This is going to be a timeline of characters who, although fictional, could exist in the real world, at least in theory.  there are a few in here that are stretching things a bit. I'm open to arguments against their inclusion if anyone really objects to them being on here.

13,700,000,000 B.C.:

Events:

  • The Universe is created.   

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150,000 B.C.:

Character Debut:

  • Anthro

 

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80,000 B.C.:

Character Debut:

  • Kull the Conqueror 

 

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50,000 B.C.:

Character Debut:

  • Conan the Barbarian

 

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1,800 B.C.:

Event:

  • Edmun, a druid, is the first known member of what will come to be known as the “Blackadder” family.

 

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A.D. 1: 

Event:

  • Brian Cohen is born.


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A.D. 33:

Event:

  • Brian Cohen is crucified.

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A.D. 73:

Character Debut:

  •  Hagar the Horrible

 

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A.D. 170:

Character Debut:

  • Bran Mak Morn

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A.D. 530:

Event:

  • Arthur, King of the Britons, encounters the Knights of Ni.

 

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A.D. 537:

Character Debut:

  • Prince Valiant

 

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A.D. 550:

Character Debuts:

  • Cormac Mac Art

 

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A.D. 555:

Character Debut:

  • The Silent Knight (Brian Kent).

 

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A.D. 675:

Event:

  • The Jutish warlord Horwendil kills the King of Norway in single combat and is given Gurutha, daughter of the King of Denmark, as a wife.

 

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A.D. 680:

Event:

  • Horwendil and Gurutha have a son, also called Horwendil.


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A.D. 690:

Event:

  • Feng, jealous younger brother of the elder Horwendil, kills him and marries Gurutha. The younger Horwendil feigns madness to save his life, acquiring the name "Amlothi", or "crazy person".


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A.D. 700:

Event:

  • Amlothi kills Feng and becomes King of Denmark.


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A.D. 705:

Event:

  • Amlothi marries a Scottish princess named Herminthrud.

 

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A.D. 720:

Event:

  • Herminthrud betrays Amlothi to a warlord named Viglek. Viglek kills Amlothi and marries Herminthrud, becoming the new King of Denmark. Amlothi's story is not forgotten.


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A.D. 801:

Character Debut:

  • Arak Red-hand

 

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A.D. 955:

Character Debut:

  • The Viking Prince (Jon)

 

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A.D. 1126:

Event:

  • Erik Njorl visits the English town of Malden.


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A.D. 1150:

Event:

  • In Japan, the bandit Tajomaru is accused of the murder of a samurai and the rape of the samurai's wife.


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A.D. 1189:

Character Debut:

  • Cormac Fitzgeoffrey


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A.D. 1327:

Event:

  • William of Baskerville solves a series of murders at a monastery.


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A.D. 1485:

Event:

  • Prince Edmund, the Black Adder, fails to arrive at the Battle of Bosworth Field. He accidentally kills Richard III.


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A.D.1498:

Events:

  • Prince Edmund, the Black Adder, is killed after an abortive attempt to gain the throne of England.


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A.D. 1535:

Character Debut:

  • The Phantom (Kit Walker)

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A.D. 1554:

Event:

  • A small village in Japan hires seven samurai – Kambei, Katsuhiro, Katayama, Kyuzo, Hayashida, Shichiroji and Kikuchiyo – to defend their village from bandits. The samurai help the villagers defeat the bandits, although four of the samurai are killed in the process.


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A.D.1558:

Character Debut:

  • The Black Pirate (Jon Valor)

 

Event:

  • After a battle between the Japanese realms of Yamana and Akizuki, General Makabe Rokurota escapes to the friendly realm of Hayakawa with Princess Yuki of Akizuki and the Akizuki gold reserves, enlisting the unwilling help of peasants Matashichi and Tahei to do so. 

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A.D. 1573:

Character Debut:

  • Captain Fear (Fero)


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A.D. 1585:

Events:

  • Lord Ichimonji Hidetora attempts to divide his lands among his three sons and then abdicate, with disastrous results.


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A.D. 1586:

Event:

  • Edmund, Lord Blackadder, the great-grandson of the original Black Adder, enters the service of Queen Elizabeth I, becoming one of her courtiers.

 

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A.D. 1588:

Character Debut:

  • Solomon Kane

 

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A.D. 1605:

Character Debuts:

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


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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

 

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A.D. 1659:

Character Debut:

  • Robinson Crusoe 

 

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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. 1760:

Event:

  • James Hawkins visits Treasure Island for the first time.


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A.D. 1771:

Character Debuts:

  • Catherine Earnshaw
  • Heathcliff

Events:

  • 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 Debut:

  • 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. 1781:

Event:

  • 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. 1793: 

Character Debut:

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (Sir Percy Blakeney)

 

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A.D. 1794:

Character Debut:

  • Horatio Hornblower

 

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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. 1810:

Event:

  • 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. 1815:

Events:

  • 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:

Character Debut:

  • Zorro (Don Diego Vega)

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. 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. 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. 1831:

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.


