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Main Timeline Edit
Alternate Timelines Edit
Watchmen (film) Edit
History Altered by Doctor Manhattan Edit
Doomsday Clock Edit
- Gila Flats is shutdown.
- On Laurie Juspeczyk's 20th birthday, she and Jon Osterman move into a apartment together in Washington, D.C.
- Adrian Veidt secretly purchases his island.
- Judd Crawford enters the Vietnam War and participates in the Liberation of Vietnam.
- A U.S. military unit in Vietnam ends up missing in action while trying to locate an enemy landing area. The Comedian is assigned to find the unit, confirm intelligence of a helicopter gunship ferrying reinforcements for the Đặc Công (Vietnamese Special Forces), and dispose of all hostiles within the vicinity. Blake carries out his mission, killing many enemy soldiers (and noncombatants) in the process. Rescuing the U.S. troops, he scorches an entire village to punish them for covering for the Việt Cộng.
- The Comedian and his military unit, the Blazin' Commandos, burn down Bian My’s village in Vietnam.
- During Operation Wrath of God, photojournalist Alain Guillon captures images of Doctor Manhattan grown to enormous size and decimating Việt Cộng forces. Guillon is awed by the superhuman’s power, yet terrified by his lack of emotional reaction to the mass destruction that he causes. Guillon also photographs the Comedian, whom he considers a monster. Guillon’s photos are widely deemed among the defining images of the Vietnam War.
- President Richard Nixon asks Doctor Manhattan to intervene in the Vietnam War. Nixon announces his plan to the American public.
- Adrian Veidt watches Richard Nixon's broadcast from Karnak. Veidt realizes that there is no turning back now from the path toward war, and from the need to carry out his master plan.
- Richard Nixon secures approval from Congress
- Doctor Manhattan travels to Saigon to intervene in the Vietnam War. Manhattan is reintroduced to Eddie Blake.
- Richard Nixon authorizes Operation: Wrath of God.
- Operation Wrath of God begins.
- The New York Gazette publishes Richard Nixon's response to the Soviets concerning Vietnam and Doctor Manhattan.
- Adrian Veidt submits articles of incorporation to New York State for Luxor Imports, Inc., registered to Dimensional Developments, Inc. Veidt names Leo Winston CEO, Dimensional Developments a principal owner, and Leroy Gibbons treasurer.
- The U.S. government predicts that the Việt Cộng will surrender within a week.
- Several of the Việt Cộng soldiers surrender directly to Doctor Manhattan, their terror balanced by an almost religious reverence.
- On the 50th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, Nelson Gardner modified his will to leave his entire estate to Will Reeves, and if he were to decline he would bequeath all proceeds from any auction of his Minutemen paraphernalia to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He even went so far as to order that his remains be cremated, with no funeral or grave marker, feeling it was what he deserved.
- A soldier named Tyson serves in the Vietnam War. A fellow soldier saves his life on several occasions, but ends up with his face badly burned, earning the nickname “Rawhead”
- The Vietnam War lasts a few weeks longer than expected, finally ending when Doctor Manhattan decimates the Việt Cộng’s guerrilla forces by molecularly restructuring the jungles in which they hide into noxious gases.
- Tôn Đức Thắng and Creighton Abrams sign the act of military surrender. The United States wins the Vietnam War.
- V.V.N. Day, celebrating American victory in the Vietnam War. President Nixon arrives in Saigon by helicopter to great applause. A pregnant Vietnamese woman named Liao Lin accosts the Comedian. When he refuses to take responsibility for their baby, she slashes him across the face with a broken bottle, leaving a permanent scar. In return, he shoots her dead. Doctor Manhattan watches, but does not interfere.
- The New York Gazette reports on North Vietnam's unconditional surrender.
- Newsworld quotes the Comedian as expressing relief at how the Vietnam War ended, since Americans' morale might have been damaged had the United States lost the war.
- Eddie Blake is court-martialed for killing Liao Lin. To keep his identity a secret, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff conduct the trial privately. He admits to the shooting, claims it was in self-defense since she was attacking him.
- Ken Shade writes a book about his role in the failed assassination of Richard Nixon in 1968 titled Sell Your Soul.
- The Joint Chiefs of Staff, presiding over Eddie Blake's court-martial for killing an unarmed civilian in Saigon, dismiss all charges, citing a lack of evidence.
- Max Shea takes up work as an art therapist at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Cleveland, Ohio; he facilitates an art therapy program for Vietnam War veterans suffering from PTSD. Their poignant stories of shattered worldview and guilty conscience inspires Shea to write Fogdancing.
- J. David Keene is elected as a senator in New York.
- Moloch arranges for the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth II to be hijacked.
- Fogdancing by Max Shea is published.
- Chris Deschaines is born.
- Devo is formed.
- A riot breaks out in Sing Sing prison resulting in the Underboss escaping with the help of Jimmy the Gimmick.
- Nite Owl II and Rorschach search for Jimmy the Gimmick who is injured in the process.
- They go to the sewers and discover missing FBI associate director, Mark Felt.
- Two reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, are found dead in a garage while investigating the Watergate scandal.
- A banquet is held in honor of Eddie Blake with Gerald Ford and G. Gordon Liddy in attendance. Laurie Juspeczyk drunkenly accuses him of attempting to rape her mother. Jon Osterman is angered and teleports her home.
- A rally protesting against the repeal of the 22nd Amendment takes place in Washington, D.C., which Nelson Gardner attends.
- On his way home, Nelson Gardner loses control of his car and crashes into a barrier at a high rate of speed. He ejects through the front windshield and is decapitated. His severed head is never recovered.
- Newspaper headline: "Third Term for Dick?" and "Ozymandias Quits: Smartest Man in World Goes Public."
- Gerald Anthony Grice kidnaps six-year-old Blair Roche thinking she was connected to the Roche chemicals fortune. When he realizes his mistakes he murders her in Modern Modes building. Walter Kovacs intervenes and kills him.
- Rorschach's activities become more brutal in the wake of the Blair Roche kidnapping case.
- Fast and safe airships are announced to become economically viable.
- The 22nd Amendment is abolished, allowing Richard Nixon to run for a third term as president.
- Adrian Veidt retires from vigilantism, announces his identity publicly, and markets his image for Veidt Enterprises.
- Will Reeves is presented with the contents of Nelson Gardner’s will and accepts the role as beneficiary of Gardner's estate.
- Richard Nixon is elected to a third term.
- Judd Crawford marries Jane Lestley Alexander.
- Senator John David Keene allies with the New York Police Officer's Union.
- Adrian Veidt earns a reputation as the "ultimate bachelor and international playboy."
