July 16th, 2004:
in 1773, in their most major peace-making move since landing, the Mlosh negotiate a treaty between Russia and the Ottoman Empire at Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their 5-year long war.
in 4648, Emperor Dao-Ming brings his ministerial conference to a close and asks his ministers to arrange a public video conference to the Empire. They have all agreed to bring thousands of years of tradition to an end.
in 1945, the United States explodes a nuclear bomb in Alamagordo, New Mexico. Unfortunately, the worst fears of the physicists are realized when the explosion ignites the atmosphere, killing all life on earth.
in 1950, the largest crowd ever to attend a sporting event, (almost 200,000 spectators), watches Uruguay go down in a blaze of glory as Brazil defeats them in the World Cup at Rio De Janeiro.
in 1968, neo-Nazis kidnap former Nazi scientist Wilhelm Schoemann from his home in New Mexico and convince him to aid them in building a time-travel device. Their plan is to send one of their number, Astrid Pflaume, back in time to the end of World War I. She will then create the “Jewish conspiracy” that Hitler and other anti-Semites had imagined; they think that if the threat is real, that more nations will support them.
in 1969, the fake Apollo 11 rocket took off from Florida to “land on the moon”. It was secretly ditched into the ocean minutes after takeoff, and the team in the secret Hollywood studio took over transmission.
in 1981, folk singer Harry Chapin loses the use of his legs after crashing his car on the way to a benefit concert. Always ready to use difficult material in his work, he makes his next album about paraplegia and the difficulties of life in a wheelchair. It sells millions of copies, wins multiple awards, and Chapin is instrumental in getting Congress to pass an Americans With Disabilities Act, which aids disabled Americans of all kinds to lead a more normal life.
in 2000, the forces of galactic justice are stymied when He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named disappears from their scans. They know where he is soon enough, though; sector 75107 is attacked and destroyed before they can arrive. They engage He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, and a battle such as the galaxy has never seen took place.
Friday, July 16, 2004
July 16th, 2004:
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