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Post by Lord Tesla » March 1st, 2019, 4:13 am

T.A. 2931: Aragorn son of Arathorn born.
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Post by Lord Tesla » March 19th, 2019, 8:51 pm

(Okay I'm a little late with this one:)

2 March A.D. 1982: Philip K. Dick assumed room temperature.
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Post by Lord Tesla » March 23rd, 2019, 3:48 am

Stardate 2231.03.22: Federation Starfleet captain James Tiberius Kirk born.

22 March 1931: Canadian actor William Shatner born.

22 March 2019: The Mueller Report delivered to Attorney General Barr.
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Post by Lord Tesla » March 21st, 2020, 6:26 pm

21 March A.D. 1980: J. R. Ewing shot in Dallas, Texas.
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Post by Lord Tesla » March 22nd, 2020, 11:14 am

22 March 1931: Canadian actor William Shatner born.

22 March 1995: Cosmonaut Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov returned to Earth, ending the longest stay in space by a single human being, 437 days spent aboard Mir.

Stardate 2231.03.22: Federation Starfleet Captain James Tiberius Kirk born.
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Post by Lord Tesla » September 7th, 2020, 12:01 pm

A.D. 1191: Richard I of England kicks Saladin's arse at the battle of Arsuf during the Third Crusade.

A.D. 1776: Ezra Lee, in the Turtle, makes the first recorded submarine attack (unsuccessful) against HMS Eagle in New York Harbor.

A.D. 1945: Imperial Japanese forces on Wake Island, held since December 1941, surrender to the United States Marines.

A.D. 2020: I overslept, the cascading effects of which threatened to topple humanity from it's dominant role on Planet Earth.

(One of those is a joke, of course.)
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Post by Lord Tesla » October 19th, 2020, 6:57 pm

A.D. 2020 - I went out of the house for the first time in 237 days. I'd have preferred to stay in.
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Post by Master Magnus » October 27th, 2020, 7:06 am

October 27, 1981: The Soviet Navy Whiskey-class submarine S-363 (known as U 137 in Sweden as the Soviets didn't reveal its designation) ran aground on underwater rocks in a restricted military zone on the south coast of Sweden only 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the main Swedish naval base at Karlskrona. Sweden conducted naval exercises at the time. The submarine was found by two fishermen who contacted the Swedish navy.

Swedish naval officers could enter the sub without incident, but as the Soviet crew didn't speak English an officer tried German which one of the Russian officers spoke. The Soviet crew blamed faulty equipment as to why they ended up on the Swedish coast.

The Soviet captain was guaranteed immunity and was taken ashore while at the same time the crew of the sub radioed a distress call. Unarmed Soviet tugs tried to reach the sub but was blocked by Swedish naval vessels and the passage was blocked further by the placing of an ice-breaker. Nuclear weapons were deemed to be onboard.

A large Soviet fleet was then detected just outside Swedish waters and two ships were spotted entering Swedish waters which led the Swedish Prime Minister to give the order "Hold the border!" in case the sub made a run for it and the Swedish forces and coastal artillery was put into action stations. However, the two ships turned out to be German merchant vessels. Another order to "Hold the border" was given later and then the Swedish coastal batteries were merely seconds from firing, which would've ended in disaster (though the responsibility would've fallen completely on the Soviet Union of course).

Following negotiations, the situation was resolved ten days later when the sub was pulled free by Swedish tugs and declared free to leave.

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