Buffy Chronology


An Old Friend

[FONT=arial, verdana]PRE-SHOW - Season One - Season Two - Season Three - Season Four / Angel Season One - Season Five / Angel Season Two - Season Six / Angel Season Three - Post Show[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]"It is true that in the first place, demons owned this world. They lost it in a grand battle with the Emperor, and fight to this day to take it back again."
- from Emperor Taizu's Book written in 971
Blooded [/FONT]
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The First Slayer [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]2050 - 1786 BCE[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Sobek is worshipped in Egypt during the Middle Kingdom. Something of a bodyguard to other gods, he also gave the pharoah strength to overcome obstacles and protected the pharoah from harm, especially evil magic.
"Shadow" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1001 BCE[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]approx. - Taparrich, of the trans-dimensional demon race the Mok'tagar, has a daughter
[SIZE=-1](Kathy says she's "three thousand years old")[/SIZE]
"Living Conditions" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]796[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]approx. - Lothos becomes a Vampire King
The Girl's Got Bite: The Unofficial Guide To Buffy's World [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]879[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]approx. - Anyanka is born or offered the chance to become a vengeance demon by D'hoffren. While still human, she's going with a man named Olaf who cheats on her so she turns him into a troll, resulting in her being offered the job of vengeance demon.
[SIZE=-1](in 'Dopplegangland' Anya tells the Bronze's bartender she's "1120 years old"; but in 'Something Blue' she says D'hoffren turned her into a demon "1120 years ago")[/SIZE]
"Dopplegangland" - "Something Blue" - "Triangle" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]971[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Emperor Taizu's Book written
Blooded [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1011[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]**NEW!!** a Slayer kills a vampire named Belasarius
[SIZE=-1](Not a new entry, but a corrected date. I had a one and a zero transposed.)[/SIZE]
Immortal [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1150[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]approx. - Aurelius prophecises his Order will come to the Master and bring him the Anointed One on the evening of the thousandth day after the advent of Septus
[SIZE=-1](written in 12th century according to episode)[/SIZE]
"Never Kill A Boy On The First Date" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]approx. - "Tarnis, 12th century. One of the founders of the monks of the order of Dagon. Their sole purpose appears to have been as protectors of the key."
[SIZE=-1](from Giles's notes)[/SIZE]
"Blood Ties" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]Reykjavik, Iceland
The Queller Impact - a meteor lands in the area.
[SIZE=-1]("The 12th century" according to the episode.)[/SIZE]
"Listening To Fear" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1200[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]approx. - in the Kastka Valley above the Urals, a sorcerer achieves Ascension and becomes the embodiment of the four-winged soul killer demon Lo-Hash. The village is decimated and maybe three people make it out alive. Anyanka was there cursing a shepherd who'd been unfaithful.
"Graduation Day, Pt. 1" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1347-1350[/FONT]

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During the plague, one Slayer is a barmaid in Europe. She is killed by Lothos and another is chosen
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (movie tie-in) [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1397[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]approx: Heinrich Joseph Nest becomes a vampire - eventually he will be The Master
[SIZE=-1](debatable, as Giles says in "Prophecy Girl" that the Master is "as old as any vampire on record" and I feel six hundred years is kind of young, especially after seeing all the 1000-plus year old Immortals on Highlander, but The Watcher's Guide says that's what Joss's notes for the episode say, too.)[/SIZE]
The Harvest / The Watcher's Guide [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1418[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Moloch banished to an ancient tome in Cortona, Italy by monks
"I, Robot - You, Jane" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1450[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]An important book of Slayer prophecy, the Pagamon Codex, is "misplaced"
"Invisible Girl" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1497[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]approx. - a 16 year old girl is chosen to be sacrificed to Seben Keya by the Incas in Peru
"Inca Mummy Girl" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1550[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Approx: There's a French sorcerer named Cloutier with a spell demons hate called 'tirer la couverture' - "pull the curtain back." It's a trance to see spells.
