- Nunavut, the Inuit territory in northern Canada, is dissolved in accordance with the Nepean Act.
- January 20: The US federal government seizes all Native American lands. 
- February 10: A new virus is discovered in India; symptoms of infection include severe allergic reactions that eventually kill by asphyxiation. The disease is called Kali's Harvest in India where it killed 450 million people; the rest of the world will come to know it as Virally-Induced Toxic Allergy Syndrome (VITAS). VITAS will kill a quarter of the worlds population over the next two years, including Pope John Paul III. 
- Keruba International achieves extraterritoriality and begins competing with BMW.
- June 22: The French economy finally breaks under the strain of VITAS, ending the country's resistance to the new corporate culture.
- September 16: Michel Beloit buys and restructures BMW, integrating it with Saeder Munitions and Krupp Manufacturing, into what would become Saeder-Krupp. 
- October 28: 10.5 million of the 14 million inhabitants of Madagascar have died from VITAS by this time. 
- October 31: Quebec secedes from Canada.
- Maria Kapatelis, daughter of Greek shipping magnate Stavros Kapatelis, is kidnapped. Her father pays the ransom of ten million American dollars, but she is never returned; the only kidnapper the authorities could locate is killed in a firefight.
- The Yakuza of Seattle is given official recognition as the Dungeness Crabs of the 87th Prefecture by the oyabun of the Watada-rengo in Chiba, Japan. This approval of and support for their activities allows the Seattle Yakuza to grow rapidly and expand its operations.
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