On June 21st, 2243, a Minbari ship went down on nearby Theta 49. At the time Dr. Stephen Franklin was out near Beta Durani I aboard the commercial trading ship Archimedes, hitch-hiking in exchanged for medical services. He did his best to help the seven survivors but given his total lack of knowledge and experience of Minbari biology all the surviving crew died of their injuries after a short time.
During the Earth Alliance Civil War, Beta Durani I and the Mid-range Military Base were liberated from Clark's forces shortly after the Liberation of Proxima III. Later refugees from Sectors 400 through 600 were taken in by the medical colonies at Beta Durani I and the MacArthur Midrange Colony. 
- ↑ The Official Babylon 5 Magazine: Issue #21 (March 2000) - Page 39 (transmission from 'The Great Machine' by Fiona Avery) NOTE: date given incorrectly as 2241 as on screen dialogue establishes he didn't start hitch-hiking until he was 22 (circa 2242.) Across Time and Space: The Chronologies of Babylon 5 conjectures the year as 2243
- ↑ In the Beginning
- ↑ The Exercise of Vital Powers
- ↑ Moments of Transition