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  • Historical Events
    • April 41
      • Kip Addotta 1979 Music
        • It was April the forty-first, being a quadruple leap year, I was driving in downtown Atlantis. (Song: "Wet Dream" / Album: Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection)
    • The Bandwidth Riots
    • The Bertinelli Massacre
      • Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) 2020 Film
        • Fifteen years ago, one of the wealthiest mafia families in Gotham was gunned down. It was a power grab. But the real target was the Bertinellis’ super-secret offshore bank accounts, the details of which were said to be encoded in the atomic structure of a 30-carat diamond. The rock was lost, and with it, the only key to the Bertinelli fortune.
    • The Big Blast
    • Black Spring Of 1888
      • Skeleton Crew 1985 Literature
        • Time when the spring was so cold that the ice on the lakes will eventually turn as black as a rotted tooth. (story The Mist)
    • The Black Spring
      • The Mist 2017 TV Series
        • Natural phenomenon mentioned in Bridgeville Post article - the legend of nature turning sour is evidenced by the frozen lake being black like a rotten tooth. (Pilot episode) "It's a local bedtime story. It's what you tell kids to behave in this town. My mom said it was a curse on the town after a young woman was murdered. Others said it's an Indian thing. It's like our our version of Santa, but instead of not getting gifts if you don't behave, you'll be torn apart alive." (Episode Show and Tell)
    • The Clearwater Riots
      • Hotel Artemis 2018 Film
        • The people of Los Angels rise up against the Clearwater corporation when they turn off water to the city
    • The Corn Syrup Droughts
    • The Decimation
      • Avengers: Infinity War 2018 Film
        • Name given to the moment Thanos snapped his fingers and half the life in the universe vanished. a.k.a. The Snappening.
      • Avengers: Endgame 2019 Film
        • Name given to the moment Thanos snapped his fingers and half the life in the universe vanished in Avengers: Infinity War.
    • The Deliverance
    • Floor Mop Rebellion Of 1910
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • While in Washington D.C. for the Patriots Of Tomorrow Essay Contest, Lisa visits the Winifred Beecher Howe Memorial, a statue dedicated to an early crusader for women's rights that led the Floor Mop Rebellion of 1910, and had her face on a 75 cent piece coin. (Season 3 episode Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington)
    • Ganmadan
      • Star Trek: Picard 2019 TV Series
        • What Romulan ancestors called the Day of Annihilation, when all the shackled demons break their chains and answer the call of the Destroyer. (Season 1 episodes Absolute Candor, Et in Arcadia Ego Part 2)
    • The Grave Rush
      • Dead Moon 2018 Literature
        • The Lunar migration of workers to care for the burial of the dead that no longer fit on Earth.
    • The Great Bacon Fire Of '98
      • Frasier 1993 TV Series
        • Event Niles mentions: "God forbid something should happen, a pipe bursts, or Dad should screw up again. Remember the great bacon fire of '98?" (Season 11 episode The Ann Who Came to Dinner)
    • The Great Christmas Meltdown Of 2018
    • The Great Collapsing Hrung Disaster
    • The Great Crash
      • Trinity 1997 Other
        • A period of history that began in the year 2061, during which millions of people died, half the world's arable land became infertile, the world's financial and ecological resources became drained, and the world economy collapsed.
    • The Great Fire
      • The Martian Chronicles 1950 Literature
        • Fire built to destroy art and literature back on Earth: "How could I expect you to know blessed Mr. Poe? He died a long while ago, before Lincoln. All of his books were burned in the Great Fire. That's thirty years ago — 1975." (Chapter: Usher II)
    • The Great Foam Rush Of Aught 8
      • ALF 1986 TV Series
        • Rush for foam (foam was used as currency on Melmac) that ALF's great Uncle Louis Louis the prospector started (Season 4 episode Mr. Sandman)
    • The Great Garbage Avalanche of 2505
    • Great Nude Looting Epidemic Of '97
      • NewsRadio 1995 TV Series
        • Joke Beth makes to Lisa, at what could happen when she freaks out about being in charge. Lisa: "What if I tell someone to do something, and then they don't do it? And then everybody in the office decides they don't have to do what I say.” Beth: "Anarchy sweeps the nation, and millions of people are running around nude, looting stuff? Yes, exactly… Just focus on the first part of the staff meeting.” Lisa: "Oh, I see. So if the first thing I say at the first staff meeting isn't perfect…” Beth: "Yes, you will single-handedly bear the blame for the great nude looting epidemic of '97.” (Season 4 episode Pure Evil)
    • The Great Pig Scare In '87
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • The Simpsons haven't missed pork chop night since the Great Pig Scare in '87. (Season 2 episode One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish)
    • The Great Purge
      • Star Wars: The Mandalorian 2019 TV Series
        • a.k.a. The Jedi Purge, mentioned by the Mandalorian armorer - the time period from when the Beskar steel that he brings her is from. (Season 1 episode Chapter 1)
    • The Great Rebirth
      • Anthem 1938 Literature
        • These words were cut long ago. There is green mould in the grooves of the letters and yellow streaks on the marble, which come from more years than men could count. And these words are the truth, for they are written on the Palace of the World Council, and the World Council is the body of all truth. Thus has it been ever since the Great Rebirth, and farther back than that no memory can reach.
