaly Vasilyevich Fedorchuk demand massive arms reductions from President Al Gore during 3-party talks in Geneva, Switzerland....

August 23 1989-Baltic Way Massacre: Several thousand dissidents are killed by Soviet troops after forming a 600-mile long human chain to demonstrate for independence...

September 1 1989-Pete Rose is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

September 5 1989-George W. Bush, son of the former President, is arrested in Texas after being pulled over for speeding by state troopers, who discover a bag of cocaine in his car. Also on this date, Sister Madonna Ciccone and fellow evangelist Samuel Kinison launch a national "Virginity Prayer" tour.

September 25th, 1989: Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) is forced to resign from office after video is leaked on the Compunet, showing Frank soliciting sex from Steve Gobie, a known felon...

October 28th, 1989: San Francisco Giants win the World Series, 9-6, against the Oakland A's...

November 9 1989-Egon Krenz meets with newly elected Chancellor Johannes Rau to discuss a reunification treaty. Also on this day, a new strain of the Weak Plague Virus is discovered in monkeys at Hazleton Laboratories in Reston, Virginia, leading to fears of an outbreak.

November 30th, 1989: Nationalist leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America launch protests against members of the G-7 in Paris, France, accusing them of using the Weak Plague to "undermine independence efforts"....

December 23rd, 1989: Compunet hackers create artificially-generated footage of an alien invasion of Rockford, New York, becoming popular amongst UFO circles....
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January 8th, 1990- "Biff's Place" by B1FF by Eric S. Raymond of San Jose, California becomes one of the most popular sites on the Compunet....

February 13 1990-Germany is officially reunited under a pro-Soviet regime with Krenz as "Acting Chancellor."

February 26 1990-The Sandinistas win the Nicaraguan elections. Also on this day, NATO agrees to turn over its bases in the former West Germany to the new German government.

April 13th, 1990: 19-year old singer Tiffany poses nude in Playboy, sparking calls for bans on her music albums...

July 20th-August 5th, 1990: Summer Goodwill Games are held in Shanghai, China, as a "socialist alternative" to the Summer Olympics....

August 2 1990-Soviet and Iraqi troops are sent into Kuwait.

August 3 1990-The United Nations adopts a resolution put forward by the Arab League, which calls for the Kuwait crisis to be handled internally and which forbids outside interference, including blockades or sanctions against Iraq.

December 27th, 1990: Osama bin Laden is named commader of the Arab Legion, citing his experience in Afghanistan against the Soviets, and his close ties to the House of Saud....

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June 24th, 1991: NASA director Alexander Abian sparks international controversy after he calls for the detonation of nuclear weapons on the moon, during a press conference at Cape Canaveral, Florida....

June 25 1991-Michael Jackson dies from the Weak Plague, prompting a worldwide outpouring of grief from his fans on Compunet.

July 10th, 1991: Vladimir Zhirinovsky is selected as Premier of the Soviet Union by the Politburo, with the promise of political reforms...

July 31 1991-After 42 years of existence, NATO dissolves, agreeing to allow itself to be merged into an "All-European Defense."

August 26th, 1991: Soviet leaders announce a "Soviet Cultural Revolution", led by the Red Guard, before the Politburo in Moscow....

September 6th, 1991: Hanoi Riots; Civil unrest and violence erupt after Soviet officials announce their withdrawal of "military advisors" from Vietnam, Laos,and Camboadia....

September 17th-22nd, 1991: Neo-Nazi and Communist gangs clash in a series of riots in Hoyerswerda, Germany....

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January 8 1992-Former President Bush is made violently ill during a visit to Japan when the Aum Shinrikyo Cult attacks Tokyo with a weaponized version of the new Weak Plague strain.

March 6th, 1992: Reverend James Parry of Boston, Massachusetts launches a "Virtual Crusade" on the Internet, launching hacker attacks against Islamic, LGBT, and Socialist websites....

March 16th, 1992:Millions are offended by Pat Buchanan during a rally in New York City, New York after he calls for Christianity to be "recognized as the nation's religion" in Virginia Beach, Virginia...

April 5 1992-Sarajevo Massacre: Russian-backed Serb troops put down an uprising in Sarejevo.

April 10 1992-A major scandal ensues when the National Enquirer reveals a long-term affair between Sister Madonna Ciccone and the Reverend Samuel Kinison...

June 1 1992-Lionel Jospin is elected President of France in the second round of elections and establishes a new center-left coalition government...

June 3 1992-Russia launches four missiles into the Pacific Ocean as part of a test, intended as a "Warning" to the United States not to interfere in what it considers an internal matter in Yugoslavia...

July 20 1992-Vaclav Havel is killed by KGB agents in Prague.

July 25 1992-The United States boycotts the Summer Olymmpics in Barcelona over Russian actions in the Balkans...

August 17 1992-Pat Buchanan is nominated for President and former Secretary of Education William Bennett for Vice President at the Republican National Convention, where he delivers his controversial "Future War" speech, in which he warns of America's growing military and cultural decline. Reverend Samuel Kinison is the keynote speaker.

August 20th, 1992: Pat Buchanan calls for the registration and internment of LGBT persons as a "necessary precaution against a Weak Plague pandemic..." during a rally in Miami, Florida...

August 23rd-27th, 1992: Neo-Nazi and Communist gangs clash in a series of riots in Rostock-Lichtenhagen, Germany...

August 24th, 1992: Valery I. Fabrikant is arrested in Minsk, Russia after launching a rally against "Soviet pogroms" against the Jewish community...

September 14th, 1992: Pat Buchanan leads a rally in Dallas, Texas calling the reunification of Germany, proof that "Adolph Hitler was correct..."

October 2 1992-NATO is formally replaced by the Headquarters Allied Command European Rapid Reaction Corps.

October 3 1992-Sinead O'Connor tears apart a picture of the Pope during a concert in New York City. In response, Sister Madonna Ciccone strongly criticizes O'Connor's behavior during an appearance on Larry King Live.

November 3 1992-Pat Buchanan defeats incumbent President Albert S. Gore, Jr. in the Presidential election.

December 11 1992-A Few Good Men, starring Jim Carrey as a wisecracking Navy lawyer, is released...

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February 26 1993-The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses as the result of a truck bomb in the building's parking garage, killing 1,042 people including 17 kindergartners. Ramzi Yousef, who had stated his intentions to attack a target within the U.S., claims responsibility before attempting to flee to Pakistan. After being denied entry by the Russians, Yousef then goes to Lebanon, seeking asylum from Lebanon's Syrian-backed government.

March 1, 1993-In a nationally televised address, President Buchanan vows retaliation for the February 26 attack...

March 14th, 1993: 22-year old singer Debbie Gibson poses nude in Playboy, sparking calls for a ban on her music albums...

April 3 1993-The United States and Israel launch massive air strikes against targets in Lebanon after a deadline passes for Lebanon to hand over Ramzi Yousef.

April 8 1993-South Africa institutes a ban on air travel from several African countries, citing the spread of the Type 2 Weak Plague virus. Also on this day, South Africa announces its intention to continue its nuclear programme.

April 13-Israeli troops enter Lebanon as part of the search for Yousef.

April 19 1993-David Koresh surrenders to FBI and ATF agents in Waco, Texas...

April 21 1993-Yousef is captured in Beruit.

