- Febuary 6 USA: The Seattle Police Department goes on strike. 
- Febuary 7 USA: Seattle Governor Lindstrom declares the Seattle Police strike illegal. He promptly fires the entire SPD and contracts Lone Star Security Services to replace it.
- March 31 GERMANY: The German Parliament officially departs the violence-plagued city of Berlin, completing the year-long move of the German capital to Hanover.
- April 8 US: Marlene Weiss offically withdrew from the Council of Denver, taking with her all American citizens in the Free Zone's government. The Council of Denver is rendered temporarily powerless due to the Treaty having no provision for a quorum with less than full attendance. Construction begins on an "autonomous defense zone" around the United States section of Denver. 
- April 29 GERMANY: Riots break out across Berlin as the city descends into anarchy, leaving 14 people dead, more than 2,000 injured, 14,000 arrested, and causing billions of Deutsche Marks in damages.
- May 30 USA: In Los Angeles, California, the Watts district is nearly leveled by a riot which formed when rumors surface that MLK-Drew Medical Center is hording VITAS 2 serum. By the time the fighting ends, the death toll stands at 23 soldiers, 89 police and 619 civilians.
- June 2 ANYI: After seeing its numbers reduced to about fifteen thousand—mostly orks and trolls—by VITAS, the troll King Kouame banishes the remaining humans, dwarfs, and elves to create a troll and ork-only nation.
- June 21 FRANCE: An unearthly fog, dubbed “the Mist,” covers large rural areas of Brittany The Mist disrupts magic and attracts paranatural animals. Humans and metahumans caught in the Mist experience overwhelming fear and become lost, causing thousands of people go missing, including the entire population of several towns. The Mist will end up covering most of the region for the next five years.
- July 16 USA: Frances Daniels, a PhD in engineering and a fourth dan black belt in ki-akido, demonstrates a new form of magic. Instead of casting spells, he enhances his body’s physical abilities.
- July 18 USA: Senator Franklin Moss becomes enraged at Senator Victor Sanchez during a debate over metahuman rights. He challenges his opponent, a known sharpshooter, to a duel. His death the following morning is widely televised and later sold on several video formats.
- August 28 USA: The Metahuman Bill of Rights is passed in Texas; it guarantees voting privileges, equality in housing, medical care, education, and fair employment for all metahumans.
- September 1 USA: In the Seattle Metroplex, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) creates the Fort Lewis Zoological Gardens to explore Goblinization and paranormal changes in animals.
- Humanis Policlub is founded.
- The United States Supreme Court grants equal rights to metahumans.
- In Fatima, Portugal, during a visit by Pope John XXV, an apparition of the Virgin Mary appears before thousands of witnesses. This event reinforces the Pope's declaration against metahumans and further pushes the Portuguese Catholic community into a conservative mindset. 
- The ICC moves to the Freedom space habitat, renames itself the Corporate Court, and grants itself authority over all extraterritorial corporations.
- Kenneth Brackhaven goblinizes into an ork. His father Charles has him murdered and brainwashes and surgically alters a SINless orphan into believing he's Kenneth. Officially, Kenneth's goblinization went into remission.
- Neuro-interface software engineer Moira Thornton invents the synthlink.