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  • 1022
    • April
      • April 1
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Lisa explains that April Fool's Day dates back to the pagans – it's a pre-Christian tradition. In a flashback to the year 1022, the pagan Simpsons family chant, "Blood for Ba'al!" while dancing around a fire. (Season 4 episode So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show)
  • 1773
    • December
      • December 16
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Mr. Burns' great-grandfather Franklin Jefferson Burns participates in the Boston Tea Party, "tossing that tea without a care for what the caffeine would do to the Fenway Flounder", a now extinct fish. (Season 9 episode Trouble with Trillions)
  • 1860
    • April
      • April 14
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Eliza Simpson diary entries: "Today, I am the happiest girl in Springfield, because tomorrow I will get my very first slave." Next entry: "Dear diary, I must be brief, for tonight is the grand ball at Colonel Burns' plantation." (Season 21 episode The Color Yellow)
      • April 20
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Diary entry of Eliza Simpson: "A week ago, I had no idea what the future would bring, which I guess is always true of everyone all the time." (Season 21 episode The Color Yellow)
  • 1864
    • May
      • May 21
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • The men of Springfield's 9th Bearded Infantry were sunning and fluffing their beards in the sun when enemy troops crested the hill over Fort Springfield, attempting to surrender unconditionally. They were sick, needing leeches and hacksaws to saw off their gangrenous limbs. But the Springfield brigade was too brave to accept their surrender, and they heroically slaughtered their enemies as they prayed for mercy. (Season 6 episode The PTA Disbands)
  • 1865
  • 1919
    • September
      • September 3
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Date of inscription on note to Roger Myers on Chester Lampwick's Itchy drawing: "To Roger Myers. Keep drawing. Your moxie more than makes up for your lack of talent. Your pal, Chester J. Lampwick" (Season 7 episode The Day the Violence Died)
  • 1921
  • 1928
  • 1929
  • 1931
  • 1933
  • 1934
  • 1936
  • 1938
    • October
      • October 31
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Orson Welles' broadcasts his War of the Worlds radio program hoax, which drives the citizens of Springfield crazy, destroying their town, shortly before real aliens actually attack. (Season 18 episode Treehouse of Horror XVII - segment The Day the Earth Looked Stupid)
  • 1948
  • 1956
    • May
      • May 12
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Homer Simpson's birthday, according to the driver's license that a judge voids for driving home drunk from the Duff Brewery Tour. (Season 4 episode Duffless)
  • 1958
  • 1961
  • 1962
  • 1963
    • November
      • November 22
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Homer's daydream: Homer and Abraham Lincoln beat up Lee Harvey Oswald in the Texas book depository building before he can assassinate JFK. (Season 15 episode Today I am a Clown)
  • 1966
    • December
      • December 12
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Ringo Starr fan Sally writes a fan letter, which Ringo answers years later: "Dear Sally, in response to your letter of December 12, 1966, me favorite color is blue, me real first name is Richard. Thanks for the snapshot. You're a real cute bird. Love, Ringo P.S. Forgive the lateness of my reply." (Season 2 episode Brush With Greatness)
  • 1969
    • July
      • July 20
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • While everyone else is watching the moon landing, Homer has been sent to his room, where he is listening to the song "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I Got Love in My Tummy" by the Ohio Express.