April 23 1993-The World Health Organization declares the spread of the second strain of the Weak Plague Virus to be a global emergency...

May 7th, 1993: Lensman directed by David G. Potter and David Langford becomes one of the blockbuster hit films of the 1990s...

June 11 1993-Jurassic Park is released as the first fully computer-generated animated feature film from Pixar Studios. Billed as a child-friendly "Adventure comedy," the movie is a flop with both critics and audiences and quickly fades at the box office.

June 24 1993-Andrew Wiles' presentation of his solution to Fermat's Last Theorem is revealed to be a hoax, leading to one of the biggest scandals in the world of mathematics.

September 1st, 1993: "Eternal September" is pronounced by Compunet fans and counter-cultural rebels...

October 3 1993-Russia sends troops to Ethiopia in a bid to restore order following a severe outbreak of the Type 2 Weak Plague...

November 22 1993-President Buchanan vetoes the North American Free Trade Agreement, declaring it an "Attack on America's economic independence."

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March 27th, 1994: Premier Vladimir Zhirinovsky says that involvement in Yugoslavia and the Middle East "threatens to bring World War III..." during a speech in Moscow,...

April 3rd, 1994: President Pat Buchanan calls for a "preemptive strike against Iran" during a speech in Washington D.C., calling for a "New Crusade"...

April 5 1994-Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain survives a suicide attempt...

April 8 1994-Rwanda Genocide begins as several hundred thousand Tutsis are killed by Rwandan soldiers on the pretext of stopping the spread of the Weak Plague in the country. Also on this day, President Buchanan angers many when he states that Kurt Cobain's death "Would have been a blessing for America's youth..."

April 13th, 1994: Attorney-General John Ashcroft recommends that Arab-Americans who have been deemed "enemy combatants" be placed in "internment camps"

May 21 1994-President Buchanan's comments that soldiers' actions during the Rwanda Genocide could be considered "Self defense" draw widespread criticism, with the President's critics claiming his remarks imply tacit approval of events in Rwanda...

July 22 1994-President Buchanan creates controversy when he calls impacts of comet fragments on Jupiter a "Warning from God..."

July 23rd- August 7th, 1994: Summer Goodwill Games are held in Stalingard, USSR, as a "socialist alternative" to the Summer Olympics....

September 13th, 1994: Joel K. "Jay" Furr of Roanoake, Virginia popularizes "Furries" sexual underground...

October 1 1994-President Buchanan blasts Representative Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America" as "Silly" and "Overrated," and calls Gingrich a "Political opportunist." His remarks anger many fiscal conservatives, who worry that Buchanan is ignoring the economy. Also on this day, Kurt Cobain says he has become a born-again Christian after a meeting with Drew Barrymore.

October 1 1994-Newt Gingrich responds to President Buchanan's remarks by calling for a "Republican Revolution" against what he calls "Mainstream extremism."

November 8 1994-The Democrats retain their majority status in the mid-term elections. Representative Newt Gingrich of Georgia is elected Minority Whip, vowing to continue his push for the Contract With America. President Buchanan, for his part, says he will veto any such legislation that reaches his desk, leading to the beginning of what will come to be known as "The Great Schism" between religious and fiscal conservatives within the Republican Party.

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January 23rd, 1995: President Pat Buchanan calls for the building of a 100-ft. tall wall along the U.S./ Mexican border claiming that "Mexican terrorism" is the next big threat....

January 25 1995-Norwegian Rocket Pulse Incident: A rocket launched from the space exploration center at Andeya, Norway releases an experimental EMP warhead over the Arctic Circle which temporarily causes blackouts in much of Russia, including Moscow. Soviet Premier Vladimir Zhirinovsky calls the incident "Highly provacative" and calls for a resolution condemning the launch at the United Nations in San Francisco.

January 31 1995-President Buchanan refuses to approve a loan to Mexico, leading to fears of civil war in that country...

February 5th, 1995: In the Mouth of Madness directed by John Carpenter, makes its hit debut, introducing Cthulupunk to audiences...

March 3, 1995-Russian troops leave Somalia to be replaced by a United Nations peacekeeping force. President Buchanan sparks international controversy by declaring that the United States will not participate. Also on this day, Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo is assassinated, starting the Mexican Civil War of 1995.

March 22nd, 1995: Doorways (ABC-TV) created by George R.R. Martin makes its hit debut, starring Jerry O'Connell...

March 31 1995-Tejano star Selena becomes one of the first casualties of the Mexican Civil War when her tour bus is attacked by antigovernment forces.

April 19 1995-The Oklahoma City Bombing takes place.

April 23rd, 1995: Sino-Soviet Alliance leaders announce their "universal condemnation" of American military activities in the Middle East, before the U.N. General Assembly in San Francisco, California....

April 25 1995-White House Chief of Staff Larry Platt is forced to resign after he makes comments apparently in sympathy with the motives of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh.

July 19th, 1995: Minority Whip Newt Gingrich praises the internment of suspected "enemy combatants" has "protected America from its enemies..."

August 30th, 1995: Minutemen in Eugene, Oregon launch the "Good Ol' Boy Roundup" against "suspected terrorists" , targeting Muslims, South Asians, Chicano/Latinos, and LGBT organizations...

September 28th, 1995: The Washington Post reports up to c.120,000 people placed in internment camps , sparking international attention....

October 15th, 1995: Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein meets with Premier Vladimir Zhirinovsky in Moscow, in a sign of solidarity...

November 5 1995-Former Vice President Bill Clinton announces his intention to run for the Democratic nomination in 1996.

November 14 1995-A standoff between Newt Gingrich and President Buchanan over the Contract With America reaches a climax when Minority Leader Bob Dole and House Speaker Tom Foley join forces with Gingrich to force a government shutdown in response to Buchanan's repeated opposition to both the Contract With America and the Democratic budget, in exchange for Foley supporting a future up-and-down vote on the Contract With America's issues.

December 13 1995-The shutdown continues as President Buchanan refuses to negotiate despite growing pressure from many within his own party, particularly Senator Dole. Also on this day, Rush Limbaugh sparks national attention by openly supporting Gingrich and Dole over President Buchanan on his TV and radio shows.

December 22 1995-Crusade, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is released, and generates a reputation as "One of the most violent movies ever made," with several deleted scenes appearing on WebTube.

December 23 1995-The "Christmas Surprise": In an unexpected compromise, President Buchanan agrees to sign altered versions of some of the Contract With America's provisions if it comes to a vote, in exchange for Gingrich and Foley ending the government shutdown.

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February 8 1996-The Contract With America, with most of its provisions left largely intact, passes in the House. Also on this day, President Buchanan signs the Online Decency Act into law, which invokes heavy fines for creators of online content who use "Obscene or sacriligious" words or imagery in their presentations.

February 11th, 1996: President Pat Buchanan leads a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, blaming the Weak Plague on "sexual promiscuity gone wild..."

February 26th, 1996: ACLU attorney Eric K. Yamamoto files suit agains the federal government to shut down the internment camps....

March 6th, 1996: Lars Hutter and Steve Kinsler, announce the formation of the Oracle Compunet social networking site in Cambridge, Massachusetts...

March 16th, 1996: Premier Vladimir Zhirinovsky launches a massive crackdown on the Baltic states, dismissing any thoughts of political autonomy,...

March 23 1996-Ted Turner announces he is buying the WWF and bringing Monday Night Raw to TNT.

