Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller and other early 20th century industry giants take it upon themselves to redesign the US educational system.
Iraq – The German-controlled Baghdad Railway Company gains permission from the Ottoman to build a railway from Konya, Turkey to Baghdad, Iraq. The project would give Germans access to rich Iraqi oil fields as well as bypass the British-controlled Suez Canal. The railway becomes a major cause of WW1.
Philippines – Unable to bring looted gold stolen from all over Southeast Asia, Japanese forces hide the loot in the Philippines. The secretive Golden Lily organization oversees the building of complex underground tunnels. The engineers along with slave POW workers are buried alive with the treasure.
Bretton Woods, NH – The 44 Allied nations meet to plan the post-war world. US exploits position as sole superpower to create the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund. (IMF)
Langley, VA – The CIA recruits over 400 journalists from news organizations, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Reuters, Associated Press, Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, Time and Life Magazines. The op finances the 1954 animated version of Orwell’s Animal Farm. In 1948, Frank Wisner was appointed director of the Office of Special Projects (OSP). Soon(…)