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Gregor Johann Mendel establishes the theory of hereditary traits through his work with pea plants.


The basic principles of Mendelian genetics are applied to the fruit fly.


Erik Lehnsherr is born. (Poland)


Wednesday 18th October: Lee Harvey Oswald is born. (New Orleans, Louisiana)


Charles Xavier starts hearing voices in his head.


Friday 15th January: The Pentagon is completed. (New York City, New York)


Charles Xavier realizes that the voices come from other people's heads.


Friday 23rd February: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. (Iwo Jima, Japan)


The Cold War begins.


Marie Ellen Dodge is born. (Dallas, Texas)


James D. Watson and Francis Crick discover the double helix structure.


Saturday 31st October: Lee Harvey Oswald defects to the Soviet Union. (Moscow, Russia)


Edwin Partridge resigns from the U.S. Army.

Friday 20th January: John F. Kennedy takes office. (Washington, D.C.)


A young Bolivar Trask hypothesizes the link between traceable higher-order brain function and certain genetic mutations.


January: Edwin Partridge alludes to the threat of mutants during a rally.

January: Jason Stryker, son of William Stryker, is born.

February: Erik Lehnsherr recruits Lee Harvey Oswald to kill General Edwin Partridge.

Wednesday 10th April: Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates Edwin Partridge.

July: Azazel and Tempest are slain by Project: WideAwake operatives. Records state that the mutant duo tried to ambush the operatives.

Saturday 23rd November: Lee Harvey Oswald is questioned by government agents.

Sunday 24th November: Lee Harvey Oswald is questioned by government agents before his death.

Wednesday 11th December: Warren Commission chairman Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren and committee member Gerald R. Ford conduct a personal meeting with Jack Ruby. (Dallas, Texas)


January: The CIA fully cooperates with JFK assassination investigators.

Monday 20th January: Jack Ruby is convicted of murder with malice and sentenced to death. (Dallas, Texas)

Wednesday 22nd January: Jack Ruby is admitted to Parkland hospital after prison medical staff diagnoses him with pneumonia. Cancer is discovered in his liver, lungs, and brain. He dies in operating room #5 - the same operating room in which Oswald had died two months prior. (Dallas, Texas)

Wednesday 22nd January: Jack Ruby is admitted to Parkland hospital after prison medical staff diagnoses him with pneumonia. Cancer is discovered in his liver, lungs, and brain. (Dallas, Texas)

Friday 24th January: Jack Ruby dies in operating room #5 - the same operating room in which Oswald had died two months prior. (Dallas, Texas)

February: Erik Lehnsherr's trial takes place the week after his arrest. He alludes to Kennedy's assassin not being him and not being a man.

Tuesday 4th February: Erik Lehnsherr is arrested for taking part in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. (Dallas, Texas)

Wednesday 5th February: The Warren Commission releases a report on the apprehension of Magneto in New York.


Charles Xavier opens the School for Gifted Youngsters. (New York City, New York)


Trask Industries is founded.

Trask Industries develops artificial limbs.


Trask Industries B3-VXC Archival Footage is filmed.

Trask Industries is commissioned to design and construct a unique holding cell using industrial-grade polymers and concrete that could effectively contain Lehnsherr.


Trask and Nixon take a secret meeting for 18 1/2 minutes. (Washington, D.C.)

February: Bolivar Trask is on the cover of this month's issue of Popular Mechanics.


The first genetically modified organism is created, a simple bacterium. Trask Industries unveils the Sentinel Program. Bolivar Trask says, "The mutant threat is the defining issue of our time. We can choose to stem the impending tide of extinction or we can stand by passively and allow it to wash away any remnants of our species."

Sunday 21st January: Orders from Trask industries to bring in Mutants are sent to Vietnam. This is later unsuccessful, as it results in Mystique, disguised as Colonel Sanders, stopping Major William Stryker and freeing Havoc, Toad, Ink, and another Mutant soldier.

Thursday 25th January: Peter Maximoff helps Charles Xavier, Hank McCoy, and Logan break his father, Erik Lehnsherr, out of the Pentagon. (Arlington County, Virginia)

Saturday 27th January: In one timeline, Mystique assassinates Bolivar Trask and is captured so that her DNA can be used to make more advanced Sentinels. In a new timeline, she is prevented from killing Trask. Magneto tries killing her to prevent a dystopian future, but Beast thwarts him. The three of them are seen by reporters. Wolverine leaves his past body briefly after seeing a younger William Stryker. (Paris, France)

Monday 29th January: Mystique thwarts Magneto's attempt to control the Sentinels to kill President Nixon and his cabinet. Professor X and Beast prevent Mystique from killing Trask. After being tossed into the Potomac River, Wolverine's future self returns to his future body in a new future. (Washington, D.C.)

Tuesday 30th January: Newspaper headline: "MUTANT SAVES PRESIDENT AND CABINET." Another article says, "Trask Arrested For Selling Military Secrets." Mystique, disguised as William Stryker, rescues Wolverine. (Potomac River)


FCMA has findings that will provide grounds to create the Homeland Mutant Response Division.

The Homeland Mutant Response Division is established.

Saturday 18th May: Congress passes Homeland Security Act, deploying Sentinels to the most densely populated cities in the U.S.


Charles Xavier appears before the U.S. House of Representatives in a private closed session, asking for mutant freedoms including integration and privacy. (Washington, D.C.)