    • August
      • August 18
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Homer's mother drags Abe to what he calls the Godforsaken love fest known as Woodstock, where Abe boos Jimi Hendrix, and little homer tries to groove. (Season 10 episode D'oh-In' in the Wind)
    • December
      • December 31
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Homer's mother's old hippie commune Groovy Grove Natural Farms residents Seth and Munchie sell their freak bus. Also the day the 60s ended. Literally. (Season 10 episode D'oh-In' in the Wind)
  • 1970
  • 1974
    • January
      • January 8
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • When Artie asks Marge to the prom in flashback sequence, he mentions an article in a specific issue of Time magazine Titled, America's Love Affair with the Prom. (Season 2 episode The Way We Was)
  • 1986
  • 1989
  • 1991
    • March
      • March 15
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Date of journal entry in Homer's daydream about following his dream of living in the woods and keeping a journal of his thoughts: I wish I brought a TV. Oh God, how I miss TV. (Season 4 episode Marge Gets a Job)
    • October
    • November
      • November 12
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Date of the Springfield Elementary School talent show, marked on the Miss Atomic Pile calendar on the wall in Homer's office at the nuclear power plant. (Season 3 episode Lisa's Pony)
  • 1992
    • April
      • April 1
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Bart, angered by Homer's numerous April Fools' Day tricks, attempts to get even by shaking up a can of Duff beer in a paint shaker, sending Homer to the hospital. (Season 4 episode So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show)
    • May
      • May 10
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Whacking Day, a local holiday that was called distasteful and puerile by a panel of hillbillies. In a tradition that dates back to founding father Jebediah Springfield, every May 10th, local residents gather to drive snakes into the center of town and whack them to snake heaven. (Season 4 episode Whacking Day)
      • May 16
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Homer wakes up from a coma after 7 weeks, after opening the can of Duff beer that Bart shook up in a paint shaker on April Fools' Day. Thinking it's still April 1st, he tells the family he's taking them to Hawaii as an April Fools' joke. (Season 4 episode So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show)
  • 1993
  • 1995
    • January
      • January 2
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Date on check that Bart writes to Krusty for 75 cents and no cents - which is inconsistent, because all of the other checks that he writes are dated 1996. Krusty endorses with a stamp from the Cayman Islands Offshore Holding Corporation, which Bart complains to the Bank of Springfield about, inadvertently getting Krusty in trouble with the IRS. (Season 7 episode Bart the Fink)
    • March
      • March 8
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • In Bart's nightmarish daydream about Christmas time during in Juvenile Hall where the kids each get one horrible gift, Jimbo gets a copy of the March 8th newspaper. (Season 7 episode Marge Be Not Proud)
    • April
      • April 1
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Day one of Bart trying to get through 3 months without seeing Jessica to get her completely out of his system, which he marks on his Itchy & Scratchy calendar. (Season 6 episode Bart's Girlfriend)
      • April 2
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Date Bart is shown crossing off on his Itchy & Scratchy calendar in advance, marking the 3 months he has to get through without seeing Jessica to get her completely out of his system. (Season 6 episode Bart's Girlfriend)
      • April 30
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Bart crosses off the dates in the month of April on his Itchy & Scratchy calendar in advance, marking the 3 months he has to get through without seeing Jessica to get her completely out of his system. He crosses off the impossible date of April 31st, as April only has 30 days. (Season 6 episode Bart's Girlfriend)
    • May
      • May 15
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Date Bart is shown crossing off on his Itchy & Scratchy calendar in advance, marking the 3 months he has to get through without seeing Jessica to get her completely out of his system. (Season 6 episode Bart's Girlfriend)
    • June
      • June 30
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Date Bart is shown crossing off on his Itchy & Scratchy calendar in advance, marking the 3 months he has to get through without seeing Jessica to get her completely out of his system. (Season 6 episode Bart's Girlfriend)
  • 1996
    • April
      • April 12
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Principal Skinner declares Friday "Go To Work With Your Parents Day" in order to avoid paying the exorbitant cost to change the date on his SkyAmeriWestica ticket to Hong Kong, where he travels for Spring Break. (Season 7 episode Bart on the Road)
    • May
      • July 6
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • The Simpson family leaves Little Pwagmattasquarmsettport and heads home to Springfield, their car still decorated with seashells by Lisa's new friends. (Season 7 episode Summer of 4 Ft. 2)
  • 1997
      • December 25
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • New record added 6/8/2022
        • When Bart accidentally causes a fire that engulfs and melts the family's plastic Christmas tree and presents, he hides the evidence in the snow. When the family comes downstairs to find the tree and presents gone, Bart makes up a story about how he caught a burglar taking off with their tree and presents. (Season 9 episode Miracle on Evergreen Terrace)
  • 1998
    • January
      • January 1
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Ned Flanders pays his taxes, while the rest of the town waits until the last possible minute, all showing up at the Springfield Post Office at 10pm on Tax Day, April 15. (Season 9 episode Trouble with Trillions)
