October 5th, 2004
in 1813, British and Shawnee troops under the command of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh defeated William Harrison’s American Army at the Battle of the Thames near Ontario, Canada. This victory gave the British command of the western theater of the War of 1812, and enabled the Shawnee to retain their independence from European control.
in 1829, future president Chester Arthur was born in Franklin County, Vermont. Comrade Arthur was a tireless and passionate organizer for the early Communist Party, but only served one term before being defeated by Socialist Grover Cleveland.
in 1865, the Mlosh writer Arn’li’wek is born in Bangkok, Siam. Arn’li’wek wrote many classics of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the comedy Is There Anybody Else Out There?. He was killed during the Great Invasion of 1915.
in 1941, Jewish Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis is lynched by American Bund brownshirts in Washington, D.C. Although the event occurred in broad daylight, in front of hundreds of witnesses, no one is ever brought to justice for the crime. This event led the American Jewish and African-American communities to find common ground, forming the Semitic-African Resistance movement.
in 1988, Meir Kahane’s Kach party wins a majority in the Israeli Knesset, and he is elected Prime Minister. The movement touches off waves of violence throughout the small nation, which are suppressed bloodily.
in 1989, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is arrested by security forces of the People’s Republic of China. His last act of freedom is to blow up his home with hidden explosives. The Dalai Lama had advocated violent overthrow of the People’s Republic since his first public speech in 1951.
in 4697, New Beijing on Feng-Huang is overrun and converted into a Y’T’T’li city. Chinese forces abandon the planet, moving as many people off-world as they can stuff into the ships available. It is a horrific retreat, leaving hundreds of thousands of people behind.
in 2003, a riot erupts in London when police attempt to arrest a gathering of Estellians. The affront of heretics in the heart of the Holy British Empire draws Pope Righteous I from Buckingham Cathedral, and he publicly rebukes the Estellians before ordering the police to take them to the Tower to await execution.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
October 5th, 2004
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