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The 12th of August is celebrated each year as Federation Day, a holiday commemorating the founding of the United Federation of Planets. (TAS episode: "The Slaver Weapon", ENT novel: Last Full Measure)


NASA's space shuttle prototype Enterprise takes its first flight under the command of Captain Fred Haise and pilot C. Gordon Fullerton. (Star Trek: Communicator Issue 135: "First Captain of the Enterprise")
The Articles of the Federation were signed by United Earth, the Confederacy of Vulcan, the Andorian Empire, United Planets of Tellar, and Alpha Centauri in San Francisco, officially establishing the existence of the United Federation of Planets. Amongst the signatories were such noted figures of the 22nd century as Jonathan Archer of Earth and Soval of Vulcan.
Many residents of the city noted that San Francisco was unusually quiet on August 12, 2161; at least one observer described it as being as though the entire city was holding its breath on that day. (ENT novel: Last Full Measure)
This was also the date that Archer, then a captain in the United Earth Starfleet, gave a historic speech at the signing. With this speech, he declared that it had been United Earth Starfleet's mission, and would become the Federation Starfleet's mission, to continually expand the Federation's knowledge — to "explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before." (ENT episode: "These Are the Voyages...")
George Samuel Kirk, Jr. is born. (ENT novel: Last Full Measure; TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)
Efforts to construct USS Constitution are underway at Earth's San Francisco Fleet Yards. (ENT novel: Last Full Measure)


Calendar of publication and production

TOS comic: "The Mindless Ones" continues with the 4th installment, in Valiant and TV21 #46.
The 45th installment of TOS comic: "Aberration on Abaris" is published in daily newspapers by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate.
The 22nd installment of TOS comic: "Quarantine" is published.
The 35th installment of TOS comic: "Terminally Yours" is published.
TOS - Nero comic: "Number One" and Star Trek Archives: Best of Captain Kirk are released by IDW Publishing.
TOS - The Spectrum War comic: "Issue 2" is published.
New Visions: The Hollow Man and Other Stories omnibus is published.
LD episode: "Strange Energies" is released on Paramount+.

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