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This page is a timeline-based list of the confirmable differences between Star Trek's past and our own present/past. As such, Flint—for example—is not listed since it is not certain (however unlikely) that he does not really exist.

In addition the whole of our world's Star Trek franchise is also left out as it obviously does not exist in Trek's past.

Date(s) Star Trek History Real World History
18th century HMS Defiant is part of the Royal Navy There was no HMS Defiant
1902 The Anthracite strike lasted eleven months, and was led by Sean Aloysius O'Brien The United Mine Workers strike only lasted five months, and was led by John Mitchell.
1928 The Graystone Hotel is in Chicago. The Graystone Hotel is in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
1934 The Big Good-Bye by Tracy Tormé was published. No such author.
1936 The Long Dark Tunnel by Tracy Tormé was published. No such author.
1958 Shannon O'Donnell-Janeway born. No such people.
1967 Berman's Rainbow Dreamers performed at the Behr Theater in San Francisco. No such band.
19671996 Chronowerx Industries accelerates Earth's computer development. No such company.
1968-Apr. The U.S. launches an "orbital nuclear weapons platform" which detonates above Asia, resulting in a new and stronger ban on such weapons. No such events.
1969 The Isograted circuit is introduced by Chronowerx Industries "Large-Scale" Integrated circuits are introduced in 1970.
1976-July The Enterprise (OV-101) is named to honor the ships of the U.S. Navy. The Space Shuttle Enterprise is named to honor a fictional starship.
1987-Apr-24 Gabriel Bell born. No such person.
1987 Plexicorp invents transparent aluminum (though the manager said it would take years to understand it). Real transparent aluminum is developed in the 2000s.
1992 Chicago Mobs of the Twenties published in Chicago. No such book.
19931996 Khan leads one side of the Eugenics Wars. No Khan, no Eugenics Wars
1994 Cryonics are popular, and a cryonic satellite is launched into Earth orbit. Cryonics exist, but not popular, and no related space launch.
1998-Oct-31 Buck Bokai is born in Marina Del Rey, California. No such person.
1999 Voyager VI probe is launched by NASA. Only two Voyager probes were launched.
2001-Jan. Millennium Gate construction begins. No such project. (but the Burj Dubai comes close)
2002 Nomad probe is launched by NASA. No such probe.
2003 Lt. McMillan & Shannon O'Donnell work for NASA. No such people.
2004 Hostage crisis at a Detroit blood bank. No such event.
2009 The 1000 meter Millennium Gate is under construction. The Burj Khalifa (in Dubai) tops out at 828 meters after five years construction.
2012 The Millennium Gate is finally completed. Never even started.

So Chronowerx is the key difference. Earlier differences were mistakes by the writers (HMS Defiant) or slight changes to work around copyright (made up books) and libel (made up historical figures). But from the 1960s on the Trek universe gets ahead of ours in space travel and related technology, but not enough to change the lives of everyday citizens until the impending WWIII.

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