Timeline: 1945

BEFORE

1945

  • January. Veteran Dr. John Ballantine, amnesiac, reacts to the murder of his psychoanalyst Dr. Anthony Edwards by entering a fugue state, and taking his place. He travels to Green Manor Hospital and tries to take over for Edwards. He meets Dr. Constance Petersen, and they fall instantly in love. Petersen realizes he is having a problem, and the two set out to discover who "J.B." really is. Their travels lead to the recovery of his memory, but he is arrested for Edwards's murder. After John is railroaded by the legal system, Constance discovers the true killer, who commits suicide, and John is released from prison. They promptly marry.1
  • January 6 (Saturday). Pepé le Pew (6) first encounters a cat painted to resemble a skunk. Openly polyamorous, he doesn't care that the cat is male in his attempts to woo him.2

March 2 (Friday). An experimental gun created by the Sandman (29) explodes, transforming his sidekick, Sandy the Golden Boy (16), into a silicon creature. He is placed in suspended animation until a cure can be discovered.
March 30 (Friday). A clone child is born from the DNA of Nazi scientists Elizabeth Volkenrath and Kurt Schalk in Berlin, Prussia, Germany.
April 1 (Saturday). Stalag 13 POW camp is "liberated" by Allied forces, in that the prisoners themselves take control of the site. Colonel Wilhelm Klink (50), commandant, and Sergeant of the Guard Hans Schultz (58) surrender with no bloodshed.
April 6 (Thursday). In a battle with Captain America (28) and his forces, the Red Skull (46) is exposed to his own experimental suspended animation gas, and remains buried in a bunker believed slain by Allied bombardment.

  • April 12 (Wednesday). United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (63) dies from a cerebral hemorrhage. Vice President Harry Truman (60) is sworn in as thirty-third President of the United States.3

April 15 (Saturday). Captain America and Bucky Barnes (17), chasing Baron Heinrich Zemo (44), are caught in an explosion on an airplane, apparently killing Bucky. Captain America is knocked into the Atlantic Ocean, where a bizarre set of circumstances causes him to be cryogenically frozen in a block of ice.
April 16 (Sunday). Bucky Barnes's frozen body is recovered by Soviet forces, and repaired. He is brainwashed into becoming their operative, and is kept in suspended animation. They re-dub him “Winter Soldier".
April 25 (Tuesday). A squad of superheroes joins Allied forces assaulting Berlin. Eleven heroes (Black Widow, Blue Blade, Captain Wonder, Dynamic Man, Fiery Mask, Laughing Mask, Master Mind Excello, Mr. E, Phantom Reporter, Rockman, and The Witness) are ambushed by Nazi scientists, and placed in suspended animation, while the remote-controlled robot Electro shuts down due to disconnection from its master Dr. Philo Zog. Electro's rudimentary consciousness attempts to reconnect its consciousness, but fails.
April 30 (Monday). Adolf Hitler is killed by the Human Torch. Due to a failsafe created by Dr. Arnim Zola, his mind is downloaded into a computer.
April 30. Elizabeth Klein (1990) arrives in the TARDIS. She helps Ralf Klein, a double-agent working for the Allies, take into his custody an infant girl clone, thus ensuring her own future. He names her Elizabeth and later, along with his wife Mutter, adopts her. Klein helps her biological mother, Elizabeth Volkenrath, to take the TARDIS to the future. Klein herself is soon captured by Soviet soldiers.
May 3 (Thursday). The Doctor (seventh incarnation) and Will Arrowsmith (1990) break Elizabeth Klein out of Soviet detention.
May 5 (Saturday). Bugs Bunny (34) has his first run-in with outlaw Yosemite Sam Schultz (101). He outsmarts him, of course.
May 8 (Tuesday). Germany unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
May 8. The Doctor (seventh incarnation), Ace McShane (31), and Hex Schofield (24/2021) visit London. Tracking a psionic signature, they find that Ace's great uncle has been stealing alien tech from The Forge, and there is a confrontation. Ace is reunited with her three-year-old mother.
May 9 (Wednesday). With the disappearance of Captain America and Bucky, President Harry Truman names William Nasland (Spirit of '76) and Fred Davis as the new Captain America and Bucky. They replace their predecessors on the Invaders, and the heroes Miss America (Madeline Joyce) and Whizzer (Robert Frank) are recruited as well.
May 10 (Thursday). The Doctor (seventh incarnation), and UNIT's Dr. Elizabeth Klein and Will Arrowsmith (both 1990) trace a Nazi scientist to the Greek island of Minos, where they have a confrontation with god-like aliens from an alternate universe.

  • June 22 (Friday). Daniel Sempere (10)'s father brings him to a secret place where obscure books are kept, the "Cemetery of Forgotten Books". Daniel picks out the book The Shadow of the Wind as a book he pledges to cherish and keep alive, and promises to never tell anyone where he got it.4
  • June 24 (Sunday). While visiting book expert Gustavo Barcelo's home, Daniel Sempere meets the man's beautiful blind niece Clara.5

July 17 (Tuesday). Dan Dreiberg is born in the United States.
July 23 (Monday). Katnip the Cat is born in Calisota.

  • July 26 (Thursday). The vote in the general election in the United Kingdom is tallied, resulting in the Labour Party winning a majority in Parliament, and thus the defeat of Winston Churchill's (70) Conservative Party. The position of prime minister passes to Clement Attlee.6
  • July 30-August 2 . The USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy, and sunk. Many of the crew die in the initial sinking, while hundreds more die from various causes after, including shark attacks. Among the survivors is sailor Bruce Quint (21).7
  • August 6 (Monday). The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Thousands of civilians are killed.8
  • August 9 (Thursday). The United States drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Thousands more civilians are killed.9
  • August 13 (Monday). The radioactive fallout from the atomic detonations mutates a number of lizards, merging them into the monster Gojira.

August 15 (Wednesday). Japanese Emperor Hirohito announces the surrender of the Empire of Japan to the Allies.
October 10 (Wednesday). With the end of the War, the Invaders decide to stay together, but adopt the new name of All-Winners' Squad.
October 18 (Thursday). Mary Ann Summers is born in Winfield, Kansas, United States.

  • October 24 (Wednesday). The United Nations is officially founded with the ratification of its charter by all five members of the Security Council (China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the majority of the rest of the founding members (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Syria, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, and the non-sovereign states of India, the Philippines, the Byelorussian SSR, and the Ukrainian SSR), with the rest of the founding states ratifying it within the year. The nations' Tans all attend the ratification as well.

October 30 (Tuesday). Charles Brown is born in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States.

AFTER

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