(Continued from Pre-Modern History)

 

THE MODERN AGE (A.D. 1601 - A.D. 1912)

A.D. 1605:

Character Debuts:

  • Don Quixote (Alonso Quixano the Good)
  • Sancho Panza


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A.D. 1631:

Event:

  • Arkham, MA, is founded.


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A.D. 1643:

Event:

  • Innsmouth, MA, is founded.

 

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A.D. 1648:

Event:

  • Sir Edmund Blackadder tries to save King Charles I from the Puritans.

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A.D. 1651:

Character Debuts:

  • Ogami Daigoro
  • Ogami Itto is born

Event:

  • The Twelfth Doctor encounters Ashildr and an alien called Leandro in England.

 

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A.D. 1659:

Character Debut:

  • Robinson Crusoe 

 

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A.D. 1666:

Events:

  • The Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka, Nyssa of Traken and Maggie Simpson battle the Tereleptils.
  •  The First Doctor and his companions Ben Jackson and Polly Wright battle smugglers in Cornwall. 

 

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A.D. 1673:

Character Debut:

  • Bishamon 

 

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A.D. 1678:

Character Debut:

  • Morrigan Aensland 


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A.D. 1691: 

Character Debut:

  • Simon Belmont

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A.D. 1696:

Event:

  • The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams battle the Siren aboard a pirate ship captained by Henry Avery.


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A.D. 1699:

Character Debut:

  • Lemuel Gulliver (10)

 

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A.D. 1705:

Character Debut:

  • Maxi 


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A.D. 1730:

Character Debut:

  • Hsien-Ko

 

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A.D. 1746:

Event:

  • The Second Doctor, Ben Jackson and Polly Wright travel to Scotland shortly after the Battle of Culloden. Jamie MacCrimmon joins the TARDIS crew.

 

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A.D. 1753:

Event:

  • A young Irishman  called Liam becomes the vampire known as "Angelus",  and later "Angel".


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A.D. 1754:

Event:

  • Captain Flint buries vast wealth on Treasure Island.

 

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A.D. 1756:

Event:

  • The first edition of the Mercantile-Onion is published.

 

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A.D. 1758:

Event:

  • The Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Mickey Smith save Madame de Pompadour from robots from the future.


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A.D. 1760:

Event:

  • James Hawkins visits Treasure Island for the first time.


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A.D. 1771:

Character Debuts:

  • Catherine Earnshaw
  • Heathcliff

Events:

  • Rip Van Winkle falls asleep after bowling with some strangers.
  • Heathcliff is first brought to Wuthering Heights.

 

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A.D. 1772:

Character Debut:

  • Dennis Moore

 

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A.D. 1775: 

Character Debuts:

  • The Old Soldier
  • The Scarecrow (Doctor Christopher Syn)

 

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A.D. 1776: 

Character Debuts:

  • Miss Liberty (Elizabeth Lynn)
  • Tomahawk (Tom Hawk)

 

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A.D. 1780:

Event:

  • Lestat de Lioncourt becomes a vampire.

 

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A.D. 1781:

Events:

  • Zaphod Beeblebrox is born on Betelgeuse Five.
  • Jingle Belle Claus is born.
  • Catherine Earnshaw marries Edgar Linton.

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A.D. 1784:

Events:

  • Heathcliff marries Isabella Linton.
  • Catherine Earnshaw Linton dies giving birth to her daughter,Cathy.
  • Linton Heathcliff is born.

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A.D. 1790:

Events:

  • Swiss scientist Victor Frankenstein animates a creature made from sewn-together body parts. Eventually, the creature escapes and kills Frankenstein before disappearing.
  • Cornelius Coot resettles Drake Borough and renames it "Duckburg."


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A.D. 1791:

 

Character Debut:

  • Zorro (Don Diego Vega)

 

Event:

  • Rip Van Winkle awakens. 

 

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A.D. 1792: 

Character Debut:

  • Richter Belmont

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A.D. 1793: 

Character Debut:

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (Sir Percy Blakeney)

 

 Event:

  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman help the Dauphin escape France.

