2019 Chinese Year: Pig (Feb. 5). All works pub. in 1923 enter the public domain in the U.S., becoming the first since the 1998 U.S. Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. On Jan. 1 the 2019 Rose Bowl. On Jan. 1 after halving it last year, Labatt Brewery ends its free beer allotment for retired employees. On Jan. 1 the unmanned NASA New Horizons space probe (launched Jan. 19, 2006) makes a close approach to the Kuper belt object 2014 MU69. On Feb. 1 huge asteroid 2002 NT7 flies by the Earth. On Feb. 3 the 2019 (LIII) (53rd) Super Bowl, held at the new $1.6B Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. On May 4 the 100th anniv. of the May 4th Movement in China. On July 2 there is a total solar eclipse. On Dec. 26 an annular solar eclipse is visible from South Asia. The Union of South Am. Nations (UNASUR (founded May 23, 2008) eliminates tariffs on sensitive products, establishing a single South Am. common market. British troops stationed in Germany since WWII finally leave. The Larsen B Ice Shelf finally collapses. The Fourth Reich, based on Eugenics and long secretly run from America makes its move using the uber-popular Schwarzenegger family - TLW, Schwarzen Auger: Dark Eyes of Evil. Los Angeles is overcrowded and rains all the time - 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. Science The European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden begins operation, becoming the world's most powerful pulsed neutron source. The human brain will be successfully simulated by a supercomputer, according to IBM. The $1.6B Extreme Light Infrastructure Ultra-High Field Facility (ELI) in Europe is finished, delivering 200 petawatts at a target for a trillionth of a sec. in hopes of ripping spacetime apart to prove the existence of virtual particles in the quantum vaccum, unravel extra dimensions, and find the root of dark matter.