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This thing, let's call it 'The Knox Event', feels like a powder keg.
— Judge Matt Hass

The Knox Event is used to refer to the zombie outbreak that occurs prior to and throughout the game. The event first takes place around Muldraugh and West Point, Kentucky. The incident is considered to have begun on the 4th of July, 1993, American Day of Independence. Just two days later the military evacuated residences from around the affected area and set up blockades in what is now known as the Knox Evacuation. The affected area is given the name: the Exclusion Zone, with the primary camp being south of Louisville.

Timeline

Date Event(s)
Weeks prior
  • Foul smell in the air first noticed.
July 1, 1993 (Day -8)
July 4, 1993 (Day -5)
  • Americans celebrate Independence Day.
July 6, 1993 (Day -3)
  • 0600 EDT: US military blocks roads in area of Kentucky nicknamed 'Knox Country'. No reason is given. Areas within blockade include Muldraugh, West Point, Brandenburg, and Fort Knox itself.[1]
  • 1100 EDT: Military personnel erect fences and checkpoints within the Knox Exclusion Zone. Entrance and exit are forbidden. Reports of residents being turned away at gunpoint.[2]
  • 1320 EDT: Personnel in hazmat gear are seen within the Exclusion Zone. Air activity increases.[3]
  • 1800 EDT: Military clears traffic and members of the public from perimeter of Exclusion Zone. Some residents sleep in their cars, others walk north along highway to Louisville.[4]
  • 2300 EDT: Lightning storms over Louisville. No rain reported.[5]
July 7, 1993 (Day -2)
  • 0900 EDT: Phoneline outage continues within Exclusion Zone. Communication with Zone remains impossible. Knox Telecommunications provides no comment.[6]
  • 1045 EDT: Fort Knox and Fort Campbell cancel leave for military personnel.[7]
  • 1200 EDT: Kentucky Governor Cal Fairweather claims he is "in the dark like everyone else" regarding rumors of illness outbreak inside the Exclusion Zone.[8]
  • 1615 EDT: White House Press Secretary denies President's early return from G7 summit in Tokyo related to Knox situation.[9]
  • 2300 EDT: Unusually bright meteor shower spotted over Kentucky.[10]
July 8, 1993 (Day -1)
  • 0900 EDT: Phoneline outage continues within Exclusion Zone. Communication with Zone remains impossible. Knox Telecommunications provides no comment.[11]
  • 1330 EDT: Reports of "mild sickness" spreading among some who have been left inside the Exclusion Zone.[12]
  • 1400 EDT: White House representatives claim military maneuvers part of 'long held and long term strategy' to deal with 'security events and localized contamination'.[13]
  • 1455 EDT: President heavily criticized by Republicans in Congress for a lack of statement on the Knox Event.[14]
  • 1745 EDT: More military personnel arrive from Fort Campbell. No-fly zone established over Knox.[15]
July 9, 1993 (Day 0)
  • Game begins, three days after the Knox Evacuation.
  • 0900 EDT: Rumors of continued escalation of the infection. The exact details remain unknown to the public. Civilian channels spread fear and concern.[16]
  • 1100 EDT: General John McGrew, commander of Knox Zone personnel, appeals for calm, confirms sickness within Zone leads to "panic and confusion" but claims no evidence of fatalities.[17]
  • 1500 EDT: Gunshots heard within the Exclusion Zone close to the border perimeter.[18]
  • 1800 EDT: President issues statement, states faith in military, General McGrew, and Center for Disease Control to control 'Knox Virus'.[19]
  • 2330 EDT: Former CDC official Dr. Jeff Galbraithe claims chronic CDC underfunding and bureaucratic infighting will hamper response to Knox outbreak.[20]
July 10, 1993 (Day 1)
  • 0930 EDT: Professor Jake Wilson, working with the military, claims transmission of the illness has 'slowed'.[21]
  • 1200 EDT: The CDC criticizes Dr. Jeff Galbraithe for claims, say Galbraithe trying to 'score points due to his dismissal following Raleigh outbreak.'[22]
  • 1330 EDT: The CDC retracts their previous statement, which they say was "released without authorization. We all respect Dr. Galbraithe's candor, along with his many major achievements during his years at the CDC."[23]
  • 1500 EDT: UK Prime Minister criticizes US President for a 'near complete lack of clarity' about the Knox Event.[24]
  • 1600 EDT: Unrest in Washington as protestors demand answers about Knox Event. Proposed march on White House canceled as police make arrests.[25]
July 11, 1993 (Day 2)
  • 0000 EDT: Anger brews throughout US about lack of information on the 'Knox Event'. Riots in Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles.[26]
  • 0515 EDT: President gives statement denouncing riots, claims he will provide "full information" about Knox Event when he has it.[27]
