1959: A young time traveler saves Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper from death. Not included during the story was him convincing Dion never to use drugs and to maintain good health. Fidel Castro is assassinated. Cardona becomes Prime Minister. Calvin’s Samsung S7 is sent to IBM. Alaska and Hawaii become states.
1960: The United States Election is held between Richard Nixon and John F Kennedy. Richard Nixon wins.
1961: Richard Nixon is sworn into presidency. Calvin sends his proposal to Richard Nixon for civil rights legislation.
1962: A missile crisis begins on the border of Turkey and the USSR. This crisis is resolved by Richard Nixon by depleting the nuclear stockpile in Turkey in half while the Soviets reduce nuclear spending. This leads to one of the first nuclear test bans signed by both superpowers.
1963: IBM continues to examine Calvin’s Samsung S7. The auto industry gets a boost with Calvin’s modifications to his Nash Metropolitan. Medgar Evars survives an assassination attempt but his wife dies. Medgar Evars survives and continues being a key leader in the civil rights movement.
1964: Beatlemania hits the United States with the Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan show. The US commits troops to Vietnam after the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Calvin’s future knowledge helps the South Vietnamese build a stronger state.
1965: The Civil Rights Act of 1965 is passed. Canada adopts its new flag as in OTL. End of the II Vatican Council. The results are different than OTL, with the priests and clergy rejecting any changing to the Divine Liturgy. Latin Mass remains in place. Rhodesia declares UDI.
1966: The Voting Rights Act of 1966 is passed. Star trek airs on television for the first time.
1967: The six day war occurs. Israel wins as in our timeline. Nothing changes. The world’s first heart transplant occurs. Super Bowl I occurs which Alani films and Calvin tells her to put away in a box with a label that says “do not open until 2017.”
1968: Beginning of the infamous failed Tet Offensive. Martin Luther King begins to advocate for the poor in the country with another march on Washington. The 1968 Summer Olympics are held in Mexico.
1969: Woodstock occurs in Bethel NY. Janice Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix are warned of their future drug use and make changes to prevent their deaths. The Beatles, and several fans die in an explosion committed by the Ku Klux Klan. Due to this event, racism dies down in the United States to an incredible degree as people come together.
1970: Work begins on the World Trade Center in Manhattan. IBM releases a file storage device inspired by Calvin’s Samsung S7. Kodak, in co-operation with IBM releases a digital camera.
1971: A small coffee shop named Starbucks, opens and then quickly goes under the next year. John Denver releases his song “Country Roads.” Calvin and Buddy inform him of his death in 1997 and he promises not to fly in any experimental aircraft.
1972: The Soviet Union, lands a man on the moon. Aleksey Leonov becomes the first man to walk on the moon, plating the crimson banner on the lunar surface. This emboldens the Americans who would later send a man to the moon in 1976, and eventually create moon bases in the 1990s in a newfound co-operation with the Soviet Union.
1973: The Syndey opera house opens. A military parade is held with returning Australian vets of the Vietnam War to celebrate their victory in the war. The Paris Peace Accords are signed ending the Vietnam War. Laos, and Cambodia are still monarchies with South Vietnam being a republic and North Vietnam remaining communist.
1974: Dunkin Donuts expands into the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
1975: Papua New Guinea gains independence.
1976: The United States of America celebrates its Bi Centennial. The American’s land on the moon with Neil Armstrong.
1977: Elvis Presley, is saved from death at his Graceland home. This is from future information from Calvin that Buddy Holly passed along to his friend Elvis. The Queens Silver Jubilee occurs.
1978: Camp David Accords
1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of the UK.
1980: The Rhodesian bush war ends with the surrender of ZANU forces and the death of Robert Mugabe. The Soviets never invade Afghanistan.
1981: A much more libertarian, Ronald Reagan becomes president of the United States. Ushering in the 1980s, which would be much more decadent and excessive than OTL. Ronald Reagan’s would be assassin, takes his own life that famous day instead of attacking the president. Due to this, the Brady Bill is never passed.