- Annie Leibovitz snaps Adrian Veidt's photo as he enters Studio 54 with David Bowie and Mick Jagger.
- Alan Greenfeldt issues an internal memo discussing two studies conducted by Jacobs employees to prevent fuel tank flare-ups and assess liability in the event of a lawsuit.
- Captain Carnage makes his debut begging costumed heroes to beat him up. He devises an fake theft ring that last for months to have Silk Spectre II track him down. He approaches Nite Owl II begging him to beat him up, and but tells him to get lost.
- Dan Dreiberg finishes constructing a battery-powered exoskeleton prototype capable of increasing a wearer's strength by a factor of sixteen or more.
- The Brain Trust take hostages inside the Statue of Liberty and threaten to destroy the monument unless the nine Radical Front prisoners are released.
- Calvin Jelani is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In or Before 1977 Edit
- While pursuing a dope dealer, Dan Dreiberg takes a moment to urinate. By the time he finishes and dons his costume, his quarry escapes. Afterward, Dreiberg redesigns his outfit to make it easier to relieve himself in the future.
- Rorschach begins making frequent visits to Bellevue Hospital's emergency rooms, in costume, to steal medical supplies. Due to the hospital's overcrowded, understaffed conditions, no one notices his supply room raids.
- For a time, Rorschach types his journal entries instead of writing them by hand.
- Judd Crawford graduates from the University of Oklahoma at Norman on the G.I. Bill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology.
- Moloch the Mystic arranges for the New York Stock Exchange to be bombed.
- Nite Owl II and Rorschach investigate the disappearance of Violet Greene. They end up pursuing the Twilight Lady.
- "Who Watches the Watchmen?" graffiti begins to appear all throughout New York City.
- Newspaper headlines: "Cops Say 'Let Them Do It'" and "Senator Keene Proposes Emergency Bill".
- The police go on strike causing riots spring up in New York City and Washington, D.C..
- In New York, the Comedian and Nite Owl II attempt to keep the peace while Rorschach, who now works alone, is at the lower east side.
- Doctor Manhattan and Silk Spectre II settle the riots in Washington, D.C.. Manhattan teleports the rioters back to their respective homes.
- Dick Cavett interviews John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono.
- Francis Giancarlo, president of the New York Police Officers' Union, issues a letter to the city's mayor, warning that the union plans to strike in protest of costumed adventuring making police work increasingly dangerous.
- The Twilight Lady is released from prison after nine years. Returning to her now dilapidated Upper East Side mansion, she resumes the vice trade.
- The New York City Police Union enters into negotiations with the city council regarding their annual pay raise. The council denies the request on the grounds that masked adventurers have been doing the cops' job for them.
- The New York Gazette's front page headline reads "City Council Denies Cops Raise!" Upon reading the article, Adrian Veidt deems the council's decision shortsighted.
- Sister Night is released in Vietnam.
- Violet Greene starts working for the Twilight Lady, performing sadomasochistic scenes in pornographic movies.
- Violet Greene's parents receive a excerpt from her first film, Schoolgirls in Trouble. Believing that she has been abducted, they show the excerpt to Rorschach, not realizing that Violet took part in the film voluntary, and he vows to find their daughter for them.
Before July 1977 Edit
- A New York City movie theater begins showing Die Slowly and Demonoid as a double-feature.
- The adult film Babylon Blue is released.
- Dwayne Carter earns Rorschach's attention for his activities selling fake gold chains and drugs.
- Ronald James Randall begins killing women in New York City as a statement about society's growing decay.
- Rorschach records an entry in his journal recalling the childhood abuse his mother inflicted on him.
- Rorschach interrogates Dwayne Carter.
- The Keene Act, an emergency bill proposed by Senator Keene, is passed, outlawing costumed superheroes that are not government-sanctioned.
- Dan Dreiberg and Laurie Juspeczyk retire from crime-fighting.
- Newspaper headline: "Keene Act Passed: Vigilantes Illegal".
- Rorschach kills multiple rapist Harvey Charles Furniss and leaves his body outside the headquarters of the New York City Police Department with the note "NEVER!" signifying his continuation to fight crime in open defiance of the Keene Act.
- Lust for Life by Iggy Pop is released, featuring the song "Neighborhood Threat".
- A federal warrant is issued against Rorschach.
- "Watching the Detectives" by Elvis Costello is released.
- United States Congress issues a joint resolution authorizing Vietnam to draft a state constitution.
- Alexander Haig issues a memorandum on behalf of Richard Nixon to the directors of the CIA and the FBI, as well as the U.S. Secretary of Defense. The memo, titled "Special Talent Contingency", expresses concerns about the Comedian and Doctor Manhattan.
- Richard Nixon convenes an off-the-record meeting to assess options for how to deal with Doctor Manhattan, with view toward developing a long-term strategy.
- Devo's debut studio album Q. Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! is released, featuring the songs "Space Junk" and "Mongoloid".
- Dr. Thomas M. Dewey, the Smithsonian Institute's special programs curator, writes a letter to Laurie Juspeczyk, asking her to donate her Silk Spectre costume for display in the "Law and Order" exhibit.
- Rorschach kills Franklin Smith and Daziel Amrand, suspects of Loomis murder.
- Police Officers James Schwarz, Mark Pallazo and Grevin Adell come to apprehend Rorschach but are injured.
- Iranian "anti-Manhattanite" extremists storm the United States embassy in Tehran. Four days later, the U.S. government authorizes the Comedian to mount a rescue mission. The Comedian frees fifty-three American hostages and fatally shoots seventeen of the Iranian militants. The survivors are left suffering with PTSD.
- The Comedian returns to the United States after ending the Iranian hostage crisis, landing at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
- The United States launches a retaliatory bombing of Beirut, Lebanon violating international law.
- Hector Godfrey, editor-in-chief of the New Frontiersman, deems the bombing of Beirut justifiable.
- Adrian Veidt builds a Tachyon Ring, a memory-erasing device to subdue Doctor Manhattan.
- The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., opens its "Law and Order" museum exhibit. Focused on costumed adventurers from the 1930s to the 1970s, ranging from Hooded Justice to Doctor Manhattan, the exhibit includes numerous weapons, props, and memorabilia.
- Pursued by a police officer, Rorschach runs into an ally. A cab driver recognizes him and offers him a ride, calling the fugitive his hero in the war against sinners, politicians, and false prophets. The vigilante later records a journal entry describing the conversation.
- Judd Crawford joins the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department, where he meets John David Keene while working on Keene’s security detail.
- Doctor Manhattan and Laurie Juspeczyk move into the Special Talent Quarters at the Rockefeller Military Research Center.