  • 0900 EDT: Waves of panic buying throughout the US. Shortages of many major goods, including toilet paper.[28]
  • 1230 EDT: European Community advises member states to close internal and external borders.[29]
  • 1330 EDT: World Health Organization advises all non-military or medical flights worldwide to be grounded from 6pm. The move is criticized by airlines, but all say they will comply with the advice.[30]
  • 1335 EDT: Stock markets plunge worldwide following WHO advice.[31]
  • 1400 EDT: President issues statement calling WHO's advice "economically unsound" and that Knox Event "is contained".[32]
  • 1930 EDT: Knox Exclusion Zone boundary widened. More residents forcibly displaced as peacekeeping forces are deployed throughout the US. A quarantine camp within the Exclusion Zone is abandoned with its holding cells left unlocked.[33]
July 12, 1993 (Day 3)
  • 0000 EDT: Riots in many American cities. At least one killed in New York, many injured in Miami. Military personnel are called in to help police.[34]
  • 0815 EDT: Civilian radio transmission comes from within Zone, alleges situation much more serious than military claims. Accusations of sniper fire on civilians are made.[35]
  • 0830 EDT: President announces curfew in major cities from 6pm this evening.[36]
  • 0917 EDT: Major earthquake strikes off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan.[37]
  • 1200 EDT: US military set up temporary installations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and other cities.[38]
  • 1800 EDT: Curfew comes into effect in major cities across US.[39]
  • 1900 EDT: New wave of panic unleashed by photo from West Point, in Knox Event Zone. Photo shows young man, dismembered but still living, in street full of dead bodies. Interference from an unknown source impacts radio and television broadcasts.[40]
July 13, 1993 (Day 4)
  • 1100 EDT: Media interviews with numerous survivors released from military captivity within Zone paint grim picture of hundreds of infected "hunting" the living, spreading the infection through bites and other acts of extreme violence.[41]
  • 1215 EDT: 38 nations issue joint statement through United Nations denouncing "complete lack of clarity" from American authorities over details of the Knox Event.[42]
  • 1530 EDT: Vatican City's Swiss Guard orders all visitors to the city to evacuate and the city to be closed, against the wishes of the Pope.[43]
  • 1600 EDT: Curfew announced for Chicago, San Diego, Baltimore.[44]
  • 1700 EDT: Saudi Arabia announces Mecca, Islam's holiest city, will be evacuated and "secured".[45]
  • 1930 EDT: General McGrew gives speech, states there is "no need for further panic", sufferers are "not deceased", and search for cure is ongoing.[46]
July 14, 1993 (Day 5)
  • 0130 EDT: President leaves White House, passing through angry crowds.[47]
  • 0800 EDT: A protest by residents inside Exclusion Zone results in shooting of two unarmed individuals.[48]
  • 1100 EDT: Violence between military personnel and trapped Knox residents. Numerous fatalities, mostly civilian.[49]
  • 1200 EDT: White House releases pre-recorded statement by the President asking for calm, saying 'deliberate action' will soon be taken in the Knox Zone.[50]
  • 1500 EDT: Despite heavy live fire, large numbers of infected, attracted by sounds of battle, reach Exclusion Zone's border fence. Minor breaches occur in fence.[51]
  • 1700 EDT: The sounds of battle continue to attract infected to the border fence. Larger breaches occur in the fence. Some military units begin pulling back. Panic ripples through border camp.[52]
  • 1900 EDT: Ongoing sounds of battle attract thousands of infected from a large area of the Exclusion Zone. Military has limited success in corraling and splintering hordes. Panic in Louisville suburbs.[53]
July 15, 1993 (Day 6)
  • 0700 EDT: Intense overnight battles near Knox Boundary camp fail to stop tide of infected. Military begins pulling back north. [54]
  • 0800 EDT: Some localized successes by bands of armed citizens, aided by soldiers defying evacuation order, in fighting small groups of the infected.[55]
  • 0900 EDT: First reports of people falling sick with what is assumed to be the 'Knox Virus', without being bitten.[56]
  • 1000 EDT: Numerous camp survivors shot or beaten to death by angry mobs for showing signs of sickness.[57]
  • 1600 EDT: Growing number of reports of 'Knox Virus' symptoms among military personnel and survivors from Boundary camp who avoided being bitten.[58]
  • 1800 EDT: First carriers of 'aerial strain' of Knox Infection die and 'turn'. Many are already inside Louisville, or over the Ohio bridge. At least 95% of camp survivors and Zone military personnel ill. Hasty quarantines. Summary executions.[59]
