Rausch Timeline

The timeline including at the beginning of my forthcoming book Interviews With the Rauschmonstrum.


1957- Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated for his second term as President of the United States. The Rauschmonstrum’s book Jesus & Me is released.


1958- Jesus & Me reaches the top of the New York Times Bestseller list


1959- The Rauschmonstrum has his first public interview, appearing on The Mike Wallace Interview. It is the most watched event in television history up to that point.


1960- John F. Kennedy is elected the 35th President of the United States, defeating incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon in a close contest.


1963- President Kennedy resigns on November 22nd after stories of his affairs with several Hollywood actresses are printed in the press. He is replaced by Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The Rauschmonstrum’s book The Old Testament & Me is released.


1964- The United States escalates its involvement in the Vietnam War after the Gulf of Tonkin incident. President Johnson is elected to a second term after defeating Republican nominee evangelist William Graham Jr.


1967- Self-identifying Christians are shown to have declined 25% from ten years earlier.   


1968- Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller defeats Democratic nominee Senator Eugene McCarthy to be elected the 37th President of the United States.


1972- President Rockefeller defeats Senator Edmund Muskie to win re-election.


1973- The Vietnam War is brought to an end with the signing of the Paris Peace Accords.


1975- The Rauschmonstrum founds a technology company, RauschSoft, along with media theorist Professor Marshall McLuhan and software developer Bill Gates.


1976- New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy is elected President after defeating former Governor of California Ronald Reagan in the general election.


1979- RauschSoft becomes the largest company in the world by market cap, shortly after the smash success of their new computer, the RauschCube.  


1980- President Robert Kennedy is re-elected president in a landslide against Republican George HW Bush.


1984- Republican Bob Dole defeats Democrat Ted Kennedy for the President.


1987- The Rauschmonstrum founds RauschSearch, an internet search engine company.


1988- Novelist Norman Mailer defeats incumbent President Bob Dole to be elected the 40th President of the United States in a stunning upset. The Rauschmonstrum is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book Foreign Policy, Adventurers, and Sex.


1991- The Soviet Union dissolves, thereby ending the Cold War.


1992- After President Mailer refuses to run for a second term, former California Governor Jerry Brown defeats actor Clint Eastwood to be elected the 41st President of the United States.


1993- Percentage of people identifying as religious drop below 10% worldwide.


1996- President Brown is re-elected in a landslide over Republican challenger Dan Quayle of Indiana.


1998- The film adaptation of Jesus & Me is released to rave reviews. It goes on to be the highest grossing movie of all time.


2000- Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is elected President in a close election over California Governor Warren Beatty.


2001- RauschSearch overtakes RauschSoft as the largest company by market cap in the world. Shortly after this the Rauschmonstrum resigns his positions from both companies and sells all his stock in both as well.


2004- President Gingrich wins re-election easily over Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.


2008- Illinois Senator Barack Obama is elected the 43rd President of the United States in a landslide victory over Republican John McCain.


2010- Flying cars are legalized in the United States and immediately become popular.


2012- President Obama wins re-election over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.


2014- The Rauschmonstrum is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in wiping out poverty in Africa.


2016- Businessman Donald J. Trump is elected President of the United States in a stunning upset over sitting Vice President Joe Biden. The Rauschmonstrum announces his intention to go into isolation from humanity.

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