Masks Beget Masks: A TL for Vigilantes

Here are a few PODs to flag that things are just as weird as OTL:

January 5, 1967: (insert place here) neighborhood bar in (insert place here) is the target of police raids against vigilantes, sparking international attention,...

February 9, 1979: Crime lord (insert name here) of New York City, New York is brutally assassinated; vigilante group (insert name here) is implicated in the murder, sparking national attention,...

December 8, 1980: Vigilante (insert name here) kills celebrity (insert name here) outside their home in (insert place here) , sparking international attention,...

January 20, 1987: (insert title here) (NBC-TV) hosted by (insert name here) becomes popular highlighting cases that have eluded vigilantes and law enforcement,..

February 7, 1988 (insert title here) (FOX-TV) hosted by (insert name here) makes its hit debut, featuring criminals being captured by law enforcement and vigilantes,...

July 18, 1989: Actress (insert name here) is brutally killed by vigilante (insert name here), after years of stalking the celebrity in Hollywood, California, sparking international attention,...

August 26, 1994 (insert title here) film directed by Oliver Stone, starring (insert 2-3 names here) makes its hit debut, but is condemned for its glorification of violence , and its messages against vigilantes,...

October 12, 1998: Vigilante (insert name here) is filmed being killed by a lynch mob in (insert place here) , sparking national attention and concern,....
 
Pretty weird huh?
Here are a few PODs to flag that things are just as weird as OTL:

January 5, 1967: The Funky Stuff neighborhood bar in Phoenix, Arizona is the target of police raids against vigilantes, sparking international attention,...

February 9, 1979: Crime lord 'Big Bossman' Ebenezer Kim of New York City, New York is brutally assassinated; vigilante group Blackwater Corporation is implicated in the murder, sparking national attention,...

December 8, 1980: Vigilante Reb "White Ghost" Brown kills celebrity Tiziano Marino outside their home in Los Angeles, California, sparking international attention,...

January 20, 1987: Crime Sweeper James (NBC-TV) hosted by James Sallow becomes popular highlighting cases that have eluded vigilantes and law enforcement,..

February 7, 1988: Crimebusters (FOX-TV) hosted by Tommy Richardson makes its hit debut, featuring criminals being captured by law enforcement and vigilantes,...

July 18, 1989: Actress Abigail Coleman is brutally killed by vigilante Warwick "Cobra" Paul, after years of stalking the celebrity in Hollywood, California, sparking international attention,...

August 26, 1994: Strike Commando film directed by Oliver Stone, starring Troy Bourn and 'Flyin' Brian Pillman makes its hit debut, but is condemned for its glorification of violence, and its messages against vigilantes,...

October 12, 1998: Vigilante Dean Harrison is filmed being killed by a lynch mob in Baltimore, Maryland, sparking national attention and concern,....
 
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Here are a few random pop culture PODs to flag that the ATL:

December 31, 1959: Model Betty Page commits suicide by drug overdose, at her home in Nashville, Tennessee, shocking the entertainment industry,...

November 9, 1966: Paul McCartney of the Beatles is killed in car accident outside Liverpool, England, sparking international attention and concern,...

March 8, 1984: The Eye of Argon based on the best-selling novel by Jim Theis, starring Sam Jones, Melody Anderson, makes its hit debut, sparking international attention,....

January 7, 1989: Singer Madonna is brutally murdered by actor/husband Sean Penn in New York City, amidst reports of domestic violence and spousal abuse, sparking national attention,...

November 20, 1991: African-American singer Michael Jackson marries actress Brooke Shields in Beverly Hills, California, sparking international attention,

June 12, 1994: Nicole Brown Simpson kills husband O.J. Simpson in Los Angeles, California, amidst reports of domestic violence and spousal abuse, sparking national attention,...

October 2, 1995: Actress Nicole Brown Simpson is acquitted of murder of actor O.J. Simpson, citing years of domestic violence and spousal abuse; Simpson family members claim libel and defamation of character,...

May 15, 2014: Musician Selena Gomez is hospitalized in Los Angeles, California after a miscarriage, losing her child with Justin Bieber, sparking international attention,...
 
Just out of curiosity, should we have airships/ blimps? If anything, for some reason, they always appear in ATLs with superheroes and comic book PODs...

Second, what would the vigilante experience be like outside the United States? What are some PODs that need to occur?
 
Here area few PODs based on the disturbing implications of European and Japanese comics:

May 20, 1932: Vigilante Jean Galland (a.k.a. "Fantomas") terrorizes the population of Paris, France as the self-proclaimed "King of Crime", sparking international attention,...

December 23, 1966: Vigilante Umberto Enzi (a.k.a. "Kriminal") launches a brutal war against police in Rome, Italy, through bombing and assassination, sparking international attention and concern,...

January 24, 1968: Vigilante Mario Bava (a.k.a. "Diabolik") launches his "reign of terror" in Turin and Rome, declaring war on police and military officials, sparking international attention,...

April 19, 1968: Vigilante Magda Konopka (a.k.a. "Satanik") launches a brutal war against police in Milan, Italy through assassination and murder, claiming she is reclaiming her youth and beauty,...

November 9, 1978: Romanian emigre Sukia Dragomic , self-proclaimed vampire, launches a bloody campaign of murders against known criminals, sparking international attention,...

March 5, 1985: In a disturbing turn of events, vigilante Jun Kojo (a.k.a. "Reipuman", "The Rapeman") launches a series of serial rapes against women in Tokyo, claiming that "they need to be punished",...

September 22, 1993: Vigilante Jun Kojo (a.k.a. "Reipuman", "The Rapeman") is captured and arrested in Tokyo, Japan, amidst reports of police turning a blind-eye or encouraging the attacks,...

March 11, 1994: Tokyo Riots; Riots erupt in the aftermath of the criminal trial of vigilante Jun Kojo (a.k.a. "Reipuman", "The Rapeman") who is given a sentence of 2 years, amidst claims, "the women liked it..."
 
Since the ATL has made American football an international sport, please consider the following PODs:

March 23, 1992: (insert team here) is accused of conducting massive bribes to law enforcement officials in (insert city here) sparking international attention,....

May 16, 2008: (insert title here) film starring (insert names here) details the rampant scandals in football sports betting, sparking international attention,...

October 26, 2008: Football players (insert names here) are banned from the sport, after reports of rampant sports gambling, sparking international attention,...

April 15, 2009: (insert title here) film starring (insert names here) details the rampant scandals in football sports betting, sparking international attention,...

January 22, 2013: (insert newspaper/ network) receives documents proving that the (insert team here) football team is using "super soldier drugs" on its players, sparking international outrage,....

February 5, 2013: (insert newspaper/ network) receives documents proving that the (insert team here) football team is using "super soldier drugs" on its players, sparking international outrage,....

October 6, 2017: Video from a party held by the (insert team here) team in (insert city here) shows team members with prostitutes and drugs, sparking outrage,....

March 13, 2018: Members of the (insert name here) football team are accused of rape in (insert place here), sparking debate and controversy within the league,...
 
Since the ATL has made American football an international sport, please consider the following PODs:

March 23, 1992: Montreal Machine is accused of conducting massive bribes to law enforcement officials in New York City, New York, sparking international attention,....

May 16, 2008: Monday Night Lights film starring Albert Quinn and Bernard Mitchell details the rampant scandals in football sports betting, sparking international attention,...

October 26, 2008: Football players Randolph Vargas and Chad Fletcher are banned from the sport, after reports of rampant sports gambling, sparking international attention,...

April 15, 2009: Touch Down film starring Frank Adams and Patrice Daniel details the rampant scandals in football sports betting, sparking international attention,...

January 22, 2013: The New York Times receives documents proving that the London Monarchs football team is using "super soldier drugs" on its players, sparking international outrage,....

February 5, 2013: Fox News receives documents proving that the Detroit Lions football team is using "super soldier drugs" on its players, sparking international outrage,....

October 6, 2017: Video from a party held by the Las Vegas Raiders team in Las Vegas, Nevada shows team members with prostitutes and drugs, sparking outrage,....

March 13, 2018: Members of the Paris Lafayettes football team are accused of rape in Tokyo, Japan, sparking debate and controversy within the league,...
Perhaps all of the football leagues will merge into a single, international league called Pro Football International.
 
Here is the seventh draft of the ATL:

POD: August 8, 1925,.... The Ku Klux Klan marched with impunity across Pennsylvania Avenue, and in front of the White House. It would be ironic to note that this event, would actually serve as the inspiration for the rise of vigilantes and superheroes in the United States and across the globe. Causing massive changes in race relations to political realities....

September 20, 1927: British psychiatrists A.J. Rosanoff of Oxford University details cases of vigilantes as "gender norm contrarians" , claiming that vigilantes as being mentally disturbed individuals,...

June 15, 1929: 4 Devils horror film directed by F.W. Murnau, starring Mary Duncan and Janet Gaynor, makes its hit debut, sparking international attention,...

October 1, 1930: British troops crush nationalist uprising in Weihaiwei, Shandong, China, fueling diplomatic tensions between Great Britain and the Chinese Republic,...

April 9, 1931: Scottsboro Lynchings; 3 African-American teens are brutally beaten, emasculated, burned and hanged alive, amidst accusations of raping white women, sparking international attention,...

July 31, 1931: Nelson Barker takes up the role of the vigilante "Mr. Actionable" in Los Angeles, California attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

April 11, 1932: African-American newspaper The Clarion Call of New York City, New York, detail the rise of vigilantes, citing their actions in the South, as a direct response to Klan activity,...

May 12, 1932: Charles Lindbergh Jr., is rescued by vigilante Nelson "Mr. Actionable" Barker from kidnapper Richard Hauptmann in Hopwell, New Jersey, sparking international attention,...

13 May 1932, outraged by the kidnapping of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr, Kentucky policeman Raylan Crowder adopts the identity of Colonel Flagg (with a suit inspired by the Stars & Bars) to catch criminals he believes are above the law. To help avoid detection, instead of a firearm, he adopts improvised incendiary & explosive devices (one a magnesium disk that can be thrown like a baseball, with an glass vial of acid at its center, the other with a charge of black powder), as well as crude defensive measures (such as a cut-down leather football helmet under his cowl & homemade light chainmail).

May 20, 1932: Vigilante Jean Galland (a.k.a. "Fantomas") terrorizes the population of Paris, France as the self-proclaimed "King of Crime", sparking international attention,...

December 22-24, 1933: Residents of Haymakertown, Virginia report strange attacks by an alleged vigilante "masked gasser", sparking national attention,...

June 28, 1934: Rodolfo Guzman Huerta a.k.a. "El Santo", emerges in the Guerrero district of Mexico City, Mexico, becoming one of the first "masked avengers" outside of the United States, sparking international attention,....

March 19, 1935: Harlem Riots; White vigilantes beat and kill 17-year old Lino Rivera after he is accused of shoplifting in Harlem, New York; Riots erupt over the brutal killing of the teenager,...

February 17, 1936: Maxime Leandres takes up the role of the vigilante "Master Macaw" in Marseille, France, attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

January 31, 1937: Federación de las Milicias Unidas group led by Ricardo "Captain Asombroso" Cabeza is formed in Albacete, Spain as "international volunteer militias" in the Spanish Civil War, sparking international attention and concern,....

March 3, 1939: Crusader Kings starring Arnold Anderson makes its hit debut, becoming the first "Crusader" films, utilizing modern symbols the pre-World War II era, to illustrate support for the government,...

August 1, 1939: Korean forces establish the "Righteous Army" led by Dae-Jung Tae at Eulmi, Korea in an effort to resist Japanese forces, sparking international attention and concern,....

February 2, 1940: Rashmi Pandey takes up the role of the vigilante "Phurteela Prakaash" in New Delhi, India, becoming the first recognized female vigilante, sparking international attention and concern,....

