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  1. American Albert: WI Albert Speer's family emigrates to the United States?

    PoD: 1904 A family from Mannheim named Speer, after a reversal of fortune, emigrate to Wisconsin from Germany. The mother is pregnant with her second son, and Albert Speer is born in Milwaukee in March of 1905. Effects, anyone?
  2. WI Hunt caught in Bremer's apartment?

    PoD: May 16th, 1972 FBI agents sent to secure the apartment of Arthur Bremer, the attempted assassin of George Wallace, catch Nixon operative and aide E. Howard Hunt trying to plant evidence in Bremer's apartment that would paint him as a George McGovern supporter. Effects, anyone? (This...
  3. DBWI: WI the Cleveland Indians don't release Herb Score?

    This week marks the 55th anniversary of the infamous Release--when the Cleveland Indians released their star pitcher, Herb Score, who had played for 11 seasons with the Indians, leading them to victory in the 1959 World Series and being a solid team in the 1960s. Score had struggled in the 1965...
  4. DBWI: WI Marcus Dupree doesn't go to Nebraska?

    According to the 30 for 30 Run Marcus Run, Marcus Dupree considered going to Oklahoma and Texas before Nebraska coach Tom Osborne sent former Nebraska running back/wide receiver/wingback Johnny Rodgers to his hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi by plane, to convince him to come to the...
  5. DBWI: WI the Cleveland Browns don't select Donovan McNabb in 1999?

    Howdy. As most sports fans know, in the 1999 NFL Draft, with the first pick, the expansion Cleveland Browns selected...Donovan McNabb, quarterback from Syracuse. But it nearly didn't happen. The Browns were considering Tim Couch, who would go to with the Minnesota Vikings with the 11th pick...
  6. DBWI: WI Elvis Presley doesn't die in a car crash?

    Howdy. As most people know, this weekend marks the 59th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, the famous rock-and-roll musician (and the person many consider the founder of rock and roll music) the 1950s and early 1960s. On December 5th, 1962, Elvis Presley and his manager, Colonel Tom...
  7. Very Dead Governors #1: Evan Mecham

    (If this needs to be moved to Chat, mods, please do so) PoD: March 7th, 1945 P-51 pilot Evan Mecham, while flying on a photo recon mission, is shot down and killed in the subsequent crash. (In OTL, he survived and went on to become the very controversial governor of Arizona.) Effects on...
  8. WI the Edmonton Tornado hits downtown Edmonton?

    PoD: July 31, 1987 (Known as "Black Friday" by many in Edmonton and Alberta.) The Edmonton tornado's path is a few miles to the west of its path OTL, meaning that it goes through the center of Edmonton, including the downtown area. Effects, anyone, besides it likely being one of the deadliest...
  9. DBWI: WI Drew Bledsoe doesn't die?

    As all sports fans know, today is the 20th anniversary of New York Jets linebacker Mo Lewis' hit on New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe. The hit would cause Drew Bledsoe's lung to collapse and shear a blood vessel in the lung. After the game, Drew Bledsoe's heart rate spiked...
  10. AHC: Make Hawaii part of Canada

    Here's your challenge, should you choose to accept it: with a PoD after the Treaty of Ghent in 1815, have Hawaii become a Canadian province. Bonus points if the US-Canadian borders on the mainland remain unchanged...
  11. WI Larry Nassar dies in 1987?

    PoD: August 16th, 1987 University of Michigan graduate and aspiring doctor Larry Nassar is driving along Middlebelt Road near Detroit Metropolitan Airport (his family lived in suburban Detroit). As his car is approaching the intersection with Wick Road, his car is among those struck when...
  12. WI Ross Perot buys the Cowboys in 1989 instead of Jerry Jones?

    Here's a WI: Ross Perot takes an interest in the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s and, after they fall on hard times in the 1980s, he buys them in 1989, outbidding Jerry Jones. Effects, anyone? (The press conferences he has alone will be entertaining, IMO...)
  13. WI Michael Cole shot and killed covering the Yugoslavian Civil War?

    Yes, that Michael Cole. Before becoming one of the top WWF/E announcers, Michael Cole (born Sean Michael Coulthard) was a reporter for CBS Radio, covering the siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, the Yugoslavian Civil War, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the 1996 American...
  14. DBWI: WI the Bulls didn't draft Malone in 1985?

    Howdy. I've just been watching The Last Dance, about Michael Jordan's final season with the Bulls in 1999, and according to the documentary, the Bulls were considering selecting a player named Keith Lee with their pick in the 1985 NBA Draft, but Jordan reportedly convinced them to draft power...
  15. DBWI: WI no Jackson for Chase trade?

    Howdy. As most baseball fans know, this year is the 108th anniversary of one of the more notable trades in American sports, when the Cleveland Indians traded outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson to the New York Yankees for their first baseman, Hal Chase. Joe Jackson would go on to have a solid...
  16. WI Dan Rather killed by Donald Nash?

    (Here's the Wikipedia page for more information on this WI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Nash. This is unlikely, I admit, but anything's possible. In OTL, three CBS employees were killed in similar circumstances.) PoD: April 12th, 1982 Dan Rather is walking towards his car in a...
  17. WI the Enterprise in Pearl Harbor?

    In OTL, the USS Enterprise was delayed getting into Pearl Harbor by high seas, and was 215 miles out to sea when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. So, WI the high seas don't occur, and the Enterprise is in Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7th? In OTL, it was supposed to be in the...
  18. WI Tom Eagleton is honest about his mental history with George McGovern?

    PoD: 1972 When Tom Eagleton hears that he's being considered for vice-president in the 1972 Democratic race alongside George McGovern, he comes clean about his mental history and takes himself out of the running. So, who would McGovern pick? Granted, he still loses, but what would the...
  19. WI Boris Yeltsin succeeds in killing himself?

    According to his Wikipedia page (and take it with a grain of salt--here's a link to it: Boris Yeltsin - Wikipedia), in 1987, after sending in a letter of resignation and being asked by Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to reconsider, future Russian president Boris Yeltsin attended a...
  20. WI Rock Hudson as Ben-Hur (1959)?

    Here's an interesting fact: Rock Hudson was considered for the title role in Ben-Hur (1959) but had to turn it down because of his commitment to A Farewell to Arms. So, WI he'd been available to do Ben-Hur? I only ask because I learned recently that Stephen Boyd (who played Messala, Ben-Hur...
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