May 3rd, 2005
in 1469, the founder of the Conspirator’s faction of the Speaker’s Line, Niccolo Machiavelli, was born in Florence, Italy. He used his wiles to advance the causes of both his prince and his cousins throughout Europe.
in 859, the Sultan of Turqui, Mohammed II, died in Istanbul. Mohammed had been one of a coalition of sultans urging Islam to embrace the Europeans rather than leave them as vassal states. Although his views didn’t prevail for hundreds of years, he is remembered fondly by the northerners.
in 1898, one of the Greater Zionist Resistance’s greatest leaders, Golda Meir, was born in Kiev. When the G.Z.R. took control of the Pale, her family joined its ranks, and she worked her way up its diplomatic ranks to lead the Russian Zionist Parliament before its destruction at the hands of the German Reich in 1948.
in 1910, a Q’Bar raider hits the Plutonian Congress of Nations base, causing minor damage. It is destroyed shortly after the attack, and the Q’Bar claim that it was simply off-course, but it sours the talks going on at Barnard’s Star.
in 1951, Congress holds hearings on the firing of General Joseph Douglas of the Pacific Command by Comrade President William Foster. Foster and Douglas had disagreed on the advance of American power in South America, and the President removed the General.
in 1952, Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett landed at the North Pole. They found a small castle and several hundred short men working on what appeared to be children’s toys, in addition to a stable filled with reindeer with prodigious leaping abilities.
in 1978, the inaugural Sun Day highlights the possibilities of solar power to solve the world’s energy problems. After this event, solar power gains popularity rapidly, and now provides 80% of the world’s fuel.
in 1999, a new South African constitution granted all citizens the right to vote, regardless of race, color or creed. The overthrow of Terreblanche’s National Front party has made this reform possible at last. Nelson Mandela, long thought dead in a South African prison camp, becomes South Africa’s first president elected by a majority of the population.
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