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This page contains a timeline of events of the Watchmen universe. This list includes elements seen in the viral marketing of the movie.

NOTE: This page may contain spoilers.

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  • The first light emitted by SN 1885A, a supernova in the Andromeda Galaxy, begins its two million year journey to Earth.

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  • George Caitlin finishes a painting titled Comanche Feats of Martial Horsemanship.[1]

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  • Bass Reeves is recruited into the marshal service by Isaac C. Parker, becoming the first black deputy west of the Mississippi.[1]

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  • Oscar Micheaux is born Metropolis, Illinois.[1]

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  • German astronomer Ernst Hartwig detects SN 1885A, a two-million-year-old supernova in the Andromeda Galaxy.[3]

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  • American businessman, Henry John Heinz, the founder of H.J. Heinz Co., conceives of the slogan "58 Varieties" to describe his company's products.[6]

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  • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a civil rights organization in the United States, is formed as a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans.[1]
  • The New York Amsterdam News, a weekly newspaper for the African-American community, is established in in New York City.[1][5]

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  • Bass Reeves dies in Muskogee, Oklahoma.[1]

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  • The New Haven Register publishes a birth announcement for Byron Lewis.

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  • John Cage is born in Los Angeles, California.

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  • A period called the “Red Summer” was marked by hundreds of deaths and many casualties across the United States, which resulted from anti-black white supremacist terrorist attacks that occurred in more than three dozen cities and one rural county.[1]

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  • Byron Lewis competes in a junior high school essay contest sponsored by Bryce University English Department. His essay, title "My Best Friend Frank", is chosen among the winners.

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  • The New Haven Register publishes an announcement about Byron Lewis's contest essay.

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  • Straw Valley's steeple chase run is held at Garden Green to benefit orphans at St. Albert's.
  • Marvin Bellows wins the race and is awarded a first place metal by the mayor.

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  • Wall Street Crash of 1929.[1]
  • Canada Malting Company factory remains unfinished.[17]

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  • Between January 4 and January 11, 1930 - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) releases a report showing a major disparity between the poor and the wealthy in the United States.[21]

4th Edit

  • Greta Müller files an incident report with the Macon County Sheriff's Office against her husband Henrik for domestic assault and battery, but presses no formal charges.[21]

11th Edit

  • The Voice of the People publishes an editorial citing the IRS report condemning U.S. politicians for perpetuating a government that exists not to protect the average citizen, but to benefit the Rockefellers, Dreibergs, and other wealthy families who have earned fortunes by exploiting common laborers.[21]

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  • Greta Müller files another Macon County Sheriff's Office incident report against her husband Henrik for domestic assault and battery, but again presses no formal charges. Their son Rolf brutally beats Henrik in retaliation.[21]

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  • Ursula Zandt hears a police officer whistling at her good looks. Furious, she runs across the street and hits him, for which she is arrested.[21]
  • Fall - Byron Lewis graduates from Bryce University.[21]

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1933Edit

  • At the age of 17, Hollis Mason encounters a situation he calls "The Ride of the Valkyries": Beatrice and Fred leave Moe Vernon, who then commits suicide.[9]
  • Janey Slater is born[23]
  • The Edgar and Sons Pawn Shop opens in New York City.[24]
  • Summer - Rolf Müller joins the Sakcson and Shanley circus's "Big Top Hello Mobile" troupe as the Rolf the European Powerhouse.[21]
  • Daniel "Happy" Dahl witnesses Rolf Müller exiting a wardrobe tent looking shaken after having spent hours alone with performer Frank Burrows.[21]
  • Before October 1933 - Rolf Müller becomes a staunch anti-communist and joins the Ku Klux Klan. He, along with Frank Burrows and three other Klan members, are accused of murdering a black couple, Samuel and Elois Horton, after they attend the cirrus in Atlanta, Georgia.[21]

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  • Jon Osterman and his father flee Heidelberg, Germany for England, where they briefly stay at Cartwithen Castle whose owners are providing refugees a place to stay before traveling on to the United States. This event would later inspire Doctor Manhattan to create life in their image.[26]
  • Nelson Gardner is honorably discharged from the Marines after serving under Smedley Butler in the Banana Wars.

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  • In the final game of the season, Dartmouth plays against the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University. William Brady is injured during the game.[11]

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  • After Nazi forces seize control of Austria, Adolf Hitler marches into that country, stopping first in his hometown of Linz to deliver a speech to the masses.