April 9 1996-In spite of an earlier promise, President Buchanan vetoes several items from the Contract With America, including the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, which had both Republican and Democratic support, further alienating President Buchanan from fiscal conservatives.

April 12th, 1996: President Pat Buchanan calls for an end to affirmative action during a rally in Sacramento, California....

April 26th, 1996: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, one of America's few allies in the Middle East, is assassinated by National Islamic Front (NIF) members outside the United Nations in San Francisco, California, killing 8 people....

May 14th, 1996: Soviet officials launch a massive purge of the Politburo of suspected "counter-revolutionary elements" purging Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, et al.

July 3rd, 1996: General Alexander Lebed is named Foreign Minister by Premier Vladimir Zhirinovsky in Moscow, USSR...

July 18th, 1996: "Hipcrime" is used to describe crimes committed on the Compunet in Newsweek...

July 30th, 1996: Minutemen militias led by Richard Butler pledge to help with "border patrols" and "community policing" during a rally in Atlanta, Georgia....

August 15th, 1996: Quantum Leap (NBC-TV) and Doorways (ABC-TV) launch their first crossover with "Quantum Doorway"...

August 29 1996-Former Vice President Bill Clinton of Arkansas and Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey are nominated for President and Vice President at the Democratic National Convention.

November 5 1996-The Democratic ticket of William Jefferson Clinton/Bill Bradley defeats the incumbent Republican ticket of Pat Buchanan/William Bennett.

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January 22 1997-In one of his first acts, President Clinton signs the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act into law and repeals the Online Decency Act.

March 26 1997-A group of apocalyptic fundamentalists (among them former Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain) commit suicide in Seattle, Washington, as their leader, a follower of Sister Madonna Ciccone, declares the arrival of the Hale-Bopp Comet and the Clinton presidency a sign of the "End Times." Sister Ciccone generates controversy when she fails to openly condemn or distance herself from the cultists, leading to charges of extremism.

May 2 1997-Labour Leader John Smith is appointed Prime Minister following the 1997 UK General Election.

July 7 1997-Vicente Fox announces his candidacy for the presidency of Mexico, declaring that he will legalize drugs if elected in a bid to end the cartels' growing influence...

July 13 1997-Che Guevera dies in Havana. The Cuban government declares a day of national mourning. In the Soviet Union, flags are ordered lowered to half staff.

August 7 1997-Hundreds of Mexican drug gang members launch a border attack against Brownsville, Texas, leading to a short battle with National Guard troops.

August 21 1997-Oldsmobile officially merges with Saturn on its 100th birthday in response to several years of declining sales.

October 27 1997- A worldwide stock market crash occurs. Underestimating the severity of the crash, officials at the New York Stock Exchange decide to keep trading open, leading to the crash spreading to the United States.

October 29th, 1997: Premier Vladimir Zhirinovsky threatens military force against American interests in the Persian Gulf...

December 12th, 1997: Australian labor union riots take place in Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney; as concerns over the economy begin to affect Australia's economy....

December 21st, 1997: President Bill Clinton closes the internment camps, much to he outrage of Republican leaders led by Minority Whip Newt Gingrich and former President Pat Buchanan....

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January 25th, 1998: Hackers disrupt Super Bowl XXXII between the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers, by transmitting obscenities over the billboards throughout the stadium in San Diego, California...

January 27 1998-In his State of the Union address, President Clinton discusses the state of the economy, calling for passage of a stimulus package in Congress.

February 17 1998-President Clinton signs the Economic Recovery And Stabilization Act of 1998 into law...

March 12th, 1998: Governor Mike Feely(D-CO) calls for a crackdown on militia activities, during a press conference in Denver, Colorado...

April 15 1998-A large anti-Clinton rally takes place in Washington, D.C., with Rush Limbaugh as a special guest speaker, leading to the birth of the "Tea Party" movement.

May 12th, 1998: India government officials, along with Chinese and Soviet "scientific advisors" announce the detonation of a nuclear weapon in Rajahstan's Thar Desert....

June 2nd, 1998: Cuban-American leader/musician Gloria Estefan returns to Havana, Cuba to a hero's welcome, announcing her bid for the presidency of the country....

July 19th-August 2nd, 1998: Summer Goodwill Games are held in Beijing, China as a "socialist alternative" to the Summer Olympics....

November 2nd, 1998: Donna Rice Hughes, with the support of the Tea Party Movement, leads a campaign against Internet pornography in Chevy Chase, Maryland....

November 3 1998-Republicans retake the House of Representatives; Newt Gingrich is elected House Speaker.

November 4th, 1998: Premier Vladimir Zhirinovsky meets with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, Iraq...

November 5-30 1998-A series of Tea Party protests take place in several cities, most notably in Washington and Seattle, where the protests turn violent.

November 8th, 1998: California governor Pete Wilson (R-CA) calls for the deployment of National Guard units along the U.S./ Mexican border in San Diego, California...

November 20 1998-President Clinton is killed by a pipe bomb tossed from the crowd during a Town Hall Meeting on the economy. The assassin is identified as Ted Kaczynski, who is also revealed to be the suspect behind the Unabomber attacks that have taken place over the past several years. Vice President Bradley is sworn in as President.

November 23rd, 1998: Presidential assassin Ted Kaczynski is shot and killed by Angela Dickerson in Seattle, Washington on live television....

November 27th, 1998: General Russell Bowen, U.S. Army, commits suicide in his apartment in Quantico, Virginia, fueling speculation of a larger conspiracy...

November 30th, 1998: Iranian President Mohammed Khatami expresses his condolences for the assassination of President Bill Clinton, fearing a possible attack by the United States...


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January 12th, 1999: Brittney Spears leads a rally in Shreveport, Louisiana calling for the end of the culture of "sinful indulgence"...

January 21 1999-The FBI reveals that Ted Kaczynski was working for the Council of Conservative Citizens, specifically its president, Thomas Bugal, and had been working in connection with Dr. Charles T. Sell, a St. Louis dentist indicted for several crimes including the attempted murder of an FBI agent and Federal witness. Sell, in turn, implicates former Attorney General Ashcroft in his dealings with the CoCC, leading to Ashcroft's arrest on conspiracy charges.

February 2 1999-Hugo Chavez becomes president of Venezuela in a Soviet-backed coup.

February 16 1999-An apparent assassination attempt takes place against House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Feb 21 1999-Rumors are leaked to the press that Secret Service and FBI agents allowed Kaczynski to get close to President Clinton as part of the "Ashcroft Conspiracy", as it is now called. The Treasury and Justice departments launch immediate investigations into these rumors.

March 24 1999-The Soviet Union launches air strikes against what it calls "Western-backed terrorists" in Kosovo in support of Yugoslavian leader Slobodan Milosevic.

May 24th, 1999: CIA Director Robert Gates testifies to possible links between Theodore "Ted" Kaczynski and the pro-Soviet Venezuelan government. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan calls for the deployment of peace-keeping forces to Venezuela, as tensions rise with the United States...

June 9 1999-The Soviet Union declares operations in Kosovo officially ended, and generates widespread criticism when the Soviet government refuses to allow the Red Cross or other international observers into Kosovo to confirm charges of ethnic cleansing by Yugoslavian forces.

June 12 1999-Governor Jeb Bush of Florida announces he will be seeking the Republican nomination.

