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April 23rd, 2007

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in 1891, the call goes out for volunteers to swell the Union Army's ranks and take back Kansas. Thousands of men answer the call and join up. In Kansas, 'Sockless' Simpson's troops stand guard across the state's borders and drill themselves to readiness. Just across those borders, General Anthony Franklin keeps his men ready and tries to locate a telegraph office to report in his location. “There's one every block back east,” he complained to Major Wainwright, “but the 'wild west' hides theirs so you can't find them.” Major Wainwright was thoroughly sick of the general at this point, but was still unwilling to resign his commission. He also wanted revenge against Simpson, and that kept him going as they tromped through Missouri's wilderness.

in 1999, on the occasion of Shakespeare's birth and death, and just a few days after his first anniversary on the throne, King Arthur II declares a general amnesty for the Windsors if they will return to Great Britain. “We are willing to forgo our righteous vengeance against the family of the false queen, Elizabeth Windsor, and grant them peace and safety within our borders,” he says in the statement at Stratford-on-Avon. “This is no time for the British family to be split.” Although it seems like a totally magnanimous gesture, it does quell the minor pro-Windsor factions in the country, giving Arthur a united country as he prepares his Templars for war against the Central European Empire. His new queen, Lady Gwen, gives up one of her homes for the Windsors. The former royal family, unsurprisingly, does not take King Arthur up on his amnesty. Prime Minister Merl Myrddin uses the offer of amnesty to persuade the rest of the Commonwealth to recognize Arthur as King and increase the power that can be brought to bear against the CEE.

In 2165 the position of Michael Version7 Punk was a distant second in the cyberspace game of basket ball played out in the Venice Beach “skin”. Michael would describe himself as white. It was not the same definition that could be applied to a seventh century Welshman. White was a primary ethnicity that Michael was fanatical about. He spent a great deal of money on peroxide to sustain this fiction, over two trillion new dollars in the past six months.

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

Boeing 707
Boeing 707
In 1974 on this day a Pan American World Airways Boeing 707 almost crashed into the side of Gunung Patas west of Singaraja (Bali). All 107 passengers ..
.. on board Pan American flight PA-812 from Hong Kong to Sydney survived despite this near miss while the Boeing 707 was making a scheduled intermediate stop at Bali. The plane had almost struck a mountain in Bali's north-west when the pilots misread a malfunctioning Automatic Direction Finder (ADF). The reason for the malfunction became clear some short hours later when the plane set down in Sydney to be greeted by aboriginal airport officers dressed in the military uniform of the Dream time Republic.

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

In 1983 the press conference at which the  Bormann Diaries  are to be show-cased is a mere forty-eight hours away. One individual is making a more difficult journey than most to get there.Bormann

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

Henry VIII
Henry VIII
In 1533 the Church of England annulled the marriage between Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII of England. A precedent had been set, and in this more enlightened times, adults have an average of 2.5 marriages according to the famous social satire on statistics.

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

In 1661 King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland was crowned in Westminster Abbey. The Stuart had been through a difficult time with Parliamentarians, but Charles II ushered in a new era such that nascent British Empire was given an appropriate governance structure. Effective and dynamic Stuart rule was of course .. King Charles II
King Charles II
.. superior to an assembly of laypeople, a model which could not possibly work in the global superstate which survives to this day.

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

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