July 16, 1993 (Day 7)
  • 0500 EDT: White House issues advice 'not to panic', for population to stay in their homes. The location of the President is unknown.[60]
  • 1000 EDT: Majority of Louisville's population now ill with the Knox sickness. Thousands 'turning' every hour. Hospitals overrun.[61]
  • 1200 EDT: Bridges over the Ohio river are demolished by the military. Hundreds of civilians are killed.[62]
  • 1415 EDT: The British Queen elects to stay behind in Windsor Castle, as Royal Family evacuates to unknown location.[63]
July 17, 1993 (Day 8)
  • 0830 EDT: Knox illness confirmed in: Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. Norfolk, Newcastle, and London, England. Mogadishu, Somalia. Seoul, South Korea, Okinawa, Japan.[64]
  • 1200 EDT: Recorded broadcast from General McGrew broadcast nationally, to the few immune to the 'second wave' of the Knox Event illness. Says these are 'dark days' but we will prevail. The broadcast repeats on subsequent days.[65]
July 18, 1993 (Day 9)
  • 0830 EDT Knox illness confirmed in: New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Tokyo.[66]
  • 1030 EDT Belgian troops take position in their country's array of Liège forts for the first time since the Second World War, with orders to prevent unauthorized traffic from Germany by any means necessary.[67]
  • 1300 EDT The governor of Hong Kong announces that the deteriorating situation in Great Britain does not mean its overseas territory can risk further exposure to the Knox Infection by providing assistance.[68]
  • 1400 EDT Most American radio and television programs cease, or are replaced with an Emergency Broadcast.[69]
July 19, 1993 (Day 10)
  • 0505 EDT National Guard units in New York attempt to secure the prison complex on Riker's Island.[70]
  • 0800 EDT The Australian Prime Minister looks visibly ill during a press conference.[71]
  • 0915 EDT North Korea destroys bridges and blocks roads linking it with China.[72]
  • 0930 EDT Triage stations in Torrejón Air Base are overrun with refugees from the Spanish capital of Madrid.[73]
  • 1000 EDT Istanbul's emergency services make use of nearby islands by establishing an evacuation center in the Maiden's Tower, while Kınalıada becomes a disposal ground for infected corpses.[74]
  • 1200 EDT The Knox Infection is spotted in Gezira, Roda Island, Qorsa, and other regions within Cairo, Egypt.[75]
  • 1500 EDT The Russian Government leaves Moscow for Mount Yamantau.[76]
July 20, 1993 (Day 11)
  • 0518 EDT The Knox Infection is spreading uncontrollably across the planet.[77]
  • 0800 EDT The Seikan Tunnel is destroyed by the Japanese military, leaving thousands trapped on both Hokkaido Island and the mainland.[78]
  • 1000 EDT South Korea destroys Hangang Bridge.[79]
  • 1300 EDT The Los Angeles Port suffers massive damage from the military destroying an oil tanker suspected to contain infected people.[80]
July 21, 1993 (Day 12)
  • 0545 EDT Strategically critical battles against infected hordes occur around the world.[81]
  • 0900 EDT Core members of the Thai Government attempt evacuation via helicopter to Bhubing Palace. Their fate is unknown.[82]
  • 1300 EDT Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian region of Germany falls to the airborne Knox Infection due to an immune resident's misidentified laceration.[83]
  • 1530 EDT Intense fighting with the infected occurs within the vicinity of the Castle of the Moors near Lisbon, Portugal.[84]
July 22, 1993 (Day 13)
  • 0700 EDT The Wilanów Palace in Warsaw, Poland catches fire.[85]
  • 0900 EDT Evacuated officials attempt to reestablish a French capital at the island of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy.[86]
  • 1200 EDT Knox sickness now found in every nation on Earth.[87]
July 23, 1993 (Day 14)
  • 0900 EDT Armed forces in Buenos Aires, Argentina fall back to a defensive perimeter around the neighborhood of Puerto Madero.[88]
  • 1000 EDT The Dutch Government resorts to mass-flooding Amsterdam in an attempt to slow the infection.[89]
  • 1146 EDT Millions of refugees accelerate the Knox Infection's spread.[90]
July 24, 1993 (Day 15)
July 25, 1993 (Day 16)
  • 0800 EDT Fires blaze in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. Refugee boats are spotted moving both to and from the island.[92]
  • 1221 EDT Cries of horror flood the world's airwaves as they begin to go silent.[93]
July 26, 1993 (Day 17)
  • 1000 EDT The Forbidden City in China is confirmed to be overrun with the infected. Contact is lost with the Central Military Commission.[94]
July 27, 1993 (Day 18)
July 28, 1993 (Day 19)
  • 1200 EDT Almost everyone falls to the Knox Infection. Only small groups of immune survivors remain.[96]

