February 27th: Napoleon emerges from winter quarters in Borodino, where he had spent the past months recovering from illness.
March 10th: Napoleon defeats Tsar Alexander on the Moskva River, and enters Moscow the next .
March 13th: Napoleon defeats Alexander once more at Rotovya, and pushes north toward Petrograd.
March 27th: Austro-Prussian Alliance formed - an army of 150,000 combined from those two empires moves into central Germany to draw Napoleon's attention from Russia, and to move against France itself.
April 6th: Battle of Petrograd, one of the greatest in history. Tsar Alexander is near victory when his detail is surrounded and he is killed. Napoleon smashes Russian forces against Lake Ladoga and sacks Petrograd. 61,000 Russians perish in one bloody day.
April 8th: Fall of Petrograd. Napoleon is crowned King of Russia on the 11th, as his Grande Armee devastates a resurgent Russian army to the south of Petrograd.
April 23rd: Robert Legrange and David Savalier devastate Austro-Prussian Alliance in a series of quick battles in central and eastern Germany. Battle of Auptsburg one of the bloodiest and most lopsided in history of warfare.
May 9th: The Duke Wellington perishes at the Battle of Toledo in Spain. British forces are routed as the tide of the Peninsular War turns suddenly.
May 20th: Napoleon begins the Russian Purge with his rout of the Imperial Russian Army at Dolotek.
May 29th: Napoleon captures Kiev.
June 17th: Napoleon invades Austria from Russia, using a Russian army conscripted from his conquered domains.
June 25th: Battle of Budapest. Napoleon defeats Emperor Franz II, killing or capturing 101,000 Austrian soldiers.
July 3rd: Napoleon enters Vienna and crowns himself Emperor of Austria.
July 9th: Ricard Murburrien, another French general, puts down the July Uprising in Baden. Napoleon's Grand Armee arrives shortly afterward and secures central Germany.
August 10th: Portugal sues for peace in Spain. Napoleon annexes Aragon and Granada and but leaves Castile its own country, withdrawing his brother Joseph from the throne of the brief Bonaparte-run Kingdom of Spain.
August 19th: British forces are defeated in southern Castile, and Napoleon's troops overrun Gibraltar.
September 11th: Napoleon's Grand Armee defeats the Prussian army at Dreisen. Prussia sues for peace, and Napoleon crowns himself Duke of Germany, leaving Ostpreussen an independent nation for the time being.
April 7th: Napoleon invades Italy following insurrection Austria, capturing Venice.
April 15th: Battle of Malena, a decisive French victory.
April 24th: Battle of Bologna, one of the bloodiest engagements in the history of warfare. British routed, and they withdraw from Italy.
May 16th: Napoleon reaffirms control of Rome, raising Imperial flag over St. Peter's Basilica. However, he allows the puppet Papal States to assume control of southern Italy for France.
May 29th: One year after the fall of Kiev, Napoleon captures Naples almost bloodlessly.
August 5th: A Russian uprising is quashed by Murburrien, and the Russian Purge continues in full swing.
June 2nd: Napoleon issues the First Petrograd Decree, which officially abolishes the practice of serfdom in all French-held territory in Russia. While not an immediate end to the ongoing civil war in the rural parts of the country, it earns him respect among many peasants and the chagrin of the nobles.
July 24th: Napoleon issues the Second Petrograd Decree, which demands all landowners pledge allegiance to the French proxy throne in Moscow - or otherwise be stripped of their possessions and have them consolidated as terre publique - "public land" of the French Empire.
March 8th: Napoleon authorizes Marshal Louis Suchet to remove the "Novgorod Problem," a faction of Russian nobles trying to usurp power in northern Russia. This is considered the official beginning of the Second Purge
May 14th: Three hundred noblemen in the Volga Territory are slaughtered by Suchet's men, while Marshal Ney moves south with Legrange and Savalier, sweeping deep into southern Ukraine, intending to subdue the Crimea
November: War hero William Clark is elected President of the United States over opposition candidates John Quincy Adams and John Clayborn.
September 3rd: Louis Suchet assassinated in Petrograd - his death ends the worst of the Purge, as he was its primary architect.
June 1st: Napoleon forms the brand-new office of Minister of the State of the Empire of French (State Minister) and appoints longtime ally Marshal Michel Ney as the first to hold the enormously powerful position.
July 27th: Napoleon meets with Ebenezer Bizhoystan, who leads the most powerful contingent of Russian Jews, and appoints him Governor of Moscow Territory, thus giving the Jews an enormous amount of power in the former Russian Empire, alienating many of the Russians who remain.
August 13th-20th: The Battle of Burrard occurs in what is now the Quad-Cities Metropolitan area in western Pacifica, one of the bloodiest battles in American history. Nearly 40,000 American soldiers are killed and thousands more injured or missing. The Alaskans, under General Boris Anasenko, score their first major victory of the war and occupy the entire Fraser River Valley before moving southward with their eyes set on Bellingham.
September 6: The American Labor Movement is founded in New York City, and almost immediately is under attack by the Tammany Hall political machine that controlled the state, and the major industrial barons. Limited strikes in various factories and shops receive negative news coverage, but the ALM soon recruits thousands more members.
December 3rd: Following disastrous attack at Detovalsk, General Perry and the Army of the Dakotas are forced to retreat back to Kialgory, thus ending the siege at Evgenigrad - it was a major blow to the American war effort, which was still reeling from the horrors of Burrard.
April 15: In one of biggest blows to the massive Trans-Atlantic passenger trade, the massive new Ligne d'Étoile Impériale (Imperial Star Line) luxury liner I.M.T. (International Mail Transport) Titanesque strikes an iceberg on its maiden voyage, and sinks, taking 1,523 of the 2,220 passengers on board to the bottom of the Atlantic. On board was some of the most powerful men in the world, including Marshal Pétain, head of the Imperial General Staff (on way to meet American counterparts), as well as American Millionare John Jacob Astor IV and Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt. The disaster lead to new safety regulations, such as lifeboats for every person on board and 24 hour a day wireless operation.
May 2: English writer Winston Churchill releases the first in a massive series of books (called the "What If?" series by later readers), detailing a world were Napoleon I lost his 1813 campaign, and the French Empire is defeated. The censors reluctantly agree to allow the publishing of the book, but Churchill claims some of the best parts were "...blacked out with a mighty vengeance."
