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Dated Events

  • Real World: May 12. An earthquake strikes the Sichuan province of China; 69,000 die.
  • Real World: May 25. NASA's Phoenix spacecraft lands in the north polar region of Mars.
  • Real World: August 7. Georgia and Russia go to war over the breakaway region of South Ossetia.
  • Real World: September 28. SpaceX Falcon 1 achieves orbit, becoming the first privately owned spacecraft to do so.
  • Real World: October 3. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act is signed by U.S. President George W. Bush, creating a federal fund for purchasing failing bank assets.
  • Real World: November 4. Barack Obama is elected President of the United States. Obama is the first African-American U.S. President.
  • Real World: November 26. Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India result in 195 deaths and at least 250 injuries.
  • Real World: December 27. Israel launches a military campaign in Gaza in order to end Hamas rocket fire and damage the organization's infrastructure.

Undated Events

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