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  • 2001

      • January 8, 2001
        • Henry Deaver finds a cache of "Verse of the Day" desk calendars in Martha Lacy's house, all showing a different date, but the same Bible verse from ACTS 16:33. "Even at that hour of the night, the jailer cared for them and washed their wounds. Then he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized." (Season 1 episode Habeas Corpus)

      • January 19, 2001
        • Buffy Summers' 20th birthday. Buffy's sister Dawn Summers discovers her origin as the Key, and has a subsequent identity crisis during Buffy's birthday party. (Season 5 episode Blood Ties)

    • February

      • February 13, 2001
        • Date that science fiction writer Kilgore Trout predicts there will be a global timequake at 2:27 p.m., giving the world a 10-year case of deja vu, making everybody and everything do exactly what they'd done during the past decade.

      • February 28, 2001
        • The date on David Aames' car registration sticker - "2/30/01" is an impossible date. On the commentary, Cameron Crowe says that it was an accident.

      • February 29, 2001
        • The Expiration Date on John Edward Gammell driver's license is February 29, 2001, an impossible date, as 2001 was not a leap year.
        • Birthdate of Mary L. Zicklin, tracked outside Soldier Field following the Unity Rally bombing by the police's implant recognition program.

      • March 11, 2001
        • Birthdate of Lorna B. Williams, tracked outside Soldier Field following the Unity Rally bombing by the police's implant recognition program.

      • March 13, 2001
        • Date of one of the files containing notes on one of her patients that Dexter discovers on Dr. Evelyn Vogel's computer. (Season 8 episode Scar Tissue)
        • When Terry has a high-grade pre-test freak out over the Lieutenant's Exam, Amy tells him she's been there - her AP Calc test - she crapped her pants in the middle of the test. (Season 6 episode Cinco de Mayo)

    • April

      • April 7, 2001
        • Date of Wappinger Falls Tribune article about the death of Donny Sallinger's death: Local Teen Killed in Tractor Accident. (Season 3 episode AKA The Double Half Wappinger)
        • Date of one of the files containing notes on one of her patients that Dexter discovers on Dr. Evelyn Vogel's computer. (Season 8 episode Scar Tissue)

      • April 15, 2001
        • Bishop Public Library librarian Barbara Russell receives a copy of Flowers for Algernon in the mail. When Reese and Detective Carter search her house, they find 16 copies of Flowers for Algernon hidden in her bedroom, the book that machine number and missing girl Hanna Frey checked out the night she disappeared. According to Barbara, she has received one every year on the same date every year since Hanna's disappearance. (Season 2 episode Bad Code)

      • April 22, 2001
        • Future 4400 returnee Shawn Farrell disappears in a bright flash of light while drinking beer on Highland Beach in Washington with his cousin Kyle Baldwin. Kyle is left in a coma. Shawn develops the ability to heal others upon his return. (Pilot episode)
        • Date of the photograph of Kevin's father Clarence Wendell Crumb that Joseph finds online during his research.

    • May

      • May 9, 2001
        • Future 4400 returnee and low budget horror movie director Curtis Peck disappears. He later develops the ability to write scripts that shed a light on mysterious past events, such as what really happened to Jimmy Hoffa, and the Kennedy assassination. (Season 4 episode The Marked)

      • May 14, 2001
        • Joey finds out he has to work the next day - when he's supposed to be officiating Monica and Chandler's Wedding. (Season 7 episode The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding)
        • The wedding. (Season 7 episode The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding)
        • The first day of the planetary alignment. Pluto and Neptune align with Uranus. It's the first stage of the alignment of all nine planets, culminating in a full solar eclipse that only happens once every 5,000 years. Lara finds a mysterious clock that starts ticking in a secret room in Croft Manor.

      • May 23, 2001
        • When the Simpsons family photos are destroyed in their fireproof safe, they recreate their series finale party for Star Trek: Voyager. (Season 18 episode Homerazzi)

      • May 24, 2001
        • Date that Joey's war movie opens. Joey, when he arrives to finish officiating Monica and Chandler's wedding: That's my line. I can take it from here. Thanks. Dearly beloved, I'm sorry I'm a little late. You may be confused by this now... but you won't be Memorial Day weekend, 2002. (Season 7 episode The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding)

      • June 6, 2001
        • Damien Thorne born at 6:00 a.m. on June 6th, the sixth hour of the sixth day of the sixth month = the number of the beast 666.

      • June 21, 2001
        • New record added 11/7/2022
        • Date of graduation from Childers Military Academy on Joseph Cabernet’s Enlistment Record - the undercover gray alien that infiltrated General McCallister’s secret base in Wyoming. (Season 2 episode I Believe in Aliens)

      • July 15, 2001
        • Birthdate of Gary L. Crandstein, tracked outside Soldier Field following the Unity Rally bombing by the police's implant recognition program.

