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Grand Unified Timeline events from 1851 C.E. to 1913 C.E.

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     1851 C.E. - 1860 C.E. 
  • July 28: The Crystal Palace exhibition, and associated scientific accomplishments, causes already-waning magic to cease existence entirely. (The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.)
  • 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)
  • Around this time, Brand's father dies, and he is witness to his mother's callous robbery of the deathbed. Soon after this, Brand leaves, not to return for ten years (Brand).
  • Esther Summerson leaves her school to take up residence and occupation at her guardian John Jarndyce´s manor, called "Bleak House". She meets and befriends two young wards in the Jarndyce vs Jarndyce case, Richard Carstone and Ada Clare. The two wards quickly fall in love (Bleak House).




  • 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)
  • Sherlock Holmes is born. (Sherlock Holmes)



  • 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, leaving the river's tidal reaches without a guiding spirit until 1957. (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)
  • Slave turned bounty hunter Django Freeman liberates his wife from the Candyland plantation in Mississippi. (Django Unchained)
  • While Charles Darwin is writing The Origin of Species, he is visited by the Librarian of Unseen University, and also the Discworld's God of Evolution, temporarily creating a timeline where he instead wrote the "intelligent design" treatise Theology of Species. A brief visit to Unseen University helps put things back on track. (The Science of Discworld, The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch)
  • The town of Morgue is founded in California. By 1963, it has become a ghost town. (The Outer Limits (1963))


  • Ronin Kuwabatake Sanjuro wanders into a small Japanese village in the middle of a gang war, and plays both sides into destroying each other. (Yojimbo).
  • April 10: The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones help the 14-year-old Buffalo Bill Cody, a rider with the Pony Express, escape from bandits using a 1941 motorcycle. (Voyagers!)
  • April 22: Mabel Simpson and her family's former slave Virgil escape along the Underground Railway to Canada. They later have a son named Abraham Simpson, the 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)
  • In Polly Spark's altered version of history, Dr. Bug-Bot persuades Florence Nightingale to feed cake and ice cream to her patients. (JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain)
  • Cain falls in love with the human Colette around this time. Although she forgives him for the evil deeds he did prior to meeting her, she makes him promise not to kill anymore. He agrees and retires to live with Colette as a married couple. (Supernatural)


  • Eliza Harris escapes to freedom by crossing the Ohio River on ice floes. Topsy grows like Topsy. Little Eva is stricken by Victorian Novel Disease. Uncle Tom is killed by the cruel slave master Simon Legree.Justification  (Uncle Tom's Cabin)


     1861 C.E. - 1870 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 Confederates bombing Union-held Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. (Real Life)
    • During a barbecue at Twelve Oaks plantation, Scarlett O'Hara confesses her love to Ashley Wilkes, but he is marrying his cousin Melanie Hamilton. The barbecue is disrupted by the announcement that war has broken out. (Gone with the Wind)
    • Virginia "Virgie" Cary's sixth birthday party is disrupted by the outbreak of war. (The Littlest Rebel)
  • April 29: Maryland secedes from the USA and joins the Confederacy. (Chrononauts)
  • Brand, an unemployed chaplain, returns to his hometown in western Norway and causes a stir with his controversial views and badass attitudes. He gains a girlfriend, Agnes, and has to face off his mother. The two of them does not part well. Brand eventually takes the calling and becomes a priest in the community. (Brand)
  • Sam is born. (Journey Into Space)
  • Daniel Covington is killed in The American Civil War. (Quantum Leap)


  • April 12:
    • A group of Union soldiers volunteer to steal a Confederate train in Atlanta and take it north to Tennessee. (Real Life and The Great Locomotive Chase)
    • Johnnie Gray pursues the Union soldiers who stole his locomotive, The General, and kidnapped his fiancée, Annabelle Lee. (The General)
  • April 18-May 23: Dr. Fergusson and his companions's balloon flight across Africa. (Five Weeks in a Balloon)
  • April 18: In an Alternate Timeline, Confederate troops capture U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The time travelers Jeffrey Jones and Phineas Bogg are later able to set history back on its proper course. (Voyagers!)
  • September 10:
    • 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 4, British and French ambassadors formally recognize the Confederate States of America, and the War of Secession ends. (Timeline-191)
    • A group of time travellers (plus escaped slave Jim from an Alternate Timeline) steal Special Order 191, causing the South to lose the American Civil War. (Chrononauts)
  • September 20:
    • Due to a genetic quirk, Sam Beckett leaps 91 years outside of his own lifetime and into his great-grandfather John Beckett, a captain in the Union Army. Sam saves his own family tree and that of someone famous . (Quantum Leap)
    • With the Union unable to predict their bold manoeuvring, Confederate troops march into Pennsylvania, pursued by the Union Army. (Chrononauts)
  • 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, South Carolina becomes a highly successful and famous blockade runner. (Gone with the Wind)
  • In northern Alabama, the slave owner Peyton Farquhar is hanged by Union soldiers. ("An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge")

Before 1863

  • The Northwest family hires the lumberjacks of Gravity Falls to build their mansion. The promise to throw an annual party at which all will be welcome. (Gravity Falls)


  • January 1: President Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, making slavery illegal. Ending slavery now becomes a distinct goal of the Civil War. (Real Life) John Henry is one of millions of new freemen. (John Henry)
  • June:
  • July 1-3:
    • The Battle of Gettysburg is fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is a major turning point in The American Civil War. (Real Life) Brent and Stuart Tarleton are killed in the battle. (Gone with the Wind)
    • Nicholas Prentice transports War Re Enactors Andy Larouche and Vince Chance back in time to experience the battle firsthand. (The Outer Limits (1995))
    • Private Atticus Kent, who possesses powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, single-handedly wins the Battle of Gettysburg and the war for the Union. (Superman: A Nation Divided)
    • The Confederacy wins the Battle of Gettysburg, paving the way for its victory in the War of Southron Independence one year later. (Bring the Jubilee)
  • 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)
  • Summer: Gravity Falls is founded by  Nathaniel Northwest. (Gravity Falls).
  • July or August: The Northwest family mansion is completed. On the day of the inaugural party, Nathaniel Northwest excludes the common folk from attending. Many of the lumberjacks die in a musdlide; their patriarch, Archibald Corduroy, in his final breath vows to return in 150 years for revenge unless commoners are allowed into the mansion. (Gravity Falls)
  • August: Atticus Kent prevents U.S. President Abraham Lincoln from being assassinated by the actor John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre. Booth is killed when he falls on his dagger. (Superman: A Nation Divided)
  • November 19:
    • U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address. (Real Life)
    • The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones are in attendance. (Voyagers!)
    • The First Doctor and his companions Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Vicki Pallister watch Lincoln delivering the address using the Time-Space Visualiser. (Doctor Who)
    • Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones discover that the Union is losing the American Civil War as President Lincoln was captured by the Confederacy on April 18, 1862. (Voyagers!)
  • 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)
  • The Skagarans abduct several thousand 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 continues 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)
  • The Knights of Hell abduct Colette and attempt to persuade Cain to return to being their leader. This tactic proves fatal when Cain kills them instead. When he tracks Colette down, he finds her possessed by Abaddon, who tricks him into killing Colette. Cain honors Colette's dying wish for him not to kill anymore, and so Abaddon is spared his revenge, making her the only Knight of Hell who remains alive and active. (Supernatural)