"No Place Like Home" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Approx: According to Anya, the being that becomes known as Santa starts around this time, complete with the reindeer and coming down the chimney. Of course, he'd rather disembowel kids than bring them presents...
"The Body" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1580[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Approx: Anyanka the vengeance demon meets Dracula after cursing a man and making him incredibly fat - "like a human mini-van" she'll later tell Xander.
[SIZE=-1](Anya says she was a "silly young thing" at the time - "seven hundred or so.")[/SIZE]
"Buffy vs. Dracula" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1609[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Virginia Colony - a dying prostitute is approached by the Master. He grants her eternal unlife and names her Darla.
"Angel" - Angel: "Darla" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1612[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]a Samurai Watcher fails in his duty to his Emperor and is commanded to commit seppuku, leaving his Slayer without a trainer; she is killed three months later
Blooded [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1649[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]A cleric in a village near Germany's Black Forest finds two small children - dead. A strange, triangle-looking mark is on their hands. Their names are Hans (8 years old) and Greta (6) Strauss.
"Gingerbread" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1692[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Samantha Kane is the Slayer - Robert Erwin is her Watcher
Night of the Living Rerun [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]In Salem, Massachusetts, the witch trials begin. Anyanka is there.
"Intervention" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1700s[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]One Slayer is also a slave in Virginia
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (movie tie-in) [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1723[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Desmond Kane, pastor of Sharpesville, writes in his journal: "May 25, 1723 - Tomorrow is the Ascension. God help us all." Nothing more is ever heard of Kane...or Sharpesville.
"Enemies" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1725[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]approx. - the Slayer forges her own weapons.
[SIZE=-1]("Early eighteeth century" according to episode.)[/SIZE]
"Fool For Love" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1727[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Liam is born in Galway, Ireland. He'll later gain recognition as the vampire Angelus
Angel: "The Prodigal" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1753[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]While living in Galway, Ireland, 26 year old Liam is turned into the vampire Angelus by Darla
"Becoming Pt. 1" / Angel: "The Prodigal" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1760[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Darla introduces Angelus to the Master. Angelus doesn't like the idea of living in sewers with the Master and he and Darla leave. The Master gives Angelus a century at most to survive.
Angel: "Darla [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1790s[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]**NEW!!** approx. - A prostitute in Hong Kong is also the Slayer
[SIZE=-1](Not a new entry, just adjusted the date.)[/SIZE]
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Origin" comic by Dark Horse [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]late 1700s[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Angelus sires Puritan Penn, who adopts Angelus' methodology of carving a cross into the cheek of his victims; true to his teacher's ways, Penn's first victim is his own sister, followed by the rest of his family
Angel: "Somnambulist" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1812[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]An earthquake buries the Sunnydale Mission.