July 14, 1940: Jesus Velazquez Quintero establishes the first meeting of "masked avengers" from across the globe in Mexico City, Mexico, sparking international attention,....

December 8, 1941: Allied forces organize a "volunteer militia" dubbed "Valkyrie" led by Dae-Jung Tae as a means to conduct guerrilla operations against the Japanese in Manila, Philippines, sparking international attention,...

December 20, 1941: Allied forces form a volunteer force dubbed the "Mission Task Force" at Mingaladon, China, under the command of Hu Wen, under the request of General Chiang Kai-shek, attacking Japanese forces throughout China,...

May 25, 1942 - New York City: The two colorful masked vigilantes Captain Liberty and Patriot make their first public appearance after helping the FBI smash an Italian espionage ring operating on the docks of New York. A statement by J. Edgar Hoover while denying that either vigilante is a member of the FBI also praises them for their aid in the hunting down of suspected Nazi and Fascist spies.

June 14, 1942 Captain Liberty and Patriot succeed in rounding up the German agents in New York City who are part of Operation Pastorius. How Captain Liberty and Patriot learned of the plot before the FBI did was not revealed until official records were opened in 1995. Admiral Canaris, determined to ensure the failure of the Operation all the while training the agents for it acts as a double agent and attempted to send information across the border from agents in Canada to the FBI Bureau. The information however was not considered to be "credible" by FBI agents who received it. The agent then, proceeded to contact Captain Liberty and Patriot via their burgeoning Liberty Legion, a network of contacts in New York City used by the duo to gain information on illicit activities. In a series of nighttime raids the German agents are captured and one of them George Dasch agrees to provide evidence against the rest of his team mates in return for a reduced sentence and sanctuary in the United States. In addition thanks to the efforts of Liberty and Patriot the second team of saboteurs is intercepted shortly after they land off of the Carolina coast.

July 20, 1942: Hans Steinkampf, Temmler Pharmaceuticals, of Germany introduces an super soldier drug called "Adamantium" which enhances solders' capabilities to maximize exertion of physical activity and pain threshold while minimizing the need for sleep,...

November 1, 1942: Battle of Moscow; Soviet capital collapses, Stalin and Soviet political leaders are evacuated from the city. Nazi forces led by Heinrich Himmler credit the use and deployment of forces utilizing "Adamantium", sparking international attention and concern,...

December 10, 1942: Allied forces establish a private army dubbed "Ultra MK" led by Marwan Asfour and John Wells at El Alamein, Egypt, fueling morale and support,....

March 1, 1943: Squadron Leader X British war film starring Eric Portman and Ann Dvorak, promotes the role of "vigilante soldiers" in helping advance the Allied cause,...

June 20, 1943: Detroit Riots; White vigilantes torch African-American neighborhoods amidst reports that African-American teens had verbally abused white females,...

August 1, 1943: Harlem Riots; African-American vigilante Robert Bandy (a.k.a. "The Black Spade") is brutally shot and killed by police, after he had arrested and captured a woman for "drunk and disorderly conduct",

October 21, 1943: Port Blair Declaration; India (a.k.a. "Azad Hind") under Subhas Chandra Bose declares war against the United States and Great Britain, backed by Japan and Germany, sparking international attention,....

June 6, 1944: D-Day Invasion; American vigilantes Glen Kennedy and Linden Howard are killed almost immediately during landings in Normandy due to the bright nature of their costumes, causing a public relations disaster,...

August 31, 1944: Residents of Matoon, Illinois report strange attacks by an alleged vigilante "masked gasser", sparking national attention,...

May 5, 1945: Japanese forces deploy Fu-Go balloons, containing anthrax, in an effort to delay the inevitable collapse of Japan, triggering the outbreak of the disease across the Pacific Rim,...

May 25, 1946: British military forces are deployed into Amman, Jordan, amidst Hashemite violence in the region, sparking anti-colonialist protests,...

January 27, 1947: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Pasteur Institute estimate c. 50-75 million people killed including Emperor Hirohito and Kōnosuke Matsushita by the "Japanese Plague", sparking international attention,...

March 12, 1948: Latino/ Chicano vigilante Alejandro Munoz Moreno (a.k.a. "Demonio Azul") makes his debut in Laredo, Texas, along the U.S./ Mexico border, sparking international and concern,....

June 19, 1948: American Defense League (ADL) is founded by Robert W. Welch Jr., as "a nationwide movement" to "oppose the spread of Jewish Communism" and "stop the spread of degenerate beliefs",....

June 8, 1949: Inventor David Sharpe (a.k.a. "Rocket Ranger") of Santa Monica, California unveils his "rocket belt", displaying its capability for the U.S. military,....

April 8, 1950: FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover is formally dismissed after OSS officials present White House officials with "damning photos" in Washington D.C.; Eliot Ness is appointed FBI Director, sparking international attention,...

May 14, 1950: Shell Scott right-wing vigilante pulp novels by Richard S. Prather, follows the adventures of the vigilante detective in Los Angeles, sparking international attention and concern,....

June 25, 1951: Who's Whose (CBS-TV) game show, hosted by Phil Baker, starring Robin Chandler, Basil Davenport and Emily Kimbrough , makes its hit debut,...

July 11, 1952: Gerald L.K. Smith leads "Silver Shirts" storming the Republican National Convention in New York City, New York, claiming Dwight D. Eisenhower is a pawn of "Jewish Bolsheviks",....

July 30, 1952: The Unholy War Crusader film starring Fleur Masson captures the post-war European zeitgeist, detailing the trauma of various characters as they face the threat of "the Mongol horde",....

August 31, 1951: Eddie Frazier (R-NY) launches Congressional hears regarding vigilantes and organized crime in Washington D.C., Joseph McCarthy claims a "Soviet plot",...

April 19, 1954: Frederic Wertham testifies to Congress about the mental instability of vigilantes, citing the cases of Fletcher Dinwiddie, Don "Dominic" Wise, Wynne "Superwoman" Pierce, and Lizzie Roffe, recommending a ban on comic books and similar materials,..

May 1, 1954: Sun Myung-Moon is elected president of South Korea in Seoul, proclaiming a Christian populist platform, sparking international attention,...

April1, 1955: Sylvia Dotson takes up the role of the vigilante "Miss Melee" in Tallahassee, Florida emerges as the first "Hero of the Television Age" attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

August 28, 1955: Vigilantes kill Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi, amidst claims that the boy had "wolf-whistled" a white woman, sparking international attention and concern,...

March 20, 1956: Finnish officials led Prime Minister Urho Kekkonen report Soviet military incursions into Finnish territory to aid SAK labor union militias in Helsinki,...

May 26, 1956: The Seventh Seal Cruader film directed by Georgine Lapointe is credited with transforming actor Fleur Masson into a European household name,...

January 14, 1957: Vigilante Sylvia Dotson (a.k.a. "Miss Melee") guest stars on the TV show The Gary Pompeo Show starring Gary Pompeo, fueling huge TV viewer ratings,....

April 20, 1957: Empire State Bombing (a.k.a. the 4/20 attacks); two airplanes driven by communist sympathizers hit the Empire State Building, 25 killed, 78 Injured, setting fire to 3 stories of the famed skyscraper, causing nationwide panic and trama,....

April 23, 1957 President Strom Thurmond blames the 4/20 attacks on "Jewish Bolshevism and their degenerate slaves" along with "their negro and sand-nigger allies" starting the First Blue Scare, gaining condemnation by the international community,....

November 4, 1957: Johua Haberman leads Antifascist Action (a.k.a. Antifa) of Minneapolis, Minnesota in an effort to protect Jewish communities during the 'Blue Scare',....

November 14, 1957: Battle of Apalachin; Vigilantes crash a Mafia convention of organized crime leaders in Apalachin, New York, sparking international attention,...

February 18, 1958: Wrathhog drug developed by Blizzard Manufacturing Company is released into the public, with Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval in Washington D.C., granting "super soldier" abilities to civilians, and promoted as an enhancement for vigilantes,...

April 14, 1958 : George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party says "the words 'racism' and 'sexism' is invented by Jewish Communists to undermine the White European race" during a debate with Elijah Muhammad, Nation of Islam, at Columbia University,....

April 28, 1958: Tibet declares independence in Lhasa, led by the 14th Dalai Lama, and Andrug Gompo Toshi, sparking political tensions with China and India,...

September 13, 1958: Cameroonian leader Ruben Um Nyobe implicates French military in a failed assassination attempt on his life in Yaounde, fueling anti-colonial sentiment in the region,...

November 3, 1958: Beth Sholom Massacre; shootout at the Beth Sholom synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania resulted in 34 dead, 17 injured; the shooter Eliot Higgins calls for the "Second Holocaust" after his arrest, sparking international attention and concern,....

November 4, 1958: Bill Gale (C-CA) wins the gubernatorial election as a member of the California Constitution Party, citing the need for "American vigilance leaders", citing the 4/20 attacks,...

March 29, 1959: Nationalist leader Barthelemy Boganda survives an assassination attempt on his life in Bangui, Central African Republic, sparking anti-colonial rebellion across the region, ...

July 29, 1959: Local residents report sightings of UFOs in Corpus Christi, Texas, sparking national attention and concern,....

December 31, 1959: Model Betty Page commits suicide by drug overdose, at her home in Nashville, Tennessee, shocking the entertainment industry,...

June 1, 1960: Governor Bill Gale unveils the creation of the "California Rangers" as a Christian Constitutional Militia (CCM) in Sacramento, sparking international attention ,...

June 24, 1960: Head of the Class (ABC-TV) sitcom starring Gene Rayburn, follows the life and challenges of a high school teacher,...

August 26, 1960: NATO officials unveil their latest "super soldier" drug treatment using Danish soldier Knut Jensen in Rome, Italy, sparking international attention,...

October 12, 1960: Arn: The Knight Templar Crusader film starring Andrew Boyd as iconic character Arn Magnusson is considered "one of the greatest films ever made" with its glorification of the Crusader life, paralleling the experiences of colonialist/imperial conflicts,....

November 3, 1960: Felix-Roland Mommie survives an assassination attempt in Yaounde, implicating the French government in the process, fueling anti-colonial sentiments in the region,...

November 10, 1960: Israel: A Right to Exist propaganda film/ documentary film directed by John Schlesinger and written and produced by Wolf Mankowitz, makes its debut, highlighting the Jewish Zionist cause,...

January 20, 1961: You're in the Picture (CBS-TV) variety/ comedy series hosted by Jackie Gleason makes its hit television debut,

September 1, 1961: African-American vigilante Robert F. Williams , under the pseudonym "John Henry Irons" establishes the underground radio broadcast, "Radio Free Dixie" from Monroe, North Carolina, sparking international attention,....

February 4, 1962: United Nations Bombing; Andy Sinatra of Brooklyn, New York bombs the United Nations in New York City, claiming that he was instructed by alien beings,...

February 25, 1962: U.S. President Strom Thurmond meets with Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI) at the International Ampitheater in Chicago, Illinois, proclaiming that they shared a "common cause" of racial separation, sparking international attention and concern,....

May 9, 1962: The Man in the High Castle film directed by Sam Peckinpah, is considered one of the best films of the "Crusader" genre, sparking international attention,....

May 31, 1962: African-American vigilante Robert F. Williams (a.k.a. "John Henry Irons") of Monroe, North Carolina calls upon African-Americans to become "black masks", stating "masks protect black masks and white masks not with impunity but power,..."

September 12, 1962: British Prime Minister Thomas Gallaway Tam Galbraith, is forced to resign amidst reports that his chief of staff, John Vassall, is a Soviet agent, scandalizing the British government, sparking international attention,....

January 4 , 1963: Food & Drug Administration approves "E-Meters" for the U.S. Navy, after political pressure from Admiral Lafayette R. Hubbard in Annapolis, Maryland, sparking national attention,...

January 24, 1963: Estevao Vasconcelos Hamada establishes the international organization of "Justice League" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a means for preventing unnecessary attacks and violence,...