June:The transportation center of Winnipeg, Kahokia is shut down by a massive General Strike that lasts for two weeks. It is only ended after a tense period of negotiations, where wages are to be increased and work hours reduced. A major success for the American Labor Movement.
March 14th: Sultan Selim V of Turkey dies in Istabul. His young son Osman IV takes power and will rule the Ottoman Empire for the next sixty years
September 14th: Japanese submarines torpedo the USS Rockefeller near the island of Fiji after a tense two-hour standoff. News of the act reach Washington, and, due to increasing tensions over the past four years and the "war-fever" already permeating the United States, President Charles E. Hughes asks Congress to declare war on Japan.
October 31st: In what was later called the "Halloween raids," Japanese cruisers take out Oceanian and American gunboats in the Indonesian Archipelago. Hughes issues a full mobilization of the Pacific Fleet shortly thereafter.
August 19th: Iron Revolution begins in France with assassination of Emperor Napoleon III and Interior Minister Fredric de Roybert. The Emperor's brother, State Minister Albert Bonaparte, assumes power and declares martial law.
June 10th: President Al Smith is assassinated in Chicago during a barbecue for soldiers recently returned from the Pacific War. The culprits are believed to be Chicago mafiosos paid by Japanese spies in the United States. Vice President Joe Robinson is inaugurated in Washington later that day.
March 1st: Operation Ides of March - the American retaliation to the assassination of President Smith - is initiated. Shogun Yobura Ikenara, Rear Admirals Hirotaka Suzuki and Yohei Usaga, and Defense Minister Hinechi Kosaga are all killed in the same day, severely halting Japanese efforts in the Pacific War. Despite being a boost to American morale, several conspirators are caught in Japan and the fallout creates a huge embarrassment for President Robinson, already fighting for his political life.
November 6th: Herbert Hoover defeats Robinson in the US Presidential election in a landslide. Hoover vows to curb the economic mire of the "Smith Slump" and to find "peace with honor" in the Pacific War.
June 17th: A ceasefire is nominally agreed upon by the Americans and Japanese. Hilo peace talks commence the next day with five parties - the United States, Colombia, Japan, China and Hawaii - present.
November 8th: President Hoover and Vice President Curtis are reelected by a small, but comfortable, margin over New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and his running mate, John Garner.
June 18th: Arrest warrant filed for Sebastien Bonaparte after accusations of treason are levelled at the Foreign Minister. Sebastien manages to escape Paris by hiding in the back of a truck all the way to Dusseldorf. He later kills a Churat agent, steals his vehicle and manages to sneak his way to Russia.
January 8th: English Premier Francis Turley steps down, which is considered by historians as the trigger moment for the Anarchy
August: Japanese city of Kyoto hosts Summer Olympics; it is one of the most successful Olympiads in history, and the first broadcast on television in the United States.
November 6th: Senator Richard Russell of the Democratic Party defeats Vice President Thomas Dewey for the Presidency.
May 10th: Due to pressure from conservatives within the House of Daimyo, unpopular liberal Japanese shogun Tekeshi Hichemara respectfully commits seppuku after being given permission to do so by the Emperor Hirohito. Ichiro Tanaka, a moderate with liberal and conservative friends in the upper house of Japanese government, humbly assumes the title of shogun and will hold the post for fourteen years.
January 7th: In a stunning, unforeseen move, former Kennedy Secretary of State Tommie Sullivan defeats President Russell in simultaneous Democratic primaries in both Aroostook and Ohio, paving the way for his snatching of the Democratic nomination from the current President in a move few predicted.
January 1st: Disastrous French attempt at first manned space flight; cosmonaut Albert Reiche's spacecraft Imperial I crashed only seconds after trying to launch, killing nearly twenty scientists manning the launch. Huge embarrassment for French Empire
October 23rd: Czar Aleksandr I of Alaska dies after ruling since 1934 - his son, Aleksandr II, is coronated in Sitka later in the week
June 20th: French cosmonaut Jules Depargne is first man sent into space. His pod lands again in the Mediterranean after a fourteen hour flight.
April 13th: Irish President Michael O'Shay is assassinated in Belfast, sparking nearly twenty years of political turbulence and religious violence, especially in the heavily Protestant north. Some allege the Churat was involved in the slaying, and others pin the blame on the young CIA.
August: Quebec plays host to the 1962 Summer Olympics, the first time the Olympics have been held in what is technically a "colony". The games are a major boost to all of French Canada, and Emperor Sebastien himself appears at the opening ceremony.
November 3rd: United States midterm elections. National Party suffers huge losses as Democrats take control of Congress.
November 10th: Jack Kennedy's directorial debut, Oahu, is released, and is considered one of the greatest war movies ever filmed. It stands for twenty years as the highest grossing film of all time.
November 18th: Massive bombing attack on Foreign Ministry in Paris, leaves 34 dead. Emperor Sebastien vows to find perpetrators.
March 4th: Jack Kennedy releases his second of three "American Masterpieces" with The American Congress, the story of an idealistic Democratic Senator who comes into conflict with the corruption and divisions of government in Washington. Many criticized Kennedy's release of the film only months before his brother would run in the Presidential election, but over time the themes have come to be appreciated.
August 12th: Czar Aleksandr II of Alaska is assassinated in Kodiak. His cousin, the Grand Duke Aleksandr, is coronated as Aleksandr III two days later as the nation mourns the passing of its young, somewhat naive leader.
November 3rd: With the help of genius political masterminds Anthony Nicci and Edmund Dawes, dark-horse candidate and prior political unknown Dick Van Dyke pulls off a narrow victory over the Kennedy political machine to win the Presidency as incumbent President J. Edgar Hoover declined a second term. The win made Van Dyke the youngest President ever elected (38) and the youngest inaugurated (39).
June 2nd: In the third general election held in the English Republic's brief history, the young Labour Party under Donald Sutcliffe strike a massive blow to the governing coalition under Charles Morgan, despite Morgan's personal popularity. The election signaled the death of the 'personality politics' Morgan had employed and reaffirmed England as a parliamentary state under Sutcliffe, who was also the first Jewish head of state and government in a Western, industrialized country.