- Dominique Hirsch is born.
- Laetril is outlawed.
- An arcade game called Minutemen is released by Veidt Enterprises.
- Ronald Reagan is elected Governor of California.
- Max Shea meets with Adrian Veidt at the Gunga Diner in New York, in which the latter proposes to him about a top secret film production project that requires full discretion and for him to disappear from the public eye. Shea initially refused until he saw the amount of money he would be compensated for and agrees to the project.
- Max Shea disappears from his home in Boston.
- On the same week of Max Shea's disappearance Robert Deschaines' brain is stolen while his body lies on a mortuary slab.
- Two months after Max Shea's disappearance other prominent creative figures disappear including Hira Manish, Norman Leith, Linette Paley, and James Trafford March. Whittaker Furnesse and others from the scientific community as well as menial workers also disappear.
- Dan Dreiberg visits Byron Lewis in Kennebunkport, Maine. Outside the asylum he hears an owl, an experience that revitalizes his childhood excitement.
- DC Comics' Flint Editions imprint publishes Treasure Island Treasury of Comics, which reprints the first thirty issues of Tales of the Black Freighter.
- The FBI Chicago Field Office is introduced to DEC VAX 2500 with M-class chips to effectively fight crime.
- Edgar Jacobi receives a sped-up parole for good behavior following a decade of imprisonment, after Adrian Veidt speaks to the prison's officials and chaplain on his behalf.
- Adrian Veidt meets Edgar Jacobi at the prison exist and offers him a job at Dimensional Developments.
- Adrian Veidt begins to expose Edgar Jacobi's office to radiation in order to induce cancerous tumors.
- Time Magazine's cover features Doctor Manhattan and Ozymandias joining forces under the headline "Supermen Unite for Peace". The issue includes an article calling the American poverty rate a "scandal".
- Laurie Juspeczyk and Doctor Manhattan walk to Grand Central Station; they buy a Time issue commemorating "Hiroshima week". Dan Dreiberg notices the gross pictures of dead kids.
- Eddie Blake visits Edgar Jacobi drunkenly confesses to the details he has learned of Adrian Veidt’s plan. Veidt, who had wired Jacobi's home, learns that Blake has discovered his plans.
- Richard Nixon undergoes a third heart operation.
- The Vietnam Admission Act comes into effect, proclaiming the official addition of the State of Vietnam as the 51st U.S. state to be admitted into the Union.
- The Soviet Union conducts a bomb test in the Bering Sea.
- Airing of an episode of late night United Kingdom current affairs review World in Focus with Jeremy Miller, in which photojournalist Alain Guillon and author Hal Eisner discuss the emerging geopolitical crisis.
- Eddie Blake is ambushed in his high-rise apartment and thrown out of the window. Blake dies upon impact.
- New York Times features headline: "Vietnam 51st State: Official!".
- Steven Fine and Joe Bourquin investigate Blake's apartment.
- Doctor Manhattan and Laurie Juspeczyk are informed of Eddie Blake's death. CIA suspects Libya is behind Blake's death.
- Hollis Mason meets his old foe, the Screaming Skull, at a supermarket; they trade addresses.
- After nightfall, Rorschach investigates Eddie Blake's apartment and discovers Blake's Comedian costume and a photograph of the Minutemen. He takes Blake's blood-stained smiley-face badge.
- Hollis Mason meets Dan Dreiberg for their customary Saturday beer night. Dreiberg leaves Mason's home shortly before midnight.
- Dan Dreiberg arrives home to find Rorschach waiting for him. Dreiberg is informed of the Comedian's death and takes the Comedian's badge.
- A newspaper features headline: "Russia Protests U.S. Adventurism in Afghanistan".
- A newspaper features headline "Congress Approves Lunar Silos".
- New York Gazette features headline: "Nuclear Doomsday Clock Stands at Five to Twelve Warn Experts" and "Geneva Talks: U.S. refuses to discuss Dr. Manhattan".
- Rorschach sleeps through the day and wakes up at 4:37 PM, then continues his investigation at Happy Harry's Bar & Grill.
- Rorschach visits Adrian Veidt at his office to warn him of a potential 'mask killer'.
- At 8:30 PM Rorschach infiltrates Rockefeller Military Research Center and warns Doctor Manhattan and Laurie Juspeczyk.
- At 9:30 PM Laurie Juspeczyk and Dan Dreiberg meet for dinner at Rafael's.
- Nova Express features headline: "How Sick is Dick? After 3rd Presidential Heart Op?"
- A newspaper features headline: "Soviets Will Not Tolerate U.S. Adventurism in Afghanistan."
- Laurie Juspeczyk visits her mother, Sally Jupiter, in a retirement home in California.
- Doctor Manhattan, Adrian Veidt, Dan Dreiberg and Edgar Jacobi attend Eddie Blake's funeral.
- Rorschach confronts Edgar Jacobi at his home who in turn tells him about Eddie Blake's visit mentioning a "list", an "island" and the "blue guy".
- Rorschach visits the cemetery alone to pay his last respects to Eddie Blake.
- New Frontiersman features headline: "Missing Writer: Castro to Blame?"; Nova Express holds the previous cover while preparing another subject.
- Utopia advertises This Island Earth.
- Public workers install fallout shelter signs around Manhattan.
- Doug Roth interviews Janey Slater about Doctor Manhattan.
- After an argument, Laurie Juspeczyk leaves Jon Osterman. Around 6:00 PM she visits Dan Dreiberg who is installing a new Gordian Knot lock after Rorschach broke the previous one; on their way to Hollis Mason's, they are ambushed by Knot Tops. Laurie decides to check in to a hotel.
- Doctor Manhattan gives a televised interview to Benny Anger on the ABC network. Doug Roth of Nova Express accuses Manhattan of causing cancer to the people he worked closely with. While being harassed about it by several journalists, Manhattan teleports the crew and audience outside the studio.
- Nova Express features headline: "Dr. Manhattan Cancer Link New Evidence; Inside: Janey Slater Speaks"
- Dan Dreiberg visits Hollis Mason and witness the televised event concerning Doctor Manhattan.
- Doctor Manhattan briefly visits the abandoned Gila Flats, picks up an old photo of himself with Janey Slater, then teleports to Mars.
- Halley's Comet passes near Earth and Doctor Manhattan can see a meteor shower from Mars.
- The main headline of the New York Gazette's morning edition is "Dr. Manhattan Leaves Earth".
- New Frontiersman features headline: "Our Country's Protector Smeared by the Kremlin".
- Walter Kovacs buys a copy of both papers
- Rorschach breaks into Dan Dreiberg's house on 7:25 to inform him that another costumed hero is gone.