"Pangs" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1817[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]January 6
Watcher Claire Silver is visited by Lord Byron while Justine the Slayer lays grievously injured; Byron brings her "certain books" and fragments of Oriental scrolls, and hints he knows that Justine is the Slayer; Justine suspects something odd about Byron, too
[SIZE=-1](Perhaps Justine was sensing that Byron was an Immortal. Nancy Holder, co-author of "Blooded," also wrote a "Highlander" tie-in, so she most likely knew of Byron's status on that series)[/SIZE]
Blooded [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]January 7
Claire discovers the books Byron left are clues to the Lost Slayer, an unknown Slayer whose Watcher died before her; Justine promises not to die until they've unraveled the mystery
Blooded [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]February 1
Justine seems improved, though still very weak; Claire goes out hunting in her stead
Blooded [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]February 13
Justine takes a turn for the worse; Claire finds a volume of Chinese lore called "Emperor Taizu's Book" which has a passage about the beginning of the world which strangely mirrors what the Watchers and Slayers believe - the book was written in A.D. 971
Blooded [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]February 28
Justine finally succumbs to her wounds; somewhere another Slayer is called, who finds and dispatches Justine's killers
Blooded [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1818[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]January 6
Claire continues her search for the Lost Slayer
Blooded [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1819[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]March 18
Claire Silver receives her own copy of her book, Oriental Magick Spells as Collected by Claire Silver, A Watcher which she wrote while researching the Lost Slayer
Blooded [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1820[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]June 17
Claire Silver learns that the Sword of Sanno, which houses both the spirit of the Japanese Mountain King Sanno and the Chinese demon vampire Chirayoju, is real and at a Buddhist monastery on Mount Hiei
Blooded [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1838[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Christmastime
Dublin, Ireland - Angelus kills Daniel, who lost a card game to the vampire. He also kills serving girl Margaret at a dinner party
"Amends" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1843[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Luke is almost defeated by a mortal in Madrid when he's caught sleeping
[SIZE=-1](I'd originally suspected that it was a Slayer, but it was pointed out to me that Luke said "he caught me sleeping.)[/SIZE]
"Welcome To Hellmouth" / "The Harvest" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1845[/FONT]

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Boston shipyards were plagued by a series of grisly murders. The attacks ended when a quiet young woman arrived in town.
www.buffy.com [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1857[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Charles Baudelaire publishes "Le Vampyr" in France. It might have had something to do with Angel.
[SIZE=-1](Well, not positive on this - it's when "La métamorphose du vampire" was published, which was mentioned together with "Le Vampyr" on most web pages I checked.)[/SIZE]
Angel: "She" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1860[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Darla has a surprise for Angelus. She points out a family with three daughters. One of the sisters is Drusilla, already blessed (cursed?) with the gift of sight. Angelus will become obsessed with her, killing her family and slowly driving her insane; she flees to a convent where he turns her into a demon on the day she takes her Holy Orders
"Lie To Me" / "Becoming Pt. 1" Angel: "Dear Boy" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1865[/FONT]

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Short-lived (aren't they all?) Slayer Lucy Hanover disappears with the Wild Hunt for several weeks in Virginia; while with them, she gives up part of her essence to create a son with the Erl King, Lord of the Hunt; she tells her Watcher none of that, only that she killed several Huntsmen to escape; her Watcher never quite believed the story
Child of the Hunt [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1866[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Virginia: The frequent disappearance of local Civil War widows shock a grieving community. The events end when Lucy Hanover arrives
www.buffy.com [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]After her death, Lucy Hanover's spirit remains on the Ghost Roads between life and death to help aid lost souls
Immortal [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1863[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Manet's painting "La Musiqe aux Tuleries" is first exhibited.
Angel: "She" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1872[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]**NEW!!** In Venice, Italy, Angela Martignetti is the Slayer. Peter Toscano is her first Watcher - and her lover. He is killed and she gets a new Watcher, Jason Cromwell. Due to her relationship with Toscano, Cromwell is initially hostile to her, but eventually cools. Angela lives "many years" after this.
[SIZE=-1](My suspicion was confirmed. Despite 1862 being used several times in the novel, the correct year is 1872.)[/SIZE]
Immortal [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1880[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]In London, mild-mannered, bookish William is rejected by Cecily, the love of his life. He is found crying in an alley and is turned into a vampire by Dru, who needs a playmate. He goes by the name of Spike afterwards. He causes such a fuss that Angelus, Darla, Drusilla and he are forced to hide in mines in Yorkshire, where Angelus mentions the Slayer, starting Spike's desire to track them down and fight them.
