*Simsense is commercially implemented for the first time.
*After a prolonged succession dispute, George Edward Richard Windsor-Hanover becomes King George VIII in United Kingdom.
*Pope John XXV issues the ''Imago Dei'' encyclical Metahumans have souls and are capable of salvation. Magical abilities are not inherently evil. Spirits are manifestations of nature (gray area).
*The USA presidential election is held across the Internet for the first time, using the experimental electronic voting system. William Jarman is reelected President of the United States. This is possible because the recently passed 29th Amendment allows more than two terms.
*Theobald Sarentin appears, agitating for a separate Elf state with Allied German States.