Thank you OP for a very interesting thread (and amusing avatar). My own feeling was that if there is any substance to this "timewave" concept, then
whatever happened on or very near July 14 1942 need not be something that was publicly known right then, but whose full effects and ramifications
became known later.
As others have stated, the development of nuclear weapons certainly had effects on humanity that have lasted till the present day. So did the
Holocaust. The fact that these two are now so inextricably linked vis-a-vis Isreal and Iran -- and that Javier Solana is heavily involved in the
present negotiations -- strikes me as quite telling.
I did some digging and found a reference on a holocaust studies site
that states the Manhattan
Project began on July 13, 1942. (RH column about 1/2 way down the page.) Now, although your OP refers to July 14, we also have to consider the fact
that as the world is more-or-less round, it was already July 14 somewhere in the world when it was July 13 in Berkeley, Cal, where Oppenheimer set up
the "Summer Meeting" to discuss nuclear bomb theories and practicalities. For example, if this meeting officially got under way in the later
afternoon or evening of July 13, then it was already July 14 in Spain where Javier Solana was born. After all, that part of Europe is nine hours ahead
Synchronicity can be fascinating, no?
If memory serves me correct, it was also during those summer meetings that Edward Teller described the concept of nuclear fusion bombs. (H-bombs.) I
wonder about this, because although A-bombs have been used in warfare, H-bombs have not yet been. (Thankfully.) Whether or not these details all add
up to anything or not I have no idea. But they are interesting.
As for Solana (who was indeed born on Tuesday, July 14, 1942) my understanding is that he steps down from his duties on Oct 8 2009. However, he has
been known to "stay on" in a position past his originally notified date of leaving, so perhaps -- as the negotiations between Iran and the "5+1"
are now at a very crucial stage -- he might remain for a while longer.
Just as an aside, if we numerologically boil down those two dates to single numbers, then 7/14/42 becomes a "9", and 10/26/09 is also a "9".
Another member commented about the Cascadia fault and the possibility of a major event there. This being one of my main areas of interest I can
comment upon it. General expert opinion is that the fault at the Juan de Fuca plate/Pacific plate junction will let go again eventually and probably
with catastrophic results. A mag 8 or even mag 9 quake and large tsunami are likely. Just for interest, the last major movement in that fault was Jan
26, 1700. The resultant tsunami (up to 30 metres/100 ft high when it came ashore in Oregon) was noted by the diligent Japanese when it reached their
shores about 10 hours later, which is how we know the precise date...
It could be argued that a massive event like a huge Cascadia quake would not qualify as "novel", but my own feeling is that when this actually
occurs it will make all other natural disasters in the US region pale into insignificance -- and I'm not alone in that assessment. Due to the tsunami
that would follow and the very limited time people would have to flee, it would be magnitudes worse in terms of potential casualties than the effects
of the "Katrinas" that have struck, or even previous large quakes. However, it's probably not related to these "timeline" events anyway. I'm
just commenting as others have referred to it.