Taking up from the key points
May 11 1812
Earth passes through a cloud of space bourne matter
Speculation as to the nature and effect of this phenomenon had been rife for weeks with various claims and counterclaims made by religious, mystical and scientific groups
for the effects tat the cloud would have.
In the end the event was rather overshadowed by the murder of the British Prime Minister Spencer Percival By John Bellingham
During Bellinghams Case the jury rejected the Defenses claim that Bellinghams wits had been addled by the cloud and condemned him to death
1870 - 1900
Whilst it's never been proved that these where anything more than normal people in hindsight it's easy to see the likes of Adam Adamant, Richard Burton, Alister Crowley, Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes, and many others as precursors o the super powered individuals of today.
Aug 29 1910
Japan Annexes Korea
Tales of an un killable Japanese Officer who leads his troops int each city they take filter out. The propaganda involving this soldier has as much to do with the victory as any other factor.
October 20 1911
Italians Capture Tripoli and Benghazi from the Turks
Tales of a group of unnaturally strong Italians that contribute to the fall of Benghazi are investigated closely by British Intelligence
Jan 27 1913
Jim Thorpe is stripped of his medals
Jm THorpe of North Carolina had won the Decathlon and Pentathlon during the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Dubbed "the greatest athlete in the world" he was stripped of his titles and struck from the records of the games allegedly for accepting a $25 payment to appear in a baseball game.
Rumors persist of something more ominous behind the decision