June 18th, 1999: London Riots; Riots erupt in London, England as police crackdown on the Carnival Against Capitalism, sparking civil unrest and violence....

June 19 1999-Horror author Stephen King is killed in a car accident along Route 5 in North Lovell, Maine.

August 2nd, 1999: Gulf of Paria Incident; U.S.S. Maddox hits a mine, while entering patrolling the territorial waters off the coast of Venezuela...

August 7 1999-After an exhaustive investigation, the rumors of Secret Service and FBI involvement are found to be false. The source of the rumors is the White House Press Office, apparently with the knowledge of the chief of staff. President Bradley pledges immediate action.

August 9 1999-The Sunday Night Slaughter: President Bradley fires a large number of White House staffers and asks for his chief of staff's resignation in an major White House shakeup.

August 23rd, 1999: Anti-capitalist Jose Bove firebombs a McDonald's in Paris, France, injuring 12 people in the process...

September 8 1999-A series of apartment bombings begin in Los Angeles and New York, allegedly planned by Mexican drug cartels in retaliation against President Bradley's support of Vicente Fox's position on the drug war...

September 22nd, 1999: Rehnquist Report; Supreme Court Chief Justice issues a report stating that Theodore "Ted" Kaczynski. acted alone in the assassination of President Bill Clinton. Many Americans distrust these findings...

September 25th, 1999: Former California Governor Pete Wilson announces his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in Sacramento, California....

October 16th, 1999: CIA Director calls upon President Bill Bradley to consider preemptive airstrikes against Sino-Soviet targets in the Persian Gulf, warning of possible nuclear weapons sites....

October 31 1999-The U.S. launches air strikes against Venezuelan targets in response to CIA reports that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was involved in the Clinton assassination.

November 21st, 1999: Cárdenas Boatlift; Thousands of Cuban refugees flood American shores, as the Cuban government collapses into anarchy....

November 22nd, 1999: Sino-Soviet Alliance leaders announce the deployment of the "Rodina"/ "Shenzhou" satellite defense system at Baikonur, as a counterpoint to American "Tesla Wars"....

November 25th, 1999: Brazil breaks ranks with the United States, approving U.N. Security Council Resolution #1276, condemning American "pre-emptive strikes" into Venezuela, in San Francisco, California....

November 30 1999-A large-scale protest against Brazil at the United Nations in San Francisco turns violent, leading to several hundred thousand dollars' worth of property damage to surrounding businesses.

December 3 1999-NASA reports getting a "Distinct signal of unknown origin" from the Mars Polar Lander shortly before losing contact.

December 31 1999-Millennium Attack and Y2K Panic: A powerful car bomb explodes at LAX International Airport, killing hundreds of holiday travellers. Ahmed Ressam, a member of a Jordanian terrorist group, is arrested for the attack. Also on this day, riots break out in Seattle, San Francisco, Cincinnatti, Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago due to rolling blackouts associated with the "Y2K Bug."
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Here is the 2000s:

February 8th, 2000: 23 American tourists are killed in Caracas, Vanezuela after a car bomb explodes outisde the Hyatt Hotel...

March 7 2000-In a surprising upset, former California governor Pete Wilson defeats Florida governor Jeb Bush and emerges victorious in the Republican primaries, while President Bradley wins the Democratic primaries.

April 1 2000-A Russian fighter jet collides with a US EP-3E surveillance aircraft, killing the fighter jet pilot and forcing the EP-30 to make an emergency landing in Siberia. The U.S. crew is detained for several days before they are released.

May 5 2000-James Cameron's long-awaited treatment of Spiderman is released and becomes one of the year's biggest box-office hits.

June 1 2000-Harry Turtledove publishes Rising Sun, a stand-alone alternate history novel set in a world where the Japanese entered World War II on the Axis side...

June 25th, 2000: General Tommy Franks announces the first major offensive against "Chavistas' guerillas in Caracas, Venezuela....

July 30 2000-In what is regarded by many as a major international setback for the United States, Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is elected president in his own right despite air strikes and sanctions intended to topple his regime. Both China and the Soviet Union pledge their support of Chavez, sparking international concern...

August 12 2000-Kursk Incident: The Russian submarine K-141 Kursk sinks under what the Soviets call "Suspicious circumstances" while on maneuvers in the Bering Sea, resulting in the loss of all hands. Also on this date, President Bradley orders the deployment of several hundred thousand U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia for "Training excercises."

August 17 2000-President Bradley is re-nominated at the Democratic Convention and names Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey as his running mate, having functioned without a Vice President since being sworn in in 1998.

September 1st, 2000: CNN-TV reporter Christiane Amanpour dies mysteriously in a car accident in New York City, New York...

September 8 2000-Anti-NAFTA protests turn violent on the last day of the Millennium Summit at the United Nations in San Francisco.

September 28 2000-Ariel Sharon is assassinated during a visit to the Temple Mount...

October 8 2000-Israeli stoops enter Ramallah to quell violence.

October 21 2000-At an Arab summit in Cairo, a majority of fifteen Arab leaders call for breaking off ties with Israel, and for "Greater rapproachment" with the Sino-Soviet Alliance...

November 7 2000-The Republican ticket of Pete Wilson/Jeb Bush defeats the Democratic ticket of Bill Bradley/Bob Kerrey. Also on this day, Radio talk-show host Howard Stern is elected to Congress on the Objectivist ticket.

November 8th, 2000: Sino-Soviet Alliance leaders announce a major crackdown on Compunet bars throughout the Soviet Union and People's Republic of China, during a conference in Shanghai....

November 10 2000-A big-budget film version of The Dunwich Horror is released, with Sean Connery as Professor Armitage.

November 27th, 2000: "Cthulu" Cthulupunk single by Therion, makes its hit musical debut,...

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January 21st-23rd, 2001: First "Doorways" convention, based on the Doorways (ABC-TV) series, led by Mark Munoz is held in San Francisco, California...

February 16 2001-The Lovecraft Diaries, starring Kevin Spacey as the writer/politician, is released, and generates some controversy for its protrayal of Lovecraft's known prejudices.

February 9 2001-The submarine USS Greenville strikes and sinks a Russian "Fishing trawler" near Hawaii, sparking international concern...

March 23 2001-Mir Incident: U.S. and Russian naval vessels briefly engage in harrassment and intimidation tactics as both the U.S. and the Soviet Union attempt to recover the wreckage of the Mir Space Station following its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean...

July 16 2001-China and Russia sign a mutual defense treaty.Also on this date, Dmitry Sklyarov is arrested by the FBI for attempting to smuggle computer software out of the U.S.

July 20-22-The North American Trade Summit takes place in Seattle, Washington, amid massive anti-NAU demonstrations led by conservatives including Rush Limbaugh and former President Pat Buchanan.

September 11 2001-The Gulf Crisis begins with widespread terrorist bombings in Egypt, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, and with the hijackings of four airliners which crash into the White House, the Capitol Building, and the World Trade Center. Information obtained by the CIA indicates that the terrorists were trained in Iraq with assistance from Soviet advisors.

September 18 2001-Secretary of State Colin Powell confronts the Russian ambassador at the United Nations with satellite evidence of terrorist training camps in Iraq.

October 7 2001-The United States and Britain begin launching air strikes against targets in Iraq, following a deadline for all Soviet advisors to leave the country.

