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Grand Unified Timeline: The Nineteenth Century
Grand Unified Timeline events from 1801 C.E. to 1900 C.E.

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     1801 C.E. - 1820 C.E. 
Early 19th Century
  • Will and Jake Grimm save the town of Marbaden from the Mirror Queen. (The Brothers Grimm)

  • Yuki Makimura's Watcher commits seppuku. Three months later, Yuki herself is turned into a vampire by The Master. Her existence is stricken from the records of the Watchers' Council. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Lieutenant Jack Aubrey first encounters Dr. Stephen Maturin. (Aubrey-Maturin)

  • Duncan MacLeod and Gabriel Piton have a reunion in Great Britain. They have a duel over disagreement over Gabriel's theft of jewels, but Duncan lets Gabriel live. Gabriel gets worse. (Highlander)
  • In France, aristocrat Philippe D'Estaing's adopted son, Morgan, tries to kill Phillippe's biological son, Bernard, in order to inherit the family fortune. Events go south, and Morgan is stabbed in the back, but revives as an immortal. He is subsequently taken in by Xavier St. Cloud. (Highlander)
  • William Dodd massacres a British garrison; Richard Sharpe is the only survivor. (Sharpe)

  • February 16: Peabody, Sherman, and Stephen Decatur burn down the captured ship Philadelphia off the coast of Tripoli. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Han Solo escapes from Trader's Luck and begins life on his own, apart from Garris Shrike's band of space gypsies. (Star Wars)
  • Kamino Uprising of then-all-Jango-Fett-Clone Stormtroopers, on orders of the Kaminoans, who want less imperial control. In response, the Empire begins making clones from multiple genetic sources and begin taking volunteers into the Storm Troopers. Quality of the average trooper plummets like a rock almost immediately. (Star Wars)
  • Duncan MacLeod and Amanda settle for a while in Bavaria. One night, she runs off with the immortal Zachary Bane, taking all the jewels of the Holstein estate with her and framing Duncan. Duncan bears her no ill will over this. (Highlander)
  • Richard Sharpe saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, who promotes him to ensign. Due to friction within the ranks, Sharpe is then transferred to the 95th Rifle Regiment. (Sharpe)
  • Would-be explorer Leslie Edwards teams up with the belligerent drunkard Bartholomew Hunt to try and beat Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific coast of North America. (Almost Heroes)

  • May - Horatio Hornblower is promoted to Captain. (Horatio Hornblower)
  • October 21- Battle of Trafalgar on the waters close to Cape Trafalgar, Spain (Real Life). Among the combatants are a look-alike ancestor of Jean-Luc Picard on the French side (Star Trek: Generations), and Colin MacLeod (Highlander: The Search for Vengeance) and Richard Sharpe (Sharpe) on the British.
  • In England, the second son of the Lattimore family steals the family treasure. He is killed soon after by the immortal criminals Lyman Kurlow and Peter Matlin, who frame the mortal Johnny Sondringham. Johnny's life is saved by Duncan MacLeod 'dying' in his place. (Highlander)
  • While demonstrating his time traveling phone booth, Rufus takes Bill and Ted to this year, landing them in Austria during the Napoleonic Wars. As they're leaving, Napoleon Bonaparte himself accidentally ends up being sucked into the circuits of time with them when they return to 1988. (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

  • Atrus is deceived by his sons and imprisoned in K'veer. In December he is rescued by a person whose identity remains unknown. (Myst)
  • Birth of Wu on planet Omega IV. He would grow up to become the leader of the Kohm tribal group of his planet, descendants of communists. Due to the advanced immune system of his tribe, Wu would still be alive in the 23rd century. (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • Taking advantage of a conflict between Britain and France, Morgan d'Estaing and Xavier St. Cloud poison the St. Cloud family, leaving Morgan as the sole heir and allowing him to claim the fortune. The British forces soon arrive, headed by Lieutenant Duncan MacLeod. The D'Estaings are proclaimed to have committed suicide. Duncan is suspicious of his two fellow immortals but doesn't have the time to deal with them. (''Highlander')
  • Peabody and Sherman trick Zebulon Pike into climbing Pike's Peak. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Richard Sharpe and Grace Hale buy a house together in Shorncliffe, but tragedy strikes. (Sharpe)


  • July 13: Patients at the Charenton asylum, stage a play about the assassination of Marat written by fellow inmate, the Marquis de Sade. (Marat/Sade)
  • August: Richard Sharpe takes part in battles against the French at Roliça and Vimeiro. (Sharpe)

  • Before May: Richard Sharpe takes command of a small squad of riflemen and protects a group of Spanish guerillas in an attempt to liberate Santiago de Compostela. (Sharpe)
  • May 12: Richard Sharpe takes part in the Battle of the Douro. (Sharpe)
  • July 27 - 28: Richard Sharpe takes a French Imperial Eagle at the Battle of Talavera. (Sharpe)
  • Han Solo, a student in the Imperial Flight Academy, frees Chewbacca from slavery; Chewbacca responds by swearing a life-debt to Solo, and remain his partner for life. The two go to Nal Hutta to become smugglers. (Star Wars)
  • Lando Calrissien wins the Millenium Falcon in a game of sabacc. (Star Wars)
  • Yoda kills a dark Jedi in a cave on Dagobah, saturating the cave with Dark Side energy. (Star Wars)
  • Sergeant Richard Sharpe saves the live of General Sir Arthur Wellesley and is promoted to lieutenant. (Sharpe)

  • Summer: Richard Sharpe takes part in the Siege of Almeida. (Sharpe)
  • September 27: Richard Sharpe takes place in the Battle of Bussaco. (Sharpe)
  • Duncan MacLeod travels across Switzerland with Brian Cullen, a fellow immortal and the greatest swordsman in Europe. Their journey is interrupted by Alan Kelly, a mortal swordsman and the latest in a long line eager to beat the best and get a reputation. Cullen wonders why they keep coming after so many have died by his sword. (Highlander)
  • Peabody and Sherman find Napoleon's lost Imperial Suspenders, but decide to keep them instead of giving them back to him. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Bill and Ted abduct Ludwig von Beethoven for their history report. (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

  • March 5: Richard Sharpe takes part in the Battle of Barrosa. (Sharpe)
  • May 3 - 6: Richard Sharpe takes part in the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro. (Sharpe)
  • America supports Napoleon by declaring war on Britain, but due to various factors, is defeated with immense loss of territory. Parts of the northwest are ceded to the Michigan Territory (a joint British/New Englander possession) and an Indian Confederation under Tecumseh, serving as a buffer state. Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey successfully secede and form the rival Republic of New England. (Decades of Darkness)

  • January 20: Richard Sharpe takes part in the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo. (Sharpe)
  • March 16 - April 6: Richard Sharpe takes part in the Siege of Badajoz. (Sharpe)
  • July 22: Richard Sharpe takes part in the Battle of Salamanca. (Sharpe)
  • Early: Samantha becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Late: Death of Samantha. Elizabeth Weston becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Signing of the Corellian Treaty founding the Rebel Alliance in honor of the martyr Sith-turned-Jedi, Galen Marek. Beginning of the Galactic Civil War. (Star Wars)
  • Han Solo wins the Millenium Falcon from Lando Calrissien in a game of sabacc. (Star Wars)

  • June 21: Richard Sharpe takes part in the Battle of Vitoria. (Sharpe)

