An alternate timeline by Althistorian 2005.
From one man descends the most successful family of all time. Welcome to the world of Stolen Legacies.￼
Background: a group of time travelers decides to change world history for the better, but they need to build up their influence, which will take time, so they copy some of humanity's greatest achievements from the 19th and 20th centuries, create them early, and take the credit. They go to different time periods pretending to be each other's children, creating the myth surrounding the 'most successful family ever'.
1800: Edward Glenn (1780-1855), a relatively unknown inventor, patents the telegraph and quickly becomes one of the most famous men in America.
1802: Mr. Glenn patents a rudimentary form of photography.
1803: Mr. Glenn patents the lighter and the friction match together in a dual patent.
1805: Mr. Glenn patents the electromagnet and becomes the richest man in America.
1807: Mr. Glenn patents the bolt-action rifle.
1809: Mr. Glenn patents the lawnmower.
1811: Mr. Glenn patents the electric motor.
1812: The War of 1812 begins.
1814: Mr. Glenn patents the Morse code, named after local geographer Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) (father of Samuel Morse (1791-1872)).
1815: Mr. Glenn patents solar energy cells and an improvement to the telegraph.
1817: Mr. Glenn patents the fuel cell and the wood pulp paper production method.
1818: Mr. Glenn invents the rap battle as a safer alternative to dueling.
1821: Mr. Glenn patents the pneumatic drill and the elevator, as well as finally creating a practical form of his 1802 patent.
1822: Mr. Glenn patents superphosphate, Portland cement, and reinforced concrete.
1823: Mr. Glenn retires at ￼just 48 years of age, reportedly being tired from all the inventing.
Same as OTL.
1841: Mr. Glenn runs in the 1840 presidential election and wins, becoming the oldest person to take office up to that point. He immediately begins passing new legislation (especially regarding education) and proposing new constitutional amendments, making a great deal of progress.
1842: President Glenn states his intention to cut his term short by one year so that a new president will be inaugurated at the turn of the 20th century. He is quoted as saying: "a new president for a new century"￼. He visits London to improve relations with the United Kingdom and gives some advice to the recently-crowned Queen Victoria (1819-1901).
1843: The Electoral College is abolished for the 1843 presidential election.
1844: James K. Polk (1795-1849) becomes the first US President to be elected by popular vote.
1846: Ex-President Glenn patents the phonograph and the telephone.
1848: Ex-President Glenn patents the light bulb and the bicycle before retiring for the final time.
Same as OTL.
1860: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1892) is inaugurated as the 15th President of the United States with ex-President Glenn's son, Richard Glenn (1816-1904), as his vice-president, causing the secession of the Confederate States of America with Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) as its President.
1861-5: The Civil War happens in the same way as in OTL.￼ Lincoln and his vice president are elected for a second term and Vice President Glenn saves President Lincoln from assassination.
1866-7: Reconstruction proceeds successfully under the leadership of President Lincoln and Vice President Glenn, with racist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan being nipped in the bud. The considerable controversy is also stirred up when it is proposed that the 2nd Amendment be repealed.
1868: President Lincoln steps down despite pleas to run for a third term, and Vice President Glenn is elected the 16th President of the United States. Under his leadership, Reconstruction becomes much more ambitious and breaks down racial barriers enthusiastically. Later, service is set up for US citizens to suggest new laws directly without having to go through the process of writing a personal letter to a congressman.
1869: With Reconstruction almost over, President Glenn Jr. has more time for foreign policy and improves relations with the British Empire.￼ Queen Victoria remembers his father, giving their friendship a good start.
1870-1: The Franco-Prussian War takes place between France and the North German Confederation (dominated by Prussia), causing the various German states to unite as the German Empire. President Glenn Jr. immediately recognizes the new country and visits Berlin, the capital of the new nation, where he is greeted by Crown Prince Frederick (1831-1901), who will someday become Frederick III of Germany. He bears many differences from his father, Kaiser Wilhelm I (1797-1873), who is staunchly militaristic and conservative.
1872: President Glenn Jr. is reelected for his second term. Meanwhile, his son, Fred Glenn (1847-1926), patents the car and the ballpoint pen, continuing his grandfather's scientific career.
1873: Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany is assassinated, making way for his son to become Kaiser Frederick III. President Glenn Jr. attends the funeral and repeatedly warns the new Kaiser that smoking is harmful and will cause cancer, causing the open-minded Frederick to give up smoking, which ends up extending his life 13 years longer than in OTL. Later that year, the Triple Alliance is created between Britain, Germany, and America.
