Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Prophet Leaves Us

June 8th, 2005

in 10, the Prophet Muhammed dies in Medina. The faith he had begun in his sacred capitol has since spread across the world and has been recognized as the one true faith by all. Allah is wise.

in 1783, the Laki volcano in Iceland was contained by Mlosh technology as it erupted. The thousands of people near the volcano were profoundly grateful to the Mlosh, and from that point on, had a warm relationship with their alien neighbors.

in 12-12-19-8-0, Cochise, former chief of the Apache nomads, dies in captivity in Oueztec City. Chief Cochise had been captured in battle 2 years before and only Apache uprisings across the northern Oueztecan Empire had prevented his execution. His mistreatment at the Empire’s hands was known to have led to his death, and he remained an Apache rallying point for years after he was gone.

in 1880, Communist Party Chairman Chester A. Arthur is chosen as the party’s presidential candidate. Arthur goes on to win the general election, but loses the White House after one term.

in 1933, Thomas Edison’s company, Edison Electronics, is taken over by rival Pascal, LLC. Unable to beat the genius when he was alive, the French program company finally beats him after his death. Development on the hardware of the Eddies slows somewhat as the company begins to focus on the various uses a difference engine can be put to in a home or small business. This is often looked at as the real beginning of the DE revolution; this was when the Knowledge Railroad began to be built.

in 4642, the Ching-Tao telescope on the moon caught a signal from outside of our solar system and relayed it to earth. Interest in the Star Fleet program was instantly rekindled, and Emperor Dao-Ming opened his treasury to it. By the end of the decade, contact had been made between the Empire and the Chdo Democracy.

in 1973, football legend Johnny Unitas signed with the San Diego Chargers for what would be his final season. He led the team to the 1974 Super Bowl, winning in overtime against his old team, the Baltimore Colts, 20-17. The great sportsman was then able to retire as a winner.

in 2004, Marjorie Adams calls in a favor from her ex-husband Larry Morgan, who runs security at the Smartnet node in UC-Berkeley. She and Jason Grzechy need access to a Smartnet interface, as well as a DNL or WNI. Although she still has no idea what those are, she’s hoping to bluff Morgan if he does. He simply tells her to meet him in the Smartnet building after midnight.


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Paul said...

Love the postings, but even Hightops couldn't make the Chargers win 21-17 in overtime. Pro football was always sudden death in overtime.

Robbie Taylor said...

Duly noted and corrected - thanks!

RK said...

I know this may be off-topic, but please have your readers take a look at this post--very important:

Jarlsberg's Chosen said...

Will BECOME Alternate History entries? So...they'll be mentioned in an entry?

Robbie Taylor said...

Will BECOME Alternate History entries? So...they'll be mentioned in an entry?

Right. If I had the power to transport people into parallel realities, I doubt I'd have money problems...


Anonymous said...

Spamming for Jesus, eh?

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Spamming for Jesus, eh?

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