Timeline: 1641-1650




  • March. Hester Prynne gives birth to a daughter she names Pearl. With her husband Roger missing, the Puritan community of Boston realizes she has committed adultery.2
  • June. Hester Prynne is presented before a number of women on the scaffold wearing an embroidered scarlet letter A as the church's punishment for her sin of adultery.3
  • December 4. Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu, (57), dies.4

December 25. Isaac Newton is born.


  • May 14. Louis XIII (41) dies from intestinal tuberculosis.5
  • The Manhunter robots rebel against the Guardians of the Universe. Most are destroyed in their attempted takeover of the Guardians' mantle.
  • Births: Takamaru (April 29)




  • November 4. Darkseid has his mother Heggra murdered, becoming ruler of Apokolips himself.


  • August 10. The Samurai Lord's son (25) returns to his father's castle on the eve of Aku's (25) casting a spell to enslave the Earth. After taking his father's sword, he battles Aku, whose power is limited at this crucial stage, and routs the demon. Just as he is about to give the killing blow, Aku uses a burst of power to project the young samurai into a temporal vortex, sending him to the year 11648.6

August 11. As Aku (25) begins to cast his spell of subjugation, the samurai, now called Jack (35), returns, and slays him.


  • January. English King Charles I is removed from office and executed. The Kingdom of England is replaced with the nominally republican Commonwealth of England.
  • August. Oliver Cromwell (50), a Member of the Rump Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, begins a campaign of reconquest of Ireland.
  • September. The Doctor (seventh incarnation), Ace McShane (30), and Hex Schofield (23) arrive in the middle of the Siege of Drogheda. Hex is separated from the others, and inadvertently becomes an adviser to Oliver Cromwell. After Hex's uses his 21st century casual blasphemy, Cromwell disavows him and sends him to the gallows. Cromwell changes his mind at the last second, as the Doctor saves the life of a woman that Cromwell shot.7


  • June 28. Iluthin is born on Apokolips.


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