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May Edit

  • Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman is published. Will Reeves, Hollis Mason, and others take notice. The arrival of superheroes as a publishing phenomenon inspires a number of people to put on costumes and fight crime.[27][5]

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1939Edit

  • Superhero comic books featuring the exploits of such characters as Superman and The Flash see enormous success.[28]
  • Josef Osterman leaves Germany with his family to protect his Jewish wife, Inge. Inge sacrifices herself to save their son, Jon.[19]
  • Inspired by Hooded Justice's heroics, Hollis Mason decides to become Nite Owl.[27]
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The Minutemen first Christmas party

January Edit

  • Rolf Müller disappears from Germany. It is assumed he was executed by Nazis.[29]

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  • The Nazis bomb Polish towns.[12]
  • World War II begins.[1]
  • DC Comics’ All-Star Comics issue #2 hits stands, featuring tales of The Spectre, The Flash, Johnny Thunder, The Sandman, and Red, White & Blue.

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  • Byron Lewis records a diary entry expressing doubts about the Minutemen, which he has come to regard as an unimportant publicity stunt, and describes Hooded Justice as personifying the worst kind of hatred—the kind that needs to hide behind a mask.

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  • During World War II’s Battle of Dunkirk, more than 330,000 Allied soldiers are evacuated after a Nazi advance on the French city is delayed.

June Edit

  • Hans von Krupp flees for his life and ends up in the United States. Though marked for death by the Third Reich, he remains fanatically loyal to Adolf Hitler. Allying with fifth columnists in America, he takes on the role of a master saboteur known as Captain Axis, hoping to redeem himself in the eyes of the Führer.

4th Edit

  • The last of the French and British soldiers escape during the Battle of Dunkirk.
  • Hans von Krupp, a top official under Adolf Hitler, falls out of favor with the Nazi Party for failing to act on intelligence that could have prevented the Allied Forces’ escape.

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  • The pact between Germany and the Soviet Union was terminated when Germany launched Operation Barbarossa and invaded the Soviet Union.

December Edit

  • Silhouette and Silk Spectre do pinup shots to inspire American soldiers. Tension arises between the two.[34]
  • The Comedian is stabbed by a small-time hoodlum, causing him to start wearing a more protective suit of leather armor.[8]

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1942Edit

  • While fighting with Japanese smugglers, Eddie Blake is approached by Agent Kaufax who recruits him.[34]
  • Norman Rockwell paints Silk Spectre with Adolf Hitler.
  • Captain Metropolis puts his crime fighting career on hold to serve in the Marines during World War II.
  • The Comedian joins the war effort to make himself a hero and is sent to the South Pacific, beginning a long career as a government agent and super soldier.[8]

1943 Edit

  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand is published.[1][5]

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  • The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! premieres on Broadway.[1][15]

August Edit

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  • A race riot takes place in Harlem, New York City after a white police officer, James Collins, shot and wounded Robert Bandy, an African-American soldier.[1][35]

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  • New York Times headline: "Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima".[3]
  • In Brooklyn, Jon Osterman studies clock cogs. His father learns of the Hiroshima bombing and throws his old pocket watch out of a window and pushes his son towards becoming an atomic scientist rather than a watchmaker.[3]

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  • The second atomic bomb is dropped on Nagasaki[1].

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NYPD incident report

Silhouette's murder

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  • Cyclops tests a new film projector at a screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Harlem. Will Reeves, investigating, sees a projector loaded into a truck labeled “F.T. & Sons. W. Washington Market, New York, NY.” Reeves follows the truck, kills “F.T.” and everyone in his warehouse, steals their technology, and burns it to the ground.[5]
  • June Abar leaves New York City with her son, Marcus, and moves back to Tulsa. She tells Will Reeves to stay away from them.[5]

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  • Larry sends a letter to Sally expressing his concerns about the Minutemen and proposes her to cooperate together.[14] (the date is probably wrong as in other sources Larry and Sally are already married)

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  • Nelson Gardner racially insults a black cab driver for parking in front of a puddle outside Minutemen headquarters. Angered by Gardner's racist comments, Byron Lewis punches him in the face, and police are called in to break up the fight. Throughout the melee, Hooded Justice stands nearby, laughing.[21]

16th Edit

  • The Harlem Teetotaler publishes an article about the fight between Mothman and Captain Metropolis regarding the racial slurs that Metropolis said. The New York Gazette covers the incident as well. Despite at least twenty-five people having overheard the conversation, the mainstream press fails to report Gardner's racial slurs.[21]

1949Edit

March Edit

  • With most villains in prison or moved to less glamorous activities, the Minutemen disband.[4][13][8]

3rd Edit

  • A girl attempts to persuade Jon Osterman to quit practicing with clocks and invites him to a hike. He declines the offer.[18]

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  • The 22nd Amendment is ratified following Franklin Roosevelt's four terms in office.[1]

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1952Edit

  • Walter Kovacs writes the essay My Parents.
  • Dreamland at the Park announces the line-up for its annual summer movie series; the work of black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.

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  • While performing covert duties in Pen Jomn, Eddie Blake sustains a fragmentation wound when mortar fragments shred his left deltoid. Dr. Hank Stevens tends to Blake's injuries.[21]

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  • At 3:00 PM Byron Lewis testifies before the HUAC. His left wing associations cause him to endure lengthy, and ruthless investigations compared to those of the Minutemen members.