1874: Mr. Glenn patents ￼the airplane and the zipper while President Glenn Jr. begins supporting women's rights.
1875: Mr. Glenn's airplane accomplishes the first powered flight and factories are built to mass-produce it.￼
1876: President Glenn Jr. is reelected for an unprecedented third term.￼
1877: Mr. Glenn patents the vacuum cleaner and improves photographic technology, patenting the first film camera. He spends the next few years focused on finding ways to record sound and color as well as establishing the first movie studio (Glenn Pictures), which leads to him patenting various types of audio equipment in 1881. Meanwhile, the Russo-Turkish War starts when Russian troops enter Ottoman Romania to assist local rebels in gaining independence from the Ottoman Empire. Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece join the Russian side almost immediately.
1878: The United States joins the Russo-Turkish War on the Russian side and invades Ottoman Tripolitania and Ottoman Egypt. British forces later arrive to assist their American allies. Greece, seeing this as a good chance to gain land from their longtime rivals, joins the war on the Russian side and invades Ottoman Crete with help from the British and Americans.
1879: The Ottoman Empire surrenders and the Treaty of Sevastopol￼ is signed. The terms of the treaty are:
- Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece shall gain some land from the Ottoman Empire.
- Romania and Bulgaria shall gain independence.
- The region of Bessarabia, which is predominantly populated by Romanians, will be sold from the Russian Empire to Romania, but the Ottoman Empire shall pay for the land on behalf of Romania.
- The region of Bosnia shall be split between Serbia, an independent Bosniak state, and an independent Croatian state.
- Populations within Bosnia shall be allowed to move to their respective ethnic homelands.
- Ottoman Tripolitania and Ottoman Egypt shall be ceded to the United States.
- Ottoman Sudan and Cyprus shall be ceded to the British Empire.
- The Suez Canal will be under British control.
- The Sinai Peninsula and the Palestine region shall gain independence as a Jewish homeland, with the local Arab population being given the choice of either being deported to the Ottoman Middle East or peacefully integrating with their new Jewish neighbours voluntarily.
- All Armenian ethnic lands in the Caucasus region shall be ceded to Russia as a protectorate known as Armenia.￼ Other Armenian ethnic lands already owned by Russia will also be ceded to Armenia, and the Ottoman Empire will pay for its purchase by Armenia from Russia.
- Kurdistan shall gain independence as a Russian protectorate.
- The Ottoman Empire will not be allowed to start any wars for 30 years.
- The Balkan League, consisting of all Balkan nations, both existing and newly-formed, shall be formed to protect themselves from outside influence.
1880: President Glenn Jr. is reelected yet again while Russia joins the Triple Alliance, making it the Quadruple Alliance.￼ Later that year, a conference is held in Washington to split Africa between Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and America. Spain is angered by not being invited, while a non-aggression pact, set to expire in 1915, is signed between all attendees of the conference in addition to their agreement on the partition of Africa.
1881: A conspiracy against Tsar Alexander II of Russia (1818-1895) is uncovered by American agents, allowing the tsar to continue reigning past his own son's death in 1894 until his own death in 1895, after which his grandson succeeds him as Nicholas II (1868-1948).
1884: After a great deal of planning, the Scramble for Africa begins while President Glenn Jr. is reelected yet again, now with his other son William Glenn (1854-1940) as his vice president. This begins a 10-year period of relative peace during which President Glenn Jr. can focus more on domestic policy and support women's rights.￼
1886: Mr. Glenn patents the refrigerator.￼
1890: On a diplomatic visit to France to relieve tensions, President Glenn Jr. discovers Vincent van Gogh (1853-1927) and his paintings. Van Gogh is offered the opportunity to go to America, where he finds fame and fortune. His suicide is also prevented as his mental state improves as a result.
1894: With tensions rising within Cuba, the US government decides to support Cuban independence, provoking Spain into starting the Spanish-American War.￼ The Spanish are easily defeated, and are later forced to sign the Treaty of Boston, in which the terms are:
- All Spanish-owned Caribbean and Pacific territories are to be ceded to the United States.
- The Canary Islands, the region of Galicia, and all Spanish territories in Africa are ceded to Portugal.
- The Spanish regions of Catalonia, Basque, Andalusia, and Valencia will gain independence and hold democratic elections to determine their form of government.