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A.D. 1839:

Events:

  • Harry Flashman is expelled from Rugby.

 

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A.D. 1840: 

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 Debut:

  • Zatoichi

 

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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. 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

Event:

  • Captain Nemo builds the submarine Nautilus.


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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 Debut:

  • Tumbleweeds

 

Events:

  • Captain Wilton Parmenter assumes command of Fort Courage, KS.
  • A young doctor named Yasumoto Noboru is assigned to an Edo clinic run by Doctor Niide Kyojio, commonly known as “Red Beard”.

 

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A.D.1866:

Character Debuts:

  • Jonah Hex
  • The Roving Ranger (Jeff Graham)

 

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A.D. 1867:

Character Debuts:

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

 

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A.D. 1870:

Character Debut:

  • Lucky Luke

Event:

  • 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)

 

Event:

  • Phileas Fogg travels around the world in eighty days.

 

 

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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)

 

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A.D. 1880:

Character Debuts:

  • Alexei Karamazov
  • Dmitri Karamazov
  • Ivan Karamazov

Event:

  • Dmitri Karamazov is unjustly convicted of his father's murder.

 

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A.D. 1881:

Character Debuts:

  • John H. Watson
  • Sherlock Holmes

 

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A.D. 1882:

Character Debut:

  • Sugata Sanshiro


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A.D. 1883:

Character Debut:

  •  “Pow-Wow” Smith (Ohiyesa)

 

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A.D. 1886:

Character Debut:

  • Breckenridge Elkins

 

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A.D. 1887

Character Debut:

  • Lady Crystal "Christie" Hope

 

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 A.D. 1890: 

Events:

  • Murakashi Kinya meets Mizushima Tomo.
  • 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:

  • Event:
    Vito Andolini is born in Corleone, Sicily.

 

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A.D. 1893:

Event:

  • Mizushima Tomo is executed for the murder of Iwabachi Gozo. Murakoshi Kinya kills himself shortly afterward.


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A.D. 1894:

Events:

  • Rudolf Rassendyll first visits Ruritania.


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A.D. 1896:

Character Debut:

  • Frank Merriwell

 

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A.D. 1900:

Character Debut:

  • Happy Hooligan

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A.D. 1901:

Events:

  • After his father and brother are killed, Vito Andolini flees to America, adopting the surname “Corleone”.
  • 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. 1904:

Character Debut:

  • Si Slocum

 

Event:

  • Jonah Hex is killed.

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A.D. 1905:

Character Debut:

  • Arsène Lupin

 

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A.D. 1906:

Event:

  • Curly McLain and Jud Fry compete for the affections of Laurey Williams.

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A.D. 1908:

Character Debuts:

  • Augustus Mutt
  • Billy Bunter
  • “Jeff” Jeffries

 

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A.D. 1912:

Event:

  • 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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A.D. 1913:

Character Debuts:

  • Jiggs
  • Maggie

 


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A.D. 1914:

Character Debuts:

  • Boob McNutt
  • Hans Von Hammer

 

 

Event:

  • Bruce Wayne is born in Gotham City, NJ.


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A. D. 1915:

Event:

  • The Toonerville Trolley begins operation.


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A.D. 1916:

Character Debut:

  • Hercule Poirot

 

Event:

  • Santino “Sonny” Corleone is born.

 

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A.D. 1917:

Character Debuts:

  • Andy Gump
  • The Balloon Buster (Steve Savage)
  • G-8

 

Team Debut:  

  • Freedom’s Five

 

Events:

  • Vito Corleone first becomes involved in crime.
  • Captain Edmund Blackadder is killed in World War One.

 

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A.D. 1918:

 Events:

  • Matthew Crawley is injured fighting in the First World War.  A Canadian officer appears at Downton Abbey, claiming to be Patrick Crawley.
  • Francie Nolan attends the University of Michigan.


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A.D. 1919:  

Character Debuts:

  • Barney Google
  • Harold Teen
  • Olive Oyl

 

Events:

  • Fredo Corleone is born.
  • The Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and Subjugation of Humanity (THRUSH) is founded. 

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A.D. 1920:

Character Debut:  

  • Winnie Winkle

 

Events:

  • Michael Corleone is born. Vito Corleone kills Don Fanucci.
  • John and Myrtle Sappo take up residence in the suburban town of Despaire.
  • Matthew Crawley proposes to Mary Crawley.

 

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A.D. 1921:

Event:

  • Walt Wallet adopts the foundling Skeezix.


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A.D. 1922:

Character Debut:

  • Fritzi Ritz

 


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A.D. 1923:

Character Debut:

  • Moon Mullins

 

Events:

  • Constanzia “Connie” Corleone is born.
  • Tokyo Prefectural 49th Junior High School is established.

 

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A.D. 1924:

Character Debuts:

  • Casper Milquetoast
  • Little Orphan Annie

 

Event:

  • Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered.