  • June: The Battle of Pine Mountain is fought 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 by 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)
  • September 1: With Atlanta about to fall to the Union, Confederate forces set fire to warehouses and freight cars loaded with war materials in order to prevent said war materials from falling into the hands of General Sherman's army. (Real Life) Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, Melanie Hamilton, an annoying black stereotype called "Prissy", and Melanie's newborn baby Beau make a daring escape through the conflagration. Scarlett's mother Ellen dies. (Gone with the Wind)
  • September 11: A 2,000-year-old immortal man, calling himself Major Hugh Skelton, participates in the Burning of Atlanta as a member of the 123rd Illinois Infantry. He does so reluctantly as he believes that General William Tecumseh Sherman's suppression of the Confederates is too brutal. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • November 8:
  • November 12 - 15: The Burning of Atlanta by General Sherman's Union army. (Real Life) Contrary to popular belief, not depicted in Gone with the Wind (see above).
  • Christmas: Agnes, the wife of the priest Brand, succumbs to a broken heart after giving away all of her dead son's clothes to a beggar woman's frozen child. (Brand)
  • 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)
  • Peer Gynt returns to Norway after many years, survives a shipwreck barely, and comes to his home area on foot, penniless, and unknown. He finally reunites with Solveig who still waits for him in his old cabin, and she consoles him while he passes away, not quite sure what he actually made out of his life. (Peer Gynt)


  • March 8: Captain Harry Grant is rescued. (In Search of the Castaways)
  • April 14:
    • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre. The play Our American Cousin will Never Live It Down. (Real Life)
    • Superboy travels back in time to this date to try to prevent Abraham Lincoln's assassination, but fails to do so. (DC Comics)
    • Phil and Elsie Stoneman are in the audience of Ford's Theatre at the time of the assassination. (The Birth of a Nation)
    • John Wilkes Booth, an agent of the Knights of the Golden Circle, assassinates Lincoln as part of a Confederate conspiracy to restart the Civil War. Shortly after the assassination, Thomas Gates foils the KGC's plans to find Cibola, the mythical City of Gold, but he is killed in the process. (National Treasure: Book of Secrets)
    • 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)
    • "Rex Hamilton as Abraham Lincoln" fires back at his assassin. (Police Squad! intro sequence)
    • In an Alternate Universe, Abraham Lincoln is not assassinated as a psychic foresaw it and warned the President. Lincoln is so impressed that he creates a Cabinet position called the Prime Oracle. The Oracle is charged with warning the American people about natural and man-made disasters. (Sliders)
    • On Earth-Three, U.S. President John Wilkes Booth is assassinated by the actor Abraham Lincoln. (DC Comics)
    • A showing of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre is marred by a failed attempt to kill U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. (Chrononauts)
    • Peter Corrigan, a time traveler from 1961, attempts to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln but he is unsuccessful. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
    • Professor Russell Cromwell, a scientist from an alternate 1953 in which Earth is a utopian, unified republic, travels back in time to get a glimpse of the Great Man Abraham Lincoln, whose teachings led to the creation of his world, while he is attending a play at Ford's Theatre. When he approaches Lincoln's box, Cromwell is arrested by Lincoln's bodyguard John Frederick Parker and his valet Charles Forbes, who believe that he is an assassin. The box is left unattended, allowing John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Lincoln. A new and more violent timeline is created as a result. (Weird Fantasy)
  • April: The Confederate town of Pleasant Valley is massacred by Union soldiers. (Two Thousand Maniacs!)
  • May 4: Alice visits Wonderland. (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
  • 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)
  • November 14: Gerald O'Hara dies. (Gone with the Wind)
  • Five Union POWs, led by Cyrus Smith (a.k.a. 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)
  • A former member of Glaaki's cult leaks the Revelations of Glaaki. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • In Polly Spark's altered version of history, Roast-Bot shows Louis Pasteur how to heat cows, supposedly ensuring that the milk which comes out of them will be safe to drink. (JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain)
  • Dr. Henry Morgan is reunited with his first wife Nora, who accidentally kills a nurse while trying to prove to others that Henry is immortal. (Forever)
  • Zebulon Walton is born. (The Waltons)
  • Lady Ellen is born. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • After the Union is defeated in the War on Northern Aggression, former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln goes on the run with Harriet Tubman. They are eventually captured by Confederate troops. Confederate President Jefferson Davis claims that it is symbolic that Lincoln was wearing Blackface when captured. Lincoln is tried for war crimes against the Confederacy. Although he is never convicted, he is imprisoned for two years. His capture is later depicted in the 1915 Silent Movie The Hunt for Dishonest Abe directed by D. W. Griffith. (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

Late 1860s

  • A drifter known as Django wanders into a small Western town, where a gang of Confederate guerrillas and Mexican bandits are in a Mob War. After he plays the gangs against each other, he kills the leader of the former for killing his wife. (Django)
  • A half-Indian gunman liberates a town held hostage by ex-Confederate guerrillas, battling his racist half-brothers in the process. (Keoma)


  • May 17: H. G. Wells takes Tempus to Smallville, Kansas on this date instead of May 17, 1966 in an effort to prevent him from killing Superman as a baby. He claims that it is an accident. While there, Tempus meets Jesse James and his elder brother Frank and proceeds to rob them. He then robs the Smallville Bank in order to obtain more gold to power the time machine. Clark Kent and Lois Lane follow Wells and Tempus in another time machine. Tempus uses the opportunity to tell Lois that Clark is Superman. (Lois & Clark)
  • July 20: The steamer Governor Higginson encounters the Nautilus five miles off the eastern shores of Australia, which is believed to be some sort of aquatic mammal after it emits two waterspouts 150 feet tall. This would be the first of many such encounters with the "sea monster". (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
  • August 24: The Civil War ends with victory for the Confederacy when the US President surrenders to CSA troops, ending the Siege of Washington. (Chrononauts)
  • November 23: Clara Oswin Oswald is born. (Doctor Who)
  • John Carter is 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)
  • Brand, a local reverend, rebels at the ceremonial opening of a new church, holds a Rousing Speech, and urges his entire community to follow him on a desperate soul-saving crusade. The villagers are tricked down again by the other officials, leaving Brand utterly alone, except for the company of a half-crazed teenage girl, Gerd. After a trek through the mountain side, the two of then end up in the close proximity of a glacier. Gerd fires a shot, and the entire thing collapses, setting off an avalanche that drowns an entire Norwegian community in snow and ice. (Brand)
  • In Polly Spark's altered version of history, Robby Robot convinces Alfred Nobel (somehow) to use dynamite as an exploding cigar. (JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain)
  • Eleven-year-old Clara Clayton is quarantined with diphtheria. Her father brings her a telescope, sparking a lifelong interest in astronomy and science. (Back to the Future Part III and Back to the Future)
  • Esther Walton is born. (The Waltons)


  • March 5: The Moravian of the Montreal Ocean Company collides with the Nautilus en route from Canada. (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
  • March 30: The CSA's Secretary of State Robert E. Lee negotiates with Spain to purchase Cuba as a new southern territory. (Chrononauts)
  • April 30: Dr Pierre Aronnax publishes an article concluding that the "sea monster" is most likely a hitherto unknown species of giant narwhal. (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
  • 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)
  • July 3: The Abraham Lincoln sets off in search of the "sea monster", with Aronnax and his manservant Conseil being invited on board at the last minute. (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
  • November 4: The Abraham Lincoln is near the coast of Japan and about to leave the northern Pacific Ocean after numerous false alarms. That night, Ned Land sights the "sea monster" and the Abraham Lincoln begins its pursuit. (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
  • November 6, 11pm: Ned Land attempts to harpoon the "sea monster". In response, it rams the Abraham Lincoln, causing Ned, Aronnax and Conseil to be knocked overboard. (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
  • November 7: Aronnax, Conseil and Ned Land are brought onto the Nautilus. (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
  • 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)
  • Hakon Werle and his forster Ekdahl is suspected for fraud on a forest purchase. Werle manages to get off the hook, while his companion Ekdahl gets a sentence - which nearly breaks him mentally.
  • Adam Adamant is born. (Adam Adamant Lives!)
  • Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is released from Confederate captivity and exiled to Canada. (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)


  • February 24:
  • March 21: Captain Nemo and his party reach the South Pole, and he claims it in his own name. (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
  • June 1: The Nautilus visits the wreck of the Vengeur du Peuple. (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
  • Between July and September: Captain Nemo pilots the Nautilus into the Maelstrom. Aronnax, Conseil and Ned Land somehow escape and reach land. (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
  • 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 distrusting townsfolk. (Highlander)
  • Jonathan Joestar and Erina Pendleton are born. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Gregers Werle leaves his home town to work at his father`s business in the mountains. He breaks contact with his schoolmate Hjalmar Ekdal for a number of years.(The Wild Duck).
  • Twin assassins Jacob and Evie Frye rally together a gang called The Rooks to free London from Crawford Starrick and the Templars. (Assassin's Creed: Syndicate).