    • April
      • April 15
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • While Ned Flanders paid his taxes on the first day of the new year, the rest of the town waits until the last possible minute, all showing up at the Springfield Post Office at 10pm on Tax Day. (Season 9 episode Trouble with Trillions)
  • 1999
    • January
      • January 31
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Homer and a new friend, Wally Kogen, take several Springfield citizens to Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. However, they are locked in a detention cell after their tickets are discovered to be counterfeit. (Season 10 episode Sunday, Cruddy Sunday)
      • December 31
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Dick Clark hosts Springfield Rockin' Eve in Springfield, featuring Whitesnake, Poison, or Ratt. (Season 11 episode Treehouse of Horror X - segment Life's a Glitch, Then You Die)
  • 2000
    • February
    • April
      • April 30
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • When Lisa Simpson and her Mensa friends, also known as The Council of Alphas, run the town of Springfield after Mayor Quimby abdicates his position, Principal Skinner's Transportation Project not only gets the town's trains running on time, he gets them running on metric time. Apparently another project of theirs changes how they are calculating time, because he mentions the impossible date of April 47th. Principal Skinner: "Remember this moment, people… 80 past 2:00 on April 47th. It's the dawn of an enlightened Springfield." (Season 10 episode They Saved Lisa's Brain)
    • November
      • November 10
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Carl uses the word for November 10 from his Word-a-day calendar at lunch in the power plant cafeteria: I concur. The word on the calendar is conquer. (Season 11 episode Homer vs. Dignity)
  • 2001
    • May
      • May 23
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • 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)
    • December
      • December 24
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Lisa tells her family that she will be celebrating Christmas with them and continue paying lip service to Christianity while practicing Buddhism for the rest of her life. (Season 13 episode She of Little Faith)
  • 2003
    • November
      • November 6
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Lisa loses the Spellympics in Calgary when she spells intransigence with an 'A' instead of an 'E'. Also the day that Krusty Burger's Ribwich Tour is supposed to visit San Francisco - but Krusty shows up to announce that the Ribwich is no more, as the animal they made it from is now extinct. Not a cow or pig. Think smaller, and more legs. (Season 14 episode I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can)
      • December 25
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • The When confronted by angry residents in the town square, Homer gives back all the presents he stole the night before. Moe falls from the top of a building during his annual suicide threat. (Season 15 episode Tis The Fifteenth Season)
  • 2004
  • 2005
    • January
      • May 18
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Homer Simpson: The book of Revelations has 404 verses… add the number of people at the last supper… minus the number of Filipinos in the Bible… and you get 3:15 pm, May 18th. That's when the Rapture will begin. (Season 16 episode Thank God it's Doomsday)
      • May 19
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • After Homer's original date for the Rapture comes and goes, Homer recalculates, determining that the new date for the Rapture is May 19th. (Season 16 episode Thank God it's Doomsday)
    • December
      • December 24
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Christmas Eve. The Simpsons go to church, but Reverend Lovejoy doesn't show up for service due to a model train wreck in his house, so Homer tells Christmas stories. "Christmas Service - Jesus: 2005 years young" (Season 17 episode Simpsons Christmas Stories)
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • The Simpsons bring Gil home with them on Christmas Eve from Constington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
  • 2006
    • January
      • January 1
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. Gil spends New Year's Day on the couch watching the Rose Parade, featuring a marching band from Altoona, Pennsylvania, playing "Rachel's Theme” from Batman Begins. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • January 16
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • MLK Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. Homer and Marge argue over letting him stay or kicking him out. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
    • February
      • February 2
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Groundhog Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • February 12
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • When Mrs. Krabappel hits on Willy when he's G.K. Willington, he tells her, "I'd be happy to dine with you on the 12th." In his datebook, he writes "Boink slut" (Season 17 episode My Fair Laddy)
      • February 14
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • 
Valentine's Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. Marge rents that negligee that Homer likes, but their alone time is interrupted by Gil, eating the heart-shaped box of chocolates that Homer bought for Marge. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • February 15
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Susan B. Anthony Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • February 17
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • World Human Spirit Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
    • March
      • March 4
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Old Inauguration Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • March 17
