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15 August 1956: Skynet Arises
On August 15th, 1956, the "Battle of Palmdale" marked the first battle between humanity and Skynet. An aerial drone rampaged across the skies of Los Angeles and proved unstoppable, with no less than 208 rockets failing to bring it down. Eventually, its mission complete (or, well, fuel exhausted) it burrowed underground (crashed) to await Skynet's call.

The aftermath included a 350-acre wildfire and many sets of soiled underwear on the ground, since those unguided air-to-air rockets rained across the landscape. No one was killed, but one must assume the machines were only lulling us into complacency.

Reference: Battle of Palmdale
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

"Everbody's always in favor of saving Hitler's brain, but when you put it in the body of a great white shark, oh, suddenly you've gone too far." -- Professor Farnsworth, Futurama
Here's another incident, from the archives.

"I'd much rather see you on my side, than scattered into... atoms." Ming the Merciless, Ruler of the Universe

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