The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1874

Arsene Lupin, future jewelry thief born. (Blois, France - Arsène Lupin)

Bart becomes the first black Sheriff in the West at the order of Hedley Lemar. (The American West - Blazing Saddles)

Frieda Eichman is born. (Austria - The Gorgon)

The Grasshopper Plague of Kansas. (Kansas - Man of Steel)

Dr. Henry Jekyll conducts experiments concerning human personalities that turn him into Edward Hyde. (London, England - The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll)

8th March: Millard Fillmore dies. (Buffalo, New York - The Monroe Doctrine)

8th June: Apache Chief Cochise dies. (Southeastern Arizona - Taza, Son of Cochise)

6th August: Law officers kill Jim Reed, the first husband of the famous bandit queen Belle Starr. (Belle Starr)

10th August: Herbert Hoover is born. (West Branch, Iowa - The Day the Bubble Burst)

23rd November: Hilda Bouverie kicks off her triumphant European tour singing "Lucia di Lammermoor" at the Teatro del Corso. (Bologna, Italy - Stingeree)

1875

A man who becomes the nineteenth Santa Claus is born. (Arthur Christmas)

Money is printed, later to be held for an emergency by Doc Brown. (Back to the Future Part II)

Black slave Cassie Brown murders the three white children in her charge. (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

18 year-old Tristan Thorn goes through the wall to catch a fallen star to deliver to his beloved Victoria; an evil witch chases after the star, Evaine, as do the few remaining princes to discover who will be the next king. (Wall - Stardust)

14th January: Albert Schweitzer is born (Haut-Rhin, France - Schweitzer)

3rd June: Georges Bizet dies. (Paris, France - The Doors)

20th June: Mountain man Joe Meek dies. (Oregon - Bridger)

31st October: Annabelle Carson is born. (Texas - Texas Chainsaw 3D)

1876

Leopold, Duke of Albany, is accidentally transported to 2001. (New York, New York - Kate & Leopold)

Captain Nathan Algren arrives in Japan. (Japan - The Last Samurai)

The soon-to-be-villainous El Guapo is born. (Mexico - Three Amigos)

Carl starts working on compressed magma from Mount Vesuvius. (Van Helsing)

12th January: Jack London is born. (San Francisco, California - Jack London)

19th April: A commission votes not to rehire policeman Wyatt Earp after he beats up a candidate for County Sheriff. (Wichita, Kansas - Wyatt Earp)

24th April: Erich Raeder, future commander of the German Navy, is born. (Nuremberg)

28th April: Brooklyn Bridge is unveiled. (Kate & Leopold)

22nd June: General Santa Anna dies. (Mexico City - Heroes of the Alamo)

26th June: Major Marcus Reno takes command of 7th Cavalry. (southern Montana - Custer of the West)

4th July: Jonah Hex defeats Quentin Turnbull, stopping Turnbull's plan to destroy Washington D.C. (Washington D.C. - Jonah Hex)

4th July: At the Centennial Rifle Shoot, judged by Wyatt Earp, Lin McAdam wins a Winchester rifle after shooting a hole through a postage stamp affixed to a coin-sized trinket while in mid air; loser Dutch Henry Brown ambushes Lin and steals the rifle. (Dodge City, Kansas - Winchester '73)

2nd August: "Wild Bill" Hickok is murdered. (Deadwood, South Dakota - Wild Bill)

1877

8th January: Crazy Horse and his warriors--outnumbered, low on ammunition and forced to use outdated weapons to defend themselves--fight their final losing battle against the U.S. Cavalry. (Montana - They Died with Their Boots On)

5th May: Sitting Bull and a band of followers cross into Canada hoping to find safe haven from the U.S. Army. (Sitting Bull)

10th May: Rutherford B. Hayes has first phone installed in White House. (Washington, D.C. - Buffalo Bill)

15th June: Henry O. Flipper is 1st African-American to graduate from U.S. Military Academy. (West Point, New York - The Trial of the Moke)

21st June: "Molly Maguires" hung for murder. (Pennsylvania - The Molly Maguires)

17th August: Billy the Kid wounds a blacksmith who dies the next day. (Arizona - Young Guns)

23rd August: Texas Rangers arrest John Wesley Hardin. (Florida - The Texas Rangers)

5th September: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse (Ft. Robinson, Nebraska - They Died with Their Boots On)

31st December: Billy The Kid first meets Pat Garrett. (Young Guns)

1878

Josaphina Hoffman is born. (The Gorgon)

1st January: John Tunstall is assassinated by Murphy's henchmen while hunting a pheasant. (Young Guns)

26th July: Assistant Marshal Wyatt Earp trades shots with a band of drunken cowboys, fatally wounding one of them. (Dodge City - Wyatt Earp)

17th August: Faced with the miscarriage of Count Vronsky's baby, Anna Karenina sends her estranged husband, Alexei Karenin, an urgent telegram readng: "I am dying. I beg...I implore you to come. I shall die easier with your forgiveness." Karenin makes arrangements to return to St. Petersburg on the overnight train. (St. Petersburg, Russia - Anna Karenina)

18th August: Count Vronsky arrives at the Karenin home just in time to witness the near-death reconciliation between Anna and Alexei. After Alexei Karenin orders him from their house, Vronsky goes home and makes a failed suicide attempt. (St. Petersburg, Russia - Anna Karenina)

18th December: John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires, is executed. (Pennsylvania - The Molly Maguires)

1879

Billy the Kid is kidnapped and taken to the future. (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)

Chester A Arthur nominated Vice-President of the United States of America. (Die Hard: With a Vengeance)

Josaphina Steiner is born. (The Gorgon)

At Vardon Cottage, a boy sees men golfing. (Isle of Jersey, England - The Greatest Game Ever Played)

Zulu retreat, and someone runs off with officer Perkins' right leg. (Natal/Glasgow - The Meaning of Life)

Lillian Crabtree is born. (Louisville, Kentucky - The Return of the Living Dead)

22nd January: Pursuing American soldiers badly beat Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife and his people as they make a desperate bid for freedom. In doing so, the soldiers effectively crushed the so-called Dull Knife Outbreak. (Custer of the West)

22nd January: After the Battle of Isandlwana, 139 soldiers hold off 4000 Zulu warriors in a 12hr battle, winning 11 Victoria Crosses. (Rorke's Drift - Zulu)

25th March: Little Wolf surrenders to his friend Lieutenant W.P. Clark. (Ride Out for Revenge)

19th July: Doc Holliday commits his first murder, killing a man for shooting up his New Mexico saloon. (New Mexico - Wyatt Earp)

28th August: King Cetshwayo, the last great ruler of Zululand, is captured by the British following his defeat in the British-Zulu War. (Zulu Dawn)

4th November: Will Rogers is born. (Oklahoma - The Story of Will Rogers)

1880

Seamus and Maggie McFly arrive emigrate from Ireland to America. (Back to the Future Part III)

Madeleine Ernestine is born. (Bride of Frankenstein)

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