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Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, vanishes somewhere over the Pacific Ocean while circumnavigating the globe. Earhart is later discovered to have been one of three hundred humans taken from Earth to the Briori Homeworld, some 70,000 light years away in the Delta Quadrant.
1947 Quark and Rom accompany Nog on his way to Starfleet Academy, when their shuttle "Quark's Treasure" is thrown back to the year 1947 and crashes near Roswell, New Mexico. The three Ferengi are responsible for the so-called Roswell Incident. Officials keep the incident a secret, and claim the object was a weather balloon. People begin to believe beings from outer space are visiting Earth.
October 14, 1947 Test pilot Chuck Yeager travels faster than the speed of sound in a new rocket-powered plane. Yeager's supersonic flight begins the Jet Age.
1949 Dr. Henry Starling is born in the United States.
1957 Earth's Space Age, and the so-called space race, begins when the USSR puts an artificial satellite, Sputnik-1, into orbit around the planet.
1960 Earth's first radio telescopes devoted solely to the search for extraterrestrial life go online.
1961 Yuri Gagarin is the first human to achieve orbital space flight. His craft, Vostok, circles the Earth once. The craft is ground controlled because there is doubt that the human body can withstand such a journey.
1961 John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.
1961 The first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Enterprise CVAN-65 is commissioned.
1967 Captain Braxton's 29th century timeship, Aeon, crash lands on Earth, 30km north east of Phoenix, Arizona. The crash is witnessed by the young Henry Starling who steals the ship, and appropriates the technology. Over the next 29 years, Starling would build a huge multinational corporation by gradually introducing future technologies into the marketplace, and profiting from its sale. Braxton ended up living as a homeless person, whose tales of time travel were dismissed as lunatic ravings.
-- 1968 -- Note: This is the point where the Star Trek timeline and the actual events of history begin to most clearly diverge. Although some events have been shown to be slightly different in the Star Trek universe in years prior to