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  • Newsworld quotes the Comedian as describing Byron Lewis as "a flake" and "a nerdy little kid trying to hang out with big brother and his friends." Blake adds, however, that he doubts Lewis is "a goddamned Red".[21]

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  • John Grisham is born in Jonesboro, Arkansas.[1]

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  • A badly decomposed corpse with a bullet in the back of the head washes up off the coast of Boston, tentatively the body is identified as Rolf Müller.[41]
  • Eddie Blake's government connections prevent any serious investigation into Rolf Müller's death.[52]

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  • Public hearings are held in the NAACP's offices in Tulsa regarding the National Bank's mortgage divisions.

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1958Edit

  • Moloch begins developing a plan to elect a U.S. president connected to organized crime.[52]
  • Jon Osterman submits his doctoral dissertation for consideration by Princeton University's faculty board.
  • Hank Meadows fails to notice an uncovered uranium container and unknowingly receives a fatal dose of radiation.[53] He suddenly dies of a tumor.[3]
  • Adrian Veidt gains renown fame by taking down a network of crime syndicates led by the masked gangster known as Moloch.
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is published.[54]

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  • A funeral is held for Frank Madison at Our Lady of Mercy, in Stamford, Connecticut.

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  • Inspired by the Minutemen's exploits, Adrian Veidt begins his crime-fighting career and adopts the guise of Ozymandias. He starts by tracking down the individual responsible for Miranda St. John's death.[31]

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  • Ozymandias makes his debut by busting an opium and heroin smuggling racket.[41]

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1959Edit

  • In order to boost comic book-inspired agents, the government comes on the side of comic books.[45]
  • Having anticipated the massive boom in pirate-related material, EC come out stronger. Their line of Pirate titles dominate the marketplace.[45]

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Doctor Manhattan reappears

August Edit

  • Scientists at the Gila Flats Test Base conduct fourteen experiments to remove the intrinsic fields from concrete blocks. All fourteen tests end with the concrete's disintegration.

20th Edit

  • Jon Osterman fixes Janey Slater's watch and brings it with him to work.
  • Jon Osterman accidentally leaves his lab coat, with Janey Slater's watch in one pocket, inside the intrinsic field chamber. Osterman heads out for lunch, then realizes he has forgotten the watch and returns to retrieve it.
  • While Jon Osterman is still in the chamber, the door automatically locks as the generators warm up for an experiment to remove intrinsic fields from a fifteenth concrete block. Jon yells to be let out, but Milton Glass tells him there is no way to override the time-lock, and Janey Slater runs away in tears, unable to watch her lover die. As the particle cannons fire, Osterman's body is painfully reduced to its component atoms, and he screams in terror.[3][18]

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  • Cooks at the Gila Flats facility are shocked when a image of Jon Osterman's circulatory system suddenly appears in the kitchen.

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  • In a whistling sound, sparkling cutlery and an ultraviolet light Jon Osterman rematerializes in the Gila Flats cafeteria, having transformed into the being that will later be known as Doctor Manhattan. Those present get sunburns.[3]

25th Edit

  • Jon Osterman and Janey Slater spend Christmas together. She gives him a golden ring and expresses her fears about what is becoming. He tells her that he will always want her, knowing that it is not true.[3]

1960Edit

  • It is suggested that while vigilantism was illegal, the laws are altered to accommodate strategically useful talents like Dr. Manhattan.[3]
  • Because of the existence of Doctor Manhattan, genetics, quantum physics, engineering, and other sciences, start to leap forward from that year on.
  • Simon, a schoolmate of Laurie Juspeczyk, visits her home to invite her to play baseball. Sally Jupiter scares Simon aware by claiming she bullies and humiliates boys by pulling down their shorts. Laurie watches from her bedroom window as Simon runs way in fear.
  • Adrian Veidt hires a personal assistant named Marla. Eventually, they become lovers.
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The debut of Dr. Manhattan

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  • Construction commences on Adrian Veidt's secret base in Antarctica, in what was previoslly a desolate wasteland. Veidt and his assistant Marla survey the project, then return to New York to conduct further business.
  • Ozymandias topples a smuggling ring known as The Contraband, leaving them dangling outside police headquarters by a Gordian Knot. A police officer hands Veidt an invitation that the Red Cross and the Foundation for Relief for India had left for him, inviting him to a charity function. Veidt initially declines, until learning that Doctor Manhattan will be among the attendees.
  • Adrian Veidt begins keeping tabs on the Comedian's activities.

