FANDOM


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.

1838 Edit

July Edit

  • Bass Reeves is born into slavery in Arkansas.

1884 Edit

January Edit

2nd Edit

  • Oscar Micheaux is born Metropolis, Illinois.

1885Edit

August Edit

20th Edit

  • Ernst Hartwig discovers a star in M31 (the "Andromeda Nebula"). This object is designated as supernova "S Andromedae".[1]

1891 Edit

1892Edit

  • Henry J. Heinz chooses "58 varieties" for his products.[2]

1901Edit

August Edit

21st Edit

1905Edit

1908 Edit

1910 Edit

January Edit

12th Edit

  • Bass Reeves dies in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

1916Edit

1917Edit

July Edit

4th Edit

1920Edit

1921 Edit

May Edit

25th Edit

May Edit

31st Edit

June Edit

1st Edit

1924Edit

1927Edit

1928Edit

1929Edit

August Edit

14th Edit

October Edit

29th Edit

  • The Stock Market crashes. The malting factory remains unfinished.[10]

1930Edit

1931Edit

1933Edit

February Edit

14th Edit

Eddie Jacobi has a heartbreak when he finds out that Marie hates him.[15]

1935Edit

1936 Edit

  • Jon Osterman and his father flee Heidelberg, Germany for England, where they briefly stay in at Cartwithen Castle whose owners are providing refugees a place to stay before traveling on to the United States.
  • Nelson Gardner is honorably discharged from the Marines after serving under Smedley Butler in the Banana Wars.

August Edit

18th Edit

1937Edit

1938Edit

  • In the final game of the season, Dartmouth plays against the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University. William Brady is injured during the game.[6]

March Edit

26th Edit

May Edit

  • First issue of Action Comics is released.[17]

August Edit

14th Edit

October Edit

13th Edit

20th Edit

21st

  • Cyclops covers their tracks to the press stating that Hooded Justice stopped an attempted robbery at Fred's Original Market.

1939Edit

  • Superhero comics such as Superman see enormous success.[22]
  • Josef Osterman leaves Germany with his family to protect his Jewish wife, Inge. Inge sacrifices herself to save their son, Jon.[12]
  • Inspired by Hooded Justice's heroics, Hollis Mason decides to become Nite Owl.[17]
Party

The Minutemen first Christmas party

January Edit

  • Rolf Müller disappears from Germany. It is assumed he was executed by Nazis.[3]

12th Edit

February Edit

20th Edit

April Edit

May Edit

July Edit

2nd Edit

September[24] Edit

October Edit

December Edit

25th Edit

1940Edit

052708-watchmen-minutemen

January Edit

March Edit

  • Sylvia's first arrest on charges of prostitution.[16]

21st[25] Edit

October Edit

2nd Edit

  • Newspaper headline: Scientists Make First Artificial Wonder Element: Plutonium.[7]
  • After a group photo is taken of the Minutemen, Edward Blake sexually assaults Sally Jupiter. Hooded Justice intervenes and severely beats Blake. Blake is expelled from the Minutemen shortly after.[7][4]

1941Edit

December Edit

  • Silhouette and Silk Spectre do pinup shots to inspire American soldiers. Tension arises between the two.[27]
  • The Comedian is stabbed by a small-time hoodlum, causing him to start wearing a more protective suit of leather armor.[4]

7th Edit

1942Edit

  • While fighting with Japanese smugglers, Eddie Blake is approached by Agent Kaufax who recruits him.[27]
  • Norman Rockwell paints Silk Spectre with Hitler.
  • Comedian is sent to South Pacific during the war to make himself of a hero.[4]

1945Edit

February Edit

23rd Edit

  • Comedian lands at Iwo Jima and plants the American flag[14]

August Edit

2nd Edit

Miss jupiter

6th Edit

7th Edit

  • New York Times headline: "Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima".[1]
  • In Brooklyn, Jon Osterman studies clock cogs. His father throws his old pocket watch out of a window and pushes his son towards becoming an atomic scientist rather than a watchmaker.[1]

9th Edit

  • Second atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki[24].