October 20th, 2001: Oleg Kuvaev (a.k.a. "Masyanya") is considered a folk hero after launching a series of embarassing Compunet attacks on Soviet computers in Moscow...

October 23rd, 2001: "Trust in Me" by Christian rock singer Katy Hudson (OTL's Katy Perry) makes its hit debut in New York City, New York...

November 10 2001-U.S. and allied forces liberate Kuwait, ending more than ten years of Iraq occupation.

November 12 2001-The Soviet Union and China issue a joint statement condemning the invasion of Kuwait as "Western aggression that threatens world peace." The Soviet Union places its forces in Germany on "High alert" and sends a portion of the Black Sea Fleet to the Indian Ocean for "Maneuvers."

December 13th, 2001: Indian P.M. Ashraf Jehangir Qazi warns of "Western terrorism" in Pakistan, sparking international attention...

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March 9th, 2002: U.S. military forces announces a "offensive surge" against "Chavistas" forces in Caracas, Venezuela....

May 4, 2002- A Compunet user identified only as "Red Dragon" leaks documents and photographs exposing ethnic cleansing in the Balkans along with Soviet complicity in many massacres. In addition to these troubling finds, Red Dragon also leaks evidence of similar ethnic cleansing in Tibet and Xinjiang at the hands of Chinese authorities.

May 9, 2002: The Soviet government denies Red Dragon's claims of complicity in the ethnic cleansings of Yugoslavia dismissing his/her allegations as "capitalist lies". Two days later, Red Dragon releases a recording of a Soviet general ordering the destruction of a Kosovar village and all its inhabitants (including women and children) killed. This prompts protests across the world, most strongly in the United States but particularly in Germany and Italy.

May 14, 2002: The Soviet Union and China form a joint task force to uncover the source of the leaks, and if possible, the identity of Red Dragon.

June 5th, 2002: Indian P.M. Ashraf Jehangir Qazi warns that nuclear "are an option" in an effort to deal with "Western terrorism" in Kashmir, during a speech in Calcutta....

June 10, 2002- Red Dragon leaks recordings and documents alleging widespread voter fraud over the past decade in Germany that directly implicates Krenz and several Communist and Socialist officials. Any Soviet ties are left ambiguous.

June 11th, 2002: American Idol (UPN-TV) hosted by Simon Cowell and Cyndi Lauper makes its hit debut...

June 18, 2002: Protests against the Soviet-aligned government break out across Germany. The demonstrators demand the chancellor's resignation, the removal of all Soviet forces from German soil, and a policy of strict neutrality. Chancellor Hermann Bauer orders the police disperse the crowds "by any means necessary" leading to clashes in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Munich.

June 24, 2002: Red Dragon releases documents exposing both former chancellor Krenz and current chancellor Bauer accepting bribes from Soviet officials. Larger demonstrations break out and quickly devolve into riots targeting Socialist, Communist, and other left wing parties.

July 7, 2002- Just to show that s/he is not playing favorites, Red Dragon releases photographs and recording that expose the sexual improprieties of almost one dozen Republican officials including Newt Gingrich and former president Pat Buchanan.

July 10, 2002: Using a voice distorter, Red Dragon calls Rush Limbaugh during his radio show where he makes his now-famous declaration: "Do you know what's ironic about your ilk, Rush? For all your bluster about freedom and morality, you are the exact same as the communist liars in Eurasia: hypocrites of the worst sort. Yes, I am a criminal and an outlaw but I am not pretending otherwise. If I have to be one to expose the truth and enlighten the masses of the duplicity of their leaders.

To the rest of you listening, Red Dragon is more than one person, it is a movement. More of us will rise to expose all the lies until one truth prevails. We will not forget your transgressions, and we will not forgive. Farewell, Rush and I hope you enjoy my parting gift."

July 11, 2002: True to his word, Red Dragon releases photographs showing Rush Limbaugh soliciting the services or prostitutes and exposes both his cocaine addiction and medical records confirming his doctor's diagnosis of the Weak Plague.

September 8th, 2002: Doorways: The Animated Series (ABC-TV) makes its hit debut, featuring the voice ofthe original cast, including Jerry O'Connell...

September 11, 2002: Several explosions rock the Bundestag in Berlin on the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, killing twelve and injuring hundreds of others. A lone gunman takes advantage of the chaos to shoot Chancellor Bauer point blank and mortally wound him. Authorities gun down the assailant on the spot but Bauer dies less than an hour later.

September 13, 2002: Heinrich Kohler is made Acting Chancellor of Germany, who immediately asks aid from the Soviet Union to restore order and effectively loses control of the Bundeswehr (armed forces).

September 20th, 2002: Firefly (UPN-TV) by Joss Whedon, makes its hit debut, helping develop a new fanbase for the network....

November 14th, 2002: Rehnquist Commission leaders release information stating that President Bill Clinton wanted to withdraw military advisors from the region of Venezuela

December 12th, 2002: Metropolitan Vitaly I announces a Compunet campaign to spread Russian Orthodox religion in the Soviet Union during a rally in Sydney, Australia....

December 31, 2002: Another Compunet user named "Ozymandias" leaks documents suggesting rampant patronage and corruption within the Soviet and Chinese governments.

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January 1st, 2003: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva seizes control of the government in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, amidst anti-American sentiment...

February 3, 2003: Red Dragon agrees to make an appearance on Nightline (ABC-TV) via transmission. Through the course of the interview he comments that "Germany is finally freeing itself from the shackles of its Soviet masters" when asked about the growing unrest and predicts that the Warsaw Pact will crumble by the end of the decade.

When asked about how he destroyed the lives and reputations of several prominent conservatives, Red Dragon coolly replies: "Mr. Limbaugh, Buchanan, Gingrich, and others have no one but themselves to blame for the choices they made. I merely revealed their hypocrisy to the world sooner than it would have otherwise. The people of the United States, Germany, and the rest of their world are beginning to awaken and question their leaders and hold them accountable for their actions."

March 17, 2003: Ozymandias reveals documents showing the Czechoslovakian government accepting generous aid from the Soviet Union in exchange for disposal of nuclear and chemical waste over the past thirty years. Addition evidence points to elevated rates of illness due to the waste seeping into the water supply with both the Czechoslovakian and Soviet governments fully aware of it.

March 20, 2003: Protests break out across Czechoslovakia in response to the recent revelations.

April 14, 2003: Nearly one quarter of a million people march in Prague demanding democratic reforms and accountability sparking concern from the Soviet government who order their Czechoslovakian counterparts "to get their house in order before we do it for you."

May 26th, 2003: Chinese government issues a report by the Politburo, in an effort to deal with "Muslim extremists" in Xinjiang...

May 29th, 2003: Soviet and Chinese officials announce the arrest of c. 40,000 people in the Soviet Union and the Peoples' Republic of China based on raids on Compunet bars in both countries....

June 1, 2003: Red Dragon leaks documents exposing the Soviet and Chinese politburos' lavish spending on luxury items for "personal" expenses. Small protests break out across the Sino-Soviet Alliance, but are quickly quelled before the Western powers notice but plants the seeds for future dissent.

June 17th, 2003: "Thy Horror Cosmic" Cthulupunk single by The Black Dahlia Murder, makes its hit debut...

August 1st, 2003: Actor Ben Affleck and Singer Jennifer Lopez are married in a public ceremony in Hollywood, California....