"The Initiative" - "Fool For Love" - Angel:"Darla" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1883[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Angelus, Drusilla and Spike spend Christmas in London
Angel: City Of... [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1886[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Tector and Lyle Gorch massacre an entire Mexican village... before they became vampires
"Bad Eggs" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1889[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Maude Peason born
Angel: "Room With A View" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1892[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Vienna, Austria-Hungary: Drusilla gives Angelus a gift, a young girl named Catherine he turns into a vampire. Later, along with Spike and other vampires, they fight a demon called the Hollower, which sucks the demon out of vampires
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Angel" comic series by Dark Horse [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1893[/FONT]

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In the Oklahoma Territory, a series of savage attacks claimed the lives of 17 homesteaders. The murders stopped when a young woman blacksmith passed through town.
www.buffy.com [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1897[/FONT]

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Virginia City, WY - a string of bizarre murders shock this small hillside community. The killings end when 20 year old Florence Gilbert arrives in town
www.buffy.com [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1898[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]early in year: Angelus meets up with Darla on his way to Budapest; there they meet up with Spike and Drusilla and have a grand old time in the aftermath of an earthquake
"Angel" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]August
Borsa, Romania - Angelus is cursed by the Kalderash clan of gypsies after feeding on one of their favorites (a gift from Darla). He regains his soul and suddenly feels overwhelming guilt at the evil he committed after becoming a vampire; Darla casts him out and threatens to stake him when she discovers what happens, and with Spike and Drusilla she wipes out the camp.
"Becoming Pt. 1" - Angel: City Of... - "Five By Five" - Angel: "Darla" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]meanwhile -
Angelus' protege Penn is waiting for his sire in Italy
[SIZE=-1](Penn says he "waited until the 19th century" but since the 19th century is actually the 1800s, he must have mis-spoken and meant 1900s)[/SIZE]
Angel: "Somnambulist" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1899[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Sunnydale, CA is founded
"Graduation Day, Pt. 2" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Two young children are found dead in Utah. A strange, triangle-looking mark is on their hands.
"Gingerbread" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1900[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]
June 18

Darla, Spike and Drusilla are in China during the Boxer Rebellion. Angel tracks down Darla there, wanting things to be like they were before his curse but he can't bring himself to kill. Spike kills Xin Rong, the Slayer, gaining the scar in his left eyebrow in the process. Her family swears vengeance.
"School Hard" - "Fool For Love" - Angel: "Darla" - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike and Dru comic #3 by Dark Horse [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1903[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Richard Wilkens marries Edna Mae. He stays young while she grows old and eventually dies.
"Choices" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1907[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Future teacher Natalie French born
"Teacher's Pet" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1908[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Angelus' protege Penn shows up in Boston, still using Angelus' old schtick of carving a cross in the cheek of his victims
Angel: "Somnambulist" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1912[/FONT]

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The Brooklyn Boarding House murders claim 23 lives. They stop when student nurse Arabella Gish seeks lodging in room number six
www.buffy.com [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1917[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Angel moves to America
[SIZE=-1]("about eighty years ago" according to Giles)[/SIZE]
"Angel" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Tunguska, Russia
A meteor lands in a remote area of Siberia. Some witnesses say the meteor was hollow.
[SIZE=-1](The famous Tunguska explosion happened on June 30th, 1908. 2150 square kilometers of forest were destroyed. That night as far away as Britain it was still light enough to take pictures and read newspapers after midnight. An atmospheric pressure wave generated by the blast travelled around the world - twice. While there are theories, what exactly happened is still uknown.)[/SIZE]
"Listening To Fear" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1925[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Kobo is born in Japan; he later becomes the Watcher for a Slayer named Mariko and also knows Giles's grandmother, another Watcher
Blooded [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Archibald Lassiter is born. He will become a Watcher and mentor of Rupert Giles.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Giles comic by Dark Horse [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1927[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]

May -
Chicago: 41 bodies found near Union Station; shortly after arrival of mysterious young woman, the murders stop
[SIZE=-1](could this be the Korean Slayer who was with Sid in '30s maybe? Hard to tell in the picture, but probably not)[/SIZE]
www.buffy.com [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1928[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]The Hyperion Hotel in Los Angeles is built. During its construction a worker leaps to his death, taking two others with him. The first event in a legacy of murder and mayhem at the hotel.