- Laurie Juspeczyk returns to the Special Talent Quarters at the Rockefeller Military Research Center to discover that Jon Osterman has disappeared, that officials are sweeping the rooms for radiation, and that she is to be given a cancer scan.
- New York Gazette's evening edition features the following headline: "Russians invade Afghanistan"; "Forecast: Cloudy, heavy rain later"
- Richard Nixon, G. Gordon Liddy, Henry Kissinger and other political officials and scientists meet at the war room.
- New York Gazette features headline: "Afghanistan Fighting Spread" and inside: "Aghanistan: is Pakistan next?"
- Utopia advertises Things to Come
- Rorschach pays a visit to Edgar Jacobi asking him about a scheme to discredit Doctor Manhattan. He leaves at 2:35.
- Dominique and Clare Hirsch are murdered by their father; Steven Fine and Joe Bourquin investigate.
- Pyramid Deliveries man stops by Bernard to refuel and talk about World War 3.
- Laurie Juspeczyk is expelled from the military base; Dan Dreiberg buys her a meal at the Gunga Diner and invites her to his home.
- Rorschach wakes up from the Knot Tops making graffiti of the Hiroshima lovers.
- Rorschach has an encounter with his landlady and goes to Gunga Diner where Dan Dreiberg and Laurie Juspeczyk are leaving.
- There is an apparent attempt on Adrian Veidt's life. Veidt fends off the attacker, who dies from ingesting a poison capsule.
- New York Gazette evening edition features headline: "Industrialist in Murder." 
- Rorschach receives Edgar Jacobi's note and at 8:30 he takes his gear and neutralizes a mugger along the way.
- Joey forces Bernard to hang a poster about a Pink Triangle concert.
- Steven Fine receives an anonymous tip about Rorschach.
- Edgar Jacobi is shot in the head by Adrian Veidt to have Rorschach framed.
- Rorschach is lured to Edgar Jacobi's apartment, where he discovers his body and is cornered by the police; Officers Shaw, Willis and Greaves are injured. Rorschach's mask his removed and his arrested by Steven Fine and Joe Bourquin.
- Rorschach is jailed at Sing Sing to await trail for the murders of Gerald Anthony Grice, Harvey Charles Furniss, and Edgar Jacobi.
- The New York Police Department writes down Walter Kovacs' arrest file.
- A tenement building catches fire.
- Fighting in Afghanistan spreads closer to the borders, Russia claims to secure her borders, while Pakistan calls for United States to intervene. Peace demonstrations at Greenham Base of England with many arrests.
- Police ceases investigation for Max Shea.
- Laurie Juspeczyk's stuff arrive from the military base to Dan Dreiberg's house.
- Dan Dreiberg performs maintenance on Archie and later Laurie Juspeczyk accidentally uses the flamethrower.
- Walter Kovacs, now incarcerated at Sing Sing, attends his first interview with psychoanalyst Malcolm Long.
- 6:10 PM Dan Dreiberg and Laurie Juspeczyk watch the news and make out
- Adrian Veidt does a benefit performance for Indian Famine Relief in the Astrodome. The performance ends at 6:40.
- Red D'Eath of Pale Horse is featured on Benny Anger's show.
- 2:00 AM, After failing to have sex, Dan Dreiberg and Laurie Juspeczyk fall asleep.
- 3:15 AM, Dan Dreiberg has a nightmare about nuclear war. Dreiberg wakes up and heads down to the basement.
- 4:00 AM, a tenement building catches fire. Nite Owl II and Silk Spectre II bring Archie out for the first time in years, and they and rescue the residents from the fire.
- After rescuing the civilians Dan Dreiberg and Laurie Juspeczyk have sex.
- Walter Kovacs tells Malcolm Long about the fabric he used to make his mask, and the murder of Kitty Genovese.
- Later during lunch, Walter Kovacs throws a hot cooking pan in the face of another inmate who had attempted to murder him. The guards intervene and drag Rorschach away while shouting "I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with me."
- Malcolm Long spends his night with a cup of coffee, troubled with Walter Kovacs. Tension begins with his wife.
- Nova Express features headline: "Superheroes in the News: Spirit of '77."
- New York Gazette features headline: "Reds Cross Pakistan Border"
- Utopia is now showing The Day the Earth Stood Still.
- Hollis Mason calls up Sally Jupiter and they talk about the fire rescue and the past.
- Dan Dreiberg and Laurie Juspeczyk plan to break Rorschach out of prison.
- Rorschach tells Malcolm Long about Nite Owl II, the Comedian and the Crimebusters.
- Malcolm Long buys a copy of the New York Gazette from Bernard about Walter Kovacs and Soviet tanks invading Pakistan. He notices the Hiroshima lovers graffiti.
- Gloria Long attempts to spice up her relationship with Malcolm.
- New York Gazette features headline: "Nixon promises maximum force".
- Malcolm Long has fourth session with Rorschach. Rorschach relates the story of the Blair Roche kidnapping.
- Malcolm Long passes by the Watch seller; he buys another copy of the New York Gazette from Bernard about the war on Pakistan and nuclear alert procedure.
- In the evening the Longs welcome Randy and Diana for dinner. Malcolm's mention of Rorschach makes them feel uneasy and leave. Furious, Gloria refuses to sleep with Malcolm.
- Malcolm Long resigns.
- Big Figure, accompanied by Michael and Lawrence, threaten Rorschach in his confinement.
- New York Gazette features headline: Tanks Mass in Eastern Europe: 'Purely Defensive' Say Reds" and "California governor Reagan urges hard line".
- Dan Dreiberg installs another Gordian Knot lock. Detective Steven Fine, who suspects that Dreiberg is Nite Owl II, visits him and makes remarks in order to warn him.
- 6:35 PM Hector Godfrey and Seymour prepare the tomorrow's issue of New Frontiersman in response to Nova Express. They continue the story about Max Shea's disappearance and put a filler from the crank file.
- Dan and Laurie study the plans of Sing Sing.
- William J. Franklin writes a top secret paper concerning Doctor Manhattan and Soviet aggression; planned to be sent on November 2.
- A ship arrives on Veidt's island, Max Shea and Hira Manish discuss the completion of their "baby" while Manish makes a final sketch.
- Dan Dreiberg and Laurie Juspeczyk prepare Archie.
- New Frontiersman features headline: "Honor is Like the Hawk: Sometimes It Must Go Hooded"; includes an article "Jewnited States of America" and the missing writer followup. Inside, it makes an appeal of clemency on behalf of heroes.
- Otis, the prisoner Rorschach scalded, dies.
- Sing Sing erupts into chaos.