September Edit

2nd Edit

18th Edit

1946Edit

NYPD incident report

Silhouette's murder

October Edit

1st Edit

November Edit

12th Edit

1947Edit

June Edit

September Edit

  • 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.
  • June Abar leaves New York City with her son, Marcus, and moves back to Tulsa. She tells Will Reeves to stay away from them.

1948Edit

  • Jon Osterman enrolls at Princeton University.[1]
  • Comedian has another encounter with Sally Jupiter.

February Edit

3rd Edit

  • Larry sends a letter to Sally expressing his concerns about the Minutemen and proposes her to cooperate together.[8] (the date is probably wrong as in other sources Larry and Sally are already married)

1949Edit

March Edit

  • With most villains in prison or moved to less glamorous activities, the Minutemen disband.[32][7][4]

3rd Edit

A girl attempts to persuade Jon Osterman to quit practicing with clocks and invites him to a hike. He declines the offer.[11]

December Edit

1st Edit

1950. Edit

1951Edit

Little ror
  • Amendment 22 is ratified following Franklin Roosevelt's four terms in office.

July Edit

1952Edit

1953Edit

May Edit

27th Edit

  • Walter Kovacs tells a counselor about his dream.[36]

1954Edit

Laurence

1955Edit

May Edit

  • The House Un-American Activities Committee subsequently demanded that all masked vigilantes reveal their identities to a senator; Hooded Justice refuses to reveal his identity.
  • Hooded Justice, spoke out about his decision of defying HUAC in an ad published in the Amsterdam News, and vehemently calls out the United States government as being both racist and oppressive.
  • Sheriff Dale Dixon Crawford hosts a white tie fundraising event at his home in Tulsa.
  • During a fundraising event at Sheriff Crawford's home, Senator John David Keene publicly rebuked Hooded Justice for defying the House Un-American Activities Committee,

June Edit

1st Edit

  • Sheriff Dale Dixon Crawford is given a leadership position in Cyclops.

2nd Edit

  • Senator John David Keene gives Dale Dixon Crawford Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship, a painting by George Catlin.

1956Edit

1958Edit

  • Jon Osterman graduates from Princeton University with a Ph.D. in Atomic Physics.[1]
  • Adrian Veidt adopts the guise of Ozymandias. He makes his debut by busting an opium and heroin smuggling racket.[33], and gains renown fame by taking down a network of crime syndicates led by the masked gangster known as Moloch.
  • Hank Meadows dies.[1]

1959Edit

  • Ozymandias investigates Hooded Justice's disappearance. He has a meeting with the Comedian and they engage in a brief fight. They despise each other thereafter.[29]
  • In order to boost comic book-inspired agents, the government comes on the side of comic books.[35]
  • Having anticipated the massive boom in pirate-related material, EC come out stronger. Their line of Pirate titles dominate the marketplace.[35]

May Edit

12nd Edit

July[11] Edit

Doctor Manhattan reappears

August Edit

20th[11] Edit

September Edit

  • A token funeral service is held for Osterman. His father is informed.[1]

October Edit

  • Janey places the photograph of her and Jon behind glass at the Bestiary.[1]

November Edit

10th Edit

14th Edit

22nd Edit

  • 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 Dr. Manhattan. Those present get sunburns.[1]

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.[1]

1960Edit

  • It is suggested that while vigilantism was illegal, the laws are altered to accommodate strategically useful talents like Dr. Manhattan.[1]
  • Because of the existence of Dr. Manhattan, eugenics, quantum physics, transports and other sciences, start to leap forward from that year on.
Symbol

The debut of Dr. Manhattan

February Edit

  • Jon Osterman is named Dr. Manhattan by the government who prepares him as a weapon and gives him a suit. He marks his forehead with the symbol of a hydrogen atom.[1]

March Edit

May Edit

June Edit

  • Several costumed adventurers attend a Red Cross charity fundraiser for famine in India. The Comedian, Captain Metropolis, Dr. Manhattan, Ozymandias, Nite Owl (Hollis Mason) and Mothman attend. Dr. Manhattan feels that only Ozymandias seems interesting. Hollis Mason first considers retiring from crime fighting.[11][33][1] Ozymandias avoids Comedian.[29]

