Campaign Timeline

Being a list of important and notable events (some fictional, most factual) that have lead to the world as it exists in the Shadow Stalkers world of 1872.

Timeline of Events 1871

  • January 2Amadeus I becomes King of Spain.
  • January 18 – The member-states of the North German Federation and the south German states unite into a single nation-state known as the German Empire. The King of Prussia is declared the first German Emperor as Wilhelm I of Germany.
  • January 21 – Giuseppe Garibaldi’s troops win in Dijon.
  • March 22 – In North Carolina, William Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment. The U.S. Army issues an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Nebraska.
  • March 26 – The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
  • March 27 – The first Rugby Union International results in a 4-1 win by Scotland over England.
  • March 29 – The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
  • April – The Stockholms Handelsbank is founded.
  • April 20United States President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Ku Klux Klan Act.
  • May 4 – The first MLB baseball game is played.
  • May 10France surrenders, ending the Franco-Prussian War.
  • May 21 – Opening of the first rack railway in Europe, the [[Rigi-Bahnen]] on Mount Rigi.
  • May 21-30 – French Third Republic: Government troops invade the Paris Commune and crush the rebellion.
  • June 10 – Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in a naval attack on the Han River forts in Korea.
  • June 18—The University Tests Act removes religious tests at Oxford, Cambridge and Durham universities.
  • July 20 – British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
  • August 31Adolphe Thiers becomes President of the French Republic.
  • SeptemberWhaling Disaster of 1871: 1,219 people abandon 33 whaling ships caught in the ice off the north coast of Alaska.
  • October 8Four major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan, and though the Chicago Fire is more famous, the Peshtigo Fire kills as many as 2,500 people, making it the deadliest fire in United States history.
  • October 27 – The Comte de Chambord refuses to be crowned ‘King Henry V of France’ until France abandons its tricolour and returns to the old Bourbon flag.
  • October 27 – The Grand Sachem of Tammany Hall (“Boss” William M. Tweed) is arrested.
  • November 5Wickenburg Massacre: Six men traveling by stagecoach are murdered by the Yavapai.
  • November 10Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, and greets him by saying “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?
  • November 17 – The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
  • December 10 – German chancellor Otto von Bismarck tries to ban Catholics from the political stage by introducing harsh laws concerning the separation of church and state.
  • December 25 – The Reading Football Club is formed.
  • December 26Thespis, the first of the [[Gilbert & Sullivan]] operas, premières. It does modestly well, but the two will not collaborate again for 4 years.

Campaign Timeline

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