- Hollis Mason prepares a jack-o-lantern for Halloween,
- TV news features the anticipation nuclear war within ten days, and criticism between New Frontiersman and Doug Roth.
- Archie passes the flood gate of the deserted subway tunnel.
- Knot Tops and Joey convene to the newsstand asking for the evening Gazette. Headline: "Sing-Sing erupts: Captured vigilante sparks riot: Five dead"
- Archie exits the old warehouse.
- Big Figure attempts to take his revenge on Rorschach. Archie arrives at Sing Sing. Nite Owl and Silk Spectre rescue Rorschach, but not before he kills Big Figure.
- 11:00 PM, Dan Dreiberg, Laurie Juspeczyk, and Walter Kovacs return to Dreiberg's home.
- 11:10 PM, Doctor Manhattan arrives and takes Laurie Juspeczyk to Mars.
- The police knocks on Dan's door but they pack and leave with Archie.
- After a discussion about the masked heroes, Derf and the Knot Tops high on katies head out to punish Nite Owl.
- 11:55 PM, Knot Tops storm into Hollis Mason's home, believing him to be the current Nite Owl, and kill him. His body is discovered by a group of kids.
- On Mars, Doctor Manhattan reveals to Laurie Juspeczyk that Edward Blake was her real father, and ultimately decides to return to Earth, his faith in humanity renewed given his theory that all humans are "thermodynamic miracles".
- Following the squid attack on New York City, society becomes massively technophobic, as new technology was viewed as the likely cause for bringing a transdimensional alien to Earth.
- The DEC VAX 2500 was thrown out following the squid attack on New York City.
- On midnight, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford arrive at a secret military bunker and meet Henry Kissinger and G. Gordon Liddy.
- At 4:30 AM, Adrian Veidt leaves for Karnak.
- Rorschach and Nite Owl II go to the former's apartment to recover his spare attire and mask.
- Rorschach and Nite Owl II find the courier at Happy Harry's. Nite Owl II learns of Hollis Mason's death.
- The participants in the alien monster project are taken from Veidt's island on a Pyramid Deliveries ship and are all killed by a bomb.
- Adrian Veidt records a video message to Robert Redford congratulating him on winning the presidency in 1992 and informs him that the attack on New York City was his doing.
- Bian My, a cleaning lady on Karnak, sneaks into Adrian Veidt's office and injects a vial of his sperm. She escapes Karnak in the middle of the night.
- Rorschach and Nite Owl II break into Adrian Veidt's office. After uncovering Veidt's crimes, they fly to Karnak to confront him, but not before Rorschach mails his journal.
- At 2:40 PM a postman brings the mail, including Rorschach's journal, to the offices of the New Frontiersman.
- Pale Horse perform with Krystalnacht at Madison Square Garden.
- Between 11:14 and 11:18 PM Adrian Veidt watches his TV wall and records. (dialogue says 11:18, the panel shows 11:14)
- At 11:20 PM Aline meets Joey outside the Promethean.
- At 11:24 PM Steven Fine goes to interfere.
- Wade Tillman travels to a carnival in Hoboken, New Jersey on a missionary trip as the Doomsday Clock strikes closer to nuclear annihilation. Tillman gets hassled by a group of Knot Tops, but his taken into the Hall of Mirrors by a young woman named Roxi. Roxi offered to have sex with Wade given the circumstances before removing all of his clothes, however, she would run off with them leaving him behind in the Hall of Mirrors.
- At 11:25 PM, Adrian Veidt teleports the alien monster to New York City.
- Three million people are killed in New York City after Adrian Veidt teleports a giant, telepathic, genetically engineered squid into midtown Manhattan.
- Across the Hudson River in Hoboken, Wade Tillman survives the psychic shockwave unleashed by the squid, but is severely traumatized.
- Adrian Veidt kills his servants.
- Nite Owl II and Rorschach arrive to Antarctica, but the Owlship breaks down and crashes in the ice. They proceed to reach Karnak via hoverbike.
- Nite Owl II and Rorschach enter Adrian Veidt's dining room. After fighting, he explains his plan and reveals that he had already activated the transmission, initiating the final stage of his sinister plot, "35 minutes ago."
- At midnight, Laurie Juspeczyk and Jon Osterman return to Earth and witness the devastation on New York City.
- Laurie Juspeczyk and Jon Osterman arrive at Karnak. Adrian Veidt attempts to kill Osterman via intrinsic field subtractor, the same way he was reborn as Doctor Manhattan, decimating him and Bubastis.
- Laurie Juspeczyk shoots Adrian Veidt, who catches the bullet and knocks her to the ground.
- Jon Osterman returns, lashing out and destroying much of Adrian Veidt's estate.
- The mainstream media announces the devastation in New York City. The ensuing chaos averts World War III and ushers in a new era of global cooperation, much to Adrian Veidt's satisfaction.
- Having witnessed the media's response to the alleged alien invasion, Adrian Veidt convinces his fellow masks that revealing his atrocities would destroy the newly achieved atmosphere of peace between the United States and Russia. Everyone agrees to remain silent, except for Rorschach who storms out, refusing to cooperate.
- Seeing the potential outcomes of Rorschach's assured upcoming actions, Jon Osterman kills Walter Kovacs.
- Jon Osterman decides to leave Earth with the intention of creating life of his own; leaving Adrian Veidt to ponder his nefarious actions.
- Doctor Manhattan teleports to Europa, and begins terraforming the planet and creates life.
- Cartwithen Castle mysteriously vanishes off the face of the earth. The only eyewitnesses were Marcus Burrell, a Jamaican oceanographer, and his family who were renting the estate for the winter.
- New York Times writes an article featuring the headline "Millions Feared Dead" regarding the New York City Massacre.
- Veidt Enterprises' Veidt Cosmetics & Toiletries division introduces its Millennium line, the new re-branding of Nostalgia.
- Robert Redford diversifies the Sundance Labs into a network of art colleges.
- The Dorchester family donates the building containing the Minutemen's former headquarters to New York City for public viewing.
- Who Watches the Watchmen? by Joel H. Keesman is published.
- The Sacrifice is released.
- New Frontiersman editor Hector Godfrey starts burning most of the crank-file submissions that he and Seymour David have never featured.
- New Frontiersman begins running excerpts from Rorschach's journal along with a summary of its contents.
- Lady Trieu is born in Vietnam.
- Honduras is devastated by mudslides and an earthquake leaving thousands without food or water.
- A series of Quake Aid concerts raise money to purchase supplies and equipment to help the survivors of Honduras.
