June 2nd, 2005
in 4561, General Ka-Liet of the Viet forces in Hanoi managed to draw a sizable portion of the Chinese forces into a trap; the Viet had managed to capture one of the Sun Bombs that the Emperor's greatest scientists had been working on, and after drawing some 50,000 troops after him into the countryside around the city, he set it off. In one brief flash, the Chinese forces had been cut by a quarter.
in 1882, singer Carla Lambert was born. She caught the eye of Thomas Edison's movie company, Dynamic Pictures, and starred in several films for them. Rumors of an affair between her and Edison were heatedly denied, but she did spend quite a bit of time at his mansion in New Jersey.
in 1886, Frances Folsom breaks the heart of President Grover Cleveland when she leaves him at the altar. Folsom, the daughter of Cleveland’s law partner and 27 years younger than the president, decided that she couldn’t bear the pressure of life as a First Lady, and fled Washington for New York City.
in 1910, a transport ship carrying almost half a million Q’Bar is blown up by Q’Barian resistance fighters. The genocidal attack horrifies all of the Q’Bar, draining the resistance of most of its support; those who remain, though, are the most fanatical of the anti-Mlosh forces.
in 1954, Washington Soviet’s grandstanding anti-capitalist Senator, Ted Astley, called a televised press conference to announce that capitalists had infiltrated the People’s Intelligence Agency. The completely unfounded charge gave Comrade Astley a lot of press, which he used to persecute the few capitalists of note in the country, as well as intimidate their fellow travelers.
in 1967, Pete Best’s influential album The Commander & His Wife premiered at the top of the U.S. charts and stayed there until knocked off by Best’s next album, Why Did I Fall In Love With You?
in 2003, the European Space Agency launched the Mars Express probe. Martian forces terminated it in December, prior to the invasion.
in 2004, Marjorie Adams attempted to find the Smartnet site www.horus.gov, since Cindy Berenson had given her last breath to tell her about it. When she enters the address, it asks for a password; when she is unable to supply one, it shuts down her computer.
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