February 1st: As announced several months prior, longtime Japanese shogun Ichiro Tanaka steps down in favor of Hitoji Ikenaka, a longtime ally of his who was the natural successor. Ikenaka promises ambitious economic reforms to distribute wealth among Japan's non-samurai class, as wealth disparity increased to historic levels in Japan during the 1960's.
February 25th: Scottish military stages a coup in Edinburgh, seizing the Royal Palace. King John III and son Crown Prince Albert flee to Ireland.
March 10th: The "Perfect Takeover" falls apart as rival military factions begin trying to outmaneuver one another using gang violence as a tool. Scottish Socialists formed in Glasgow under Mikey McConnaully and with March 13th Glasgow Riots, Scottish Civil War begins.
April 6th-9th: Philadelphia race riots begin on April 6th following the bludgeoning death of Ray Holmes by two white Philadelphia police officers. After two days of violence, looting and vandalism, black community leader Bill Cosby famously wrenches away a megaphone from Police Chief Earl Snooker on live television and pleads "Fighting whites ain't gonna get us their respect," to a crowd in South Philly. Cosby's attempts to mediate deep into the night led to a calming of hostilities the next day, when Mayor Eisler arranged for the two officers involved in the death to be immediately stripped of their badges, and Chief Snooker resigned on the 11th.
June 16th: Maurice Bonaparte, Crown Prince of the French Empire, is killed in a car accident in Berlin. Circumstances were mysterious. His younger brother Albert, at the time head of the French Foreign Ministry, assumes title of Crown Prince and the duties within the Grand Assembly that are entailed.
August: Peking Summer Olympics, which are not nearly as financially successful as initially hoped and are considered a failure by the Chinese leadership, who wanted a grand affair.
September 8th: Mitori, the largest bank in Japan, files for bankruptcy only two years after Shogun Ikenaka's ambitious economic stimulus program went into effect. Edo Stock Exchange bottoms out.
September 11th: Hotoji Ikenaka abdicates his title of shogun and respectfully commits seppuku following a stunning banking failure in Japan three days prior.
September 13th: Asano Hinaga becomes shogun of Japan.
October 18th: Halifax Whalers win World Series in a four-game sweep over the Brooklyn Dodgers, earning their first pennant in club history.
February 19th: History is made as French cosmonaut Jean-Pierre Bergerac is first man to set foot on the Moon. He plants the Imperial flag and says, "Today is a defining moment for not just France, but for all science and humanity." The Luna II mission, of which Bergerac was captain, beats the American Apollo program by a mere four months.
June 20th: Sam Goodman of Apollo VII is first American on the moon. He utters the famous words, "One small step for me, one giant leap for mankind."
July 7th: J. Edgar Hoover, the 33rd President of the United States, dies only a few days after helping President Van Dyke with Independence Day celebrations. He is eventually laid to rest in Oxford Cemetery.
October 18th: Boston Paddies win second consecutive World Series pennant with a sweep of the Dallas Rangers.
October 29th: The "Greatest Handshake in History" occurs, when American astronauts Henry Bliss and John Carpenter of Apollo XVII encounter French cosmonauts Francois Hombert and Luc Sartour of Luna XX on the moon, and they photograph a handshake on the surface of the moon and the two competing programs staging photographs with each others flags.
November 3rd: Clyde Wilson Dawley, Governor of Texas, defeats Illinois Senator Dennis Hayward in the United States Presidential election by 57 electoral votes.
November 23rd: Donald Sutcliffe and England's Labour Party suffer a massive general election defeat to the Whigs, led by Eustace Minor into a new and comfortably strong majority government.
January 20th: Clyde Dawley is inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States, but his inauguration speech is cut short due to a ferocious snow storm that blows in over Washington as he makes his address.
December 18th: Emperor Sebastien disappears from public view, failing to give his weekly radio and television address he had given every week since assuming power in 1943.
December 27th: What many suspected is confirmed by independent French newspaper Le Parisien; Emperor Sebastien suffered a stroke and is slowly recuperating.
February 3rd: On the 130th Shroud Day, the clearly-ailing Sebastien makes his first national television address since his stroke.
March 3rd: Pope Innocent XVIII, who had been in power since 1953, dies in Rome. Emperor Sebastien attends his funeral, the first time the Emperor has been seen beyond the palace since his stroke in December.
March 20th: Cardinal Luigi Vespacci is elected Pope Innocent XIX by the papal conclave in Rome.
June 14th: President Dawley introduces the Free Trade Agreement while visiting Emperor Eduardo I in Mexico City, proposing a North American bloc to counteract the growing economic, military and political swath of Colombia, Peru and Brazil in South America.
August: Summer Olympic Games held in San Diego, USA. Notable for Colombian national baseball team upsetting a loaded "Dream Team" of Americans that included Dalton Brye, Willy Hanson, Christopher Walken, T.J. Cross, and Dick Smuts. The "Stunner in San Diego" came as such a surprise due to the fact that America had never lost a baseball game in the Olympics, that half the team was pulled from the Boston Paddies (who had won three consecutive World Series coming into the Olympics), and that the 1974 edition was hailed as one of the most complete and talented baseball teams ever assembled. Colombia's gold medal victory opened up a new era of foreign players in the Major Leagues.
October 25th: Redeeming their humbling Olympic loss, Boston Paddies stars Willy Hanson, Chris Walken and Dick Smuts take home their fourth straight World Series title with a 4-0 sweep of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
February 3rd: On Shroud Day, Sebastien announces his son Crown Prince Albert's assumption of day-to-day control of French government, alongside the Imperial High Command. It is received by the world as an effective abdication, despite Sebastien still being Emperor in name.
April 10th: Sebastien delivers his final national address, in which he famously says, "And of my accomplishments, none are as great as securing the Empire's safety and prosperity. All others, personal and political, I have no use of."
April 28th: Emperor Sebastien Bonaparte of France dies at the age of 77, having reigned for thirty-two years. France arranges a national week of mourning for the deceased dictator.
May 1st: Albert II of France is coronated in Paris three days after his father's death at the age of 37.
