This Month in History

This Month in History


This Month in History is a regular feature in Locus magazine …


April 1, 2044. “Synchronize your watches!” 100 second minute and 100 minute hour kick off new Fiscal Quarter as Decimal replaces Sumerian Time. Rolex stocks sink, then soar.


April 8, 2084. Buddha’s birthday celebrated with Upper Tibet’s launch of 16,500 kg mahogany Smiling Bodhisattva, the first religious icon in low-earth orbit.


April 11, 2207. Boko Haram buys Kili Cog™. Steampunkers applaud as the former Islamist army adds the antique Kilimanjaro cog railway to its popular Adventure Hospice tour. All aboard!


April 23, 2564. Millennial birthday of Willem Shakespeare, once-popular English author who “penned” 154 songets and several “movies,” including Hamulet and West Side Story.