Wednesday, April 18, 2007

"A Dark Dagger..."

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April 18th, 2007

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in 1891, as former President Grover Cleveland feels life slipping away from him, Major Mark Wainwright finally finds a doctor to help him in Kansas City. The doctor performs miraculously, then tells Wainwright, “All we can do is pray, now, sir. The president is in God's hands.”As Wainwright silently asks his Maker to spare Cleveland's life, he sees a long train pull into the city. It is carrying troops to pacify Kansas, and he is about to be drafted into their number.

in 1998, Arthurian loyalists battle royal troops in Swansea, Wales. Against his advisor Merl Myrddin's strongest prohibition, Arthur himself goes to the city to lead his people in the fight. With Lance du Lac at his side, he routes the military and saves Swansea. News of this defeat brings consternation in London – especially when they discover that almost a third of their own troops defected to Arthur's banner. Prime Minister Oliver Pembroke delivers a speech to Parliament that becomes his most famous; “Today, my colleagues, a dark dagger has been thrust into the back of Britain.” Parliament answers the queen's call for troops, and as much might as the crown can summon is mustered to fight Arthur.

In 2165 teenagers played basket ball on this day at Venice Beach. It was a cyberspace game, of course. The unbreathable air of Southern California was a lethal cocktail of toxic chemicals. And the trash that blew around Venice Beach would have thrown a Geiger Counter into a wild frenzy.

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

Lord Louis Mountbatten
Lord Louis Moun..
In 1972 the Conference in Admiralty House continued. Reports were presented and all of them were desperate in conclusion. Industrial unrest was perilous, the balance of payments was a shambles, primary resource supplies such as oil and gas were in the hands of embittered third world dictators, and America was busy getting thrashed in Vietnam.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - You're the Judge!

In 1942 abdicated monarch and now Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas Edward Windsor made a fiendishly inspired suggestion. What was needed was the conditions for military government. Therefore they needed to establish a long period of post-war prosperity and then take it way. The population would not want peace .. Edward VIII
Edward VIII
.. and prosperity, they would want the good times back and be more open to foreign aggression.

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

San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
San Francisco E..
In 1906 the greatest loss of life in California's history occurred with the San Francisco earthquake. The most widely accepted estimate for the magnitude of the earthquake is a momentous magnitude of 10. The resulting tsunami would engulf the combative Russo-Japanese navies as they prepared for combat in the south china ..
.. seas. The only beneficiaries of this natural disaster were the Romanov family who were spared the ignominy of defeat and resulting internal unrest.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - You're the Judge!

In 1954 on this day Arab Nationalist Gamal Abdal Nasser seized power in Egypt. He moved onwards and upwards from the Presidency of Egypt to establish the United Arab Republic such that the Middle East was a single polity by 1980. Nasser

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

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