October 22nd, 2004
in 4004 BC, God said, Let there be light! at 8 P.M. He’s had a few troubles with the whole creation thing ever since…
in the Dreaming, the wise men gathered at the Great Rock and truly did see a spider’s web dropping from the heavens to them. When the spider beckoned them to climb up, only the bravest could force themselves up; but the few that did were drawn up the web to the spider’s lair, and they could see all the land from there. The spider gave them great wisdom, and left them his web, and told them to teach the people of the heavens.
in 1797, Andres-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump from a height of 3000 feet. The first successful parachute jump, unfortunately for Monsieur Garnerin, was still some months away.
in 1870, Human League terrorists in London kidnapped a Mlosh priest and 4 of his young acolytes. They had 2 demands: freedom for all Human Leaguers, and an inspection of the Mlosh colony ships that were still in several countries. Although most of the colony ships had been abandoned for over a century, Human Leaguers had maintained that the Mlosh kept humans in them for experimentation. When they were granted the inspection by the Mlosh British Council, they abandoned their other demand; however, once they were escorted to the colony ship in Gloucester, police sharpshooters took them all down, with only 1 acolyte being wounded.
in 1887, Comrade John Reed, journalist and politician, is born in Portland, Oregon. Although his family was filled with reactionaries, Reed embraced the Marxist-Thoreauvian mindset of the 19th century and was soon a powerful figure in national politics. He was the Communist candidate for President in 1912, losing out to Socialist Woodrow Wilson.
in 1937, King Edward VII of Great Britain meets with German Underground leader Adolf Hitler and pledges his nation’s support against the Greater Zionist Resistance. It is the first national alliance that Hitler and his time-traveling neo-Nazi allies are able to secure, and it brings in many others who had been waiting for another nation to take the first step.
in 1964, the rock band High Numbers won a record deal with EMI after a blistering audition. Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend, the leaders of the band, have become legends in the music industry since then.
in 1979, the United States refused entrance to the former Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. Even though many in Congress growled that the Shah had been an ally of good standing, President Carter felt that allowing him entrance might endanger Americans in Iran. He proved right; when Canada allowed him to receive medical treatment there, Iranian students stormed the Canadian embassy and took it hostage for almost a month before negotiations allowed Canada to extract all its people.
Friday, October 22, 2004
October 22nd, 2004
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