August 23rd, 2003: Sister Madonna Ciccone and singer Brittney Spears announce a call for a "Virgin Brides" event in New York City, New York....

September 8, 2003: A seemingly random natural gas explosion in southern Alberta, Canada reveals that the only fatality of the blast is in fact a Soviet agent. A message from Red Dragon appears on the screen of the Soviet premier's personal computer: "Nice Try."

December 30th, 2003: The United States, the Soviet Union and Iran launch the first diplomatic talks in Paris, France, sparking international controversy...

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January 10, 2004: Posters of various Politburo members with the phrase "The New Bourgeoisie" appear across the Soviet Union and China along with posters encouraging the populace to "Rise up Against the new Imperialists". Despite government efforts to remove them, the posters keep reappearing and multiplying.

January 16th, 2004: Ukranian nationalist Leonid Kuchma defects to the United States in San Francisco, California, sparking tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States....

March 2 2004-Vermont governor Howard Dean effectively clinches the Democratic nomination on "Suprer Tuesday".

March 14 2004-Jose Maria Aznar is re-elected in Spain...

March 26, 2004: Unrest begins to build in the Soviet Union's Central Asian and Caucus republics.

April 1, 2004: Red Dragon hijacks television and radio signals in India to taunt the populace: "It's hilarious really, the great Indian is really nothing more than Sino-Soviet puppet. Your leaders can't even sneeze without their permission." He then reveals documents revealing Soviet and Chinese meddling in India's internal affairs.

April 8, 2004: One week after Red Dragon's "transmission" to India, Ozymandias releases communiques between the Indian government and the Sino-Soviet Alliance exchanging some sovereignty in exchange for assistance in its nuclear weapons program.

May 12 2004-An American civilian contractor, Nick Berg, is captured and killed by pro-Chavez FARC guerillas in Venezuela.

May 24th, 2004: "Call of Dagon" Cthulupunk single by Therion, makes its hit musical debut...

July 4th, 2004: Chinese Politburo leaders proudly announce in Beijing the arrest of 440 suspected "counter-revolutionaries", seizing the Compunet hardware...

July 22nd, 2004: Wonder Woman starring Mariah Carey, flops at the box-office, sparking international attention...

July 26-29 2004-Howard Dean of Vermont and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut are nominated for President and Vice President at the Democratic National Convention. Dean draws national attention with a lively but controversial scream at the end of his acceptance speech.

August 12 2004-The body of New Jersey governor James McGreevey is found in his office, leading to revelations of his gay lifestyle...

August 25th-27th, 2004: The original series cast of Doorways (ABC-TV) appears in Chicago, Illinois for the convention....

November 2 2004-President Pete Wilson and Vice President Jeb Bush win re-election in the Presidential election.

December 4th, 2004: Despite American diplomatic calls, Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Haiti establish Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA) in Caracas, Venezuela....

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January 20th, 2005: Underground leader Aleksey Nikolayevich Dudinov proclaims a Compunet-led "virtual underground" in Moscow....

January 24th, 2006: "Goodbye for Now" by Christian rock singer Katy Hudson makes its hit debut in Los Angeles, California...

January 29th, 2005: Media mogul Vince McMahon claims to have uncovered a link to the "Ashcroft Conspiracy" during a press conference in San Francisco, California...

April 30th, 2005: Former President Bill Bradley tells FOX-TV anchor Maury Povich that he fears an "international conspiracy" was behind the Clinton assassination...

May 13th, 2005: Star Trek: Enterprise (UPN-TV) announces that it will introduce the "Kzinti", a feline race seen only in the animated series...

May 16th, 2005: Soviet "military advisors" provide "Rodina/ Shenzhou" satellite data on NATO/ American military positions within the Persian Gulf to Iranian officials...

July 2nd, 2006: Leftist leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador is elected in presidential elections in Mexico, calling for a crackdown on the drug cartels...

September 18 2005-After more than a decade of fighting, the Northern Alliance and their followers claim victory over the Soviet Union, establishing an interim government in Kabul under Ahmad Shah Massoud.

November 4th, 2005: Shoggoth on the Roof Cthulupunk musical makes its hit debut on Broadway in New York City, New York, sparking protests by various religious groups...

December 13th, 2005: Chinese PLA forces launch a massive crackdown on student protesters i Shanghai, China, arresting c. 4,125 suspected dissidents, sparking international condemnation....


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January 1 2006-The Soviet Union begins withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, ending more than twenty-five years of occupation...

January 24th, 2006: Internet provider Duque.com announces that it will be providing Compunet "grey services" to China and the Soviet Union, allowing dissident groups to contact each other, despite government efforts at a "virtual crackdown"...

March 27th, 2006: China and the Soviet Union voice their support for the Iranian nuclear program in Tehran, Iran, raising tensions with the United States

May 11th, 2006: Pro-government demonstrators call for "war against the Great Satan", during a speech in Tehran, Iran....

May 16th, 2006: "Chthonic Chronicles" Cthulupunk album by Bal-Sagoth makes its hit debut....

May 24 2006-An Inconvenient Truth, a controversial documentary on the Clinton assassination produced by former President Al Gore, is released.

June 8, 2006: In spite of countless protests, Prime Minister Ashraf Jehangir Qazi of India signs a treaty ceding the disputed territory of Arunachal Pradesh of to the People's Republic of China as "a gesture of good will to our ally" in six months time.

June 10, 2006: A protest in Mumbai quickly degenerates into a riot when a police officer accidentally discharges his weapon. Said riots last for almost four days with 36 dead and hundreds more injured.

September 7th, 2006: Star Trek: The Final Frontier (CBS-TV) animated series written and produced by David Rossi, Doug Mirabello, and José Muñoz, taking place in the year 2528...

September 9, 2006: A cabal of disenchanted officers in the Indian Armed Forces (led by General Raju Patil) quietly plot a military coup to dispose P.M. Ashraf Jehangir Qazi and build their power base.

October 9 2006-Iran claims to have tested its first nuclear device, sparking international attention...

December 8, 2006: Indian soldiers loyal to Gen. Patil fire on Chinese troops and officials when they arrive in Arunachal Pradesh to assume administrative duties. News of the firefight, reaches Gen. Patil who then launches his coup in New Delhi and surrounds the Secretariat Building. Ashraf Jehangir Qazi and several cabinet members are placed under arrest and charged with treason.

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January 8 2007-Eastern Bloc Oil Uprising: Russia threatens to cut off oil supplies to Poland, Germany, and Ukraine following severe unrest.

January 11th, 2007: Shatt al-Arab Incident (a.k.a. the Cornwall Incident); Iranian forces capture the HMS Cornwall in Iranian territorial waters in Shatt al-Arab....

January 15, 2007: After what many outside observers call a kangaroo court, the Indian Army publicly executes Ashraf Jehangir Qazi and formally assumes control of the government. "President" Raju Patil issues an ultimatum to China to withdrawal from Arunachal Pradesh under threat of war.

January 16, 2007: The People's Republic of China rejects Patil's demands. The Second Sino-Indian War begins.

January 18, 2007: Stunned by events in the subcontinent, the Soviet Union "orders" India to stop all operations. Gen. Patil quickly rebuffs their demands citing: "The proud nation of India is no longer your puppet and we will fight to the last man rather than live under your heel."

February 1, 2007: The United States government secretly gives satellite data on Soviet and Chinese military installations to the Patil government in exchange for withdrawal of military aid to Pakistan.