  • April 10: Richard Sharpe takes part in the Battle of Toulouse. (Sharpe)
  • Luke Skywalker begins his journey after the death of his aunt and uncle. He starts Jedi training under Obi-wan Kenobi. Kenobi is killed in battle by Darth Vader. Luke destroys the Death Star in the Battle of Yavin. (Star Wars) An Imperial counterattack forces the Rebels to evacuate Yavin IV. (Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike)
  • The Duke of Wellington, upon his return to England to deliver his report on the Napoleonic warsmore , challenges the Prince Regent to a duel with cannon. This ends amicably when Prince George more  is saved by the cigarillo case in his breast pocket which absorbed the blow from the cannon ball. The Prince's butler, Edmund Blackadder, was sadly killed though when he idiotically upsets the Duke. Well known London pie and coffee-shop owner Mrs Miggins runs away to Scotland with Mad Jock MacAdder. (Blackadder the Third)

  • June 18 - Battle of Waterloo, the final battle of the Napoleonic Wars. France is defeated. (Sharpe and real life)
    • Edmund Blackadder from 1999 travels through time accidentally landing on the Duke of Wellington before declaring his plan, allowing a French victory. Blackadder later repairs this. (Blackadder: Back and Forth)
    • Duncan MacLeod participates in the battle while serving in a Scottish regiment. Darius, an immortal healer, takes him on as an apprentice and shows him the true nature of war. (Shadow of Obsession)
    • Peabody and Sherman track down the Duke of Wellington in the hot springs of Waterloo, Denmark. They return him to Waterloo, Belgium, so he can order the British army to attack. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

  • January 29: Duncan MacLeod decides to leave Europe, where hatreds run deep, for America, hoping for a fresh start on life. (Shadow of Obsession)
  • Birth of Yeesha (Myst)
  • Jonathan Strange publishes the first volume of The History and Practice of English Magic. (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell)

  • January 1: Justine becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • c January 28: Justine has her first battle against vampires, and is mortally injured.
  • February 28: Death of Justine. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Battle of Hoth. Luke begins training under Yoda on Dagobah. Darth Vader reveals himself as Luke's father after defeating him in combat. (Star Wars)
  • Immortals Duncan MacLeod and John Durgan independently arrive at Fort Wolfe, Montana. Durgan kills the local schoolteacher and priest, and makes off with all their money and precious items. Duncan swears vengeance. (Highlander)
  • Birth of Allan Quatermain. (King Solomon's Mines, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

  • Death of Jabba Desilijic Tiure. The Battle of Endor. The Rebel Alliance achieve a decisive victory over Galactic Empire in a galaxy far, far away. The downfall of Darth Vader and the Emperor, along with most of their closest and highest ranking staff. Beginning of civil war and warlordism among remaining Imperial factions and figures. (Star Wars)

  • The business which would become Lordly Tailor Department Stores is established. (Ace Attorney)
  • Establishment of the New Galactic Republic by the Rebel Alliance. (Star Wars)
  • Young Englishman Aubrey becomes acquainted with Lord Ruthven, and accompanies him to Rome and Greece, where Ruthven apparently dies. As a final request, Ruthven asks Aubrey to swear not to tell anyone about his death for a year and a death, which Aubrey does. (The Vampyre)

  • The New Republic switches from guerilla tactics to outright conquering of key Core Worlds. Rogue Squadron is reestablished to help facilitate this. (Star Wars)
  • Dawn of the Golden Age of Muttonchops. (Futurama)
  • Nearly a year after Ruthven's apparent death, he mysteriously returns to Britain. Aubrey's oath prevents him from telling his sister, whom Ruthven is marrying, of his suspicions that Ruthven is a ruthless killer. Aubrey's sister is killed on their wedding night, and Ruthven disapears.
  • Peabody and Sherman help Hans Christian Oersted discover the connection between electricity and magnetism by throwing a picnic. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Onaya, a muse/psychic vampire, bonds to John Keats and drives him to create great poetry in order to feed on his psionic energy. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • The corpses of Harman Deltahead and Kun Lan, who had apparently been in the middle of a chess game, are found in Coburn Elementary School. (killer7)
  • Richard Sharpe and Patrick Harper are pulled out of retirement to track down Don Blas Vivar. (Sharpe)

     1821 CE - 1840 CE 
  • February 23: Death of poet John Keats in Rome, Papal States at the age of 26 (Real Life).
  • September 27-28 - The Mexican War of Independence ends. By the terms of the Treaty of Córdoba, Mexican forces under Agustín de Iturbide settle in Mexico City. The "Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire" declares Mexico officialy independent from Spain. (Real Life)
  • In the last days of Spanish rule over California, Don Rafael Montero discovers the secret identity of his nemesis Zorro. He slays Zorro's wifemore , sends him to prison and takes his daughter to Spain to raise for his own. (The Mask of Zorro)
  • The New Republic takes Coruscant, the galactic capital, from the Empire, which is rapidly deteriorating. The Bacta War drives the Empire and its overall ruler Ysanne "Iceheart" Isard off of Thyferra. (Star Wars: X-Wing - Wedge's Gamble through The Bacta War)

  • The New Republic mounts a campaign against Warlord Zsinj, eventually destroying his super star destroyer Iron Fist and taking control of his territory. Zsinj is killed in the Battle of Dathomir later that year. Han Solo and Leia Organa marry. The Hapes Consortium joins the New Republic. (Star Wars: X-Wing - Wraith Squadron through Solo Command, The Courtship of Princess Leia)

  • Grand Admiral Thrawn attempts and comes close to returning the Empire to glory, only to be assassinated by his bodyguard. In the aftermath, the New Republic launches a reprisal campaign against the Imperial Remnant warlord Delak Krennel, killing both him and a clone of Ysanne Isard, former Director of Imperial Intelligence. The real Ysanne Isard attempts to steal the SSD Lusankya, captured by the New Republic during the Bacta War, from the shipyard where she is being refitted, but is killed by New Republic Intelligence agent Iella Wessiri. Birth of Jacen and Jaina Solo to Han and Leia Organa Solo. (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, X-Wing - Isard's Revenge)

  • Emperor Palpatine revived in a clone body, recaptures Coruscant and turns Luke to the dark side. Luke turns back and kills Palpatine a second time. (Star Wars: Dark Empire)
  • Peabody and Sherman recover Franz Schubert's stolen piano. That afternoon, Schubert pitches a no-hitter. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Peabody and Sherman help John James Audobon complete his painting of a rare Zebredese Chicken and finish his seminal bird book. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • British ambassadors to the Zulu nation witness a Zulu prince fighting a zombie as a rite of passage. (The Zombie Survival Guide)

  • Emperor Palpatine revived a second time in another clone body. The cloning facility is destroyed and his spirit incapacitated. Coruscant retaken by New Republic. Birth of Anakin Solo to Han and Leia Organa Solo. (Star Wars: Dark Empire)
  • Establishment of Jedi Praexium on Yavin IV. Destruction of the spirit of ancient Sith Lord Exar Kun. The New Republic mounts a campaign against pirate warlord and former Imperial governor Leonia Tavira. (Star Wars: Jedi Academy Trilogy)
  • David Keogh, a young immortal of working-class origins, proposes to Julia Renquist, his upper-class girlfriend, but she refuses to marry a man of lower class. David ends up with issues. (Highlander)
  • Peabody and Sherman help James Bowie acquire a knife sharp enough to cut his steaks, so he can serve a steak-eaters' convention in his restaurant. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

  • First issue of the Daily Planet. (Superman)
  • Durga the Hutt steals the Death Star plans from the New Republic's archives and builds a superlaser-equipped space station called Darksaber. Due to shoddy construction it fails to fire and is destroyed by asteroids before the Republic gets to it. Admiral Natasi Daala assassinates most of the Imperial Remnant warlords and unifies their fiefs, then launches an invasion of the New Republic. She is defeated at Yavin IV by the New Jedi Order and hands off command of the Imperial Navy to Gilad Pellaeon. (Star Wars: Darksaber)