 

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A.D. 1794:

Character Debut:

  • Horatio Hornblower

 

Event:

  • The First Doctor and Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Susan Foreman visit France during the Reign of Terror.

 

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A.D. 1795:

Event:

  • Barnabas Collins becomes a vampire.

 

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A.D. 1796:

Event:

  • Jean Valjean is sent to the galleys at Toulon.

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A.D. 1797:

Event:

  • Isabella Linton Heathcliff dies.


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A.D. 1801:

Event:

  • Cathy marries Linton Heathcliff. He dies a month later.

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A.D. 1803:

Event:

  • Cathy Linton Heatcliff marries Hareton Earnshaw.

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A.D. 1804:

Event:

  • William Preston and Theodore Logan meet Napoleon Bonaparte.


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A.D. 1805:

Event:

  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman battle Barbary pirates.


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A.D. 1810:

Character Debut:

  • Raphael Sorel 

 

Events:

  • William Preston and Theodore Logan meet Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • Marius Pontmercy is born.


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A.D. 1811:

Event:

  • Edmund Blackadder, Esquire, serves as butler to the Prince Regent.


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A.D.1812:

Event:

  • A Swiss family named Robinson is stranded on a South Pacific island they name “New Switzerland”.

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A.D. 1813:

Character Debuts:

  • Elizabeth Bennet
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy

Event:

  • Elizabeth marries Fitzwilliam Darcy.

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A.D. 1814:

Event:

  • The Twelfth Doctor and Bill Potts free an enormous sea creature trapped beneath the Thames.


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A.D. 1815:

Events:

  • The Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick of 1999 visit the Battle of Waterloo.
  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman get caught up in the Battle of New Orleans.
  • Jean Valjean returns from Toulon. Thenardier "saves" Georges Pontmercy at  Waterloo.   
  • Emma Woodhouse marries George Knightley.                                                                                                                       

 

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A.D. 1816:

Event:

  • As "M. Madeleine", Jean Valjean starts a bead-making factory at Montreuil-sur-Mer. 

     

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A.D. 1818:

Event:

  • Fantine arrives at Montreuil-sur-Mer. 


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A.D. 1820:

Character Debuts:

  • Edward Rochester 
  • Jane Eyre

Event:

  • Jane Eyre marries Edward Rochester.

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A.D. 1821:

Event:

  • Bishop Myriel dies. "M. Madeleine", now Mayor of Montreuil-sur-Mer, rescues a man named Fauchelevent.  Inspector Javert confronts the Mayor.


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A.D. 1822:

Event:

  • The Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown battle the Master and the Rani in Killingworth, England.


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A.D. 1823:

Event:

  • Fantine dies. Jean Valjean is again imprisoned.

 

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A.D. 1824:  

Event:

  • Jean Valjean escapes from the galleys and rescues Cosette. He escapes Javert and takes up residence at a convent.

 

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A.D. 1825:

Character Debut:

  • Voldo

 

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A.D. 1828:

Event:

  • Georges Pontmercy dies.


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A.D. 1829:

Event:

  • Edmond Dantès escapes from the Chateau d’If.


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A.D. 1830

Character Debut:

  • Victor von Gerdenheim

 

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A.D. 1831:

Character Debut:

  • Doctor John Dolittle learns to talk to the animals.

 

Event:

  • Marius Pontmercy and Cosette fall in love. Jean Valjean joins the national guard and is subsequently attacked by Thenardier.

 

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A.D. 1832:

Event:

  • Marius Pontmercy takes part in the soi-disant "Liberals' Rebellion", during which Jean Valjean saves his life. Inspector Javert commits suicide.

 

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A.D. 1833:

Event:

  • Marius Pontmercy marries Cosette. Jean Valjean confesses his true identity to Marius. Valjean subsequently dies of loneliness.
  • Pecos Bill is born.


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A.D. 1836:

Event:

  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman are present at the Battle of the Alamo.

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A.D. 1839:

Events:

  • Harry Flashman is expelled from Rugby.
  • Friedrich von Junzt writes Unaussprechlichen Kulten.

