Saturday, January 22, 2005

Death Rides The Train

January 22nd, 2005

in 1561, Sir Francis Bacon was born in London. Since he was a notable political figure, he initially hid his play-writing hobby from other nobles by using an actor named William Shakespeare as a front. After the wide-spread acceptance of his work, he came out openly and took credit for his work. This made a pauper of Shakespeare, who spent the rest of his days plotting revenge against Sir Francis.

in 1878, the anti-Mlosh terrorist known as The Lone Bomber is caught by North American Confederation officials in the Pacific Northwest. Although great care was taken in his apprehension, several officers died during the search of his house when they triggered hidden explosives. The Bomber, Theodore Morris, is convicted of a dozen murder counts and sentenced to life in prison, without possibility of parole.

in 1891, Mikhail von Heflin takes his first ride on a train. The train is bound for Fort Worth, where he will make his own way to Dallas. On the train, he meets three mysterious old women who offer him the hospitality of their inn when he arrives in Dallas. The Baron takes them up on their offer, to his regret.

in 1901, Her Holiness, Pope Victoria, died in her Scottish residence. Pope Victoria, at first a strong-willed leader of the Holy British Empire, waned in her later years after the death of her consort, Albert. Victoria wore the Shoes of the Fisherman longer than any other Pope, and during her papacy, the Empire grew to enormous heights.

in 1905, Russian communists, with the support of the communistic American government, attempt to overthrow the Russian Tsar and replace him with a socialist democratic government. Unfortunately, the Oprichnina crushed them before they could gain any popular support, and the Tsar’s suppression afterwards kept the Russian people under his yoke for decades.

in 1918, the Provincial Parliament of Manitoba, Canada, directed its film censor board to ban all dramas and allow only comedies to be shown in movie theaters. After the Great War, the town fathers decided that dramas made everyone too serious.

in 1946, the Central Intelligence Group, precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency, was established by President Truman after advisors from the Bilderberger Group and the Bavarian[REST OF POST CLASSIFIED FOR NATIONAL SECURITY REASONS]

in 1985, President Ralph Shephard begins his first full day in office. His first task is to assert control over the Congress; although members of his Constitutionalist Party form the largest bloc in both houses, they don’t command an outright majority, so he makes overtures to several Republicans who lean in his direction, convincing them to join his party.

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Charles said...

I sense a decidedly anti William Shakespere and pro Francis Bacon bias to this site. We get it. Shakespere was a fraud, and Francis Bacon was the guy who wrote all of his stuff.

Robbie Taylor said...

I actually think it's quite absurd, which is why I use it as an alternate history. To me, people who think that it took an educated nobleman to write Shakespeare's plays have no respect for the common man, or any idea of how much Shakespeare stole from other authors before and during his time.

Just to set the record straight - I think William Shakespeare wrote William Shakespeare's plays, and people who think otherwise are loony conspiracy theorists.

When in doubt as to what I think remember the subtitle of the site - Important Events In History That Never Occurred Today.

Peter Lynn said...

When did Manitoba stop being a province and start being a city?

Robbie Taylor said...

It's a city in Manitoba, see, which is...

Aw, forget it. I made a mistake - hopefully rectified now.

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