Change of plans, guys. I've decided to speed things up a bit or else it simply might just take way too long before we get to the good stuff. So from now on, depending on the discussion, I'll post another bit of the timeline on Wednesdays, just to get things moving a bit or else it will take about half a year before it's fully posted. So hereby I post the next bit of the timeline, the first half of the 20th century in which we see the births of some of the oldest characters in MacGyver, the career of an actor, the rise of an organization and the devastating World War II. So next Sunday we will witness the birth of our hero and follow his childhood years.
Trail of Tears: 1904.
Horton Mining Co. is prospecting the area of Bitter Flats. They pay off some government official to redraw the map of the area.
The Secret of Parker House: 1910-1913.
The Parker House is being constructed.
Halloween Knights: 1911.
Henry Johnston Ascott dies. The name can be seen above the coffin in the cemetary in this episode. He was 79 years old.
Trail of Tears: 1911.
A map of Bitter Flats is drawn up with the stream running five miles west of where it should be.
Deadly Silents: 1917.
Pinky Burnett stars in The Hobo with Violet Meredith in which he gets chained up on the track and saves her by kicking a switch to a side track.
(Note: The actual movie stars Oliver Hardy and Billy West. Billy West is a hobo who hang around the train tracks and causes disruption at the station's, ticket office, lunch counter and lives of costumers. In the MacGyver Universe Pinky Burnett acted in The Hobo.)
Faith, Hope and Charity: Friday February 21 1919.
Faith Lacey is born. She is the great-granddaughter of Jonathan Lacey.
(Note: This is the actual birthday of the actress.)
Trail of Tears: Between 1920 and 1930.
Horton Mining merge with an electrical company called New Plains Electric.
The Secret of Parker House: Between 1920 and 1933.
Betty Parker's father becomes a bootlegger making the best white lightning in the state of Minnesota. MacGyver's family and Penny's family lived in the same area.
Halloween Knights: 1921.
The Helman Club is established. Probably established by Nicholas' father. It is used as front to cover up HIT's activities.
Faith, Hope and Charity: Saturday December 27 1924.
Hope Lacey is born. She is the younger sister of Faith Lacey. Great-grandfather Jonathan who build Lacey house was still alive at this point aged 87. He still goes to live on for a while since both Faith and Hope remembers the story of the tunnel that leads from the house to the barn and that he would put them there if they didn't finish their oatmeal. He must've been at least in his late 90's or nearly 100 years old before he died considering he was a grown man in the Civil War and to have seen and known his great-grandchildren long enough to scare them with stories over a tunnel that they would remember.
(Note: This is the actual birthday of the actress but six years earlier. I've set it six years earlier because there would be no way Hope would've known her great-grandfather and his stories about a tunnel otherwise)
Deadly Silents: 1926.
When the sound film is being developed silent moviestar Violet Meredith disappears. That same year The Black Pirate with Douglas Fairbanks is released.
The Coltons: Tuesday July 6 1926.
Mama Colton is born. She would later open up a restaurant and become head of the family when her sons Frank and Jesse become bounty hunters and are helped by their youngest brother Billy.
(Note: the actress is actually born on that day in 1931. Assuming that Jesse Colton is born on the same day as the actor that portray him and Frank says he's three years, eight months and six days older than Jesse this would mean Mama Colton would become pregnant with Frank at the age of 13. So I added five years to her age which means she would be 18 years old than when she got pregnant with Frank Colton and be 65 years old in 1991.)
Twice Stung: Sunday October 3 1926.
Kelly Sutton, a friend of MacGyver, is born.
The Eraser: 1928.
James Thomas Kendall AKA Jimmy 'The Eraser' Kendall is born in Jersey City.
Lost Love: Tuesday September 10 1929.
Arnold Palmer, Pete's hero is born. Arnold Palmer is a very famous golf player and Pete loves to play golf.
Deadly Silents: 1931.
Pinky must've had his last most exhilarating day somewhere this year until the day he and MacGyver are looking for his movies.
Three For The Road: December Thursday 3 1931.
Andy Williams is born who will dub Lauren Bacalls voice in the 1945 movie To Have And To Have Not.
(Note: the real Andy Williams was born on Saturday December 3 1927. The movie To Have And To Have Not was actually released in 1944.)
The Secret of Parker House: 1933.
Aunt Betty's father moves into the gambling racket after they repeal prohibition.
Lost Love: Monday December 18 1933.
Peter Thornton is born. He would later become a DXS agent and Director of Field Operations for the Phoenix Foundation.
Ma Dalton: 1934.
Somewhere in this year Francine Leyland, Jack Dalton's mother is born.
Faith, Hope and Charity 1934-1937.
Somewhere in this time period, great-grandpa Jonathan must've passed away.
Hell Week: Thursday March 11 1937.
Julian Ryman is born. He would later become Professor Ryman at Western Tech and win the first annual barricade contest.
The Odd Triple: 1939-1945.
A German ship carrying fifty million dollars in Nazi gold sinks after being torpedoed during World War II. Jack Dalton finds out about the ship and wants to go look for it. It is unknown exactly when and where the ship sank. According the Jack the ship sank in front of the coast. This is probably the French coast.
According to what Major Krik tells Victor, Ceausescu has helped his mother and father escape from the Nazis in Bucharest.
(Note: in reality Ceausescu spend most of the war in internment camps. However it could be possible this was near the end of the war.)
The Ten Percent Solution: 1940.
Alfred Rosenberg is made head of the Einsatzstab Rosenberg Reichminister (Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg to be precise). Hitler's organisation of art thieves.
Saturday October 12 1940-1944.