- All countries on the Iberian Peninsula will form the Iberian League, similar to the Balkan League.￼
The Spanish government initially rejects the treaty as too harsh and attempts to renegotiate it, but they are reminded that they are not in a position to do so when US troops land on the southern coast of Spain. They reluctantly sign the treaty, but remain embittered at their defeat. Meanwhile, Colonel Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) becomes an American icon following his charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba during the war.
1894-5: The Sino-Japanese War is fought between the Chinese Qing Dynasty and the Japanese Empire over influence in the Korean Peninsula. The Japanese emerge victoriously and Korea is transformed into a Japanese protectorate.￼
1895-6: Italy fails to colonize Ethiopia after losing the First Italo-Ethiopian War.
1899: Near the end of his term, President Glenn Jr.￼ meets Queen Victoria one last time before the beginning of the Second Boer War. In this meeting, he advises her to make sure the British army does not perform atrocities such as putting the Boers into concentration camps.
1900: Vice President Glenn replaces his father as president of the United States, with Teddy Roosevelt as his vice president.
1901: President Glenn III negotiates the end to the Second Boer War, with the Boers being deported to the Netherlands. The war affects Britain's international prestige less than it did in OTL due to the British army being ordered not to set up Boer concentration camps.
1903: The Balkan League and Quadruple Alliance begin planning to partition Austria-Hungary.
1904-5: Russia starts and loses the Russo-Japanese War, causing President Glenn III to intervene and mediate a peace treaty. However, despite Russia being in the Quadruple Alliance, he tries to be fair and Russia ends up having to give up any influence over Korea and Manchuria, as well as Sakhalin Island. Later on, Russia pays off part of their war debt to the US by giving up parts of Siberia. A revolution is started by the Russian defeat, but the Russian army manages to suppress it and the tsar is offered some American advisors.
1907: Egypt and Libya are admitted as US states.
1908: The Quadruple Alliance and the Balkan League announce a joint declaration of war on Austria-Hungary, which quickly falls after being attacked from all sides. Austria-Hungary is disbanded in the Treaty of Munich and partitioned according to the 1904 Agreement of Kiel:
- Austria and the Sudetenland region are ceded to Germany.
- Austria will be an autonomous kingdom within Germany, with Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863-1934) as its king.
- Italy will gain Italian ethnic land including South Tyrol.
- Romania will gain Romanian ethnic lands consisting of Transylvania and Bukovina.￼
- Croatia-Bosnia will gain Croatian ethnic lands and be renamed Croatia, with any local minorities being allowed to move to their respective homelands.
- Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Czechia will gain independence.
- Slovenia will be automatically admitted to the Balkan League.￼
- The Sudetenland will be a demilitarized zone to protect Czechia from potential German attacks.
- Galicia will be ceded to Russia.
The sudden shift in the geopolitical situation shocks all of Europe, especially France, which expands its army against the Quadruple Alliance, makes plans to invade the Iberian Peninsula, and begins looking for more allies, preferably with historic grudges against countries in or aligned with the Quadruple Alliance.
1909: Italy joins the Quadruple Alliance, which is then renamed the Group of Five (G5).
1910: Sweden peacefully regains the Åland Islands to ensure they do not ally with France, while Spain leaves the Iberian League and allies with France.
1911: The Ottoman Empire allies with France to reconquer the Balkans while Polish rebels secretly sign a Franco-Polish alliance in Chamonix, near the Franco-Swiss border.
1912: A republican revolution occurs in China, overthrowing the Qing Dynasty. The Republic of China is founded and US troops arrive to help the new government against internal and external threats. China secretly allies with the G5 as gratitude for US support.
1913: After much hesitation, Denmark and the Netherlands join the French bloc. Japan also allies with France to gain more influence in the Far East.
1914: Persia allies with France and the Ottoman Empire to repel Russian and British influence in the region.
1916: The Great War starts when French and Dutch troops enter Belgium to carry out a secretly-agreed partition plan in violation of the 1839 Treaty of London. At the same time, Polish rebels begin an uprising in eastern Germany and western Russia. Following this, the G5 and the Balkan League form the Allies, declaring war on France and all her allies, which are labelled the French Bloc.