    Pellaeon annexes the Pentastar Alignment and takes their Executor-class star dreadnaught Reaper as his flagship. He marshals a fleet containing two more super star destroyers and launches the Orinda Campaign against the New Republic, successfully capturing several star systems. (The Essential Guide to Warfare)

  • The Eighth Doctor and Lucie Miller meet an alien golem in the Black Forest. (Big Finish Doctor Who)
  • Gen. Wedge Antilles and three other pilots are dispatched to the unaligned planet Adumar to try and convince its inhabitants to join the New Republic. They become embroiled in its international politics and end up siding with the lesser nations rather than Cartann, while the Imperial delegation sides with Cartann. The New Republic and allies defeat the Imperials and Cartann in the Battle of Adumar. Wedge Antilles marries Iella Wessiri. (Star Wars: X-Wing - Starfighters of Adumar)

  • Duncan MacLeod explores the jungles of Peru, accompanied by Paco, a local guide. They come across a native tribe led by the immortal Gavriel Larca. The entire tribe ends up dying from a disease caught off Paco; Larca seeks vengeance on MacLeod. (Highlander)
  • In Germany, Professor Professor Victor von Gerdenheim manages to create an artificial person. His excitement results in his death from a heart attack shortly after. His creation takes the name Victor von Gerdenheim and proceeds to go on a quest to win the approval of his father, having no idea what death was and thinking his father was silently brooding. (Darkstalkers)
  • Peabody and Sherman ride the Tom Thumb, the first locomotive in America, as it races against a horse and carriage. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • The Yevetha-ruled Duskhan League mounts a genocide against any non-Yevethan planets in the Koornacht Cluster. Beginning of New Republic military operations against the Duskhan League. (Star Wars: Black Fleet Crisis)

  • March 9: Peabody and Sherman help the French Foreign Legion defend a fort in the Sahara against an Arab army led by Chief Abdul Fanouk.
  • December 3 - Charles Adare, the youngest son of a Lord, arrives in Sidney and gets involved in a love triangle and power struggle with Samson "Sam" Flusky, Lady Henrietta "Hattie" Considine and Milly. (Under Capricorn)
  • The New Republic formally declares war on the Duskhan League. The war ends in a New Republic victory; the Yevetha are driven to their homeworld and have all their ships destroyed. Nil Spaar, the leader, is kidnapped by his Imperial slaves during their successful uprising and ejected into hyperspace in an escape pod. (Star Wars: Black Fleet Crisis)


  • Pellaeon-Gavrisom Treaty signed between the New Republic and the Imperial Remnant, officially ending the Galactic Civil War. Luke Skywalker marries Mara Jade. (Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn)
  • In London, immortal bounty hunter Ludmilla von Tcheka (Reagan Cole) tries to claim the £1,000 bounty on Duncan MacLeod's head, but rescues him after she decides the crime he is guilty of wasn't that bad. (Highlander)
  • Peabody and Sherman track down the only bull near Cadiz, thereby helping to establish bullfighting as the Spanish national sport. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)


  • In London, business partners William "Willie" Kingsley and Smythe have a falling out over the matter of Kingsley stealing £100,000 from the till. They have a duel, in which Smythe apparently kills the immortal Kingsley. Kingsley revives and sets off for America with his ill-gotten gains. (Highlander)
  • December 24 - Jacob Marley dies. (A Christmas Carol)




Unspecified point in the 1830s
  • Sidney Malik is expelled from university and arrested by a bounty hunter. After a skirmish that leaves him inadvertently crowned The King Of Thieves, he and the hunter (Harriet Barker) go an adventure to sort this problem.
  • A matter of months after the above: Jack O'Malley and his friend Wolfe are given a job helping the Widdershins police keep control of malformed summons. In the end they stop the person campaigning for the end of magic use from unleashing the summoned form of Sloth on the public.
  • An unknown time later: Sidney and Harriet team up once again to rescue the stage hand who worked for Sidney's friend. (All of them take place in Widdershins)
(Note: This part of the timeline is presumably, when taken in context with the rest, in the first half of the decade since Victoria is the reigning Queen by 1837 but in this she is still only Princess.)

  • Friedrich von Junzt found dead in his hotel room. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Jedi Order driven from Yavin IV by the Yuuzhan Vong. (Star Wars: New Jedi Order)
  • Immortals Grace Chandel and Carlo Sendaro leave for Sandaro's rubber plantation in South America. Their relationship is rather rocky. (Highlander)
  • In Paris, a group of businessmen who were all partners in the same company are murdered one by one, apparently by a vampire. more  (Highlander)

  • Great Britain abolishes slavery throughout the British Empire, including the North American Union. Despite the fact that slave-owners are given compensation, this creates long-lasting tension within certain quarters of the country for generations to come. (The Two Georges)

     1841 C.E. - 1860 C.E. 
  • C. Auguste Dupin investigates murders in the Rue Morgue. (The Murders In The Rue Morgue)
  • The original Zorro trains a successor, is reunited with his daughter. more  (The Mask of Zorro)
  • The Yuuzhan Vong conquer Coruscant, begin a process of xenoformingnote  that introduces plant matter back into the planet's ecosystem for the first time in millennia. Anakin Solo is killed in action on Myrkr. The Bothans declare ar'krai against the Yuuzhan Vong. (Star Wars: New Jedi Order)
  • Naayéé'neizgháni, the current Slayer, is killed by the demon To. Richard Wilkins I founds Sunnydale over on the site of her tomb despite more  the warnings of the Navajo locals. Marie Siegner becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

  • New Republic reorganized into the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances. (Star Wars)
  • Peabody and Sherman help Kit Carson get away from a group of Indians when he can't remember their language's word for "goodbye". (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Death of Marie Siegner. Catherine Hogarth becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • End of the First Anglo-Afghan War. (Flashman and real life)
  • Walter Simeon, a lonely and bitter young orphan, makes contact with sentient snow that promises that he doesn't need anyone else and that the snow can 'help' him. (The Snowmen, Doctor Who)

  • December 24 - Ebenezer Scrooge meets three ghosts. (A Christmas Carol)
  • An unnamed man catches the vampire Luke sleeping, and is the last person before Buffy Summers to survive a fight with him. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

  • The man-beast Cornell ventures into Dracula's castle to save his adopted sister. (Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness)
  • Retaking of Coruscant by the GFFA (Star Wars)
  • Return of sapient planet Zonama-Sekot from the Unknown Region; it brokers a peace treaty between the GFFA and the Yuuzhan Vong. (Star Wars: New Jedi Order)

  • Unaussprechlichen Kulten translated into English as Nameless Cults. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Dr. Mirakle conducts strange experiments in Paris, which leaves a trail of dead women behind him. (Murders in the Rue Morgue)
  • The current Slayer ends a series of grisly murders in Boston. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Jonathan LaFey, with his wife Miriam Nathias, arrive at the mansion he has inherited. On their way there they are greeted by the Black Horsemen, who warn them of "18 becoming 9". (King Diamond album Abigail)
  • Emergence of Varney the Vampire, arguably the "first vampire with a soul". (Varney the Vampire)

  • Obed Marsh and his followers are imprisoned; two weeks later, a "plague" kills half of Innsmouth's population, leaving the rest under Marsh's control. (The Shadow Over Innsmouth)
  • The Natives and The Dead Rabbits battle in a massive brawl to the death over who holds sway over The Five Points district in New York. (Gangs of New York)

  • Birth of Caleb in Texas. He would grow up to become a merciless gunfighter and cultist to a Dark God. (Blood)
  • Irena Galati, an immortal gypsy, is raped, but her accusation is rejected as 'gypsy lies'. Her also-immortal husband, Jacob, kills the rapist; the two then flee their caravan with the aid of their friend, Duncan MacLeod. (Highlander)
  • Knudhansen Party disappears in the Central Rockies, gets zombified. Zombies put down by a group of Lakota, including Elija Black. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Varney the Vampire kills himself by jumping into the crater of Mount Vesuvius. (Varney the Vampire)