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A.D. 1925:

Character Debuts:

  • Bess
  • Crown
  • Porgy
  • Sportin' Life

Event:

  • Vito Corleone avenges the deaths of his father and brother.

 

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A.D. 1926:

Character Debut:

  • Charlie Chan

 

Event:

  • Walt Wallet marries Phyllis Blossom.
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A.D. 1927:

Character Debuts:

  • Frank Hardy
  • Joe Hardy

 

Events:

  • Dick Grayson is born in Gotham City, NJ.
  • The Corleones adopt Thomas Hagen.


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A.D. 1928:

Character Debuts:

  • Brigid O'Shaughnessy
  • Joe Palooka
  • Miles Archer
  • Sam Spade
  • Solar Pons

Event:

  • Following the death of his father, Mame Dennis assumes custody of his orphaned son, Patrick.
  • Hildy Johnson resigns his job as a reporter.


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A.D. 1929:

 

Character Debuts:  

  • Captain Easy
  • Tintin
  • Wash Tubbs

 

Events:

  • Tintin and his dog Milou travel to the U.S.S.R.


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A.D. 1930:

Character Debut:

  • Nancy Drew

 

Events:

  • Tintin and Milou travel to the Belgian Congo, where they fight diamond smugglers.
  • Captain Jeffrey Spaulding returns from Africa.


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A.D. 1931:

 Character Debut:

  • Dick Tracy

 

Events:

  • Tintin and Milou travel to America, touring Chicago and battling gangsters.

 

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A.D. 1932:

Character Debut:

  • Mary Worth

 

Event:

  • Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff becomes president of Huxley College.

 


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A.D. 1933:

Character Debuts:

  • Arthur "Boo" Radley
  • Atticus Finch
  • Blondie Boopadoop
  • Brick Bradford
  • Dagwood Bumstead
  • Dickie Dare
  • Dill
  • Henry Gondorff
  • Jack Armstrong
  • Jean Louise "Scout" Finch
  • Jeremy "Jem" Finch
  • Johnny Hooker
  • Mayella Ewell
  • Nancy Ritz
  • Nick Charles
  • Nora Charles
  • Rufus T. Firefly
  • Tom Robinson

 

Event:

  • Dagwood Bumstead marries Blondie Boopadoop.
  • Rufus T. Firefly assumes the presidency of Freedonia.
  • Former private investigator Nick Charles, with the support of his heiress wife Nora, solves a series of murders involving a missing industrialist who was unusually slender. Based on their charm and wit (as well as a high tolerance to alcohol), the pair become media darlings, much to their dismay.
  • Nathan Detroit meets Sergeant Sarah Brown.

 

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A.D. 1934:

 

Character Debuts

  • Commander Don Winslow
  • Dupond
  • Dupont
  • J.Wellington Wimpy
  • Pat Ryan
  • Snuffy Smith
  • Terry Lee

 

Event:

  • Tintin and Milou encounter arms and drug traffickers in the Middle East.
  • Frank Chambers and Cora Papadakis plot to murder her husband,Nick, but it doesn't go so well for them.


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A.D. 1935:

Character Debut:

  • I.A. Moto

 

Events:

  • Tintin and Milou travel to China, where they befriend a boy named Chang and fight the Japanese. From there, they become involved in political intrigue in South America. Tintin meets General Alcazar.

 

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 A.D. 1936:

 

Character Debuts:

  • The Clock (Brian O’Brien)
  • The Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick)
  • The Green Hornet (Britt Reid)
  • Indiana Jones


Event:

  • Adolf Kaufmann meets Adolf Kamil.

 

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A.D. 1937:

Character Debuts:

  • Aubrey “Slats” Scrapple
  • Slam Bradley

 

Events:

  • Tintin and Milou travel to Scotland, where they battle counterfeiters.
  • George Milton kills Lennie Smalls.

 

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A.D. 1938:

 

Character Debuts:

  • The Arrow (Ralph Payne)
  • The Crimson Avenger (Lee Travis)



Event:

  • Tintin and Milou help stop the fascist nation Borduria from taking over its peaceful neighbor Syldavia.
  • Maria Rainer goes to work for the Von Trapp family as a governess.
  • George Cugat, a cousin of Ricky Ricardo, marries a woman named Liz.


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A.D. 1939:  

 

Character Debuts:

  • Batman (Bruce Wayne)
  • The Escapist (Tom Mayflower)
  • The Red Tornado (Abigail Hunkel)
  • The Sandman (Wesley Dodds)

 

Team Debut: 

  • The A-1 Detective Agency
  • The Minute Men

 

Events:

  • “Hop” Harrigan, “Ikky” Tinker and “Prop” Wash form the All-American Aviation Company.
  • Samuel Clay and Joseph Kavalier meet. They will soon produce a comic book based on the real-life adventures of the Escapist.