- An airplane carrying supplies and equipment purchase with funds from July's Quake Aid concerts crashes while en route to help earthquake survivors in Honduras. The crash kills two pilots and seventeen people on the ground, and the plane lands in the only operational fresh-water tank within seventy miles of a makeshift Red Cross landing strip
- Manhattan: An American Life is released in the United States.
- June Abar learns of her son's death. She also learns about her now orphaned granddaughter, Angela Abar, and flies to Vietnam to meet her.
- Angela Abar is placed in an orphanage; she meets her grandmother, June Abar, for the first time who tells her that their family has roots in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- On her way to the airport, June Abar suffers a heart attack and dies, leaving Angela Abar an orphan once more.
- Run for the Shadows: The Story of Ursula Zandt by Martha McCormick is published.
- New York City raises funds to renovate the Minutemen's former headquarters as a public museum.
- Nine Inch Nails perform their first concert at the Phantasy Theater in Lakewood, Ohio; Sean Parker and his parents are in attendance.
- Sean Parker sneaks backstage to meet Nine Inch Nails and suggests that they add 'The' to the band's name.
- Richard Nixon dies in office. Gerald Ford takes over as President of the United States.
- Chris Deschaines finds refuge in alternative rock bands like Jane's Addiction and The Nine Inch Nails, and is inspired to become a musician.
- New York City opens the doors of the Minutemen's former headquarters as a public museum and begins offering tours.
- Bian My allows her daughter to choose her own name. She chooses to name herself after the third century Vietnamese freedom fighter Lady Trieu.
- On his 13th birthday, Sean Parker's father gives him $1300 dollars and suggests that he invest in that money.
- The Tech Recall and Reintroduction Act of 1993 is passed under Robert Redford, a thirty year, five-stage plan that grants the President of the United States authority to draft federal employees into the work of reintroducing technologies once deemed unsafe or illegal back into the public space.
- The Campaign Finance Reform and Donor Disclosure Act of 1993 is passed under Robert Redford, preventing corporate pact money in politics that would normally influence government policy.
- Robert Redford appoints Andres Serrano to rebuild the National Endowment for the Arts following decades of reduction and gutting by the administrations of Nixon and Ford.
- Sean Parker becomes a millionaire after investing in industries that he predicted would take off due to post 11/2 technophobia and xenophobia such as print media; and even invested in "squidsploitation" markets like Extra-Dimentional Security.
- Sean Parker invests in Tromaville Studios
1993/Doomsday Clock Edit
- Matthew Wayne Crawford dies in the line of duty as an Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer.
- Angela Abar graduates from Anh Linh High School. Upon graduating she joins the Saigon Police Department and becomes an officer.
- New Frontiersman publishes Rorschach’s journal in its entirety.
- Dan Dreiberg designs a blue vibrator called Excalibur which he gives to Laurie Juspeczyk purely out of spite when he realized that she stilled harbored feelings for Doctor Manhattan.
- The New York Police Department cedes custody of Rorschach's first journal to the FBI’s Behavioral Sciences Division.
- Dan Dreiberg and Laurie Juspeczyk are arrested for violations of the Keene Act, in the process of stopping Timothy McVeigh from carrying out a terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City.
- Laurie Juspeczyk is interrogated by Special Agent David Latimer of the FBI’s Vigilante Operations division following her arrest. She cooperates and reveals the truth behind what really happened to New York on November 2, 1985.
- MerlinCorp, the technology company owned and operated by Dan Dreiberg, is raided by the FBI and recovers the blueprints to his inventions.
- The Nine Inch Nails hold a concert at the Urban Outfitters Amphitheater in Saigon, Vietnam. Trent Reznor unexpectedly walks out during the show announcing that this is his final appearance.
- KROQ goes off the air.
- A geological survey at "The Crater" is conducted by the International Institute of Extraspatial Studies. Scientists concluded that The Crater is contaminated with Cherenkov-Glass Radiation - the unique energy signature of Doctor Manhattan. Thus, the Crater becomes a worthless tourist trap.
- Sean Parker purchases the land that once held the site of Cartwithen Castle.
- The Horse Whisperer, starring Scott Glenn, is released in the United States. The film came late in a wave of “rural chic” films that began in the late eighties amid the urban flight movements that followed the Dimensional Incursion Event. Directed by George T. Miller, it was a modest success and it successfully launched the career of Scarlett Johansson.
- Adrian Veidt regains the wealth Veidt Enterprises lost in the aftermath of the New York City massacre by licensing proprietary technology to other fields, most notably, pet cloning, through a subsidiary called Bubastis.
- 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 concert 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.
- Los Angeles' KROQ radio station relaunches after five years off the air and at midnight played The Book of Rorschach in its entirety.
- 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.
- Judd and Jane Crawford moves 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.
- 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 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 V.V.N. 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.
- 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.
- Trieu Industries begins launching Voyager-class probes into outer space.
- Adrian Veidt begins writing his play The Watchmaker’s Son. That night, he celebrates his first year on Europa with champagne and cake.
- Adrian Veidt celebrates his second anniversary on Europa. To celebrate, he puts on a play, The Watchmaker's Son, dramatizing how Jon Osterman became Doctor Manhattan.
- Jesse Ventura leverages the Redford administration with evidence about the government’s involvement in the Dimensional Incursion Event.
- Trieu Industries purchases Adrian Veidt’s companies.
- Members of Veidt Enterprises’ board of directors visited Antarctica to seek Adrian Veidt’s blessing on the sale of his company only to find Karnak completely unoccupied.
- Adrian Veidt is declared missing.
- Jesse Ventura passes away two weeks after the election under mysterious circumstances.
- Robert Redford appoints Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his Vice President.
- The 2012 edition of Ebert’s Guide to Practical Filmgoing is released.
- Adrian Veidt uses the bodies of his servants to spell out the words “Save me daughter” on the surface of Europa, just in time for one of Trieu Industries’ space probes to fly by and see it. Shortly after, Veidt is put on trial by the inhabitants of Europa for attempting to escape.
- Marauders: The Winter Pirate is released in the United States by Charlton Studios. The roles of Black Sash and Admiral Pierce are portrayed by Scarlett Johansson and Terry O’Quinn respectively.
- The trial of Adrian Veidt concludes, and he is sent to prison.
- Trieu Industries licensed patented micro-fusion propulsion technology to the SDI alliance, China, and the Egyptian Union
- Lady Trieu designs and launches the first micro-fusion spacecraft which she sends to Europa to return Adrian Veidt safely back to Earth by 2018.
- Mike Ennis' father dies
- Mike Ennis liquidates Black Freighter Records, donates most of his profits to the Three Million Foundation. Ennis also reconciled with Dao X and Gene Casablancas and gave them the rights to The Book of Rorschach.