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A.D. 1840:

Character Debut:

  • Talim 

 

Event:

  • Captain Ahab and the Pequod are destroyed by Moby-Dick, the Great White Whale.


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A.D. 1841:

Character Debuts:

  • C. Auguste Dupin
  • Hanshichi of Kanda


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A.D. 1842:

Character Debuts:

  • Donovan Baine
  • Zatoichi

 

Events:

  • Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is reformed after apparently being visited by three “ghosts”.
  • Ebenezer Blackadder is also visited by a spirit with somewhat different results.

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A.D. 1844:

Event:

  • Professor Enoch Bowen founds the church of Starry Wisdom in the Federal Hill section of Providence, RI.


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A.D. 1847:

Event:

  • Agnes Grey marries Edward Weston,

 

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A.D. 1849:

Character Debut:

  • Firehair

 

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A.D. 1850:

Event:

  • Author David Copperfield publishes his autobiography.

 

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A.D. 1851:

Event:

  • The Tenth Doctor and Jackson Lake battle the Cybermen in London.


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A.D. 1855:

Character Debuts:

  • Huckleberry Finn
  • Tom Sawyer

 

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A.D. 1857:

Event:

  • Living in an Edo slum, a thief named Sutekichi finds himself plumbing the lower depths of human existence.


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A.D. 1859:

Event:

  • The Cartwright family comes to live on the Ponderosa Ranch in Nevada.


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A.D. 1860

Events:

  • Captain Nemo builds the submarine Nautilus.
  • Angel converts a young Englishwoman named Drusilla into a vampire.


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A.D. 1861:

Event:

  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman prevent an attempted assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

 

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 A.D. 1862:

 

Character Debut:

  • Ironhorse the Human Locomotive

 

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A.D. 1863:

Events:

  • The Old Soldier appears during the American Civil War.
  • Professor Otto Liedenbrock leads an expedition to the center of the Earth.
  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman encounter a time-lost Niccolò Machiavelli during the battle of Gettysburg.

 

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A.D. 1864:

 

Character Debuts:

  • Amy March
  • Elizabeth “Beth” March
  • The Hangman (Robert Dickering)
  • Josephine “Jo” March
  • Margaret “Meg” March

 

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A.D. 1865:

Character Debuts:

  • Kawakami Tomie
  • Tumbleweeds

 

Events:

  • William Preston and Theodore Logan meet Abraham Lincoln.
  • Captain Wilton Parmenter assumes command of Fort Courage, KS.
  • The members of the Baltimore Gun Club finance the first attempt by humans to travel from the Earth to the Moon.
  •  A young doctor named Yasumoto Noboru is assigned to an Edo clinic run by Doctor Niide Kyojio, commonly known as “Red Beard”.
  • Alice Liddell visits Wonderland.

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A.D.1866:

Character Debuts:

  • Jonah Hex
  • TheRoving Ranger (Jeff Graham)

 

Events:

  • Captain John Carter is astrally projected to Barsoom, an other-dimensional version of Mars.
  • The Second Doctor, Jamie MacCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield battle Daleks in England.
  • The Third Doctor and Jo Grant visit Concord, NH, where the Doctor cures Beth March of the illness that was slowly killing her. (11)

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A.D. 1867:

Character Debuts:

  • Alexander "Ally" Sloper
  • Scalphunter (Brian “Ke-Woh-No-Tay” Mathew)

 

Event:

  • Scrooge McDuck is born.

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A.D. 1868:

Event:

Johnny Brainerd builds the Steam Man of the Prairies.

 

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A.D. 1869

Character Debuts:

  • Artemus Gordon
  • James T. West

 

Event:

  • The Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Charles Dickens battle the Gelth in Wales.

