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In 2259, Admiral Christopher Pike, Captain Frank Abbott of the USS Bradbury, Commanders James T. Kirk, Spock, as well as several of Starfleet's top brass were summoned to a meeting held in the Daystrom Conference Room which was convened after John Harrison and Thomas Harewood destroyed the Kelvin Memorial Archive in London, England. Harrison had the Archive destroyed as part of his plot to kill Admiral Alexander Marcus, the head of Starfleet, as he knew Marcus and several of Starfleet's most important officers would be in the building during the meeting. Harrison then opened fire on the Daystrom Conference Room piloting a stolen gunship, wounding and killing several Starfleet officers, including Pike. (Star Trek Into Darkness)