June 15th: Burmese government toppled in a popular coup - exiled government and large parts of military retreat into jungle, beginning bloody Burmese War
September 9th: First Burmese raids into China and Vietnam begin, triggering expansion of Burmese War
October 28th: Brooklyn Dodgers defeat San Diego Padres in a 4-0 sweep to finally win the pennant they had been so close to for seven years.
February 3rd: One year since his Shroud Day reception of primacy in government, Albert II completes his modest democratic reform by appeasing popular demand to grant the Grand Assembly more autonomy on domestic issues from the Emperor. Albert II signs new laws granting the Grand Assembly rights it had held prior to the Iron Revolution amidst Shroud Day ceremonies.
April 4th: In the first Scottish general election since the suspension of Parliament in 1975, the Scottish Unity Party scores a major victory, led by General Sean Connery. There is vast allegation of voting fraud, but the military cracks down on protests and Connery is sworn is as First Minister of Scotland on April 11th.
May: China launches Grand Offensive, taking on Burmese forces. South-East Asian Mercenary Army employed by Burmese exiles and French government to combat Chinese and Vietnamese as war escalates.
October 19th: Chicago Cubs beat Santa Fe Wolves 3-1 in Game Six to win the World Series.
November 6th: Pennsylvania Governor Adam Eisler defeats President Clyde Dawley by 14 electoral votes in one of the narrowest elections in American history, although he carries 53% of the popular vote. The election is significant in that it elevates a Jewish man to the Presidency for the first time, and makes Eisler the second Jewish head of state in a Western country after England's Prime Minister Donald Sutcliffe.
November 20th: Chinese hammered by SEAMA counteroffensive, hurt especially by chemical and biological weapons. Outgoing US President Dawley offers ten million in aid to the Chinese and more modern weaponry.
November 29th: Chinese Prime Minister Fan Hixiang authorizes the deployment of nuclear weapons as Chinese casualties mount in wake of massive chemical attacks inside China herself.
December 6th: For the first time since the invention of nuclear weapons, they are used against enemy troops: a Chinese bomber drops a nuclear weapon on a remote Burmese village where most of the exile government is suspected to be staying.
December 7th: 130,000 Burmese exile troops killed in a nuclear strike by the Chinese a hundred miles outside of Rangoon. An attempted strike against a SEAMA base in Vietnam fails as the bomb fails to detonate; the "Big Dud" is still kept securely locked at a site in Vietnam as an important historical object.
December 16th: France and the United States both condemn China's use of nuclear weapons, as the Burmese exile forces reel in the aftermath of the strikes
November 2nd: Former Governor of Massachusetts and 1964 Democratic Presidential candidate Joseph P. Kennedy, Junior, dies at the age of 62 of severe lung cancer, at the Kennedy compound on Nantucket Island. Sons Daniel Kennedy and Joseph Kennedy III, both active in Massachusetts politics at the state level, vow to continue their father's legacy.
February 9th: 190,000 American soldiers are dispatched to Los Clajos, Colombia, in preparation to cross into Brazil to assist the Republicano guerrilla faction.
March 25th: President Adam Eisler gives go-ahead for covert invasion of northern Brazil from Colombia, effectively beginning Brazilian War.
June 14th: The George Lucas sci-fi epic Star Wars is released, featuring rising star John Travolta as hero Luke Skywalker, and with a supporting cast of Carrie Fisher as Princess Jia, Richard Gere as the daring space pirate Han Solo, and respected Irish actor Robert Evans as Luke's mentor, Ben Kenobi.
Summer Olympic Games held in Samarkand, Persia.
September 1st: President Adam Eisler of the United States is assassinated following a speech at the convocation at the University of Indiana, being shot twice by Earl Lee Jordan in the chest as he leaves podium. He was declared dead an hour later at Bloomington General Hospital. Vice President Neill Wallace is sworn in as the 37th President of the United States in Washington, DC.
October 26th: Boston Paddies knock off the Brooklyn Dodgers 3-2 in Game Seven of the World Series to capture their sixth title since 1971 and eighth in franchise history.
December 3rd: Pope Innocent XIX visits America for the first time, meeting with President Wallace and holding mass at Star Stadium in Los Angeles.
January 3rd: Nebraska Cornhuskers beat the Cuba Spaniards in the Orange Bowl 31-14, giving them the college football national championship.
May 14th: New York Stock Exchange collapses by 18% in one day following months of signs that Eisler's ambitious "Prosperity Tomorrow" program has been failing.
June 21st: Emperor Albert II sends Brazil first consignment of military materiel, including tanks and jets. On same day, Brazilian dictator Savala launches a bombing campaign against American forces near the coast.
August 3rd: New York Stock Exchange crosses the 50% loss point, having halved its value since pre-May 14th in just under three months.
September 22nd: The French High Command, in a top-secret meeting, elects not to supply nuclear weapons to the Brazilians, fearing a dangerous escalation of the ongoing war.
September 27th: Emperor Albert II makes his case to the Grand Assembly to not send soldiers to defend Brazil, instead using money and covert operations to fuel the unstable civil war.
October 15th: Turkey tests its first nuclear weapon in mountains of Kurdistan, fueling Persia and Arabia's race to build their own weapons.
October 23rd: Long Island Sounders beat the Philadelphia Liberties 4-1 in Game Six of the World Series to take their first-ever pennant, ending their seventy-year drought of futility.
January 7th: Despite being the only candidate in the Democratic Party's primaries, Neill Wallace stuns the world when he announces he will not seek reelection in the fall following continuing dismal economic information and the setbacks in Brazil. Vice President Jimmy Carter announces the next day that he will represent the Democratic Party instead, and replaces Wallace as the sole candidate. Few senior Democratic leaders want to brave an election in a year they feel they are guaranteed to lose. January 14th: Following a dismal earnings report for the fourth quarter of 1979, New York Stock Exchange drops 15% additional percent to add to the 8-month slump it has been experiencing. The stock market reaches its lowest point since 1971, during a mild recession caused by overspeculation in the rich and opulent Sixties.
January 20th: Commentator Ronald Reagan famously forebodes "The shining light of the Seventies are over, and we can all look forward now to the darkness of the Eighties." The Dark Eighties would become a household term from then on out, even in the late Eighties when there was a brief recovery.
