Today In Alternate History

This is one of the most original ideas for a blog I have come across. The tagline is Important Events in History That Never Occurred Today. He takes a something historical and adds a small twist.

Here are some of the entries for September 26, 2004:

in 1965, famed musician Pete Best was decorated by the Queen with the Order of the British Empire. Her son, Prince Charles, was a huge fan of Best’s music, and Best recalled later that Charles had behaved as if Best were the royalty.

in 1960, Comrade President Joel Rosenberg and Socialist candidate Lyndon Johnson of Texas engage in the first televised presidential debate. Johnson appeared distinctly uncomfortable with the cameras, where the Comrade President, who had been in front of cameras for years, appeared very relaxed. On substance, they were evenly matched, but on appearance, Comrade Rosenberg scored an easy win, just as when he carried the polls in November.

in 1774, Jonathan Chapman, known by the popular name Johnny Appleseed, was born in Leominster, Massachusetts. Even as a young man, Chapman had a love for growing things, and this served him in good stead when he was made the longest-serving Minister of Agriculture for the North American Confederation. He served from 1811-1836.