March 4, 1963: Munsinger Affair; Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker is forced to resign amidst reports of a sexual affair with East German spy Gerda Munsinger in Ottawa, Ontario, sparking international attention and concern,....

June 14, 1963: Jose Julio Sarria (a.k.a. "The Grand Mere, Absolute Empress I of San Francisco" , "the Widow Norton") emerges as the flamboyant crimelord of San Francisco, California,....

July 20, 1963: Aaron Rodriguez Arellano (a.k.a. "Mil Mascaras") emerges as a vigilante in Pachuca, Mexico, utilizing various disguises, sparking international attention,....

August 22, 1963: U.S. Army/ U.S. Air Force (USAF) announce the successful high altitude test of the Dyna-Soar, as their first orbital combat shuttle at Cape Canaveral, Florida, sparking international attention and concern,....

January 2, 1964: British officials led by Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home declare that Indian wartime leader Subhas Chandra Bose was a "wartime criminal" at the Hague, triggering outrage and anti-Western sentiment,....

June 21, 1964: Vigilantes claim credit for lynching and killing of "race agitators" James E. Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi, sparking national attention,...

October 16, 1964: Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home is killed in Edinburgh, fueling tensions within the Tory Party, sparking international attention and concern,...

March 1, 1965: Musical group The Formation is revealed to be a group of vigilantes, including members Thomas "Black Clover" Koyanagi and Zachary "Zachariah" Cummings, sparking international attention ,...

April 24, 1965: American astronauts John Glenn and Gus Grissom die under mysterious circumstances in Cape Canaveral, Florida, sparking international attention and concern,...

May 21, 1965: Martial artist Yongliang Zhou of British Hong Kong emerges as the premiere martial artist after a 100-man kumite (a.k.a. hyakunin kumite) sparking international attention,...

September 30, 1965: Communist government Kamaruzaman Sjam overthrows Sukarno in Jakarta, fueling political calls for military intervention by Australia, New Zealand, and the United States,...

November 11, 1965: Rhodesian Civil War; British military forces are deployed into Salisbury Rhodesia, in an effort to support the white controlled colonial government,...

November 19, 1965: American Bulldogs motorcycle gang led by Brian Kendrick decides to volunteer en masse for military service in Las Vegas, Nevada, sparking international attention and concern,...

January 3, 1966: Vigilante Evel Knievel (a.k.a. "American Gladiator") of Indio, California and Barstow, California sparking international attention and concern,...

January 12, 1966: The Batman (ABC-TV) starring Burt Ward and Adam West, makes its hit debut, highlighting America's love affair with vigilantes, sparking international attention,....

January 26, 1966: The Tarnsman of Gor pulp science fiction series by John Norman, introduces the the "mirror world" of Goo, and its sado-masochistic culture, and its LGBTQ culture,

July 17, 1966: Toshiyuki Uchida takes up the role of the vigilante "Tuxedo Mask" in Tokyo, Japan emerges as the first "Japanese Superhero" attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

August 11, 1966: Battle of Terendak; PKI forces launch a brutal attack on British, Australian, and New Zealander military forces in Borneo, fueling civil unrest and violence in the region,...

November 9, 1966: Paul McCartney of the Beatles is killed in car accident outside Liverpool, England, sparking international attention and concern,...

December 23, 1966: Vigilante Umberto Enzi (a.k.a. "Kriminal") launches a brutal war against police in Rome, Italy, through bombing and assassination, sparking international attention and concern,...

January 5, 1967: The Funky Stuff neighborhood bar in Phoenix, Arizona is the target of police raids against vigilantes, sparking international attention,...

April 5, 1967: Governor Ronald Reagan (R-CA) calls for a national ban on vigilantes, citing the actions of the Black Panther Party in taking the California State Capital in Sacramento, California,...

June 3, 1967: International Olympic Committee announces a ban on athletes utilizing the "super soldier " drugs after Eddie Eagan of Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. dies of a heart attack, during a match in Munich, Germany,....

June 21-28, 1967: Detroit Police Strike; Detroit Police Department (DPD) launches a massive work stoppage, triggering riots across the city, fueling calls for the National Guard,...

July 12-17, 1967: Anthony M. Imperiale Sr. , leads the "First Aid Squad" in an effort to protect Italian-American neighborhood during the Newark Race Riots,...

July 13, 1967: British military officials unveil to NATO officials their latest "super soldier" drug treatment Thomas "Tommy" Simpson in Mount Ventoux, Brantes, France, sparking international attention,...

August 25, 1967: U.S. presidential candidates John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Barry Goldwater (R-CA) are assassinated by the KKK in Arlington, Virginia, sparking international attention and concern,....

December 29, 1967: The Fields of Megiddo directed by Sergio Leone, starring John Frederick Parker helps present a dark, gritty version of the Crusades, for modern European audiences, sparking international attention,....

January 24, 1968: Vigilante Mario Bava (a.k.a. "Diabolik") launches his "reign of terror" in Turin and Rome, declaring war on police and military officials, sparking international attention,...

March 17, 1968: Female/ transgender vigilantes "The Duchess" and "Princess" make their initial appearance in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California, sparking national controversy,...

April 19, 1968: Vigilante Magda Konopka (a.k.a. "Satanik") launches a brutal war against police in Milan, Italy through assassination and murder, claiming she is reclaiming her youth and beauty,...

May 4, 1968: Franklin Hawkins of New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. is formally banned from the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, New York after officials detect "super soldier" drugs in his blood system, sparking international attention and concern,....

June 23, 1968: French Civil War erupts; President Charles de Gaulle is assassinated in Paris; Soviets back Jean-Michel Bossuet, with Great Britain and the United States supporting Edouard Girardot, sparking international attention,...

June 24, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, and Eugene McCarthy and call a "liberty government", demanding the enforcement and protection of human rights,...

August 14, 1968: Freedom news magazine/ political is first published in New York City, New York, sparking international attention,...

August 26-28, 1968: Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois erupts in violence with candidates Richard Nixon (R-CA) and Hubert Humphrey (D-MN) killed in the process; President George Wallace calls for a cancellation of elections,,....

October 27, 1968: United States and Soviet Union sign agreement, limiting stockpiles of "super soldier" drug treatment in Mexico City, Mexico, sparking international attention,...

November 12, 1968: United Nations officials report "vast irregularities and corruption" in regards to the U.S. presidential elections, during a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, sparking international attention,...

January 20, 1969: "Unity Government " under the leadership of President George Wallace and the American Independent Party in an effort to avert a civil war, sparking international attention,...

February 5, 1969: Mack Bolan (a.k.a. "The Executioner") right-wing pulp novel series by Don Pendleton, detailing the life and affairs of fictional vigilante Mack Bolan and his "war against crime" starting with the Mafia, makes its hit debut

February 5, 1969: Turn-On (ABC-TV) sketch comedy and variety show hosted by Tim Conway, Mel Stewart, makes its hit series debut,...

June 19, 1969: Seventh Sanctum directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring John Frederick Parker is considered one of the most violent Crusader films of all time, with many banning the film until c. 1984, sparking international attention,....

June 21, 1969: Kingdom of Heaven Crusader film directed by Rodrigo 'Nivek' Campano earns actor their first Oscar Arsenio Buratti, much to the delight of European audiences,...

September 24, 1969: Monty Python and the Holy Grail Crusader film starring Teddy Jones and Teddy Anderson transforms knights into a dysfunctional comedic duo, sparking international attention,...

October 7, 1969: Montreal's Night of Terror; Montreal Police Department launches a massive work stoppage, triggering riots across the city, fueling calls for the Canadian National Guard,...

October 15, 1969: Alain Chevalier leads Situationist uprisings in Paris, France, sparking international attention and concern about the stability of the government,...

January 17-19, 1970: Wolsfield Conference; Soviet officials meet with French Situationist guerrillas led by Guy Debord in Trier, East Germany, sparking international attention,...

February 22, 1970: Personal Freedoms Celebrity Center (PFCC) is established by Timothy Leary and Jack Horner in Los Angeles, California, promoting the the idea of transforming people into "superheroes " or "alpha-level persons",...

July 1, 1970: AT&T and Westinghouse unveil the "Picturephone" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , sparking a massive transformation in communications technology,....

July 27, 1970: Situationist rebels Francois de Beaulieu and Patrick Cheval are captured by French police authorities, sparking international attention and concern,...

November 11, 1970: French Situationist leaders Guy Debord, Rene Riesel, and Rene Vienet proclaims the "purity" of the revolution, after ranks are purged in Paris, sparking international attention,...

November 27, 1970: Pope Paul VI is shot and killed in Istanbul, Turkey by surrealist artist Benjamin Mendoza AMR Flores, claiming that alien beings compelled him to assassinate the papal leader,...

December 21, 1970: U.S. President George Wallace and vigilante Ralph Reynolds are photographed at the White House shaking hands, becoming the most popular photo in the U.S. National Archives,...

January 18-25, 1971: New York City Police Strike; New York Police Department (NYPD) launches a massive work stoppage, triggering riots across the city, fueling calls for the National Guard,...

April 23, 1971: Shaft directed by Melvin van Peebles starring Richard Roundtree becomes the first "black mask" vigilante film, featuring African-American heroes, sparking international attention,...

July 2, 1971: Sweetback Armstrong's Badass Brawl "black mask" African-American vigilante film starring John Amos is seen as a major milestone for the community,...

July 26, 1971: Martial artist Ron Van Clief (a.k.a. "Black Dragon") makes his vigilante debut in New York City, New York, sparking national attention,...

August 20, 1971: Manuel Leal (a.k.a. "Tinieblas"/ "Darkness") emerges as a masked vigilante in Mexico City, Mexico, sparking international attention and concern,...

October 25, 1971: Soviet Premier Nikolai Tikhonov announces his recognition of the U.S. "government-in-exile" in Havana, Cuba, led by Cody Russell in Moscow, sparking international attention,...

September 10, 1971: American Gladiator starring George Hamilton makes its hit debut, loosely based on the career of Evel Knievel (a.k.a. "American Gladiator "), sparking international attention,...

November 19, 1971: American Bulldogs motorcycle gang leaders Brian Kendrick and Donald Cantrell are credited with military successes in the "fight against Judeo-Communism", earning Medals of Valor by President George Wallace in Washington D.C.,...

March 22, 1972: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is passed in Washington D.C., despite opposition of conservatives led by Phyllis Schafly and Barry Goldwater, sparking international attention,...

July 18, 1972: British Prime Minister Reginald Maulding is forced to resign amidst allegations of bribery and misallocation of funds in Hampstead, fueling concerns about the stability of the British government,....

September 6, 1972: U.S. President John Hospers (L-CO) is assassinated in Washington D.C.; Vice-President Theodora "Tonie" Nathan is sworn in as president, sparking international attention,....

February 7, 1973: African-American crime boss Telvis Roberson a.k.a. "Black Caesar" seizes control of Harlem, New York, sparking international attention,...

April 13, 1973: Martial artist Bruce Lee of Chinatown, San Francisco emerges as the premiere martial artist after a 100-man kumite (a.k.a. hyakunin kumite) sparking international attention, holding the title until 1986,...

June 17, 1973: Daniel Lopez Lopez emerges as the villainous crime boss "Dr. Satanico" , leader of "Los Infernales" crime syndicate in Guadalajara, Mexico, sparking international attention,...

August 19, 1973: Crime lord Kyo Ota of Kyoto, Japan seizes control of the Asian drug trade, in a series of brutal attacks, sparking international attention,...

September 21, 1973: Vigilante Ron Van Clief (a.k.a. "Black Dragon") guest stars on the TV show Saturday Night Live (NBC-TV) starring Mark Carl, fueling huge TV viewer ratings,....

September 21, 1973: CIA and FBI officials are scandalized after African-American agent Ario Washington is revealed to have been training African-American vigilantes including Justice, Banshee, and The Question in Los Angeles, California,...