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  • Dan Dreiberg graduates from Harvard University with degrees in zoology and aeronautics.[57]
  • Harvard University's commencement ceremony features speeches by Harvard President B.W. Thoreau, Dean of Students Lucius Gallsworthy, guest speaker Robert F. Kennedy, and Dan Dreiberg himself as valedictorian, with a closing prayer by Father [21]

11th Edit

  • The New York Gazette reports that the collection barrel of a Harlem mission for the underprivileged has received five suitcases containing more than a million dollars, each case bearing an anonymous clipped note indicating "For the needy".[21]

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  • Dan Dreiberg writes a letter to his uncle Alan, gratefully declining his job offer of joining the family banking business.[21]

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  • Adrian Veidt brings to justice a group called the Flying Tigers. Veidt leaves the gang dangling outside the local police headquarters.

1961Edit

  • JFK has problems with Cuba but mentions nothing to Dr. Manhattan.[3]
  • Eddie Blake beings working as a personal bodyguard for Findlay Setchfield South.

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  • John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States. Adrian Veidt, who donated money to his campaign, is invited to attend the inauguration where he meets JFK's wife Jacqueline Kennedy. Eddie Blake attends the inauguration and congratulates Kennedy on winning the presidency.[31]

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  • Ford and General Motors both actively pursue electric cars, with prototypes expected within three months thanks to Doctor Manhattan's ability to synthesize mass amounts of lithium for battery use.[21]
  • Science Today reports that an electric charge should allow a vehicle to run for two hundred miles for a little as $2.00.[21]

May Edit

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  • Wedding reception for Jon and Janey Osterman (in a possible quantum universe).[58]

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  • Byron Lewis is arrested during a civil rights demonstration at a Greyhound bus terminal in Mobile, Alabama. The sit-in's organizers deny his involvement in the event.[21]

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  • Scheduled launch of Friendship 7. John Glenn becomes the third American to go to outer space.[37]

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  • Hollis Mason retires from crime-fighting to open an automobile repair shop,[41] reveals his true name to the public and starts to write his autobiography, Under the Hood. At a civic banquet, he is awarded with a golden statuette of him as the Nite Owl, with the engraving "In Gratitude". At the banquet, he speaks to Doctor Manhattan, who tells him about electric cars.[3][37]
  • Hollis Mason allows Dan Dreiberg to become his successor.
  • New York News headline: "Hero Retires: Opens Own Auto Business"[61]

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  • During the Cuban Missile Crisis President Kennedy forbids Russian ships to approach Cuba.
  • In a possible quantum universe, the Comedian goes as a CIA adviser and orders the Americans ships to fire, resulting in Cuban missiles to fire against Washington.
  • In another universe, Ozymandias advises that the Jupiter missiles be moved out of Turkey, resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis.[58]
  • Byron Lewis buys Hollis Mason an auto repair shop as a parting gift. Soon after he is submitted into the Overlook Asylum in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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Dallas

The assassination of JFK

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  • Blake prepares to leave for Dallas but he is stopped by Luxem.[62]
  • Eddie Blake assassinates John F. Kennedy in Dallas, letting Lee Harvey Oswald take the blame.[62][3]
  • Eddie Blake and Agent Luxem raid one of Moloch the Mystic's warehouses.
  • In a possible quantum universe, the Comedian assassinates JFK. In another universe, JFK survives.[58]
  • Ozymandias watches the news in a preliminary video wall.[38]

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  • Adrian Veidt begins to view crime-fighting as a hollow pursuit

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  • At 3:15 AM Kitty Genovese is raped, tortured and murdered outside of her New York City home. Forty neighbors heard screams but nobody reacted. Gazette headline: "Woman killed while neighbors looked on". Walter Kovacs decides to make his mask.[1][33]

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  • A riot breaks out in Harlem after James Powell, a 15-year-old African American, was shot and killed by police Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan in front of Powell's friends and about a dozen other witnesses.

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  • A race riot breaks out in Rochester, New York.

August Edit

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  • North Vietnam gunboats attack against USS Maddox but the Defense Department does not respond.[1][65]

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  • A race riot breaks out in the predominantly black neighborhoods of North Philadelphia. Tensions between black residents of the city and police had been escalating for several months over several well-publicized allegations of police brutality.

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  • Riots took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.[1]

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  • The New York Gazette headlines: "Dr. Manhattan 'An Imperialist Weapon' Say the Russians.”, "French Withdraw Military Commitment from NATO", and "Heart Transplant Patient Stable"[13] (in the real world, this happened a year later)[13]

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  • Riots break out in Chicago, Illinois. After police arrested a man that was wanted for armed robbery, black residents took to the streets in anger and looted and burned various stores throughout the West Side until the arrival of 1,200 National Guardsmen on July 15.[1]

15th Edit

  • Richard Speck is arrested for the murder of eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital on the night of July 13 into the early morning hours of July 14, 1966.[1]

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  • The Hough riots break out in the predominantly African-American community of Hough in Cleveland, Ohio. During the riots, four African Americans were killed and 50 people were injured. There were 275 arrests and numerous incidents of arson and firebombings.[1]

19th Edit

  • The Gemini 10 successfully achieves rendezvous and docking with an Agena Target Vehicle (ATV), and Extravehicular activity (EVA).[1]

20th Edit

  • Walter Kovacs attends a church service held by Reverend Taylor Dean.
  • A woman named Sally Rose is found murdered in her apartment; Nite Owl II and Rorschach investigate the crime scene.
  • Nite Owl II meets with Twilight Lady.

