Sunday, January 08, 2006

Galileo Executed; Zhou Enlai Dies

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January 8th, 2006

in 47,385 BCE, a local Australian tribe finds Telka the Speaker and the members of her family that have crossed over from Asia. The Speaker teaches them her tongue as she recovers from the long journey, and joins the tribe by becoming the mate of the tribe’s chief.

in 1634, Galilieo Galilei is executed by the Inquisition for heresy, months after being found guilty. The Church had originally granted the blasphemer leniency, but after he continued to publish his “scientific” papers, they took action to silence his heliocentric fallacies forever.

in 1790, Canadian Prime Minister Joseph Brant, newly elected in the first elections in free Canada, addresses the Canadian Parliament in the first of his annual State of Canada speeches. In a direct dig at the monarch they have defeated, the Mohawk leader said, “I bow to no man, for I am considered a prince among my own people.”

in 12-13-2-1-5, the great Sioux military leader, Tashunca-uitco, fought his final battle against the superior forces of the Oueztecan Empire. Knowing they were hopelessly outnumbered, Tashunca-uitco and his warriors bravely held off the Oueztec long enough to give their Cheyenne allies, led by Tatanka Iyotake, time to escape.

in 1891, Walter Bothe, a German physicist and Nobel Prize winner who was briefly involved with Richard Tolman’s parallel universe cult, was born in Oranienburg, Germany. Bothe left Tolman’s company after only a few months because “the implications of what they were doing, quite frankly, scared me. I didn’t want to live in a universe as chaotic as the one they were showing me.”

in 1935, the blond King of Rock and Roll, Jesse Garon Presley, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Jesse, as he was known to fans around the world, shocked and rocked the 50’s with his blend of black and white southern music, and became the most famous singer in the world – no one else even comes close to his fame and ability to sell records. After his death in the 1970’s, there have even been fans who have started a church in his name, sometimes referred to as the Jesse-its.

in 1940, Italian Fascisti leader Benito Mussolini questions the tactics of the German Underground in the ongoing war against the Greater Zionist Resistance; he is particularly resistant to the idea of slaughtering large portions of the Italian population for some concept of “racial purity” that he does not agree with. The neo-Nazi time travelers who control the G.U. send assassins to take out Il Duce for his disagreement.

in 1973, the Caracoan Peace Talks resume between the Soviet States, North Chile and South Chile. Comrade President Salvador Allende of North Chile led the negotiations to find a reasonable settlement of the conflict with the reactionaries. Manuel Cartojas and his mentor, Augusto Pinochet, represented the South Chilean reactionaries.

in 4672, Imperial Counselor Zhou Enlai, one of the most instrumental figures in the Chinese Empire’s movement towards democracy, died at his home in Beijing. To demonstrate his solidarity with the common people of China, he had moved from the Forbidden City after the first Council elections into the bustling heart of Beijing, where he had a large base of support. The entire empire, from one end of the solar system to the other, mourned his passing.

in 1992, during a tour of Japan, President George Bush became ill at a dinner banquet. Although he dismissed it as a sour stomach, in his hotel room later that evening, he suffered a fatal stroke. His death brought an end to the Republican Party’s dream of another 4 years in the White House, as newly-elevated President Dan Quayle was crushed in the November election, 74 to 21 percent, by Democrat Bill Clinton of Arkansas.

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4 comments:

B. said...

"Jesse-its" -- What a gloriously bad pun. :)

J.L. Hinman said...

He was not exicuted. Galileo was not exictued. read your own material dummie.

"After Galileo published his confirmation that the Earth orbits the Sun, in favor of the Copernican system, he was charged with heresies (ideas that ran counter to teaching of the church) by the Inquisition – the legal body of the Catholic church. He was found guilty in 1633 and sentenced to life imprisonment but due to his age and poor health he was allowed to serve out his sentence under house arrest."


from your own link

Robbie Taylor said...

Ah, Metacrock, you have stumbled upon one of the difficulties of the study of alternate history - different universes have different outcomes. Obviously, in the universe written about on this day, Galileo was executed, while in our own timeline and the one you quote, he was not.

Thank you for bringing up one of the often confusing points of the study of events that never actually occurred.

Anonymous said...

It's very interesting to see the depiction of the same thing. :)

However, Zhou Enlai died in Beijing Hospital, not at home. And he had never lived in the Forbidden City. He moved into Zhong Nan Hai, where is adjacent to the Forbidden City in the 1950s.

And the CCP government is quite different from imperial governments in Chinese history. The most important character of a Chinese empire is hereditary aristocracy. At this point, North Korea is more likely an empire.

"in 4672, Imperial Counselor Zhou Enlai, one of the most instrumental figures in the Chinese Empire's movement towards democracy, died at his home in Beijing. To demonstrate his solidarity with the common people of China, he had moved from the Forbidden City after the first Council elections into the bustling heart of Beijing, where he had a large base of support. The entire empire, from one end of the solar system to the other, mourned his passing."

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