  • December 24: The Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler meet Charles Dickens and the medium Gwyneth and prevent an invasion by the Gelth. (Doctor Who)
  • Captain Jack Harkness gets stranded in Cardiff and remains stationed at the Cardiff Rift and later Torchwood Three waiting for the Doctor. (Doctor Who, Torchwood)
  • 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)
  • Alexander Hartdegen is born. (The Time Machine (2002))


  • 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)
  • Hedvig, the illegitimate daughter of businissman Hakon Werle and his housemaid Gina, is born. Werle has secured himself from slander by marrying Gina off to the young Wide-Eyed Idealist Hjalmar Ekdal. Mrs Werle succumbs to alcoholism and dies soon afterwards. (The Wild Duck).
  • The time travelers Phineas Bogg, Jeffrey Jones and Isaac Wolfstein prevent Clara Barton from being killed in the Franco-Prussian War. (Voyagers!)

     1871 C.E. - 1880 C.E. 
  • October 8-10: The Great Chicago Fire burns down most of the city. (Real Life) Among the dead is one Dr. O'Reilly, who would go on to save President James Garfield from assassination 10 years later. (Chrononauts)
  • 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)
  • The Time Traveller receives a material with strange temporal properties from a man known only as "Gottfried Plattner".more  (The Time Ships)
  • The approximate year that the Wizard of Oz, Oscar Zoroaster Diggs, came to Oz in his hot air balloon, taking over rule of the land from King Pastoria and commissioning the building of the Emerald City. (Land of Oz)
  • Randolph and Bertha Van Cleve are married. (Heaven Can Wait (1943))
  • Charles Foster Kane's parents sign their custody away so he can get a good education. (Citizen Kane)


  • 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)
  • October 25: Henry Van Cleve is born in Manhattan. (Heaven Can Wait (1943))
  • November 5 - December 4:
    • The Mary Celeste is found mysteriously abandoned. (Real Life)
    • The Mary 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's 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)
  • An alien being arrives in Oregon and grants four outlaws, Jake Miller, Ben Miller, Frank Kelton and J.D. Kelton, powers in order to test whether humanity has the potential to become a threat to its species. (The Outer Limits (1995))


  • March 1: Apprentice pirate Frederick completes his term of indenture. (The Pirates of Penzance)
  • July: The Time Traveller and Nebogipfel arrive from 657,208 C.E. and visit the Time Traveller's past self. The Time Traveller attempts to convince his past self to stop his research into Plattnerite but is interrupted by the arrival of time travellers from 1938. (The Time Ships)
  • 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)
  • Scarlett O'Hara doesn't know where she'll go or what she'll do and Rhett Butler frankly doesn't give a damn. (Gone with the Wind)
  • Klaatu is born. (The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951))
  • Alferd Packer and a bunch of other people go to Colorado Territory for supplies, getting stuck in the elements in the process. Packer is forced to kill all of his comrades to not starve. (Real Life) However, he did not actually do it, and killed the guy who did in self-defense. (Cannibal! The Musical)


  • Peabody and Sherman cure Calamity Jane of her excessive good luck by tricking her into breaking a mirror. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Peabody and Sherman help Jules Verne make it around the world in 80 days. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • A black railroad worker is made sheriff of a racist town as part of a Corrupt Politician's real estate scam. With the help of a washed-up gunfighter, he ends up exposing the scheme, saving the day, and educating the townspeople on tolerance. (Blazing Saddles)


  • January: Lady Jocelyn "Joss" Holbrook is born. (Tenko)
  • August 24: Peabody and Sherman teach Matthew Clift to swim, so he can become the first person to swim across the English Channel. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • December 14: Birth of Ciel Phantomhive. (Black Butler)
  • Stepney is built. (Thomas the Tank Engine)
  • Peabody and Sherman help Wyatt Earp catch notorious outlaw "Aces" Wilde. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • In an unrelated Wayback Trip, Peabody and Sherman save General Custer by baking pies. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • In yet another trip which has nothing to do with any of the others, Peabody and Sherman help Colonel Beauregard's horse Alert to win the first Kentucky Derby. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • U.S. Marshal Brisco County Sr. is murdered in California. (The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.)
  • Tyler Means and Pat Knight are born. (Quantum Leap)
  • The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones introduce Alexander Graham Bell to his future wife Mabel Hubbard. However, Mabel falls in love with Bogg. He rejects her to ensure that history is set on its proper course. (Voyagers!)


  • March 10: Alexander Graham Bell makes the world's first telephone call, saying "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you" to his assistant Thomas Watson. (Real Life) The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones are present for the call. (Voyagers!)
  • June 25:
    • The Battle of Little Bighorn is fought between the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the US Army and the forces of the Lakota, North Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes near the Little Bighorn River in Montana. The tribes emerge victorious. Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer, the commander of the 7th, is among the 268 US casualties. (Real Life)
    • General George Custer smokes the peace pipe with Chief Sitting Bull, ending the Indian Wars. (Chrononauts)
    • Sgt. William Connors, Corporal Richard Langsford and Private Michael McCluskey, three US Army soldiers from 1964, are transported back in time to the Battle of Little Bighorn. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • November 2: Upon graduating from Cambridge University, the seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - agree to meet every year on November 2 regardless of death. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • November 7:
    • Rutherford B. Hayes defeats Samuel J. Tilden in the U.S. president election. (Real Life)
    • Samuel J. Tilden is elected President of the United States. (Timeline-191)
    • Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler campaigns for Samuel J. Tilden. (1876)
  • Death of Catherine Callan in London. Princess Amirah becomes the Slayer. (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)
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the second time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • 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 Kingsleigh is brought back to Wonderland to help revolt against the regime of the Red Queen. (Alice in Wonderland (2010))
  • 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. (Justice League)
  • October 19-21: Thomas Edison perfects the light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey. (Real Life) The time traveler Jeffrey Jones assists him. (Voyagers!)
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the third time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • December 31: Thomas Edison demonstrates the light bulb in public for the first time in Menlo Park, New Jersey. (Real Life) The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones are in attendance. (Voyagers!)
  • 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)
  • V.I.L.E. agent Dee Cryption arrives in this year and steals the filament from Thomas Edison's new light bulb. ACME pursuers acquire cotton thread for a replacement filament and capture Dee Cryption. (Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time)
  • Clara Clayton's father Daniel dies. (Back to the Future)
  • Walter B. Ryder, Sr. is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))


  • April 21: A clipper moving a leper colony sinks near Antonio Bay. There are no survivors. (The Fog)
  • November 2:
    • James Garfield defeats Winfield Scott Hancock in the U.S. presidential election. (Real Life)
    • James G. Blaine defeats Samuel J. Tilden in the U.S. presidential election. Blaine is the last member of the Republican Party to hold the office. (Timeline-191)
    • The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the fourth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • November 14: As he is about to be hanged for murder, Joe Caswell is transported forward in time to 1960 by Professor Manion. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • 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)
  • Numerous people are abducted from Earth and brought to Mars. (Journey Into Space)
  • Ada Burn Quigley is born. (Night Gallery)
  • The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones prevent Theodore Roosevelt from being killed by Billy the Kid. (Voyagers!)