February 9, 2007: The Soviet Union and China announce a naval blockade of India until General Patil restores the "duly elected" government of India. However, a single Indian submarine successfully leaves port before the blockade is put into place.

February 10 2007-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of Arkansas announces her candidacy for President of the United States.

February 20, 2007: Anti-Soviet and Anti-Chinese demonstrations in support of the Patil government break out across India.

April 1 2007-Hulk Hogan is sworn in as Mayor of Tampa, Florida, sparking national attention...

April 28th, 2007: Communist Party leader Carlos Lage wins Cuban presidential elections, promising a "return to law and order...", citing massive unemployment in Havana, Cuba....

May 7th, 2007: Queen Elizabeth II dies of a heart attack at Windsor Castle, sparking international attention and concern...

June 8th, 2007: Orinoco Scandal; Internet footage of U.S. military forces in Orinoco, Venezuela brutally handling POWs sparking international outrage...

June 10, 2007: Due to the terrain and other factors, both India and China are effectively in stalemate. Pressure on the Chinese politburo to use nuclear weapons increases.

June 20, 2007: Large portions of the Soviet Union's power grid abruptly fail without explanation. Further investigation reveals that the cause is a potent computer virus known as "Black Joker" that continues to spread faster than Soviet technicians keep up with. Several cities (notably Stalingrad) are left without power for almost two weeks.

June 20th-22nd, 2007: Changzhi Riots; Dissdent riots erupt in Changzhi, with footage of PLA atrocities being broadcast over the Compunet....

June 27, 2007: Gen. Patil secretly meets with the leaders (both military and civilian) of Burma, Thailand, and Malaysia to break Chinese hegemony in Indochina.

July 3 2007-Peter Jackson's Halo is released, becoming one of the year's biggest box-office hits.

August 3, 2007: Black Joker finally arrives in the United States, attacking the databases of several credit card companies.

August 15th, 2007: Soviet Interior Minister Oleg Panfilov announces a massive crackdown on Compunet "counter-revolutionaries" before the Politburo in Moscow...

August 31 2007-A Compunet user calling himself "Rorschach" after the Watchmen character, begins publishing "Exposes" of corruption in the Soviet government in the wake of the Oil Uprising. He also alleges corruption at major financial institutions such as Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and Bear-Stearns.

September 2, 2007: Indian (along with Burmese/Thai/Malay) troops invade Indochina under the claim of liberating it from Chinese control.

September 5, 2007: The spread of the Black Joker goes on unabated in the Soviet Union, making blackouts and brownout regular occurances. Matters grow worse when it starts critical meltdown at one of its nuclear power plants. Though the Soviet government attempts to cover it up, traces of elevated radiation are detected as far away as Iceland.

September 14, 2007: Air Control Towers in London, New York City, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Beijing, and nearly thirty other cities fail forcing the diversion of countless flights.

September 17, 2007: China begins its own counter-offensive codenamed "Operation: Crouching Tiger" in Indochina. However, like Arunachal Pradesh, it becomes a stalemate with India and its allies firmly entrenched. Neither side makes any progress on either front over the course of the next year.

September 30, 2007: Yet another anonymous Compunet user known as the "Comedian", an associate of Ozymandias, claims responsibilty for the Black Joker virus. In a rare show of solidarity the United States, the Soviet Union, and China agree to cooperate on the growing threat of "Info-Terrorism".

October 4th, 2007: Duque.com reveals that Soviet online dating service LovePlanet.su is monitored by the KGB, sparking international attention...

December 1st, 2007: "Chavista" guerillas bomb a Jewish community center in Caracas, Venezuela, killing 17 people, sparking international attention and concern...

December 10th, 2007: Doorways (ABC-TV) announces to c. 75,000 people the creation of a spinoff series and film to be produced for televison syndication....


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Jaunary 8 2008-In a surprising upset, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of Arkansas defeats former Vice Presidential nominee Joe Lieberman in the New Hampshire Primary.

January 15th, 2008: Prince Charles III abdicates the throne, leaving Prince Andrew heir to the throne....

January 21 2008-Stock markets in Europe, Asia, and the United States collapse, leading to fears of a second great depression...

January 22 2008-The Soviet Navy is placed on high alert following an apparent computer virus attack from "The Comedian," leading to a near-confrontation with France and Spain.

January 27 2008-A surprisingly strong turnout for elections in Germany results in unexpected victories for the CDU/FDP opposition, a coalition of liberal and "Christian Democratic" groups.

Janaury 29th, 2008: "Second Iron Curtain"; Defense Minister Dmitry Medvedev announces the "Iron Protocols" aimed at making Sovnet computers inaccessible to the Compunet during a speech in Leningrad....

February 17 2008-Poland formally declares itself independent from the Warsaw Pact, citing a "Lack of confidence" in Russia's ability to send aid following the spread of the Black Joker Virus...

February 20 2008-In a rare moment of cooperation, the Soviet Union gives the United States Navy permission to destroy a malfunctioning Russian spy satellite that was affected by the Black Joker Virus.

March 7th, 2008: jPod (WB-TV) starring David Kopp and Ben Ayres, featuring life amongst youth-gangs in Seattle, Washington makes its hit debut...

April 2 2008-"Just Jesus" by Christian singer Stefani Germanotta, is released, becoming a crossover hit...

April 10 2008-Fox News Salt Lake City reports on The Black Monday Society, a local "Superhero" group.

April 22 2008-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of Arkansas clinches the Democratic nomination after winning the Pennsylvania primary, making her the first female nominee of either party.

June 25th, 2008: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch report crackdowns on Compunet users in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukraine....

July 31st, 2008: He Huifeng proclaims the "Bamboo Curtain" during a speech before the Politburo in Beijing, as helping to prevent "bourgeouisse influences"....

August 7 2008-Russia launches a major offensive inside Czechoslovakia, sparking widespread protests across Poland, Germany, and much of Eastern Europe.

August 25th, 2008: Brazil joins the Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA) in Caracas, Venezuela amidst concerns of collapsing Western currencies...

August 25-28-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of Arkansas and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson are nominated for President and Vice President at the Democratic National Convention.

August 26 2008-Soviet offensive action against Czechosolovakia ends as Russia agrees to recognize Czechoslovakia's sovereignty in a ceasefire mediated by the United States and the European Union...

September 1-4 2008-Vice President Jeb Bush and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee are declared the President and Vice Presidential nominees at the Republican National Convention.

September 25th, 2008: Blue Water High (WB-TV) starring teen heart-throbs Kate Bell and Adam Saunders makes its hit debut...

September 28 2008-Massive demonstrations take place in several German cities for greater autonomy...

October 1, 2008: Faced with insurmountable pressure, He Huifeng orders a tactical nuclear strike on Indian troops near Seppa, East Kameng using Soviet-made weapons.

October 4 2008-India retaliates against the Chinese strike with its own tactical strike against Chinese troops in Arunachal Pradesh...

October 7 2008-During the second presidential debate, the topic of the Sino-Indian War dominates the conversation, as both Senator Hillary Clinton and Vice President Jeb Bush call for an immediate cease-fire; Bush, however, says that the United States should continue aid to India. Senator Clinton also supports aid to India "With conditions."