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A.D. 1940:

 

Character Debuts:

  • The Atom (Al Pratt)
  • Brenda Starr
  • Captain Midnight (James ”Red” Albright)
  • The Catwoman (Selina Kyle)
  • Cliff Cornwall
  • The Joker
  • The Laughing Mask (Dennis Burton)
  • Madam Fatal (Richard Stanton)
  • Mister E (Victor Jay)
  • Mister Scarlet (Brian Butler)
  • The Phantom Reporter (Dick Jones),
  • The Press Guardian (Perry Chase)
  • Robin (Dick Grayson)
  • The Spy-Smasher (Alan Armstrong)

 

 

Events:

  • Tintin and Milou travel to North Africa.
  • Rusty Ryan organizes the Boyville Brigadiers.

 

 

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A.D. 1941 

Character Debuts:

  • The All-American (Johnny Appleton)
  • Archie Andrews
  • Betty Cooper
  • Black Jack (Jack Jones)
  • Captain Archibald Haddock
  • Captain X (Buck Dare)
  • Doctor Mid-Nite (Charles McNider)
  • Father Time (Larry Scott)
  • The Firebrand (Rod Reilly)
  • The Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
  •  “Jughead” Jones
  • The Phantom Lady (Sandra Knight)
  • Reggie Mantle
  • Speedy (Roy Harper)
  • The Star-Spangled Kid (Sylvester Pemberton III)
  • Stripesy (Pat Dugan)
  • The  Tarantula (Jonathan Law)
  • The Thunderer (Jerry Carstairs)
  • Veronica Lodge
  • The Vigilante (Greg Saunders)

 

Team Debuts:

  • The All-Star Squadron
  • The Blackhawks
  • The Seven  Soldiers of Victory

 

Events:

  • Tintin and his friends investigate a strange meteorite.
  • When her dissident boyfriend is killed, Yagihara Yukie goes to live on his parents' farm.

 

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A.D. 1942:

Character Debuts:

  • The Answer Man (Johnny “Genius” Jones)
  • The Blue Blade (Roy Chambers)
  • Citizen V (John Watkins)
  • Colonel Robert Hogan
  • Colonel Wilhelm Klink
  • Fury (Helena Kosmatos)
  • Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale
  • The Manhunter (Dan Richards)
  • The Manhunter II (Paul Kirk)
  • The Marksman (Baron Povalski)
  • Mister Terrific (Terry Sloane)
  • El Santo (Rodolfo Guzman Huerta)
  • Sergeant Frank Rock
  • Sergeant Nicholas Fury
  • The Vagabond (Pat Murphy)
  • Wildcat (Ted Grant)

 

Team Debut:

  • The Boy Commandos

 

Events:

  • Tintin and his friends investigate a lost treasure.
  • Colonel Wilhelm Klink becomes Commandant of Stalag 13. The prisoners under his charge include Colonel Robert Hogan, Corporal Louis LeBeau, Corporal Peter Newkirk, Sergeant Ivan Kinchloe and Lieutenant Andrew Carter.
  • Lieutenant-Commander Quinton McHale assumes command of the PT73.

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A.D. 1943: 

Character Debuts:

  • Alfred Pennyworth
  • Andrea
  • Captain Keith Mallory
  • Corproal Dusty Miller
  • Holly Golightly
  • Jetlad (Steven Traynor)
  • Lieutenant Andrew Stevens
  • Petty Officer Casey Brown

 

Team Debut:

  • The Losers

 

Events:

  • Charles “Charlie” Brown is born.
  • Tokyo Prefectural 49th Junior High School is renamed Tokyo Metropolitan 49th Junior High School. 
  • Lieutenant Joseph Cable meets Ensign Nellie Forbush while serving in the South Pacific.
  • Allied forces assault a German fortress on the Greek island of Navarone.

 

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A.D. 1944 

Character Debuts:

  • A. J. Maggott
  • The Black Dwarf (Shorty Wilson)
  • The Flamingo (Moore Williams)
  • The Grim Reaper (Bill Norris)
  • J. P. Jiminez
  • Judomaster (Rip Jagger)
  • J. Wladislaw
  • M. Vladek
  • Professor Tryphon Tournesol
  • R. Lever
  • R. T. Jefferson
  • S. Gilpin
  • S.K. Sawyer
  • S. Posey
  • T. R. Bravos
  • V. L. Pinkley
  • V. R. Franko

 

Events:

  • Skeezix Wallet marries Nina Clock.
  •  Watanabe Tsuru works for the East Asian Optics, Ltd. Hiratsuka Factory.
  • Captured Allied  fliers, led by Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett, attempt  a mass escape from Stalag Luft III.
  • Major John Reisman recruits twelve military convicts for a suicide mission.

 

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A.D. 1945

 

Event:

  • Hans Von Hammer surrenders to Sergeant Frank Rock.
  • Grade schooler Nakaoka Gen loses several members of his family during the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
  • Skeezix and Nina Wallet have a son, Thomas, called ”Chipper”.
  • The Yamamori yakuza family is founded in Kure City, Japan. One of its founding members is Hirono Shozo.
  • Ayako Tenge is born.
  • The Frake family visits the Iowa State Fair. 

