'''The Year of Chaos'''
* '''January 13''' The first baby is born with the condition that will later be described as Unexplained Genetic Expression.
* '''January''' The Mexican government dissolves in the wake of VITAS outbreaks. Hundreds of thousands of refugees swarm the US border. {{src}} p. 25''Sixth World Almanac'' claims April 7
* United Kingdom's Sizewell B nuclear power station suffers a critical meltdown. 7,800 people die within the first month and nearly 80,000 will die of various cancers over the next thirty years.{{src}} p. 17
* A nuclear power plant in Dounreay, United Kingdom, suffers a meltdown, creating the Scottish Irradiated Zone.''Ibid.''
* The Auvergne volcano in France erupts.
* '''February''' The IRA kills forty-four soldiers of the British Parachute Regiment in Coalisland.{{src}} pg. 29
* '''February 9''' The Black Tide hits the North Sea coast, killing thousands and displacing millions in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Denmark and Norway. Half a million people eventually die from the Black Tide's effects.{{src}} pg. 10
* '''February 20''' The first mana storm sweeps across the Australian Outback.
* '''March''' The IRA kills thirty-one soldiers of the British Parachute Regiment in Ulster.{{src}} pg. 29
* '''March 14''' ''Newsweek'' magazine is the first media outlet that describes UGE babies as "elves" and "dwarfs."
* '''April 14''' The IRA destroys the British SAS base in Belfast, killing thirteen operators and eleven Protestant paramilitaries.{{src}} pg. 30
* '''May''' Beginning now and for the next three years, numerous UGE children disappear, are given up for adoption, or simply abandoned.
* '''July''' Operation Discovery, a clandestine eight-man mission to Mars, makes planetfall and begins its survey.{{src}} p. 52
* '''August 15''' The Indonesian government collapses following VITAS and several volcanic eruptions.
* '''November 18''' A tribe of yeti is conclusively identified in Nepal.
* '''December 24''' The Awakening.
** The great eastern dragon Ryumyo appears on Mount Fuji.
** Under the cover of a fierce storm, Daniel Howling Coyote leads a walk-out of the Abilene detainment camp. Guards attempt to stop him, but their bullets bounce off a glowing field. Coleman leads his people into the storm, leaving no trace.
** The main cabin of the primary Operation Discovery module suffers a catastrophic malfunction and crashes on Mars, killing five of the eight astronauts. The survivors begin the return to Earth in the command capsule.
** 000001 - Saeletra makes its one and only appearance.{{src}} ?
* '''December 26''' Manalines and Power Sitesstanding stones re-emerge all over Britain. The Great Dragons Celedyr is sighted over Caerleon.{{src}} p. 18