Alternate History

Timeline (The World I Live For)

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This is an alternative reality that greatly diverges from our own reality. Here is the timeline of this alternative reality.



November 4: Democratic Adlai Stevenson II wins the United States presidential election against Republican Dwight Eisenhower in a landslide victory.

November 29: Korean War: The U.S. President-elect Adlai Stevenson II agrees to fulfill a political campaign promise, by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.


The 34th President Adlai Stevenson II


January 7: The United States President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb.

January 14: The CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel first meets to discuss the UFO phenomenon.

January 20: Adlai Stevenson II succeeds Harry S. Truman as the 34th President of the United States.

February 11: Adlai Stevenson II accepts a clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

February 13: The transsexual Christine Jorgensen returns to New York after successful sex reassignment surgery in Denmark.

February 16: The Pakistan Academy of Sciences is established in Pakistan.

February 19: Georgia disapproves the first literature censorship board in the United States.

February 28: James Watson and Francis Crick of the University of Cambridge announce their discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule.

March 26: Jonas Salk announces his polio vaccine.

April 16: President Adlai Stevenson II delivers his "Knowledge Is Power" speech to the National Association of Newspaper Editors.

April 25: Francis Crick and James Watson publish "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid", their description of the double helix structure of DNA.

August 18: The second Kinsey Report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, is published in the US.

September 4: The discovery of REM sleep is first published by researchers Eugene Aserinsky and Nathaniel Kleitman.

October 30: Cold War: The U.S. president Adlai Stevenson II formally disapproves the top secret document of the United States National Security Council NSC 162/2, which states that the United States' arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat.

December 8: The U.S. president Adlai Stevenson II delivers his Rocket for the Stars address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.


February 23: Norma Jean Mortenson decides not to legally changes her name to Marilyn Monroe after all.

June 29: The actress Norma Jean Mortenson marries playwright Arthur Miller. After that, she becomes Norma Jean Miller.


Norma Jeane Miller

August 31: The actress Norma Jean Miller learns she is pregnant with her first child.

September 5: The actress Norma Jean Miller tells Arthur she is pregnant and Arthur returns to England a week earlier than expected.


April 2: The actress Norma Jean Miller gives birth to her first healthy child.


January 3: President Adlai Stevenson II announces that the United States will not severed diplomatic and consular relations with Cuba.

January 17: President Adlai Stevenson II gives his final State of the Union Address to Congress. In a Farewell Address the same day, he warns of the decreasing power of a good women's education and rights.

January 20: John F. Kennedy succeeds Adlai Stevenson II as the 35th President of the United States of America.

September 18: The United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld arrives safely in Katanga, Congo.


February 28: Star Trek: The Original Series airs its first episode on this date.


Star Trek: The Original Series


November 5: Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. wins the presidential election in a landslide victory.



36th President Hubert Humphrey

January 20: Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. succeeds John F. Kennedy as the 36th President of the United States of America.


July 15: Principal photography for Star Trek: Planet of the Titans begins on this date.


March 1: Star Trek: Planet of the Titans hits the theaters across the country on this date.

May 8: Principal photography for Star Trek: The God Thing begins on this date.


November 6: Walter Mondale successfully wins the presidential election in a landslide victory.


January 20: Walter Mondale succeeds James Carter as the 38th President of the United States of America.


May 9: Deimos IV is successfully launched at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

October 10: Star Trek: The Next Generation airs it's first episode.


Project Deimos



November 3: Bill Clinton successfully wins the presidential election in a landslide victory.


January 20: Bill Clinton succeeds Walter Mondale as the 39th President of the United States of America.


September 3: Norma Jean Miller dies of natural causes.

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