Angel: "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been..." [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1929[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]November 20
Angelus' protege Penn shows up in Los Angeles, still using Angelus' old schtick of carving a cross in the cheek of his victims
[SIZE=-1](the newspaper they look at on the computer appears to be dated Nov. 20th - someone with a clearer tape can double-check if they like)[/SIZE]
Angel: "Somnambulist" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1930s[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Angel spends some time in Missoula, Montana
Angel: "City of" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1933[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Chicago World's Fair
Spike and Dru set out to paint the fair red with blood. Xin Rong's clan tracks them down and attacks but they fight them off with the help of one of the Elder Gods, called to earth by a chaos engine built by Paul Barron. In thanks for the help, Spike and Dru kill the Elder and turn Barron into a vampire.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike and Dru comic #3 by Dark Horse [/FONT][FONT=arial, verdana]1935[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]approx. - Demon Slayer Sid spends time with a Korean Vampire Slayer
"Puppet Show" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1937[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]For several months, Sunnydale is plagued by a rash of murders - they stop after an earthquake strikes the town, trapping the Master who was trying to open the Hellmouth and let the Demons free to rule earth once again
"Welcome To Hellmouth" / "The Harvest" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1937[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Buffy remembers stories about the mad monk Rasputin being reported alive until at least the late thirties.
"Checkpoint" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1938[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Trevor Lockley born
Angel: "The Prodigal" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1944[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Living in an alley in Manhattan (New York City), Angel befriends Dr. Leah Coleman but leaves her when his vampiric thirst for blood threatens to overwhelm him
Immortal [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1946[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]April 22
the Los Angeles Globe-Register reports that Maude Pearson - 57 - was found dead of a heart attack in apt 212 of the Pearson Arms, the apartment building she built. Her body wasn't found for three weeks. Detective Randall thinks something suspicious was going on, though, because her son Dennis disappeared at the same time. What he doesn't find out is that she dropped dead right after walling up Dennis in the apartment so he wouldn't leave her for a woman.
[SIZE=-1](Apparently the investigation lasts about four months. The records Angel looks at with Kate are dated in August. The April date comes from the computer search Doyle does.)[/SIZE]
Angel: "Room With A View" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1947[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Students in the Delta Zeta Kappa fraternity at Crestwood College (by the south side of Sunnydale's cemetery) begin sacrificing girls to the Snake God Machida in return for wealth and power.
[SIZE=-1](Bones dating back fifty years were found according the newspaper article Xander reads at the end of the episode.)[/SIZE]
"Reptile Boy" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1949[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Two young children are found dead near Omaha, Nebraska. A strange, triangle-looking mark is on their hands.
"Gingerbread" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1952[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Angel is staying in room 217 in the Hyperion Hotel in Los Angeles. He meets Judy, a thief on the run. A Thesulac demon is also in the hotel, feeding on the paranoia of the inhabitants. It causes several deaths, amongst them a candle salesman who commits suicide. Due to the demon's influence, bellhop Frank Gillnitz is arrested and convicted of the crime.
Angel: "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been..." [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1954[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Hyperion bellhop Frank Gillnitz is executed for the murder of a candle salesman.
Angel: "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been..." [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Rupert Giles born in England.
www.buffyupn.com [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1955[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]The headline reads "Sunnydale High Jock Kills Lover, Self" when student Jim Stanley kills teacher Grace Newman the night of the Sadie Hawkins dance as she tries to break up with him
"I Only Have Eyes For You" [/FONT][FONT=arial, verdana]1956[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]October
Spike and Drusilla look for Angelus in Hungary; a mob of Soviet soldiers and villagers nearly kill Drusilla
Angel: City Of... [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1957[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Ted Buchanan gets married
"Ted" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1958[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Joyce Summers born.
