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What Happened in 999?

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Y1K. Many thought the world was at an end; that the Second Coming was at hand. Vikings are raiding England. What was the world like at the end of the First Millennium.

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What Happened in 999?

  1. 1. What Happened in 999 A.D.? aka Y1K
  2. 2. It Is 999 A.D. Christianity is officially adopted in Iceland.
  3. 3. It Is 999 A.D. Gerbert of Aurillac becomes Pope Silvester II. He introduces the western world to the decimal system using Arabic numbers. He is accused of studying magical arts in Islamic cities, with charges that he is a sorcerer in league with the devil. Because, well, that’s how people react to new ideas.
  4. 4. It Is 999 A.D. Saint Adelaide, the second wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great, and then regent of the Empire for her grandson from 991-995, passes away just before the turn of the millennia, which she had believed would bring the Second Coming.
  5. 5. It Is 999 A.D. The Samanid Dynasty, encompassing parts of Iraq and Afghanistan, ceases to exist after crumbling under an invasion from the north.
  6. 6. It Is 999 A.D. Panic over the end of the millennia has many flocking to monasteries and churches, turning over all their worldly goods in exchange for the blessing of eternal life. No one records if they got a refund.
  7. 7. It Is 999 A.D. Viking Longships are raiding England.
  8. 8. A Viking leader has a very specific target in mind. A monastery where a nun possesses a genetic code dating back to Atlantis. It Is 29 October 999 A.D. Black Tuesday
  9. 9. If he impregnates the nun, it will produce a religious Prince who can unite all of Europe and change history. It Is 29 October 999 A.D. Black Tuesday
  10. 10. Roland’s Mission: Black Tuesday For his 24-hour bubble in time on 29 October 999 A.D., Time Patrol agent Roland is a Viking. His job is to stop the rape.
  11. 11. http://coolgus.com/quickreads.html
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  14. 14. Bob Mayer is a New York Times bestselling author, a graduate of West Point, a former Green Beret, and the feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had over seventy books published, including the #1 bestselling series Time Patrol, Area 51, Atlantis, and the Green Berets. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world (usually not the tourist spots), he now lives peacefully with his wife and labs. Sort of. www.bobmayer.com