“Fifth Estate” Timeline
September 1, 1939 – World War II began when German invaded Poland.
December 27, 1941 – Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese, which drew the United States into World War II. (The day that will live in infamy.)
July 16, 1945 – The Trinity test was conducted by the United States, which resulted in the detonating of the first atomic bomb and ushering in the Atomic Age.
August 6, 1945 – The second atomic bomb, “Little Boy,” was detonated over Hiroshima, Japan.
August 9, 1945 – The third atomic bomb, “Fat Man,” was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan.
September 2, 1945 – World War II ended.
October 24, 1945 – The United Nations officially came into existence.
1950’s – Individuals with extraordinary traits and abilities “officially” emerged on the national scene within the United States.
November 1, 1955 – The Vietnam War began.
1956 – Robert De Soto was born.
March 2, 1965 – The United States initiated Operation Rolling Thunder which consisted of the United States bombing North Vietnam, thus officially bringing the United States into the war.
Late 1960’s – Early 1970’s – Anti-mutant hysteria first peaked within the United States.
April 30, 1975 – The Fall of Saigon occurred, marking the end of the Vietnam War.
July 21, 1978 – Kenneth James Collins, a.k.a. Crow, was born.
1980 – Robert De Soto won his first political campaign.
August 19, 1980 – Thomas Malcolm Clark, a.k.a. T-Bone, was born.
December 26, 1991 – The Soviet Union officially disbanded, marking the end of the Cold War.
Summer of 1997 – T-Bone was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit.
June 19-20, 1999 – Crow graduated from UCLA; NWP was officially created.
January, 2001 – T-Bone escaped from police custody after attending his mother’s funeral.
September 11, 2001 – The Twin Towers in New York were attacked and destroyed by terrorists.
September 18, 2001 – October 9, 2001 – The U.S. anthrax mail attack occurred.
October 7, 2001 – The War in Afghanistan, led by the United States, started.
October 26, 2001 – The Patriot Act was signed into law.
Late April, 2002 – The attack upon Los Angeles International Airport occurred.
March 20, 2003 – The Iraq War, led by the United States, started.
August 23 – August 30, 2005 – Hurricane Katrina struck, devastating New Orleans and accompanying areas. A local psionic emerged on the scene due to the disaster, gaining some national press coverage.
Spring of 2007 – October of 2008 – The events of An Enemy Within occurred.
December 2007 – September 2008 – The Great Recession occurred due in part to the financial and banking situation within the United States.
November 4, 2008 – De Soto won his bid for U.S. Senate; Barack Obama won the presidential election, making him the first black president of the United States.
December 2008 – Crow escaped from police custody with the help of the New World Power.
January 20, 2009 – Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
June 12, 2009 – Iran held its presidential election, which resulted in political protests and civil unrest.
December 18, 2010 – The Arab Spring began.
October 20, 2011 – Crow got his hands upon a Soviet era submarine armed with nuclear warheads.
July 4, 2020 – Crow officially declared independence from the United States.
April 19, 2029 – Crow achieved his objective of creating his own country in the western portion of the United States.
2034 – Crow was ousted from power in a secret, bloodless coup by other members of his government. This was led by T-Bone and was caused by the fact that Crow was heading down the path of tyranny and dictatorship. After being ousted, footage was released of Crow voluntarily stepping down from power without the impression that he was coerced into doing so. From there, Crow headed south into Latin America.
1) This is a makeshift timeline consisting of some selected historical events that occurred in our recent history to help put the events of the “Fifth Estate” universe into perspective. It also consists of, from our perspective at least, some future events within the universe to give an idea of where it is heading.
2) This timeline is written from the perspective of the United States.
3) This timeline is written from the perspective of Dr. Xerek and that his perspective represents the present, even though it is at an undetermined date in the future for the reading audience.
4) This entry will be updated on occasion as I deem necessary.