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This page contains a timeline of events of the Watchmen universe. This list caontains elements seen in the movie and its viral marketing. They sometimes contradict the timeline established in the original comics, such as the Comedian's age.

1917

Birth of Hollis Mason

1918

1930

1933

1938

Nite Owl fights at Opera House[2]

1939

  • Comedian takes out bank robber[2]
  • Jupiter takes a photo with the Police Chief[2]

1940

The memorial photograph of the Minutemen is shot. After this, the Comedian assaults Silk Spectre.

1942

1945

23 Feb
Comedian lands at Iwo Jima and plants the American flag[2]
Miss jupiter
August 6
An atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima by Miss Jupiter.
August 14 (real world)
V-J Day: Silhouette meets her companion, then a nurse in Times Square.[3]

1947

1949

  • The Doomsday Clock is set to 3[2]

1950

1951

Dollar Bill is shot while guarding a bank.[2]

1953

1954

November 12
Silhouette and her lover are murdered by the Liquidator.[4]
  • End of the Minutemen

1959

  • Osterman eets Janey Slater in a bar.
  • They go on a date in a Carnival
November 10
Jon Osterman's circulatory system is seen in the Gila Flats kitchen by Dexter Redback.[5]
November 14
Jon Osterman's partially muscled skeleton appears for thirty seconds to J. Sanderson outside the perimeter fence at Gila Flats.[6]

1962

March 10
Wally Weaver writes a testimony concerning Dr. Manhattan, attending Senators George Malloy, Colin Newberry and William Holmes.[7]
March 15
Wally Weaver writes the affidavit of his testimony and publishes it.[8]

1964

  • Moloch kidnaps the Governor of New Jersey.[2]

1970

March 11
NBS Nightly News with Ted Philips feature Dr. Manhattan[9]
May 22
Nixon authorizes the Wrath of God.[10]
June 15
Day one of Wrath of God operation.
June 18
The New York Gazette publishes Nixon's response to the Soviets concerning Vietnam and Dr. Manhattan[11]

1971

June 15
Ton Duo Thang and Creighton Williams Abrams sign the act of military surrender. America wins the Vietnam War.[12]

1972

1973

November 6
Wall Street Post reports the deaths of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein[13]

1975

January 20
Richard Nixon proposes a Constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for a third term as president.[14]

1977

  • Moloch bombs the New York Stock Exchange[2]
February 16
Francis Giancarlo writes a letter to the mayor of New York about the scheduling strike protesting against costumed crime fighters[15]
August 29
A federal warrant is issued against Rorschach[16]
September 10
A second warrant is issued against Rorschach[16]
September 21
The Political Gazette publishes an interview of Senator Keene by Louise Easton.[1]

1978

15 March
Alexander Haig writes his memorandum expressing concerns about the Comedian.[17]
14 July
A Top Secret paper concerning Dr. Manhattan's invasion to Afghanistan is authored[18]
28 October
Rorschach kills Franklin Smith and Daziel Amrand, suspects of Loomis murder.
Police Officers James Schwarz, Mark Pallazo and Grevin Adell come to apprehend Rorschach but are injured.[19]
27 November
Rorschach is called Wanted by the FBI.[16]

1982

August 22
World Chess Association sends a congratulation letter to Veidt about his victories[20]

1984

July 12
A gathering against famine is organized by Veidt at Yankee Stadium.[21]
October 14
Time Magazine runs an article about Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias joining their power.[22]

1985

Ocrober 11
Airing of an episode of late night UK current affairs review World In Focus with Jeremy Miller, in which photo-journalist Alain Guillon and author Hal Eisner discuss the emerging geopolitical crisis.[23]
October 28
Nova Express has an issue about the "Spirit of '77".[24]
October 30
William J. Franklin writes a Top Secret paper concerning Dr. Manhattan and Soviet aggression; planned to be sent in November 2[25]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3266870980/
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Watchmen: The Film Companion
  3. This event is seen only in the movie introduction
  4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3197364672/
  5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3211849169/
  6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3211850951/
  7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3212500857/
  8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3213340608/
  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5cInmK6LQ
  10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3220349258/
  11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3235212490/
  12. The image released by the movie merchandise mistakenly gives the date as 1970
  13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3246779475/
  14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3250581446
  15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3252316399/
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3276903748/
  17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3272365896/
  18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3314458022/
  19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3274005299/
  20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3284945162/
  21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3308946065/
  22. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3325581305/
  23. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TShz4VsKeso
  24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3326470760/
  25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3313632123/

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