"Weight of the World" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1959[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]October 3
Margo Dressner's death in the Pearson's old apartment is ruled a suicide
Angel: "Room With A View" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1963[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]September 1
Angelus' protege Penn shows up in Los Angeles, still using Angelus' old schtick of carving a cross in the cheek of his victims
[SIZE=-1](the newspaper appears to be dated Sept. 1st - someone with a clear tape, feel free to double-check)[/SIZE]
Angel: "Somnambulist" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1964[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Trevor Lockley joins the Los Angeles Police Department
Angel: "The Prodigal" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Ten year old Giles is told of his Watcher destiny.
[SIZE=-1](moved to fit the birth year given on the UPN site)[/SIZE]
"Never Kill A Boy On The First Date" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1965[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]October 18
date of police report about Jenny Kim's death in the Pearson's old apartment. (ruled sucide 5 December)
Angel: "Room With A View" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Future LA Police Officer Peter Harkes is born.
Angel: "The Thin Dead Line" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1967[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Future LA vice cop Kevin Helenbrook is born.
Angel: "The Thin Dead Line" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]July 18
Vanessa Brewer is born in San Fransisco, CA.
Angel: "Blind Date" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1969[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]August 15-17
Spike is at the Woodstock Festival in upstate New York. He feeds on a flowerperson and spends six hours watching his hand move
"School Hard" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1970[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]May 27
half-human, half Brachen demon (on his father's side) Allan Francis Doyle is born
[SIZE=-1](using actor Glenn Quinn's birthdate)[/SIZE]
Angel: "Bachelor Party" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1972[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Natalie French retires from teaching
"Teacher's Pet" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1974[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Jessica Halpren born
Angel: "Somnambulist" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1975[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Rupert Giles (21) rebels against Watcher destiny and drops out of Oxford - gets into a bad crowd (Ethan Rayne, Thomas Sutcliff, Philip Henry, Diedre Page) in London - they summon the demon Eyghon, who kills Randall
[SIZE=-1](Changed to the birth year on the UPN Buffy site)[/SIZE]
"The Dark Age" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1976[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]approx. - 'Catherine the Great' - later Catherine Madison - leads the Sunnydale cheerleading squad to the tri-county championship, something never done before or since
[SIZE=-1](Year updated thanks to the good close-up of Catherine's trophy in the Sunnydale High Yearbook by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder)[/SIZE]
"The Witch" / Sunnydale High Yearbook [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Ben (and Glory) born on Earth.
"Weight of the World" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1977[/FONT]

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**NEW!!** Spike kills his second Slayer, Nikki Wood, on a New York City subway. She leaves behind a four year old son named Robin to be raised by her Watcher.
[SIZE=-1](Slayer's name appears in script posted online - later confirmed in the series)[/SIZE]
"Fool For Love" / "First Date" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1978[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]September -
Daryl Epps born
"Some Assembly Required" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1979[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]December 16
The Hyperion Hotel in Los Angeles officially closes its doors. "On that morning the concierge, Roland Meeks, made his morning wake-up calls with a twelve-guage shotgun room to room." - Wesley
Angel: "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been..." [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1980[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]London, England: Accepting his Watcher destiny, Rupert Giles is mentored by Archibald Lassiter.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Giles comic by Dark Horse [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]July 4
Anya Christina Emanuella Jenkins born.
[SIZE=-1](At least that's Anya's story and she's sticking to it!)[/SIZE]
"Checkpoint" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]November
Tara born.
www.buffyupn.com [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1981[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]January
Buffy Anne Summers born; she will become the Chosen One
[SIZE=-1](Buffy's birthdate is one of the great mysteries, with at least three different dates shown - two in one ep within seconds of each other. Joss has confirmed '81 as the year, and I'm going with January as the month due to that being when the episodes chronicling her 17th birthday first aired. Some have picked the 19th as the date, since the two episodes chronicling her birthdays both aired on that date, which is fine by me but I haven't been able to make that date (or any other) work consistently based on my other calculations. Her middle name was revealed in the third season premiere episode, "Anne.")[/SIZE]
"Surprise" / "Innocence" - "Anne" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1982[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]UCSunnydale's Psi Theta fraternity loses its charter. The frat house is abandoned while zoning issues drag on. Shortly afterward, the college starts losing a higher number of students than usual who just clear out of the dorms without telling anyone anything.