  • 14-year-old Mattie Ross teams up with US Marshall "Rooster" Cogburn and Texas Ranger LaBoeuf to avenge her father's murder. (True Grit)
  • Embittered ex-Confederate Colonel Lloyd disowns his daughter Elizabeth for marrying Jack Sherman, a Yankee. Six years later, the couple's young daughter, named Lloyd Sherman, reunites the family. (The Little Colonel)
  • Railroad worker John Henry challenges a company steam drill to a construction race. John wins, even digging a mountain tunnel with just a sledgehammer, but the exertion kills him. (John Henry)

     1881 C.E. - 1890 C.E. 
  • July 1: The time traveler Paul Driscoll arrives in Homeville, Indiana, intending to settle down in a more peaceful time than 1963. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • July 2: President James Garfield is shot by Charles J. Guiteau, dying of his wounds on September 19. (Real Life) A doctor named O'Reilly saves the president by removing the bullet and sanitizing the wound with antiseptics. Too bad he had died 10 years before... (Chrononauts)
  • July 3: The Homeville County School burns down. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • 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 his companions Steven Taylor and Dodo Chaplet become involved in the gunfight at the OK Corral. (Doctor Who)
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the fifth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • 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)
  • Oswald Alving succumbs to Syphilis after his return from Paris. The "memorial home" in remembrance of his father, Captain/Chamberlain Alving, burns to the ground. (Ghosts).
  • We saw the past and it looked like fun... (Abney Park)


  • April 22: 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)
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the sixth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • 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 retires 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)
  • Evita Corcovado wins this year's world badminton championship. She saves a special birdie, which becomes a family heirloom eventually passed down to her great-great-granddaughter Aviva. (Wild Kratts)
  • 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)
  • Francis Sullivan (later Jack Kelly) is born. (Newsies)


  • August 26-27:
    • The volcano at Krakatoa explodes in one of the most violent and continuous volcanic eruptions ever recorded. The island is almost completely destroyed. (Real Life)
    • 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)
    • Walter Wisdom, who has stolen the DeLorean and is on the run from Doc Brown, attempts to use the eruption's heat to fry the Time Train and its occupants to a crisp. The train's passengers survive thanks to special suits fashioned out of oven mitts. (Back to the Future)
    • The eruption is witnessed by Scrooge McDuck aboard the legendary skipper ship Cutty Sark. Scrooge and the crew barely manages to avoid the ensuing blastwave by hiding under wettened sails. A nearby ship belonging to a local corrupt noble is less lucky. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck: The Cowboy Captain Of the Cutty Sark)
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the seventh time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • The Seventh Doctor and Ace confront a bizarre plot to assassinate Queen Victoria and an attempt to halt Earth's evolution. (Doctor Who)
  • 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)
  • Alferd Packer becomes the first American convicted of cannibalism. (Real Life) However, he is granted clemency with the help of Polly Boy at the last minute. (Cannibal! The Musical)


  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the eighth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • Sherlock Holmes investigates the case of the Hound of the Baskervilles. Account published by Watson/Doyle during the Hiatus. (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Businessman Hakon Werle throws a party for his son Gregers, who has returned to town. Gregers moves in with Hjalmar Ekdahl and encounters his half sister Hedvig. His wish to bring his father`s actions out in the open backfires when Hedvig is denounced by Hjalmar and takes her own life. (The Wild Duck)
  • Clara Clayton's mother Martha passes away, leaving the family's money and New Jersey home to Clara. Not long after, Clara bemoans a life bereft of adventure, so decides to apply for a teaching job in a little town out west called Hill Valley. (Back to the Future)
  • The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Olivia Dunn bring Jeffrey Jones to Louis Pasteur in Paris after he is bitten by a rabid dog. Pasteur is able to cure Jeffrey, who makes a complete recovery. (Voyagers!)


  • January 1: Due to a lightning strike and a time circuit glitch in 1955, Doc Brown ends up here by accident. He sets himself up as a blacksmith. (Back to the Future Part II)
  • July 4: Doc Brown faints after drinking a little alcohol during Independence Day celebrations. (Back to the Future Part III)
  • August 29: Hill Valley has a town meeting. In the original timeline, no one volunteers to meet the new schoolteacher at the train station; in the timeline with Doc Brown, he volunteers. (Back to the Future Part III)
  • September 1: Doc Brown drops off a letter with Western Union, with instructions to deliver it to a specific location in seventy years' time. (Back to the Future Part II)
  • September 2: Marty McFly arrives in Hill Valley, California, to rescue Doc Brown from his future death. He is chased by a bear and stays overnight with his ancestors, Seamus and Maggie. (Back to the Future Part III)
  • September 3: Marty walks to town, has a run-in with Buford Tannen, and makes contact with Doc Brown. (Back to the Future Part III)
  • September 4: Doc and Marty try to repair the time machine but have no luck, and come up with a new plan. Doc meets a teacher named Clara Clayton; it's love at first sight.note  (Back to the Future Part III)
  • September 5: The Hill Valley Town Festival. Marty saves Doc from getting shot by Buford Tannen. (Back to the Future Part III)
  • September 6: Doc and Marty make preparations to jump back to 1985. Doc says goodbye to Clara, but it doesn't go well. (Back to the Future Part III)
  • September 7: Marty fights Buford. Marty and Doc "borrow" the locomotive. Marty and the DeLorean jump back to 1985 and the locomotive crashes into the ravine.note  (Back to the Future Part III)
  • September 8: In the original timeline without Marty and Doc's interference, Clara Clayton's funeral is held, and the ravine is named after her. In the altered timeline, "Clint Eastwood" is mourned for having died in the locomotive crash, and the ravine is named after him. (Back to the Future Part III)
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the ninth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • 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 Barrier 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)
  • Matthew Crawley is born. (Downton Abbey)
  • In an effort to hide a dark secret, Gregory Anton deliberately drives his wife Paula mad. (Gaslight)
  • Alana Mareva is transported back in time to this year. An artist named Claude Pierrot paints a portrait of her called Alana in Repose. (The 4400)
  • Jesse Tyler is born. (Quantum Leap)
  • Mary E. Ryder is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))


  • March: In Burkittsville, Maryland, an eight-year-old girl named Robin Weaver is reported missing. However, while a search party goes looking for her, Robin returns to town unharmed, claiming a floating woman took her to her house and left her in the basement. The first search party that went to find her were later found dismembered and mutilated in the woods on Coffin Rock. When the second search party leaves to get help, they find that the bodies have disappeared on their return. (The Blair Witch Project)
  • July 10: The Statue of Freedom, combining American and Dutch symbols of liberty, is constructed in New York Harbour. (Chrononauts)
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the tenth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • 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, with little success. (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)
  • Le Cirque des Rêves begins its tour in London. (The Night Circus)
  • "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)


  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the eleventh time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • 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)
  • Maxwell Stoddard is born. (Quantum Leap)
  • The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones prevent Queen Victoria's granddaughter Princess Victoria from marrying Grand Duke Michael of Russia. They also help Annie Oakley to defeat the Grand Duke in a shooting match. (Voyagers!)
  • Carl Jasperson and Sam Forstmann are born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))


  • 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. (Real Life)
    • 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 Sebastian (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)
    • Dr. Henry Morgan consults on the murder of Jack the Ripper victim Mary Kelly, possibly making Morgan the world's first medical examiner. (Forever)
    • The Shadowhunters of London Institute neutralize Jack the Ripper, a childlike demon. (The Infernal Devices)
    • A malevolent Energy Being who is stranded on Earth possesses people's bodies, becoming known as Jack the Ripper. Every time that it vacates one of its hosts, they are killed and their bodies are mutilated. The creature then takes possession of the nearest available body. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the twelfth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • November 6: Benjamin Harrison is elected President, defeating Grover Cleveland. (Real Life and The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band)
  • 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)
  • William J. Feathersmith is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

Before 1889

  • Scrooge McDuck meets Flintheart Glomgold, who betrays and robs him. After publically humiliating Glomgold, Scrooge is forced to save him from a lion, before handing him over to the police. Glomgold swears revenge for the humiliation he suffered at Scrooge's hands. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)


  • February 7: Jonathan Joestar and Erina Pendleton marry, boarding a ship to America for their honeymoon. more  (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • April 28: Andrea Collins travels back in time to kill Adolf Hitler as a baby. (The Twilight Zone (2002))
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the thirteenth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • November 19: In London, the time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones save the journalist Nellie Bly from an evil Voyager named Drake, who is posing as Jack the Ripper, with the help of Arthur Conan Doyle. (Voyagers!)
  • 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)
  • E Corp, or its predecessor, is founded. (Mr. Robot)
  • Samuel Kittridge is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Les Jacobs is born. (Newsies)