 

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A.D. 1946: 

Character Debuts:

  • The Blonde Phantom (Louise Mason)
  • Isono Sazae
  • Mark Trail
  • Rip Kirby


Events:

  • Barbara Gordon is born in Gotham City, NJ.
  • Ricky Ricardo marries Lucy McGillicuddy.
  • The United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) is founded.

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A.D. 1947: 

Character Debut:

  • The Black Canary (Dinah Drake)

 

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A.D. 1948: 

Character Debut:

  • Captain Compass (Mark Compass)

 

Events:

  • Dick Grayson marries Vicki Vale.
  • The kidnapping of several scientists lead Tintin and his friends to travel to the Temple of the Sun in Peru.
  • Sonny Corleone is killed.
  • Tokyo Metropolitan 49th Junior High School is reclassified as Tokyo Metropolitan 49th High School.
  • George Cooper married a woman named Liz who is a cousin of Lucille McGillicuddy.

 

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A.D. 1949: 

Character Debuts:

  • The Black Rider (Ramon Morales)
  • Mister Magoo (Quincy Magoo)
  • Sergeant Joe Friday

 

Events

  • Skeezix and Nina Wallet have a daughter, Clovia.
  • Roy Raymond begins starring in Impossible- But True!.
  • Author Holly Martins travels to Vienna at the invitation of his friend Harry Lime, who is apparently killed just before Martins' arrival.
  • Gail Garrity goes to work for the National Tribune.
  • Jiro Tenge returns to Japan after having been a P.O.W.

 

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A.D. 1950: 

Character Debut:

  • Big Ben Bolt

 

Team Debut:

  • The Silent Three

 

Event:

  • Bruce Wayne marries Selina Kyle.
  • Tintin and his friends battle Doctor Müller in the Middle East.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Blake takes command of the 4077th M.A.S.H. in Korea.
  • Tokyo Metropolitan 49th High School is renamed Tokyo Metropolitan Cromartie High School.
  • Darwin Jones becomes head of the Department of Scientific Investigations.

 

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A.D. 1951: 

Character Debuts:

  • Beetle Bailey
  • Dennis “The Menace” Mitchell


Event:

  • Beetle Bailey leaves college and joins the U.S. Army, where he is assigned to Camp Swampy, GA.


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A.D. 1952: 

Character Debuts:

  • Linus Van Pelt
  • Rex the Wonder Dog


Event:

  • Dying of stomach cancer, Tokyo bureaucrat Watanabe Kanji struggles to understand life and death, and to leave a legacy by getting a patch of waste ground remade into a children’s park.
  • J. Pierrepont Morgan goes to work for the World Wide Wicket Company.


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A.D. 1953

Character Debuts:

  • Bazooka Joe
  • The Black Badge (K.O. Carson)
  • James Bond
  • Professor Bernard Quatermass

 

Events:

  • Tintin and his friends travel to the Moon.
  • Professor Bernard Quatermass founds the British Rocket Group.
  • Marty Piletti goes to the Stardust Ballroom, where he meets a girl named Clara. 


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A.D. 1954: 

Character Debuts:

  • Alfred E. Neuman
  • Chuck Cunningham
  • Howard Cunningham
  • Joanie Cunningham
  • Laverne DeFazio
  • Marion Cunningham
  • Richie Cunningham
  • Shirley Feeney
  • The Tomboy (Janie Jackson)

 

Event: 

  • Dick and Vicki Grayson’s son, Dick Grayson Junior is born.
  • Tintin and his friends rescue Professor Tournesol when he is kidnapped by Bordurian agents.
  • Michael Corleone takes over as Don.
  • Allan Swann appears on "King" Kaiser's television program.

 

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A.D. 1955 

Character Debuts:

  • Dan Matthews
  • Ed Norton
  • Ernie Bilko
  • Ralph Kramden

 

Events

  • Vito Corleone dies.
  • Nakajima Kiichi becomes obsessed with the possibility of a nuclear war.

 

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 A.D. 1956: 

Character Debuts:

  • Batwoman (Kathy Kane)
  • Fireman Farrell (Fred Farrell)
  • The Silver Agent  (Alan Craig)

 

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A.D. 1957: 

Character Debut:

  • Andy Capp

 

Team Debut:

  • The Challengers of the Unknown

 

Event: 

  • Bruce and Selina Wayne's daughter, Helena Wayne is born.
  • In New York City, a rumble between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks is broken up by the Silver Agent.

 

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A.D. 1958: 

Character Debut:

  • Ozymandias (Adran Veidt)

 

Events: 

  • Tintin battles slavers in the Middle East.
  • There is a brief conflict between the Duchy of Grand Fenwick and the United States of America.
  • Conrad Birdie meets Kim MacAfee.
  • Joe Clay meets Kristin Arnesen.

