Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Ferdinand Of Castille Is Driven From Cordoba

June 29th, 2004:

in 614, Allah is merciful as Christian rebel Ferdinand of Castille is driven from Cordoba by the faithful Moors. The infidels are pushed north, where they last for another century before the faithful can destroy them.

in 1613, London’s Globe Theatre burns down. Suspicion immediately falls on William Shakespeare, who had been presenting himself as the author of several plays penned by Francis Bacon until Bacon revealed himself as the author. Shakespeare’s life had taken a sharp downturn since that time, and the entire theatrical community knew that he harbored a dep grudge against Bacon for stealing that prestige from him.

in 4561, casualties on either side of the siege of Hanoi stand at 200,000 fatalities as the final week of battle begins. The Chinese forces move slowly into the city, fighting every inch of the way against truly horrifying opposition from the citizens and military inside the city. In his memoirs of the Battle of Hanoi, Imperial General Zuo Zongtang said that he would prefer being dropped into the deepest of the hells to fighting the Viet again.

in 1941, Kwame Toure, future leader of the American underground organization, the Semitic-African Resistance, is born. One of the galvanizing moments of his life happens in his first few hours: the neo-Nazi supported German People’s Underground fires several nuclear missiles at Greater Zionist-controlled cities across Europe.

in 1956, blonde bombshell Norma Jeane Mortenson married famed humorist Arthur Miller. When asked why she had chosen a man who was not exactly known for his physique, Mrs. Miller answered, “He makes me laugh.” Indeed, the sex goddess seemed much happier after the marriage, and the two laughed away their years together until Mrs. Miller’s death in 2001.

in 1964, producer Bob Wesley’s show Star Trek airs its pilot, The Cage. Although the pilot is disappointing, the show’s concept excites the test audience, and Wesley reworks the cast and script. With a new cast starring Canadian William Shatner, the series was a phenomenal hit, running through 1973 and inspiring a wave of science fiction on television.

in 1970, NBC aired The Judy & Liza Show, which paired the mother-daughter team of Judy Garland and Liza Minelli. The emotional show, featuring music and skits between them, won several Emmys, including Ms. Garland’s first after 3 other nominations. Accepting the award, she thanked God, Reverend Martin King, and her daughter, “who’s been on this road with me for so long. I love you, honey.” It was all the more poignant because they had each been nominated in the same category, and rumor had it that Ms. Minelli wanted the award just as much for herself as for her mother. Still, when her mother won, they embraced and the two seemed to bear no ill will towards each other afterwards.

in 2003, the Australian military sent couriers to the US, Russian, British and Chinese militaries with samples of nanobots and the process for making more. Multiple couriers went to each target nation, in case of capture.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does this mean the Reich timeline you've written about is also the GZR timeline?

Dezz Staarlinn
http://www.livejournal.com/~aberranteyes

Robbie Taylor said...

I have a couple of Nazi-themed timelines; it is the most popular theme in alternate history, after all. The GZR timeline is not the same as the timeline where the Nazi's won the war in the 40's and Hitler lived until 1981. They are 2 separate lines.

In order to cut down on the confusion, I am working on giving the continuing threads each a page of their own for people to view, so that they can catch up quickly with what has gone on in other posts. This will also allow people to see what posts are connected to which timelines; eliminating a bit of the mystery, but I think people will appreciate the lack of confusion more, and any new readers will be able to catch up more quickly.

Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Not really surprised you've got two separate Nazi-themed TLs (after all, Steve Jackson Games has at least *five*), but I was unsure enough to make it worth asking.

And while I'll miss the fun I had going through your archives (right after the Daily Illuminator linked to the site) and putting the pieces together, I admit it was a lot of work. For people lacking my particular brain wiring, the work may offset the fun, so I for one welcome the prospect of timeline pages.

Dezz Staarlinn
http://www.livejournal.com/~aberranteyes

Robbie Taylor said...

When did the Daily Illuminator link to my site? I missed that completely!

Anonymous said...

...huh. I dug through their archives all the way back to the first of May, and I didn't find it there. Not as an IllSotW, not as a link, not at all. My bad. Maybe it was somewhere on my friendslist, then.

Dezz Staarlinn
http://www.livejournal.com/~aberranteyes

Anonymous said...

...Yeah, it was my flist. Kirt "Loki" Dankmyer, to be specific:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/xiombarg/549117.html

The post is old enough that it no longer shows up on my flist; the post on *his* flist that pointed him here must be even older. Still, I'd like to thank him, and thank whoever pointed him here.

Dezz Staarlinn
http://www.livejournal.com/~aberranteyes

Robbie Taylor said...

Still a good link, but not quite the Illuminated Site of the Week :) Thanks - that's still a goal I have to look forward to!

TIAH Editor says we'd like to move you off the blog, if you're browsing the archives - and most people are - more than half of them are already on the new site. We need to be sure the new web site accomodates your archive browsing needs because we don't want to lose any readers. Please supply any feedback or comments by email to the Editor and please note the blogger site is shutting on December 1st.