In 1843, an old and bitter miser encountered Ignorance and Want.
And something else too.
|Lo Pan||In 1949, the Chinese Civil War approached a decision as the People's Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Kuomintang-held city in mainland China. |
President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek and his government push the doomsday button. The great warrior Lo Pan was temporarily granted a decrepit body in order to fight the PLA.
|In 1941, on this day Prime minister Winston Churchill gave a radio broadcast to the nation following the disaster at Pearl Harbour. “The Battle for the Pacific was over”, said Churchill, "and the Battle for Australia and New Zealand was just about to begin”.|
|In 2046, just before 3pm local time surgeons held a press conference at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The world's first child of dual planetary heritage was out of danger, and they were confident that Y'Skakir-R was going to make it. With the surgery over, post-event concerns now surfaced. The lead surgeon was a deeply troubled man, he had awoken in the middle of the night to be sick over and over again. He could not get the words of Coleridge's poem Christabel out of his mind from his undergraduate days.|
|But yet for her dear lady's sake|
I stooped, methought, the dove to take,
When lo ! I saw a bright green snake
Coiled around its wings and neck.
He was now suffering the most severe misgivings, perhaps mankind was the dove. And Y'Skakir-R the snake.
|In 1963, the United States Air Force's X-20 Dyna-Soar spaceplane program was confirmed by Robert McNamara. Dyna-Soar was far more advanced in concept than the other human spaceflight missions of the period. It had military missions other than simply placing one or two men into space, involved in space defense missions against the Soviet designed Buran.|
|In 2008, Wanda's of Montreal teetered on the brink of bankruptcy. The once profitable restaurant chain had received complaints from customer regarding abusive messages on the company's web site. "B*rfed, totally thux" was widely reported by customers as the most offensive comment. This unauthorised content on the site was a result of a rogue database update by a disgruntled employee.|
|In 2005, deep sleeper of the government of |
"Men must be born and reborn to belong. Their bodies must be formed of the dust of their forefather's bones."
- Luther Standing Bear, Lakota