A Time line for SPACE:1889
- 1FIRST WORKING Ether Flyer mechanism demonstrated by Thomas A. Edison.
- US Govt. concludes treaty with Sioux Indian nation. Sioux territory includes the Black Hills in the Dakota territory.
- 1EDISON MARTIAN Expedtion pilots prmitive Ether Flyer to Mars, and returns.
- 1Earth discovers that Mars is inhabited.
- Discovery of LIFTWOOD on Mars revolutionizes FLIGHT.
- Franco-Prussian War between France and Germany begins.
- Franco-Prussian war ends in German victory.
- Wilhelm I crowned Emperor of Germany at the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles.
- 1FIRST BRITISH foothold on Mars with the establishment of the Permanent British Quarter in Parhoon.
- France passes law of Universal Service. (Draft)
- 1Edison loses patent suit against Armstrong Ether Flyer Company. Both firms compete vigorously in design and construction of spacecraft.
- 1Armstrong expedition to Venus fails to return.
- 1Belgians, and French establish enclaves on Mars.
- 1Collingswood Expedition to Venus fails to return.
- Victoria proclaimed Empress of India
- Cavalry forces led by Lt. Col. George A. Custer wiped out at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
- 1LONDON TIMES Venus rescue expedition fails to return
- 1GERMAN ETHER Dirigible lands on Venus, and discovers fate of the first three expeditions.
- UTE Indian uprising in USA.
- British Fight Zulu War in South Africa, Occupy Khyber Pass. British legation in Kabul massacred.
- Germany declares Asasce-Lorraine to be an integral part of the German Empire.
- Dual Alliance is struck between Germany and Austria-Hungary.
- Alexander of Battenburg elected Prince Alexander I of Bulgaria.
- Radical Egyptian elements depose Ismail, the Khedive of Egypt. He is succeeded by Tewfik.
- The French Panama Canal Co. is organized and headed by Ferdinand de Lesseps.
- 1Germany establishes first colony on Venus.
- Disraeli steps down as British Prime minister, succeeded by Gladstone.
- *U.S. President Garfield appoints a commision to look into military uses for Aerial and Ether Flyers.
- President Garfield assasinated.
- *President Chester A. Arthur continues Garfield's initiative into flight.
*-These items of interest are of my thought as to how history "MIGHT" have changed.
1These items are GDW's version of history, taking into account Ether flyers and Aerial gunboats.
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