Bolivar Trask revolutionizes the world of prosthetics through DNA-generated artificial limbs.

The Homeland Mutant Response Division is established two years after the FCMA has findings.


Sanger, Gilbert and Maxam sequence DNA for the first time.

Carey Morrison starts hosting the conspiracy theory radio show What If...?

Athletics officials adopt a genetic testing policy in partnership with Trask Industries in which no athletes carrying the mutant X-gene can compete in professional sporting events. This occurs following the investigation of Pietro Maximoff, Quicksilver, who broke 8 world records in track and field events.


Tuesday 20th January: A Sentinel is present at Ronald Reagan's presidential inauguration. (Washington, D.C.)


Gerald Ford is interviewed about the investigation of the JFK assassination.


Popular televangelist minister, Bob Bell, and his organization, “The Human Majority,” champion a strong anti-mutant movement. Among their principles is the belief that disease is God’s curse for mutant integration.


Peter Rasputin, who will later be known as Colossus, is born prematurely with a mutation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster. (Soviet Union)

Saturday 26th April: The Chernobyl nuclear power plant melts down, causing a spike in premature mutant expressions for generations. (Chernobyl, Ukraine)


Imprisoned Erik Lehnsherr tells a correctional facility officer to visit the infirmary. The next day, the officer is diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis. He is reassigned since there is too much iron in his blood.

A few renegade mutants knock down a mile-long section of the Berlin wall in an act of protest, killing 23 people and injuring over 200. The protest alarmed citizens of West Germany, sparking anti-mutant policies. The Berlin Wall stands today and East Germany has been designated as a mutant zone. (Berlin, Germany)


In partnership with Trask Industries, the FBI unveils a method of using DNA evidence at crime scenes to identify criminals. Off the record, Trask Industries also begins building a private Mutant Registry from this database of DNA, with plans to sell the information to wealthy world governments.


South Africa ushers in an era of acceptance and equality, becoming a safe haven for mutants. (South Africa)


Sanger, Gilbert and Maxam sequence DNA for the first time.

Genetically engineered food products enter the US market.

The Zapatista resistance, aided by mutant freedom fighters, engages in armed conflict against the Mexican government in Southern Mexico. (Southern Mexico)


By this time, Trask Industries has produced 8,732 Sentinel Mark Is for the governments of the United States, China, Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia, France, India and the United Kingdom.

An early attempt at the cure for the x-gene fails when animal testing goes awry, causing widespread sickness commonly referred to as Mad Cow Disease. (Southern Mexico)


Tuesday 30th November: A Sentinel is present at the Seattle World Trade Organization protests. (Seattle, Washington)


The U.S. Government contracts Trask Industries to build Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Camp is a detention center for mutants dangerous enough to be deemed national security threats. (Guantanamo Bay, Cuba)


Scientists with HGP publish the first complete map of the human genome.


President works with X-Men to rebuild Golden Gate Bridge and relations with mutants.


The U.S. erects a 2,000 mile long wall along the Mexican border. Politicians maintain that the structure is a necessary measure for the prevention of illegal immigration. Others contend that the wall is a last-ditch effort to contain Mexico’s growing population of mutant rebels. (American-Mexican Border)


After a string of breakouts from Camp X-Ray by high-powered mutants, Trask Industries develops a collar to inhibit mutant abilities.


Xavier’s School for Gifted youngsters closes. Trask Industries renovates the mansion into a research facility. (New York City, New York)


To protest the billion dollar “mutant cure” arms race led by Trask industries, Yashida Corp and other multinational pharmaceutical companies, Occupy Wall Street marches from the X-Mansion to Zuccotti Park. Sentinels attack the peaceful mutant demonstration. In the ensuing chaos, Warren Worthington III, the mutant known as “Angel,” is killed. (New York City, New York)


The CIA and Homeland Mutant Response Division release previously classified documents stating that the Cuban Missile Crisis was in fact orchestrated by a mutant and former Nazi named Sebastian Shaw.

Clarice Ferguson, Blink, is instrumental in smuggling 30 detained mutants out of Trask prison camps.


Trask Laboratories unveils groundbreaking ability to create a hybrid gene with mutant DNA.

Ellen Marie Dodge recalls witnessing Erik Lehnsherr's actions during the Kennedy assassination.

Responding to the rise of mutant rebels, Trask Laboratories unveils the next generation in its Sentinel line — the Sentinel Mark X. Among the new model’s many upgrades is its ability to shape shift and physically adapt to environments.

Monday 25th November: A website called The Bent Bullet publishes an article and posts a video about the JFK assassination.


Hank McCoy is dragged from his home and murdered by an angry mob of Human Majority protesters outside his home in upstate New York. (New York)


Dr. Gregory D. Burnett revolutionizes a method of growing synthetic stem cells.

Bishop, a Camp X-Ray escapee, builds a global network of mutant resistance dubbed the “Free Mutants.”


Trask Industries announces Sentinel Mark X program.


Sentinels attack mutants.

Shadowcat sends Wolverine's mind to the body of his 1973 self to prevent the dystopian future filled with Mutant-hunting Sentinels. Professor X later speaks to his past self. The temple is guarded by Magneto, Storm, Iceman, Colossus, Sunspot, Bishop, Blink, and Warpath, all of whom are killed before the timeline is altered. (China)


If propagated without limit, mutation may result in the eradication of the homo sapien species by this year, according to Trask Industries.

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