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A.D. 1959: 

 

Event:

  • Michael Corleone has his brother Fredo killed.
  • Danny Zuko meets Sandy Dumbrowski.
  • Caroline Bender, Gregg Adams and April Morrison do not enjoy their time in the publishing industry.

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A.D. 1960: 

Character Debuts:

  • Andy Taylor
  • Barney Fife
  • Billy Keane
  • Davey Hansen
  • Dolly Keane
  • Jeffy Keane
  • Norman Bates
  • The Purple Heart (Miles Mando)
  • Rob Petrie
  • Sally Hansen

 

Team Debut:

  • The Sea Devils


Events:

  • Tintin travels to Tibet where he rescues his friend Chang from a Yeti.
  • Norman Bates kills Marion Crane and Milton Arbogast.
  • Rob Petrie becomes the head writer of The Alan Brady Show.
  • Calvin "Cave" Carson begins using the Mighty Mole to explore the subterranean world.
  • WWII vet Danny Ocean recruits ten of his fellow soldiers to rob the five largest Las Vegas casinos in one night.

 

 

A.D. 1961:  

Character Debuts:

  • Bat-Girl (Betty Kane)
  • Ben Casey
  • Captain Lee Crane
  • David Zorba
  • Emma Peel
  • Francis Muldoon
  • Gunther Toody
  • John Steed
  • Luann Wright
  • Margo Magee
  • Tommie Thompson

 

 

Events:

  • P.J. Keane is born.
  • Captain Lee Crane assumes command of the submarine Seaview.
  • Tokyo police Inspector Imanishi Eitaro solves the murder of police officer Miki Ken'ichi.
  • NYPD officers Gunther Toody and Francis Muldoon are assigned to Car 54.
  • Margo Magee, Tommie Thompson and LuAnn Wright begin renting Apartment 3-G together.


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A.D. 1962: 

Character Debuts:

 

  • Jed Clampett
  • The Nite Owl II (Daniel Dreiberg)

 

Events:

  • Appalachian Jed Clampett discovers oil on his property. Selling the land 
    for sixty million dollars, he moves to Beverly Hills, CA, along with his 
    daughter, Ellie Mae, his mother-in-law Daisy “Granny” Moses and his 
    grand-nephew Jethro Bodine.

 

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A.D. 1963: 
Character Debuts:

  • Inspector Jacques Clouseau
  • Modesty Blaise


Events:

  • Tintin investigates a jewel theft.
  • The S.S. Minnow is shipwrecked on an island in the South Pacific
  • Doctor Richard Kimble becomes a fugitive after being falsely accused of his 
      wife’s murder.
  • Wealthy Japanese industrialist Gondo Kingo is targeted by a kidnapper.
  • Josephine "Josie" McCoy, Melody Valentine and Valerie Brown form a band 
      they call "Josie and the Pussycats".
  • Port Charles General Hospital opens in Port Charles, NY.

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A.D. 1964: 
Character Debuts

  • April Dancer
  • The Black Widow (Natasha Romanova)
  • Doctor Benton Quest
  • Gomer Pyle
  • Hadji
  • Hawkeye (Clint Barton) 
  • Ilya Kuryakin
  • Jonny Quest
  • Napoleon Solo
  • Race Bannon
  • Rorschach (Walter Kovacs) 
  • The Silk Spectre II (Laurie Juspeczyk) 

 

Team Debut:

  • The Three Investigators


Events

  • Sylvia Barrett joins the faculty of Calvin Coolidge High School.
  • USAF General Jack D. Ripper attempts to launch a nuclear strike against the 
      USSR, but is stopped by the Silver Agent.

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A.D. 1965: 

Character Debuts

  • Lisa Douglas
  • Maxwell Smart
  • Moose Miller
  • Oliver Douglas



Events

  • Nick Fury becomes director of SHIELD.
  • Alexander Portnoy enters psychoanalysis.

 

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A.D. 1966
Character Debuts

  • Anne Welles
  • The Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) 
  • Cool McCool
  • Jennifer North
  • Neely O' Hara
  • The Peacemaker (Christopher Smith) 
  • Pops Racer (Mifune Daisuke)
  • Racer X (Mifune Kenichi)
  • Sparky (Tateishi Sabu)
  • Speed Racer (Mifune Goh)
  • Spritle (Mifune Kurio)
  • Trixie (Shimura Michi)


Events

  • Daniel Briggs forms the Impossible Missions Force.
  • The rock band Spinal Tap forms.
  • Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork form the Monkees.

 

 

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A.D. 1967: 
Character Debuts: 

  • Austin Powers
  • Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)
  • The Black Archer (Clem Macy) 
  • Captain Klutz (Ringo Fonebone) 
  • Doctor Evil
  • Mister Rogers (Fred Rogers)
  • The Question (Vic Sage) 

 

Events

  • Dick Grayson Senior becomes Batman II. Dick Junior becomes Robin 
    II. 
  • James “Jim” Phelps replaces Dan Briggs as head of the Impossible Missions 
    Force.
  • Doctor Richard Kimble catches up to his wife’s murderer.
  • A retired British agent is kidnapped to a place called "The Village", where 
    he is interrogated and given the designation ""Number Six".

