Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Alfonso The Wise; Groom Lake Deaths

November 23rd, 2004

in 912, Otto of Germany, the last serious pretender to the old Roman Empire, was born in Saxony. Maintaining that Pius had lacked the authority to crown Arthur pope, Otto led rebellions against the Holy British Empire throughout his life until his final defeat in 971 by Pope Edward the Peacable.

in 618, Alfonso the Wise, Caliph of Castile and Leon, was born with Allah’s blessing in Toledo, Espagne. He was among the first few generations in his country to accept the teachings of the Prophet, and established great schools of learning during his reign, some of which still teach to this day.

in 1837, physicist Javan der Waals was born in Holland. der Waals worked on the propulsion mechanisms that powered the ship sent to the Mlosh homeworld. In his youth, he had flirted briefly with anti-Mlosh movements, but rejected them after delving into the large body of knowledge made possible by the arrival of the alien race. He assisted Dutch police with infiltrations into the movement for some time before his work began to suffer.

in 1940, Romanian insurgents rise up against the Greater Zionist Resistance, and with weaponry supplied by the German Underground, successfully drive the G.Z.R. from the nation. The Romanian fascists became some of the most blood-thirsty of the G.U.’s allies, killing hundreds of thousands as they fought against the Zionists across Eurasia.

in 1947, two Bedouin shepherds contacted Jerusalem’s Hebrew University with news that they had discovered a cache of scrolls in Qumran. Translated, the documents told of a gigantic hoax played on the people of Rome, whereby the Essene sect of Judaism convinced the Romans that a savior named Jesus had arrived in the world, and would absolve them of all sins. The texts were bought for an astronomical figure by the Roman Catholic Church, and immediately suppressed.

in 1970, physicist Roy Kendall of the University of Nevada went public with information he had stolen from the secret military base at Groom Lake, Nevada. In a live interview with Walter Cronkite of CBS News, Kendall maintained that alien technology was being back-engineered at Groom Lake; unfortunately, as soon as he said that, armed men broke into the studio, shot him dead, and fatally wounded Cronkite. His evidence was never seen, and the government maintained that Kendall and Cronkite had been slain by gamblers Kendall was attempting to pay off with a lucrative hoax.

in 1991, opera impresario Farrokh Bulsara died in London, England. An unimpressive singer, but a dazzling marketeer, Bulsara applied his talents to bringing the music he loved to popular culture. He produced several operatic albums that went gold in the lucrative American market – he knew how to sell to American audiences as no one before him had. His tragic death from AIDS took much of the vitality out of modern opera.

in 2001, the largest crowd to ever watch a football game in the soviet of Texas were treated to a victory of the Texas A&M Comrades over the People’s University of Texas Lone Stars, 14-7. 87,555 fans crowded Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas for the game.


Anonymous said...

not sure I get that last one
Andrew Cory


Robbie Taylor said...

It's a Texas thing - Texas A&M is in my home town, and they lost that game against the University of Texas, 21-7. A&M happens to be my alma mater, so I posited a happier ending among my comrades in the Communist America timeline...

brendan said...

"[Bulsara's] tragic death from AIDS took much of the vitality out of modern opera."It's true. Now all we hear is Radio GaGa. :-)

Robbie Taylor said...

No comments on Kennedy, but one on Freddie Mercury. Now I know what's important to my fans... ;)

Anonymous said...

Yes, but you write an alternate history site. It would be more noteworthy if you *failed* to have a few Kennedy posts. ;)

--Jon K.

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