October 19, 1973: FBI officials report that local vigilantes, under the national banner of "Posse Comiatus" launch proclamations against the African-American people in Lane County, Oregon,...

November 10, 1973: Robin Webb of Devonshire, England emerges as the animal rights activist "The Liberator " , disrupting a fox hunt, sparking international attention

December 13, 1973: Claude Vorilhon is appointed by the French Reconstruction government as a "spiritual advisor" in Paris, France, sparking international attention,...

March 13, 1974: African-American motorcycle gang The Whisperers led by Da'jonte Chandler is formed in Frazier Park, California, clashing with the American Bulldogs,...

March 27, 1974: Him, a homoerotic version of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, starring Gustav "Tava" von Will, directed by Ed D. Louie, is released as an attack on organized religion and Christian fundamentalism, banned in most U.S. cities, sparking international attention,...

April 10, 1974: Chinese leader Dingxiang Fang denounces the United States and European nations for promoting colonialism and imperialism, at the United Nations in New York City, New York, sparking international attention and concern,....

May 1, 1974: U.S. President Theodora "Tonie" Nathan proclaims the "New International Economic Order" (NIEO) at the United Nations in New York City, New York, sparking international attention and concern,....

July 11-15, 1974: Baltimore Police Strike; Baltimore Police Department (BPD) launches a massive work stoppage, triggering riots across the city, fueling calls for the National Guard,...

October 14 , 1974: Richard Allen Pesta (a.k.a. "Captain Sticky" makes his hit debut in San Diego, California, sparking international attention,...

October 15, 1974: Professor Robert S. Carr reports that the U.S. government has been investigating the UFO phenomenon since 1945 in Washington D.C., sparking national attention,...

October 21, 1974: Jane Kember of East Grinstead, England leaks documents revealing domestic spying by U.S. Naval Intelligence against the British government,...

October 31, 1974: Halloween Bloodbath; Vigilante Richard Allen Pesta (a.k.a. "Captain Sticky") disrupts a concert in Portland, Oregon, attacking musicians and band members of The Beatles and Fairy Tail, sparking international attention,...

November 20, 1974: British Prime Minister John Stonehouse commits suicide by drowning in Miami, Florida, triggering a succession crisis within the Labor Party, fueling conspiracy theories within the British government,....

November 23-24, 1974: Vladivostok Arms Control Talk; NFL Coach Gerald Ford proposes a football game between the Soviet Union and the United States, at the arms control summit attended by Soviet Premier Nikolai Tikhonov and U.S. President Theodora "Tonie" Nathan in Vladivostok, sparking international attention and concern,...

March 12, 1975: African-American leader Gracine Sullivan establishes The Paramount Council as the first African-American vigilante organization in Watts, California, attracting the ire and anger of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the FBI, sparking international attention,...

April 26, 1975: Rudy Ray Moore of Los Angeles, California emerges as the "black mask" known as "Black Death" sparking national attention and concern,...

August 25-31, 1975: San Francisco Police Strike; San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) launches a massive work stoppage, triggering riots across the city, fueling calls for the National Guard,...

July 17, 1976: Second Indonesian-Australian War; Australia deploys troops into East Timor, after Indonesia invades the region and formally annexes the territory,...

August 7, 1976: Kingdom at Road's End starring Frédérick Raynal, presents the Crusades in a post-colonialist light, with the main character Humbert Feigenbaumg expressing his weariness towards war and religious leaders,...

September 30, 1976: Snip! (NBC-TV) sitcom starring David Brenner as an effeminate barber, sparking national attention,...

March 16, 1977: Naxalite Revolution; Indian Communist Revolution is led by Kanu Sanyal overthrowing the democratic government in New Delhi, led by Indira Gandhi, sparking international attention,...

June 20, 1977: British reporters David Ambrose and Christopher Miles uncover evidence of a covert American military space on the lunar surface, fueling political tensions between the United States and Great Britain,....

July 7, 1977: FBI officials arrest Admiral Lafayette R. Hubbard in Annapolis, Maryland, uncovering evidence of blackmail schemes against various political leaders, scandalizing the government,...

July 13-14, 1977: New York City Blackout; Blackout of the New York tri-state is seen by many as the initial impetus for many vigilantes, sparking international attention,...

September 9, 1977: The Glastnost Bowl is established as an exhibition match between the United States and Soviet Union in American football featuring players such as Ambrose Osborne, Patrick Fraley, and Arnold Reese, sparking international attention,...

September 20-23, 1977: In defiance of political pressure by the United States, the United Nations announces that it recognizes the political autonomy and independence of Native American nations in Geneva, Switzerland,...

October 7, 1977: Renate Neufeld deflects from East Germany, revealing the extent of development of "super soldier" drugs, sparking international attention and controvery,....

January 27, 1978: Canadian Prime Minister Francis Fox is forced to resign, after it is revealed that he forced his mistress, Joan Pennefather, to have an unwanted abortion, sparking international attention and concern in Ottawa, Ontario,....

May 22, 1978: Civil rights activist and reputed Mafia boss Joseph A. Colombo is assassinated by vigilantes in Columbus Circle in New York City, New York, fueling anti-vigilante sentiment,...

June 2, 1978: David Rorvik announces the development of cloning in New York City, New York, shocking the international medical community,...

July 15-22, 1978: Cleveland Police Strike; Cleveland Police Department (CPD) launches a massive work stoppage, triggering riots across the city, fueling calls for the National Guard,...

November 9, 1978: Romanian emigre Sukia Dragomic , self-proclaimed vampire, launches a bloody campaign of murders against known criminals, sparking international attention,...

November 27, 1978: Feminist group National Organization for Women (NOW) is slaughtered by alleged vigilante Darren Trivett in Washington D.C., fueling anti-vigilante sentiment nationwide,...

December 15, 1978: Vanguard directed by Francis Ford Coppola, written and produced by Mario Puzo, starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen makes its hit debut, detailing the rise of superhero culture in American consciousness,...

December 16, 1978: The Order directed by Janice Boyd blends Crusader and Samurai genres, with martial arts together, becoming a cult classic,...

December 20, 1978: John Wayne Gacy (a.k.a. "Pogo the Killer Clown") confesses to killing c. 34+ people in Chicago, Illinois, sparking international attention and concern about the failure of law enforcement officials,....

February 9, 1979: Crime lord 'Big Bossman' Ebenezer Kim of New York City, New York is brutally assassinated; vigilante group Blackwater Corporation is implicated in the murder, sparking national attention,...

February 10-17, 1979: "Mardis Gras Riots" (a.k.a. New Orleans Police Strike; New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) launches a massive work stoppage, triggering riots across the city, fueling calls for the National Guard,...

February 13, 1979: "Guardian Angel" (a.k.a. Curtis Silwa) emerges as a popular vigilante in New York City, New York, sparking international attention and concern,...

February 18, 1979: Casca: The Eternal Mercenary right-wing vigilante pulp series by Barry Sadler, details the adventures of an cursed, immortal Roman Legionnaire, and his travels across the globe, and involvement in almost every military conflict in 2,000 years,...

April 18, 1979: U.S. President Ed Clark (L-CA) discloses decades of human experiments against African-Americans and Native Americans in an effort to create "super soldiers", sparking international attention,...

May 2-9, 1979: Birmingham Police Strike; Birmingham Police Department (BPD) launches a massive work stoppage, triggering riots across the city, fueling calls for the National Guard,...

June 21, 1979: San Diego Riots; UFO enthusiasts led by Mark Block, proclaim that UFOs are landing in San Diego, California, triggering civil unrest and panic,...

September 7, 1979: Soviet officials led by Premier Alexei Kosygin announce the formation of the Soviet Premier League (SPL) led by players including Nikolai Volkoff, Viktor Aleksandrov, and Oriel Zaytsev, sparking international attention,...

October 1, 1979: Musician Marrok Favre is beaten and placed in a mental asylum in French Lick, Indiana, by the vigilante Clive "Metanite" Maxwell triggering a class action lawsuit against the city,...

November 4, 1979: Greensboro Massacre, Riots erupt in Greensboro, North Carolina after protesters unveil "F*** the Masks" banners , 14 anti-vigilante leaders are brutally shot, stabbed and killed, sparking national attention,...

November 20, 1979: Cleric Juhayman al-Otaybi overthrows the House of Saud in Riyadh, proclaiming himself as "Mahdi ", fueling sectarian violence in the region,..

January 14, 1980: Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov is placed under house arrest after it is revealed that Soviet troops in Afghanistan had been given "super soldier" drug treatment, sparking international condemnation,...

April 22, 1980: Kondapalli Seetharamaiah emerges as Chairman of the Indian Communist Party (ICP) in New Delhi, signaling tensions between India and China, sparking international attention,...

June 4, 1980: CEO Dennis Hope of San Francisco, California, Founder of Lunar Embassy Commission (LEC), announces the sale and purchase of lunar property, sparking international attention and concern,...

July 13, 1980: Pedro Alonso Lopez (a.k.a. "Monster of the Andes" is captured after a murder spree coving Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, claiming to have killed over 300+ people, mainly young girls, sparking international attention and concern,...

November 19, 1980: Reconquista directed by Michael Cimino, starring Tiziano Marino is considered the most expensive box office flop regarding the Crusades, signaling the growing unease of modern European audiences with the genre,....

December 8, 1980: Vigilante Reb "White Ghost" Brown kills celebrity Tiziano Marino outside their home in Los Angeles, California, sparking international attention,...

February 27, 1981: National Institute for Health (NIH) in Washington D.C., concludes that cloning is a feasible technology, shocking social and religious conservatives,...

July 15, 1981: U.S. President Ed Clark (L-CA) announces the end to the political ban on the U.S. "government-in-exile" and its leaders including Sha'quan Wallace, sparking international controversy,...

October 22-23, 1981: U.S. President Ed Clark (L-CA) and world leaders including Yoshikatsu Takeiri and David Steel gather in Cancun, Mexico, highlighting the rise in political and military tensions between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres,...

November 3, 1981: Anthony J. Imperiale (R-NJ) is elected governor of New Jersey, citing his "First Aid Squad" as his experience for elected office,...

November 7, 1981: Punk rock band Dead Roosevelts release the hit single "Masked Avengers F*** Off", becoming a major hit on underground TV and radio networks,...

March 14, 1982: Doctor Don Catlin, MD, calls for the use of "super soldier" drug treatments for general civilian life in Los Angeles, California, sparking international controversy,...

March 14, 1982: Pablo Escobar wins the presidential elections in Bogota, Colombia, based on a populist platform, involving the use of "super soldier" narcotics, sparking international attention,...

May 17, 1982: Suits & Hats Against Racial Prejudice (SHARP) is formed in Los Angeles, California in violent opposition to vigilantes, sparking international attention,...

June 16, 1982: San Francisco Uprising; U.S. Student and labor uprising against vigilantes and police in San Francisco, California, shocks the international community, ...

September 12, 1982: Rodolfo Guzman Huerta a.k.a. "El Santo" dies in Mexico City, Mexico, considered one of the great national heroes, sparking international attention and concern,....

January 9, 1983: Jose Julio Sarria (a.k.a. "The Grand Mere, Absolute Empress I of San Francisco" , "the Widow Norton") announces a declaration of war against police authorities, citing attacks against the LGBTQ community in San Francisco, California,...

January 19, 1983: Athletes from the United States, Soviet Union, and China are formally banned from the Pan Am Games in Caracas, Venezuela after it is discovered that the athletes have tested positive for "super soldier" drugs, sparking international attention,...

July 17, 1983: Scientists including Alayna Colbert accuse the U.S. government and President Ed Clark (L-CA) of creating the AIDS/HIV virus in an effort to decrease the population,...

September 5, 1983: Skinny Ties, a multiracial street gang is formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to deliver "righteous violence" against masked vigilantes, sparking national attention,...

