The Movie Timeline - it's like a timeline, but of movies


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1901

22nd January: Queen Victoria dies. (Mrs. Brown)

22nd January: J.B. Books, famous shootist, rides into town. (Carson City, NE - The Shootist)

29th January: J.B. Books dies from gunshot wounds during a shoot-out. (Carson City, NE - The Shootist)

22nd April: President William McKinley enlists Navy Lt. Richard L. Perry to secretly infiltrate a gang of bank robbers in order to discover the identity of their ringleader who resides somewhere high in the ranks of the federal government. (Washington D.C. - This is My Affair)

7th May: Gary Cooper is born. (Helena, Montana - Marlene)

20th June: Edward Cullen born. (Twilight)

27th July: Rudy Vallee is born. (Island Point, Vermont - Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees)

1902

Santa Claus The Nineteenth is born. (Arthur Christmas)

Myra Langtry has lunch with Addison Sims of Seattle. (The Grifters)

Cyrus Rooney creates the first primitive thinking machine out of the brain of a pig. (John Dies at the End)

After many rejections, Beatrix Potter has her book 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' picked up by publishers Frederick Warne & Company. (London - Miss Potter)

Andre Toulon creates his puppets (Cario Eygypt - Retro Puppet Master)

Daniel Plainview finds oil! (There Will Be Blood)

Somebody tries to get a jump on the real-estate boom. (Beverly Hills, CA - Timecop)

Town founded. (Perfection, Nevada - Tremors)

Tuesday 8th July: Gwendolyn B. Bennett is born. (Giddings, Texas - The Great Debaters)

Sunday 13th July: Leland "Buzz" Meeks is born. (Los Angeles, California - LA Confidential)

Sunday 13th July: Louise Ricks is found murdered in the coastal Kennerbunkpart home she shared with her granddaughter, Dorothy Ricks, and great-granddaughter, Maria Ricks. (Rockland, Maine - Offspring)

Monday 14th July: A newspaper article titled "GRANDMOTHER MURDERED, GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER MISSING" is published. It is about the Ricks family. The newspaper mistakenly says Friday. (Rockland, Maine - Offspring)

Monday 28th July: James Terrance Jupp is born. (Darkman II: The Return of Durant)

Wednesday 6th August: Dutch Schultz (born Arthur Flegenheimer) is born. (Bronx, New York - Portrait of a Mobster)

Monday 1st September: Le Voyage dans la lune (translated into English as A Trip to the Moon), a film made by Georges Melies and starring his future wife Jeanne d'Alcy, premiers. (Hugo)

1903

Peter Bailey starts running Building and Loan. (Bedford Falls, New York - It's a Wonderful Life)

Clive Candy shoots a lion. (East Africa - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

The Smith family have themselves a merry little Christmas, despite having to leave St Louis. (Meet Me in St. Louis)

John M. Johnson Jr. is born. (Night of the Living Dead 3D)

Alexander Hartdegen travels back in time 4 years to try to stop his fianc (The Time Machine)

Monday 16th March: Judge Roy Bean dies. (Langtry, Texas - The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean)

Monday 6th April: Mickey Cochrane is born. (Bridgewater, Massachusetts - Cobb)

Sunday 19th April: Eliot Ness is born. (Chicago, Illinois - The Untouchables)

Saturday 6th June: Carla Hoffman registers to become a citizen. (Vandorf, Germant - The Gorgon)

Friday 19th June: Lou Gehrig is born. (New York, New York - The Pride of the Yankees)

Saturday 18th July: The date on the flyer for the Wild West Show that Cogburn sent to Ross. (True Grit)

Wednesday 29th July: Gretchen Bouman registers to become a citizen. (Vandorf, Germant - The Gorgon)

Wednesday 12th August: Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn dies. (Jonesboro, Arkansas - True Grit)

Saturday 15th August: Mattie Ross arrives at the Wild West Show and discovers that Rooster had died 3 days earlier. (True Grit)

Thursday 22nd October: Tom Horn is hanged in Wyoming for the murder of Willie Nickell. (Wyoming - Tom Horn)

1904

Old whaling station left abandoned. (Antarctica - Alien Vs. Predator)

San Diego discovered by Germans, and named after a whale's vagina. (Anchorman)

Rick Blaine born. (New York - Casablanca)

Hercule Poirot resigns from Belgian police. (Belgium - Evil Under the Sun)

The United States decide to throw some weight around. (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

J.M.Barrie writes Peter Pan. (Finding Neverland)

Clive Candy shoots a warthog. (Sudan - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Brooks Hatlin enters Shawshank prison. (The Shawshank Redemption)

Tuesday 16th February: Howard W. Campbell, Jr. is born. (Schenectady, New York - Mother Night)

Monday 7th March: Jean Elizabeth Jupp is born. (Darkman II: The Return of Durant)

Monday 14th March: Frieda Eichman registers to become a citizen. (Vandorf, Germant - The Gorgon)

Wednesday 15th June: Side-Wheeler "General Slocum" catches fire in New York's East River, and over a thousand passengers perish. (East River, New York City, New York - Manhattan Melodrama)

Thursday 16th June: Stephen Dedelus and Leopold and Molly Bloom experience a day of life and discovery, among other things. (Dublin, Ireland - Bloom)

Thursday 16th June: James Joyce meets his future wife, Nora. (Nora)

Monday 7th November: 'The Tale of Two Bad Mice' by Beatrix Potter is published. (London - Miss Potter)

December: Beatrix Potter accepts a marriage proposal from her publisher, Norman Warne, at her parents' Christmas party. (Miss Potter)

1905

A city is established. (Western Texas - Big Fish)

Murders having to do with a Gorgon begin. (Vandorf, Germant - The Gorgon)

Tom Riddle Sr. is born. (Little Hangleton, England - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

Clive Candy shoots a rhinoceros. (East Africa - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

David 'Noodles' Aaronson and Maximilian Bercowicz born. (New York - Once Upon a Time in America)

Magician Oscar "Oz" Diggs finds out that Annie is going to marry John Gale. When he flies in his hot air balloon, he gets in a twister which takes him to a land called Oz. (Kansas - Oz the Great and Powerful)

According to Brooks Hatlin, this is the year he enters Shawshank prison. (The Shawshank Redemption)

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