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-  * Senator Joseph McCarthy is killed in a car accident. His place on the House Un-American Activities Committee is taken over by Senator ​Andrew ​O'​Fallon,​ who decides to investigate the Justice Society of America. Since O'​Fallon follows closely in McCarthy'​s footsteps, this era of communist-hunting becomes known as McCarthyism. //Note: In the real world, McCarthy died in 1957.// ["I Accuse,"​ America Vs. the Justice Society #1 (January, 1985)]+  * Senator Joseph McCarthy is killed in a car accident. His place on the House Un-American Activities Committee is taken over by Senator ​John O'​Fallon,​ who decides to investigate the Justice Society of America. Since O'​Fallon follows closely in McCarthy'​s footsteps, this era of communist-hunting becomes known as McCarthyism. //Note: In the real world, McCarthy died in 1957.// ["I Accuse,"​ America Vs. the Justice Society #1 (January, 1985)]
   * Doctor Occult battles a vampiress named Rosa and other vampires in San Francisco. Tracing their origin, Doctor Occult reaches Grim Island and meets Doctor Mist of Earth-1, Captain Marvel of Earth-S, Margo the Magician of Earth-X, and Yarko the Great of Earth-4. Together, the mystical heroes of five Earths confront Gareth to stop his island from being a menace to each of their worlds as a gateway to Hell. After a short battle commences, a time-traveling Abby Cable of Earth-1 from 1987 convinces Gareth to allow the other mystics to help him ward off the forces of Hell by founding a new school of magic called the Grimoire Academy to defend five Earths from a demonic invasion. Doctor Occult becomes one of the school'​s founding fathers. Grim Island is renamed Grimoire Island. ["​[[http://​www.5earths.info/​earth-1/​secretorigins-e1-booksofmagic-tp1951/​|Secret Origins: The Books of Magic: Times Past, 1951: Founding Fathers]]"​]   * Doctor Occult battles a vampiress named Rosa and other vampires in San Francisco. Tracing their origin, Doctor Occult reaches Grim Island and meets Doctor Mist of Earth-1, Captain Marvel of Earth-S, Margo the Magician of Earth-X, and Yarko the Great of Earth-4. Together, the mystical heroes of five Earths confront Gareth to stop his island from being a menace to each of their worlds as a gateway to Hell. After a short battle commences, a time-traveling Abby Cable of Earth-1 from 1987 convinces Gareth to allow the other mystics to help him ward off the forces of Hell by founding a new school of magic called the Grimoire Academy to defend five Earths from a demonic invasion. Doctor Occult becomes one of the school'​s founding fathers. Grim Island is renamed Grimoire Island. ["​[[http://​www.5earths.info/​earth-1/​secretorigins-e1-booksofmagic-tp1951/​|Secret Origins: The Books of Magic: Times Past, 1951: Founding Fathers]]"​]
  
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-  * After nearly being killed by Eliminations,​ Inc., the JSA is called to appear before Congress on charges of consorting with a foreign agent. When Senator ​Andrew ​O'​Fallon asks them to unmask and reveal their true identities, the JSA opt to disappear dramatically from the hearing and disband. //Note: Vandal Savage, in prison at the time, has claimed responsibility for the JSA's retirement; it is unclear whether this is true or just braggadocio on Savage'​s part.// []+  * After nearly being killed by Eliminations,​ Inc., the JSA is called to appear before Congress on charges of consorting with a foreign agent. When Senator ​John O'​Fallon asks them to unmask and reveal their true identities, the JSA opt to disappear dramatically from the hearing and disband. //Note: Vandal Savage, in prison at the time, has claimed responsibility for the JSA's retirement; it is unclear whether this is true or just braggadocio on Savage'​s part.// []
   * Edmund Blake, now 15 years old, joins Gateway City's Fair Play Club and is devastated when he hears of the JSA's retirement. [Showcase: Team Justice: 1959: Justice in the Making, Chapter 1: The Lost Generation]   * Edmund Blake, now 15 years old, joins Gateway City's Fair Play Club and is devastated when he hears of the JSA's retirement. [Showcase: Team Justice: 1959: Justice in the Making, Chapter 1: The Lost Generation]
   * Days after her retirement as Black Canary, Dinah Drake Lance and Larry Lance learn she is pregnant with their child. ["The Doppelganger Gambit,"​ Justice League of America #220 (November, 1983)]   * Days after her retirement as Black Canary, Dinah Drake Lance and Larry Lance learn she is pregnant with their child. ["The Doppelganger Gambit,"​ Justice League of America #220 (November, 1983)]
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   * ["​[[http://​www.5earths.info/​earth-2/​adamblake-e2-tp1954-02/​|Blake'​s Seven: Times Past, 1955: Blake'​s Joke]]"​]   * ["​[[http://​www.5earths.info/​earth-2/​adamblake-e2-tp1954-02/​|Blake'​s Seven: Times Past, 1955: Blake'​s Joke]]"​]
-  * Senator ​Andrew ​O'​Fallon is censured by the Senate for helping to instigate a culture of fear and paranoia during the McCarthyism era. O'​Fallon dies not long afterward under mysterious circumstances.+  * Senator ​John O'​Fallon is censured by the Senate for helping to instigate a culture of fear and paranoia during the McCarthyism era. O'​Fallon dies not long afterward under mysterious circumstances.
  
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   * Edmund Blake, in his final year at Harmouth College, is racing for his college in the Harmouth-Vinton Crew Race, when an excursion steamer overturns; he and his fellow students save the people, with the help of the Atom and Hawkman, who are visiting. [All-Star #48]   * Edmund Blake, in his final year at Harmouth College, is racing for his college in the Harmouth-Vinton Crew Race, when an excursion steamer overturns; he and his fellow students save the people, with the help of the Atom and Hawkman, who are visiting. [All-Star #48]
 +  * Senator John O'​Fallon dies in a mysterious house fire. Afterward, his son Andrew K. (A.K.) O'​Fallon blames the Justice Society of America for his death, devoting the rest of his life as publisher of the //Capitol Globe// in Washington, DC, to smearing the JSA's reputation whenever he can. ["​Witness for the Persecution,"​ America Vs. the Justice Society #1 (January, 1985)]
  
 === April, 1958 === === April, 1958 ===
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