September 26, 1983: U.S. military detonates a nuclear weapon on the lunar surface at Oceanus Procellarum (a.k.a. "Sea of Storms") sparking international attention and concern,...

October 14, 1983: British Prime Minister Cecil Parkinson is forced to resign, after it is revealed that he has had an affair with his secretary Sara Keays, forcing a succession crisis within the Tory Party, sparking international attention and concern,....

January 23, 1984: Vigilante James Hellwig a.k.a. "Ultimate Warrior" is presented in New York City, New York, as a "paper tiger" villain, popular with American audiences,...

March 8, 1984: The Eye of Argon based on the best-selling novel by Jim Theis, starring Sam Jones, Melody Anderson, makes its hit debut, sparking international attention,....

March 24, 1984: Pope John Paul II publishes an encyclical calling for the consecration of Russia by the Virgin Mary, angering Russian Orthodox Christian leaders worldwide ,...

July 23, 1984: U.S.-backed Meir Kahane comes to power in Tel Aviv, sparking international attention and concern about American influence in the region,...

March 4, 1985: Thomas Downey (D-NY) and Robert Dornan (R-CA) conduct a brawl in the U.S. House of Representatives, the physical brawl is broken up by Speaker Tip O' Neill (D-MA), citing disagreements over the issue of U.S. troops in Nicaragua, sparking international attention and concern,....

March 5, 1985: In a disturbing turn of events, vigilante Jun Kojo (a.k.a. "Reipuman", "The Rapeman") launches a series of serial rapes against women in Tokyo, claiming that "they need to be punished",...

March 31, 1985: Justine Richardson a.k.a. "Justice" organizes the largest conference of vigilantes in New York City, New York, sparking international attention,...

September 7, 1985: Soviet Premier Nikolai Tikhonov accuses the U.S. government under President John Anderson (I-IL) of creating the AIDS/HIV as a failed "super soldier" project,...

December 4, 1985: British government under Prime Minister Richard Edward Geoffrey Howe threatens a political embargo on Australia, after Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke calls for Australia to be a "republic",...

January 9, 1986: British Prime Minister Michael Heseltine resigns amidst reports of bribery and corruption regarding defense contracts, triggering a succession crisis for the Tory Party, sparking international attention and concern,....

January 24, 1986: Admiral Lafayette R. Hubbard, USN dies mysteriously in San Luis Obispo, California , amidst rumors of illegal human experiments,...

January 28, 1986: Young Astronauts (CBS-TV) teen live-action soap operastarring Molly Ringwald, makes its hit debut,...

April 18, 1986: Martial artist Chuck Norris of Torrance, California emerges as the premiere martial artist after a 100-man kumite (a.k.a. hyakunin kumite) sparking international attention ,...

November 2, 1986: Anti-war protests led by Carmen Hodgson erupt in 150+ cities nationwide, citing the opposition to military intervention in Nicaragua and El Salvador,...

November 4, 1986: Prevent AIDS Now Initiative Committee (PANIC) is passed by Congress in Washington D.C., calling for the mandatory registration of AIDS/ HIV patients,...

December 17, 1986: Richard Allen Pesta (a.k.a. "Captain Sticky") of San Diego, California was arrested after being linked to a pornography ring,...

January 20, 1987: Crime Sweeper James (NBC-TV) hosted by James Sallow becomes popular highlighting cases that have eluded vigilantes and law enforcement,..

March 4, 1987: U.S. military announces its deployment of troops into Nicaragua, claiming covert Soviet weapons deliveries in Managua, sparking international attention,...

March 12, 1987: LGBT form "ACT-UP" (AIDS/ HIV Coalition to Unleash Power) as a means to protect LGBTQ communities, amidst accusations that they are spreading the virus,...

April 22, 1987: Mayor and former action film star Clint Eastwood launches the "Take Pride in America" campaign in Carmel, California, sparking national attention and concern,...

February 7, 1988: Crimebusters (FOX-TV) hosted by Tommy Richardson makes its hit debut, featuring criminals being captured by law enforcement and vigilantes,...

March 6, 1988: U.S. Green Beret members are filmed assassinating vigilantes 'Guardian Angel' Curtis Silwa and 'Misty Swan' Honey Clayton in New York City, New York, triggering civil unrest and concern about the nature of vigilantes and their relationship with the government,....

September 24, 1988: Canadian military forces unveil their "super soldier" drug treatment with Ben Johnson in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, fueling political tensions,...

October 5, 1988: Treary of Strasbourg; Chinese and Tibetan officials announce political recognition of Tibet, along with an agreement in Strasbourg, Germany, fueling international independence movements worldwide,...

October 6, 1988: Tensions mount between Israel and the United States, as U.S. President David Duke and Meir Kahane clash over oil shipments in the Persian Gulf,...

October 22, 1988: Charlie's Angels (ABC-TV) starring Tea Leoni and Patricia Manterola, sparking outrage by parents groups nationwide,...

November 15, 1988: Palestine declares independence under Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, sparking international attention to the region,...

November 18, 1988: U.S. President David Duke (I-GA) signs legislation banning the civilian non-medical use of "super soldier" drugs, citing the death of police officers in the line of duty, sparking national outrage by vigilante groups, claiming an infringement of their Second Amendment rights,....

December 14, 1988: Second Spanish Civil War erupts; Socialist guerrillas led by Felipe Gonzalez launch an armed insurrection against the Fascist controlled government in Madrid,...

January 7, 1989: Singer Madonna is brutally murdered by actor/husband Sean Penn in New York City, amidst reports of domestic violence and spousal abuse, sparking national attention,...

May 24, 1989: U.S. President David Duke cancels peace talks with the U.S. government-in-exile with Chamaun Roberts, Ethan Johnson, and Ava Hopkins after a meeting with Soviet Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov,...

June 23, 1989: Salvadora starring Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton, directed by Tim Burton, helps to revive the franchise of superhero/vigilante films

July 1, 1989: Freedom's Rangers right-wing pulp novel series by Keith William Anderson features time-traveling special forces soldiers, attempting to eliminate the Soviet Union from the time-space continuum,...

July 18, 1989: Actress Abigail Coleman is brutally killed by vigilante Warwick "Cobra" Paul, after years of stalking the celebrity in Hollywood, California, sparking international attention,...

September 9, 1989: Silverback syndicated reality TV series histed by Randall Potter makes it debut, as the first show to openly tout the "America's next superhero" in Hollywood, California, sparking international attention,....

November 10, 1989: Soviet military forces into the Abkhazia region of Georgia SSR, amidst reports of Islamic fundamentalist violence in the region,...

September 22, 1989: Police Academy Barracks in Miami, Florida are bombed, fueling calls for a crackdown on vigilante activity nationwide, with many claiming that the action is a "false flag" operation,....

December 11, 1989: Right-wing vigilante "Sombra Negra" begins a war against MS-13 gang members in San Salvador, El Salvador, brutally executing and decapitating criminals, sparking national attention and concern,...

January 8-9, 1990: ACT-UP demonstrators/ vigilantes seize control of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia calling for the end to internment camps, sparking international attention and concern,...

April 1, 1990: Vigilante Herman Woodward a.k.a. "Sgt. Slaughter", beloved by right-wing extremists, is exposed as a "enemy sympathizer" in Iraq,....

September 15, 1990: Billionaire Ted Turner, Turner Communications, attempts to become a environmental vigilante, dubbed "Captain Planet"; many claim this is due to his relationship with actress Jane Fonda in Atlanta, Georgia, sparking national attention,...

November 5, 1990: Israeli Prime Minister Meir Kahane is assassinated in Tel Aviv, fueling political tensions in the region and across the Middle East,....

January 23, 1991: Day of Desperation; U.S. LGBTQ communities in San Francisco, California to New York City, New York launch "Day of Desperation" protests, citing the Duke Administration's decision to avoid AIDS/HIV research and funding citing the rising costs of war in Central America and Middle East, sparking international attention and concern,

June 7, 1991: Sports including Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announce a formal ban on "super soldier" drugs, sparking international attention and concern,...

June 18, 1991: UFO enthusiast Stanton Friedman demands that the United States "disclose it's full knowledge of UFOs" during a rally in New York City, New York,....

November 20, 1991: African-American singer Michael Jackson marries actress Brooke Shields in Beverly Hills, California, sparking international attention,

March 11, 1992: Enviromentalist vigilante "The Elf" , member of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), emerges in Brighton, England, sparking international attention,...

March 18, 1992: Harish Mahajan seizes control of British India in a military coup, proclaiming themselves a "living god", sparking international attention,...

March 23, 1992: Montreal Machine is accused of conducting massive bribes to law enforcement officials in New York City, New York, sparking international attention,....

August 7, 1992: The Maid of Orléans directed by Emmanuelle Bouchard helps to revive the Crusader film genre, highlighting the futility or violence and religious extremism, sparking calls for the ban on the film,....

September 22, 1992: Tory Prime Minister David Mellor is scandalized after allegations of bribes from the Palestinian government arise, fueling political tensions between the United States, Great Britain, Israel, and Palestine, ...

October 8, 1992: Mumba Babangida seizes control of Congo in a military coup, proclaiming themselves a "living god", sparking international attention,...

October 18, 1992: Musical group Nitrous Oxide is revealed to be a vigilante group in Houston, Texas, sparking accusations that the group "revealed" this detail to boost record sales,...

January 27, 1993: Vigilante Sebastien Palomer a.k.a. "Thunder Hoop" of Paris, France dies at 46-years old from a heart attack, sending shockwaves through the community,...

July 28, 1993: Europa Universalis Crusader film comedy directed by Emmanuelle Bouchard starring Joey Parham lampoons many of the tropes and cliches of the genre, sparking international attention,...

September 22, 1993: Vigilante Jun Kojo (a.k.a. "Reipuman", "The Rapeman") is captured and arrested in Tokyo, Japan, amidst reports of police turning a blind-eye or encouraging the attacks,...

December 2, 1993: Colombian President Pablo Escobar is assassinated in Medellin, highlighting the political balance rooted amongst the various cartels,...

March 11, 1994: South African President Eugene Terreblanche launches a massive military crackdown on Bophutswana, fueling civil unrest and violence nationwide,...

March 11, 1994: Tokyo Riots; Riots erupt in the aftermath of the criminal trial of vigilante Jun Kojo (a.k.a. "Reipuman", "The Rapeman") who is given a sentence of 2 years, amidst claims, "the women liked it..."

June 12, 1994: Nicole Brown Simpson kills husband O.J. Simpson in Los Angeles, California, amidst reports of domestic violence and spousal abuse, sparking national attention,...

June 30, 1994: Monksland Riots; Anti-Catholic sentiment erupts in violence in North Lanarkshire, amidst accusations of sectarianism, after Protestant leaders claim that the region is under "Papist control", sparking civil unrest and violence in the region,....

August 12, 1994: Canadian Prime Minister Grant Bristlow is forced to resign after his ties to American vigilante groups are uncovered in Ottawa, Ontario, sparking international attention and concern,....

August 26, 1994: Strike Commando film directed by Oliver Stone, starring Troy Bourn and 'Flyin' Brian Pillman makes its hit debut, but is condemned for its glorification of violence, and its messages against vigilantes,...

September 19, 1994: United States, Russia, and China are banned from International Olympic Committee (IOC) events after testing positive for "super soldier" drugs in Geneva, Switzerland, sparking international attention and concern,....

November 8, 1994: Conservative/right-wing political parties under the leadership of President Bo Gritz (P-NV) suffer their biggest electoral losses, sparking calls for political reform,...

December 5, 1994: Soviet officials launch a milutary crackdown on Sevastopol, Ukraine SSR amidst Ukranian nationalist rallies, sparking international attention,...

March 18, 1995: The World of Tomorrow syndicated TV documentary is broadcast in 300 U.S. cities, claiming that the U.S. government is getting ready to disclose the existence of extraterrestrial life and UFOs. Rumors spread that the documentary was produced by the Walt Disney Corporation as a means to promote their rides,...