 

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A.D. 1968: 

Character Debuts:

  • Jim Reed
  • Lieutenant Frank Columbo
  • Pete Malloy
  • Steve McGarrett

 

Team Debut:

  • The Mod Squad

 

Events:

  • Tintin fights his old enemy Roberto Rastapopoulos for the last time.
  • A yakuza named Takeo attempts to build a new life after finding love with a girl       named Yoshie.
  • Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom produce the musical Springtime for Hitler.
  • Professor Irwin Hayden, his daughter and his assistant, Link Simmons travel to Danger Island, where they meet the shipwrecked sailors Morgan and Chongo, and battle pirates and the Skeleton People.

 

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A.D. 1969:

Character Debuts:

  • Eve Wilcox
  • The Executioner (Mack Bolan)
  • Joe Gannon
  • Marcus Welby
  • Paul Lochner
  • Tora-san (Kuruma Torajiro)

 

Team Debut:

  • Mysteries, Inc.

 

Events:

  • A young Tokyo boy who dreams of travel to Monsterland helps capture two bank robbers.
  • Michael Brady marries Carol Tyler Martin, combining their two families.
  • U.S. astronauts found the first permanent human base on the Moon, Tranquility Base.  
  • January Wayne returns to New York City after three years' hospitalization in Switzerland.  Finding intrigue and secrets there, she seeks advice form her older cousin Bruce in Gotham City.

 

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A.D. 1970: 

Character Debuts:

  • Felix Unger
  • Mary Richards
  • Michael J. Doonesbury
  • Oscar Madison

 

 

Events:

  • Members of the Partridge Family form a musical group.
  • Hirono Shozo retires from the yakuza.

 

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A.D. 1971: 

Character Debuts:

  • Archie Bunker
  • Arsene Lupin III
  •  “Dirty” Harry Callahan
  • Frank Cannon
  • The Huntress (Bobbi Morse)
  • John Shaft
  • Stewart McMillan
  • Zippy the Pinhead

 

 

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A.D. 1972: 

Character Debuts:

  • Bob Hartley
  • Chet Kelly
  • Dixie McCall
  • Ed Ryker
  • Fat Albert
  • Fred Sanford
  • Funky Winkerbean
  • Hank Stanley
  • Jill Danko
  • Joe Early
  • John Gage
  • Kelly Brackett
  • Lamont Sanford
  • Marco Lopez
  • Mike Danko
  • Mike Stoker
  • Mike Stone
  • Roy DeSoto
  • Terry Webster
  • Willie Gillis

 

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A.D. 1973:   

Character Debuts:

  • Barnaby Jones
  • Black Jack (Hazama Kuro'o)
  • George Jefferson
  • Shang-Chi
  • Theo Kojak

 

Events:

  • The members of Mysteries, Inc. go their separate ways. Freddie Jones becomes a male model, Daphne Blake becomes an FBI agent, Velma Dinkley becomes a research chemist and "Shaggy" Rogers becomes a night watchman. (70)
  • Colonel Steve Austin is converted into a cyborg after an accident, afterwards
  • Adolf Kamil kills Adolf Kaufmann.

 

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 A.D. 1974: 

Character Debuts:

  • Barney Miller
  • The Blue Knight
  • Carl Kolchak
  • Carrie White
  • Chico Rodriguez
  • Chris Owens
  • Ed Brown
  • Jim Rockford
  • Leatherface
  • The Punisher (Frank Castle)
  • Tank McNamara

 

Event

  • Fire breaks out at the opening of the Glass Tower in San Francisco

 

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 A.D. 1975: 

Character Debuts:

  • Ann Romano
  • Barbara Cooper
  • Basil Fawlty
  • Captain Quint
  • Dan "Hondo" Harrelson
  • David "Deacon" Kay
  • Dominic Luca
  • Gabe Kotter
  • Jim Street
  • Julie Cooper
  • Martin Brody
  • Matt Hooper
  • Merrill Stubing
  • Sybil Fawlty
  • T.J. McCabe

 

 

Events:

  • Recently-divorced Ann Romano moves to Indianapolis with her teenaged daughters, Julie and Barbara Cooper.
  • A great white shark begins devouring bathers off the coast of Amity, MA
  • Moonbase Alpha is founded as a joint US/UK venture.


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A.D. 1976:

Character Debuts:

  • Alice Hyatt
  • Apollo Creed
  • Rocky Balboa

 

Team Debut:

  • Charlie’s Angels

 

Events:

  • Tintin has one final adventure in South America with General Alcazar.
  • Guy Caballero founds Second City Television in Melonville.
  • Rocky Balboa fights Apollo Creed for the first time.

