- On Earth, Zefram Cochrane conducts a first successful demonstration of light speed propulsion in preparation of his first warp flight two years later. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II" library computer file)
- Another noteworthy event occurs on Earth regarding the use of fossil fuel as an energy source. (ENT: "Carpenter Street")
- During a trip back in time to Detroit circa 2004, Jonathan Archer tells T'Pol that Humans had known since the 1970s that Earth's fossil fuel supply was limited. He begins to tell her about a noteworthy event in 2061 related to this issue, but his explanation is interrupted by their mission. The move away from fossil fuel might be related to the rapid move to solar panels as a response to nearly choking to death on pollution mentioned in "An Obol for Charon".
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