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- Albert Einstein completes his Special Theory of Relativity, invalidating the concept of ether. The Sons of Ether leave the Technocratic Union, and seek membership in the Council of Nine Mystic Traditions. The Royal Ethernautical Society threatens to tell the public about the Order of Reason's 19th century space program unless it is left alone. Etherites attend a Symposium to hammer out their Scientific Ethos.
- Japan has a military victory against Russia, strengthening the political position of the military.
- Two rail lines meet in Jean, Nevada. The occasion is commemorated with an act of sympathetic magic, the driving of a golden spike.
- May 15: The railroad establishes "Las Vegas Land and Water," with 1,200 city lots advertised as prime real estate. By the end of the day, only 200 lots remain and the railroad walks away $265,000 richer. Considered the official founding of the city of Las Vegas.