May 5st, 1955: It is today that Alphonse Elric, possibly the greatest alchemist bar his own father to ever walk this earth, dies at the age of fifty-five. Throughout his life, he pushed for the ban of all offensive Alchemy in Amestris, and succededed. He and his brother, Edward, devoted their lives to helping people who had been hurt by Alchemy or needed it for help. A hospital is being built in his honor, courtesy of President Roy Mustang.
January 1st, 1960: Many mourn as both President Roy Mustang and Edward "Fullmetal" Elric both are announced dead today, each dying within hours of the other last night. No comment from Winry Elric or Riza Mustang on their husband's last words, though rumors of each cursing the other sarcastically abound.
January 5th, 1960: Miles Bradley, son of the late Fuhrer Bradley and his wife, disappears during the funerals of President Mustang and Edward Elric. He was suspect in his mother's murder ten years ago, and has stayed out of the public eye for a long time.
May 5th, 1980: The twenty-fifth "Alchemist Day" parade goes through Central today, with hundreds of floats and cars.
March 7th, 2011: Outcries arise today as President Grarl announces that he will be creating a resurrected form of the illegal State Alchemists, via 'The Executioners', unidentifiable Alchemists who use outlawed Alkahestry to kill prisoners.
November 11, 2011: The heavily-despised Alchemists 'The Executioners' lead a coup on Central today, destroying much of High Command at the orders of President Grarl. Central is still in chaos and it seems a civil war may be inevitable.
December 31, 2011: As the Eastern and Norther areas are all that's left of Amestris, Emperor Ling Yao's troops have finally made it to the western edge of Amestris, only to find a slaughter waiting for them; few survived if reports are to be believed.
January 1st, 2012: Together with the Council of Ishval, Emperor Ling Yao has declared war on self-declared "Fuhrer" Grarl. Now, the war begins in full...