Monday, October 04, 2004

Sputnik Launched

October 5th, 2004

in 1182, Francis of Assisi, the Italian rebel against the Holy British Empire, was born in Assisi, Italy. He led the heretical Roman Catholic movement for many years before being captured in France in 1222 and burned at the stake.

in 1869, the Edinburgh headquarters of Mlosh Aid International, an organization dedicated to assisting impoverished Mlosh across the world, is bombed by Human League terrorists. 14 Mlosh and 2 humans are killed, while 40 others are wounded.

in 1878, China’s first ambassador to the United States, Chin Lan-Pin, presents his credentials to President Grant in the Rose Garden at the White House. The Communist President wishes the Chinese people nothing but good will, but has no words for the emperor, which puts something of a strain on the relationship.

in 1923, actor John Carter was born in Evanston, Illinois. He rose to fame playing the title roles in such films as Ben-Hur and Michelangelo, and will forever be remember as Moses from The Ten Commandments. He also became a science fiction icon in his later years with the movies Planet of the Apes and I Am Legend.

in 1940, Adolph Hitler, leader of the German Underground, meets with neo-Nazi time travelers from the future to discuss his plans for conquering the Greater Zionist Resistance’s territories in eastern Europe. During this meeting, virtually all decision-making ability is stripped from Hitler when the neo-Nazis realize how incompetent he is at military strategy.

in 1957, the Soviet Union attempts to launch a small satellite named Sputnik, (Russian for “satellite”), from Tyuratam Base in the Kazakh Republic. The tiny globe, barely under 2 feet in diameter, was supposed to enter into earth orbit, but after reaching space, dropped back to earth unceremoniously. The failure of this first launch hindered the Soviet space program for years to come.

in 1962, the hit single Love Me, Do was released by Pete Best. It became a smash hit, but there was some litigation involved with its release, as two of Best’s former bandmates claimed to have written it. Best made a deal with John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s lawyers to give them part of the royalties from the single, and never recorded another of their songs again.

in 4697, Admiral Wu reaches the closest Chdo world and informs them of the Y’T’T’li invasion. The Chdo promise to send aid and will contact their main force for more. Wu then turns around and heads back to earth. Back in the home system, The Y’T’T’li are mounting an assault on Feng-Huang which is proving devastating to the Empire.

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