Saturday, March 12, 2005

3 Deaths, 2 Unions, & A Couple Of Imprisonments

March 12th, 2005

in 1587, Cardinal Peter Wentworth is sentenced to the Tower by Pope Elizabeth I. Rumor had it that he had rebuffed the Pope’s advances; the public reason given was that he had convinced the College of Cardinals to spurn the Pope’s policies. She thundered that “It is the Pope who rules the Holy British Empire, and not the Cardinals who flit about our feet.”

in 1648, Spanish playwright Tirso de Molina (Gabriel Tellez) dies in his monastery in Soria, Spain. The author created the immortal character of Don Juan, a womanizer who finds new life in the Lord and gives up his sinning ways.

in 1883, Ml’Astran sportsman Murrumgunarriman dies at his home in Wollongong. Murrumgunarriman excelled in three sports – cricket, boomerang and ml’kekl’k – and was Ml’Astra’s most famous citizen during his lifetime. His appearance at a cricket match in London in 1860 drew almost a million tourists to the city from across the world.

in 4621, Chinese Prime Minister Sun Yat-Sen dies at his Emperor’s feet in the Forbidden City, in Beijing. Prime Minister Sun had given life to Emperor Chengzu’s vision of the Empire’s spread across space; after his death, and the Emperor’s two years later, space exploration went into a temporary slump.

in 1952, Dr. Menchekov begins experimentation on Velma Porter, after determining that her companion, Baron Mikhail von Heflin, would resist too much. The Baron had regained consciousness after collapsing outside Menchekov’s village, and the doctor had become very curious as to what his two guests really were.

in 1989, President Ralph Shephard announced the union of Mexico with the United States. Although the puppet government of Mexico is publically jubilant about annexation, the majority of the nation is resentful of the U.S. domination of the continent.

in 1997, country singer Cheryl Ann Vernon and screenwriter Robert A. Taylor met at a wrap party for the film The Deal, which Taylor had written and Vernon had provided the soundtrack for. The pair became inseparable and entertainment rags were soon tagging the pair as headed for matrimony.

in 2004, several Martian-style flying saucers from Australia arrive to pick up Jacob and Livinia Sheridan and the crew of the Athena. While most of them head back home, the Sheridans return to the Athena to see if they can halt the Titanian crabs from spreading.


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