Saturday, August 19, 2006

Aragon Becomes Jewish State

The state of TIAH

August 19th, 2006

in [time unknown], Najib Kasem tells Commander Patterson that he saw this world while he was in the coma, and that he has been drawn here since then. “I've been changing coordinates every time we jumped, trying to bring us here. I think that these people are the ones who made the jump device. They're the Starwalkers.” Commander Patterson radioed the Eagle and asked if they were all right. When the crew said that they had been under guard, but untouched by the aliens, she asked, “Is the jump device still in the cargo bay?” It was. She then ordered, “Keep 24-hour surveillance on it.”

in 1263, King James of Aragon embraces Judaism, and announces his conversion to the ancient faith. The shock of this announcement sends ripples throughout Europe; James is excommunicated immediately, of course, but Jews flocking to Aragon swell his land into one of the mightiest on the continent.

in 1913, author H.G. Wells releases the followup to his game Little Wars, Little Warriors. In this game, the players are able to take on the role of the individual warriors in a battle, while a War Master plays the part of enemy combatants. It is even more successful than Little Wars, and spawns a new genre of games called role-playing games.

in 1921, television producer Bob Wesley was born Eugene Roddenberry in El Paso, Texas. After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, Wesley came back to civilian life with a vision of a Wagon Train to the stars, which he turned into his hit series, Star Trek (1964-1973). He is credited with starting the sci-fi craze of 70’s television, as well as bringing real issues and morals to the genre. He died in 1991, and is sorely missed.

in 1977, art impresario Julius Marx dies in New York City. The brother of famed harpist Adolph Marx, he had managed his brother for many years before opening his first gallery. His keen eye for new artists such as Andrew Warhol placed his galleries at the top of New York’s art scene.

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