 

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A.D. 1870:

Character Debuts:

  • Gunmaster (Clay Boone)
  • Lucky Luke

 

Events:

  • Members of the Baltimore Gun Club launch a manned projectile, the Columbiad, into lunar orbit. The occupants manage to return safely to Earth.
  •  The Eleventh Doctor and Amy and Rory Williams visit Mercy, Nevada, where they get caught up in the cyborg Gunslinger's quest to execute the war criminal Kahler-Jex.
  • A Mexican town hires seven gunmen - Chris Adams, Vin Tanner, Bernardo O'Reilly, Harry Luck, Lee, Britt and Chico - to protect them from a gang of bandits led by a man called Calvera.


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A.D. 1871:

Character Debuts:

  • Bart Maverick
  • Bret Maverick
  • Kwai Chang Caine
  • The Minstrel Maverick (Hank"Harmony" Hayes)
  • Walter Trigger
  • Wayne Trigger

 

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A.D. 1872:

 

Hero Debuts

  • Cinnamon (Kate Manser) 
  • Madame .44 (Jeanne Walker)
  • Nighthawk (Hannibal Hawkes)

 

Events:

  • Phileas Fogg travels around the world in eighty days.
  • The arrival of the Daleks causes the crew of the Mary Celeste to abandon ship.

 

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A.D. 1874:

Character Debut:

  • William “Hopalong” Cassidy


Event:

  • A black man named Bart is appointed Sheriff of the town of Rock Ridge. With the help of a gunslinger called the Waco Kid, he saves the town from destruction at the hands of Hedley Lamarr.


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A.D. 1875:

Event:

  • Kashima Yuki is born.

 

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A.D. 1876:

 

Character Debut:

  • The Lone Ranger (John Reid)

 

Event:

  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman are present at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. 

 

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A.D. 1878:

Event:

  • A Chinese girl named Mingchao, living in the American West, gets caught up in the battle to control the mystic eto gun.

 

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A.D.1879:

  • Events:
    William Preston and Theodore Logan meet William "Billy the Kid" Bonney.
  • The Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler battle a werewolf in Victorian Scotland.

 

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A.D. 1880:

Character Debuts:

  • Alexei Karamazov
  • Dmitri Karamazov
  • Ivan Karamazov

Events:

  • The vampire Drusilla converts a young Englishman into the vampire who will become known as "Spike".
  • Dmitri Karamazov is unjustly convicted of his father's murder.

 

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A.D. 1881:

Character Debuts:

  • John H. Watson
  • Sherlock Holmes

 

Events:

  • The First Doctor and his companions Steven Taylor and Mary-Anne Summers  witness the gunfight at the OK Corral.
  • Lord and Lady Greystoke are marooned in Angola.
  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman meet Billy the Kid.
  • The Twelfth Doctor and Bill Potts defuse a conflict between British soldiers and Ice Warriors on Mars.

 

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A.D. 1882:

Character Debut:

  • Sugata Sanshiro


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A.D. 1883:

Character Debuts:

  • Agatha Heterodyne (12)
  • “Pow-Wow” Smith (Ohiyesa)

 

Events:

  • The Seventh Doctor and Ace encounter Light at Gabriel Chase in England.
  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman arrive on Krakatoa shortly before the volcanic eruption. Subsequently they battle alien invaders from Aristos in the Sudan.


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A.D. 1885:

Character Debut:

  • Allan Quatermain

 

Events:

  • Doctor Emmett Brown is stranded in this time period for a while, until he manages to jury-rig a time machine from a locomotive.
  •  Doug Phillips and Tony Newman stop an invasion of Earth by aliens from Alpha One.


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A.D. 1886:

Character Debut:

  • Breckenridge Elkins

 

Events:

  • Doctor Henry Jekyll devises a formula which releases his evil “inner self”, physically transforming him into a person that calls himself Mister Edward Hyde. Two American policemen known only as "Slim" and "Tubby", in London to study British police methods, become involved in the case. Jekyll/Hyde is believed killed after having murdered Sir Danvers Carew, but instead escapes to Paris.
  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman help the British battle Afghan bandits.


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A.D. 1887

Character Debut:

  • Lady Crystal "Christie" Hope

 

Event:

Christie Hope meets Mina Tepeş.

