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Movie history events from 1899

Madeleine Ernestine dies. (Bride of Frankenstein)

A plague killed an entire village near what would be the archaeological dig site of a church fifty years later. (Kenya) (Exorcist: The Beginning)

Henry Jones Jr born, later to be nicknamed Indiana. (Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade)

Allan Quatermain leads Captain Nemo, Tom Sawyer, Dorian Gray, vampiress Mina Harker, invisible man Rodney Skinner and Dr Jekyll/My Hyde against The Fantom. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen formed, lead by Alan Quatermain. (England) (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

American League Baseball begins. (Moneyball)

A poet, Christian, falls for a beautiful courtesan, Satine, and sings some Elton John songs. (Moulin Rouge)

New York City newsboys go on strike against Henry Pulitzer due to a $0.10 per 100 paper raise. (New York City) (Newsies)

Newsboys win strike against Joseph Pullitzer (New York City) (Newsies)

The year on Bessie B.'s gravestone. (Rennie's Landing)

Helen O'Reilly born. (The Royal Tenenbaums)

Sarah Bellows's spirit writes a scary story for each of her family members, causing them to disappear (Mill Valley, Pennsylvania) (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark)

Ichabod Crane investigates a series of gruesome murders. (Sleepy Hollow, nr New York) (Sleepy Hollow)

Elise McKenna leaves school aged 14 to become an actress. (Somewhere In Time)

Alexander Hartdegen proposes to Emma, just before she is killed in a mugging. (The Time Machine)

8th February: Robert Angier visits Tesla in America. (USA) (The Prestige)

10th February: Herbert Hoover marries Lou Henry. (Monterey, California) (The Day the Bubble Burst)

April: A tornado hits Kanzas sending Dorathy Gale to the Land of Oz for the first time where she meets many friends and kills both the Wicked Witch of the East and the Wicked Witch of the West. (Kansas) (Return to Oz)

8th April: The Fantom robs a bank. (London, England) (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

9th April: The London Post headline: "BRITAIN ACCUSES GERMAN ARMY OF BANK THEFT." (London, England) (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

11th April: The Morning Leader headline: "GERMANY'S NEWEST WEAPON." (Sri Lanka) (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

12th April: Globe & Traveler headline: "'NOT US!' SAYS GERMANY." This newspaper contains a typo claiming it is the 11th of April. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

4th May: Arthur Lestrange, his son Richard Lestrange and niece Emmeline Lestrange set sail from Boston for San Francisco on the Northumberland; a shipwreck in the South Pacific will maroon the children, aged 8, on a beautiful island and Arthur will spend years searching for them. (Boston, Massachussetts) (The Blue Lagoon)

16th May: The Fantom blows up a zeppelin full of hydrogen gas. (Berlin, Germany) (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

17th May: The London Post headline: "GERMANY ATTACKED!" (London, England) (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

18th May: The Morning Leader headline: "BRITAIN DENIES ASSAULT ON BERLIN." (Sri Lanka) (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

19th May: Globe & Traveler headline: "EUROPE ON BRINK OF WAR." (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

June: Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, Mina Harker, Rodney Skinner, Dorian Gray, Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde, and Tom Saywer join together in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to defeat The Fantom. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

2nd July: Mac Curby Bell dies. (Night of the Living Dead 3D)

13th August: Alfred Hitchcock is born. (Leytonstone, London, England) (Hitchcock)

14th August: Alma Reville is born. (Nottinghamshire, England) (Hitchcock)

October: Dorathy Gale escapes from an electro-shock therapy clinic in Cottonwood Falls, Kanzas during the night. She is swept away in a nearby river during a serious rain storm and wakes up back in Oz. There she meets new friends and defeats the Nome King and the evil Princess Mombi. (Kanzas) (Return to Oz)

31st December: George demonstrates a time machine to four of his friends, and steps into the future. (The Time Machine)

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