April 30, 1995: Pro-democracy leader Nguyen Huu Chan seizes control of the government in a military coup d'etat In Hanoi, sparking international attention and concern for the region,...

May 6, 1995: Regime of self-proclaimed "living god" Moul Bourey of Cambodia collapses, signaling military intervention in the region,...

September 8, 1995: Mike Danger pulp novel series by author Mickey Spillane, introduces science-fiction elements of a gumshoe detective from 1947 waking up in the 22nd century, sparking international attention,....

September 28, 1995: Musical band Beef Evaporated after it is discovered that they are funding the vigilante youth group Young Justice Society in Charlotte, North Carolina, sparking international attention,...

October 2, 1995: Actress Nicole Brown Simpson is acquitted of murder of actor O.J. Simpson, citing years of domestic violence and spousal abuse; Simpson family members claim libel and defamation of character,...

October 30, 1995: Quebec led by MP Jacques Parizeau announces its independence and national sovereignty after winning a national referendum, sparking international attention and concern,....

February 11, 1996: U.S. President John Hagelin (N-IA) announce the release of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., from prison in Birmingham, Alabama, sparking international attention,....

March 22, 1996: Soviet officials are shocked after capturing Anatoly Onoprienko (a.k.a. "The Beast of the Ukraine", "The Terminator") in Zhytomyr, Ukraine SSR, after admitting to killing over 52+ people, sparking international attention and concern,....

May 10, 1996: Superfly starring Quatesia Jones and Labron Hubbard introduces mainstream America to the "black mask" African-American vigilante genre, sparking national attention,...

March 24, 1997: Armed ACT UP demonstrators seize control of Wall Street in New York City, New York, citing pharmaceutical companies of price-gouging of AIDS/HIV patients, sparking international attention and concern,...

April 24, 1997: Self-proclaimed sorcerer Ahmad Suradji (a.k.a. "Nasib Kelewang", "Datuk Maringgi", a.k.a. "The Sorcerer") is arrested in Medan, Indonesia, after killing 42+ people in an effort to gain supernatural powers, sparking international attention and concern,....

July 24, 1997: Yemenese investors Adam Ismail, Mustafa Khalil, and Abdullah al-Umari claim ownership of Mars, claiming that they had ownership from c. 3,000 BCE, sparking international attention and concern,...

August 9, 1997: Haitian immigrant Abner Louima is brutally beaten, raped and killed by vigilantes, amidst reports that the temp worker had sexually harassed a white woman,...

November 8, 1997: ACT-UP extremists are blamed for a failed assassination attempt on President John Hagelin and Mayor-elect Ruth Messenger at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, New York, sparking international attention,...

December 1, 1997: Bihar Uprising; Ranvir Sena militia launches a sectarian uprising led by Brameshwar Singh citing caste distinctions, sparking civil unrest and violence,...

March 26, 1998: U.S. President John Hagelin signs Executive Order #100088 officially closing AIDS/HIV internment camps, sparking international praise, citing the country's return to a commitment to civil rights,...

August 7, 1998: Osama: Holy Site Defender novel by author Mike Longshott, makes its hit debut, becoming a major bestseller across the Southern Hemisphere, particularly in the Middle East and Central Asia, sparking international attention and concern,...

August 25, 1998: Deathgate Scandal; State law enforcement officials in California are scandalized after it is revealed that the police have been actively running death squads to kill gang members as well as arming vigilante groups,...

September 28-29, 1998: "African Renaissance" is proclaimed in Johannesburg, South Africa, led by Yoweri Musevini, Thabo Mbeki, and Paul Kagame, signaling the political , economic and technological development of the Continent,...

October 12, 1998: Vigilante Dean Harrison is filmed being killed by a lynch mob in Baltimore, Maryland, sparking national attention and concern,....

November 1, 1998: Exposed! Secrets of Masked Avengers (FOX-TV) hosted former vigilante Nick Backay, makes its hit debut, sparking outrage in the vigilante community,..

December 11, 1998: Environmentalist vigilante "The Elf", firebombs lumberyards in Monmouth and Eugene, Oregon, sparking international attention,...

February 12, 1999: Jose Dorangel Vargas Gomez (a.k.a. "El Comegente") is captured in San Cristobal, Venezuela, after claiming to have killed c. 14+ to obtain supernatural powers, sparking international attention and concern.

March 25, 1999: Dissident leader Viacheslav Chornovil is brutally tortured and executed by Soviet officials in Lviv, Ukraine SSR,...

April 22, 1999: Luis Alfredo Garavito (a.k.a. "La Bestia" / "The Beast") is captured in Genova, Colombia, claiming to have killed 300+ people, mainly young boys, sparking international attention and concern,....

May 23, 1999: Death of vigilante Dedrich Martell a.k.a. "Incognito" in Berlin, Germany from an equipment failure, despite medical intervention is seen as a major turning point,...

July 4, 1999: Bloomington Riots; Residents of Bloomington, Indiana clash with vigilantes led by Reverend Matt Hale, proclaiming "Take Back the Streets", sparking international attention,....

October 11, 1999: African leaders announce the development of Gaborone, Botswana as "Biotech Alley", fueling the economic and technological ascent of the region,...

October 14, 1999: U.S. President John Hagelin and Martin Luther King Jr., are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Stockholm, Sweden, signaling that the country is committed to civil rights,...

November 10, 1999: World leaders including Paddy Ashdown, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Ryutaro Hashimoto call upon the United Nations to ban "super soldier drugs". U.N. Ambassador Nadim Mohammad of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia claims that the measure is a "political impossibility" in New York City, New York,....

December 2, 1999: Cantrell-Hagelin Agreement; U.S. President John Hagelin and Vigilantes led by Louie "Raven" Cantrell announce an agreement at Camp David, Maryland, announcing that they will "stand down", and will end their violence, sparking international attention,....

January 4, 2000: "Vigilante Spider" makes his debut in San Diego, California, along college campuses, sparking international attention, fueling questions about his age,...

August 15-16, 2000: Armed ACT-UP demonstrators/vigilantes seal off Wall Street, demanding the the federal government eliminate the debts of primarily Third World nations due to price-gouging by pharmaceutical companies, sparking international attention and concern,...

November 7- December 8, 2000: The country is divided as Progressive Party's Martin Luther King Jr., and Dean Johnson of United States Reform Party battle over the election results, with calls for ballot recounts in New York and California,...

November 8, 2000: Vigilante Bob Backlund (I-CT) wins a Congressional seat in Hartford, Connecticut, sparking international attention, based on a populist platform, sparking international attention and concern,...

December 27, 2002: Brigette Boisselier , CEO of Clonaid, announces commercial cloning process in the Bahamas , sparking international attention and concern about the ethics,...

April 27, 2003: Boston Globe exposes U.S. military funding the Clonaid project, as a possible "super soldier" option, sparking international outrage and condemnation,...

September 20, 2003: Domestic Goddess (ABC-TV) starring Rosanne Barr, makes it's hot debut, sparking national controversy,...

November 3, 2003: Yang Xinhai (a.k.a. "Monster Killer") is captured and killed in Luohe, Henan, China, admitting to have killed 67+ people, shocking local police and military officials, sparking international attention,....

November 11, 2003: White supremacist vigilante James Earl "Crimebreaker" Ray attempts the assassination of President Martin Luther King Jr., outside the White House, sparking international attention,...

March 8, 2004: Gregory W. Nemitz, founder and CEO of Orbital Development (OC) sues the U.S. government under President Martin Luther King Jr., claiming ownership of Asteroid 433 Eros, sparking international attention and concern,....

April 13, 2004: CEO Richard Garriott (a.k.a. "Lord British") , founder of Portalarium, claims ownership of the moon, clashing with CEO Dennis Hope of San Francisco, California, with conflicting claims to the lunar surface,...

December 8, 2004: Cuzco Declaration; 12 South American Nations led by Antonio Jose de Sucre, gathered in Cuzco, Peru form the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), proclaiming their independence from colonialism and American imperialism,...

March 8, 2005: Ezulwini Agreement; African leaders announce plans for reform and development of the United Nations, to further repsent the security needs of the African continent in Ezulwini, Swaziland, sparking international attention,...

May 18, 2005: Canadian MP Gurmant Grewal is elected Prime Minister, becoming the first Indo-Pakistani Prime Minister, sparking international attention, forging the "special relationship" with the United States and Canada,....

July 10, 2005: Welcome to the Neighborhood (ABC-TV) reality TV series follows people of color, LGBTQ, and refugee families moving into American suburbs, sparking political debate,...

August 17, 2005: Andhra Pradesh Uprising; Anti-communist uprising occurs in Andhra Pradesh, led by Jehanabad fighters, sparking international attention and concern,...

October 9, 2005: retired teacher African-American Robert Davis is brutally lynched and murdered by vigilantes, after returning to his home in New Orleans, angering the African-American community nationwide,...

November 13, 2005: Death of vigilante Freddie Robinson a.k.a. "Red Robin" in Seattle, Washington from a heart attack, despite medical intervention is seen as a major turning point,...

December 13, 2005- January 4, 2006: Soviet officials announces that it cutting off the oil supply to Western Europe, sparking European Union accusations of "economic blackmail",...

December 22, 2005: Jewish refugee groups call for a boycott on Soviet-made products , citing continuing gross human rights violations, sparking international attention,...

January 9, 2006: Emily's Reasons Why Not (ABC-TV) romantic sitcom starring Heather Graham, makes its surprise hit series debut,...

July 5, 2006: Female vigilante "Nyx" makes her appearance in New York City, New York, aiding local homeless shelters, sparking national attention,....

November 25, 2006: African-American Sean Bell is shot 56 times by vigilantes in Queens, New York, fueling racial tensions across the country,....

February 17, 2007: Flamboyant Nicole Murray-Ramirez (a.k.a. "Nicole the Great" and "Queen Mother I of the Americas") emerges as the preeminent crime Lord in Seattle, Washington, holding court in San Francisco, California,...

April 1, 2007: Vigilante Vince McMahon defeats Donald Trump publicly in a public battle at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, fueling future political and presidential ambitions for the leader, sparking national attention,....

April 7, 2007: Streamline Studios and the Young Justice Society launch the television show Young Justice, popularizing the adventures of young vigilantes including Samson "Shimshon" Mitchell, Calanthe White, and Woody Reed,...

June 7, 2007: Birmingham Riots; Alabama State Senators Charles Bishop (R-AB) and Lowell Baron (D-AB) incite a brawl in the State Senate Chamber, sparking national attention and concern, fueling concern about the escalation of violence in public discord,...

June 25, 2007: Vigilante Franklin Motley a.k.a. "Black Phoenix" is accused of killing spouse and vigilante partner Isabella Quinn a.k.a. "Scarlet Wonder", in (insert place here, shocking audiences worldwide,...

August 13, 2007: Quebecois President Maxime Bernier is forced to resign, after his secretary Julie Couillard leaks classified documents regarding national defense and political relations with the United States and Canada,...

September 5, 2007: The Saracen Blade film starring Joey Parham and Steven Crowder attempts to blend Crusader, Western, and Samurai tropes together in a strange narrative...

May 7, 2008: Crime lord Jose Julio Sarria (a.k.a. "The Grand Mere, Absolute Empress I of San Francisco" , "the Widow Norton") is brutally assassinated in San Francisco, California, triggering civil unrest and violence,...

May 16, 2008: Monday Night Lights film starring Albert Quinn and Bernard Mitchell details the rampant scandals in football sports betting, sparking international attention,...

October 22, 2008: Treaty of Abuja; African Free Trade Zone (AFTZ) is established in a political and economic agreement in Abuja, Nigeria, is established, creating the world's largest economic bloc, sparking international attention,...

October 26, 2008: Football players Randolph Vargas and Chad Fletcher are banned from the sport, after reports of rampant sports gambling, sparking international attention,...