November Edit

  • Dr. Manhattan is sent by the Pentagon to justify his name as a crimefighter and sent to Dante's, a vice-den owned by Moloch. He blows up a criminal's head.[1]

1961Edit

May Edit

14th Edit

  • Wedding reception for Jon and Janey Osterman (in a possible quantum universe).[39]

September Edit

1962Edit

February Edit

16th Edit

20th Edit

  • Scheduled launch of Friendship 7. John Glenn becomes the third American to go to outer space.[40]

March Edit

10th Edit

15th Edit

May Edit

12th[40] Edit

  • Hollis Mason retires from crime-fighting to open an automobile repair shop,[33] 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.[1]
  • New York News headline: "Hero Retires: Opens Own Auto Business"[43]

October Edit

16th Edit

  • 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.[39]
  • 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.

1963Edit

November Edit

17th[44] Edit

Dallas

The assassination of JFK

22nd Edit

  • Blake prepares to leave for Dallas but he is stopped by Luxem.[45]
  • President Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas on his way to Dealey Plaza, riding an electric limousine.[45][1]
  • In a possible quantum universe, the Comedian assassinates JFK. In another universe, JFK survives.[39]
  • While the Comedian is going to arrest Moloch, they learn about the President's death.[45] Ozymandias watches the news in a preliminary video wall.[29]

24th Edit

1964Edit

February Edit

25th[48] Edit

March Edit

  • Kitty Genovese is raped, tortured and murdered outside of her New York City home. 40 neighbors heard screams but nobody reacted. Gazette headline: "Woman killed while neighbors looked on". Walter Kovacs decides to make his mask. </ref name=six/>

August Edit

2nd Edit

  • North Vietnam gunboats attack against USS Maddox but the Defense Department does not respond.[47]

4th[49] Edit

September Edit

1965Edit

August[50] Edit

  • The Comedian returns to America for a leave. He learns about the Watts riots and goes there to "help".[51]
  • The Comedian spends some time in Hawaii and is scolded by Bob Kennedy.[51]
  • Dr. Manhattan becomes a game changer for the Cold War. The Russians start "run scared" and never dare to antagonize the US.[34]

1966Edit

The Comedian Mouthing off to the group

Crimebusters meeting

April Edit

  • New York Gazette headlines: "Dr. Manhattan 'An Imperialist Weapon' Say the Russians.”, "French Withdraw Military Commitment from NATO", "Heart Transplant Patient Stable"[7] (in the real world, this happened a year later)[7]
  • Captain Metropolis attempts to bring the Costumed adventurers together and form a new group of heroes, the Crimebusters. The Comedian meets Laurie Juspeczyk, who flirts with Dr. Manhattan.[7] Slater is angered.[1][52] Outside, Blake approaches Laurie but is interrupted by Sally.[52]

May Edit

  • Dr. Manhattan and Silk Spectre II go out on patrol together and kiss for the first time. Janey Slater subsequently leaves Jon in anger and throws her earrings.[1]

1967Edit

  • Dimensional Developments starts hiring employees that were associated with Dr. Manhattan (Waver, Slater, Moloch).[43]
  • 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.

1968Edit

1969Edit

1970Edit

March Edit

11th Edit

NBS Nightly News with Ted Philips features Doctor Manhattan.[55]

May Edit

22nd Edit

Richard Nixon authorizes Operation Wrath of God.[56]

June Edit

15th Edit

  • Operation Wrath of God begins.

18th Edit

The Gazette publishes Richard Nixon's response to the Soviets concerning Vietnam and Doctor Manhattan.[57]

1971Edit

January Edit

March Edit

May Edit

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.

June Edit

The Comedian (movie) in Vietnam

Comedian in Saigon

  • 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 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.[7][1]

15th Edit

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. 
  • Richard Nixon is elected to a second term.
  • John David Keene is elected as a Senator in New York.[13]
  • Moloch hijacks the Queen Elizabeth II.[14]
  • Fogdancing by Max Shea is published.