1982: IBM enters the video game market with the release of the IBM Home Computer and several IBM owned arcade cabinets.
1983: The band Toto releases their song “Africa”.
1984: The Surf Ballroom, where Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper escaped death is closed and demolished. A Dunkin Donuts opens in its place. 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
1985: Gorbachev becomes leader of the USSR. Nintendo debuts the NES with super Mario bros with much acclaim. “Back to the Future is released.
1986: Firearm Owners Protection Act fails in committee.
1987: The Simpsons premiers on the Tracey Ullman Show. Reagan’s Berlin wall speech.
1988: Canadian Winter Olympics
1989: Fall of the Berlin wall and unrest in the Eastern Bloc. Fall of communism for the most part.
1990: German Unification. Fall of the Eastern Bloc. Desert storm.
1991: The Soviet Union, signs the New Union treaty, preserving the Soviet Union and its republics minus the Baltic States. The USSR intervenes in Yugoslavia, preventing the nations breakup.
1992: Pan Am never closes.
1993: First join moon base opened between the USSR and the USA. Establishing a permanent colony on the moon of researchers and scientists. Waco siege.
1994: Nelson Mandela, unfortunately dies in prison. Apartheid and racism continue in South Africa, Rhodesia and Botswana up and after 2019.
1995: Timothy McVeigh never commits the Oklahoma city bombing.
1996: Alani and Kalea, pass away in a storm off the coast of Hawaii on a fishing trip. Calvin was busy looking to see if a duplicate version of himself was born in the mainland United States to which he discovers, his parents never end up marrying or meeting. Pokemon is relased in the US and Japan. An aged Calvin Bradford watches the Pokemon anime air on TV while staying in Japan on vacation and also visits Hong Kong before its returned to China.
1997: Hong Kong, returns to China after over a century of British Rule. IBM releases its first generation smartphone.
1998: North Vietnam, after years of stagnation and poverty with a new leader in place, unites with the South. Vietnam is unified and moves its capital to Hanoi as a show of goodwill to the Northerners. Google opens.
1999: The Columbine shooting occurs. This time, unfortunately more people die as Eric and Dylan kill those playing dead, and go from classroom to classroom killing indiscriminately. Gun control becomes a hot button issue in the United States but nothing happens as the 2nd amendment is pulled up. Colorado, however pushes in some very restrictive gun laws in response to columbine.
2000: The new millennium comes with the Y2K bug bugging several computers. Its not world ending but it does close down the markets, and cause other problems.
2001: A terrorist plot to destroy the world trade center is foiled by the CIA. The Euro is adopted by the European Union members.
2002: China, begins to heavily liberalize after the addition of Hong Kong and Macau. New liberal ideas spread to the mainland as authoritarianism loses its appeal with the people.
2003: World Genome project. MySpace opens to the public.
2004: Greek Summer Olympics
2005: Hurricane Katrina
2006: Google fails to buy YouTube, and goes under.
2007: Queen Elizabeth dies in her sleep. Prince Charles becomes King. IBM releases its second generation smartphone.
2008: A coup occurs in China, military officers storm government buildings and arrest high ranking members of the communist party. Elections are scheduled to be held in 2009.
2009: In a dusty old apartment in South Vietnam hidden in the walls, all lost episodes of doctor who are found. In a landslide election, the newly legalized Kuomintang wins the election. The president of Taiwan and China decide to hold a referendum on unification in 2010.
2010: The Chinese Unification referendum barely passes. China is once again, whole and under the rule of the Kuomintang.
2011: MySpace messenger becomes a popular app on the IBM appstore which opened in 2011.
2012: The world does not come to an end. Hurricane Sandy. Marvels “The Avengers” premiers.
2013: Several unreleased Beatle songs are released posthumously.
2014: Britain, finally adopts the Euro.
2015: All the Baltic States adopt the Euro.
2016: North Korea, also emboldened by poverty and the continuing arduous march since the 1990s, undergoes a coup and unifies with the South. Communism only officially exists on paper in the USSR.
2017: Nothing of note
2018: Nothing of Note
2019: The end of our story.