Sunday, June 06, 2004

Mlosh Arrive On Earth; Operation Overlord Repulsed At Calais

June 6th, 2004

in 1720, the alien race known as the Mlosh land on earth. They announce to the human populations they interact with that they only wish to join earth and its cultures, and be treated as equals among us. After some initial panic, they are welcomed, (begrudgingly in some quarters), into the company of man.

in 1910, Thomas Edison is introduced to Carla Lambert, beginning a lifelong relationship with her that many felt was unseemly, given Edison's married status and the vast difference in their ages.

in 1944, the desperate push by the Allies to invade Europe and end Hitler's control of the continent is begun at Calais, France, under the command of General George Patton. Despite Patton's brilliant leadership, the Allies are defeated, and Nazi control of the continent is solidified.

in 1968, Pete Best, international sensation from Liverpool, announces that he will no longer be touring after his current tour is over. He claims that since the fans scream so much during the concerts, no one hears anything, anyway. Millions of disappointed fans sell out his remaining venues, prompting critics to cry that it was all just a publicity scheme.

in 1976, former Governor Ronald Reagan secures the Republican presidential nomination from President Gerald Ford, and goes on to win in the general election against another former governor, Jimmy Carter of Georgia. His presidency is only one term long, due in large part to a hostage crisis in Iran at the end of his presidency.

in 1989, the Revolutionary Committee of Tiananmen Square declares itself the True People's Republic of China, and appeals for recognition from the various foreign emissaries who had come to Beijing for a conference with the old government. The foreign powers are reluctant to recognize them, giving the old-guard Communists a chance to regroup.

in 2001, Former President John F. Kennedy passes away quietly, in his sleep. The 2-term president was 84 years old.


Jeffrey Warren said...

Wow, this is great; have you read the Jack Finney book, sequel to Time and Again, I forget what its called... maybe Time After Time? It had a great scene as the first chapter (prologue maybe) where a small group of people (a club or something) gather to present evidence they've come across that there exists an alternate timeline. Examples; one member brings a taped interview with an old man who remembers going to the New York harbor as a young boy, and seeing the Titanic docking. Or for another, some guy found a campaign button in his sock drawer that says "re-elect Kennedy". Your Kennedy entry reminded me. Terrific.

Robbie Taylor said...
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Robbie Taylor said...

Sorry, put in a link that contained some info I didn't want out to the world - here's what I said:

That does sound like a book I'd like. Here's a link to Time & Again:

and here's From Time to Time:

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