Timeline: 1776-1800

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1776

  • May 15. The Virginia government declares its independence from Great Britain.
  • July 4. The united States of America (the colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware [carved from Pennsylvania], New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) declare their independence from Great Britain with the ratification of the Declaration of Independence.
  • July 4. Using a mystic parchment, a group of the American revolutionaries, having ratified a Declaration of Independence, create an entity embodying the unity of the colonies against the British Empire. This entity, the Spirit of America, soon manifests as the heroic Minuteman.
  • Births: George Stephenson (June 9)

1777

  • January 15. Representatives from the territory disputed between the rebellious colonies of New Hampshire and New York declare their independence from both Great Britain and the respective provinces as the Vermont Republic.

1778

1779

  • February 14. James Cook (50) is killed in an encounter with natives on the island of Hawai'i.

1780

1781

  • December 12. Mel Bush () is temporally displaced to this time from 2003. Hitting her head and suffering from temporal misalignment, she meets her ancestor Henry Hallam, who takes her in, but has her drugged.1

1782

  • The vampire Magnus turns a young Frenchman, Lestat de Lioncourt (21), into a vampire.2
  • June 20. The Doctor (sixth incarnation) and John Hallam (2003) come to Mel Bush's (27) rescue six months late. Her memories restored, the three leave, and Henry Hallam finally confronts his grief over the loss of his wife the year prior.3
  • Births: Martin Van Buren (December 5)4

1783

  • The Tan America () has a final confrontation with the the Tan England (). The two remain cool to each other for most of the next century.
  • The United States of America is formally recognized in the Treaty of Paris.

1784

  • Births: Zachary Taylor (November 24)5.

1785

1786

1787

  • December 7. Delaware is the first state in the United States confederation to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
  • December 12. The state of Pennsylvania ratifies the U.S. Constitution.
  • December 18. The state of New Jersey ratifies the U.S Constitution.

1788

  • January 2. The state of Georgia ratifies the U.S. Constitution.
  • January 9. The state of Connecticut ratifies the U.S. Constitution.
  • February 6. The state of Massachusetts ratifies the U.S. Constitution.
  • April 28. The state of Maryland ratifies the U.S. Constitution.
  • A Time Lord agent of the Celestial Intervention Agency visits Jamie McCrimmon (71) and briefly restores his memories.6
  • May 23. The state of South Carolina ratifies the U.S. Constitution.
  • June 21. The state of New Hampshire ratifies the U.S.Constitution.
  • June 25. The state of Virginia ratifies the United States Constitution, becoming the tenth state.
  • July 26. The state of New York ratifies the U.S. Constitution.

1789

  • April 30. General George Washington (57) is sworn in as first President of the United States of America.
  • September 23. The Doctor (sixth incarnation) rescues the boy Jason (), Marquis de Saint Epiman de Sinee de la Tour, from the guillotine. Hours later, he reappears again and is nearly beheaded, but is once again rescued by the Doctor.7
  • October 5. A Versailles mob attempts to execute time-traveling dog (from 2014) Mr. Peabody (9) by guillotine, but he cleverly escapes with his son Sherman (7).8
  • November 21. The state of North Carolina ratifies the U.S. Constitution.
  • Births: Claudia (April 12)

1790

  • April 17. Benjamin Franklin (84) dies from pleurisy.
  • May 29. Rhode Island is the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • October. Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane () is assaulted by the "Headless Horseman", in reality a disguised jerk. Crane flees the hamlet of Sleepy Hollow and doesn't return. The townsfolk never discover Crane's whereabouts.9
  • Births: John Tyler (March 29)10

1791

  • March 4. The Vermont Republic accedes to statehood in the United States, becoming the fourteenth state.11
  • In New Orleans, the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt (30) attacks young drunkard Louis de Pointe du Lac (24) and vampirizes him.12
  • December 5. The Time Lord Doctor (sixth incarnation), Evelyn Smythe (57), several alternate timeline clones of (2756), and one alternate future version (1856) of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart visit the dying Mozart, and convince him not to accept a cure to his tuberculosis from another clone. Mozart dies, and his legacy is secured.13
  • Births: James Buchanan Jr. (April 23)14, Michael Faraday (September 22)

1792

  • June 1. The state of Kentucky is carved from western Virginia, and is admitted to the United States as the fifteenth state.
  • November 23. Dr. Victor Frankenstein brings his homunculus to life.

