October 25th, 2004
in the Dreaming, as the webs of the people spread into the heavens, flies come along and land in those webs. They speak soothingly to the wise men, and ask that the people release them from their webs, and they will bring many gifts in return. The wise men council together, and decide to release the flies. It was a mistake.
in 1415, the English and the French clashed at Picardy. The Battle of Agincourt, though hard fought by the English under King Henry V, was carried by the French cavalry. The French endured heavy losses against the English bowmen, but managed to break them, anyway. It paved the way for French domination of Europe for the next century.
in 1870, R’Tegumar, Mlosh candidate for First Minister of the North American Confederation, is assassinated by French actress Sarah Bernhardt while visiting that country. Bernhardt had been associated with a Human League-funded group of actors since her teens, and had spoken out recently about the Mlosh’s visit to her native country.
in 1912, opera singer Sarah Colley is born in Tennessee. Although she came from a rural background, a music teacher at her high school encouraged her to pursue opera singing as a career, and her lovely voice enabled her to travel the world.
in 1917, comrades in Russia attempted to wrest power from the reactionary Czar Nicholas. The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Ulyonov, were crushed by the Russian Army, but left behind a legacy that inspired many labor unions, or soviets, to organize in the coming decade. These soviets, in turn, inspired American Communists with their spirit so much that they renamed the country after them in the 1930’s.
in 1954, a presidential cabinet meeting was televised for the first time. The meeting broke into chaos when John Foster Dulles revealed his hid[CENSORED][CENSORED][CENSORED]
in 1964, the Gathering Moss appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, giving American audiences their first national look at the young bluesmen from London. Apparently, it liked what it saw; the Moss have been the top band in the world since then.
in 1990, Buster Douglas successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Evander Holyfield. Although floored by a devastating blow in the 3rd round, Douglas managed to make it back to his feet and recover the strength to take the fight 4 more rounds, when he knocked Holyfield to the mat with a shattering right to the jaw. Holyfield didn’t come back up.
Monday, October 25, 2004
October 25th, 2004
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