001: Lady Diana Spencer and prince Charles married in 1981, in a ceremony that was on television around the world. She was killed in a car accident in 1997 - unfortunate end of an already unhappy marriage. There was little love between Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter-in-law. Phoebus must be Dodi Fayed, Diana's Apollo.
002: Saddam Hussein destroyed the Kuwaiti oil wells (1992) and left the Persian Gulf covered in a dense black cloud. The Statue of Liberty (or the Adulterous Lady - Saddam once was a friend of hers) needed many new friends.
003: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds_(radio_drama) The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898).