21st Edit

  • Nite Owl II and Twilight Lady sneak into the home of a pimp named Carlos Onofrio.[67]
  • Nite Owl II attacks and interrogates Carlos Onofrio[67]
  • Nite Owl II and Twilight Lady head to the bedroom, and they strip down to reveal themselves. They end up having sex.[67]

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  • Reverend Dean asks Walter Kovacs to go down to basement to collect some boxes to his office. Kovacs discovers a secret room and discovers a piles of corpses; one woman barely alive begs for his helps. Kovacs puts on his mask, but is shot by the reverend.[67] Reverend Dean sets the bodies on fire along with Rorschach inside, handcuffed on top of the bodies.
  • Nite Owl II and Twilight Lady head to Reverend Dean's church. They head to the basement and rescue Rorschach from burning alive. Twilight Lady confronts Reverend Dean, and he attempts to kill her; Nite Owl II attempts to stop him, but Rorschach stabs him through the heart with a picket sign that reads "The End is Nigh". They all escape before the entire church engulfs in flame.

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  • Rorschach brings down a criminal known as Zebra.[68]
  • Adrian Veidt sets his master plan into motion to frighten mankind into seeking salvation, by creating a threat so terrible that nations will have no choice but to set aside their differences to fight it together.
  • Adrian Veidt develops a patent for public spark hydrants.
  • Ozymandias defeats four thieves attempting to steal the British Museums's collection. Doctor Manhattan arrives moments later, seeking his advice.
  • Doctor Manhattan teleports himself and Adrian Veidt to the latter's office. Osterman explains to Veidt his odyssey through multiple quantum realities, in which each new universe ended with Earth's nuclear destruction. Unable to see into the future and fearing that his actions might be responsible for Earth's ultimate destruction, he asks Ozymandias to make the next move for him.
  • Adrian Veidt suggests to Doctor Manhattan that humanity should replace nuclear power with an unlimited energy source by working together to synthesize and replicate the energy that Manhattan creates, which would solve the world's energy crisis, eliminate poverty, and the need for war. Manhattan agrees to this, unaware of Veidt's ulterior motives.
  • A former runaway and prostitute known as Mother forms a gang-cult called The Brethren as a "family" for New York City's homeless population.
  • Mother grows obsessed with the work of William Blake and she and her gang-cult "children" go on a spree of ritual killings and kidnappings, somehow avoiding the notice of the police and costumed adventurers.
  • Dimensional Developments begins hiring employees that were associated with Doctor Manhattan including Wally Weaver, Janey Slater, and Edgar Jacobi.[61]
  • Ozymandias exposes a plot by rogue right wing extremists in the United States military to test biological weapons on the citizens of Nairobi and surrounding areas.[32]

December Edit

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  • John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan is released, containing the song "All Along the Watchtower".

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  • Richard Nixon is officially inaugurated into office as the 37th President of the United States.[1]

22nd Edit

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  • While performing covert duties in Lik Dao, Eddie Blake contracts gonorrhea. Dr. Edward Ross tends to Blake's condition.[21]

May Edit

9th Edit

  • Doctor Manhattan aids inform him that he is slated to be a guest on The Martha Edwards Show. He reacts in surprise, despite knowing his own future.[21]

11th Edit

  • Doctor Manhattan appears on The Martha Edwards Show, where he discusses the nature of his powers.[21]

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  • Neil Armstrong, an astronaut for NASA's Apollo 11 mission, becomes the first human to step foot on Earth's moon.[1] Doctor Manhattan assists with the mission[72][7], arriving first to photograph the occasion.[56]

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1971Edit

  • Judd Crawford enters the Vietnam War and participates in the Liberation of Vietnam.[44]
  • 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.[73]
  • 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.

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16th Edit

  • 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.

May Edit

  • 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.[3]

31st Edit

  • 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.[51]

June Edit

  • 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.
The Comedian (movie) in Vietnam

Comedian in Saigon

29th Edit

  • Tôn Đức Thắng and Creighton Abrams sign the act of military surrender. The United States wins the Vietnam War.[78]
  • 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.[13][3]

30th Edit

31st Edit

  • 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.

July Edit

1st Edit

  • 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.[21]

Mid-1971 Edit

  • Ken Shade writes a book about his role in the failed assassination of Richard Nixon in 1968 titled Sell Your Soul.[52]

September Edit

11th Edit

  • 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.[21]

November Edit

1972Edit

  • 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.[57][79] 
  • J. David Keene is elected as a senator in New York.[20]
  • Moloch arranges for the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth II to be hijacked.[23]
  • Fogdancing by Max Shea is published.
  • Chris Deschaines is born.