  • Chris and Martin Kratt, plus Aviva, time-travel to Tasmania during the 1880s, where they encounter the now-extinct Tasmanian tiger. They also observe (without being seen) the Australian or British ancestors of villains Donita Donata and Dabio. (Wild Kratts)
  • Gentle Giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan has many adventures across the American frontier with his giant blue ox Babe, and occasionally with a motley crew of fellow lumberjacks. He's also responsible for literally shaping the country as he accidentally creates landmarks, lakes and rivers on his journeys. (Paul Bunyan)


  • March 10: A janitor named Woodrow Mulligan travels to 1962 using a time helmet invented by Professor Gilbert. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • April 27: An advertisement appears in the Morning Chronicle calling for applicants to fill a vacancy in an organisation called the Red-Headed League. After it is brought to his attention by his assistant, red-headed pawnbroker Jabez Wilson decides to apply. Upon receiving the position, he is informed that his duties will include copying the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica by hand. (Sherlock Holmes, "The Red-Headed League")
  • June 1-2: Struggling artist Vincent van Gogh meets the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond. They battle a hostile alien prowling around that 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. (Real Life)
  • September 25, 10:00: The Steel Ball Run cross-country race across the United States begins. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Steel Ball Run)
  • September: Louis J. Bookman is born to Jacob and Flora Bookman. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • October 9: The Red-Headed League is suddenly dissolved, with no trace of the man who was administering it. Confused, Jabez Wilson seeks the advice of Sherlock Holmes, who quickly uncovers a more sinister purpose behind the seemingly innocuous affair. (Sherlock Holmes, "The Red-Headed League")
  • October 14:
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the fourteenth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • December 28: The territory north of the new US state of Dakota is internationally recognised as an independent nation of the Nine Civilized Tribes. (Chrononauts)
  • December 29: The Wounded Knee massacre takes place. 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)
  • Guglielmo Marconi invents the radio, marking a new era in trope history. (Real Life) Cecil Gershwin Palmer is reportedly present for the event. The fact that Cecil has been presenting Night Vale Community Radio for some years by this point (and that he will continue to do so into the 21st Century) is a Riddle for the Ages. (Welcome to Night Vale)
  • A peddler named Jared Garrity comes to the small town of Happiness, Arizona claiming that he raise the dead. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

     1891 C.E. - 1900 C.E. 
  • Summer: While trying to deliver a letter to the now deceased Theo van Gogh, Armand Roulin learns about the life and death of Vincent van Gogh. (Loving Vincent)
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the fifteenth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • 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 (2009))
  • 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)
  • In Polly Spark's altered version of history, Danny Defrost-Bot brings snowmen indoors so that they can be the first to "play" James Naismith's new game of basketball. (JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain)
  • Eliza Doolittle is born, possibly on the twentieth of May. (My Fair Lady, Pygmalion)
  • The Time Traveller and Nebogipfel arrive from the prehistoric era. Due to the changes to the timeline Earth has become a Snowball Earth, while the galaxy is now populated by the Constructors. (The Time Ships)


  • August 4: Lizzie Borden (allegedly) took an axe. You know the rest. (Real Life and various works of fiction)
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the sixteenth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • 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)
  • December 24-25: The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones spend Christmas with Jeffrey's great-grandparents Stephen and Amy Jones in Pittsburgh. (Voyagers!)
  • After a fight in Ellis Island, Captain Jack Harkness discovers he cannot die. (Doctor Who)
  • Michigan J. Frog is buried 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)
  • Lady Edith Crawley is born. (Downton Abbey)
  • Moe Stein is born. (Quantum Leap)


  • May 5: Jonathan Harker arrives at the castle of Count Dracula, where he will find himself unable to leave for two months. (Dracula)
  • June 12: The Brown family piles into the newly completed time train to travel forward to the future.note  (Back to the Future)
  • June 30: 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 2368. They encounter a younger version of Guinan, reportedly hiding from her father. Data's head gets buried. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • September 7: Van Helsing arrives in London to help save Lucy Westenra. (Dracula)
  • September 12: James Edward Whitaker is born. (Journey Into Space)
  • September 20: 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 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the seventeenth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • November 5: Jack the Ripper uses H. G. Wells' Time Machine to escape into the future, traveling to San Francisco in 1979; Wells follows in pursuit. (Time After Time)
  • November 6: Count Dracula dies. (Dracula)
  • 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)
  • Tyler Browning is transported back in time to this year. (The 4400)
  • John Preston is born. (Colditz)
  • Sally Clarke's grandmother moves to Texas. (Taken)
  • Viola Draper is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))


  • July 17: Radigan Conagher finishes construction of a life extender machine for Blutarch Mann so he can outlive his brother Redmond. (Team Fortress 2)
  • July 28: During the opposition of Mars, a great light is seen on the illuminated part of the Martian disk. note  (The War of the Worlds)
  • August 3: Radigan Conagher finishes construction of a life extender machine for Redmond Mann so he can outlive his brother Blutarch. (Team Fortress 2)
  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the eighteenth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • 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)
  • In Polly Spark's altered version of history, Chef Boy Robot replaces William Kellogg's first batch of toasted corn flakes with a bowl containing ice cream, cold-water salmon, and frozen worms. Years later in this timeline, frosted octopus oats with jellyfish bits is a popular breakfast cereal. (JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain)


  • November 2: The seven members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Deaver, Eli, Frederick and Grant - reunite for the nineteenth time since their graduation from Cambridge University. This is the last meeting at which all seven members are alive. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • 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)
  • The bar Cheers is opened in Boston. (Cheers)


  • 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)
  • March: Edward George Pryor is born. (American Dreams)
  • October: Deaver commits suicide by shooting himself after losing everything that he owns in a bet. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • November 2: The six surviving members of the Devil's Alphabet Society - Andrew, Brian, Cornelius, Eli, Frederick and Grant - are visited by the ghost of their departed friend Deaver at their 20th meeting since their graduation from Cambridge University. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • November 3:
  • 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)
  • Edward is built. (Thomas the Tank Engine)
  • 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)
  • Sam is abducted from Earth and brought to Mars. (Journey Into Space)
  • Joseph McCabe is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • John Walton, Sr. is born. (The Waltons)
  • In an Alternate Timeline, the Great Man Abraham Lincoln, the founder of the Republic of Earth, dies at the age of 87 and he is buried in the world capital Paris. This timeline is accidentally negated by the time traveler Professor Russell Cromwell, who inadvertently allowed John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. (Weird Fantasy)


  • June 3: Enoch Soames makes a Deal with the Devil. He is transported exactly 100 years forward in time to 1997 so that he can spend an afternoon in the Reading Room of the British Museum and see how he will be remembered. ("Enoch Soames")
  • 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)
  • November 2: Andrew commits suicide by hanging himself. That night, his ghost attends the 21st meeting of the Devil's Alphabet Society since their graduation from Cambridge University and frightens Grant so much that he also hangs himself. After the meeting, the horse pulling Brian and Eli's carriage goes out of control. The carriage then spontaneously catches fire and crashes, killing them both. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • 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)
  • Ben Wainwright is born. (Doctor Who)




  • January 5: George returns to his own time and tells his friends David Filby, Dr. Philip Hillyer, Walter Kemp and Anthony Bridewell and his housekeeper Mrs. Watchett about his journey into the future. He then travels forward to 802,701 once again so that he can be reunited with Weena and rebuild civilization. (The Time Machine (1960))
  • 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)
  • November 6:
  • 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)
  • Percy is built. (Thomas the Tank Engine)
  • 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)
  • Parisian playboy Gaston Lachaille falls in love in with Gigi, a young courtesan-in-training. (Gigi)

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)
  • "Big" George Jetwest, George Jetson's great-great-great-grandfather, has a showdown against the notorious Bad Bart. (The Jetsons episode "High Moon")
  • Ricky Frost, who has been wrongly convicted of murder, is transported back in time to the 1890s from 1986. He finds himself in a park bandstand. (The Twilight Zone (1985))