"The Freshman" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Willow Rosenberg is born in Sunnydale.
www.buffyupn.com [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1983[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Sunnydale High wins their last State Championship, possibly in swimming
"Go Fish" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Jenny Markem is born
Angel: "Somnambulist" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1986-87[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Willow and Xander break up after Xander steals her Barbie - they're five
"Welcome to the Hellmouth" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1987[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]October 21
After graduating from the police academy, Peter Harkes is assingned to the LA Metro District for field training
[SIZE=-1](At least, I think this is right. Anyone with a clearer tape want to double-check?)[/SIZE]
Angel: "The Thin Dead Line" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1987-88[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Xander is freaked by a clown on his 6th birthday
"Nightmares" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1988[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Vanessa Brewer blinds herself and spends five years in Pajaur, studying the Nanjin - blind cave-dwelling monks who believe seeing with the heart is the way to enlightenment.
Angel: "Blind Date" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]April 8
LA Police Officer Peter Harkes completes his field training
[SIZE=-1](At least, I think this is right. Anyone with a clearer tape want to double-check?)[/SIZE]
Angel: "The Thin Dead Line" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1988-89[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Buffy's second grade teacher is Mrs. MacWhirter
Immortal [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Xander wants a firetruck for his seventh birthday but doesn't get it. The house next door burns down and real firetrucks come. For years, Xander thinks Willow set the fire for him.
"The Replacement" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1989[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Eight year old Buffy is alone with her cousin Celia in the hospital when Celia dies, killed by Der Kindestod
"Killed By Death" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]nineteen year old Doyle (who's already got his teaching credentials) marries Harry, whom he met at the food bank where they volunteer
Angel: "Bachelor Party" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1989-90[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]3rd grade - Harmony starts picking on Willow
"Graduation Day, Pt. 1" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1990[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]June
LA police officer Peter Harkes receives a commendation of valor for rescuing a hostage
[SIZE=-1](At least, I think this is right. Anyone with a clearer tape want to double-check?)[/SIZE]
Angel: "The Thin Dead Line" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1991[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]twenty-one year old third-grade teacher Doyle first manifests his demon side; his wife Harry has a better time accepting it than Doyle does, and she eventually leaves him
Angel: "Bachelor Party" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Buffy's mother's best friend, Jamie ('Aunt Jamie' as Buffy called her) dies of ovarian cancer
Immortal [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1991-92[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]During 5th grade, Willow is the lookout while Sheila smokes
"School Hard" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]While in 5th grade, Buffy has crush on 6th grader William Fordham
"Lie To Me" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]Mrs. Winston, Sunnydale High School librarian, retires
Child of the Hunt [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1992[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]August 31
LA Police Officer Peter Harkes is assigned to the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Metro Division
[SIZE=-1](At least, I think this is right. Anyone with a clearer tape want to double-check?)[/SIZE]
Angel: "The Thin Dead Line" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1992-93[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Willow, Xander and Cordelia go on a field trip in 6th grade
"Invisible Girl" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1993[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]October 31
Twelve year old Buffy is Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween; her dad takes her trick-or-treating
"Fear Itself" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1993[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Vanessa Brewer is arrested fleeing the scene of a homicide. No charges were brought against the blind woman.