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • St. Patrick's Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. Gil invites friends over to celebrate. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
    • April
      • April 28
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Arbor Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
    • May
      • May 8
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • V.E. Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • May 9
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • James L. Brooks' birthday. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
    • July
      • July 3
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Air Conditioning Appreciation Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • July 24
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Cousins Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • July 27
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Jerry Van Dyke's birthday. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
    • September
      • September 8
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • 
International Literacy Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • September 24
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • National Good Neighbor Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
    • October
      • October 9
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Columbus Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • October 13
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • World Egg Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • October 21
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Reptile Awareness Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
    • November
      • November 13
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Gingerbread House Day. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • November 23
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. Gil ruins Thanksgiving by using Marge's leg razor to peel his carrots. Marge is still mad about it the next day while she does yardwork and talks to Ned over the fence. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
      • November 24
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • The Day after Thanksgiving. Gil is still living with the Simpsons after they brought him home with them on Christmas Eve from Costington's, where he was working as a department store Santa. Marge is still angry with Gil for ruining Thanksgiving by using her leg razor to peel his carrots. When she goes to tell him off, she finds that he's finally gone, having taken off to Scottsdale for a job with Jackpot Realty. (Season 18 episode Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)
  • 2007
    • July
      • July 3
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Chief Wiggum cancels Santa's Little Helper's class at the Springfield Animal Police Academy. Chief Wiggum: "For the next two weeks, I'm gonna be your worst enemy, except this Thursday is the Fourth of July, so we'll take Friday off as well. Well, I guess Wednesday everybody's going to be thinking about the long weekend, so...eh, what the hell? Why don't we just take the whole week off?” (Season 18 episode Stop! Or My Dog Will Shoot!)
      • July 4
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Chief Wiggum cancels Santa's Little Helper's class at the Springfield Animal Police Academy. Chief Wiggum: "For the next two weeks, I'm gonna be your worst enemy, except this Thursday is the Fourth of July, so we'll take Friday off as well. Well, I guess Wednesday everybody's going to be thinking about the long weekend, so...eh, what the hell? Why don't we just take the whole week off?” (Season 18 episode Stop! Or My Dog Will Shoot!)
      • July 5
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Chief Wiggum cancels Santa's Little Helper's class at the Springfield Animal Police Academy. Chief Wiggum: "For the next two weeks, I'm gonna be your worst enemy, except this Thursday is the Fourth of July, so we'll take Friday off as well. Well, I guess Wednesday everybody's going to be thinking about the long weekend, so...eh, what the hell? Why don't we just take the whole week off?” (Season 18 episode Stop! Or My Dog Will Shoot!)
      • July 27
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Date from the end credits: Executive Producer Al "July 27th, 2007” Jean. (Season 18 episode Treehouse of Horror XVII - segment The Day the Earth Looked Stupid)
    • October
      • October 31
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • New record added 6/21/2022
        • Bart and Lisa and their friends terrorize the town with their Halloween tricks. (Season 19 episode Treehouse of Horror XVIII - segment Heck House)
  • 2010
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2054
  • Year Unknown
    • March
      • March 20
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Issued Date on the Homer Sanchez' Mexico ID that Homer's boss at Sprawl Mart uses to threaten to send him back to Mexico. (Season 16 episode On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister)
    • May
      • May 20
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Date of the Boys vs. Girls Home Ec bake-off finale, posted on bulletin board at Shelbyville High School, from flashback sequence. (Season 2 episode The Way We Was)
    • July
      • July 4
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • When Krusty looks through the Simpson family photo albums, there's a photo marked "4th of July”, with Homer drinking a can of Duff beer while lighting a firecracker for a baby Bart, still in diapers. (Season 3 episode Like Father, Like Clown)
      • July 15
        •  The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Date of birth Bart writes on the MoneyBank charge card application. (Season 8 episode The Canine Mutiny) According to Homer, it's Barney's birthday, same day as Lassie's. (Season 10 episode Viva Ned Flanders)

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