November Edit

7th Edit

  • Richard Nixon is reelected to a second term of office as President of the United States.[1]

1973Edit

The Comedian party charmer

The Comedian's banquet

November Edit

6th Edit

1974Edit

  • Rorschach investigates a kidnap case that "drives him nuts".[13]

March Edit

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August Edit

9th Edit

  • A rally protesting against the repeal of the 22nd Amendment takes place in Washington, D.C., which Nelson Gardner attends.[51]
  • 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.[51]

1975Edit

  • Newspaper headline: "Third Term for Dick?" and "Ozymandias Quits: Smartest Man in World Goes Public."[3]
  • 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.[33] Walter Kovacs intervenes and kills him.[33]
  • 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.
Grice

Birth of Rorscach

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1976Edit

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11th Edit

  • Dan Dreiberg finishes constructing a battery-powered exoskeleton prototype capable of increasing a wearer's strength by a factor of sixteen or more.

15th Edit

July Edit

  • The Brain Trust take hostages inside the Statue of Liberty and threaten to destroy the monument unless the nine Radical Front prisoners are released.

September Edit

November Edit

2nd Edit

  • Richard Nixon is reelected to a third term of office as President of the United States.

22nd Edit

1977Edit

  • Judd Crawford graduates from the University of Oklahoma at Norman on the G.I. Bill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology.[44]

January Edit

February Edit

16th Edit

  • Dick Cavett interviews John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono.[23]

March Edit

2nd Edit

The Comedian in Riot Gear

The Comedian over the rioters

June Edit

July Edit

1st Edit

6th Edit

  • After a thorough investigation down the sewers, Rorschach falls into a trap set up by Crime.

7th Edit

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1978Edit

March Edit

15th Edit

  • 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. Th memo expresses concerns about the Comedian.[89]

16th Edit

  • 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.

July Edit

14th Edit

  • A top secret paper concerning Dr. Manhattan's invasion to Afghanistan is authored.[90]

August Edit

28th Edit

  • Devo's debut studio album Q. Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! is released.[1][57]

September Edit

6th Edit

  • 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.

October Edit

28th Edit

November Edit

27th Edit

  • Rorschach is declared wanted by the FBI.[88]

December Edit

  • The Comedian frees American and Canadian hostages from Iranian “anti-Manhattanite extremists.” The survivors are left suffering with PTSD.[3]

1979Edit

February Edit

August Edit

14th Edit

  • 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.

1980Edit

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1984Edit

Famine

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  • A gathering against famine is organized by Adrian Veidt at Yankee Stadium.[99]

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1985Edit

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11th Edit

  • 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.[101]
  • Eddie Blake is ambushed in his high-rise apartment and thrown out of the window. Blake dies upon impact.[42]

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29th Edit

30th Edit

31st Edit

  • A ship arrives on Veidt's island, Max Shea and Hira Manish discuss the completion of their "baby" while Manish makes a final sketch.[61]
  • Dan Dreiberg and Laurie Juspeczyk prepare Archie.[61]
  • 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.[61]
  • Otis, the prisoner Rorschach scalded, dies.
  • Sing Sing erupts into chaos.[61]
  • Hollis Mason prepares a jack-o-lantern,
  • TV news features the anticipation nuclear war within ten days, and criticism between New Frontiersman and Doug Roth.[61]
  • Archie passes the flood gate of the deserted subway tunnel.[61]
  • Knot Tops and Joey convene to the newsstand asking for the evening Gazette. Headline: "Sing-Sing erupts: Captured vigilante sparks riot: Five dead"[61]
  • Archie exits the old warehouse.[61]
  • 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.[61]
  • 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.[61][47]
  • 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.[61]
  • 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".

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1986Edit

  • A Saturday morning cartoon series about Adrian Veidt's exploits as Ozymandias is released.[107]

January Edit

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March Edit

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April Edit

July Edit

  • Lady Trieu is born in Vietnam.[105]
  • Honduras is devastated by mudslides and an earthquake leaving thousands without food or water.[21]
  • A series of Quake Aid concerts raise money to purchase supplies and equipment to help the survivors of Honduras.[21]

October Edit

4th Edit

  • 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

1987 Edit

June Edit

29th Edit

  • On VVN Day Marcus and Elise Abar are killed by members of the Vietnamese Liberation Front.[7]

1988Edit

October Edit

  • 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.

1989 Edit

  • Richard Nixon dies in office. Gerald Ford takes over as President of the United States.[108]
  • 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.[21]

1990 Edit

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1991 Edit

July Edit

  • Bian My allows her daughter to choose her own name. She chooses to name herself after the third century Vietnamese freedom fighter Lady Trieu.

1992 Edit

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3rd Edit

  • On his 13th birthday, Sean Parker father gives him $1300 dollars and suggests that he invest in that money.