  • While travelling with the gypsies, Duncan MacLeod proposes marriage to Carmen, a young fortune teller. Carmen rejects him after reading his palm and seeing he will love hundreds of women and bury many of them. Duncan is driven from the caravan for insulting Carmen's family honour. (Highlander)
  • Peabody and Sherman forge a fortune cookie in order to get John Sutter to discover gold near his mill. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Another expedition over the Central Rockies discovers the remains of the Knudhansen Party. (The Zombie Survival Guide)

  • Peabody and Sherman convince Paul Julius Reuter that paper airplanes are not a viable method of news delivery. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

  • Zepheniah Mann dies. In his will, he gives his land bought in America to his constantly fighting sons, Redmond and Blutarch, as a way to provoke war. (Team Fortress 2)
  • By this year, the homeworld of the Suliban race becomes uninhabitable. The Suliban migrate to space. They would still be a nomadic race in the 22nd century. (Star Trek: Enterprise)

  • Early December - The Cybermen fall through time and space into Victorian London from the Void. more  (Doctor Who)
  • December 24 - The Tenth Doctor meets "The Next Doctor" and encounters an evil plot from the Cybermen. (Doctor Who)
  • December 25 - The Tenth Doctor and another Doctor more  defeat an attack by time- and dimension-travelling Cybermen. (Doctor Who)
  • In Madrid, Duncan MacLeod studies swordsmanship under immortal Otavio Consone. The two compete for the attentions of local heiress Theresa del Gloria and end up duelling. Otavio wins, but Theresa agrees to marry him in exchange for sparing Duncan's life. She later commits suicide to escape her unhappy marriage. (Highlander)


  • In San Francisco, Duncan MacLeod reunites with Brian Cullen, who has lost his nerve in the meantime. They check into an opium den, where Cullen's drug addiction starts. (Highlander)
  • Peabody and Sherman track down the Light Brigade from all over the world, and bring them back to the Crimean peninsula so they can charge as planned. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Peabody and Sherman recover Florence Nightingale's lamp oil from the Russian army that stole it. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

  • The Second Galactic Civil War emerges out of the Corellian Independence movement and the conversion of Jedi Jacen Solo into the Sith Lord Darth Caedus. Destruction of Centerpoint Station. (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force)
  • Xiaoqin becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)


  • Summer: The Great Stink of London occurs when the River Thames turns toxic due to human effluence and industrial waste being dumped in it. Father Thames abandons London and moves his influence to the Upper Thames valley, giving Mother Thames a free hand in London and its tidal reaches forever afterwards. (Rivers Of London)
  • Birth of Catherine Callan in Ulster. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

  • A large portion of central London is "stolen by bats" and taken underground, where it becomes known as Fallen London. (Echo Bazaar)

  • April 22 - Mabel Simpson and her family's former slave Virgil escape along the Underground Railway to Canada. They later give birth to Abraham Simpson, great-grandfather of the World War II veteran of the same name. (The Simpsons)
  • Louis and Claudia try and fail to kill Lestat, and flee to Paris. There, they meet the Theater of the Vampires and Armand. more  (Interview with the Vampire)
  • Angelus drives Drusilla crazy, then turns her into a vampire. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Birth of Oro in Japan. He would migrate to Brazil in his 50s and spend most of his life as a hermit, using that time to master Senjutsu. (Street Fighter III)
  • On Earth-C, Abraham Linkidd is elected President of the United Species of America. (Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!)
  • Peabody and Sherman are present at the founding of the Pony Express, and carry 1/51 of a message from Missouri to Sacramento. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Death of Xiaoqin. Agatha Primrose becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • William Channing Webb, professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, encounters a tribe of Eskimos who worship Cthulhu. (The Call of Cthulhu)

     1861 C.E. - 1880 C.E. 
  • April 12 - The American Civil War begins. Following the secession of the Confederate States of America, there were a number of Union-held forts within the Confederacy. The War begins with the Conferates bombing Union-held Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. (Gone with the Wind and real life)

  • April 18—May 23 - Dr. Fergusson and his companions's balloon flight across Africa. (Five Weeks in a Balloon)
  • A Confederate soldier manages to recover Special Order-191, narrowly avoiding handing the enemy the CSA's battle plans. In September the Union army is crushed at the Battle of Camp Hill and Pennsylvania and Kentucky are occupied by the Confederacy. On November 4th British and French ambassadors formally recognize the Confederate States of America, and the War of Secession ends. (Timeline-191)
  • Duncan MacLeod becomes an abolitionist and joined the Underground Railroad. He meets Sean Zale, a lad who became immortal at a young age, and entrusts him to a mortal woman. Sean is soon killed by another immortal. (Highlander)
  • Death of Agatha Primrose. Pauline Francis Bernard becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Col. Rhett Butler of Charleston, S.C. becomes a highly successful and famous blockade runner. (Gone with the Wind)

  • June - Professor Otto Lidenbrock leads an expedition towards the center of the earth. (Journey to the Center of the Earth)
  • July 11 - In the preceding months Amsterdam Vallon resurrected the Dead Rabbits to challenge Bill the Butcher and The Natives for control over The Five Points once again. Their battle, however, is violently interrupted by the outbreak of the New York Draft Riots, leaving no real victor. (Gangs of New York)
  • Confederate general Robert E. Lee is given a vast arsenal of AK-47s by time-traveling South Africans from 2015 who want a future ally in support of Apartheid. (The Guns of the South)
  • Skagarans abduct a number of humans as slaves on their home planet, but the humans, led by Cooper Smith, rebel and turn the Skagarans into the slaves. The colony world continued resembling the Old West at least to the 22nd century. (Star Trek: Enterprise)
  • Duncan MacLeod is arrested while smuggling slaves out of Tennessee. He is hanged and buried, but rescued by the honourable Lucas Desiree, an immortal captain in the Confederate army. The two part on friendly terms. (Highlander)
  • Robert E.O. Speedwagon is born, and the hamon master Tonpetty takes William A. Zeppeli in as his apprentice. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Peabody and Sherman stop Alfred Nobel from blowing up himself, or the engineers who come to inspect his work. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Bill and Ted abduct Abraham Lincoln with the help of Genghis Khan, bringing him to the year 1988 for their history report. (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

  • June - Battle of Pine Mountain in Georgia. Colonel Thaddius Riker, nicknamed "Old Iron Boots", serves as leader of the 102nd New York Infantry. Riker is wounded during the battle but saved by a member of the Q Continuum as Riker's descendant, William Thomas Riker, had been deemed significant for the Continuum. (Star Trek: Voyager)
  • July 22 - Crew of the Duncan, lord Edward Glenarvan's yacht, finds a message in a bottle from the shipwrecked captain Harry Grant. (In Search of the Castaways)
  • August 10 - Peabody and Sherman foil a Confederate spy, allowing General William Tecumsah Sherman (no relation?) to get across a bridge on his march through Georgia. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • August 25 - The Duncan sets out towards South America in hopes of rescuing captain Grant. (In Search of the Castaways)
  • Duncan MacLeod is arrested while smuggling slaves out of Georgia. He and his latest charge Jeffrey are transported to Camp Sumter, a Confederate Prisoner-of-war camp located at Andersonville. When Jeffrey contracts gangrene, Duncan has to mercy kill him; he then vows vengeance on the prison's commander, William Everett Culbraith. Who happens to be a fellow immortal. (Highlander)
  • Bra'tac is born, probably on the planet Chulak. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Death of Pauline Francis Bernard. Lucy Hanover becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Kevin Corcoran returns to New York from the Civil War, finding that his daughter has died and his wife is missing. He then joins the New York Police Department as a detective. (Copper)