19th Century

  • Formation of the Cardassian Union on the planet Cardassia Prime. The Union is formed under a treaty that establishes a power-sharing agreement between the Cardassian Central Command and the Obsidian Order. The civilian Detapa Council is established to serve as the chief governing body between the two branches, however, in practice, the Council is 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 )
  • Explorers discover an enormous, evil, time-devouring baby from another dimension frozen in an Antarctic glacier. They reason there is nothing to worry about, since glaciers never melt. (Gravity Falls)
  • Two professors named Cavor and Bedford set out on an undocumented expedition to the Moon. There, they get into a conflict with a race of lunar aliens called the Selenites, and mine an important mineral found on the Moon called Cavorite, which has Anti Gravity properties. (The First Men in the Moon) The Cavorite mined from their expedition eventually found its way to the mighty Albion kingdom, transforming the nation into a dominant world power. This didn't last however, as civil tensions caused the kingdom to be split into two competing nations; The Commonwealth of Albion, and the Old Kingdom. Team White Pigeon formed around this time, consisting of five spies named Ange le Carré, Dorothy MacBean, Beatrice, Chise, and the kingdom's princess; Charlotte herself. (Princess Principal)

     1901 C.E. - 1910 C.E. 

Early 20th Century

  • The Fourth Doctor defeats a Rutan invasion fleet at the Fang Rock lighthouse. (Doctor Who)
  • A dark shadow appears over a town in rural America. A couple, George and Maria, mysteriously disappear. George returns two years later, without Maria. note (MOTHER)
  • Mr. X's cloning experiment goes horrifically wrong, transforming him, driving him insane and sending out a 'genetic shockwave' across the world. (Pokéumans)


  • At the stroke of midnight on January 1, the Century Babies are born. Among others, this includes Jenny Sparks and Elijah Snow. (The Authority, Planetary)
  • June: Martians land on Earth and attack in strange tripod machines. Red weed has started eating at the Earth's ecology. Both are wiped out by the lowliest of lowliests: bacteria. (The War of the Worlds) Sherlock Holmes gets involved. The discrepancy between H. G. Wells' account of the invasion and Dr. John Watson's causes hostility between the two men and a war of words in the newspaper letters pages. (Sherlock Holmes' War of the Worlds)
  • June 30: Birth of Dorothy Singers in Chicago. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • September 24: Ike Godsey is born. (The Waltons)
  • November 12: James Clark Savage, Jr. is born on a schooner near the Bahamas. From the age of six, the boy is trained to become a physical, mental, and moral superman. (Doc Savage)
  • Ten-year-old Vito Andolini escapes from Corleone, Sicily to the U.S., after his father is killed by a local Mafia chief. At Ellis Island, he is mistakenly registered as Vito Corleone. (The Godfather Part II)
  • Zombie outbreak in Lu Shan. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Simon Templar is born in Indochina. (The Saint)
  • In Austria, Bill and Ted abduct Sigmund Freud for their history report, taking him to 1988. (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • The floating city of Columbia ends the Boxer Rebellion by razing Peking to the ground. (Bioshock Infinite)
  • General Jinjur's forces overthrow the Scarecrow and take rule of Oz; after a standoff with Glinda the Good, Princess Ozma is discovered and takes her rightful place on the throne. (The Marvelous Land of Oz)
  • Clyde Globe is born. (Amazing Stories)
  • Verna Johnson is born. (Tenko)


  • July 6: The US government formally disavows Columbia's involvement in the Boxer Rebellion and recalls the city. Comstock declares his secession from the United States, and Columbia disappears into the clouds. (BioShock Infinite)
  • During a trip to Australia, Dorothy is swept overboard and ends up in the land of Ev. She meets and helps the new ruler of Oz, Ozma, rescue the royal family of Ev from the Nome King. (Ozma of Oz)
  • A few weeks after her previous trip to Oz, Dorothy stops in San Francisco on her way back to Kansas, and an earthquake swallows her along with her cousin Zeb, his horse Jim, and Dorothy's kitten Eureka. They are eventually joined by the Wizard, and together they escape several hostile races and other obstacles beneath the Earth before Ozma teleports them back to Oz. (Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz)
  • Birth of Dominic Dracon. He would grow up to be a leading figure in the organized crime of New York. (Gargoyles)
  • Scrooge McDuck becomes a billionaire. He settles in the town of Duckburg and assigns his sisters, Matilda and Hortense, to oversee his financial empire while he travels the world. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • Adam Adamant is frozen in a block of ice by his nemesis, the Face. (Adam Adamant Lives!)


  • February 3: Alexander Hartdegen completes his Time Machine and travels forward in time to 802,701. (The Time Machine (2002))
  • August: Dorothy embarks on her fourth trip to Oz, accompanied by a hobo named Shaggy Man, and other friends she meets on the way, making it to Oz in time to attend Ozma's birthday party on August 21. (The Road to Oz)
  • November: A young woman called Sarah comes to works as a parlormaid at 165 Eaton Place. (Upstairs Downstairs)
  • Before December 17: The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones help Wilbur and Orville Wright reconcile their differences over their mutual love for Agnes Spence so they can perfect the Wright Flyer and the Allies can win World War I. (Voyagers!)
  • December 17: Peabody and Sherman help the Wright brothers retrieve their airplane from Kitty Hawk, who's fallen in love with it. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • December 24: Alonzo Smith, patriarch of the Smith family of St. Louis, decides he will not be moving his family to New York after all. (Meet Me in St. Louis)
  • The Terror makes his debut battling President Teddy Roosevelt. (The Tick)
  • Sherlock Holmes retires to Sussex and takes up beekeeping. (His Last Bow)
  • Birth of Sasquatch in Canada. He belongs to a Bigfoot tribe but resembles a Yeti. (Darkstalkers)
  • A German girl becomes the Slayer. Creighton Faust serves as her Watcher. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Professor George Challenger and Lord John Roxton launch an expedition to a hidden mini-ecosystem of primaeval flora and fauna. (The Lost World)
  • Carlos Muerto fails to kill Dracula permanently. (Dracula Lives #9)
  • June 16: Mr. Leopold Bloom of Dublin has an extremely long day. (Ulysses)
  • July 4: The Confederate States of America, after functioning as a separate nation for many years and itself abolishing slavery, again becomes part of the USA. (Chrononauts)
  • November 8:
  • Death of Jonah Hex. (DC Comics)
  • Root submachine built. (Submachine)



  • April 17: Jack Burley orders the Paradise Club shut down, and the police padlock its doors. The club belongs to Burley's romantic rival, "Blackie" Norton. (San Francisco (1936 film))
  • April 18, 5:12 am PST:
    • An earthquake destroys 80% of San Francisco. (Real Life)
    • As a result of the earthquake, saloon owner "Blackie" Norton is traumatized and reforms his ways. He reunites with his lady love Mary. (San Francisco (1936 film))
    • Jenny Sandolvar loses her lover in the earthquake, and is left alone and pregnant. (Frisco Jenny)
  • Birth of Britt Reid. (The Green Hornet)
  • Romantic hijinks ensue in the Oklahoma Territory shortly before it becomes a state. (Oklahoma!)
  • A magical mishap turns Ojo the Unlucky's uncle and a magician's wife into stone; he embarks on a quest with the newly incarnated Patchwork Girl and a living Glass Cat across Oz to find the ingredients to a magical cure. (The Patchwork Girl of Oz)



