The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1689

Santa Claus The Fifteenth dies. (Arthur Christmas)

1690

William III and Queen Mary hold a pig funeral - mourners included Dr Pea and Sir Nicholas Sheet-Lightning. (London - The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse)

1691

Chronicle of Zealot ends. (Amityville, New York - The Amityville Horror)

The Warlock is taken captive by the witch-hunter Giles Redferne. He is sentenced to death for his activities, including the bewitching of Redferne's bride-to-be, but before the execution Satan appears and propels the Warlock forward in time to 20th century Los Angeles, California. Redferne follows through the portal. (Boston, Massachusetts - Warlock)

1692

John and Lizzy Proctor, plus several others, are convicted of witchcraft and put to death because of a babysitter scandal. (Salem Village, Mass - The Crucible)

1693

31st October: Three witches suck out the life of Emily Binx, turn her brother Thackery into a cat and get hanged. (Salem, Massachusetts - Hocus Pocus)

1694

August: Mr Neville is hired to do 12 drawings of Mr Herbert's Estate by his wife. These include the house and surrounding grounds of the estate. (Somewhere within 6 days horse ride of Southhampton - The Draughtsman's Contract)

1699

4th May: Gulliver departs on his travels (Bristol - Gulliver's Travels)

1701

23rd May: British privateer William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, is hanged for piracy and murder . (London, England - Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl)

1st June: Asano Naganori of Ako, enraged by continued derogatory comments, attacks and injures Kiro Yoshinaka, the corrupt Kozuke-no-suke of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi's shogunate; since violence of any kind is forbidden within the walls of Edo Castle, Asano is sentenced to commit seppuku that same day. (Edo Castle, Japan - The 47 Ronin)

1702

13th December: In defiance of the Shogunate, 47 loyal Ako vassals led by Oishi, former Asano chamberlain, take revenge on Kiro Yoshinaka by attacking his residence and murdering him; in honorable fashion, they surrender themselves to Lord Hosokawa and await judgement. (Edo, Japan - The 47 Ronin)

1703

3rd February: After 50 days in custody, the 47 Ronin are sentenced to commit seppuku for the murder of Kira Yoshinaka. (Lord Hosakawa's mansion, Japan - The 47 Ronin)

31st July: Daniel Defoe is put in the pillory as punishment for seditious libel. (Robinson Crusoe)

1704

10th October: Predators arrive for their feasting ritual on xenomorphs and humans. (Alien Vs. Predator)

1706

Calpurnia Addams is burned as a witch. (The Addams Family)

1712

Connor MacLeod and Duncan rescue a stagecoach from bandits, and Duncan meets Kate. (Kildare, Ireland - Highlander: Endgame)

August: Agatha Prenderghast is accused of being a witch and hanged. Her seven accusers are cursed. (Blithe Hollows - ParaNorman)

1715

Duncan kills Kate MacLeod. (Ireland - Highlander: Endgame)

A Predator gains a pistol while hunting in the Roanoke colony. (Predator 2)

Rob Roy escapes the defeat of the clans. (Scotland - Rob Roy)

1719

Mr Forsythe puts a spell over the village. (Brigadoon - Brigadoon)

14th October: Giles Redferne dies. The third part of the Satanic book is buried with him. (Boston, Massachusetts - Warlock)

18th October: Giles Redferne dies at age 59. The third part of the Satanic book is buried with him. (Boston, Massachusetts - Warlock)

1720

Pirate Jack Sparrow frees a governor's daughter in the hope of regaining the Black Pearl. (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)

1721

11th April: David Zeisberger is born. (Zauchental, Moravia, near Ostrava (Czech Republic) - The Moravian Massacre)

1722

Captain Jack Sparrow is dragged to the depths of the sea along with his beloved ship, the Black Pearl, by the Kraken. (The Caribbean - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest)

1727

April: The poet Alexander Pope delivers the eulogy at Isaac Newton's funeral in Westminster Abbey. (London - The Da Vinci Code)

1734

Sir Thomas Bond, ancestor of James Bond, dies. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

1737

Long John Silver's brandy laid down by the brothers of Buckfast Abbey. (Muppet Treasure Island)

1738

4th February: By order of the Council, Jews are officially banned from the City of W (Stuttgart, Germany - Jew Süss)

16th April: General Sir Henry Clinton is born. (Newfoundland, Canada - The Pursuit of Happiness)

17th July: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille born. (Paris, France - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer)

1742

A year in a French dictionary next to the word "Garvie". (Taking Lives)

1743

Mer et Chandon a Epernay is founded. (Star Trek: Generations)

23rd February: Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of Europe's most prominent banking empire is born. (Frankfurt, Germany - Rothschilds, Die)

1745

24th December: Benjamin Rush is born. (Byberry Township, Pennsylvania - Independence)

1746

27th November: Robert Livingston is born. (Clermont, New York - 1776)

1748

Taverne Du Chat Noir is established. (New Orleans, Louissianna - Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles)

1749

A water-logged lifeboat is found in the sea. (South of the Tuamotu Archipelago - King Kong)

1750

The Mission. (Argentina/Paraguay/Brazil - The Mission)

1752

31st January: Gouverneur Morris is born. (A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation)

1753

Casanova narrowly escapes execution. (Venice - Casanova)

4th August: George Washington becomes a Master Mason, the highest basic rank in the secret fraternity of Freemasonry. (Fredericksburg, Virginia - National Treasure)

1754

Start of the Seven Years War. (Barry Lyndon)

1757

During the French and Indian War, the last of Mohicans tries to save Cora and Alice Munro from Hurons. (The Last of the Mohicans)

11th January: Alexander Hamilton is born. (Charleston, Nevis, British Empire - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)

9th August: After battle, the winning French general agrees to allow the British leader, Col. Munro, to surrender the fort and march his English troops and settlers to another English fort. (Fort William Henry, upstate New York - The Last of the Mohicans)

10th August: Native American tribes allied with the French massacre British troops as they relocate to a new fort. (The Last of the Mohicans)

1758

28th April: James Monroe is born. (Westmoreland County, Virginia - The Monroe Doctrine)

17th October: Darwin writes of the difference between pigeons. (Creation)

1759

24th August: William Wilberforce born. (Great Britain - Amazing Grace)

1760

Joshua and Naomi Collins, along with their son Barnabas, sail to North America. (Liverpool, England - Dark Shadows)

Mr Earnshaw takes in an orphan boy, Heathcliff. (Wuthering Heights)

1761

The Collins family, now living in the fishing port they established, begin building Collinwood Manor. (Collinsport, Maine - Dark Shadows)

Mozart writes a song. (The Wrong Man)

1763

End of the Seven Years War, er, nine years later. Apparently. (Barry Lyndon)

1764

Mr Edward Magorium, toy aficionado, avid shoe-wearer, is born. (Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium)

1765

A mysterious beast kills hundreds of people. (South-west France - Brotherhood of the Wolf)

1766

Louis de Pointe du Lac born. (France - Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles)

The town of Adamant is established. (Adamant, Vermont - What Lies Beneath)

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