 

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 A.D. 1977: 

Character Debuts:

  • Agatha Crumm
  • Bob McKenzie
  • Doug McKenzie
  • The Huntress II (Helena Wayne)
  • Jack Tripper
  • Jon Baker
  • Ponch Poncherello

 

 

Events:

  • The Great White North debuts on Second City Television.
  • Clovia Wallet marries “Slim” Skinner.
    Jack Tripper shares an apartment with Janet Wood and Christmas “Chrissy” Snow.
  • Barth Gimble begins hosting Fernwood 2-Night.

 

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A.D. 1978: 

Character Debuts:

  • Louie DePalma
  • Reid Fleming

 

Events:

  • Andy Travis takes over as program director of radio station WKRP in Cincinnati, OH.
  • “Slim” and Clovia Skinner have a daughter, Gretchen.
  • Louie DePalma operates the Sunshine Cab Company in New York City.
  • Jesse Duke promises to stop making illegal whiskey in order to get his nephews Bo and Luke released from prison.
  • Phillip Drummond adopts Arnold and Willis Jackson.
  • Karen Travers and Lynn Warner are imprisoned in Wentworth Detention Centre.

 

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A.D. 1979

Character Debuts:

  • Benson DuBois
  • Blair Warner
  • Bo Duke
  • Elly Patterson
  • John Patterson
  • Jo Polniaczek
  • Liz Patterson
  • Luke Duke
  • Michael Patterson
  • Natalie Green
  • Tootie Ramsey

 

Events:

  • Rocky Balboa fights Apollo Creed again, this time defeating him.
  • Harry Broderick, Melanie Slozar and Skip Carmichael build the Vulture, a spaceship they use for commercial purposes.
  • Edna Garrett goes to work at the Eastland School.

 

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A.D. 1980: 

Character Debuts:

  • Elwood Blues
  • Joliet Jake Blues
  • Thomas Magnum
  • Ultraman 80

 

Events:

  • Dick Grayson Junior now calls himself  "Nightwing".
  • The Blues Brothers help an orphanage pay its taxes, at the cost of their own freedom.
  • Mary Corleone is killed.
  • Former Air Force pilot Ted Striker helps save a commercial airliner from crashing.
  • Enos Strate joins a special branch of the LAPD.



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A.D. 1981: 

Character Debuts:

  • Andy Renko
  • Bobby Hill
  • Colt Seavers
  • Fay Furillo
  • Frank Furillo
  • Henry Goldblume
  • Howard Hunter
  • J. D. La Rue
  • Joe Coffey
  • Joyce Davenport
  • Lucy Bates
  • Mick Belker
  • Neal Washington
  • Phil Esterhaus
  • Ray Calletano
  • The Sentinel (Will Bennett)
  • Union Jack II (Joseph Chapman)

 

 

Event:

  • John Winger and Russell Ziskey join the US Army, leading to an international incident involving testing of the Top Secret EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle in Czechoslovakia.

 

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A.D. 1982: 

Character Debuts:

  • John Rambo
  • Lieutenant Frank Drebin

 

Team Debuts:

  • The A-Team
  • The Young Ones

 

Events:

  • Sam Malone opens a bar called “Cheers” in Boston, MA.
  • Rocky Balboa fights Clubber Lang.
  • The U.S. Military establishes the rapid deployment team code-named “G.I. Joe”.
  • In New York City, the 12th Precinct building is put on the National Register of Historic Places, and the squad is dispersed.
  • Ted Striker helps save the space shuttle Mayflower from crashing.
  • Bo and Luke Duke join the NASCAR circuit. Their cousins Coy and Vance Duke come to Hazzard County to help Uncle Jesse and Daisy Duke in their absence.

 

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A.D. 1983: 

Character Debuts:

  • The Badger (Norbert Sykes)
  • Skateman (BIlly Moon)

  

Event:

  • When Bo and Luke Duke return from NASCAR, Coy and Vance Duke take off on an around-the-world race from which they never return, electing to settle down elsewhere.

 (Continued in Part Two)

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Emerkeith Davyjack said:

...Ohio, 1923:
American adventurer Lefty returns to Cleveland after seperating from his friend, bandit Pancho, in Mexico.
Don't know that one.



Emerkeith Davyjack said:

...California, 1938:
Upper-class George and Liz Cugat marry. George is the cousin of Ricky Ricardo.

California, 1948:
Middle-class George and Liz Cooper marry. Liz is the cousin of Lucille McGillucudy.
(This is for Lucille Ball's OTR situation comedy, " My Favorite Husband ". Yes...this split is justified by the history of thr show!:-) Look it up.)
I like connections like that.

Additional additions to 1938, 1948, 1953 and 1958.

...Townes Van Zandt's song "Pancho
And Lefty ", best known as done by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.



Emerkeith Davyjack said:

...Townes Van Zandt's song "Pancho
And Lefty ", best known as done by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.
Interesting.

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