September 18th, 2004
in 1863, the British Terrorism Unit engages in its most controversial act; a band of Mlosh vigilantes had taken a building full of hostages in Edinburgh, and was going to kill one of them an hour unless the Human League surrendered to the authorities. The B.T.U. stormed the building, which resulted in the death of all the Mlosh vigilantes, as well as 17 of the 148 hostages.
in 1914, Astrid Pflaume, neo-Nazi conspirator from the future, takes advantage of the war to organize a unit of Jewish Germans and begin drilling them. She carefully brainwashes them into following her commands, pretending to be Jewish, promising them that their people can soon live in a Europe that will not persecute them at every turn.
in 1940, novelist Thomas Wolfe published his classic Going Home Again, about the acceptance and love one receives from family when one must turn to them.
in 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammerskjyld survived a plane crash that had obviously been planned to kill him. He had heard an explosion before the crash, and felt that either the Soviet Union or the Belgian-backed Congolese secessionists had arranged it. He continued to press for a resolution in the Congo’s civil war, and U.N. troops ended the war that year.
in 1965, I Dream Of Jeannie premiered on NBC. The fantasy-comedy about an astronaut (Larry Hageman) who acquires a djinni (Elizabeth Montgomery) after crashing on a desert island. The series ran for 6 years, but was constantly being hassled by censors concerned about the amount of exposure Montgomery’s midriff received.
in 1970, Jimi Hendrix, guitar god, was found in a coma in his London apartment. Hendrix had apparently overdosed on sleeping pills, but not enough to kill himself. When he recovered 6 months later, he claimed to have visited another plane of existence. The music he produced after this could not have been more different from his previous, blues-inspired rock; his post-coma music was almost entirely instrumental, and had an ethereal quality that went above the heads of most of his rock fans. At concerts, Hendrix would speak of the peace of the other plane; a small cult developed around him because of this.
in 1402, an infidel pack of terrorists massacre 600 Lebanese villagers across southern Lebanon. It is part of the general war that the resurgent Christian cult is attempting to wage against Islam; it troubles the region for the next twenty years.
in 4697, the Y’T’T’li ships reach the orbit of Feng-huang, where Star Fleet vessels are waiting to ambush them. After a brief struggle, a majority of the Y’T’T’li ships advance on earth, and the defenses of Feng-huang are debris in space, being reassembled into Y’T’T’li ships. Captain Wu, coming up behind them, manages to obliterate them before they can be turned back on earth. Wu orders his ships to gather asteroids together to use as weaponry against their metal enemy.
Saturday, September 18, 2004
September 18th, 2004
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