Rumored outbreak causes

  • A bad smell had been in the air for weeks before the blockade went up, many believe that's how you get sick, once it gets in your lungs, you're done.
    "You can smell it in the air. Something's smelled bad for weeks, it gets into your lungs. That's what's behind it." - Christian: Caller on KnoxTalk
  • Many people believe something in the Spiffo's meat is the cause of the outbreak; the next evolutionary step for Mad Cow disease.
    "I've been warning people for years. It's in the meat. We've been feeding our cows on their own kind. Misfolded prions. Brain matter fed back into the food chain. These prions have been building up in countless generations of cattle. This is quite clearly a neurological disorder." - Professor Peter Endsleigh
  • Religious folk believe that Man is paying for their sins, and that this is the work of God.
    "The end is at hand. America has sinned. Every day I look to our streets and I see depravity and wickedness. A nation tainted by perverts and sinners." - Pastor Samuels
  • The outbreak occurring so close to Independence Day can't be a coincidence, it must be terrorism.
    "Terrorism. Terrorism is my point. They've been coming for us for years. This is their moment." - Francine: Caller on KnoxTalk

See also

External links

References

  1. The Knox Event in Real Time (Archived): "July 6, 1993, 0600 EDT.

    US military blocks roads in area of Kentucky nicknamed 'Knox Country'. No reason is given. Areas within blockade include Muldraugh, West Point, Brandenburg, and Fort Knox itself."
  2. The Knox Event in Real Time (Archived): "July 6, 1993, 1100 EDT.

    Military personnel erect fences and checkpoints within the Knox Exclusion Zone. Entrance and exit are forbidden. Reports of residents being turned away at gunpoint."
  3. The Knox Event in Real Time (Archived): "July 6, 1993, 1320 EDT.

    Personnel in hazmat gear are seen within the Exclusion Zone. Air activity increases."
  4. The Knox Event in Real Time (Archived): "July 6, 1993, 1800 EDT.

    Military clears traffic and members of the public from perimeter of Exclusion Zone.

    Some residents sleep in their cars, others walk north along highway to Louisville."
  5. The Knox Event in Real Time (Archived): "July 6, 1993, 2300 EDT.

    Lightning storms over Louisville.

    No rain reported."
  6. The Knox Event in Real Time (Archived): "July 7, 1993, 0900 EDT.

    Phoneline outage continues within Exclusion Zone. Communication with Zone impossible.

    Knox Telecommunications provides no comment."
  7. The Knox Event in Real Time (Archived): "July 7, 1993, 1045 EDT.

    Fort Knox and Fort Campbell cancel leave for military personnel."
  8. The Knox Event in Real Time (Archived): "July 7, 1993, 1200 EDT.

    Kentucky Governor Cal Fairweather claims he is "in the dark like everyone else" regarding rumors of illness outbreak inside the Exclusion Zone."
  9. The Knox Event in Real Time (Archived): "July 7, 1993, 1615 EDT.

    White House Press Secretary denies President's early return from G7 summit in Tokyo related to Knox situation."
  10. The Knox Event in Real Time (Archived): "July 7, 1993, 2300 EDT.

