Gazetteer
(Newest campaign year first)
1910
  • Multiple aviation firsts and records made
  • Halley’s Comet, May
  • Austria-Hungary Empire
  • Political dissent in provinces
  • The British Empire
  • King Albert Edward VII dies, King George V reigns.  (Lore: The Diamond qabal is involved and harnesses the
    power of the event to form another Death’s Head)
  • Union of South Africa made a Dominion: British Cape Colony, Natal, Boer States of the Transvaal and the Orange
    Free State.  Louis Botha becomes premier
  • Florence Nightingale dies
  • Women’s rights protests
  • Armed conflict in British Egypt
  • Lord Hardinge assumes viceroy ship of India
  • Plague in India kills over 500,000
  • Hawley Harvey Crippen murder case (Heroes will be sent to investigate)
  • China
  • Hundreds of thousands die due to plague.  There are no accurate records kept in China, so the numbers aren’t
    quantifiable
  • French Empire
  • Armed conflict in French Indo-China
  • Madam Curie publishes her “Treatise on Radiography”
  • German Empire
  • Armed conflict in German Southwest Africa
  • Part of a German rail line electrified
  • Greece
  • Eleutherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister
  • Greenland
  • Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen founds Thule, a base for North Greenland explorations
  • Japanese Empire
  • Korea formally annexed (was previously only military occupied)
  • Mexico
  • Porfirio Diaz arrests opponent Francis Madero.  Madero escapes and starts the Mexican Revolution and Civil
    War which won’t end until 1920.
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Dissent and armed conflicts in Turkey
  • Portugal
  • Manuel II deposed, provisional government elects Joaquim “Teofilo” Fernandes Praga as President
  • Russian Empire
  • Demonstrations, protests and armed conflicts by workers and provincial ethnic classes.
  • Count Leo Tolstoy dies at age 83, having just refused the Nobel Peace Prize
  • United States of America
  • Minor revolts in American Philippines
  • Women’s rights protests
  • Mark Twain dies at age 75 (born and died in years Halley’s comet appeared)
  • Computing Tabulating Recording Co (IBM) founded
  • Radio kits go on sale to the general public
  • Mann Act passes, making it illegal to transport women across State lines for illicit purposes
1909
  • Multiple aviation firsts and records made.
  • Halley’s comet visits our solar system
  • Africa

  • TR and son Kermit, go on a scientific expedition to Africa.  The expedition is sponsored by the Smithsonian
    Institution and Scribner’s Magazine
  • Austria-Hungarian Empire
  • Political dissent in the Habsburg empire
  • Belgium
  • King Leopard II dies, his nephew, Albert, succeeds him.  (Lore: The Diamond qabal is involved and harnesses
    the power of the event to form another Death’s head)
  • The British Empire
  • Numerous Zeppelin airship sightings reported by panicked citizens in the British Isles (Lore: Officials believe the
    sightings are merely the work overactive British citizen’s imaginations, however, many actually are Zeppelins
    spotted on secret Death’s Head Qabal missions.  PCs will have ample opportunities to work against Zeppelin
    raiders in future missions)
  • Political dissent and violence in India
  • Plague kills over 130,000 in India
  • Gandhi works peacefully for Indian rights in British South Africa
  • Revolutionary violence in British Somaliland by Mullah & rebel army
  • Slavery abolished by Sultan in British Zanzibar
  • British Steamer Waratah sinks off South Africa, over 300 lost and ship never found (Lore: A FWS group was on
    the ship at the time it sunk.  PCs will be tasked with discovering what happened to the missing group)
  • Cuba
  • Majority of U.S. forces leave the island
  • German Empire
  • New German chancellor Theodor Von Bethmann Hollweg
  • Three Dreadnought class battleships and one armored cruiser voted on to be built
  • Honduras
  • Civil war erupts and won’t end until 1911
  • Japanese Empire
  • Revolts in Korea
  • Japanese Prince Ito assassinated by a Korean in Manchuria.   (Lore: The Diamond qabal is involved and
    harnesses the power of the event to form another Death’s Head)
  • Nicaragua
  • U.S. forces help oust President Jose Santos Zelaya
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Sultan Abdul Hamid II deposed, brother Rashid Effendi Muhammad V made Sultan
  • Bulgaria is recognized as an autonomous state
  • Persia
  • Shah Mohammed Ali is deposed and replaced with his 12 year old son, Sultan Ahmad
  • Russian Empire
  • Demonstrations, protests and armed conflicts by workers and provincial ethnic classes.