February 6th: Sensing the political weakness of the Democrats with Wallace's drop, Nationalist party throws support behind Elizabeth Shannon, until that point a dark-horse candidate who had placed second in the Florida primary and a third in the Aroostook caucus
March 6th: American forces suffer a massive defeat in the Amazon campaign, and the death toll in Brazil reaches 40,000 since 1978. A chemical attack is launched against villages in the central heartland of the country. France is at this point shipping one hundred thousand tons of materiel to Brazil per week - one of their shipping convoys can be seen from space.
March 18th: American ally Argentina launches an attack into Brazil's southernmost territory, distracting Savala's forces briefly enough for American general Thomas Landry to reorganize his forces. The Argentinian assault is considered the reason Americans were able to survive the brutal onslaught of Brazilian forces during 1980.
April 9th: Lizzie Shannon beats out California Governor Robert Redford in the Texas and New York primaries, effectively winning the Nationalist nomination. She appears on The Ronald Reagan Show following her primary win and announces her intention to end the Brazilian War by cutting a deal with Savala and removing American forces within a year of her election.
April 30th: Emperor Albert II and President Wallace meet in Peking at a summit of nuclear powers. With full knowledge that France supports the Savala regime in Brazil and is funding America's opponent, the meeting is tense but both sides agree that an escalation of fighting is detrimental to the security of both nations.
May 8th: American stock exchange sinks to lowest point since the dismal 1957-1960 period.
May 20th: Jimmy Carter defeats Michael Floyd for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency. He lags behind Shannon in the polls by nearly 16 points.
October 23rd: The Boston Paddies win their seventh World Series title since 1971, and their ninth ever, as Bobby Kennedy's team defeats the Tacoma Rainiers with a 4-0 sweep.
November 4th: Lizzie Shannon defeats Jimmy Carter by a margin of 130 electoral votes and 57% of the popular vote. The Democrats lose 45 seats in the House and 13 in the Senate, making the election one of the largest electoral landslides in history.
November 6th: Emperor Albert II visits Rio de Janeiro to meet with General Savala, and they watch a military parade together - staged to warn the new, upstart President Shannon of who Brazil's ally is.
January 20th: Elizabeth Shannon inaugurated as the 38th President of the United States
March 1st: After nearly twelve years in the position, beloved Japanese shogun Asano Hinaga respectfully resigns his position. Jiro Hataka assumes the position later that day, having been Hinaga's chosen successor for several years.
July 10th: Following an eight-year hiatus, French Artemis III brings seven cosmonauts to moon in an effort to normalize moon missions. The Artemis program, using a more efficient spacecraft, will continue flights throughout the 1980's as Americans struggle to fund the space program.
May 8th: Sultan Osman IV of Turkey dies after being on the throne for sixty years at the age of 89. His son, Osman V, is coronated later that day in Istanbul.
May 20th-23rd: The Colombian Congress votes to hold a vote of no-confidence for incumbent President Carlos Triago; he is removed from power on the 22nd in a stunning loss in the no-confidence vote, and his majority government collapses as several members resign. Effective the 23rd, Rafael Villana is the new President of Colombia.
January 7th: The "Upset of the Century," when Texas Longhorns - who had won seven national championships since 1966 and were easily the premier college football school in the country, were upset by the upstart Massachusetts Minutemen, led by young head coach Harrison Ford.
November 6th: Fighting for her political life, President Liz Shannon pulls off the "Great American Miracle" by defeating populist Texas Senator Joseph R. Clausen by a mere ten electoral votes to hold on to the Presidency.
July 16th: Pairing up-and-coming director Pat Alden with relative unknown Irish actor Pierce Brosnan, George Lucas writes and produces Raiders of the Lost Ark, which nearly overtakes Star Wars gross record and becomes one of the biggest sensations of the 1980's, spawning six sequels (1988, '91, '97, '99 and '08) and making its hero, adventuring archaeologist Jake McCoy, a household name and a cinematic icon.
June: Persia announces that it has tested its first nuclear device in the steppes of Central Asia; a few days later, President Lizzie Shannon of the United States and Foreign Minister Peter Nurene of France arrive in Tehran to convince the Shah to discontinue nuclear programs. The Middle East disarmament talks are seen as a major boost to US-French relations and to calm the rapidly escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf
September 9th: Jon Bon Jovi releases his single "Livin' on a Prayer," which becomes the most successful single of the 1980's and held the record for most weeks at #1 for nearly a decade.
October 25th: Tacoma Rainiers enter baseball lore when they sweep the seemingly unstoppable Memphis Giants, who had not lost a single playoff game up until the World Series, while Tacoma had been forced to fight from behind in both previous rounds, which each went to the last game. 1986 was "The Year of the Little Guy," according to sports commentator Gerald Ford.
April 7th: Caliph Ali of Arabia meets with President Shannon to discuss rising tensions with Persia, and humbly requests military assistance in case of conflict, since Turkey and Syria, while tepid US allies, are unlikely to battle the mighty Persian military.
January 5th: Famous television and movie star Nick Johnson found dead in his Manhattan apartment from a cocaine overdose; the fallout of "Pretty Nick's" death casts a pallor over filmmaking industry and shines light on the rampant drug use in Hollywood and New York.
March 10th: Minutes after winning the contested Pennsylvania primary - the home state of his rival for the Democratic nomination, Frank Reed - young Kentucky Senator Chris Callahan is assassinated in Harrisburg. The murder casts a pallor over the rest of the election.
November 6th: Vice President Robert Redford wins the presidential election by 135 electoral votes over Pennsylvania Senator Frank Reed. Redford makes his famous, "We did it, as a country. We chose our future," speech.
January 20th: Robert Redford inaugurated as the 39th President of the United States
April 4th: During a visit by Japanese shogun Jiro Hataka, Redford and Hataka are photographed driving golf balls off of the White House roof in their boxers and shirts at 3 AM. Redford and Hataka both later commented on how the incident, which was admittedly brought on by the two heads of state drinking sake together, was very inappropriate for men of their stature. The "Night Golfer" became a moniker for Redford for the duration of his presidency, and a lasting image of the President.
May 29th: Emperor Hirohito of Japan dies; his son, Akihito, is the next presumptive Emperor of Japan.