1973Edit

The Comedian party charmer

The Comedian's banquet

November Edit

6th Edit

1974Edit

  • Rorschach investigates a kidnap case that "drives him nuts"[7].

August Edit

9th Edit

  • Nelson Gardner attends a rally protesting the repeal of the 22nd amendment. On his way home to his uptown mansion, Gardner lost control of the 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.

1975Edit

  • Newspaper headline: "Third Term for Dick?" and "Ozymandias Quits: Smartest Man in World Goes Public."[1]
  • Gerald Anthony Grice, an unemployed man, 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.[26] Walter Kovacs intervenes and starts to become violent; birth of Rorschach.[26]
  • Fast and safe airships will soon be economically viable.
Grice

Birth of Rorscach

January Edit

20th Edit

March Edit

3rd Edit

July Edit

12th Edit

1976Edit

September Edit

1977Edit

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

January Edit

  • The "Who Watches the Watchmen" appears all around.[7]

March Edit

2nd Edit

  • Newspaper headlines: "Cops Say 'Let Them Do It'" "Senator Keene Proposes Emergency Bill"[7]
  • The police go on strike. Riots spring up in New York and Washington. In New York, the Comedian, Nite Owl II attempt to keep the peace; Rorschach (who now works alone) is at the lower east side; Dr. Manhattan and Silk Spectre II settle the riots in Washington.[7] Dr. Manhattan teleports the rioters home.[1]
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

August Edit

3rd Edit

1978Edit

March Edit

15th Edit

July Edit

14th Edit

  • A top secret paper concerning Dr. Manhattan's invasion to Afghanistan is authored.[64]

October Edit

28th Edit

November Edit

27th Edit

  • Rorschach is called wanted by the FBI.[66]

1978Edit

  • Devo group enjoy fame with [Wikipedia:Are We Not Men? We Are Devo! Are We Not Men?].[53]

1979Edit

1980Edit

1981Edit

1982Edit

August Edit

22nd Edit

  • World Chess Association sends a congratulation letter to Veidt about his victories.[70]

1983Edit

1984Edit

Famine

July Edit

12th Edit

A gathering against famine is organized by Adrian Veidt at Yankee Stadium.[74]

October Edit

14th Edit

Time Magazine runs an article about Doctor Manhattan and Ozymandias joining their power.[75]

1985Edit

April Edit

July Edit

August Edit

26 Edit

October Edit

11 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.[76]
  • Eddie Blake is ambushed in his high-rise apartment and thrown out of the window. Blake dies upon impact.[34]

