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1924

Sunday 3rd February: Woodrow Wilson dies. (Washington, D.C. - Wilson)

Wednesday 9th April: Good-for-nothing George "Skeet" Burns reports (late) to the Marine Base in San Diego and is assigned to Sgt. O'Hara. (San Diego, CA - Tell It to the Marines)

Thursday 10th April: While feigning a variety of illnesses in order to avoid drill, Pvt. George "Skeet" Burns meets his future wife, Nurse Norma Dale. (San Diego, CA - Tell It to the Marines)

Tuesday 22nd April: Dr. Scott Mason Carter, a negro [sic] passing as white, moves to Keenham, New Hampshire to take over the practice of the late and beloved Dr. William Brackett. Dr. Carter's ethnicity is successfully kept hidden for 18 years. (Keenham, NH - Lost Boundaries)

Sunday 4th May: The Piscine des Tourelles is inaugurated. (Paris, France - Life of Pi)

Saturday 10th May: J. Edgar Hoover begins his legacy with the FBI. (Hoover)

Saturday 28th June: Aubrey Montague writes to his mother from the Carlton Hotel. (Broadstairs, Kent - Chariots of Fire)

July: Harold Abrahams wins the 100m dash and Eric Liddell wins the 400m race at the Olympics. (Paris - Chariots of Fire)

Monday 7th July: James Terrance Jupp and Jean Elizabeth Jupp die. (Darkman II: The Return of Durant)

Wednesday 1st October: Jimmy Carter is born. (Plains, Georgia - The Cayman Triangle)

Wednesday 24th December: Temperature drops 84 degrees in 12 hours. (Fairfield, Montana - Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman)

1925

In 1925 England, an Oxford student becomes involved in the complicated lives of British aristocrats. (Oxford, England - Brideshead Revisited)

John D. Truesdale is born. (Los Angeles, California - Drag Me To Hell)

The year on Claude Cabret's hip flask. (Hugo)

The Duluth Bulldogs football team is disbanded, the backers cite financial problems. (Leatherheads)

Professer Challenger, along with several companions, discovers a lost worls populated with prehistoric animals. (The Lost World - The Lost World)

The Majestic cinema opens. (The Majestic)

U.S. Army War College Study says, "Blacks are mentally inferior, by nature subservient, and cowards in the face of danger." (Red Tails)

Montague Davenport dies. (Louisville, Kentucky - The Return of the Living Dead)

Frank Wheeler born. (Revolutionary Road)

Dill Harris born. (To Kill A Mockingbird)

North Bend Psychiatric Hospital established. (North Bend, Oregon - The Ward)

Wednesday 28th January: Lucien Carr dies. (Washington, D.C. - Kill Your Darlings)

Saturday 14th February: Three men hunt for the treasure of the Sierra Madre. (Mexico - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)

Sunday 1st March: Lucien Carr is born. (New York City, New York - Kill Your Darlings)

Saturday 4th July: Edward Wilson's father commits suicide. (The Good Shepherd)

Saturday 4th July: The first regatta on the island happens. (Amity Island - Jaws)

Tuesday 7th July: Harriet Jupp dies. (Darkman II: The Return of Durant)

Monday 10th August: Arthur Nixon dies of tuberculosis. (Nixon)

Wednesday 7th October: Christy Mathewson dies. (Saranac Lake, New York - The Pride of the Yankees)

Monday 26th October: R.J. Mitchell's controversial new aircraft, Supermarine S.4, crashes into Chesapeake Bay at the Schneider International Seaplane Race when its pilot Geoffrey Crisp loses consciousness after maxing out at 230 mph. American flyer, Jimmy Doolittle, wins the race in his Curtis bi-plane at a top speed of 210 mph. (Baltimore, Maryland - The First of the Few)

Saturday 31st October: Prince Albert, the Duke of York, stammers through a speech at the close of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium. (London, England - The King's Speech)

Friday 20th November: Robert F Kennedy born. (Bobby)

1926

Walter E. Kurtz is born. (Apocalypse Now)

A soldier gets a flag off the top of a pole. (Captain America: The First Avenger)

James E Davis becomes Chief of Police (LA - Changeling)

On a tour of England, Harry Houdini meets scam psychic Msry McGarvie and her daughter Benji. Mary and Harry have an affair. (England - Death Defying Acts)

Westmore Middle School is established. (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules)

An entrance to the hollow earth is discovered in Antarctica; an expedition is sent into the entrance but never returns (Antarctica - Godzilla vs. Kong)

Cyrus Rooney dies in the alternate universe. A sentient creature appears and carries on Rooney's work. (Shit Narnia - John Dies at the End)

William Beebe gives the sloth's sense of taste, touch, sight, and hearing a rating of 2, and its sense of smell a rating of 3. (Life of Pi)

Evy saves Rick O'Connell from the gallows to lead an expedition to Hamunaptra, where they inadvertently resurrect High Priest Imhotep. (Cairo, Egypt - The Mummy)

Scout Finch born. (Maycomb, Alabama - To Kill A Mockingbird)

Al Capone files his last income tax return. (Chicago, Ill - The Untouchables)

3140 Carlyle St is built. (Los Angeles, California - We Bought a Zoo)

Sunday 14th February: Brigadier and Mrs Clive Candy attend a ball at Myrtle Bank Hotel, hosted by Lady Bembridge. (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Tuesday 18th May: Popular evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears. (Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California - Aimee Semple McPherson)

Thursday 3rd June: Irwen Allen Ginsberg is born. (Newark, New Jersey - Kill Your Darlings)

Thursday 12th August: Clive Candy places an ad thanking all those who have sent sympathies to him on his irreparable loss. (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Monday 23rd August: Rudoph Valentino dies after surgery for a perforated ulcer. (New York City - Good Night Valentino)

Thursday 2nd December: Alfred Hitchcock marries Alma Reville. (South Kensington, London, England - Hitchcock)

Thursday 9th December: Benny Goodman records his first solo, 16 bars of a song called "He's the Last Word." (The Benny Goodman Story)

Friday 31st December: Tom Marvolo Riddle, aka Voldemort, is born. (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

1927

Peter Pevensie is born. (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

Don Vito returns to avenge his father's murder; Constanzia 'Connie' Corleone born. (Sicily - The Godfather: Part II)

Walker's is established. (Iron Man 3)

Okinawa is much quieter. (Okinawa, Japan - The Karate Kid Part II)

Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness released in cinemas. (King Kong)

Ellis "Red" Redding arrives at Shawshank prison. (The Shawshank Redemption)

The Warner Brothers release the first talking picture "The Jazz Singer"; industry execs predict the new technology will not catch on. (Singin' in the Rain)

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