February 19th-27th: President Redford hosts the World Nuclear Disarmament Conference in Havana, and representatives of 23 nations, both nuclear-capable and not, attend. Redford and French Foreign Minister Sebastien Moncrief agree to reduce US and French nuclear stockpiles in half by the year 2000.
May 1st: John Cleese, the leader of the Whig Party, leads his party into the largest landslide victory in democratic history over the ruling Labour Party as they end the "Epic Eighties" in England, and he becomes the 7th Prime Minister of the Republic of England.
August: Summer Olympics held in Hanseong, Korea, and they are an enormous financial and commercial success, and help boost Korea's economy, which had recently begun to fall behind China's and Japan's.
February 1st: Under intense scrutiny for his "golf incident" at the White House in 1989 and thanks to a powerful opposition in the House of Daimyo, Japanese shogun Jiro Hataka resigns in disgrace, and is denied permission to commit seppuku by Emperor Akihito. Ryuji Nagano assumes title of shogun.
June 30th: Czar Aleksandr III of Alaska agrees to abdicate effective the next day, following intense popular pressure (in the form of uncontrollable street riots) and the demanding of a dissolution of the Duma. His cousin's son, Nikolai II, takes power per popular demands in what is termed the Revolution of 1991, ushering in a decade of populist, democratic reforms in Alaska.
November 5th: Sequoyah Governor John Burwin narrowly defeats President Robert Redford for the US Presidency, winning by a mere nineteen electoral votes. The election ends the twelve years of the Shannon-Redford era of Nationalist control; the National Party will spend the next four years figuring out ways to reinvent their image away from that of the 1980's
January 20th: John Burwin is inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States.
June 5th: Jurassic Park is released, and beats the box-office gross record set by Star Wars: Return of the Jedi set in 1984. The film, starring Timothy Dalton as a paleontologist who visits a zoo of cloned dinosaurs (with a young Barry Obama costarring in his breakthrough American role) as well as costarring Mike Myers as a mathematician and Robert Evans in one of his final roles as the billionaire who founds the zoo. Jurassic Park would hold the box-office record for sixteen years until the release of 2009's Avatar, and went on to win four Academy Awards out of a total of nine nominations (including Best Picture).
November 22nd: Film icon John Kennedy, Sr., finally succumbs to Alzheimer's disease at the age of 76, at his son Patrick's New York apartment.
July 1st: Walt Disney's The Lion King is released, and it is the highest-grossing animated film in history. It will go on to win five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
August: Summer Olympics held in Dallas, the first Olympiad held in the US in 20 years. It is also the first time the US Olympic baseball team takes gold since the last American-hosted Olympics, ending their 20-year title drought.
November 27th: Less than a year before US President John Burwin must face reelection, the National Press magazine runs an obscure story about Burwin possibly having an affair with superstar actresses Sandra Bullock and Natalie Weaver.
December 2nd: After a week of denials from the White House, Weaver comes forward and acknowledges an affair with Burwin that had been ongoing until 1994. They had met while he was campaigning for President in 1991.
December 20th: Sandra Bullock denies relationship with the President, but admits that they are close friends and can see where the supposition she had an affair with him came from.
January 9th: Mitt Romney, the Mormon Governor of Michigan, scores a huge win in the Virginia Primary.
January 16th: President John Burwin addresses the nation in lieu of a worsening economy, and noticeably leaves out any comment on the Weaver scandal.
January 22nd: In a statement, Burwin's wife Wendy professes her support for her husband, vehemently denying any trouble in the White House marriage. Pundits question whether or not a messy divorce, such as the one that plagued Clyde Dawley's presidency, will occur.
February 1st: Portugal is struck by a major earthquake; 2100 people are killed.
November 5th: Mitt Romney defeats John Burwin for the Presidency. Also, John Kennedy, Jr., is elected as New York Senator, becoming the next member of the Kennedy political dynasty.
January 20th: Mitt Romney is sworn in as the 41st President of the United States.
May 17th: Scottish government executes three US citizens accused of spying after months of deteriorating relations. President Romney demands that Scottish Prime Minister Sean Connery hand over the five remaining hostages by June 1st.
June 1st: Scotland misses its deadline to hand over American hostages. Romney commences bombing of strategic targets in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, and two days later American soldiers paratroop into northern Scotland and cross with a joint force of English soldiers from the south.
June 9th: After six days of intense fighting, Americans capture Edinburgh. Glasgow is secured the next day. Prime Minister Connery is caught in the bunker of his private, secluded estate and is shipped to England to stand trial for human rights abuses.
March 23rd: In a stunning, unexpected move, President Romney convinces longtime Berlinerbank executive Reinhard Junge to take over as Chairman of the US National Bank - the first time a foreigner has been given charge of such a major US institution, especially one who has spent his entire life in the Empire and runs that country's largest and oldest private bank. Criticism is rampant over the move, feeling Romney is selling out to bring a 'Cold War enemy' into the beleaguered US economy.
July 14th: Former First Lady Wendy Burwin files for divorce from husband John, the 40th President of the United States, as she simultaneously announces her upcoming autobiography. This only further propels her status as a leading symbol of the burgeoning feminist movement, and puts her in discussions for a potential Senate run in 2000.
December 4th: Hireki Tokoda assumes title of shogun after his mentor, Ryuji Nagano, dies of a sudden heart attack in Edo. Tokoda, assuming the position at only the age of 41, is the youngest shogun in one hundred and eleven years.
December 31st: New Years celebrations from around the globe usher in the 3rd Millennium. Paris, as always, tries to have the best fireworks and festivities of all; Emperor Albert welcomes in the New Year as "France's Century."
January 1st: The 3rd Millennium begins amid massive worldwide celebration. The feared Y2K virus never strikes.
January 20th: Software giant Windstream introduces its new operating system, Millennium; it earns almost 200 million dollars in sales within its first day on the market.
March 4th: Major 7.5 earthquake hits the Tacoma-Vancouver area; 103 people killed. President Romney declares state of emergency in his Presidency's first significant natural disaster.
August 14th: Frontier I, the first ambitious American space operation, arrives in the orbit of Mars after an eight-month flight. The event reaffirms the surge of space-research spending throughout the 1990's by Congress and paves the way for a manned landing planned within the next five years.