12 Edit

13 Edit

Wednesday, October 16
Nova Express headline: "How Sick is Dick? After 3rd Presidential Heart Op?"[7]
Another newspaper: "Soviets Will Not Tolerate U.S. Adventurism in Afghanistan." (see previous day)[7]
Laurie visits her mother, Sally Jupiter, in a retirement home in California while Dr. Manhattan, Veidt, Dreiberg and Edgar William Jacobi attend Eddie Blake's funeral.[7][1]
Rorschach later accosts Jacobi at his home who in turn tells him about Blake's visit mentioning a "list", an "island" and the "blue guy".[7]
Rorschach then visits the cemetery alone to pay his last respects to Blake.[7]
Saturday, October 19
New Frontiersman: "Missing Writer: Castro to Blame?"; Nova Express holds the previous cover while preparing another subject.[22]
Utopia advertises This Island Earth.[22]
Public workers install Fallout Shelter signs around Manhattan.[22]
Doug Roth interviews Slater about Dr. Manhattan.[22]
After an argument, Laurie leaves Jon. Around 6:00 she visits Dan who is installing a new Gordian Knot lock (curiously, one whole week after Rorschach broke the previous one); on their way to Hollis Mason's, they are accosted by Knot Tops. Laurie decides to check in to a hotel.[22]
Meanwhile, Dr. Manhattan gives a televised interview to Benny Anger on the ABC network. Doug Roth of Nova Express, accuses Osterman of causing cancer in people he worked with. While being harassed about it, Osterman teleports the crew and audience outside the studio.[22]
At the same time, the new issue of Nova Express arrives: "Dr. Manhattan Cancer Link New Evidence; Inside: Janey Slater Speaks"[22]
Dan visits Hollis and see on TV the event concerning Dr. Manhattan.[22]
Jon briefly visits the abandoned Gila Flats, picks up an old photo of himself with Janey Slater, then teleports to Mars.[22]
Sunday, October 20
The main headline of the New York Gazette's morning edition is "Dr. Manhattan Leaves Earth". The day's New Frontiersman claims "Our Country's Protector Smeared by the Kremlin".
Walter Kovacs buys a copy of both papers before breaking into Dan Dreiberg's house on 7:25 again (now wearing his mask) to inform him that another costumed hero has gone.[22]
Laurie returns to the Special Talent Quarters at Rockefeller base to discover that Jon has gone, that officials are sweeping the rooms for radiation, and that she is to be given a cancer scan.[22]
Evening Gazette: "Russians invade Afghanistan"[22] (In our world this happened in 1979); "Forecast: Cloudy, heavy rain later"[69]
Nixon, G. Gordon Liddy, Henry Kissinger and other officials and scientists meet at the war room.[22]
Monday, October 21
Gazette headline: "Afghanistan Fighting Spread" and inside: "Aghanistan: is Pakistan next?"[69]
Utopia advertises Things to Come[69]
Rorschach pays a visit to Jacobi asking him about a scheme to discredit Dr. Manhattan. He leaves at 2:35.[69]
Dominique and Clare Hirsch are murdered by their father; Fine and Bourquin investigate.[69]
Pyramid Deliveries man stops by Bernard to refuel and talk about WW3.[69]
Laurie is expeled from the military base; Dan buys her a meal at Gunga and invites her to his home.[69]
Rorschach wakes up by noise by Knot Tops making graffitis of the Hiroshima lovers. Has an encounter with his landlady and goes to Gunga Diner where Dan and Laurie are leaving.[69]
There is an apparent attempt on Adrian Veidt's life. Veidt fends off the attacker, who dies from ingesting a poison capsule.[69]
Evening Gazette headline: "Industrialist in Murder." [69]
Rorschach receives Jacobi's note and at 8:30 he takes his gear and neutralizes a mugger.
Joey forces Bernard to hang a poster about a Pink Triangle concert.[69]
Fine receives a call about Rorschach.[69]
In the evening, Jacobi is shot in the head by Veidt, and Rorschach is framed. Rorschach is lured to Jacobi's apartment, where he is cornered by the police; Officers Shaw, Willis and Greaves are haurt. Rorscach arrested by Fine and Bourquin.[69]
Tuesday, October 22
Walter Kovacs' arrest file
Friday, October 25
One more tenement catches fire.[53]
Fighting in Afghanistan spreads closer to borders, Russia claims to secure her borders, while Pakistan calls for US to intervene. Peace demostrations at Greenham Base of England with many arrests.[53]
