Sunday, March 04, 2007

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March 4th, 2007

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in 1945, author Jimmie Louise Tims was born in Huntsville, Texas. As a child, her fascination with family history led her to uncover the stories of generations of her ancestors, and her publications of the story of the Tims ancestral line, Footprints in Time, took their place beside Gone With The Wind as iconic treatments of the mythical Old South. She won the National Book Award in 1997 for her semi-autobiographical novel, Cats and Rats in Harmony.

in 1953, Cambridge biologist William Hughes pays a visit to the constabulary to speak with them about Maurice Wilkins' possible involvement in the murder of James Watson and Francis Crick. Although the police listen to him, they seem unwilling to move against Wilkins without something more than what Hughes can give them. Hughes loses his temper with them, railing, “Doesn't Miss Franklin's obvious fear of him mean anything to you?” He storms out, unaware that he is being followed from the station. That evening, in his apartment, Hughes observes a trench-coated figure from his window moments before the figure opens fire on him, breaking his window and showering him with glass. Fortunately, he only suffers minor cuts, because the bullets miss him. As he rings up the operator to ask her to send the police, he mutters to himself, “Well, at least now, they'll take me seriously.”

Christopher Columbus
Christopher Col..
In 1493 explorer Christopher Columbus reached the Turtle Island aboard his ship NiƱa only to be prevented from landing. The crew suffered the melancholy of exclusion emanating from the Mesh, that irresistible group consciousness linking First Nations from the Turtle Island to the Dreamtime. ..
.. His report to the Portuguese Court was at first rejected. However not long afterwards came the return of Bartholomeu Dias from a failed rounding of the Horn of Ifriquia, the Arabic term for the region known to the Europeans as Africa. Dias' report mirrored that of Columbus and greater weight was of course given to Portugal's native son over the fair-haired Genoese Columbus.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1949 the Security Council of United Nations recommended membership for Palestine following the withdrawal of British forces two years before. Zionists led by David Ben-Gurion gain world attention for the plight of the Jewish settlers in the State. However Anglo-America had decided to .. Zionish Press Conference
Zionist Press C..
.. respect Arab Unity in order to keep the Soviet Union out of the Middle East and reneged on the 1917 Balfour Declaration which promised the State of Israel.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

Cray Supercomputer
Cray Supercompu..
In 1977 the First Cray-1 supercomputer was shipped to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico. The modern world was getting increasingly complex and high performance computing resources were desperately needed to power the strategic models being developed around the predictions of ..
.. the thousand year old Lenape soothsayer held under the World Trade Center.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1933 the Parliament of Austria was suspended because of a quibble over .. Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
.. procedure. Chancellor Adolf Schicklegruber initiated authoritarian rule by decree

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aha! This mystery lover would like to register his guess for the Watson/Crick timeline before it goes any further.

Rosalind Franklin is the killer! She became enraged when she realized that Watson and Crick were going to freeze her out of the scientific discovery of the millenium, and murdered them. Then she decided to throw suspicion on one of her fellow scientists by casting aspersions on him, then doing a deliberately botched "hit" to further cement the theory.

I look forward to seeing if I'm right. :)

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