  • May:
    • Henry Jones, professor of Medieval Studies at Princeton, begins a world tour with his wife, Anna; his son, Henry Jr. (AKA Indiana); and Indiana's teacher, Helen Seymour. In Egypt, Indy meets Howard Carter and Thomas Edward "Ned" Lawrence, for the first time. (Young Indiana Jones)
    • In Florence, Anna Jones is romanced by Giacomo Puccini, but decides to remain loyal to her husband. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • June 30: The Tunguska Event.
    • An alien, or angel, or something crashes to Earth near the Tunguska river. (SCP Foundation)
    • Nikola Tesla, Charles Fort, and H. P. Lovecraft defeat an extradimensional horror in Siberia. (Atomic Robo)
    • Nikola Tesla successfully test-fires his prototype superweapon, Goliath.more  (Leviathan)
    • Aliens known as the Chimera crash-land on Earth. (Resistance)
  • September: In Paris, Indiana Jones meets Norman Rockwell, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Gertrude Stein, and Henri Rousseau. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • November: Elizabeth Bellamy meets Lawrence Kirbridge. (Upstairs Downstairs)
  • November 6: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are gunned down in Bolivia. (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and probably real life. The identification of the corpses was questionable)
  • Henry Jones and his family visit Vienna, where they meet Sigmund Freud, Aldred Adler, and Carl Jung. Indy has a brief affair with princess Sophie von Hohenburg. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • A car race around the world is won by Professor Fate. (The Great Race)
  • The Ishvalan War of Extermination begins in Amestris. (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Birth of Aron Canmore to Jackson Canmore and an unnamed mother. He would grow up to become a Hunter. (Gargoyles)
  • At a meeting of the American Archaeological Society in St. Louis, Inspector John Raymond Legrasse of the New Orleans Police Department asks for the aid of George Gammell Angell, Professor of Semitic Languages in Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in investigating a suspected voodoo cult. He meets William Webb, and the two compare notes. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • At Miskatonic University, economics professor Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee suffers a mid-lecture fainting spell. Upon awakening, Peaslee's strangely altered behavior alienates most of his family; the professor abandons his field and embarks on years of bizarrely diverse research. ("The Shadow Out of Time")
  • Trot and Cap'n Bill end up in Oz after a series of adventures, and help free the small kingdom of Jinxland from its wicked king. (The Scarecrow of Oz)


  • January 14: Gold rush in Icefinger mountains (Fighting Fantasy)
  • Early in the year: King Edward VII comes to Eaton Place for dinner. (Upstairs Downstairs)
  • September: Henry Jones and his family visit British East Africa (modern Kenya). Indy meets Frederick Selous and Theodore Roosevelt, and takes part in the search for the rare East African Oryx. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • Superior English translation of Unaussprechlichen Kulten (also titled Nameless Cults) published. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Ernest Grainger is born. (Are You Being Served?)
  • Edward and Alphonse Elric attempt to resurrect their dead mother and fail, resulting in an incident that leaves Edward Elric without an arm and a leg and Alphonse Elric as a soul existing in a suit of armor. The colonel Roy Mustang invites the boys to apply for the State Alchemist Program and Edward Elric is equipped with automail. (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Peabody and Sherman are captured by Eskimos. They escape and lead Commodore Perry to the north pole. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Big Jake McCandles rescues his grandson, Little Jake from a group of outlaws. (Big Jake)
  • Lord Henry Mystic acquires an ancient Balinese Music Box said to hold a magic power to bring inanimate objects to life with its music. His pet monkey Albert unleashes the power and has to evade the whole collection inside Mystic Manor including Tiki statues, suits of armor and a statue of Sun Wukong to close it before Henry finds out. (Mystic Manor)
  • The Overlook Hotel opens in Colorado. (The Shining)
  • Rosalind and Robert Lutece suffer a peculiar laboratory mishap in the floating city of Columbia. (BioShock Infinite)
  • Alfredo Pedillo Jose is born. (Star Trek: The Original Series)


  • January: Henry Jones and his family meet Annie Besant in India. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • March: In China, Indiana Jones learns a little Mandarin and has his first brush with death when he contracts typhoid fever. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • April 13: A meteor impacts Redding, Connecticut, destroying a bakery owned by the abominable batterwitch and bakery baroness Betty Crocker, but leaving the female human infant and fedora hat riding it down miraculously unharmed. The girl, who would eventually be known as Nanna Egbert, is taken in by the batterwitch's husband, aristocratic southern colonel and renowned humorist Colonel Sassacre. (Homestuck)
  • April 20:
  • April 21: A second meteor impacts Redding, Connecticut, destroying the doghouse of Colonel Sassacre's faithful canine companion, Halley, but leaving the human male infant and dual flintlock pistols riding it down miraculously unharmed. Halley is also unharmed, but this is not quite as miraculous, given that he was not in the doghouse at time of its destruction. The boy, who would one day be known as Grandpa Harley, accidentally fires the pistols, killing an investigating Sassacre. Both he and Nanna Egbert are taken in by Sassacre's wife, the abominable batterwitch Betty Crocker. (Homestuck)
  • Summer: Indiana Jones temporarily runs away from his father Henry and meets Leo Tolstoy. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • Autumn: Henry and Indiana Jones visit the Meteora, where they get in trouble with the locals and later meet Nikos Kazantzakis. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • Four pampered cats are kidnapped and thrown out into the French countryside by the evil butler Edgar who wants to steal their inheritance from Madame Bonfamille. The cats take a long journey back to Paris. (The Aristocats)
  • Mr. George Banks hires the perfect nanny, Mary Poppins, for his children Jane and Michael. (Mary Poppins)
  • Birth of William Brown (Just William)
  • Peabody and Sherman use a truly dreadful pun to stop Pancho Villa from destroying the town of El Famino, which doesn't have anything for him to steal. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Peabody and Sherman help Barnaby Victor win the first Indy 500 against the fiendish Carmen Dioxide. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Master Thomas Swift of Shopton, N.Y. invents an ingenious motor-cycle prototype. (Tom Swift)
  • Bill Webster is abducted from South Africa and brought to Mars. (Journey Into Space)
  • Daniel Auschlander is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • The Highball Express crashes. (Amazing Stories)
  • William J. Feathersmith makes a Deal with the Devil in 1963 and is transported back in time to his home town of Cliffordville, Indiana in this year. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Ed Hamner, an injured baseball player from 1988, is given a 1910 baseball card by his young neighbor Paula featuring a player named Monty Hanks. The card allows Ed to travel back in time to this year and assume Hanks' identity. There is no trace of his injury. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • Ward Cleaver is born. (Leave It to Beaver)

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  • The Fourth Doctor prevents the return of Sutekh. (Doctor Who)
  • Former criminal John Marston is coerced by the US government (which holds his wife and son hostage) into hunting down the members of his old gang: Bill Williamson, Javier Escuela, and gang leader Dutch Van Der Linde. Along his journey he helps a group of Mexican rebels overthrow the government and lead the charismatic (but equally corrupt) Abraham Reyes to power. more  (Red Dead Redemption)
  • Zombie outbreak in Vitre, Louisiana. Zombies are destroyed by fire, but the town is burned down as a result. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Death of Millicent Rose Gresham. Arabella Gish becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Denis Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard begins investigating coordinated criminal activity among the Asian gangs of London. (Fu Manchu)
  • Birth of Eustace "Huckabone" Befufftlefumpter Justification  (Gravity Falls)
  • Dorothy Livingston is born. (The Twilight Zone (1985))