  • March 8: Captain Harry Grant is rescued. (In Search of the Castaways)
  • April 4: Garzooka travels back in time to this date to try to prevent Abraham Lincoln's assassination and fails to do so, but discovers the Green Chaos Emerald. (GoJyu Sentai Gigaranger)
  • April 14: Superboy travels back in time to this date to try to prevent Abraham Lincoln's assassination, but fails to do so. (DC Comics)
  • July 14: Peabody and Sherman help Lord Douglas climb the Matterhorn. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • October - The Baltimore Gun Club launches a capsule towards the Moon. (From the Earth to the Moon)
  • Five Union PO Ws, led by Cyrus Smith (aka Cyrus Harding) escape by hot air balloon from the city of Richmond, Virginia, under siege by Union troops. After a storm blows them off course, they crash land on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific. (The Mysterious Island)
  • Union victorious in the American Civil War. (Gone with the Wind and Real Life)
  • Alice visits Wonderland. (Alice in Wonderland)
  • A former member of Glaaki's cult leaks the Revelations of Glaaki. (Cthulhu Mythos)

  • November 23 - Clara Oswin Oswald born. (Doctor Who)
  • John Carter transported to Barsoom (Mars). (John Carter of Mars)
  • Duncan MacLeod shags a young woman named Bess, but they are interrupted by her fiancé, Ned, who accidentally kills Bess when she tries to stop the men fighting. (Highlander)
  • Death of Lucy Hanover. Angela Martignetti becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

  • May 15 - June 21: Immortals Duncan MacLeod and Paul Karros fight on the Republican side during the last days of the Second Mexican Empire. Duncan befriends Elda Gutierrez, a young medic. When Elda dies in Duncan's arms, the Highlander leaves Mexico in disgust at "Just Wars" which leave everyone dead. (Highlander)
  • The immortal Kronos, under the name Melvin Koren, leads a small group of Comancheros in a brutal campaign across Texas. Duncan MacLeod leads a group of rangers in pursuit. The two immortals find a secluded spot to duel, and Kronos almost kills Duncan, but it shot by a group of rangers. He is buried in a shallow grave, but soon revives and escapes.(Highlander)
  • The Black Rock crashes on the island. more  (LOST)
  • Dio Brando is born. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Birth of Scrooge McDuck in Glasgow. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • Peabody and Sherman find out how Buffalo Bill Cody got his name. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Peabody and Sherman help the Marquess of Queensbury come up with his famous set of rules for boxing. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Zombie outbreak in the RMS Rona brings zombies to Australia. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • U.S. Secret Service agents James West and Artemus Gordon are assigned to covert activity in the Western territories. (The Wild Wild West)
  • Daily Bugle founded. (Marvel Comics)

  • Civil War veteran Ethan Edwards goes after the Comanches who massacred his brother's family and kidnapped his niece. (The Searchers)
  • At about this time, Duncan MacLeod meets fellow immortal Carl the Hermit. Carl teaches Duncan tracking skills and his knowledge of the fauna and flaura of the North American forests in exchange for swordsmanship. (Highlander)
  • Duncan MacLeod saves the life of Chaske, a Native American slave boy, but he is shot the next day by untrusting townsfolk. (Highlander)
  • Jonathan Joestar and Erina Pendleton are born. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

  • December 24 - The Ninth Doctor and Rose meet Charles Dickens and the medium Gwyneth and prevent an invasion by the Gelth. (Doctor Who)
  • Captain Jack gets stranded in Cardiff and remains stationed at the Cardiff Rift and later Torchwood Three waiting for the Doctor. (Doctor Who)
  • Peabody and Sherman help Talbot Heffelfinger find a model for the first Indian head nickel. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Peabody and Sherman help solve the very first case of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • The board game Jumanji is buried outside Brantford, New Hampshire. (Jumanji)

  • At about this date, Vulcans had recovered from the disastrous civil wars of the 4th century. They discover or rediscover space flight. more  (Star Trek: Enterprise)
  • Peabody plays in the world's first golf match. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • A band of Texas Rangers is massacred by bandits in the New Mexico territory. The lone survivor, one John Reid, is never heard from again. (The Lone Ranger)

  • Caleb, a ruthless gunslinger, meets Ophelia Price and both end up drawn into an evil cult. (Blood)
  • Peabody and Sherman help P. T. Barnum recover full ownership of his circus from dastardly trapeze artists Hyde and Sick. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Peabody and Sherman save Mr. Stanley and Dr. Livingston from a tribe of cannibals, incidentally failing to settle an argument between them about which one has the right to say "I presume". (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Birth of Mollie Prater in Kentucky. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

  • March 13 - Duncan MacLeod has finally settled down in a Lakota Sioux settlement. He has married Little Deer and adopted her son, Kahani, from a previous marriage. On this day, he leaves the camp for a short period to look for Connor and meets Kern, an immortal Cavalryman who seeks out Native American settlements for the Cavalry to exterminate. The two fight and Duncan returns to camp, only to find them wiped out by the Cavalry. (Highlander)
  • March - Connor MacLeod finds Duncan still mourning over the corpses. He helps prepare the funeral pyres and tries to comfort Duncan.(Highlander)
  • Autumn: Duncan goes on a rampage against Kern, the Cavalry, and white people in general. He ends up in a cell with Jim Coltec, a Lakota hayoka who absorbs Duncan's hate and rage into himself. With permission of the Lakota tribal elders, Duncan builds a cabin for himself on an island considered sacred to them to avoid having to fight any more immortals. (Highlander)
  • The First Accords between the Nephilim (now called Shadowhunters) and Downworlders (vampires, werewolves, faeries, and warlocks) are signed. (The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices)
  • October 2 - Phileas Fogg begins a trip around the world (Around the World in 80 Days)
  • November 5 - December 4:
    • The Mary Celeste is found mysteriously abandoned (Real Life)
    • The Marie Celeste is abandoned by its crew after time-traveling Daleks arrive hunting for the First Doctor. (Doctor Who)
    • Benjamin Spooner Briggs, Captain of the Mary Celeste, finds himself in Limbo where he has to aid Destiny in a war against Fate.(Limbo of the Lost)
  • December 12 - Birth of Henry Walton Jones in Scotland. He would grow up to become a professor of medieval literature. (Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide -2008)
  • Peabody and Sherman foil Jesse James' plan to rob a bank in St. Louis. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Peabody and Sherman help James Whistler keep his mother still long enough to paint her. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Birth of Elizabeth in White Chapel, London. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Carmilla comes to live with the young English girl, Laura. Laura eventually falls ill. (Carmilla)

  • March 1 - Apprentice pirate Frederick completes his term of indenture. (The Pirates of Penzance)
  • Martial artist Kwai Chang Caine begins his adventures in the American West. (Kung Fu)
  • Jonathan Joestar's dog, Danny, saves him from drowning, and they become best friends. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Peabody and Sherman prod Alexander Graham Bell into inventing the telephone. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Death of Angela Martignetti. Catherine Callan becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)




  • Scrooge McDuck starts work as a shoe shine boy. His first customer pays him with an American dime; Scrooge is initially outraged, but comes to view the event as a sign that he should go to America to seek his fortune. He keeps the dime as the first money he ever owned, and a memento of his origin. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • Birth of Florence Gilbert in Virginia City, Wyoming. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