    • The Great Springfield Tire Yard Fire
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Ongoing fire in Springfield, from 1966-1991, covered by Kent Brockman on his TV show Eye on Springfield. (Season 3 episode Flaming Moe's)
    • The Great Storm Of '38
      • Skeleton Crew 1985 Literature
        • Summer storm David mentions that knocked flat the year-round home his father built on Long Lake. (story The Mist)
    • The Great Wogga Wogga Kinder Stampede In 1995
      • Con Man 2015 TV Series
        • The lost Hemsworth was separated from his family at a young age during the Great Wogga Wogga Kinder Stampede in 1995 (Season 2 episode 9 Back to the Past)
    • The Helsinki Episode Of 1919
    • Housewife Massacre of ’24
      • The Running Man 1982 Literature
        • The great movements of the decade passed by him ignored, like ghosts to an unbeliever. He knew nothing of the Housewife Massacre in ’24 until his wife told him about it three weeks later—two hundred police armed with tommy guns and high-powered move-alongs had turned back an army of women marching on the Southwest Food Depository. Sixty had been killed.
    • The Hunter Meteor Storm
      • Haven 2010 TV Series
        • First mentioned in Season 3 episode 2 Stay - the recurring meteor storm that occurs when Audrey disappears
    • The Lobo Incident
    • Madison Race Riots
      • Dawn Of The Dead 2004 Film
        • Incident mentioned during the fake newscast DVD bonus feature - apparently authorities at first believed the chaos erupting was due to race riots and not zombies
    • The Memory Malfunction
      • Recursion 2019 Literature
        • Event during which changes to the past catch up with the future, and people remember the multiple timelines.
    • The Pawnee Bread Factory Fire of 1922
      • Parks And Recreation 2009 TV Series
        • Event Leslie mentions, during which William Percy, one of Pawnee's greatest mayors, ran back into a burning building and saved the beloved secret recipe for Pawnee Pumpernickel. (Season 2 episode Greg Pikitis)
    • The Police Strike of '77
      • Watchmen 2019 TV Series
        • Strike by police fearing that their jobs were being threatened by costumers adventurers, resulting in the Keene Act. (Season 1 episode She Was Killed by Space Junk)
    • The Purge
      • Lost 2004 TV Series
        • Event when island's natives, a.k.a. the Hostiles, release poison gas and kill the members of the DHARMA Initiative.
    • Rubber Tide
    • The Rum Punch Massacre
      • Luke Cage 2016 TV Series
        • Name given to the events when Mariah slaughtered everyone at Bushmaster's family's restaurant, Gwen's. (Season 2 episode The Creator)
    • The Seattle Riots of 2005
      • The Running Man 1982 Literature
        • A little violence? The modified electric move-alongs that had worked so well in the Seattle riots of 2005? Or only the steady battering of their questions?
    • The Unmentionable Times
      • Anthem 1938 Literature
        • We knew suddenly that this place was left from the Unmentionable Times. So it was true, and those Times had been, and all the wonders of those Times. Hundreds upon hundreds of years ago men knew secrets which we have lost. And we thought: "This is a foul place. They are damned who touch the things of the Unmentionable Times.” But our hand which followed the track, as we crawled, clung to the iron as if it would not leave it, as if the skin of our hand were thirsty and begging of the metal some secret fluid beating in its coldness.
    • Veteran's Day Float Disaster Of '79
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Tragic event during which five of the soldiers in Abe Simpson and Mr. Burns' World War II squad died. (Season 7 episode Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in The Curse of the Flying Hellfish)
    • VUE
      • The Falls 1980 Film
        • a.k.a. Violent Unknown Event. A mysterious incident which killed many people and left a great many survivors suffering from a common set of symptoms, including mysterious ailments, dreams of water, obsessions with birds and immortality.


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