Spain launches a joint offensive with France, conquering Basque, Catalonia, and Valencia. However, the Allies also manage to capture some land in western and southern Spain, stretching the frontline from Cantabria to Murcia. Trench warfare begins taking over the Iberian Front as both sides fail to advance. German troops storm into Denmark, causing them to leave the war straight away in a white peace. Italian troops begin setting up defenses and refuse to attack throughout most of the war.
On the Eastern Front, the Polish uprising becomes a real problem for Germany and Russia to handle, but especially Russia, since while Germany only has to deal with some small revolts in their eastern territories, the Russian Empire begins breaking up as the Polish uprising slowly inspires other uprisings throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia, especially in Finland and Ukraine.
On the Western Front, the Netherlands are quickly defeated but continue a fighting retreat throughout Belgium, eventually retreating into France. The French also face the British navy in the English Channel, but the British quickly emerge victorious with assistance from the German navy. The British army tries a landing in northern France, but the invasion is a failure and the Americans tell the British to wait for more reinforcements.
On the Balkan Front, the Balkan League captures Eastern Thrace (including Constantinople) from the Ottoman Empire. The Greeks celebrate as the Greek flag flies on the Hagia Sophia and Ottoman prisoners are driven away. On the Pacific Front, the Japanese navy is able to dominate the Sea of Japan, but the US Navy prevents them from dominating the entire Pacific Ocean. A Japanese offensive into the Russian Far East is also stopped, but not before Vladivostok falls into Japanese hands.
1917: Russia leaves the war as independence movements plague the empire. Polish rebels in Germany gain independence and leave the war to focus on Russia, allowing Germany to continue pushing into France. The Ottoman Empire is plagued by Arab revolts led by the British adventurer T. E. Lawrence￼ (1888-1935) and signs a peace treaty, leaving the war and ceding Eastern Thrace to Greece, which is then renamed the Byzantine Kingdom of Greece. Pre-war borders are restored in the Middle East, with Allied and Ottoman troops evacuating occupied areas. Persia also leaves the war, ceding Kurdish ethnic lands to Kurdistan.
The war continues in the Russian Far East despite Russia leaving the war, but the US Army and Navy beat back the Japanese in several land and sea battles. The Iberian Front begins retreating towards Madrid, so the French and Spanish armies transfer more units there to protect it, but at the cost of allowing Allied troops to advance into southern Valencia and western Basque.
1918: Tsar Nicholas abdicates and is evacuated from St. Petersburg to neutral Sweden as revolutionaries storm the Winter Palace. The Russian Empire is disbanded and numerous countries gain independence, including the former Russian protectorates of Armenia and Kurdistan. Allied troops make a big breakthrough on the Iberian and Western Fronts in addition to a successful landing in Brittany. Spain finally surrenders, followed by France. Japan signs an armistice as well, and the Great War ends. A peace conference is held in Barcelona, resulting in the signing of a peace treaty the following year.
1919: The Treaty of Barcelona is signed. The terms are:
- Spain will be split into Castile and Leon.
- Belgium will still be split between France and the Netherlands.￼
- All signatories of the treaty will recognize all new countries recently independent from Russia, as well as the new Russian government.
- All separate peace treaties will be recognized.
- Pre-war borders will be restored in the Far East.
- Castile, Leon, Japan, the Netherlands, and France will pay war reparations and decrease their army sizes.
- French Algeria is ceded to the United States.
1920: Following the end of the Great War, the Ottoman Empire collapses under the social, political, and economic pressures resulting from losing Constantinople as well as fighting the Arab Revolt. The resulting anarchy makes it impossible to end the chaos for a few years. Meanwhile, the Glenn Family invests heavily in the stock market to capitalize on the post-war economic boom. Following Teddy Roosevelt's death, President Glenn III takes on Teddy's cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) as his new vice president.
1922: Twin siblings Katherine "Kitty" Glenn (1890-1975) and Neville Glenn (1890-1978) release their first album as the musical duo Kitts & Nevis, featuring songs such as Fly Me to the Moon, We'll Meet Again, and Que Sera Sera, beginning a long music career that only ends in 1949 with the 'Follies' album, featuring songs such as Rain of the Roof and When I'm Sixty-Four.
Meanwhile, in Italy, Benito Mussolini (1883-1957) and his Fascist Party take control of Italy promising to re-establish the Roman Empire. For the time being, however, they increase government spending and improve the economy.
￼1923: The Republic of Turkey and the United Arabian Kingdom are created out of the ashes of the Ottoman Empire following a British intervention.