October 10 2008- The city of Islamabad is destroyed by a Chinese nuclear strike, killing an estimated 1,210,000 people and sending radiation across much of Pakistan as well as portions of eastern China and northern India, leading to anti-Chinese protests and riots across India.

October 11th, 2008: Martial law is declarewd in Urumqi, Xinjiang, as religious and sectarian violence erupt across the province...

October 12 2008-Speaking in a nationally televised address, President Wilson again calls for an immediate cease-fire and announces that a U.S. Navy task force is being dispatched to the Indian Ocean. At the same time, antiwar protests break out in both India and China, as well as across Europe and much of the United States.

October 15 2008-India and China agree to a cease-fire, while the United Nations adopts a resolution condemning both sides for using nuclear weapons. In return, China agrees to give up its claims to disputed territory in Kashmir and to allow international peacekeepers into the area.

November 3rd, 2008: Chinese PLA troops fire n Uighur miners in Xinxin, Xinjiang, sparking civil unrest and violence...

November 4 2008-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected the first female President of the United States.

November 20th, 2008: Oliver Stone and Chris Carter are featured on Nightline (ABC-TV) describing their theory that 3 assassinas took part in the assassination of President Bill Clinton in 1998.....

November 25 2008-Pro-democracy protesters block flights from leaving Berlin, sparking international attention.

December 7th, 2008: Doorways: The Motion Picture starring Jerry O'Connell makes its hit debut....

December 27 2008-Several hundred protesters are killed by Soviet troops in Berlin, leading to international condemnation...

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January 1 2009-Czechoslovakia declares its independence from the Warsaw Pact.

January 5th, 2009: President-elect Hillary Clinton announces her support for Duque.com in its ongoing battle against the Sino-Soviet Alliance, during a meeting in Palo Alto, California. Also on this day, outgoing President Pete Wilson announces that U.S. troops will be sent to Pakistan for the first time since the end of the Pakistan War as part of an international humanitarian and peacekeeping force.

January 7 2009-Russia shuts off all gas supplies to Europe in protest against what it claims is "Western interference" in "Internal matters..."

January 20 2009-Hillary Rodham Clinton is sworn in as the first female President of the United States.

March 6 2009-The film version of Watchmen is released, but banned in the Soviet Union...

March 16th, 2009: Rockville, CA (WB-TV) created by Josh Schwartz, makes its hit debut....

April 24th, 2009: Actor Chuck Norris leads a rally in Dallas-Ft. Worth proclaiming that "secession is an option" calling Clinton's administration an "illegal government"...

June 6 2009-CNN reports on the growing phenomenon of costumed vigilantes by profiling figures such as Dark Guardian and Mr. Xtreme.

June 12th, 2009: Televisions station throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and France make the switch from digital to analog television...

June 13 2009-Widespread protests break out in Moscow and other Russian cities over the Compunet ban in the Soviet Union, marking the start of what becomes known as the Compunet Revolution.

July 15th, 2009: U.S. Congress launches a series of hearings proposing economic sanctions against China due to the "human rights violantions against the Uighur population..."

July 20 2009-The United States and India sign a new mutual defense pact.

August 8 2009-Illinois Constitutional scholar Barack Obama takes the judicial oath as he joins the Supreme Court.

August 10th, 2009: Xinjiang Chairman Nur Bekri is assassinated by Muslim guerillas in Urumqi, sparking civil unrest and violence...

August 14th, 2009: D.A. Kamala Harris fails in her prosecution attempts against former Attorney-General John Ashcroft before the 9th Circuit in San Francisco, California...

September 4th, 2009: Violet Gonda launches a pirate-TV broadcast against the apartheid government in Johannesburg, South Africa...

September 12 2009-A coalition of conservative groups take part in a "Restore America" March on Washington, sparking national attention.

September 27th, 2009: Actor Chuck Norris leads a "Republic of Texas" secessionist rally in Houston, Texas, calling for secession of the state...

October 7th, 2009: Samsung Inc., sparks international controversy after signing a $1.2 billion contract selling Compunet monitoring technology to the Soviet Union...

October 18th, 2009: ALBA leaders announce a trade agreement with the Sino-Soviet Alliance in Cochabamba, Bolivia....

November 13th, 2009: Bill Nighy and Nick Frost launch undergroun pirate-TV broadcasts in London, England, sparking international attention...

November 20 2009-Scientists report the presence of "Extra dimensions" produced by beam collisions within the Large Hadron Collider, which they claim could lead to proof of the existence of parallel universes.

November 22 2009-Massive protests begin across Ukraine. Many protesters adopt the "Happy face", which features prominently in Watchmen, as their symbol.

November 24 2009-President Clinton meets with Raju Patil in Washington, D.C. Speaking after the event, Patil shrugs off reporters' questions about complaints from Russia, saying that "The long road to healing between the United States and India has begun, and will continue." He also promises free elections by 2012, as well as support for the international mission in Pakistan.

December 17 2009-Ukraine declares its independence from the Soviet Union. Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko is declared the new president of Ukraine by supporters in Kiev.

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February 24th, 2010: Collapse of the regime of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe is blamed on the pirate-TV broadcasts of Alex Bell...

March 26th, 2010: Kick-Ass starring Brad Pitt and Chloë Grace Moretz makes its hit debut....

April 8th, 2010: Police in Sydney, Australia resport "copycat" vigilante activities based on the film Kick-Ass, sparking international attention...

April 16th, 2010: Alan O'Toole launches an underground pirate-TV broadcast from Belfast, Northern Ireland...

April 21st, 2010: Police in Paris, France report "copycat" vigilante activities based on the film Kick-Ass, sparking international attention...

May 4th, 2010: Freek-TV launched; Student activists launch underground pirate-TV station from Santa Cruz, California....

May 10th, 2010: A costumed vigilante named "SOS" is reported by Scotland Yard in London, England....

May 21st, 2010: Chinese officials announce a massive press blackout in Danwei, Xinjiang after a series of bombings in the region....

June 15 2010-A last-ditch attempt to seal the BP leak in the Gulf of Mexico turns disasterous when a nuclear device used by the U.S. Navy results in an underwater methane explosion. Although the explosion is contained underwater, the methane gas is predicted to cause widespread and permanent environmental damage, affecting the economy of the Gulf Coast for years if not decades to come.

June 30, 2010-The Clinton Administration announces a 12 month halt to all drilling in the Gulf of Mexico as radiation and methane cleanup attempts continue.

July 7th, 2010: A costumed vigilante named "the Viper" is reported by state troopers in Columbia,Tennessee

July 15th, 2010: Costumed vigilante "Entomo" unites costumed vigilantes in Naples, Italy...

August 5 2010-Stan Lee's Superheroes debuts on the History Channel, profiling both vigilantes and those with apparent superhuman abilities.

August 10th, 2010: A costumed vigilante named "Thanatos" is reported by police in Vancouver, British Columbia, sparking national attention...

August 18th, 2010- Actor Chuck Norris calls for the secession of the "Republic of Texas" at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas...

August 28 2010-At a "Restore America" rally in Washington, D.C., Chuck Norris joins Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin express their support for the "Idea" of secession as a states' rights issue.

September 21st, 2010: President Hillary Clinton says she accepts the Rehnquist Report on the Clinton assassination, despite conspiracy theories floating around the Compunet...

November 15th, 2010: CNN-TV calls upon Congress to reopen the Clinton assassination in Washington D.C.,...
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