  • Military takes Tabriz
  • Spanish Empire
  • Revolution by Moors in Spanish Morocco.  Forcefully ended by Spanish military forces numbering over 50,000
  • United States of America
  • American Robert E Peary and African American Matthew A Henson along with four Eskimos, are the first to reach
    the North Pole
  • Taft selects Pearl Harbor as the main pacific naval base
  • Geronimo (Apache Indian leader) and Red Cloud (Sioux Indian leader) die
  • Hiram Percy Maxim (inventor of the famed 1885 Maxim machine-gun) invents the gun silencer
  • Venezuela
  • Vice President Gomez overthrows President Castro Ruiz while he is away in Europe trying to recuperate from an
    extended illness
1908
  • Austria-Hungarian Empire
  • Demonstrations and armed conflicts by provincial ethnic classes.
  • Austria-Hungary formally annexes Bosnia-Herzegovinia
  • The British Empire
  • Widespread poverty and unemployment in Great Britain.
  • Political dissent, fighting, murders and destruction of property in GB
  • Suffragette activity in Britain
  • Plague in India kills over 200,000
  • Gandhi continues to work peacefully for Indian rights in British South Africa
  • Revolutionary violence in British Somaliland by Mullah & rebel army
  • Girl Guides founded
  • Herbert Asquith becomes Prime Minister upon death of Campbell Bannerman
  • In the Anglo-Egypt Sudan a native uprising in the Blue-Nile province is started by an Arab dervish, Abd-el-Kader
    who fancied himself to be the prophet Issa (Jesus Christ).  The uprising is quickly put down.
  • China
  • Tz’u His, dowager empress, abdicates to child emperor, Hsuan T’ung, then dies later in the year.
  • Haiti
  • President Alexis deposed and succeeded by General Simon
  • Italy
  • Massive earthquake kills over 200,000
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Demonstrations and armed conflicts by provincial ethnic classes.
  • Turkish province revolt results in the Sultan restoring the 1876 Turkish constitution, abolishing censorship and
    releasing political prisoners.
  • October, Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey.  German Prince Ferdinand of the Battenberg family, who
    accepted the Bulgarian crown in 1887, now declares himself Tsar.
  • Portugal
  • King Carlos of Portugal and the Crown Prince Manuel are assassinated.  (Lore: The Diamond qabal is involved
    and harnesses the power of the event to form another Death’s Head).  Don Manuel II ascends to the throne
  • Russian Empire
  • Demonstrations, protests and armed conflicts by workers and provincial ethnic classes.
  • Tunguska event in Siberia, an enormous meteor strike in the area causes devastation to an unfathomable degree.
    Fortuitously, the area is largely uninhabited.
  • United States of America
  • Mass production of the cost affordable Model-T car starts.
  • Republican William Howard Taft elected President (TR’s hand picked successor).
  • GM Co. founded (merges Buick and Oldsmobile into it)
  • Gideon bibles are put in hotel rooms for the first time
  • US Bureau of Investigation (FBI) founded
  • First horror film “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” premiers (Heroes are dispatched to investigate the origin of this films
    idea)
1907
  • Triple Alliance
  • Britain, France and Spain form a Triple Alliance and in response Germany, Italy and Austria renew their Triple
    Alliance
  • The British Empire
  • Plague in India kills over 1,200,000
  • Suffragette activity in Britain
  • Gandhi works peacefully for Indian rights in British South Africa
  • Boy Scouts founded
  • Bulgaria
  • Assasination of premier Petkov in Bulgaria
  • French Empire
  • Color photography invented by French chemist Louis Lumiere
  • First helicopter flight
  • German Empire
  • Bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich introduces a cure for syphilis, the cure is dubbed the magic bullet
  • Uprising in SW Africa put down
  • Ireland
  • Guardians of the Irish crown jewels notice they have been stolen.
  • Jamaica
  • Massive earthquake
  • New Zealand
  • Becomes a British dominion (not taking part in the Australian federation), Sep 26.  Joseph Ward made Prime
    Minister (until July, 1912, then Thomas Mackenzie for a few months, then William Massey to 1925)
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Demonstrations and armed conflicts by provincial ethnic classes.
  • Russian Empire
  • Demonstrations, protests and armed conflicts by workers and provincial ethnic classes.
  • Stalin organizes a robbery of the Tiflis State Bank to fund the Bolshevik movement
  • Worst famine of record (April)
  • Sweden
  • The first and only train robbery in Sweden (until 2004) occurs
  • United States of America
  • “The great white fleet” of 16 U.S. battleships launches on a tour around the world to show that the U.S. is a naval
    power.