1793

  • January 21. Deposed French King Louis XVI () is executed by guillotine. This is considered the beginning of the "Reign of Terror" era of the French Revolution in which thousands are executed for often flimsy reasons in an effort to "protect" the Revolution.
  • October 16. Former French Queen Consort Marie Antoinette (37) is executed by guillotine.

1794

  • Late August. The Doctor's TARDIS, carrying the Doctor, Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton (32), and Barbara Wright (30), arrives outside Paris, France. The travelers are caught up in the latter days of the Reign of Terror period of the French Revolution, including a direct encounter with Maximilien Robespierre (36). They manage to avoid the guillotine.15
  • August 24. Chingachgook (79), "the Last of the Mohicans", passes away.16
  • August 27. Maximilien Robespierre is shot in the jaw and arrested.
  • August 28. Maximilien Robespierre (36) is executed by guillotine.
  • The Time Lords Doctor (second incarnation) and Serena save Napoleon Bonaparte () from the guillotine. They have a brief run-in with the Player Contessa.17
  • The vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac (28) attacks a girl named Claudia (5) who is weeping over her mother's corpse. Leaving her to die, his associate, Lestat de Lioncourt (34) vampirizes her, in an effort to forge a family-like unit.18

1795

  • March 20. Kylling Kluk hatches on a farm in Denmark. Her parents are Hone Pone (Henny Penny) and Hane Pane.
  • March 28-29. The Danish chick Kylling Kluk, living amongst a group of semi-Anthropomorphs in farmland, after getting hit on the head by an acorn, assumes that the sky is falling. She sets out to speak with Danish King Christian VII (46), informing people of the catastrophe she believes is pending, causing a mass hysteria amongst the animals. A fox tricks the animals into thinking she is also scared, but kills and eats them each in turn, including Kluk.19 The fox would go on to tell this story to other jerks, often mixing Kluk up with her mother Hone Pone (Henny Penny), and derisively calling her Chicken Little.20
  • May. The chiefdom of the island of Hawai'i in the Hawaiian islands chain begins a series of attacks on the other islands in order to unify the islands under one government.Historical events.
  • Other births: James Knox Polk (November 2)21.

1796

  • February 25. The town of Springfield is founded by Jebediah Springfield in the state of Kentucky.
  • June 1. The Southwest Territory is admitted to the United States as the state of Tennessee, the sixteenth state.Historical events.
  • August 10. The Dulcians test a nuclear weapon on a secluded island on Dulkis.
  • Rip Van Winkle (60) wakes up from his ghostly coma, and returns to his village to learn twenty years have passed. He is happy his annoying wife is dead. He is reunited with his now grown children.22
  • November 5-6. Russian Empress Catherine II (75) suffers a stroke, slips into a coma and dies.23
  • December 7. Vice President John Adams (61), a Federalist, defeats Democratic-Republican candidate Thomas Jefferson (53) in the United States presidential election.
  • Births: Nicholas Pavlovich Romanov (July 6)

1797

  • March 4. Vice President John Adams (61) is sworn in as second President of the United States.
  • Young English writer Samuel Taylor Coleridge, while attending a wedding at a seaside town, is approached by an ancient mariner (69), who tells him of his harrowing ordeal on a ship more than thirty years earlier. Coleridge goes on to write it all down in a poem.24
  • Births: Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (August 30)

1798

  • Scott "Free" () escapes Apokolips and returns to New Genesis, abrogating the Pact.
  • July 19. The Wonderlander Humpty Dumpty travels to London from the Wonderland realm. The bizarre creature captivates British King George III, who knights him.
  • September 27. Humpty Dumpty, sitting upon a freestanding wall, has a great fall. His runny yolk spreading slowly along the ground, King George III asks all his court to restore the egg man, but they are unable to come up with a solution. In desperation, the King consults the great horse goddess Epona, and she, despite using the collective intelligence of the English horse population, is also powerless to help.25

1799

  • The survivors of a Time Lord attack on the colony world Oridifica from 2596 arrive on Anathema in this year. Among them are Fitz Kreiner and Laura Tobin.
  • Darius Wayne begins construction of Wayne Manor outside of Gotham Town, New York.
  • December 14. George Washington (67) dies of epiglottitis complicated by bloodletting treatments.
  • Births: Mary Poppins (August 9)

1800

  • December 6. Democratic-Republican Vice President Thomas Jefferson () defeats President John Adams (Federalist) in the United States presidential election.
  • Births: Millard Fillmore (January 7)26

AFTER

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