Timeline: 1856-1860



  • March 30. The Crimean War ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.1


  • May 10. Sepoys working for the British East India Company mutiny, setting off a revolt against British rule in northern India. Among the leaders of the movement is Prince Dakkar (39).2


  • August 4. Lola Montez gives birth to her daughter Irene Adler in Salzburg, Austria. After, she departs for New Jersey with her newborn.3


  • January 17. Ezra Jenkins (31) is murdered by bounty hunters searching for him as an escaped slave. The confluence of temporal energies due to his future ghost-self's own time-travel abilities, causes Ezra's soul to become caught within his own journal (due to his love of reading and writing), and he begins to lay dormant.5
  • February 14. The western portion of the Oregon Territory is admitted as the thirty-second state of the United States, Oregon.6
  • Jonah Hex's fiance Cassie Wainwright is killed the day before their wedding.
  • The Doctor (sixth incarnation) and Evelyn Smythe arrive on a train in the western United States. The Doctor is accused of murder, and Evelyn and the victim's daughter Rachel-Ann Donovan are able to stop the evil mayor of the town of Fortune, California.7
  • December 8. The Duchies of Tuscany, Modena, and Parma unite to form the United Provinces of Central Italy.8


  • The vampires Claudia (71) and Louis de Pointe du Lac (93) attempt to kill their associate Lestat de Lioncourt (99). They leave him badly wounded, and depart New Orleans for Europe.9
  • In Paris, local vampires, at the behest of Lestat de Lioncourt, capture Louis de Pointe du Lac and Claudia. Claudia is executed by exposure to the sun.10
  • November 6. Former Illinois Congressman and Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln (51) defeats his opponents in the United States presidential election. His opponents include Southern Democratic Party candidate and incumbent Vice President John Breckinridge, former Tennessee senator and Constitution Party candidate John Bell, and Democratic Party candidate and Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas.11
  • December 24. The state of South Carolina declares its secession from the United States as the Republic of South Carolina. With that, the Spirit of America finds itself split into two beings, Billy Yank and Johnny Reb.12
  • Births: George Washington Carver (January 5)13


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