1925: The Republic of China manages to stabilize the country and a Sino-American initiative is begun to make China more governable.
1926: Following their father's death, Kitts and Nevis inherit Glenn Pictures and create Glenn Music Studios, transferring the rights to their music over to the new music production company. The following year, Neville creates a new cartoon character, naming him Mickey Mouse and creating a short film based on him.
1929: In the days and weeks leading up to the Wall Street Crash on October 29, the Glenn Family slowly, steadily, and silently sell off all their stocks. They do it secretly so as to not cause a scandal or mass panic. When the economic crisis begins, the Glenn Family is the first real organization to provide welfare, soup kitchens, and financial support to the public. The US government then begins passing many different pieces of economic legislation designed to prevent such an event from ever happening again.
1930: The reparations payments stipulated in the Treaty of Barcelona are put on hold due to the global economic crisis. International trade begins to be increasingly encouraged.
1931: Due to economic troubles caused by the Wall Street Crash and the resulting Great Depression, the Japanese Empire decides to expand, starting with the Chinese region of Manchuria. However, unlike in OTL, the Chinese military is stronger and has American support. Nonetheless, Japan gives up on diplomacy and continues its conquest of Manchuria, which causes China and the US to declare war on them, starting the Great Pacific War. The Japanese advance into Manchuria is stopped, and soon the Chinese army is entering Korea. The US Navy defeats the Japanese Imperial Navy in multiple naval battles, cementing the Japanese naval inferiority against the US, which was first revealed in the Pacific Front of the Great War.
1932: The Japanese army is expelled from Korea, causing the Japanese government to sign an armistice, which also places limits on their military power. American investment in Japanese industry also begins as a result. Korea gains independence as a Western-style democracy much like China is becoming. Some northeastern regions of Korea are ceded to China.
1934: The Chinese Confederation is created as a result of Sino-American efforts to improve Chinese government administration. Manchuria is created as the first of the new constituent republics of the new confederation, while Tibet is integrated peacefully into the new confederation. Over the next 15 years, more republics are created in the inland areas of China, enabling peace and stability throughout the country.
1935-7: Italy attempts to invade Ethiopia for the second time in 40 years. Initially confident that their advanced technology will be able to defeat the Ethiopian army's bows and arrows, they lose the Second Italo-Ethiopian War after the British close the Suez Canal and stop Italian army supplies from getting through. Mussolini, now deemed a failure, is voted out of office despite his dictatorial powers. The Fascist Party is sidelined and remains so following Mussolini's death in 1957.
1938: Cuba and Puerto Rico are admitted as US states.
1939: Algeria is admitted as a US state.
Relatively peaceful. The Great Depression is slowly ended by Vice President Roosevelt, who takes office after President Glenn III's death a few weeks prior to the 1940 presidential election. After President Roosevelt dies 5 years later, his vice president takes office and life goes on. In 1947, Alaska and Hawaii are admitted as US states.
1953: A few years after Kitts & Nevis release their farewell album, Vincent Glenn (1928-2015) and his band, Vincent and the Grenadines, release an album filled with hits such as Johnny B. Goode, Jailhouse Rock, and Hound Dog. Aside from him, the most popular member of the band is Elvis Presley (1935-1977).￼
1957: India gains independence from the British Empire, beginning a long process of decolonization which results in the end of all the old European colonial empires.
1960: Mark Glenn (1925-2014), Vincent's cousin and the then-CEO of Glenn Pictures (now known as Glenn Movie Studios) unveils a new TV series named Doctor Who, starring British actor William Hartnell (1908-1975) as the Doctor. The theme song is difficult to produce, but ultimately proves to be extremely popular.
1961: Vincent goes to Liverpool and discovers an up-and-coming band called the Beatles, at the time comprised of John Lennon (1940-), Paul McCartney (1942-), George Harrison (1943-2001), and Pete Best (1941-). He leaves the Grenadines after offering to become the Beatles'￼ production manager.
1962: The Beatles recruit an event manager, Brian Epstein (1934-1967), and a producer, George Martin (1926-2016). Some convincing is required, but the Beatles are ready to record their first album by the end of the year when they are signed to Glenn Music Studios' Parlophone label.
1963: During the production of the Beatles' debut album Please Please Me, George Martin replaces Pete Best with Richard Starkey (1940-), better known as Ringo Starr. On the album, Vincent includes a song from his Grenadine days, Twist and Shout, but generally encourages the Beatles to sing their own songs.￼ Later that year, a second album, With the Beatles, is released. Vincent makes sure the release of singles is minimized in favor of putting more songs on albums.