After the invasion of Poland, Sam Bolinski and his family were sent to Sobibór during Yom Kippur. His father got immediately killed the rest of the family were gassed within an hour and a valuable painting was stolen by the Nazis. Also other paintings from Renoir, Monet and Rembrandt are stolen and reported to be destroyed. According to a forged document the Nazis claims the painting was stolen in 1932. Sam Bolinski was the only survivor. He managed to stay alive by volunteering as a clerk working for the ERR in Auschwitz for four years. He found the pages of where the art of his family was catalogued and kept the original ERR documents. Later he was send back to Sobibór. During the war Sam notices a woman by the name of Frau Brandenberg. She and the wives of the other officers pick through the valuables of the dead like vultures in Sobibór.
The Eraser: 1941.
Jimmy's first arrest is on the age of 13.
The Widowmaker: Between Thursday June 4 1942 and Sunday June 7 1942.
Ellard from Ellard store is in the navy as signalman on a destroyer that goes down during the Battle of Midway and loses some good buddies but never forgets them. He's active service runs for twenty years until at least 1962.
Harry's Will/High Control/Split Decision: Wednesday December 9 1942.
Earl Dent is born to mother Veronica.
(Note: this is the actor's actual birthday.)
The Coltons: Saturday July 1 1944.
Frank Colton is born to Mama Colton. His father is unknown.
(Note: this date is calculated from the day Jesse Colton is born as Frank claims how many years older than he is.)
Humanity: August 1944.
Nicolae Ceausescu becomes secretary of the Communist Youth Movement in Romania. It is possible it was around this time Ceausescu rescued Major Kriks mother and father from the Nazis.
Gold Rush: Saturday December 2 1944.
A military airplane full of gold bars crashes in the Artic Circle above Alaska during a blizzard. The gold belongs to Russia and is worth 100 million dollars. They also carried a load of white lightning and a dictaphone. There was only one survivor; Lieutenant Turk West. The mission was also led by Air Marshall Sergei Barinov. Lieutenant West bailed out when the number one engine failed as the plane crashed. It would take him 45 years to find the gold. He even stayed with the reserves to find the plane. During the war it was common to interrogate German prisoners and have their interrogations taped and written. They were later send to Washington D.C. for study. The crew made a recording after they crashed in which it seems Lieutenant West was corrupt. During the following years West worked himself up to colonel.
Three For The Road: 1945.
Andy Williams dubs Lauren Bacall's voice in the film To Have And To Have Not.
(Note: the real movie was released on Tuesday October 3 1944.)
The Ten Percent Solution: Monday April 30 1945.
Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Germany.
Tuesday May 1 1945.
World War II is over. Germany is later divided into four zones belonging to the United States, United Kingdom, France and the Soviet Union. The Cold War begins and will reach a highlight by building the Iron Curtain.
Target MacGyver/Black Corsage: 1946.
Harry's black Chevy pick-up truck is manufactured. The original color is black. MacGyver has it later washed and repainted in yellow and brown.
Humanity: Saturday June 8 1946.
Major Krik is born in Romania. He would become highest ranking officer in the K-Force.
(Note: this is the actor's actual birthday)
The Eraser: 1947-1950.
Jimmy Kendall spends two weeks with the Boston Braves baseball team as a reserve and drove the team bus. Afterwards he spend another three years with organization.
The Coltons: Friday March 7 1947.
Jesse Colton is born to Mama Colton and brother Frank Colton. Their father is unknown. Jesse claims that chronological age and wisdom catch up at some point and that happened when Frank was about four years meaning that when he was born wisdom caught up with Frank.
(Note: This is actor Richard Lawson's actual birthday.)
Mask of the Wolf: 1948.
Though assuming Two Eagles and the actor are of the same age (52 at the time even though he looks at least 20 years older, this could've been in 1928 as well), I'd take it when Two Eagles talks to Jack about his grandfather and the old ways of the Illehkam it would've been in 1948 when Two Eagles' grandfather gave him the necklace of the two eagles and took him to the sacred place of the Kaqwani, to visit the House of the Wolf and see the Mask of Illehkam. In The House of the Wolf the ways of the Kaqwani people were born.
The Secret of Parker House: 1948.
Virgil Lang is born. Sylvia Lang is his older sister.
(Note: this is merely an estimation.)
Mountain of Youth: 1949.
In Ammukash valley, Mukti is born. She lives in a village near the fountain of youth. She has one twin brother called Samad, who will join the army of Kabulstan in order to take over Ammukash.
Rush To Judgement: 1950.
Belinda Jones aka the Bird Lady moves to 500 Olive Boulevard Apartment 2B in Greenwood Heights.
Lesson In Evil: 1950.
The Health Department shuts down an old asylum out on River Road. Before it became an asylum it was used as monastary.
Squeeze Play: 1950-1960.
Frank Colton starts his collection of baseball cards.
Ma Dalton/Jack In The Box: Monday January 8 1951.
Jack Dalton Sr's plane gets shot down over Kimpo Airfield during the Korean War. Jack Dalton Sr. was assigned to the Fifth Air Force's 67th Flight Squadron. He was later posthumously awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross after he stayed at the controls of the plane so that his fellow soldiers could bail out.
Saturday February 3 1951.
Jack Dalton Jr. is born. Francine Leyland is his mother at the age of 17. Jack Dalton Sr. is his father. He has an Uncle Charlie. Probably Jack Dalton Sr's brother. So his name must be Charlie (or Charles) Dalton who seemed to be after Jack Jr's piggy bank and also conning other people. He was close friends with B.B. Bartel, the bankrobber.
Passages/Friends: July 1951.
Ellen MacGyver becomes pregnant with MacGyver.
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