[thread=162235]Discussion thread - post comments there![/thread] 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 *** 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... *** 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.... *** 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... *** 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". *** 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. *** 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 ***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.... ***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... *** 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. *** 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. *** 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. *** 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... *** 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.... *** 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.