Police ceases investigation for Shea.[53]
Laurie's stuff arrive from the military base to Dan's house.[53]
Dan performs maintainance on Archie and later Laurie accidentally uses the flamethrower.[53]
Rorschach, now incarcerated at Sing Sing prison, attends his first interview with psychoanalyst Malcolm Long.[26]
6:10: Dan and Laurie watch the news and make out[53]
Veidt's benefit performance for Indian Famine Relief in the Astrodome. It ends at 6:40.[53]
Red D'Eath in Benny Anger's show.[53]
Saturday, October 26
2:00: After failing to have sex, Dan and Laurie sleep.[53]
3:15: Dan has a nightmare and wakes up, goes to the basement.[53]
4:00: Tenement building catches fire. While Nite Owl and Silk Spectre bring Archie out, they and rescue citizens from the fire. Later they have sex.[53]
Rorschach tells Dr Long about the fabric used to make his mask, and the murder of Kitty Genovese.[26]
Later, at lunch, Rorschach throws 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."[26]
In meantime, Dr. Long spends night with coffee, troubled with Kovacs. Tension begins with his wife.[26]
Sunday, October 27
Nova Express: "Superheroes in the News: Spirit of '77."[43][77]
Gazette: "Reds Cross Pakistan Border"[43]
Utopia is now showing "The Day the Earth Stood Still".[43]
After years, Mason calles Saly and talk about the fire rescue and the past.[43]
Dan and Laurie decide to rescue Rorschach.[43]
Rorschach tells Dr. Long about Nite Owl, the Comedian and the Crimebusters.[26]
Dr. Long buys a Gazette from Bernard saying about Kovacs[26][43] and that Russian tanks invade Pakistan. He notices the Hiroshima lovers graffiti.[26]
Gloria attempts to sweeten their relationship.[26]
Monday, October 28
Gazette headline: "Nixon promises maximum force".[26]
Dr. Long and Rorschach's fourth session. Rorschach relates the story of the Roche kidnapping.[26]
Dr. Long passes by the Watch seller, buys a Gazette from Bernard about the war on Pakistan and nuclear alert procedure.[26]
At evening the Longs welcome Randy and Diana for dinner. Mal's metion about Rorschach make them feel uneasy and leave. Gloria refuses to sleep with him.[26]
Tuesday, October 29
Dr. Long resigns.[43]
Big Figure, accompanied by Michael and Lawrence, threaten Rorscach in his confinement.[43]
October 29/20?
Gazette headline: Tanks Mass in Eastern Europe: 'Purely Defensive' Say Reds" and "California governor Reagan urges hard line".[43]
Dan installs another Gordian Knot lock. Detective Fine, who suspects that Dreiberg is Nite Owl, visits him and makes remarks in order to warn him.[43]
Wednesday, October 30
6:35: Hector Godfrey and Seymour prepare the tomorrow's issue of NF in response to Nova Express. They continue the story about Max Shea's disappearance and put a filler from the crank file.[43]
Dan and Laurie study the plans of Sing Sing.[43]
William J. Franklin writes a Top Secret paper concerning Dr. Manhattan and Soviet aggression; planned to be sent on November 2.[78]
October 30/31?
A ship arrives on Veidt's island, Shea and Hira Manish discuss the completion of their "baby" while Manish makes a final sketch.[43]
Dan and Laurie prepare Archie.[43]
Thursday, October 31
New Frontiersman 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.[43]
Afternoon: Otis, the prisoner Rorschach scalded, dies. The prison erupts into chaos.[43]
Mason prepares a jack-o-lantern watching TV news anticipating nuclear war within 10 days, and criticism between New Frontiersman and Doug Roth.[43]
Archie passes the flood gate of the subway tunnel.[43]
Knot Tops and Joey convene to the newsstand asking for the evening Gazette. Headline: "Sing-Sing erupts: Captured vigilante sparks riot: Five dead"[43]
Archie exits the old warehouse.[43]
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: Dan, Laurie and Walter return to Dan's home.[43]
11:10: Dr. Manhattan arrives and takes Laurie to Mars. The police knocks on Dan's door but they pack and leave with Archie.[43][52]
After a discussion about the masked heroes, Derf and Knot Tops high on katies go to punish Nite Owl.
11:55: The gang storm into Mason's home and thinking he is Dan Dreiberg, they kill him. His body is dicovered by kids.[43]
On Mars, Jon reveals to Laurie 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".