- Adrian Veidt is given a horseshoe hidden inside his seventh anniversary cake.
- Seventh Kalvary implements a coordinated strike on police officers around the country, which is later dubbed "White Night". During one such operation, Mike, a member of the Seventh Kalvary, is mysteriously teleported to Gila Flats during his attack on the Abar residence, raising suspicions that Doctor Manhattan is living in Tulsa.
- A Tulsa police officer named Doyle and his wife were targeted during the White Night. His son, Topher, had no choice but to hide with his younger sisters, Emma and Rosie, in a closet while their parents were brutally murdered in the next room by Seventh Kalvary foot soldiers.
- Angela and Cal Abar decide to adopt her late partner's, Doyle, children
- Ronnie Ngo Dinh, governor of Vietnam, causes an international incident by claiming that the Vietnamese Liberation Front had assassinated Adrian Veidt as an act of terror against the United States. He used the assertion to justify an escalation of actions against VLF militants. The ensuing police actions resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths and condemnation from nations who’ve expressed support for the “Free Vietnam” movement, including the United Kingdom and China.
- Trieu Industries officially acquires Veidt Enterprises.
- Senator Joe Keene Jr. writes an additional amendment to the Keene Act called the Defense of Police Act (DOPA), which allows police officers to wear masks which would protect their identities. A pilot program for the amendment is enforced by Tulsa.
- Judd Crawford oversees the Tulsa Police Department's transition to masking police officers following the passage of DOPA.
- Angela Abar dons on the masked identity of Sister Night.
- A Harlem movie theater, owned by Will Reeves, starts showing Sister Night every Sunday at midnight.
- A man calling himself “Barry D. Shanes” told Squidworld Digest that he worked as Lady Trieu’s personal tutor during her childhood and that he quit after Bian My ordered him to give Trieu a "duel to the death on multiple planes of existence, corporal and mental".
- Lady Trieu's rescue spaceship arrives on Europa, on the day Adrian Veidt is “celebrating” eight years there. Veidt escapes his prison and heads toward the spaceship, but is confronted by the Game Warden who shoots him. Veidt, however, manages to catch the bullet with his hand and kills him. Veidt steps aboard the ship and escapes Europa. He is enclosed in a solid gold casing to survive the year long journey back to Earth.
- Lady Trieu lays the groundwork of the Millennium Clock in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- Roger Ailes files a lawsuit against Veidt Enterprises and Trieu Industries claiming a “systematic campaign of harassment, intimidation, and sabotage” against him and his employees for publishing reports that the Central Intelligence Agency had killed Adrian Veidt for secrets he possessed regarding the Dimensional Incursion Event. The lawsuit was dismissed and the federal government subsequently ordered Newspaper Corporation of America to either publish an apology to Veidt or pay a $100,000 for violating the Content Code Act. They chose to pay the fine.
- Judd Crawford is appointed full-time chief of the Tulsa Police Department.
- The first season of American Hero Story premieres, centered on Rorschach.
- Lady Trieu purchases the Clark's family farm, shortly before her Mircofusion Spacecraft carrying Adrian Veidt lands nearby.
- Robert Redford announces that he will not be running for an eighth term.
- Cameron Crowe writes the liner notes for a 2018 reissue of the Nine Inch Nails entire discography.
- The Talk of Tulsa section of the Tulsa Star-Sentinel releases "Lady Trieu: Fact or Fiction".
- Director James Doyan writes a memo to the Anti-Vigliante Task Force regarding the reintroduction of STAGE FIVE technologies.
- The IBM NetVista X41 is introduced to the FBI's Anti-Vigilante Task Force by Director James Doyan.
- Special Agent Dale Petey writes a memo urging the FBI not to declare Adrian Veidt dead, for fear of angering right-wingers who want him found and punished for his role in Rorschach’s disappearance.
- Dale Petey writes a memo regarding the upcoming release of American Hero Story's second season titled Minutemen and the upcoming re-release of The Book of Rorschach by Sons of Pale Horse.
- President Redford nominates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to replace the retiring Justice John Grisham on the Supreme Court.
- John Grisham retires from the Supreme Court.
- Dale Petey writes a memo providing his analysis and criticism of the series American Hero Story: Minutemen.
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with local law enforcement officials in New York and Vietnam, legally declares Adrian Veidt dead.
- Intrinsic field talks begin in Moscow.
- Sheriff Crawford and his wife, June, attend a production of Oklahoma!.
- Officer Charlie Sutton of the Tulsa Police Department is shot dead by a Seventh Kavalry member named Carmichael during a routine traffic stop.
- The Morning Edition of the New Frontiersman releases "Honor is Like a Hawk: If You Love It, Set It Free" following Robert Redford's nomination of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into the Supreme Court.
- Angela Abar attends Career Day at her son’s school.
- A squidfall hits Tulsa (as well as Vancouver, Jakarta, and Leningrad).
- Angela Abar kidnaps a Seventh Kavalry member to interrogate about the shooting.
- Carmichael's Safehouse is raided by the Tulsa Police Department.
- The Washington Post-Intelligencer releases a story titled "Veidt Declared Dead" following a declaration from the FBI after years of investigation into Adrian Veidt's disappearance
- Senator Joe Keene announces he is running for president.
- Dale Petey writes a memo criticizing the portrayal of Sally Jupiter's attempted rape by the Comedian in the American Hero Story episode "Internal Affairs".
- The Crawfords have dinner at Cal and Angela Abar’s house.
- Will Reeves hypnotizes Judd Crawford into hanging himself.
- The Tulsa Police Department finds Crawford’s body and rousts the local Nixonville.
- Sources close to Joe Keene told Washington Post-Intelligencer that his office was in the process of cancelling and rescheduling events for the week, including an interview with WPI about his presidential campaign.
- Angela Abar visits the Greenwood Center for Cultural Heritage and drops off Will Reeves’ DNA sample.
- American Hero Story: Minutemen premieres nationwide.
- Angela Abar visits Jane Crawford and is surprised to discover a Klansman robe in Judd Crawford’s closet.
- Angela Abar arrests Will Reeves, but he escapes in a flying car.
- The Washington Post-Intelligencer releases "Tulsa Police Chief Feared Slain" following the announcment of Judd Crawford's death.
- Laurie Blake and the Anti-Vigilante Task Force sets up a fake bank robbery to lure in and capture Mister Shadow.
- Senator Joe Keene visits her that night at her apartment and asks her to travel to Tulsa the next morning to look into the murder of Sheriff Crawford in exchange, he promises to pardon Dan Dreiberg if he becomes president.