￼1964: A Hard Day's Night and Beatles for Sale are released. A Hard Day's Night is also used as the soundtrack for a movie by the same name which also stars the Beatles themselves.
1965: Help! and Rubber Soul is released. The movie Help! is made with a different story where the Beatles go on a musical adventure with the second regeneration of the Doctor, played by Patrick Troughton (1920-1987).
1966: The Revolver album is released and the Beatles stop touring. Vincent prevents John from saying certain religiously offensive remarks, saving the group from the trouble of a scandal. The Beatles then go on a vacation for a few months, which Vincent uses to record and release a solo album titled Sounds of Summer, containing songs that will later be used in the 1990's cartoon Phineas and Ferb.
1967: After returning from their vacation, the Beatles begin work on their new album, titled Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It is released as a double album, as the Beatles have too many new songs to fit on a normal album, especially with contributions from Vincent, namely Bohemian Rhapsody and I Can't Decide.￼ When I'm Sixty-Four is also included on the album as a callback to Kitts & Nevis.
1968: Vincent releases an alternate history novel titled The Man in the High Castle, which depicts a world in which his family never entered politics and history went the same way as in OTL up to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The novel depicts a communist nuclear wasteland in the aftermath of World War 3. This inspires two songs on the Beatles' self-titled next album, namely Back in the USSR and Revolution. Vincent also contributes We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions to the new album.
1969: The Beatles are about to begin production of the Abbey Road album when Vincent stops them and convinces them to finish the Get Back project first, which ends up creating the Let It Be album, with the title track being contributed by Vincent. Towards the end of the year, production of Abbey Road starts up again, causing the album to be released the following year.
1970: Abbey Road is released, with Octopus' Garden, Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, and several other songs being contributed by Vincent. The album ends up getting released as a double album similar to Sgt. Pepper's, with numerous contributions from every member of the band, including Vincent. The Beatles do not break up, and instead take another break from recording. Vincent then takes this time to record Sounds of Summer Vol. 2, which just like its predecessor would someday be used on Phineas and Ferb.
1971: After returning from their second vacation, the Beatles release a triple album titled All Things Must Pass, named after one of George's songs.
1972-4: The Beatles release several more successful albums. John's contributions steadily lessen as his creative inspiration starts slipping away somewhat.
1973: The Glenn Family Corporation creates the Apple technology label.
1975-6: Vincent and John start working on a new album separately from the rest of the Beatles, who apparently agree that John should try to recover his creativity separately from the rest of them.
1977: On the Beatles' 20th anniversary special one-time concert, John performs a dance routine to the title track from his new solo album, titled Billie Jean (Thriller is not written) and written entirely by Vincent. Despite having written none of the songs from the new album, John performs the dance routine perfectly, especially a dance move Vincent calls the moonwalk.
1980: Vincent writes yet another complete album for John, titled Bad. The album is a hit, especially the title track and Smooth Criminal.
1982: John releases his third and final solo album, Dangerous, featuring songs such as Remember the Time and Black or White, before rejoining the Beatles with a fresh mood.
1983: Following the release of his hit album, An Innocent Man, featuring songs like The Longest Time and Uptown Girl, Billy Joel is invited to collaborate with the Beatles. He gladly accepts, excited and honored to be associated with the most successful band in all of human history.
1985: The Simpsons premiers on TV.￼ Back to the Future is released in cinemas.
1986: Vincent starts a children's book series, titled My Little Pony, about a magical pony land named Equestria. The stories are about two sisters named Celestia and Luna who save Equestria repeatedly and make many friends along the way.
1987: Back to the Future Part II is released.
1988: Back to the Future Part III is released.
1989: Futurama and Family Guy premier on TV.
1992: Back to the Future Part IV is released.
1993: Phineas and Ferb premiers on TV.￼
1994: Back to the Future Part V is released.
1995: American Dad! premiers on TV.￼
2001: World peace is agreed upon when a global treaty of disarmament and non-aggression is signed. Decolonisation finally ends with the final colonies gaining independence.
2005: My Little Pony is made into a cartoon.
2007: Miraculous Ladybug premiers on TV. In 2010, a crossover is made between it, My Little Pony, Doctor Who, and Back to the Future, with cameos from other franchises.