      • July 20, 2001
        • Lara Croft receives a letter from her father, sent by his law firm, Stribling, Clive & Winterset. "As per instructions from our client Lord Croft, enclosed letter to be delivered to his daughter Lara on the 20th day of July 2001, if and only if client pre-deceases this date."

      • August 10, 2001
        • A large group of aliens continue to hold out in the African Congo - the lone survivors of a crashed City Destroyer. The ESD repeatedly offers their support and assistance to the local government, but is met with aggressive refusal. (Promotional website: The War of 1996)

      • August 17, 2001
        • Birthdate of Lucy B. Barberson, tracked outside Soldier Field following the Unity Rally bombing by the police's implant recognition program.

      • August 28, 2001
        • Date of Occurrence on the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program report that Chloe pulls on thug Snake that Andrea Rojas, also known as the Angel of Vengeance, is pursuing. (Season 5 episode Vengeance)

      • August 29, 2001
        • Date of Report on the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program report that Chloe pulls on thug Snake that Andrea Rojas, also known as the Angel of Vengeance, is pursuing. (Season 5 episode Vengeance)

    • September

      • September 1, 2001
        • Date of one of the files containing notes on one of her patients that Dexter discovers on Dr. Evelyn Vogel's computer. (Season 8 episode Scar Tissue)
        • Date on an index card thumbtacked to Mother's Milk's obsession wall, with information about superhero Big Game. (Season 3 episode Payback)
        • The sole surviving victim of the alternate universe earthquake incident reveals that in the alternate universe, terrorists attacked The Pentagon and the White House on 9/11. (Season 2 episode Jacksonville)

      • September 12, 2001
        • Finch testifies during the Vigilance trial that he began coding in a complex surveillance system on September 12th, 2001, a project that would be known by many code names over the years, although he always just called it "The Machine”. (Season 3 episode Deus Ex Machina)

      • September 13, 2001
        • Henry Deaver finds a cache of "Verse of the Day" desk calendars in Martha Lacy's house, all showing a different date, but the same Bible verse from ACTS 16:33. "Even at that hour of the night, the jailer cared for them and washed their wounds. Then he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized." (Season 1 episode Habeas Corpus)

    • October

      • October 5, 2001
        • Derek Zoolander's "Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good And Who Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good, Too" collapses into the East River, killing Derek's wife, Matilda Jeffries-Zoolander, at 7:46am.

      • October 13, 2001
        • machine number and laid-off family man Scott Powell posts an article titled "GROUPTHINK CONGRESSMAN KILLING JOBS - MUST BE PUNISHED!!” TO TakeBackOurUnitedStates.com. (Season 1 episode Root Cause)
        • Date that Jimmy's three "knucklehead" clients that sexually abused a corpse. X-Files reference, 10/13 being Fox Mulder's birthday, Chris Carter's birthday and production company. (Season 1 episode Uno)

      • October 16, 2001
        • Expiration Date of Lenny Nero's driver's license. October 16th is also Lenny's birthday - though the precise year is not visible.

      • October 23, 2001
        • Harold reads graffiti on the wall in the building: "On my Earth, terrorists flew planes into the twin towers on October 23rd, 2001."

    • November

      • November 12, 2001
        • Date of check Lex gives Dr. Steven Hamilton for $100,000 to continue researching the link between meteors and human health. (Season 1 episode Craving)

      • November 29, 2001
        • Day 1: An early version of the machine goes online. It is taken offline when it steals Nathan's password and tries to escape into the real world. (Season 1 episode Prophets)
        • Jane Charlotte kills serial killer Benjamin Loomis with the Organization's Natural Causes gun in the basemen of the house where he's burying his latest victim, then goes down the street to the nightclub where Julius Deeds is partying and sets his Mustang on fire. When Julius follows her back to the house, she shoots and kills him with Loomis' shotgun, passing her Bad Monkeys entrance exam.

      • December 5, 2001
        • Date of Dr. John Robinson journal entry regarding recent events, including lightning bolts, an earthquake and the strange signs of civilization they discovered. (Pilot episode No Place to Hide)
        • David Aames: "I attended the monthly board meeting with the seven dwarfs by video hookup. Oh, baby. This was war. My father was an adventurer. I grew stronger in ways I've never known before. And on December 5, my planes filled the sky. The return of David James Jr. Citizen Dildo."
        • In a flashback to the day that Lalo ordered Saul to retrieve his bail money, Saul asks Mike what he would do with a time machine. Mike first mentions going back to December 8, 2001. Then he changes his mind, mentioning going back even further to March 17, 1984 - the day of his first bribe. (Season 6 episode Saul Gone)
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