    Unusually bright meteor shower spotted over Kentucky."
  11. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 8, 1993, 0900 EDT.

    Phoneline outage continues within Exclusion Zone. Communication with Zone impossible.

    Knox Telecommunications provides no comment."
  12. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 8, 1993, 1330 EDT.

    Reports of "mild sickness" spreading among some who have been left inside the Exclusion Zone."
  13. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 8. 1993, 1400 EDT.

    White House representatives claim military maneuvers part of 'long held and long term strategy' to deal with 'security events and localized contamination'."
  14. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 8, 1993, 1455 EDT.

    President heavily criticized by Republicans in Congress for lack of statement on the Knox Event."
  15. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 8, 1993, 1745 EDT.

    More military personnel arrive from Fort Campbell.

    No-fly zone established over Knox."
  16. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 9, 1993, 0900 EDT.

    Rumors of continued escalation of the infection. Exact details remains unknown to the public.

    Civilian channels spread fear and concern."
  17. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 9, 1993, 1100 EDT.

    General John McGrew, commander of Knox Zone personnel, appeals for calm, confirms sickness within Zone leads to "panic and confusion" but claims no evidence of fatalities."
  18. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 9, 1993, 1500 EDT.

    Gunshots heard within the Exclusion Zone close to the border perimeter."
  19. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 9, 1993, 1800 EDT.

    President issues statement, states faith in military, General McGrew, and Center for Disease Control to control 'Knox Virus'."
  20. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 9, 1993, 2330 EDT.

    Former CDC official Dr. Jeff Galbraithe claims chronic CDC underfunding and bureaucratic infighting will hamper response to Knox outbreak."
  21. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 10, 1993, 0930 EDT.

    Professor Jake Wilson, working with the military, claims transmission of the illness has 'slowed'."
  22. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 10, 1993, 1200 EDT.

    The CDC criticizes Dr. Jeff Galbraithe for claims, say Galbraithe trying to 'score points due to his dismissal following Raleigh outbreak.'"
  23. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 10, 1993, 1330 EDT.

    The CDC retracts their previous statement, which they say was "released without authorization. We all respect Dr. Galbraithe's candor, along with his many major achievements during his years at the CDC.""
  24. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 10, 1993, 1500 EDT.

    UK Prime Minister criticizes US President for a 'near complete lack of clarity' about the Knox Event."
  25. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 10, 1993, 1600 EDT.

    Unrest in Washington as protestors demand answers about Knox Event.

    Proposed march on White House cancelled as police make arrests."
  26. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 11, 1993, 0000 EDT.

    Anger brews throughout US about lack of information on the 'Knox Event'.

    Riots in Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles."
  27. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 11, 1993, 0515 EDT.

    President gives statement denouncing riots, claims he will provide "full information" about Knox Event when he has it."
  28. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 11, 1993, 0900 EDT.

    Waves of panic buying throughout the US.

    Shortages of many major goods, including toilet paper."
  29. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 11, 1993, 1230 EDT.

    European Community advises member states to close internal and external borders."
  30. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 11, 1993, 1330 EDT.

    World Health Organization advises all non-military or medical flights worldwide be grounded from 6pm.

    The move is criticized by airlines, but all say they will comply with the advice."
  31. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 11, 1993, 1335 EDT.

    Stock markets plunge worldwide following WHO advice."
  32. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 11, 1993, 1400 EDT.

    President issues statement calling WHO's advice "economically unsound" and that Knox Event "is contained"."
  33. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 11, 1993, 1930 EDT.

    Knox Exclusion Zone boundary widened.

    More residents forcibly displaced."
  34. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 12, 1993, 0000 EDT.

    Riots in many American cities. At least one killed in New York, many injured in Miami.

    Military personnel are called in to help police."
  35. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 12, 1993, 0815 EDT.

    Civilian radio transmission comes from within Zone, alleges situation much more serious than military claims.

    Accusations of sniper fire on civilians are made."
  36. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 12, 1993, 0830 EDT.

    President announces curfew in major cities from 6pm this evening."
  37. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 12, 1993, 0917 EDT.

    Major earthquake strikes off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan."
  38. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 12, 1993, 1200 EDT.