November 26, 2008: Rosie Live (NBC-TV) talk show hosted by Rosie O' Donnell, makes its hit series debut, sparking national attention,...

January 1-18, 2009: Soviet Oil Embargo; Soviet officials announces that it cutting off the oil supply to Western Europe, sparking European Union accusations of "economic blackmail",...

April 15, 2009: Touch Down film starring Frank Adams and Patrice Daniel details the rampant scandals in football sports betting, sparking international attention,...

June 10, 2009 : Musician Jason D'Cruze is heavily criticized after he hires vigilante Troy "Spider-Man" Fletcher as protection in Kansas City, Missouri, sparking international attention,...

January 2, 2010: Martial artist "Phoenix Jones" makes his hit debut in Seattle, Washington, establishing the "Rain City Hero" movement, sparking international attention,...

March 27, 2010: Female vigilante gang "Ovarian Psychos" is established in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, California, battling anti-abortion/ pro-life activists, sparking national attention,...

April 16, 2010: Kick-Ass written and produced by Mark Millar, starring Nicolas Cage and Chloe Grace-Moretz, highlights the current state of superheroes

April 16, 2010: Battle of Times Square; Riots erupt between vigilante groups Justice League of America and Blackwater Corporation in New York City killing 18 people, including 3 police officers, sparking calls to ban vigilantes,..

April 25, 2010: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger handily wins the Austrian presidential elections, citing a populist platform, and his action film credentials, sparking international attention and concern,....

April 11, 2011: Trenton Uprising; Black Panther Party members led by Divine Allah, clash with American Independent Party (AIP) members in Trenton, New Jersey, sparking international attention and concern,...

May 2, 2011: Scandal erupts after the Canadian national elections are ruled invalid, amidst accusations of election-tampering and reports of foreign hacking, threatening to undermine Microsoft, which had claimed their election devices were "impossible to hack", sparking international attention....

June 15, 2011: Sacramento Riots; California State Assemblymembers Warren Furitani (D-CA) and Don Wagner (R-CA) publicly brawl over race and civil rights, sparking international attention and concern,...

August 5, 2011: Ukrainian dissident leader Yulia Timoshenko is executed in Moscow, citing her "counter revolutionary activity" in the Crimean region,...

November 25, 2011: All-female vigilante group "Red Brigade" led by Usha Vishwakarma is formed in Lucknow, India, battling against rape and sexual violence nationwide,sparking international attention,...

September 19, 2012: Plebegate; British Prime Minister Andrew Mitchell is forced to resign after an altercation with police, forcing a succession crisis within the Tory Party, sparking international attention and concern,...

September 21, 2012: Chinese President Bo Xilai announces the construction of a lunar base at the Aitken Base, near the South Pole of the moon, fueling political tensions between the United States and China,....

December 5, 2012: Ottawa Brawl; Canadian Parliament members MPs Nathan Cullen, Peter Van Loan, and Tom Muclair brawl in Ottawa, Ontario, showing that brawls in the legislature are not a "purely American phenomenon..."

December 25, 2012: Hearts of Iron Crusader film directed by Quentin Tarantino starring John Gary and Noah 'Spoony' Antwiler helps insert modern tropes on race and religion into the genre,...

December 28, 2012: Soviet officials announce the freezing of all trade with the United States, claiming "counter-revolutionary activity", sparking international attention,...

January 22, 2013: The New York Times receives documents proving that the London Monarchs football team is using "super soldier drugs" on its players, sparking international outrage,....

February 5, 2013: Fox News receives documents proving that the Detroit Lions football team is using "super soldier drugs" on its players, sparking international outrage,....

February 15, 2013: Chelyabinsk Disaster; meteor devastates the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, fueling civil unrest and panic across the region killing 14,910 people, sparking international attention,...

March 25, 2013: CEO Dennis Hope meets with White House officials warning that he owns 2.5 million acres of the lunar surface, fueling political pressure for political leaders, sparking international attention,....

May 2, 2013: Vigilantes led by Vince McMahon, Bruno Burke, and Harvey "The Enforcer" Osborne nationwide launch 'Operation Cleanup' in 350+ cities including Denver, Stanford, Detroit, Dallas, and New York City, as a means to launch a "dragnet" against criminals nationwide, much to the anger and frustration of police officials,...

November 6, 2013: Soviet officials are shocked after capturing Mikhail Popkov (a.k.a. "The Werewolf") , committing rape and murder sprees in Angarsk, Irkutsk and Vladivostok, claiming to have killed 200+ people, despite claims that serial killers are an "impossibility" in a socialist state,....

November 18, 2013: Ford Nation (SNN-TV) conservative political talk show hosted by former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, exposing the seamier side of Canadian politics, makes its hit debut,...

March 21, 2014: New England Massacre; Vigilantes led by Leo "Raging Tiger" Ruell launch their 'Operation RLAO' (Restore Law And Order) in the New England states, launching a brutal crackdown on members of the "criminal element", sparking international attention and concern,...

April 9, 2014: British Prime Minister Maria Miller is forced to resign after reports of elaborate bribes and gifts from political donors, further embarrassing the Tory Party, forcing another leadership succession crisis,....

April 26, 2014: Martial artist Andrei Kuzmin of Leningrad emerges as the premiere martial artist, the first from the Soviet Union, after a 100-man kumite (a.k.a. hyakunin kumite) sparking international attention ,...

May 15, 2014: Musician Selena Gomez is hospitalized in Los Angeles, California after a miscarriage, losing her child with Justin Bieber, sparking international attention,...

June 13, 2014: Trangender "Avaughna Sanoir" proclaims herself "Empress of Canada" in Toronto, Ontario, triggering civil unrest and violence,...

October 17, 2014: The Avengers starring Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans becomes the first superhero/vigilante film to win the "Best Picture", sparking international attention and concern,...

June 9, 2015: At Night She Cries, While He Rides His Steed LGBTQ Western pulp novel by Ross Patterson becomes a major bestseller, marketed as the first "Romance Novel for Dudes", sparking international attention,...

November 5, 2015: Million Mask March; Protesters in 650+ cities, including New York City, London, Manila, and Tokyo protest the increasingly authoritarian views of the government, gathering en masse, and in opposition to vigilantes,.....

December 15, 2015: Second Birmingham Brawl; Municipal leaders clash in City Hall in Birmingham, Alabama fueling the image of the South as being unruly and uncivilized, sparking international attention,...

March 21, 2016: Canadian Prime Minister Pamela Wallin along with Senators Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy, and Mac Herb are are forced to resign amidst reports of corruption and money-laundering, sparking international attention and concern,....

April 23-25, 2016: Battle of Stone Mountain; Bastards Motorcycle Gang engage in a gun battle against KKK members in Stone Mountain, Georgia, sparking national attention,...

May 13, 2016: Vigilante Rodrigo R. Duterte (a.k.a. "Punisher" , "Duterte Harry") is elected president of the Philippines, proclaiming a "war on criminals" in Manila, sparking international attention,...

May 18, 2016: Elbowgate; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accused of "unfairly launching a cheap shot elbow punch" at Conservative Whip MP Good Brown and MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in Ottawa, Ontario, sparking international attention and concern,...

June 2, 2016: Martial artist Indalecio Mowad of Mecca, Salman Caliphate emerges as the premiere martial artist , becoming the first Muslim to hold the title, after a 100-man kumite (a.k.a. hyakunin kumite) sparking international attention ,...

June 25, 2016: Lauren Ruis of New York City, New York establishes the "Perv Busters" , targeting sex crimes against women and members of the LGBTQ community, sparking international attention,...

June 26, 2016: Battle of Sacramento; Antifa and anti-racist leaders clash with vigilantes outside the California's state capital, sparking international attention,...

July 1, 2016: U.S. Presidential candidate Jill Stein in Lexington, Massachusetts, calls for a crackdown on vigilante activity, fueling calls for assassination by members of the vigilante community including Judy "Scorpion" Baldwin,...

July 6, 2016: Soviet officials announce anti-terrorist legislation granting broad police powers in order to curb dissent, sparking international criticism by civil libertarians,...

November 8, 2016: Vince McMahon (I-NJ) is elected to the U.S. presidency based on a populist/ libertarian platform, along with his history working with the vigilante community: Vigilante Terrance Guido "Rhyno" Gerin (I-MI) of Dearborn, Michigan also wins race for the state legislature, sparking international attention and concern,.

December 14, 2016: All-female gang of vigilantes "The Gulabi Gang" is formed by Sampat Pal in Banda, Uttar Pradesh, India, targeting male criminals, sparking international attention,...

May 29, 2017: Austin Riots; Texas House of Representatives erupts in violence after Matt Rinaldi (R-TX) and Poncho Nevarez (D-TX) exchanged racial epithets and insults, sparking national attention and concern,...

September 25, 2017: Lithuanian nationalist leader Gintataus Kevisas is arrested in Kaunas, crushing nationalist dissent in the Baltics, sparking international attention,...

October 6, 2017: Video from a party held by the Las Vegas Raiders team in Las Vegas, Nevada shows team members with prostitutes and drugs, sparking outrage,....

November 12, 2017: StratoEnterprises in cooperation and contracting with the U.S. Department of Defense in Mountain View, California announces the development of LX-700 Liberator autonomous drones, with the ability to deploy 700,000 units with surgical precision.

March 12, 2018: Masks Beget Masks starring Garrick Woolery and Larissa Moody (Woody Moody) makes its hit debut as a Broadway musical, detailing the lives of vigilantes,...

March 13, 2018: Members of the Paris Lafayettes football team are accused of rape in Tokyo, Japan, sparking debate and controversy within the league,...

May 1, 2018: Vigilante Glenn "Kane" Jacobs is elected Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, citing a libertarian / populist platform, sparking national attention and controversy,....

July 4, 2018: Vigilantes clash with officials launching their annual 'Judgement Day', amidst growing claims that the federal government is considering action to replace and eliminate vigilantes, sparking claims of racism, sexism, homophobia, and misogynistic behavior,....

September 4, 2018: Huntergate Scandal; Journalists in Atlanta, Georgia uncover evidence that members of the federal government have hired mercenaries including "Storm Corporation" in an effort to escalate and promote violence, promoting the need for vigilantes,...

November 6, 2018: Vigilante Tim Donnelly (R-CA) (a.k.a. "The Minuteman ") is elected to Congressbased on an anti-immigrant platform, supported by President Vincent McMahon, sparking international attention,...

October 1, 2019: Former vigilante and Minnesota governor Jesse "the Body" Ventura announces his bid for the U.S. presidency, citing a populist and libertarian platform, on an independent ticket, sparking international attention and concern,
 
How about these?:

September 25, 1990: All football leagues including the NFL, NAFL, WFL, EFL, Japan League, and SPL have voted to merge into the global football association, Pro Football International, with Mitt Romney being the inaugural commissioner,....

(insert date here): (insert name here) introduces the Vigilante Registration Act (VRA) in Congress, sparking national attention and concern; vigilantes are required to reveal their identities to the government and they have to undergo basic training and to meet (as yet unspecified) standards before they gain legal authorization to continue to fight crime,....
 
Hmm... I am looking for Japan and stuff here. So it may take me time to build stuff up.
Consider that many of the Japanese vigilantes were initially seen as marketing gimmicks for cities and corporations. What if that makes them more like bounty-hunters or ninjas, mercenaries for corporate Japan. This would quickly put them at odds with the Yakuza, and foreign heroes as well...

How about these?:

September 25, 1990: All football leagues including the NFL, NAFL, WFL, EFL, Japan League, and SPL have voted to merge into the global football association, Pro Football International, with Mitt Romney being the inaugural commissioner,....

February 28, 2006: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Bill Clinton (D-AR) and introduce the Hatch-Clinton Vigilante Registration Act (VRA) in Congress, sparking national attention and concern; vigilantes are required to reveal their identities to the government and they have to undergo basic training and to meet (as yet unspecified) standards before they gain legal authorization to continue to fight crime,....
Hope that helps with the time frame...
 
