* '''January 30''' Switzerland passes the Metahuman Segregation Law (MSL), stripping metahumans of their civil rights and citizenship.
* '''Spring''' Race riots occur around the world.
* Los Angeles is rocked by gang warfare, eventually suppressed by National Guardsmen. The city's worst slums are walled off, soon renamed "El Infierno" by local residents.
* '''March 25''' An assassin with ties to anti-metahuman groups kills Dunkelzahn's interpreter John Timmons in the Great Dragon's presence. Dunkelzahn immediately obliterates the assassin.
* '''April 18''' Opposed to the MSL, several Swiss-French cantons secede from Switzerland to form the Confederatión Suisse Francophone.
* '''April 26''' Construction begins on the Aztechnology Pyramid in Seattle.
* '''May 5''' The ORO Corporation renames itself Aztechnology as part of a massive image rebranding that coincides the adoption of Aztec symbolism and culture within Aztlan.
* '''August 18''' The Great DragonSchwartzkopf begins lecturing at the University of Prague after the school adds arcane studies to its curriculum.
* '''August 19''' The Johns Hopkins Institute of Health is revealed to have been performing unethical experiments on metahumans. The US government pulls federal funding from the institute, which continues as an independent for-profit corporation.
* '''September 15''' The Federal Communications Commission is disbanded and the Internetwork Transmission Control Council (ITCC) succeeds it as "a self-regulating oversight body for the responsible management of the communications industry." This comes to include the networks that made up the Internet as well as the content. (mat.13)
* '''Autumn''' VITAS 2 claims another 10 percent of the world population.
* '''October''' The German federal government relocates from Berlin to Hannover.
* '''October 15''' Cuba, Jamaica, Grenada, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands join together to form the Caribbean League.
* '''October 24''' The Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand form the Australia and New Zealand Allied Confederation (ANZAC).
* '''November 19''' The electronic news magazine ''Data'' coins the term "Awakening."
* Several Germanymages form the Doctor Faustus Society to campaign for scientific recognition of hermetic magic.