1993Edit

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1996 Edit

  • Robert Redford is reelected to a second term of office as President of the United States.[108]
  • KROQ goes off the air.

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2000 Edit

  • Robert Redford is reelected to a third term of office as President of the United States.[108]

November Edit

2nd Edit

December Edit

1st Edit

  • 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.

2001 Edit

  • The Redford administration begins taking steps to accelerate the complete reintroduction of electronic media into the public sphere.[98]
  • 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.[73] 
  • Russia and China start seeing a disproportionate amount of exotic cephalopodian entity showers. 
  • The Nine Inch Nails record their studio album at the Crater. 
  • The Manhattan Project by The Nine Inch Nails is released. 
  • Sons of Pale Horse walk out of their performance after seeing the audience they were performing for. 
  • Chris Deschaines apologizes for the creation of the Book of Rorschach in Might Magazine.  
  • Chris Deschaines disappears from the public eye. 

January Edit

1st Edit

  • Los Angeles' KROQ radio station relaunches after five years off the air and at midnight played The Book of Rorschach in its entirety.

February Edit

28th Edit

  • The Final Report of the Oklahoma Commission to Study the 1921 Tulsa Massacre is published.

November Edit

1st Edit

  • The Nine Inch Nails begins recording their studio album The Manhattan Project at "The Crater" in North Wales.

2002 Edit

  • Robert Redford appoints John Grisham to the Supreme Court, confirming him after a contentious process in the Senate.

2003 Edit

  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane is published.[1]

2004 Edit

December Edit

13th Edit

  • The 10th Circuit decides Greenwood Survivors v. State of Oklahoma, laying the legal groundwork for reparations.

2005 Edit

  • Bian My dies; Lady Trieu "harvests her memories," and recreates her through cloning technology.
  • 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.

2007 Edit

  • 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.[32]
  • Trieu Industries introduces Nostalgia to the market.
  • Lady Trieu becomes the world's first trillionaire following the success of Nostalgia.
  • A report from the Department of Extra-Dimensional Affairs releases information regarding the phenomena of Squidfalls.

2008 Edit

2009 Edit

  • 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.

March Edit

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December Edit

23rd Edit

  • 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.[26]
  • 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.

2010 Edit

December Edit

13th Edit

  • Adrian Veidt begins writing his play The Watchmaker’s Son. That night, he celebrates his first year on Europa with champagne and cake.

2011 Edit

December Edit

13th Edit

  • 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.

2012 Edit

2013 Edit

  • 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.

2015 Edit

  • 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

2016 Edit

  • Robert Redford is reelected to a seventh term of office as President of the United States.
  • 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.

December Edit

14th Edit

  • Adrian Veidt is given a horseshoe hidden inside his seventh anniversary cake.

24th Edit

  • Angela and Cal Abar celebrate Christmas - Watchman (TV series)

    Angela and Cal Abar celebrate Christmas.

    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.

27th Edit

2017 Edit

  • 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.[32]
  • Trieu Industries officially acquires Veidt Enterprises.[32][87]
  • 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. The amendment is enforced by Tulsa and other cities across the country.[44][87]
  • Judd Crawford oversees the Tulsa Police Department’s transition to masking police officers following the passage of DOPA.[44]
  • Angela Abar dons on the masked identity of Sister Night.[84]
  • A Harlem movie theater, owned by Will Reeves, starts showing Sister Night every Sunday at midnight.[84]
  • 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".[73]

December Edit

13th Edit

  • Trieu Industries Microfusion Spacecraft

    Adrian Veidt escaping Europa.

    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.[105]

2018 Edit

  • 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.
  • American Hero Story: Rorschach premieres.
  • Lady Trieu purchases the Clark farm, shortly before her rescue spaceship 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.

October Edit

19th Edit

  • The Talk of Tulsa section of the Tulsa Star-Sentinel releases "Lady Trieu: Fact or Fiction".[73]

2019 Edit

August Edit

29th Edit

  • Director James Doyan writes a memo to the Anti-Vigliante Task Force regarding the reintroduction of STAGE FIVE technologies.[98]
  • The IBM NetVista X41 is introduced to the FBI's Anti-Vigilante Task Force by Director James Doyan.[98]

September Edit

1st Edit

  • 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.[109]

3rd Edit

8th Edit

9th Edit

10th Edit

  • Senator Joe Keene announces he is running for president.

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17th Edit

  • 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.

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October Edit

  • Halo Ten Records re-releases The Nine Inch Nails studio album The Manhattan Project featuring a comprehensive essay by Allan Kurtis Shea.

1st Edit

  • 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 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).

November Edit

4th Edit

6th Edit

  • Harris Greenwald of Revolver Magazine writes a critical review of Sons of Pale Horse re-release of The Book of Rorschach.[116]

December Edit

10th Edit

  • Edward Corey Jr. reports his findings regarding the mineral samples harvested from M-Site//11.3.85/UK.