November 3rd: President Mitt Romney wins a smashing victory over Ohio Governor James Tanner in an election that was largely a referendum on the success of Romney's first term; due to a growing economy and a hopeful outlook for the first time since the late 1980's, Romney is considered a success by the American public.
January 10th: Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeat the California Bears 34-28 for the college football national championship
January 20th: Mitt Romney inaugurated for a second term as United States President in Washington, DC
January 22nd: Parisian Stock Exchange loses 19% of its worth in one day following revelation of rampant corruption scandal in Sartribe, the largest manufacturing company in France, the largest single-session financial loss in French stock history.
February 7th: President Romney visits Mexico to officially repair strained relations with Emperor Eduardo II.
September 11th: Pope Innocent XXI dies in Rome. On same day, Tlingit Liberation Army stages a massive terrorist attack on Aleksandrgrad's main commuter lines, killing 450 civilians and wounding over a thousand. Also on this day, President Romney sponsors the American Peace Convention, which runs the entirety of the week in Boston.
September 15th: Stefano Diallino is made Pope Pius XV in Rome.
October 27th: San Diego Padres defeat Dallas Rangers in Game 7 of World Series 3-0 to take the pennant.
January 13th: Mississippi Falcons lose on a last-second field goal to underdog Washington Huskies 20-17 in a stunning upset for the national championship for college football.
May 20th: Peking Stock Exchange and Canton Market both collapse simultaneously, feeding off of each other's weakness. Within hours, two hundred billion dollars of wealth is lost in China.
May 21st: China continues spiral downward, and Hanseong's stock market drops heavily as well. Toward the end of the afternoon, the drop seems stable.
May 25th: Japan, the last stable Asian Bloc economy, starts to sag as the collapse in Korea and China escalates. The losses are the worst since the 1971 banking debacle that left Japan struggling in the early 70's.
June 8th: The Mars Frontier II mission launches from the United Space Center in Amarillo, TX, to begin its roughly eight-month flight to Mars.
July 3rd: Famed owner and baseball commissioner Bobby Kennedy dies at the age of 77.
July 19th: Japanese shogun Hireki Tokoda meets with Korean President Kim Sung-Yoon in Hanseong, where they frantically try to devise a way to dig out of of the massive and escalating financial mess that has been going on for two months. Billions of dollars of assets have been lost.
August 17th-September 2nd: Summer Olympics held in Bogota. Marred by attempted murder of Alaskan soccer player Yuri Ilyagin, who was hospitalized for the remainder of the games. Financially, the Bogota Games are one of the biggest duds in Olympic history.
October 26th: San Diego Padres win second consecutive World Series title by defeating the Dallas Rangers in a 4-2 series rematch of the previous year.
January 9th: Virginia Cavaliers defeat Apachia Buffaloes 31-17 for the college football national championship.
March 15h: The Frontier II mission arrives in the orbit of Mars after an 8-month flight
March 30th: Voyage I, the lander of the Frontier II mission, lands on the surface of Mars near the equator. Astronauts Owen Wilson and Ethan McGrady are first humans to walk on surface of Mars.
April 3rd: Voyage I leaves surface of Mars and returns to Frontier II, which will return to Earth after another week in the planet's orbit.
December 19th: Frontier II returns to Earth's orbit. Voyage II departs the ship and lands in New Mexico's Sonoran Desert. All six crew members are safe and healthy and the mission is one of the greatest successes in modern science.
January 9th: Washington Huskies defeat the Huron Highlanders 35-24 to win the college football national championship.
August 1st-7th: Filipino militants storm the Japanese government headquarters in Manila, and declare the Republic of the Philippines. Japanese military leaders are surprised by the meticulous planning by the Philippine guerrillas, who manage to seize control of most of Luzon and almost half of Visayas and overrun military installations, all in a 25-hour period. Shogun Hireki Tokoda of Japan orders the beginning of aerial bombardments against the Philippines. The Filipino Independence Army (FIA) launches bloody assaults against Japanese bases on Mindonao, claiming nearly 2,000 Japanese lives. Emperor Akihito debates the use of nuclear weapons against known rebel bases, being the only person in Japan authorized to deploy bombs, but is discouraged by Tokoda and most other advisors.
November 6th: Massachusetts Governor Jay Leno, considered a heavy favorite going into the election, barely escapes with a victory over Florida Governor Jeb Bush, son of former Vice President George Bush and grandson of former President Prescott Bush.
December 19th: Japanese "Winter Offensive" against Philippines begins, having recovered from early losses. Japanese strategist Abe Hinoraga is declared Supreme Commander of Philippine Operations and is promised the next-in-line to the shogun title if he successfully puts down the rebellion by Emperor Akihito.
February 27th: The French spacecraft Bonaparte IV brings the first components for the Napoleon Moon Base, which is planned to be finished by 2015.
June 3rd: Successful and popular National Bank chairman Reinhard Junge resigns unexpectedly after a well-publicized disagreement with new President Jay Leno leaves the German-born economist frustrated and angry. "He couldn't run Massachusset's economy, he can't run America's," Junge says in his press conference resignation. Ben Bernanke is tabbed to replace Junge as head of National Bank by a bipartisan commission later in the month.
May 15th: Abe Hironaga formally resigns from his position as Supreme Commander of Philippine Operations after the Japanese flagship, Hideyoshi, is sunk in Manila Harbor. He commits seppuku later that day, with his successor Takashi Maedo as his second. Shogun Tokoda discusses a potential resignation of his own with Emperor Akihito, who discourages the shogun from doing so, agreeing that he will make his decision pending the success or failure of the Philippine crisis
June 30th: Emperor Albert Louis Bonaparte II of France dies peacefully at the age of 68, finally ending his long battle with lung cancer.
July 6th: After a week of mourning, Maurice Sebastien Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of France at the age of 35.
July 20th: In one of his first moves as Emperor, Maurice Bonaparte arranges a temporary ceasefire agreement in the Philippines, with both sides holding all current territory. Japanese Supreme Commander Takashi Maedo tenders his resignation and commits seppuku.
