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1918

Sunday 14th July: Quentin Roosevelt is shot down and killed by a German Fokker plane. (Marne River, France. - The Wind and the Lion)

Wednesday 17th July: Czar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their children are shot to death by the Bolsheviks during the 1917 Russian Revolution, which brought Communism to Russia. (Russia - Nicholas and Alexandra)

Thursday 18th July: Nelson Mandela is born. (Mvezo, South Africa - Invictus)

August: A battle takes place and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band shows up. (Fleu'de Coup - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

October: Paul Baumer is killed a month before the Armistice ending The Great War. (All Quiet on the Western Front)

October: T.E. Lawrence and Prince Feisal conquer Damascus; Lawrence returns to Britain. (Lawrence of Arabia)

Tuesday 8th October: Alvin C. York is credited with single-handedly killing 25 German soldiers and capturing 132 in the Argonne Forest. (France - Sergeant York)

Tuesday 8th October: American troops rush the German trenches, incurring heavy losses due to German machine gun nests. Sgt. Alvin York, being the only noncom left alive, assumes command and turns the German trenches into a turkey shoot. (Corday, France - Sergeant York)

November: As the Great War ends in Germany, art dealer Max Rothman befriends art student Adolf Hitler. (Max)

Monday 4th November: British poet Wilfred Owen is killed in action. (Sambre Canal - War Requiem)

Monday 11th November: Benjamin Button is born. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Wednesday 27th November: Stockbroker Richard Hardy is arrested for the shooting and attempted murder of Burmese Ivory King Hishuru Tori. Hardy is merely taking the fall for his wife Edith, who shot Tori, to whom she owed $10,000, in order to thwart a rape attempt after he had branded her shoulder. (New York, New York - The Cheat)

Wednesday 4th December: Woodrow Wilson departs on the first European trip by a U.S. President. (Wilson)

1919

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

Walter Collins born. (Changeling)

The last double-fault final-play elimination in a Dodgeball tournament. (Helsinki, Finland - Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story)

The Dolly Sisters reunite for one final performance as part of an All Star Benefit for The Actors' Guild at the Manhattan Opera House. (New York - The Dolly Sisters)

Seven Chicago White Sox players throw the World Series - Shoeless Joe Jackson's involvement is never proved. (Field of Dreams)

Frederico 'Freddy' Corleone born. (The Godfather)

James Allen comes home from World War I to find a struggling economy. He has a hard time frinding the various jobs he had before the war. He accidentally becomes involved with a robbery and is sentenced to a Southern chain gain. Allen escapes and heads up to CHicago. He becomes a successful in the construction business, but his properitor, Marie Woods, learns of his secrets, she blackmails him into an unhappy marriage. Allen falls in love with Helen. In return for Allens' proposal to a divorce, Marie turns him in to the authorities.Allen is once again sent to a chain gang. There he escapes again. The hardened Allen avoids several manhunts and makes his way up North where he becomes a tax consultant. The film portrays the harsh conditions of the Southern Chain gangs. Three weeks after the films' release, Gerogian authoraties learn of his wherebouts and arrest him as a fugutive. The then New Jersey govenor refused to extradict him. The film was successful in prion reform. By 1937 Georgia outlawed its chain gangs. Burns returns to Goeogia in 1945 to have his sentence revokes and civil liberties restored. The film itsef was banned in Georgia. (various locations - I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang)

Mel Stein is born. (Los Angeles, CA - I Love You, Man)

Penny Rose Mansfield is born. (New York City, New York - Kick-Ass 2)

The Opera Populaire's public auction, inc. Lot 666, the chandelier in pieces; Raoul buys the music box for Christine's grave where the Phantom places her engagement ring. (Paris - The Phantom of the Opera)

Lyle Straight born. (The Straight Story)

The Donahues perform "When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam'" at a vaudeville theater. With their very young son, they are The Three Donahues. (There's No Business Like Show Business)

January: The Irish War of Independence is fought against the United Kingdom. (Ireland - Michael Collins)

Sunday 13th April: The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre was named after the Jallianwala Bagh (Garden) in the northern Indian city of Amritsar where, on April 13, 1919, 90 British Indian Army soldiers under the command of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer opened fire on a peaceful religious gathering of Sikh men, women and children. The firing lasted for 10 to 15 minutes, until they ran out of ammunition. (Amritsar, India - Rang De Basanti)