November Edit

1 Edit

November Edit

2 Edit

  • Rorschach and Nite Owl II break into Veidt's office, uncovering his crimes, and go to Karnak, but not before Rorschach mails his journal.[79]
  • 2:40: A postman brings the mail (including Rorschach's journal) to the offices of the New Frontiersman.[79]
  • Pale Horse perform with Krystalnacht at Madison Square Garden.
  • 11:14-8 :Veidt watches his tv wall and records.[29] (dialogue says 11:18, the panel shows 11:14)
  • 11:20: Aline meets Joey outside the Promethean.[29]
  • 11:24: Det. Fine goes to interfere.[29]
  • Wade Tillman travels to a carnival in Hoboken, New Jersey on a missionary trip as the clock strikes closer to doomsday. 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.
  • 11:25: Veidt presses the button teleporting the monster.[29]
  • 3 million killed in New York City after Veidt teleports a giant, telepathic, genetically engineered squid into midtown Manhattan. The ensuing chaos averts World War III and ushers in a new era of global cooperation..[29][82]
  • Across the Hudson River in Hoboken, NJ, young Wade Tillman survives the psychic shockwave unleashed by the squid, and is severely traumatized.
  • Adrian Veidt kills his servants.[29]
  • 11:44: Nite Owl and Rorschach enter Veidt's room. After fighting, he explains his plan and he had activated the transmission, initiating the final stage of his sinister plot, "35 minutes ago."[29]

November Edit

3 Edit

  • 00:00: Laurie and Jon return to earth and see the devastation.[82]
  • Laurie and Jon arrive at Karnak. Adrian attempts to kill Jon in the same way he was reborn as Dr. Manhattan, decimating him and Bubastis.
  • Laurie shoots at Adrian, who catches the bullet and knocks her to the ground.
  • Jon returns, lashing out and destroying much of Adrian's estate.
  • Having witnessed the media's response to the alleged alien invasion, Adrian convincing his fellow masks that revealing his atrocities would destroy the newly achieved atmosphere of peace between The United States and Russia. All agree to remain silent, exceeding Rorschach who storms out, refusing to cooperate.
  • Seeing the potential outcomes of Rorschach's assured upcoming actions, Jon kills Rorschach. In the movie, Nite Owl II witnesses it.
  • Doctor Manhattan decides to leave Earth with the intention of creating life of his own; he teleports to Europa 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.

December Edit

25 Edit

Laurie Juspeczyk and Dan Dreiberg visits Sally Jupiter under their new identities.[82]

1986Edit

March Edit

23rd Edit

July Edit

1987 Edit

  • 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.

June Edit

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

1988Edit

1992 Edit

1993Edit

  • 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.[85]
  • 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 Nixon and Ford administrations.

January Edit

20th Edit

  • Robert Redford is officially sworn in as President of the United States.

21st Edit

1994 Edit

  • Matthew Wayne Crawford dies in the line of duty as an Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer.
  • Steven Spielberg releases Pale Horse, a film about the Dimensional Incursion Event.

1995 Edit

April Edit

15th Edit

April Edit

25th Edit

  • 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.

April Edit

28th Edit

1996 Edit

1999 Edit

2000 Edit

2001 Edit

  • 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 NFPF, further adding to his administration's records as a supporter of the arts.

2002 Edit

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

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.

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.
  • Trieu Industries introduces Nostalgia to the market.

2008 Edit

2009 Edit

June Edit

December Edit

13th Edit

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.

2010 Edit

December Edit

14th 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

2016 Edit

December Edit

14th Edit

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

24th Edit

  • 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.
  • 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. The amendment is enforced by Tulsa and other cities across the country.
  • 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.

December Edit

14th Edit

2018 Edit

2019 Edit

August Edit

29th Edit

  • The IBM NetVista X41 is introduced to the FBI's Anti-Vigilante Task Force by Director James Doyan.[85]

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.

3rd Edit

8th Edit

9th Edit

10th Edit

15th Edit

  • Dale Petey writes another memo.
  • The Crawfords have dinner at Cal and Angela Abar’s house.

16th Edit

17th Edit

  • Ben Woodward of the Washington Post-Intelligencer Content Network releases an article regarding 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 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.

18th Edit

19th Edit

20th Edit

21st Edit

22nd Edit

October Edit

1st Edit

  • Dale Petey is fired from the FBI and his employment by the Anti-Vigilante Task Force is terminated.