  • First science fiction film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, is produced (Lore: Based on true events.  PCs will
    likely see the Nautilus in future missions)
  • Ringling Brothers buys the Barnum & Bailey circus
  • Ziegfeld follies starts in New York
  • Major financial crisis averted
1906
  • The British Empire
  • British battleship HMS Dreadnought is launched.  It is the most powerful and fastest warship in existence at the
    time (Lore: PCs will be sent to investigate a threat to the launch of the Dreadnought)
  • Zulu tribal conflict in British South Africa ends in British victory
  • Plague in India kills over 300,000
  • Suffragettes demonstrations in London
  • Rolls Royce founded
  • Central America
  • Guatemala begins and ends war with El Salvador and Honduras
  • Chile
  • Earthquake kills more than 3,000
  • Columbia
  • Typhoon kills more than 2,000
  • French Empire
  • Lens coal mine disaster kills more than 1,800 miners
  • Pierre Curie (professor at the Sorbonne) dies
  • German Empire
  • Native rebellions in German Southwest and East Africa
  • Sonar for subs introduced
  • Monist League founded in Germany by Zoologist Ernst Haecke for promotion of eugenics and racial
    improvement.  The movement will be adopted as a main emphasis of Nazi Germany (Lore: PCs will have a
    mission where they have the opportunity to end this movement before it starts)
  • Hong Kong
  • Typhoon kills more than 2,000
  • Italy
  • Mount Vesuvius erupts, killing more than 500
  • The Simplon rail tunnel to Switzerland is opened
  • Japanese Empire
  • Takashima mine explosion kills 256 miners
  • Launches the biggest battleship in the world, the Satsuma
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Demonstrations and armed conflicts by provincial ethnic classes
  • Russian Empire
  • “Holy man” Rasputin establishes his influence at the Russian court (Lore: Rasputin has been in control of the
    Czar since last year, but this is the first time he shows himself publicly at court)
  • Demonstrations, protests and armed conflicts by workers and provincial ethnic classes
  • Duma, first elected Russian parliament, takes office in May and is disbanded by the Tsar in July
  • Revolutionary Leon Trotsky exiled to Siberia
  • Spain
  • General strikes
  • Assassination attempt on the King and Queen
  • United States of America
  • Cuba acquired as a U.S. territory when the U.S. sends troops to put down an insurrection.  Secretary of War,
    William Howard Taft, made provisional governor until fair elections can be held
  • New York City police start using fingerprinting
  • Kellogg launches corn flakes
  • Coca Cola removes cocaine from it’s drinks
  • Haid Co founded (Xerox)
  • Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” is published
  • First film studio opens in New York, first animated cartoon
  • First radio broadcast, first jukeboxes, first Victrola
  • “Typhoid” Mary Mallon is found working in the food service industry on Long Island.  She is a carrier of the disease
    and the source of several epidemics.  She is released with the caveat that she never work in the food service
    industry again.  She breaks her promise and causes epidemics for 5 years.  She is then apprehended and
    confined to a hospital for the next 23 years
  • San Francisco earthquake kills more than 2,500
1905
  • The British Empire
  • Austin Motor Co founded
  • Buses start service in London
  • Muslim tribal violence in India
  • Plague in India kills over 1.1 million
  • French Empire
  • Tribal violence in French Morocco
  • Jules Gabriel Verne dies
  • Mata Hara (Margaretha Zelle) starts exotic dancing career, combining the dances of the native East Indies with
    that of striptease.
  • German Empire
  • Native rebellions in German Southwest and East Africa
  • German Navy develops the U-boat.
  • Einstein writes 5 papers of his theories while working in a patent office.  These include the theory of relativity, the
    theory of light quantum and the equation for energy.
  • Greece
  • Crete wins its independence and votes for unification with Greece
  • Japanese Empire
  • January: Russians surrender Port Arthur to the Japanese
  • May: Russian Baltic fleet engages the Japanese fleet near Korea and is decimated
  • August: Treaty of Portsmouth negotiated by American President Roosevelt.  Japan gets Korea, Port Arthur and
    half of the Russian Sakhalin Island.  Manchuria given back to the Chinese by Russia
  • Norway
  • Norway peacefully gains independence from Sweden
  • Norwegian Roald Amundsen sails the northwest passage
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Demonstrations and armed conflicts by provincial ethnic classes
  • Crete wins its independence
  • Russian Empire
  • Demonstrations, protests and armed conflicts by workers and provincial ethnic classes including Jan 22 "Bloody
    Sunday" where over 500 workers are shot as a peaceful demonstration
  • Russian grand duke Sergei Alexandrovitch assassinated in Moscow
  • United States of America
  • Bethlehem Steel formed in Pennsylvania
  • First Nickelodeon opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans, Louisiana kills more than 3,000