Angel: "Blind Date" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1994[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]approx. - Amy Madison's dad leaves her mom, Catherine; Catherine puts herself through cosmetology school to support herself and Amy, but maintains her fitness level, never gaining any weight; she becomes obsessive about Amy's weight, sometimes only letting her eat broth; Amy takes refuge at Willow's house and eats brownies
"The Witch" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]7 March -
date of police report on Natalie Davs's death in the Pearson Arms apt 212. (ruled suicide on 12 April)
Angel: "Room With A View" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]August
LA police officer Peter Harkes receives a commendation for outstanding achievement for community policing
[SIZE=-1](At least, I think this is right. Anyone with a clearer tape want to double-check?)[/SIZE]
Angel: "The Thin Dead Line" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1994-95[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]8th grade - Xander takes flugelhorn lessons; it gets him no trim
"The Zeppo" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1995[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]Jock Blayne Moll makes All-City
[SIZE=-1]("last year" according to Blayne, no doubt referring to the previous school year)[/SIZE]
"Teacher's Pet" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Xander and Willow each have four classes with Marcie Ross but never notice her
"Invisible Girl" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]Doyle and his wife Harry finally split up but never officially divorce
Angel: "Bachelor Party" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]Vanessa Brewer is arrested for aggravated assault. Never goes to trial.
Angel: "Blind Date" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]May
Peter Harkes is promoted to Senior Patrol Officer.
[SIZE=-1](I think this is right. Anyone with a clearer tape want to double-check?)[/SIZE]
Angel: "The Thin Dead Line" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]November 17
Daryl Epps runs 185 yards, makes 4 TDs, and is MVP in a football game against Westberry; he makes All-City this season
"Some Assembly Required" [/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]1995-96[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, verdana]9th grade - Buffy is in a beauty contest... there's a swimsuit competition
"Lie To Me" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]1996[/FONT]

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early in year -
Los Angeles 'Valley Girl' Buffy Summers (freshman) is told she is the Chosen One by Merrick, her Watcher, who later dies in battle with the Vampire Lothos; Buffy defeats Lothos in the Hemery High gym; She's also "prettier than the last one" according to the Master
[SIZE=-1](based on her "slaying for over a year" comment in "The Witch." I think it's safe to assume the gym gets burnt down during a later battle, though as someone who's email I deleted pointed out, in "School Hard" when Sheila comments about burning down the gym, Buffy replies with something along the lines of "Not exactly...one time," so maybe the hairspray/cross trick did burn down the gym. Or maybe Buffy was referring to the old science lab that got burnt down in "Some Assembly Required." The episode "Becoming Pt. 1" showed the series Buffy learn about her destiny from a nameless guy with nowhere near the style of the movie's Merrick, but I've kept the name and The Watcher's Guide calls him that, too.)[/SIZE]
movie - "Nightmares" - "Becoming Pt. 1" [/FONT] [FONT=arial, verdana]Angel meets the demon Whistler while living on the streets in New York City; Whistler takes Angel to Los Angeles and where he sees Buffy being called to her duty as a Slayer; Angel decides he has to help her
"Becoming Pt. 1" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]Daryl Epps dies in rock climbing accident
"Some Assembly Required" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]Cadillax Research and Development in Sunnydale closes down, putting Xander's uncle out of work
"I Robot, You Jane" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]September
Jack O'Toole starts his senior year for the first time.
"The Zeppo" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]Brad Konig stands up Harmony Kendall
[SIZE=-1](Sometime during the tenth grade.)[/SIZE]
"The Real Me" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]October -
Catherine Madison uses witchcraft to change bodies with her daughter
[SIZE=-1](When Giles and Buffy confront Catherine and find out it's really Amy in her mother's body, Amy says the switch took place "a few months ago.")[/SIZE]
"The Witch" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]Brittany Oswald, a junior at St. Michael's, and Kelly Percel, a sophomore at Grant, disappear
"Reptile Boy" [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, verdana]November/December -
Marcie Ross disappears from Sunnydale High
[SIZE=-1]("6 months ago" according to episode)[/SIZE]
"Invisible Girl" [/FONT]