    US military set up temporary installations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and other cities."
  39. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 12, 1993, 1800 EDT.

    Curfew comes into effect in major cities across US."
  40. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 12, 1993, 1900 EDT.

    New wave of panic unleashed by photo from West Point, in Knox Event Zone.

    Photo shows young man, dismembered but still living, in street full of dead bodies."
  41. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 13, 1993, 1100 EDT.

    Media interviews with numerous survivors released from military captivity within Zone paint grim picture of hundreds of infected "hunting" the living, spreading the infection through bites and other acts of extreme violence."
  42. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 13, 1993, 1215 EDT.

    38 nations issue joint statement through United Nations denouncing "complete lack of clarity" from American authorities over details of the Knox Event."
  43. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 13, 1993, 1530 EDT.

    Vatican City's Swiss Guard orders all visitors to the city to evacuate and the city to be closed, against the wishes of the Pope."
  44. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 13, 1993, 1600 EDT.

    Curfew announced for Chicago, San Diego, Baltimore."
  45. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 13, 1993, 1700 EDT.

    Saudi Arabia announces Mecca, Islam's holiest city, will be evacuated and "secured"."
  46. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 13, 1993, 1930 EDT.

    General McGrew gives speech, states there is "no need for further panic", sufferers are "not deceased", and search for cure is ongoing."
  47. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 14, 1993, 0130 EDT.

    President leaves White House, passing through angry crowds."
  48. The Knox Event In Real Time:"July 14, 1993, 0800 EDT.

    A protest by residents inside Exclusion Zone results in shooting of two unarmed individuals."
  49. The Knox Event In Real Time:"July 14, 1993, 1100 EDT.

    Violence between military personnel and trapped Knox residents.

    Numerous fatalities, mostly civilian."
  50. The Knox Event in Real Time: "July 14, 1993, 1200 EDT.

    White House releases pre-recorded statement by the President asking for calm, saying 'deliberate action' will soon be taken in the Knox Zone."
  51. The Knox Event In Real Time:"July 14, 1993, 1500 EDT.

    Despite heavy live fire, large numbers of infected, attracted by sounds of battle, reach Exclusion Zone's border fence.

    Minor breaches occur in fence."
  52. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 14, 1993, 1700 EDT.

    The sounds of battle continue to attract infected to the border fence.

    Larger breaches occur in the fence.

    Some military units begin pulling back.

    Panic ripples through border camp."
  53. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 14, 1993, 1900 EDT.

    Ongoing sounds of battle attract thousands of infected from a large area of the Exclusion Zone.

    Military has limited success in corraling and splintering hordes.

    Panic in Louisville suburbs."
  54. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 15, 1993, 0700 EDT.

    Intense overnight battles near Knox Boundary camp fail to stop tide of infected.

    Military begins pulling back north."
  55. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 15, 1993, 0800 EDT.

    Some localized successes by bands of armed citizens, aided by soldiers defying evacuation order, in fighting small groups of the infected."
  56. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 15, 1993, 0900 EDT.

    First reports of people falling sick with what is assumed to be the 'Knox Virus', without being bitten."
  57. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 15, 1993, 1000 EDT.

    Numerous camp survivors shot or beaten to death by angry mobs for showing signs of sickness."
  58. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 15, 1993, 1600 EDT.

    Growing number of reports of 'Knox Virus' symptoms among military personnel and survivors from Boundary camp who avoided being bitten."
  59. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 15, 1993, 1800 EDT.

    First carriers of 'aerial strain' of Knox infection die and 'turn'.

    Many are already inside Louisville, or over the Ohio bridge.

    At least 95% of camp survivors and Zone military personnel ill.

    Hasty quarantines.

    Summary executions."
  60. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 16, 1993, 0500 EDT.

    White House issues advice 'not to panic', for population to stay in their homes.

    The location of the President is unknown."
  61. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 16, 1993, 1000 EDT.

    Majority of Louisville's population now ill with the Knox sickness.

    Thousands 'turning' every hour.

    Hospitals overrun."
  62. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 16, 1993, 1200 EDT.

    Bridges over the Ohio river are demolished by the military.

    Hundreds of civilians are killed."
  63. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 16, 1993, 1415 EDT.

    The British Queen elects to stay behind in Windsor Castle, as Royal Family evacuates to unknown location."
  64. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 17, 1993, 0830 EDT.