 

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A.D. 1888:

Event:

  • The Eleventh Doctor recruits the Silurian Madame Vastra and her human maid Jenny for his battle against the Church Militant.

 

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A.D. 1889:

Character Debut:

  • Lord Raptor

 

Events:

  • The Fourth Doctor and Leela battle Magnus Greel in London. 
  • Tarzan is born in French Equatorial Africa. When Lord and Lady Greystoke are killed, he is adopted by the great ape Kala.
  • Hank Morgan recounts his story of visiting King Arthur's Court to a visiting Mark Twain in Warwick Castle, England.

 

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A.D. 1890: 

Character Debut:

  • The Hanged Man

 

Events:

  • Murakashi Kinya meets Mizushima Tomo.
  • The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Vincent Van Gogh battle a Krafayis in Paris.  Subsequently, the  Eleventh Doctor and Amy and Rory Williams encounter Zygon duplicates in the Savoy Hotel.
  • Widowed matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi is hired by widowed businessman Horace Vandergelder.

 

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A.D. 1891:

Character Debut:

  • Teresa "Tess" Durbeyfield

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A.D. 1892:

  • Events:
    Vito Andolini is born in Corleone, Sicily.
  • An anonymous scientist invents the first working time machine, although this fact is not publically known.
  • The Eleventh Doctor, Clara Oswald, and the Paternoster Gang battle the Great Intelligence.

 

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A.D. 1893:

Events:

  • Mizushima Tomo is executed for the murder of Iwabachi Gozo. Murakoshi Kinya kills himself shortly afterward.
  • The Eleventh Doctor, Clara Oswald, and the Paternoster Gang battle the Red Leech and Mrs. Gillyflower.  Subsequently, the Paternoster Gang, Clara Oswald and River Song hold a telepathic "conference call" to discuss the Doctor.


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A.D. 1894:

Events:

  • Rudolf Rassendyll first visits Ruritania.
  • Thaddeus Booker, who will someday become Mister Extraordinary and fight during WWI, is born in West Port, MO.
  •  The Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and the Paternoster Gang encounter robots from the S.S. Marie Antoinette.


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A.D. 1895: 

Character Debut:

  • Lady Spider (May Reilly)

 

Team Debut:

  • The Steam Detectives

 

Events:

  • Shemp Howard is born in New York City, NY.
  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman encounter Captain Alfred Dreyfus on Devil's Island

 

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A.D. 1896:

Character Debuts:

  • Ciel Phantomhive
  • Frank Merriwell
  • Sebastian Michaelis

 

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A.D. 1897:

Events:

 

  • Thanks to his scientist father’s experimentation, Hugo Danner develops super-strength, super-speed and great physical resistance soon after he is born in Indian Creek, CO.
  • Doctor John Griffin discovers a drug which renders him invisible, but which has the side effect of driving him insane. He embarks on a campaign of violence before being tracked down and shot by the police. Griffin's notebooks pass to his brother Frank.
  • Moe Howard is born in New York City, NY.
  • The vampire Count Dracula  travels to Britain, where he is apparently destroyed. ( A vampire calling herself Countess Marya Zaleska, claiming to be Dracula's daughter, claims his remains. She lures Doctor Jeffrey Garth to Transylvania, but is destroyed there.


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A.D. 1898:

Team Debut:

  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (14)

 

Events:

  • Tripod-riding aliens based on Mars invade Britain, but are defeated with the assistance of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

 

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A.D. 1899:

Event:

  • Viktor Heinrich "Henry" von Frankenstein recreates his ancestor's experiments by constructing a humanoid creature from parts of corpses and successfully reanimating it. The creature proves to be mentally unstable, becoming a Monster, and is subsequently believed destroyed. Henry subsequently marries his fiancee Elizabeth. Shortly thereafter Henry's father dies and he becomes Baron Frankenstein. Henry is pressured by his former colleague Doctor Pretorius to create a mate for the original Monster. Frankenstein and Pretorius successfully reanimate a female creature, but she rejects her intended mate. Incensed, the Monster destroys Pretorius, the female creature and apparently, himself.