- Agents Laurie Blake and Dale Petey attend a briefing on the Seventh Kavalry; they then fly to Tulsa.
- Laurie Blake visits the crime scene, the Crawford home, a Tulsa Police Department interrogation site, and the mote she and Dale Petey are staying at.
- Judd Crawford’s funeral is held.
- Laurie Blake meets Angela Abar and her family.
- A member of Seventh Kavalry’s attacks the funeral using a homemade bomb.
- Laurie Blake and Dale Petey hook up.
- Laurie Blake heads to a Manhattan Booth in downtown Tulsa and gives Doctor Manhattan a call; she sees Angela Abar's car fall from the skies. Abar is there to hear it land, because she’s been paying a late-night visit to the Greenwood Center for Cultural Heritage.
- Sister Night gives Looking Glass the Klan robe and Nostalgia pills.
- Sister Night confronts Lube Man.
- Laurie Blake pays Cal Abar a visit at his home.
- Angela Abar and Laurie Blake visit Lady Trieu to ask about her drones.
- Bian My has a nightmare about the Vietnam War.
- Looking Glass spends the morning consulting on a PR campaign for New York City.
- Laurie Blake takes over the investigation into the Seventh Kavalry and sends the Tulsa PD to canvas local churches to find the Kavalry’s headquarters.
- Looking Glass' alarm system acts up.
- Looking Glass consults on a breakfast cereal campaign and visits his ex-wife to find out what Will Reeves’ pills are.
- Wade Tillman meets a radiologist named Renee at a meeting of Extra-Dimensional Anxiety sufferers.
- Renee introduces Wade Tillman to Senator Joe Keene, who reveals himself to be the leader of the Seventh Kalvary. He shows him a pirated copy of Adrian Veidt's message to Robert Redford; Wade learns the truth that the alien monster that materialized in New York City was a hoax perpetuated by Veidt to prevent World War III.
- Looking Glass consults on an ad campaign for a new perfume.
- At the Tulsa Police Station, Looking Glass turns Angela Abar over to Laurie Blake. Abar takes Will Reeves' Nostalgia.
- The Seventh Kavalry pays Looking Glass a visit at his home.
- Laurie Blake writes a memo regarding Angela Abar's overdose and her discovery of the identity of Hooded Justice as Will Reeves.
- Dale Petey writes a memo regarding Nelson Gardner's last will and testament as well as an attached copy of his will.
- Dale Petey writes a memo regarding the film Sister Night, the film's connection to Angela Abar's costumed persona, and the history of the “Black Mask” subgenre.
- Members of Cyclops and Seventh Kalvary, including J. David Keene and Jane Crawford, arrive to witness Joe Keene's extraction of Doctor Manhattan's powers. Keene prepares to enter the chamber as he gives a speech regarding Cyclops plans of restoring "racial balance" in America and putting an end to President Redford's liberal policies.
- Angela Abar arrives to stop Joe Keene from entering the chamber, warning him that Lady Trieu let the Seventh Kalvary steal the lithium batteries they needed to build the cage to take Doctor Manhattan's powers for herself; Keene ignores her warning and enters the transference chamber with Laurie Blake, Abar, Wade Tillman and the Cyclops and Seventh Kalvary members in attendance. The system activates and a blue wave hits, and everyone is suddenly teleported to Greenwood by Trieu. Adrian Veidt and Laurie Blake are reunited for the first time in thirty-four years.
- Due to the Seventh Kavalry's lack of knowledge regarding safety measures, Joe Keene is liquefied during the process and his remains spill across the area and into Doctor Manhattan's cage once Lady Trieu opens the booth.
- Lady Trieu reads a letter written by Will Reeves highlighting Cyclops' white supremacy and history of crimes against people of color for a century, including the Greenwood Massacre of 1921. Trieu then proceeds to kill J. David Keene, Jane Crawford, and all the remaining Cyclops and Seventh Kalvary members on behalf of Reeves.
- Doctor Manhattan uses Joe Keene's liquid remains to teleport Adrian Veidt, Laurie Blake, and Wade Tillman to Karnak, Antarctica. Manhattan tells Angela Abar he did not send her away as he did not want to be alone when he dies, as Lady Trieu activates the floating sphere to take Manhattan's powers. Manhattan tells Abar he loves her before he is destroyed and his powers captured.
- At Karnak, Adrian Veidt uses his squid rain device to send frozen squid to fall in Greenwood, which will obliterate anything in the nearby area. Laurie Blake calls Angela Abar in time to warn her, allowing her and Bian to take cover, while the squid rain destroys the sphere and kills Lady Trieu before the transfer can be completed.
- Angela Abar takes shelter at the Dreamland Theater, where Will Reeves is waiting for her with her children. Reeves reveals his past as Hooded Justice and that Doctor Manhattan had made a deal with him and convinced him to make a deal with Lady Trieu, knowing this end had to happen so that his powers would not be taken by those that would abuse them.
- Adrian Veidt offers Nite Owl II's airship Archie to Laurie Blake and Wade Tillman to return to civilization. Blake prepares to arrest Veidt, with Tillman possessing the 1985 video confession to Robert Redford as evidence that he was behind the squid attack. Veidt attempts to talk his way out of it, but Tillman knocks him out, and he and Blake drag him aboard the ship.
- Martial law remains in effect throughout the city of Tulsa as Haz-Mat teams continue to collect the remains of Joe Keene and Lady Trieu.
- Laurie Blake is considered missing by the FBI.
- Dale Petey writes a memo regarding the novel Fogdancing and its influence.
- Halo Ten Records re-releases the Nine Inch Nails studio album The Manhattan Project featuring a comprehensive essay by Allan Kurtis Shea.
- Dale Petey is fired from the FBI and his employment by the Anti-Vigilante Task Force is terminated.
- The Tulsa Police Department and the FBI learn that Dale Petey has taken it upon himself to continue the investigation and has gone into hiding.
- Deputy Director Max Farragut of the FBI writes a memo regarding Dale Petey's termination, as well as the events surrounding Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- Laurie Blake returns home safely and is debriefed at a secure and classified location due to the sensitive nature of the discoveries she made over the course of her investigations.
- Blue Sun Laboratories receives mineral samples harvested from M-Site//11.3.85/UK (marketed as Blue Sunday).
- Charlton Home Records re-releases Sons of Pale Horse's studio album The Book of Rorschach featuring a comprehensive essay by Seymour David.
- Harris Greenwald of Revolver Magazine writes a critical review of Sons of Pale Horse re-release of The Book of Rorschach.
- Edward Corey Jr. reports his findings regarding the mineral samples (Blue Sunday) harvested from M-Site//11.3.85/UK.
- The events of Rorschach take place.
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