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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)

25th June: Serial-Murderer, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, returns to his beloved Paris where - after dousing himself in the distilled perfume of 13 virgins - he is loved, literally, into oblivion. (Paris, France - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer)

1769

16th July: Father Junipero Serra founds the first Catholic mission in California on the site of present-day San Diego. (San Diego, California - Seven Cities of Gold)

1770

7th April: William Wordsworth is born. (Lake District, England - Pandaemonium)

1771

The Huntsman's Den is established. (He's Just Not That Into You)

24th December: Barbara Ann Spooner, future wife of William Wilberforce, born. (England - Amazing Grace)

1772

Windsor Plantation built. Noah would later buy and renovate it. (Seabrook Island, South Carolina - The Notebook)

1773

Catherine Beaufort Frankenstein dies giving birth to William. (Geneva, Switzerland - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein)

9th February: William Henry Harrison is born. (Virginia - Tecumseh)

1774

12th August: Robert Southey is born. (Bristol, England - Pandaemonium)

1775

24th May: John Hancock is elected president of the Second Continental Congress . (The Rebels)

10th June: John Adams proposes a Continental Army. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The Rebels)

17th June: Battle of Bunker Hill begins. (Boston, Massachusetts - Valley Forge)

27th June: Continental Congress resolves that Major Gen Philip J. Schuyler travel to Forts Ticonderoga and Crown Point to examine the troops, their supplies and their ability to navigate Lakes Champlain and George. (Alexander Hamilton)

23rd July: Eug (A small town approximately 50 miles from Paris, France - A Scandal in Paris)

10th November: The U.S. Marine Corps is born. (Tun Tavern, Philadelphia - Jarhead)

16th December: Jane Austen born. (Becoming Jane)

1776

Barnabas Collins rejects his family's servant, Angelique Bouchard. Being a witch, she exacts her revenge by putting a spell on his lover Josette du Pres that makes her walk off a cliff. Barnabus turns into a vampire and is buried in a coffin by an angry mob. (Collinsport, Maine - Dark Shadows)

At the gravesite of his mother, Victor Frankenstein vows to "put a stop" to death. (Geneva, Switzerland - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein)

3rd March: Silas Deane, Connecticut delegate to the Continental Congress, leaves for France on a secret mission. (La Fayette)

14th March: Alexander Hamilton receives his commission as Captain of a New York artillery company. (Alexander Hamilton)

29th March: General George Washington appoints Major General Israel Putnam commander of the troops in New York. (The Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds)

29th April: General George Washington orders Brigadier General Nathanael Greene to take command of Long Island and set up defensive positions against a possible British attack on New York City. (The Scarlet Coat)

12th June: The Virginia Convention, unanimously adopts George Mason (Williamsburg, Virginia - A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation)

29th June: Edward Rutledge expresses his reluctance to declare independence from Britain in a letter to the like-minded John Jay of New York . (1776)

July: Patriot Lou brings Nick, Jacob, and Adam Jr. to found America. (Washington D.C. - Hot Tub Time Machine 2)

4th July: Second Continental Congress formally adopts Declaration of Independence. (1776)

4th July: Declaration of Independence is signed. (Philadelphia, PA - 1776)

4th July: Declaration of Independence. (Vertigo)

1777

28th January: John Burgoyne submits an ill-fated plan to the British government to isolate New England from the other colonies. (The Devil's Disciple)

13th June: Marquis de Lafayette arrives with the intent to serve as General George Washington (South Carolina - Jefferson in Paris)

6th August: General Nicholas Herkimer falls at the Battle of Oriskany. (Rome, New York - Drums Along the Mohawk)

1778

The future guard of Wall is born. (Stardust)

23rd April: John Paul Jones burns Whitehall. (London - John Paul Jones)

18th June: 15,000 British troops under General Sir Henry Clinton evacuate Philadelphia. (Yorktown)

17th September: Mohawk Indian chief and British Loyalist leader Joseph Brant leads a force of 150 Iroquois Indians and 300 British Loyalists under the command of Captain William Caldwell in a surprise attack on the area of German Flats, New York. (Herkimer, New York - Divided Loyalties)

1779

Gracie Mansion is built. (New York City, New York - Ghostbusters 2)

January: A Hessian Horseman Mercenary is killed by militia. The men chop off his head with his own sword and bury it with his body in the Western Woods. (The Western Woods of the Hudson Highlands hamlet of Sleepy Hollo - Sleepy Hollow)

1st June: Benedict Arnold is court-martialled. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor)

1780

Lestat becomes a vampire. (Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles)

29th September: British spy John Andr (Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor)

1781

Baltimore is founded. (Alien Nation)

17th January: Benjamin Martin defeats the British by running into enemy fire armed with a flag; people follow him, and luckily some have guns. (Cowpens (modern-day South Carolina) - The Patriot)

25th April: British General Lord Charles Cornwallis retreats after being defeated at Guilford Courthouse by 4,500 Continental Army soldiers and militia under the command of American Major General Nathanael Greene. (Wilmington, North Carolina - The Patriot)

1782

5th December: Martin Van Buren is born. (Kinderhook, New York - Amistad)

1783

Connor MacLeod stabbed over 8 times in a duel - and survives. (boston common - Highlander)

1784

Lament Configuration (black puzzle box) was commissioned from Philip Lemarchand by the Duc de l'Isle (Hellraiser: Bloodline)

28th February: John Wesley charters the first Methodist Church in the United States. (John Wesley)

26th June: Caesar Rodney dies. (Kent County, Delaware - 1776)

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