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A.D. 1900:

Character Debut:

  • Happy Hooligan

 

Events:

  • The Fourth Doctor and Leela battle a Rutan at Fang Rock Lighthouse in England.
  • A tornado pulls Dorothy Gale into the Land of Oz, where she destroys two Wicked Witches.
  • Narnia is created. The Tree of Protection is planted.

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A.D. 1901:

Events:

  • After his father and brother are killed, Vito Andolini flees to America, adopting the surname “Corleone”.
  • Clinton Coot founds the Junior Woodchucks.
  • In London, housekeeper Martha Winthrop attempts to convince heiress Phyllis Allenby that she is insane as part of a plot to gain control of Allenby's property. However, Winthrop's plot is foiled with help from Allenby's fiancé and friends.


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A.D. 1902:

Character Debuts:

  • Buster Brown
  • Peter Pan

 

Events:

  • Larry Fine is born in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Scrooge McDuck arrives in Duckburg.


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A.D. 1903:

Character Debut:

  • Sasquatch (Darkstalkers)

 

Events:

  • Professor George Edward Challenger discovers a plateau in South America where prehistoric life forms survive.
  • Curly Howard is born in New York City, NY.


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A.D. 1904:

Character Debut:

  • Leopold Bloom
  • Si Slocum
  • Stephen Dedalus

 

Events:

  • The Predators re-visit their Antarctican base and destroy a whaling party they meet there.
  • Jonah Hex is killed.
  • Princess Ozma assumes the throne of Oz.
  • The Eleventh Doctor recruits John Riddell to accompany him on a visit to a Silurian space ark. He subsequently returns Riddell to this time. Queen Nefertiti elects to remain there with him.

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A.D. 1905:

Character Debut:

  • Arsène Lupin

 

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A.D. 1906:

Events:

  • When he is framed for murder, Geoffrey Radcliffe has Frank Griffin inject him with the invisibility drug. Radcliffe uses the advantage of invisibility to track down the real murderers.
  • Curly McLain and Jud Fry compete for the affections of Laurey Williams.


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A.D. 1907:

Event:

  • Dorothy Gale and Princess Ozma rescue the royal family of Ev from the Nome King.


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A.D. 1908:

Character Debuts:

  • Augustus Mutt
  • Billy Bunter
  • “Jeff” Jeffries

 

Event:

  • Oscar Diggs, the onetime Wizard of Oz, returns to Oz and takes up residence there with Ozma's permission.

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A.D. 1909:

Events:

  • Caractacus Potts invents the flying automobile known as “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
  • Dorothy Gale visits Oz for Ozma's birthday party.

 

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A.D. 1910:
Events:

  • Now 20 years old, Dorothy Gale goes to live in the Emerald City. The Nome King unsuccessfully attempts to conquer Oz.
  • William Preston and Theodore Logan meet Sigmund Freud.
  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman help save the survivors of a mine cave-in.


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A.D. 1911:

Character Debuts:

  • Adele Blanc-Sec
  • Trot Griffiths

 

Events:

  • The Fourth Doctor and his companion Sarah Jane Smith battle Sutekh the Destroyer, in England and on Mars.
  • The Spanish Inquisition invades a house in Jarrow in the U.K. No one expected it.


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A.D. 1912:

Events:

  • Thaddeus Booker is married.
  • Doug Phillips and Tony Newman attempt to save the passengers of the Titanic.
  • In Egypt, adventurers Steve Banning and Babe Jensen battle a mysterious cult guarding the tomb of the Princess Ananka, and encounter the living mummy, Kharis.  They bring Ananka's mummy to Massachusetts.
  • James and Patrick Crawley die on the Titanic. Matthew Crawley becomes the heir presumptive to the Earldom of Grantham.
  • In London, phonetics prfessor Henry Higgins, military man Colonel Pickering, Cockney flower-seller Eliza Doolittle, and her suitor Freddy Eynsford-Hill all meet one evening, with fateful consequences for them all.
  • "Professor" Harold Hill visits River City, Iowa.

 

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(Continued in The Heroic Age, Part One)

 

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