  • March 17 - Birth of Anna Mary Jones in Virginia. She would become the wife of Henry Jones and mother of Indiana Jones. (Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide)
  • Birth of Marcus Brody in the United Kingdom. He would grow up to become a historian, archaeologist and museum curator. (Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide)
  • Kamiya Kaoru, head of the Kamiya Kasshin kendo school, meets former assassin Himura Kenshin, who is atoning for his past killings with pacifism. Shortly after, more of Kenshin's previous enemies come to kill him. (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Alice Kingsley is brought back to Wonderland to help revolt against the regime of the Red Queen. (Alice in Wonderland [2010 film])
  • After cattle rancher John Tunstall is murdered, William "Billy the Kid" Bonney and his other hired hands form the Regulators and seek revenge. The ensuing conflict would become known as the Lincoln County War. (Young Guns and Real Life)

  • January: Professor Chronos arrives in this time ahead of Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. He is robbed by Tobias Manning, who uses his chronosuit to acquire future technology and seize control of Elkhorn. (Justice League)
  • June 12: Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern arrive in this time in pursuit of Professor Chronos. (Justice League)
  • June 13: Batlash, Oahisha Smith, El Diablo, and Jonah Hex, in collaboration with time-travelling Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern, oust Tobias Manning from Elkhorn and destroy his future technology. Professor Chronos flees to the future, pursued by the time-displaced heroes.
  • A mysterious figure named the Magister declares war on the London Institute, with a robot army for backup. (The Infernal Devices)
  • The Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler save Queen Victoria from a werewolf. The Queen forms Torchwood in the wake of this incident, and declares the Doctor a threat. (Doctor Who)
  • Peabody and Sherman recruit the initial Texas Rangers. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Bill and Ted travel to a small town in New Mexico with their time machine and pick up Billy the Kid after getting into a bar room brawl, bringing him to the year 1988 for their history report. (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • Hugh Crain builds a country house for his new family, but his young wife is killed in a carriage accident seconds before seeing it for the first time. (The Haunting of Hill House)

  • Drusilla turns William into a vampire. He takes the name Spike. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Infamous gunfighter and bounty hunter Will Munny comes back from retirement for one last job. (Unforgiven)
  • Baron Sardonicus' wife Maude contacts Sir Robert Cargrave in London in hopes that he could come to Gorslava and cure the Baron's permanent rictus grin. (Mr. Sardonicus)
  • Dario Brando is on his deathbed, and sends his son, Dio, to live with the Joestar family, of whom the patriarch, George Joestar I, believes he is deeply indebted to Dario. Jonathan Joestar meets and falls in love with Erina Pendleton, but Dio steals her from him, and kills his pet dog, Danny. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Scrooge McDuck emigrates to America and meets the Beagle Boys. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • Lord Henry Mystic establishes his home at Mystic Point, Papua New Guinea and rescues and befriends a monkey he names Albert after a favorite uncle. (Mystic Manor)
  • Peabody and Sherman help Scotland Yard recover the stolen Crown Jewels (and the Tower of London, which was apparently stolen along with them) by noticing that they were never stolen in the first place. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

  • 14-year-old Mattie Ross teams up with US Marshell "Rooster" Cogburn and Texas Ranger La Boeuf to avenge her father's murder. (True Grit)

     1881 C.E. - 1900 C.E. 
  • October 26: Nine gunslingers fight the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. Vendettas ensue. (Real Life)
    • Lawmen Morgan and Virgil Earp insist on confronting the illegally-armed cowboys, leading to a complex tragedy. (Tombstone)
    • The First Doctor and companions become involved in the gunfight at the OK Corral. (Doctor Who)
  • Sherlock Holmes meets John Watson. (A Study in Scarlet)
  • The Confederate States purchases the Mexican provinces of Sonora and Chihuahua. The United States invades, beginning the Second Mexican War. (Timeline-191)
  • Zombie outbreak in Piedmont, Oregon. (The Zombie Survival Guide)

  • A meteor crashes on Nahum Gardner's farm outside Arkham. A strange blight affects his land over the next year. (The Colour Out of Space)
  • The Second Mexican War ends in a Confederate victory thanks to its alliance with France and Great Britain. A humiliated United States begins building closer ties to Germany. Slavery begins to phase out in the CSA, though racism is still very much institutionalized. Former president Abraham Lincoln splits from the Republicans and founds the Socialist Party. (Timeline-191)
  • July 4: Duncan MacLeod tries to propose to his girlfriend, Sarah Carter, but is prevented by the arrival of her estranged husband, Henry. The men fight, and Sarah decides to reconcile with Henry. (Highlander)
  • Tim Ramsey, a friend of Duncan MacLeod, is killed in a duel by a US marshall for a murder he didn't commit. The marshall, Charles Mako, is immortal. (Highlander)
  • Angus "Pothole" McDuck dies and leaves his riverboat, the Dirty Dollar, to Scrooge. The boat is destroyed by the Beagle Boys, and so Scrooge seeks a career as a ranch worker under Murdo MacKenzie. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • Investigation party finds Piedmont destroyed. (The Zombie Survival Guide)

  • The Seventh Doctor and Ace confront a bizarre plot to assassinate Queen Victoria and an attempt to halt Earth's evolution. A sketch of the Ninth Doctor at Krakatoa is discovered in Sumatra. (Doctor Who)
  • A piece of the Xylok, later dubbed Mr. Smith, emerges from the Krakatoa eruption. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • The Geth revolt against their Quarian creators, forcing the evacuation of the Quarian homeworld and its colony planets over the following two decades. (Mass Effect)
  • Immortal doctor Gregor Powers tries to treat a cholera epidemic. The father of a deceased patient blames Gregor for his son's death, and shoots him. Gregor revives and flees, having lost his last traces of idealism. (Highlander)
  • Scrooge McDuck becomes a miner. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)

  • Sherlock Holmes investigates the case of the Hound of the Baskervilles. Account published by Watson/Doyle during the Hiatus. (Sherlock Holmes)

  • September 2 - Marty McFly arrives in Hill Valley, California, to rescue Doc Brown from his future death. (Back to the Future III)
  • November 11 - Birth of Elise McKenna in Salt Lake City, Utah. She would grow up to become a famous stage actress. (Somewhere In Time)
  • December 14 - Ciel Phantomhive's tenth birthday, his parents are murdered and he is kidnapped by an unknown occult group. They attempt to use him as a sacrifice to summon a demon, which is only partially successful; the demon arrives and makes a contract not with the occult group, but with Ciel Phantomhive. He takes on the name "Sebastian Michaelis", and vows to stay by his side until Ciel brings those who responsible for his parents' death to justice. (Black Butler)
  • December- The Mousekewitz's, a Jewish family of mice from Shostka, Russia, flee to the United States after a pogrom. (An American Tail)
  • The Great Hakurei border is formed, sealing off Gensokyo from the rest of the world (Touhou)
  • H. G. Wells meets the Sixth Doctor, and is inspired. (Doctor Who)
  • The Turtles go from pirate ship in the Age of Sail to iron horse in the Old West, hopping from flatbed to flatbed while menaced by Foot Soldiers. They eventually face off against Leatherhead, after which they're sent to 2020. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time)
  • Scrooge McDuck meets Howard Rockerduck and his son, John. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • Peabody and Sherman recover Annie Oakley's stolen gun and help her win a marksmanship competition. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Disappearance (and suspected murder) of Dr. Henry Jekyll of Strand St., London. (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)

