This is a timeline of events that occurred during the 2000s in the HBO timeline.
- 1 2000
- 2 2001
- 3 2002
- 4 2003
- 5 2004
- 6 2005
- 7 2006
- 8 2007
- 9 2008
- 10 2009
- 11 References
- The Extraterrestrial Squid Society awards Wade Tillman a certificate in Extraterrestrial Squid Science.
- The Book of Rorschach, an album based on the journal of Walter Kovacs is released by Sons of Pale Horse.
- Sons of Pale Horse prepare to perform their first major concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California, but walk off stage as soon as they saw the crowd of people wearing Rorschach masks.
- The Redford administration begins taking steps to accelerate the complete reintroduction of electronic media into the public sphere.
- Robert Redford appoints Martin Scorsese to oversee the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF), further adding to his administration's records as a supporter of the arts.
- Lady Trieu graduates from the Myanmar Institute of Technology with PhDs in astrophysics, nuclear fission, bioengineering, and nanochemistry.
- Russia and China start seeing a disproportionate amount of exotic cephalopodian entity showers.
- The Nine Inch Nails record their studio album at the Crater.
- Chris Deschaines apologizes for the creation of The Book of Rorschach in Might Magazine.
- Chris Deschaines disappears from the public eye.
- The Last Castle, starring Peter Fonda, is released in the United States. Set during a fictional war, film was one of many films that began to reassess the imperialism during the Nixon era and America’s conduct during the Vietnam War.
- A United States Navy Seal team led by Jonathan Oates successfully captures Osama bin Laden, thus preventing a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States.
- Los Angeles' KROQ radio station relaunches after five years off the air and at midnight played The Book of Rorschach in its entirety.
- The Final Report of the Oklahoma Commission to Study the 1921 Tulsa Massacre is published.
- The Nine Inch Nails begins recording their studio album The Manhattan Project at "The Crater" in North Wales.
- Robert Redford appoints John Grisham to the Supreme Court, confirming him after a contentious process in the Senate.
- Peter Murphy is appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II.
- Judd and Jane Crawford move back to Tulsa and the former joins the police department as a senior detective.
- The 10th Circuit decides Greenwood Survivors v. State of Oklahoma, laying the legal groundwork for reparations.
- Dale Petey writes a summary of the plot of Fogdancing and sends it as an entry for the annual recap contest for the periodical journal, Nothing Ever Ends.
- Lady Trieu purchases the Myanmar Institute of Technology.
- Saddam Hussein commits suicide.
- Jonathan Oates served in a United Nations mission to Iraq following the death of Saddam Hussein.
- You Are My Little Bird by Elizabeth Mitchell is released, featuring the song "Three Little Birds".
- Kenya awards Adrian Veidt its highest civilian honor, the Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart, on the 40th anniversary of one of Veidt’s signature accomplishments as a masked vigilante. It was his last known public appearance.
- Trieu Industries introduces Nostalgia memory pills to the market.
- Lady Trieu becomes the world's first trillionaire following the success of her pharmaceutical memory pills, Nostalgia.
- A report from the Department of Extra-Dimensional Affairs releases information regarding the phenomena of Squidfalls.
- The Victims of Racial Violence Act of 2008 is passed under Robert Redford, declaring reparations to victims of 50 defined instances of racial discrimination/violence in the form of a lifetime tax exemption for victims of, and the direct descendants of, designated areas of racial injustice throughout America’s history.
- Lady Trieu creates the "Eye over Mars" satellite probe to detect Doctor Manhattan's activity on Mars.
- Lady Trieu learns that Doctor Manhattan is not on Mars, and so she sends out a satellite probe to Europa, where she suspects Manhattan is residing.
- Trieu Industries begins setting up Manhattan Booths across every major city in the world.
- Lady Trieu travels to Karnak, Antarctica and meets her biological father Adrian Veidt.
- Information regarding Extra-Dimensional Anxiety is released to the public.
- Robert Redford is pressured by conservative Democrats and Independents to appoint Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura to the Vice Presidency after the resignation of Carol Moseley Braun.
- Doctor Manhattan decides to leave Europa and teleports to Saigon, Vietnam on VVN Day; he meets Angela Abar and the two form a relationship.
- Dao Van Noi dies in an accidental gas leak.
- Michael Declan dies of a heroin overdose.
- William Heath commits suicide.
- Calvin Jelani dies of a heart attack.
- Doctor Manhattan takes on the identity of the recently deceased Calvin Jelani.
- A power plant in India suffers a nuclear meltdown.
- Doctor Manhattan and Angela Abar get into a major fight and break up.
- Doctor Manhattan travels to Karnak, Antarctica to visit Adrian Veidt. Manhattan receives the tachyon ring from Veidt; in return he sends Veidt to Europa where he can enjoy utopia.
- Doctor Manhattan travels to New York City to visit Will Reeves, Angela Abar's paternal grandfather. He sets up an alliance with the old man and informs him of his plans to marry his granddaughter and move to Tulsa. Manhattan creates a grandfather paradox by speaking to Abar in 2019; she asks Manhattan to ask to Reeves how he knew about Judd Crawford's hidden Klan robe.
- Doctor Manhattan proposes to Angela Abar and allows her to use the tachyon ring that would wipe his memory and suppress his powers. Manhattan officially adopts the identity of Calvin Abar.
- Angela Abar takes "Calvin Jelani" to the hospital to undergo treatment regarding his memory loss he received from a "car crash". Abar gathers background information and medical data from Jelani's last employer, Pyramid Global Construction.
- Little Fear of Lightning
- MEMO: Masked Vigilantes in Pop Culture
- The Book of Rorschach - Sons of Pale Horse
- This presumes Election Day in the United States occurs the same day in the Watchmen universe as in the real world.
- MEMO: The Computer and You
- CLIPPING: "Lady Trieu: Fact or Fiction"
- An Almost Religious Awe
- MISC: "Extra-Dimensional Anxiety & You" (2009)
- The Manhattan Project - The Nine Inch Nails
- Rorschach (Comic)
- LEGAL: The Road to Reparations
- Historical date
- MEMO: Fogdancing
- CLIPPING: "Tulsa Police Chief Feared Slain"
- CLIPPING: "Nothing Ever Ends" (December, 2005)
- It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice
- CLIPPING: "Veidt Declared Dead"
- MEDIA: NOSTALGIA (2007)
- CLIPPING: White Flight to Mars
- See How They Fly
- EVIDENCE: Calvin Jelani medical report (12/23/09)
- A God Walks into Abar