    Knox illness confirmed in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.

    Newcastle and London, England.

    Seoul, South Korea.

    Okinawa, Japan."
  65. The Knox Event In Real Time: "July 17, 1993, 1200 EDT.

    Recorded broadcast from General McGrew broadcast nationally, to the few immune to the 'second wave' of the Knox Event illness.

    Says these are 'dark days' but we will prevail.

    The broadcast repeats on subsequent days."
  66. The Knox Event In Real Time: <bzzt>... 18, 1993, 0830 EDT.

    <fzzt> ...confirmed in New Orleans.

    New York.

    Los Angeles.

    Berlin.

    Tokyo...

    <bzzt>
  67. The Knox Event In Real Time: <bzzt> ... Liege forts for the first... <fzzt> ... the Second World...
  68. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... governor of Hong... <bzzt> ... deteriorating situation in Great B... <fzzt> ... not mean... <fzzt>

    <bzzt>
  69. The Knox Event In Real Time: <bzzt> ... 18, 1993, 1400 EDT.

    Most American... <fzzt> ... cease, or are replaced with an Emergency Broadcast...

    <bzzt>
  70. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... York attempt to sec-... <bzzt> -iker's Islan-... <fzzt>

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  71. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... -stralian Prime Minister looks visibly ill during... <bzzt>

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  72. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt>... 0915 EDT.

    North Korea destroys bridges and blocks roads linking it with...

    <bzzt>
  73. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... Torrejón Air Base... <bzzt> ... refugees from... <bzzt>
  74. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... Maiden's Tower, while Kınalıada... <bzzt>
  75. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... Gezira, Roda Island, Qorsa... <bzzt>

    <bzzt>
  76. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt>... -sian government leaves Moscow for Mount Yaman- ... <bzzt>

    <fzzt>
  77. The Knox Event In Real Time: <bzzt>

    ... spreading...

    <fzzt>
  78. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... Seikan Tun-... <bzzt> -royed by... <bzzt>

    ... thousand trap- <fzzt>

    <bzzt>
  79. The Knox Event In Real Time: July 20, 19-... <bzzt>

    ... -outh Korea destroys Han... <fzzt> ... bridg-... <fzzt>

    <fzzt>
  80. The Knox Event In Real Time: <bzzt> ... Angeles Por-... <fzzt> ... -ssive dama-... <bzzt>

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  81. The Knox Event In Real Time: <bzzt> ... battles...<fzzt>
  82. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt>... 21... <bzzt>

    ... Government attempt evacu-... <fzzt> ... -icopter to Bhubing Palace.

    Their... <fzzt> ... unknown...
  83. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... -schwanstein Castle in... <bzzt> ... -alls to... <fzzt>

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  84. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... -tense... <bzzt> ... -cinity... <fzzt> ... -astle of the Moo-... <bzzt>

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  85. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... Wilanów Pal... <bzzt> ... fire... <fzzt>

    <bzzt>
  86. The Knox Event In Real Time: <bzzt> ... attempt to... <fzzt> ... -nt-Saint-Michel in... <fzzt>

    <bzzt>
  87. The Knox Event In Real Time: <bzzt> ... sickness now... <fzzt>... every nati- ... <bzzt>

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  88. The Knox Event In Real Time: <bzzt> ... back... <fzzt> -uerto Madero... <bzzt>

    <fzzt>
  89. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... -flooding Amster-... <fzzt> ... attempt to slow the... <bzzt>

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  90. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt>

    <fzzt> ... millions of... <bzzt>

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  91. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt>... 24, 1993. <bzzt>

    <fzzt>... -jority of the Earth's pop- <bzzt>

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  92. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... blaz-... <bzzt> ... Nuuk.

    Boats... <fzzt>

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  93. The Knox Event In Real Time: <bzzt> ... horror... <bzzt>
  94. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... -bidden City confirmed over-... <bzzt>

    ... -tact lost with Central Military Com-... <fzzt>

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  95. The Knox Event In Real Time: <bzzt> ... across... <fzzt>

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  96. The Knox Event In Real Time: <fzzt> ... -most every-... <bzzt> ... to the Knox... <fzzt>

    <bzzt> Small gr-... <bzzt> ... immune survivors rem-... <fzzt>

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