In the far-flung future, June 30 will be remembered as one of the turning points of the Base Wars. On June 29, 2081, US President Emma Jeter ordered an overnight attack on a server farm in silicon valley. This battle was known as the Net Offensive, Brought to You by State Farm. (Corporate sponsorships of major military actions had become the norm in the 2040s, starting with the Mountain Dew-mascus Assault in 2042, and by 2081 no one was even moderately shocked by the idea.)
The Net Offensive Brought to You by State Farm began with the firebombing of Paolo Alto, which was made exceedingly difficult by the fact that the pilots could not use computers for targeting or navigation. Dozens of jets took to the air over central California, dropping tons of explosives on everything that looked remotely like a server farm. By the June 30, they actually started to hit meaningful targets. President Jeter spent the morning deep in her secure bunker, watching a live feed of the attacks. Every time the headquarters of an early 2000s tech startup went up in flames, she would pound her chest and mutter “yeah jeets”. Despite the fact that the Net Offensive Brought to You by State Farm was ultimately successful, this fact would be brought up multiple times during her impeachment hearings the next year.
But in the innocent days before the Base Wars, June 30 was not known for a violent battle. At best it was known as Chan Ho Park’s birthday. Or the midway point of the baseball season.