  • Genevieve Hill is killed by immortal erotic artist Gerard Kragen to prevent anyone else from having her. Her current lover, Alec Hill, vows to avenge her, and makes Duncan MacLeod promise to carry on the fight if he himself fails. (Highlander)
  • Scrooge McDuck begins prospecting for gold in South Africa. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • Peabody and Sherman convince Geronimo to sign a peace treaty. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Young Fievel Mousekewitz is separated from his family on their voyage to America (An American Tail)
  • Mollie Prater becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Mycroft Holmes of Yorkshire is appointed head of the British Secret Service, and receives the code name "M" (future Secret Service heads will retain this appellation). (Sherlock Holmes, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, James Bond)
  • Eight-year-old Robin Weaver of Burkittsville, Md. is reported missing. Weaver returns home, but one of the search parties is later found tied together at the arms and legs and disembowelled. (The Blair Witch Project)
  • "The Autumn of Death" occurs in London, named so for the sightings of undead walking on the streets. Whole debacle is chalked up by authorities to be mass hallucinations caused by diseases. (MediEvil 2)

  • End of the Golden Age of Muttonchops. (Futurama)
  • George Joestar I's health deteriorates, and he eventually passes away. more  (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Death of Mollie Prater. Belle Malone becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

  • April 12-18 - Anthropophagi infestation discovered and destroyed by Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, Will Henry, ans John Kearns. (Monstrumologist)
  • July 8 - Peabody and Sherman help John L. Sullivan overcome his enormous mustache to become the new boxing champion. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Summer: Belle Malone ends a series of murders in Dodge City, but dies soon after. Elizabeth becomes the new Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • August 31 - November 9: The Jack The Ripper murders take place in London.
    • Angelina Durless, an abortion doctor whose uterus was damaged in an accident, preventing her from having kids, kills Mary Ann Nichols, which sparks the attention of Grell Sutcliffe, a shinigami. The two of them team up to become Jack the Ripper. (Black Butler)
    • The Redjac, a parasitic lifeform that feeds on pain and fear, arrives on Earth and takes Jack the Ripper as its host. It would continue to change identities and feeding grounds until the 23rd century. (Star Trek: The Original Series)
    • A serial killer named Jack the Ripper roams London's streets. He is eventually abducted by the Vorlons. (Babylon 5)
    • Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale fathers an illegitimate daughter. The Jack the Ripper murders are an attempt to eliminate any witnesses to his indiscretion. (From Hell)
    • Elizabeth, the current Slayer, forms an uneasy alliance with the vampires Darla, Angelus, Spike, and Drusilla to hunt down Jack the Ripper, a notorious vampire. They fail. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • After November 9 - After eating Jack The Ripper, the Silurian Madame Vastra, along with her human accomplice Jenny, are called to the asteroid Demons Run to repay a debt to the Eleventh Doctor. (Doctor Who)
  • November 22: John Clayton, 8th Duke of Greystoke, is born on the Gabonese coast under extraordinary circumstances. (Tarzan)
  • December - Elizabeth is killed by Jack the Ripper. Jack himself is subsequently staked by James Whitcomb, secretly a vampire himself, to prevent vampires from becoming public knowledge. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Sherlock Holmes matches wits with Irene Adler. ("A Scandal in Bohemia")
  • John Watson meets and marries his first wife, Mary Morstan. (The Sign of Four)
  • Gabriel Van Helsing battles Dracula and his minions. (Van Helsing)
  • Immortal gambler Kit O'Brady loses his entire fortune, his casino, and his lucky coin to Amanda in a high-stake game of poker. Kit would go on to experience over a century of bad luck and blamed Amanda for it. (Highlander)
  • The next night, Duncan MacLeod meets Alec Hill again, and finds his friend has sunk into depression and insanity in grief over Genevieve. (Highlander)
  • Later that year, Amanda's casino burns down. She blames Kit O'Brady; Kit, meanwhile, was innocent, and at that time was on a cruise ship. The ship sinks, and Kit is lost at sea.(Highlander)
  • Birth of the twins Fiona and Jackson Canmore. They would both grow up to become Hunters. (Gargoyles)
  • Jonathan Joestar fights and defeats his vampiric stepbrother, Dio Brando. more  During this year, Lisa Lisa is also born. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Peabody and Sherman help Louis Pasteur convince his cow Fifi that she's not a rooster, thereby allowing him to invent pasteurization. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Zombie outbreak in Hayward, Washington, put down by the efforts of Elija Black. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Scientists begin creating super soldiers who can jump in midair and survive without food and light for a long time. (Jumper)

Before 1889

  • February 7 - Jonathan Joestar and Erina Pendleton marry, boarding a ship to America for their honeymoon. more  (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Sarah Jane Smith is sent back through time to search for the rare metal chronostene, and discovers a house with timelines collapsing on one another. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Birth of Lord Raptor/Zabel Zarock in Australia. Through unknown means, the man would still appear youthful until the late 20th century. (Darkstalkers)
  • Scrooge McDuck returns to America to search for gold. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • Peabody and Sherman settle a dispute between Sitting Bull and a hotel manager. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

  • June 1-2: Struggling artist Vincent van Gogh meets the Doctor and Amy. They battle a hostile alien prowling around only Vincent can see. (Doctor Who)
  • Before July 29: Vincent van Gogh paints The Pandorica Opens in his madness. (Doctor Who)
  • July 29: Vincent van Gogh commits suicide out of depression.
  • December 29: The Wounded Knee massacre. Hundreds of Lakota men, women and children are gunned down by the 7th US Cavalry. (Real Life)
    • A sixteen-year-old Booker DeWitt participates in the atrocity, which will haunt him for the rest of his life. Zachary Hale Comstock will later claim to have been present at the event, which he will portray as a heroic victory over murderous savages. (BioShock Infinite)
  • Blutarch Mann asks Radigan Conagher to create a life extender machine so he can outlive his brother Redmond and take his land. Later, he is bribed to do the same for Redmond. (Team Fortress 2)
  • George Joestar II, named after his paternal grandfather, is born. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

  • Publication date of the Thomas Common English translation of Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra, which would eventually inspire the creation of the Nietzscheans. (6811 CY) (Thus Spake Zarathustra, Andromeda).
  • Sherlock Holmes thwarts the plans of Lord Henry Blackwood. (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Sherlock Holmes confronts Professor Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls; both are believed dead. (The Final Problem)
  • Immortals Thomas "Sully" Sullivan and Duncan MacLeod manage to share a $1,000 prize from an illegal bare-knuckle boxing match. (Highlander)

  • December 23-24 - The Eleventh Doctor's self-imposed exile and consequent brooding is interrupted by Clara Oswin Oswald, a mysterious barmaid/governess, and a malevolent sentience controlling carnivorous snow. (Doctor Who)
  • After a fight in Ellis Island, Captain Jack Harkness discovers he cannot die. (Doctor Who)
  • Michigan J. Frog is burried in the cornerstone of a sky scraper to be found in 1955 when the building is demolished. (Looney Tunes)
  • Twins August Lupa (a.k.a. Nero Wolfe) and Marko Vukčić are born to Irene Adler in Montenegro. (Nero Wolfe fanon)

  • May 5th - Jonathan Harker arrives at the castle of Count Dracula, where he will find himself unable to leave for two months. (Dracula)
  • June 30th - Dracula leaves for London, and Harker is able to escape the castle. (Dracula)
  • August - The crew of the Enterprise-D arrives in San Francisco from the future. They encounter a younger version of Guinan, reportedly hiding from her father. Data's head gets buried. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • September 7th - Van Helsing arrives in London to help save Lucy Westenra. (Dracula)
  • September 20th - Lucy Westenra dies. (Dracula)
  • October - The flying city of Columbia, funded by the US Congress and masterminded by preacher Zachary Comstock and physicist Rosalind Lutece, is unveiled at the first World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The "miracle child" Elizabeth is introduced to the people of Columbia as the prophet Comstock's future successor. (BioShock Infinite)
  • November 6th - Count Dracula dies. (Dracula)
  • Jack the Ripper uses H.G. Wells's Time Machine to escape into the future; Wells follows in pursuit. (Time After Time)
  • Having failed to find gold in America, Scrooge McDuck decides to try his luck in Australia. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • Zombies lay siege to Fort Louis Philippe. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • The current Slayer defeats a series of demonic murders in Oklahoma. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Birth of Millicent Rose Gresham in Duluth, Minnesota. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The crew of the ship carrying the Damascus expedition is found mostly dead on arrival near Texas. (The Outing)