August: Summer Olympics held in Vancouver. The games fully cemented Vancouver as the preeminent port in the Pacific Northwest, far more so than Tacoma, Wamash, Sydney or Bellingham to the north. The success was grateful after the failure of the 2002 Bogota Games.
October 28th: Only two months after their city successfully hosted the Summer Olympics, the Vancouver Pioneers baseball team wins a World Series pennant in Game Seven against the scrappy Detroit Tigers. The win makes 2006, which also featured the Oregon State Beavers winning 10 games in football and the University of Oregon Ducks placing third in the National Hockey Tournament, as the "Year of Oregon."
February 19th: President Jay Leno officially recognizes the Republic of the Philippines. Shogun Hireki Tokoda condemns this American action and mobilizes Japan's Pacific Group West, staging flyovers of the US carrier groups near Hawai'i.
March 24th: Ceasefire broken in Philippines as new Japanese Rear Admiral Kosuke Hirosha launches an ambitious amphibious assault against Luzon's east coast.
April 21st: Japanese forces depose Republic of Philippines with their capture of Manila, and execute Provisional President Maria Arroyo later that day. Japanese flag raised over bombed government offices as Kosuku Hirosha assumes command as Military Governor of the Philippines.
January 12th: Alabama Crimson Tide defeat Sequoyah Braves 49-34 to claim their second consecutive college football national championship.
March 4th: Frontier III arrives in Mars's orbit.
March 10th: Discovery I lands on the surface of Mars, thus making it the second successful manned mission to Mars, led by Roger Casey and Brian Edgarson.
May 14th: Black Spring Revolution begins in Moscow and Kiev on this day, and the French military cracks down across the eastern parts of the Empire. Emperor Maurice declares a state of emergency through the dangerous fighting.
June 7th: French victorious over Black Spring Revolution, and state of emergency and martial law lifted after final arrests in Moscow made.
October 21st: Cincinnati Redshirts sweep the Covenant Chargers 4-0 to take their third-ever World Series title.
November 4th: Incumbent President Jay Leno defeats Huron Governor Patrick Mead by 103 electoral college votes, securing himself a second term as President - making him the first two-term Democratic President since William Jennings Bryan, although back-to-back Democrats served in the 1950's.
November 7th: Former Vice President George Bush, son of former President Prescott Bush, dies at his Connecticut home.
November 20th: Half a month ahead of schedule, Frontier III arrives back in Earth's orbit and the Discover II lander drops the astronauts off safely in the Sonoran Desert of New Mexico.
December 16th: Attempted military coup in Siam staved off by King Rakman's personal guard, and the embattled monarchy survives with a pledge of support from China.
January 1st: Attempted assassination of Shogun Hireki Tokoda in Kyoto amid New Year's celebrations . Also, one of the greatest upsets in Rose Bowl history when the Indiana Hoosiers defeat 30-point favorite Washington Huskies on a last-second field goal to win 30-29.
January 4th: Emperor Akihito of Japan addresses the nation in support of the wounded Shogun, announcing that he will be brought to justice.
January 8th: In a stunning upset, the Massachusetts Minutemen defeat 3-time reigning champion Alabama Crimson Tide - who had won 45 consecutive games coming into the match - 34-28 with a touchdown pass in the final two minutes from quarterback Jonathon White to Greg Parrish. It is considered one of the greatest college upsets of all time.
January 20th: Jay Leno is inaugarated for a second term as President of the United States.
February 6th: The Persian army launches a campaign against guerrilla forces in Armenia, claiming 200 lives on the first day.
February 11th: Businessman and former Connecticut Governor Edward Kennedy, last of Joseph Kennedy Sr.'s four prolific sons, dies at his home in Hartford. Nephew Jack Kennedy Jr. announces a continuance of his family's legacy into the future.
March 2nd: President Leno suffers a mild heart attack and is hospitalized. Vice President Springsteen assumes role of Acting President.
October 27th: Covenant Chargers earn revenge over Cincinnati Redshirts with a 8-1 drubbing in Game Six of the World Series to win the rematch of the previous year 4-2.
November 3rd: National Bank chairman Ben Bernanke dismally suggests to the United States Congress that the United States can realistically expect a mild-to-moderate recession anytime betwen 2010 and 2012 based on a weak quarterly earnings report from 2009's third quarter and projections for the fourth quarter.
December 24th: Christmas Eve Offensive in Persia, as Persian helicopters and tanks devastate villages inhabited by Armenian Christians believed to be part of the guerrilla terrorist faction
January 2nd: Emperor Maurice outlines his ambitious "Decade of the Future" plan, which has optimistic goals for clean-energy use and efficiency standards across the French Empire by 2020. Hailed and derided by different members of the international media, especially his choice to deliver one outline via an Internet video.
January 4th: After a Silver Bowl win over the Sequoyah Braves, Harrison Ford announces that he is retiring as head coach of the Massachusetts Minutemen and that offensive coordinator Charlie Sheen will replace him. Ford had served as head coach since 1978 at U-Mass.
January 7th: Virginia Cavaliers defeat Pacifica Orcas 28-20 for the college football national championship.
February 6th: A year after his near-assassination, Japanese shogun Hireki Tokoda announces that he will immediately resign from the position and retire. War hero Kosuke Hirosha, former Rear Admiral and Military Governor of the Philippines, is granted the shogunate later that afternoon.
March 22nd: President Leno meets with Shogun Hirosha for the first time in a tense summit of Pacific powers in Hilo, along with Hawai'ian, Oceanian, Chinese, Alaskan and Colombian leadership. Analysts regard the easing of tensions between the US and France in the 21st century and the tension with Japan as the signs of a different Cold War emerging to replace a thawing one.
May 29th: President Jay Leno hospitalized after his second severe heart attack in the past year, and is released on June 1st.
June 3rd: For the first time in United States history, a US President resigns office - Jay Leno, 42nd President of the United States of America, announces he will immediately step down due to health concerns, feeling he is not fit to serve with an upcoming midterm election and tensions rising in the Pacific. He signs a simple form: "I hereby resign the office of the President of the United States." The resignation is tendered and accepted by the Congress, and Bruce Springsteen takes the oath of office to become the 43rd President of the United States after Leno leaves the White House in the Marine One helicopter.