  • April 9: The Ninth Doctor prevents a family from boarding the Titanic. (Doctor Who)
  • April 10:
    • The RMS Titanic leaves Southampton for New York in its sole voyage. (Real Life)
    • Indiana Jones and Helen Seymour take a trip on the Titanic. Indy befriends stowaway Molly Kincaid, and the two investigate a German sabotage mission. (Young Indiana Jones and the Titanic Adventure )
  • April 14:
    • The RMS Titanic hits an iceberg and sinks, killing over 2000 people in the process. (Real Life)
    • The sinking of the RMS Titanic causes a break in the romance of Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater. (Titanic (1997))
    • The Titanic sinks - the saboteurs failed to damage it, but the iceberg had no such problems. Helen Seymour goes broke, as she had invested most of her money in the White Star Line. (Young Indiana Jones and the Titanic Adventure)
    • The RMS Titanic sinks, but the blandest couple ever survive so it's party time, everyone! (Titanic: The Legend Goes On)
    • The RMS Titanic is saved from capsizing by a giant squid. Everybody lives. (The Legend of the Titanic)
    • An unknown incarnation of the Doctor "clings to an iceberg" in the midst of the Titanic disaster. The Fourth Doctor denied responsibility for its sinking. (Doctor Who)
    • Amanda claims she was on board the Titanic during its maiden voyage. (Highlander: The Raven)
    • Lady Marjorie Bellamy, her brother and his wife die in the Titanic sinking. (Upstairs Downstairs)
    • Lord Grantham's only remaining male heirs die on the Titanic. (Downton Abbey)
    • Dr. Tony Newman and Dr. Doug Phillips, a pair of time-travelers from 1968, fail to prevent the sinking of the Titanic. (The Time Tunnel)
    • The Seventh Doctor, Ace and Benny are briefly on board the Titanic while pursuing the psychic villain Huitzilin. The Doctor says preventing the sinking would condemn future travellers saved by the safety systems added to other liners in the wake of the tragedy. (Doctor Who New Adventures)
    • The RMS Titanic hits an iceberg but the hull remains intact, being made from high-quality Martian-grade aluminium. This would give it a reputation as a "cursed ship". (The Massacre Of Mankind)
    • April 15, 2:11AM: A time-travelling historian by the name of Renee Camus goes back to see what really happened on the night of the Titanic's sinking; unfortunately, the ship sinks 9 minutes earlier than recorded, claiming another victim. (Chrononauts)
    • The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones meet another Voyager, Olivia Dunn, aboard the Titanic. She is there to get the Mona Lisa off the ship. (Voyagers!)
  • May 16: Anna Mary Jones dies. She succumbed to a combination of scarlet fever and influenza. (The World of Indiana Jones -1994, Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide)
  • June 5: Beatrice Rose Endicott and the New York Preservation Society re-opens Hotel Hightower for tours so that Harrison Hightower's collection of artifacts from around the world can be appreciated once more. Shiriki Utundu's magic still runs throughout the building, making things very dangerous for any trips going up to Hightower's penthouse. (Tower of Terror (Tokyo Disney Sea))
  • June 27: Elise McKenna, a famous stage actress, meets and falls in love with a playwright named Richard Collier. He is actually a time-traveler from 1980, who fell in love with images of her. (Somewhere in Time)
  • June: Indiana Jones engages in his first treasure hunt, searching for pirate gold along the New England coast. (Young Indiana Jones and the Pirates' Loot)
  • Summer: In Utah, Indiana Jones and his boyscout troop cross paths with a group of treasure hunters. The leader of the hunters lets Indy keep his fedora. (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
  • July 6: Booker DeWitt, a former cavalryman and Pinkerton detective turned private investigator, is dispatched to locate and retrieve a girl named Elizabeth from the floating city of Columbia. (BioShock Infinite)
  • July: Indiana Jones visits Klondike, years after the end of the Gold Rush. He engages in another treasure hunt and gets to meet author Jack London. (Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom of the Klondike)
  • August: Indiana Jones goes treasure hunting in Mesa Verde, Colorado. In the process, Indy meets an old man who claims to be Billy the Kid. (Young Indiana Jones and the Lost Gold of Durangomore )
  • September 16: Ray Dobson becomes trapped in a mine and meets John Parker, another miner who has travelled back in time from 1986. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • November 5:
  • November: A flask full of radium is stolen from the Institute of Marie Curie, Paris. Indiana Jones investigates. (Young Indiana Jones and the Radioactive Flask)
  • December 19: U.S. President-elect Theodore Roosevelt is assassinated in Chicago by Annie Oakley. (Back in the USSA)
  • Tarzan meets Jane. (Tarzan)
  • Woodrow Wilson Smith, later known as Lazarus Long, is born. (Methuselah's Children)
  • A series of murders at a Brooklyn Boarding House end when Arabella Gish, a student nurse and current Slayer, checks in to room #6. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Birth of Nancy Drew.
  • Eliza Doolittle thinks it would be "loverly" if she could have danced all night. Poor Professor Higgins grows accustomed to her face and wonders why can't the English learn to speak. With a little bit of luck, Alfred Doolittle gets to the church on time. A blasted plain in Spain is soaked by rain. (My Fair Lady, Pygmalion)
  • James is built. (Thomas the Tank Engine)
  • Augusta Endicott and Una Percival are born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Blanche Simmons is born. (Tenko)
  • Professor Ellis Fowler begins teaching at the Rock Spring School for Boys in Vermont. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Bartlett Finchley is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))


  • Spring:
    • Indiana Jones helps Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ravenall, seek out her family treasure. (Young Indiana Jones and the Plantation Treasure)
    • While staying at Downton Abbey, the Turkish ambassador Kemal Pamuk secretly visits Lady Mary in her bedroom. While they are sleeping together, he inconveniently dies. Mary, Cora, and Anna surreptitiously move Pamuk's body back to his room in order to save Mary from scandal. (Downton Abbey)
  • June 11: Mary Rutledge is born. (The 4400)
  • July 5: Rose Miller is born. (Tenko)
  • Summer: Marcus Brody, assistant curator of the National Museum, leads an archaeological expedition to Egypt. He is accompanied by Indiana Jones, 14-years-old and eager to participate in archaeological resarch. Meanwhile, Gustav von Trappen has located the tomb of Tutankhamun and plans to use it for espionage activities. The ring of Osiris which von Trappen uncovered exposes him to the Pharaoh's curse. He dies before announcing his discovery. Indiana gets his first experience with an ancient artifact of supernatural significance. (Young Indiana Jones and the Tomb of Terror)
  • August: In China, Indiana Jones assists a child lama against his enemies. (Young Indiana Jones and the Child Lama)
  • Late Summer/early Autumn: On the way to Armenia, Henry and Indiana Jones pick up some documents relating to the Crusades and help Georgian princess Tamar Rustavi escape from the Okhrana. (Young Indiana Jones and the Princess of Peril)
  • September:
    • John Smith more  hides from the Family of Blood with Martha Jones secretly making sure he stays out of trouble...badly. (Doctor Who)
    • The school year is starting. But Indiana Jones is preoccupied otherwise. A Stradivarius violin has been stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Indy attempts to retrieve it. He has to face The Mafia to do so. (Young Indiana Jones, novel: Young Indiana Jones and the Violin of the Metropolitan)
    • Woodrow Smith and Indiana Jones attempt the first crossing of the Florida straits by plane, but they first have to survive the influence of the Bermuda Triangle. (Young Indiana Jones and the Bermuda Triangle)
  • October 31: Indiana Jones travels back in time while investigating a silver dragon ring that belonged to King Arthur. (Young Indiana Jones and the Ghostly Riders)
  • November 10: The Family of Blood land in England, searching for John Smith. (Doctor Who)
  • November 11: Teacher John Smith more  becomes the target of extraterrestrials. more  (Doctor Who)
  • December: Indiana Jones and his friend Herman Mueller visit Stonehedge. They have a confrontation with a magic user, but the ruins themseles do not tolerate evil. (Young Indiana Jones, novel: Young Indiana Jones and the Circle of Death)
  • Alice Elliot is saved by the harmonizer Yuri Hyuga. These two and others then go on a quest to stop the man who murdered Alice's father and seeks to use her powers: Roger Bacon.more  (Shadow Hearts)
  • In Ireland, pre-immortal street urchin Lucas Kagan gets into a fight with an older bully, wins and keeps going. The fight bring him to the attention of immortal Richard Tarsis who realizes the boy is a pre-Immortal and adopts him. (Highlander: The Series)
  • The Nemesis passes near Earth, influencing events. (Doctor Who)
  • Dr. Jan Vanderhaven studies zombies in Paramaribo. He coins the term solanum for the agent that causes zombification. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • After four years of intensive exploration, Nathaniel Peaslee is struck with a notable malaise and boredom. Shortly after, he's found unconscious in his home, and awakens with his original personality. Peaslee has no recollection whatsoever of his actions the past four years, and spends some time in an asylum before being released and resuming his old career and affairs. Despite this, he's plagued with dreamlike visions of a bizarre alien world. (The Shadow Out of Time)


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