  • July 17 - Radigan Conagher finishes construction of a life extender machine for Blutarch Mann so he can outlive his brother Redmond. (Team Fortress 2)
  • August 3 - Radigan Conagher finishes construction of a life extender machine for Redmond Mann so he can outlive his brother Blutarch. (Team Fortress 2)
  • Sherlock Holmes returns from three years of travels (the "Great Hiatus"). (The Adventure of the Empty House)
  • Outlaw Catherine "Cat" Ballou is sentenced to death by hanging for murder in Wolf City, Wyoming. (Cat Ballou)

  • The King in Yellow is published and promptly denounced across Europe. (The King in Yellow)
  • Birth of Mason E. "Mace" Malone. He would grow up to become a leading gangster and a member of The Illuminati. (Gargoyles)
  • The current Slayer is killed by Lothos. Angelique Hawthorne becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • James Moriarty III co-founds a criminal league/terrorist cult called the "Circle of Life." This organization will later be renamed Krafthaus, and still later, THRUSH. (The Man From UNCLE)
  • The housemaid Daisy Fitzroy is implicated in the murder of the Lady Comstock. She escapes and goes underground, forming a resistance movement called the Vox Populi dedicated to overthrowing Comstock and the ruling Founders of Columbia. (BioShock Infinite)

  • January 1 - Society of Explorers and Adventurers member Lord Henry Mystic opens his home at Mystic Point as an art museum for the public. (Mystic Manor)
  • January - An expedition led by Robert Walton IV discovers the Frankenstein's Monster encased in ice in Antarctica. (The Monster of Frankenstein #1)
  • Duncan MacLeod encounters immortals Sharon Collins and Axel Whittaker, who run an operation where Sharon seduces other immortals and Axel kills them when they are defenceless. Duncan manages to escape the trap and offers to send Sharon to London to get a real mentor, but she is killed by Axel before he can leave. (Highlander)
  • Having failed to find gold in Australia, Scrooge McDuck decides to try Canada. This time, he succeeds. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • Peabody and Sherman arrange to drain the Venetian canals in order to let Marconi invent the radio. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Garrison at Fort Louis Philippe, running low on supplies, gather what they can and escape, managing to trap the zombies within the fort. (The Zombie Survival Guide)

  • June 20: In London, the father of young Olivia Flaversham is abducted. She manages to convince detective Basil of Baker Street to take the case. They are soon facing Professor Ratigan and his plot to depose Queen Mousetoria. Meanwhile the Diamond Jubilee is taking place. (The Great Mouse Detective)
  • Death of Angelique Hawthorne. Florence Gilbert becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Florence Gilbert ends a series of vampiric murders, but she herself dies soon after. Grace becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Grace is killed by vampires Helen and Angelus. Xin Rong becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)


  • July 1 - Birth of Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr to Henry and Anna Jones. He would grow up to become an Adventurer Archaeologist. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • July? - Birth of Indiana, an Alaskan Malamute. He becomes the Jones family dog. Henry, Jr is raised alongside the dog. He would eventually name himself after his "best friend". (Young Indiana Jones)
  • July: Newsboys Strike in New York City, New York. (Newsies and real life)
  • December 31 - Harrison Hightower disappears after openly disbelieving and disrespecting the trickster idol Shiriki Utundu, a recent acquisition of his. Has his last meeting with the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, Henry Mystic being among the attendees. At the stroke of midnight the idol unleashes its fury and the Hightower Hotel is shut down. (Tower of Terror (Tokyo Disney Sea) and Mystic Manor)
  • Richard Wilkins founds Sunnydale, California. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Alexander Hartdegen's sweetheart Emma is killed by a robber. He becomes obsessed with traveling back in time and averting her death.more  (The Time Machine [2002 film])
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen thwarts the Fantom's plans for world war. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen [film])
  • Elise McKenna starts her acting career. She is only 14-years-old. (Somewhere In Time)
  • In Paris, earnest young poet Christian visits Moulin Rouge, the hottest nightclub-slash-brothel. He meets and falls in love with Satine, the leading performer.(Moulin Rouge!)
  • Scrooge McDuck becomes a millionaire and enters the banking sector. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • Thomas and Anna Sheridan are killed by Abhartach. Their daughter, Róisín, is given power to kill demons. (Róisín Dubh)
  • Dorothy Gale visits Oz. (The Wizard of Oz)
  • October: Dorothy Gale returns to Kansas and is locked in a psychiatric clinic. She manages to return to Oz, but finds it much darker than she remembers. (Return to Oz)

  • February 14 - In Australia, three students and a teacher disappear during a field trip to a rock formation (Picnic at Hanging Rock)
  • June 18 - Amidst the chaos of the Boxer Rebellion, current Slayer Xin Rong is killed by Spike. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • July and August - Leo Colston stays with the Maudsley family at Brandham Hall, Norfolk (The Go-Between)
  • Lord Henry Mystic's Magneto-Electric Carriage takes first prize in an invention competition at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. (Mystic Manor)
  • Two rural Amestrian brothers crack open an alchemy book for the first time. (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Peabody and Sherman stop John Holland's submarine from behaving like a helicopter, then extricate it from underneath a giant octopus. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Birth of (future DCI) Thomas Nightingale, immortal guardian of London. (Rivers of London).
  • The flying city of Columbia is sent on a global tour to showcase American exceptionalism. (BioShock Infinite)

Mid to late 19th Century
  • A ship travelling to San Francisco catches fire and is evacuated. Three survivors - eight-year-old cousins Richard and Emmeline Lestrange, and galley cook Paddy Button - are stranded on a South Pacific island. Dick and Emmy live there until early adulthood, eventually falling in love with each other and mating. (The Blue Lagoon (1908) and its adaptationsnote )
  • Between 1886-1890: Fievel Mousekewitz's other adventures take place; one where he helped discover a tribe of Lenape Indian mice living beneath New York, another where he helped solve the mystery of a "night monster" attacking New York mice. And a third adventure in which he moved out west, though that may or may not have been a dream. (An American Tail series)
  • Sometime between 1881-1886: A mysterious series of crimes take place at the Paris Opera, including sabotage, extortion, murder, kidnappings and one Falling Chandelier Of Doom. Company members attribute the disasters to a ghost, though later evidence reveals they were caused by a brilliant but disfigured and insane musician who had taken up residence in the building's cellars. (The Phantom of the Opera note )
  • The entity currently known as Jones, at this time known as Elizabeth, assumes the identity of Elizabeth Langdon, illegitimate daughter of Samuel Langdon, at the latter's request. Is named the heir to his estates. (Gunnerkrigg Court)

19th Century
  • Formation of the Cardassian Union on planet Cardassia Prime. The Union was formed under a treaty that established a power-sharing agreement between the Cardassian Central Command and the Obsidian Order. The civilian Detapa Council was established to serve as the chief governing body between the two branches, however, in practice, the Council was virtually powerless. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • Latest possible date for the development of the Satsui no Hadou ("Surge of Murderous Intent"), a martial arts technique/mystical force which enhances the user to superhuman levels at the cost of whatever makes them human. Its most famous practitioner would be Akuma. (Street Fighter Alpha)
  • Latest possible date for the "birth" of the demon Garuda, a combination of all the souls driven mad by the Satsui no Hadou.(Street Fighter EXmore )

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