Saturday 3rd May: Emil Gower receives a telegram informing him that his son has died from influenza. (It's a Wonderful Life)

Friday 16th May: Liberace is born. (West Allis, Wisconsin - Rock 'n' Roll Frankenstein)

Wednesday 18th June: An American abroad in China, Allen Turner, is urgently summoned home to the U.S. by his father, forcing him to make the difficult decision to leave behind his pregnant Chinese wife, Lotus Flower. (China - The Toll of the Sea)

Saturday 28th June: Harry S. Truman marries Elizabeth Virginia Wallace. (Independence, Missouri - MacArthur)

Tuesday 15th July: Iris Murdoch is born. (Dublin, Ireland - Iris)

Friday 1st August: Attorney General Alexander Mitchell Palmer puts J. Edgar Hoover in charge of the General Intelligence Division. (Washington, D.C. - J. Edgar)

Saturday 9th August: Ralph Houk is born. (Lawrence, Kansas - 61*)

Tuesday 19th August: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson appears personally before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to argue in favor of its ratification of the Versailles Treaty, the peace settlement that ended the First World War. (Wilson)

October: The Chicago White Sox conspire to throw the World Series. (Eight Men Out)

Wednesday 1st October: Chicago White Sox lose Game 1 of World Series. (Cincinnati, Ohio - Eight Men Out)

Thursday 2nd October: Chicago White Sox lose Game 2 of World Series. (Cincinnati, Ohio - Eight Men Out)

Friday 3rd October: Chicago White Sox win Game 3 of World Series. (Chicago, Illinois - Eight Men Out)

Saturday 4th October: Chicago White Sox lose Game 4 of World Series. (Chicago, Illinois - Eight Men Out)

Monday 6th October: Chicago White Sox lose Game 5 of World Series. (Chicago, Illinois - Eight Men Out)

Tuesday 7th October: Chicago White Sox win Game 6 of World Series. (Cincinnati, Ohio - Eight Men Out)

Wednesday 8th October: Chicago White Sox win Game 7 of World Series. (Cincinnati, Ohio - Eight Men Out)

Thursday 9th October: Chicago White Sox lose 8th and final game of 1919 World Series. (Chicago, Illinois - Eight Men Out)

Friday 10th October: Harold Abrahams meets Aubrey Montague at their first day at Caius College. (Cambridge - Chariots of Fire)

December: Harry Bailey drowns while sledging, or is saved by his brother George, timeline-dependent. (Bedford Falls, New York - It's a Wonderful Life)

Friday 12th December: Tristan writes to Susannah telling her how he has become a hunter and that she should marry another man. (Legends of the Fall)

1920

Emmett L Brown born. (Hill Valley, CA - Back to the Future Part III)

Eric Liddell begins running seriously. (Scottish Highlands - Chariots of Fire)

Charles Foster Kane runs for governor but loses after being caught in sex-scandal with a young starlet. (Citizen Kane)

Traudl Junge - future secretary to Adolf Hitler - is born. (Germany - Downfall)

The 'City of Albany' central train derails killing hundreds of people, later to become a ghost train. (New York - Ghostbusters)

Michael Corleone born; Theresa, Tom Hagen's future wife, born. (The Godfather)

At a dinner in his honour, Rasputin is poisoned, shot, stabbed, clubbed, castrated and drowned - he survives them all. (Hellboy)

Irving Steinbloom (future country music mogul) born. (A Mighty Wind)

Gerald Tovar is born. (Night of the Living Dead 3D)

Max Schrek, the last remaining vampire, cast as Nosferatu, a movie vampire based on Bram Stoker's creature; vampires saved from extinction and unleashed on modern society. (Romania - Shadow of the Vampire)

Drayton Sawyer is born. (Newt, Texas - Texas Chainsaw 3D)

Saturday 3rd January: Babe Ruth purchased by the New York Yankees from the Boston Red Sox. (The Babe)

Saturday 3rd January: Clive Candy is appointed commanding officer of troops in North China and relinquishes the temporary rank of Brigadier-General. (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

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