November Edit

4th Edit

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 Chapter IV: Watchmaker
  2. Chapter I page 10 panel 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Before Watchmen: Minutemen 06
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 Under the Hood: Chapter IV
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Under_the_Hood:_Chapter_I
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 Chapter II: Absent Friends
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Sally Jupiter clippings
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Before Watchmen: Minutemen 02
  10. 10.0 10.1 Before Watchmen: Minutemen #01
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 Before Watchen: Dr. Manhattan #01
  12. 12.0 12.1 Before Watchen: Dr. Manhattan #03
  13. 13.0 13.1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3266870980/
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 Watchmen: The Film Companion
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Before Watchmen: Moloch 01
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 Early History of Walter Kovacs
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Under the Hood: Chapter II
  18. This Extraordinary Being
  19. This Extraordinary Being
  20. This Extraordinary Being
  21. This Extraordinary Being
  22. 22.00 22.01 22.02 22.03 22.04 22.05 22.06 22.07 22.08 22.09 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 Chapter III
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Under the Hood: Chapter III
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Historical date
  25. 25.0 25.1 Walter Kovacs' arrest file
  26. 26.00 26.01 26.02 26.03 26.04 26.05 26.06 26.07 26.08 26.09 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 Chapter VI: The Abyss Gazes Also
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Before Watchmen: Minutemen 03
  28. My Parents
  29. 29.00 29.01 29.02 29.03 29.04 29.05 29.06 29.07 29.08 29.09 29.10 29.11 Chapter XI
  30. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3197364672/
  31. Before Watchmen: Minutemen 04
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 Before Watchmen: Minutemen 05
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 Under the Hood: Chapter V
  34. 34.00 34.01 34.02 34.03 34.04 34.05 34.06 34.07 34.08 34.09 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 Chapter I: At Midnight, All the Agents...
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 Treasure Island Treasury of Comics
  36. The text gives 1963 but this is obviously wrong as Kovacs had left Charlton Home by then.
  37. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3211849169/
  38. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3211850951/
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #02
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #01
  41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3212500857/
  42. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3213340608/
  43. 43.00 43.01 43.02 43.03 43.04 43.05 43.06 43.07 43.08 43.09 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 Chapter VIII: Old Ghosts
  44. Supposing this refers to the match against the San Francisco 49ers. See 1963_New_York_Giants_season#Schedule
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 Before Watchmen: Comedian #01
  46. Wikipedia:1963_Cleveland_Browns_season
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 Before Watchmen: Comedian #02
  48. Wikipedia:Muhammad_Ali_vs._Sonny_Liston
  49. This must refer to the controversial "ghost" attack. See Wikipedia:Gulf_of_Tonkin_incident#Second_attack
  50. Wikipedia:Watts riots
  51. 51.0 51.1 Before Watchmen: Comedian #03
  52. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named nine
  53. 53.00 53.01 53.02 53.03 53.04 53.05 53.06 53.07 53.08 53.09 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 Chapter VII: A Brother to Dragons
  54. She was six years old when she was killed in summer 1975; hence she was born before or by summer.
  55. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5cInmK6LQ
  56. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3220349258/
  57. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3235212490/
  58. The image released by the movie merchandise mistakenly gives the date as 1970
  59. 59.0 59.1 Watchmen: The End Is Nigh
  60. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3246779475/
  61. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3250581446
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 Nova Express interview
  63. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3272365896/
  64. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3314458022/
  65. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3274005299/
  66. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named FBI
  67. 67.0 67.1 67.2 New Frontiersman draft
  68. A God Walks into Abar
  69. 69.00 69.01 69.02 69.03 69.04 69.05 69.06 69.07 69.08 69.09 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 Chapter V
  70. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3284945162/
  71. Blood from the Shoulder of Pallas
  72. The last gubernatorial elections were in 1983, and according to Chapter IX Ronald Reagan is Governor as of 1985.
  73. The Computer and You - MEMO[1]
  74. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3308946065/
  75. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3325581305/
  76. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TShz4VsKeso
  77. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3326470760/
  78. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3313632123/
  79. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named ten
  80. Little Fear of Lightning
  81. See How They Fly
  82. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named twelve
  83. Ozymandias correspondence
  84. Ozymandias correspondence
  85. 85.0 85.1 Peteypedia. contents://File 1. MEMO: The Computer and You
  86. See How They Fly
  87. This Extraordinary Being
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.