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  43. 43.0 43.1 Under the Hood documentary
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 CLIPPING: "Tulsa Police Chief Feared Slain"
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 Treasure Island Treasury of Comics
  46. The text gives 1963 but this is obviously wrong as Kovacs had left Charlton Home by then.
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 Chapter IX: The Darkness of Mere Being
  48. Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre
  49. DC Heroes Role Playing Module #227: Who Watches the Watchmen?
  50. 50.0 50.1 Watchmen: Volume 2 soundtrack supplementary material
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 MEMO: The Will of Nelson Gardner
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 DC Heroes Role Playing Module #235: Taking Out the Trash - Curses and Tears
  53. Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan
  54. 54.0 54.1 If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own
  55. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3211850951/
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 Watchmen (film)
  57. 57.00 57.01 57.02 57.03 57.04 57.05 57.06 57.07 57.08 57.09 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 Chapter VII: A Brother to Dragons
  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #02
  59. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3212500857/
  60. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3213340608/
  61. 61.00 61.01 61.02 61.03 61.04 61.05 61.06 61.07 61.08 61.09 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 Chapter VIII: Old Ghosts
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 62.3 Before Watchmen: Comedian #01
  63. Supposing this refers to the match against the San Francisco 49ers. See 1963_New_York_Giants_season#Schedule
  64. Wikipedia:1963_Cleveland_Browns_season
  65. 65.0 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 Before Watchmen: Comedian #02
  66. 66.0 66.1 Before Watchmen: Comedian #03
  67. 67.0 67.1 67.2 67.3 Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #03
  68. Unfilmed screenplay draft: Gary Goldman
  69. Walter Kovacs' arrest file
  70. She was six years old when she was killed in summer 1975; hence she was born before or by summer.
  71. Before Watchmen: Rorschach
  72. Watchmen (film) - British press kit
  73. 73.0 73.1 73.2 73.3 CLIPPING: "Lady Trieu: Fact or Fiction"
  74. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3220349258/
  75. Doctor Manhattan in Vietnam
  76. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5cInmK6LQ
  77. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3235212490/
  78. The image released by the movie merchandise mistakenly gives the date as 1970
  79. MEMO: Fogdancing
  80. 80.0 80.1 80.2 Watchmen: The End Is Nigh
  81. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3246779475/
  82. 82.0 82.1 82.2 82.3 CLIPPING: White Flight to Mars
  83. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3250581446
  84. 84.0 84.1 84.2 84.3 MEMO: The Origin of “Sister Night”
  85. Viral Video: Who Watches the Watchmen? A Veidt Music Network (VMN) Special
  86. It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice
  87. 87.0 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 She Was Killed by Space Junk
  88. 88.0 88.1 88.2 FBI Wanted Poster: Official FBI Wanted poster for the vigilante Rorschach. (November 27, 1978)
  89. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3272365896/
  90. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3314458022/
  91. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3274005299/
  92. 92.0 92.1 92.2 92.3 New Frontiersman draft
  93. 93.00 93.01 93.02 93.03 93.04 93.05 93.06 93.07 93.08 93.09 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 Chapter V
  94. The last gubernatorial elections were in 1982, and according to Chapter IX Ronald Reagan is Governor as of 1985.
  95. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3284945162/
  96. 96.0 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 Chapter XII: A Stronger Loving World
  97. Blood from the Shoulder of Pallas
  98. 98.0 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 MEMO: The Computer and You[1]
  99. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3308946065/
  100. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3325581305/
  101. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TShz4VsKeso
  102. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3326470760/
  103. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3313632123/
  104. 104.0 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 Chapter X: Two Riders Were Approaching...
  105. 105.0 105.1 105.2 See How They Fly
  106. https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2019/12/13/lets-take-a-look-inside-the-final-watchmen-soundtrack-release
  107. 107.0 107.1 107.2 107.3 Ozymandias correspondence
  108. 108.0 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 https://www.slashfilm.com/robert-redford-watchmen/
  109. 109.0 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 MEMO: "Rorschach's Journal"
  110. 110.0 110.1 110.2 INTERROGATION (REDACTIONS): Juspeczyk, Laurel Jane (4/25/95)
  111. EVIDENCE: "Excalibur," MerlinCorp. Raid (4/28/95)
  112. 112.0 112.1 112.2 MEMO: Masked Vigilantes in Pop Culture
  113. https://www.hbo.com/content/dam/hbodata/series/watchmen/peteypedia/07/calvin-medical-chart.pdf
  114. https://www.hbo.com/content/dam/hbodata/series/watchmen/peteypedia/07/calvin-medical-chart.pdf
  115. MEMO: AHS: Based on UNFactual Events
  116. https://www.revolvermag.com/music/review-sons-pale-horses-book-rorschach-still-mess
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