Consider that many of the Japanese vigilantes were initially seen as marketing gimmicks for cities and corporations. What if that makes them more like bounty-hunters or ninjas, mercenaries for corporate Japan. This would quickly put them at odds with the Yakuza, and foreign heroes as well...


Hope that helps with the time frame...
True.
 
Here are some PODs to flag that registration of vigilantes is not a new :

June 26, 1934: U.S. Congress passes the National Minuteman Act (NMA) in an effort to regulate importation and interstate activity of vigilantes, sparking national attention,...

May 30, 1968: British Parliament passes the Vigilante Prohibition Act (VPA) led by Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home, prohibiting vigilantes and other "antisocial behavior", sparking international attention,...

October 22, 1968: U.S. Congress passes the Vigilante Control Act, regulating and expressly limiting interstate activity of vigilantes nationally, sparking international attention,...

November 17, 1977: The Sons of Liberty (SOL) emerges as a lobbying group for vigilantes in Washington D.C., focusing on advocacy for vigilante groups and activities nationwide,...

May 19, 1986: U.S. Congress passes the Vigilante Rights Protection Act (VRPA), preventing the mandatory registration of vigilantes by state and local municipalities, sparking international attention,...

August 17, 1987: Hungerford Massacre; Vigilante Michael Robert Ryan kills 16+ people in Hungerford, England; Police officials report high levels of "super soldier" drugs, sparking international attention,...

November 15, 1988: British Prime Minister David Mellor passes the Vigilante Act of 1988, banning the use of "super soldier" drugs by vigilantes, sparking international attention,...

June 13, 1996: Dunblane Massacre; Former SAS soldier/ vigilante Thomas Hamilton kills 16+ people in Stirling, Scotland; police officials report high levels of "super soldier" drug, sparking international attention,...
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that Japan will have some weird reactions to vigilantes:

November 21, 1957: Japanese vigilante (insert name here) is linked to the Kobe Geinosha (Kobe Performing Arts Promotion) a cover operation for the Yamaguchi Clan of the Yakuza, in Tokyo, Sparking international attention and concern,....

October 12, 1960: Japanese vigilante (insert name here) prevents the assassination of Socialist MP Inejiro Asanuma by Yakuza leaders during a televised debate in Tokyo, sparking international attention and concern,....

November 25, 1970: Ultra-nationalist leader Yukio Mishima leads a military coup against the government utilizing vigilantes (insert 2-3 names here) in Tokyo; Vigilantes (insert 2-3 names here) help defend the government under Prime Minister Eisaku Sato,...

March 19, 1975: (insert title here) film starring (insert name here) promotes Japanese vigilantes, promoting a romanticized version of vigilantes as "defenders of the people", sparking international attention,....

September 22, 1989: (insert title here) directed by Ridley Scott, starring (insert 2-3 names here) helps to introduce the Yakuza to mainstream media attention, sparking international controversy and threats of boycott,....

May 16, 1992: Minbo, the Gentle Art of Etortion a film documentary directed by Juzo Itami, exposes the Yakuza control of the government, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister (insert name here) and Parliament members (insert names here), sparking international attention,....

December 20, 1997: Japanese vigilante (insert name here) saves the life of Japanese celebrity (insert name here) from a suicide attempt, citing the threat by the Yakuza in Tokyo, sparking international attention,....

June 5, 2006: Japanese vigilantes (insert names here) launch campaign to remove television networks and other corporations including (insert 2-3 companies) from the control of the Yakuza in Tokyo, sparking international attention and concern,....
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that the Japanese Plague had a major effect on the world stage:

September 28, 1945: Philadelphia Riots; Riots erupt in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after 635+ people die from the "Japanese Plague", spread after exposure at a V-J rally, sparking international attention and concern,....

October 6, 1945: Health officials in Ankara, Turkey, report an outbreak of the "Japanese Plague" citing the spread through poultry, sparking international attention and concern,....

October 7, 1945: Health officials in Bucharest, Romania report an outbreak of the "Japanese Plague" citing the spread through poultry, sparking international attention and concern,....

October 23, 1945: Ministry of Health officials in London, England , report an outbreak of the "Japanese Plague" citing the spread through wild birds, sparking international attention and concern,....

November 21, 1945: Fillmore Riots; Japanese-Americans returning from internment camps in San Francisco, become the subject of violent lynching and civil unrest, as anti-Japanese sentiment reaches new heights, sparking international attention,....

December 2, 1945: Ukraine Outbreak; Health officials in Lvov, Ukraine SSR report an outbreak of the "Japanese Plague" citing the spread through poultry, sparking international attention and concern, yet Soviet officials deny that the outbreak is as severe as reported,....

December 27, 1945: Health officials in Boston, Massachusetts, report c. 454+ deaths caused by the Japanese plague, sparking international attention and concern,....

January 20, 1946: Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon McKenzie King passes legislation ordering the mandatory reporting of the "Japanese Plague" in Ottawa, Ontario, sparking international attention and concern,....

January 11, 1949: U.S. Army announces the successful development of a "Japanese Plague" vaccine in Fort Meade, Maryland, sparking international attention and concern,....
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that the rest of the world is different,...

March 6, 1932: Matsala Border War; Finnish officials led by President Per Evind Svinhufvud accuse the Soviets of backing the Lapualiike Movement in Helsinki, Finland, fueling tensions in the region,...

March 1, 1935: The Greek government is overthrown in a military coup led by General Sophoklis Venizelos in Athens, sparking international international attention,....

January 23, 1941: Horia Sima, backed by Allies,r overthrows Axis -backed government of Ion Antoescu in Bucharest, Romania, sparking international attention,...

March 9, 1951: Pakistani General Akbar Khan launches a military coup in Islamabad, fueling ethnic and sectarian violence throughout India, forcing the deployment of British military forces to the region,...

August 5, 1954: Brazilian President Carlos Lacerdo and Vice-President Eduardo Gomes successfully resist a military coup attempt against the government in Rio de Janeiro, ...

April 6, 1956: Colonel Ramon Barquin overthrows President Fulgencio Batista in a military coup in Havana, Cuba, sparking international attention,...

March 11, 1959: Colonel Abd al-Wahab al-Shawaf seizes control in a military coup in Mosul, overthrowing Prime Minister Abd Abdul-Karim Qasim, sparking international attention,...

December 17, 1960: Emperor Haile Selassie I is assassinated by forces loyal to Kebur Zabagna in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, sparking international attention and concern,...

January 27, 1962: British military forces are deployed into Sri Lanka, in an effort to support Colonel F.D. de Saram, fueling political tensions in the region,...

May 25, 1964: General Giovanni de Lirenzo overthrows the government of President Antonio Segni, in an American-backed military coup, sparking international attention and concern,...
 
Here are a few PODs to continue the political messes that make up the world scene:

February 4, 1965: Laotian General Phoumi Nosavani overthrows the government in Vientiane; French military forces are deployed in an effort to support the government,...

April 12, 1965: Bulgarian General-Secretary Todor Zhikov is overthrown in a military coup in Sofia, Todorov-Gorunis seizes power, backed by the Soviet Union, sparking international attention,...

September 22, 1967: Biafran Colonel Victor Banjo overthrows President Odemwegu Ojukwu in Umuahia, backed by Nigerian and British military forces,...

October 14, 1969: Brazilian President Pedro Alexio comes to power, proclaiming a series of political reforms in Rio de Janeiro, sparking international attention,...

December 8, 1970: Italian General Giovanni de Lorenzo installs President Junio Valerio Borghese as the head of state for Italy, sparking international attention and concern,...

June 29, 1973: U.S.-backed Roberto Souper comes to power in a military coup in Montevideo, Chile, fueling military tensions across Latin America,...

October 6, 1976: Chinese Marshal Ye Jianyang comes to power in a military crisis in Beijing, sparking fears of a possible military crisis in the region,..

November 11, 1978: British and French military forces back Spanish General Antonio Tejero, and his military coup, overthrowing the government in Madrid, sparking international attention,...

March 11, 1981: Major Wilfred Hawker overthrows the government in Paramaribo, Surinam, fueling political tensions across Latin America,...

October 22, 1986: Chinese Chairman Ye Jianyang dies in Beijing, fueling a political succession crisis in the Chinese government, sparking international attention,...
 
Here are a few more PODs of what is happening outside the borders of the United States:

July 10, 1980: Shapour Bakhtiar is elected Prime Minister of Iran, openly challenging the power of Shah Reza Pahlavi, sparking international attention and concern,...

November 25, 1981: South African mercenaries led by Mike Hoare, overthrow the Seychelles government, backed by the United States and British governments, sparking international outrage,...

August 1, 1982: British military forces are deployed to Nairobi, Kenya to assist the military government under General Pancras Oteyo Okumo, sparking international attention and concern,...

April 6, 1984: Former President Ahmadou Ahidjo overthrows President Paul Biya in a military coup in Yaounde, Cameroon, sparking international attention,...

February 23, 1986: President Juan Ponce Enrile comes to power in a political coup, backed by the United States in Manila, sparking international attention and concern,...

April 15, 1987: U.S. President David Duke backs the rise of Colonel Aldo Rico, and his military coup overthrowing President Raul Alfonsin in Buenos Aires, Argentina, sparking international outrage,...

November 3, 1988: British military forces are deployed into the Maldives, fighting against Tamil guerrillas led by Uma Maheswaran,...

September 18, 1989: French-backed Jean Baptiste Boukary Lingani overthrows President Compaore in a military coup in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, sparking international outrage,...

October 4, 1989: U.S.-backed Major Moises Giroldi overthrows the government of General Manuel Noriega in Panama City, sparking international attention,...

December 1, 1989: Colonel Gregorio Honasan overthrows President Juan Ponce Enrile in a military coup in Manila, Philippines, sparking international attention,...
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that Japan will have some weird reactions to vigilantes:

November 21, 1957: Japanese vigilante Hideki Oshima is linked to the Kobe Geinosha (Kobe Performing Arts Promotion) a cover operation for the Yamaguchi Clan of the Yakuza, in Tokyo, Sparking international attention and concern,....

October 12, 1960: Japanese vigilante Shotaro "Super Sentai" Ishinomori prevents the assassination of Socialist MP Inejiro Asanuma by Yakuza leaders during a televised debate in Tokyo, sparking international attention and concern,....

November 25, 1970: Ultra-nationalist leader Yukio Mishima leads a military coup against the government utilizing vigilantes Toshiaki "Shocker" Kusumoto and Sakura Tanigawa in Tokyo; Vigilantes 'Kamen Rider' Takeshi Hongo and Masato Kamei help defend the government under Prime Minister Eisaku Sato,...

March 19, 1975: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers film starring Tsuyoshi Ishinomori and John Black promotes Japanese vigilantes, promoting a romanticized version of vigilantes as "defenders of the people", sparking international attention,....

September 22, 1989: Solders of Honor directed by Ridley Scott, starring Nobuyuki Funai and Cuthbert Perkins helps to introduce the Yakuza to mainstream media attention, sparking international controversy and threats of boycott,....

May 16, 1992: Minbo, the Gentle Art of Etortion a film documentary directed by Juzo Itami, exposes the Yakuza control of the government, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and Parliament members from the Liberal Democratic Party, sparking international attention,....

December 20, 1997: Japanese vigilante Kimiko "Sen-ken" Uemura saves the life of Japanese celebrity Michi Shiba from a suicide attempt, citing the threat by the Yakuza in Tokyo, sparking international attention,....

June 5, 2006: Japanese vigilantes Kiyomi Sakamoto and Honda Kiku launch campaign to remove television networks and other corporations including Toei Company, Suidobashi Corporation, and Konami from the control of the Yakuza in Tokyo, sparking international attention and concern,....
Sorry, a day late. Was very busy.
 
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