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Timeline for 1968
20th century | 1960s

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1968 was an important year for the Time Lords. Cuthbert Simpson learned the randomiser code for the Doctor's TARDIS from Susan Seymour, (PROSE: The Banquo Legacy) allowing the Time Lords to track down the Eighth Doctor. (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell)

On 21 February, the Sixth Doctor left Henry Gordon Jago and Professor George Litefoot in the Red Tavern in London, mistakenly believing that it was the 1890s. (AUDIO: Voyage to the New World)

On 15 March, Pope Paul VI claimed that the appearance of the Revolution Man's symbol appeared on the floor of St Peter's Cathedral was "the most serious of crimes." (PROSE: Revolution Man)

Jack Harkness was present for the Parisian student riots. (PROSE: The Book of Jahi)

On 21 June, the cryogenically frozen World War I soldier Tommy Brockless was revived, as he was on this date every year since 1919. Exploring the outside world, he was intrigued by the short skirts worn by young women. In 2008, he claimed it was as if all of his Christmases had come at once. (TV: To the Last Man)

On 18 July, Lucia Moretti, a lover of Jack Harkness and the eventual mother of his daughter, began her work as a Torchwood agent. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Three)

The BBC science fiction series Nightshade starring Edmund Trevithick as the title character was rebroadcast on BBC2. (PROSE: Nightshade, PROSE: The Left-Handed Hummingbird)

On 20 December, Cristián Alvarez met the Seventh Doctor in London. (PROSE: The Left-Handed Hummingbird)

On 23 December, the Sentience began stirring in Crook Marsham. (PROSE: Nightshade)

On 24 December, the Seventh Doctor and Ace arrived in Crook Marsham and became involved in the fight against the Sentience. (PROSE: Nightshade)

On 25 December, the final battle against the Sentience took place. It departed Crook Marsham. Actor Edmund Trevithick died in the incident. (PROSE: Nightshade)

Unknown dates

The United Nations had established protocols for first contact with alien life by this time. (TV: The Sound of Drums)

The Monk deposited £200 in a London bank, and collected a fortune with compound interest by travelling forward in time to 2168. (TV: The Time Meddler)

The Olympic Games were held in Mexico. (TV: The Underwater Menace)

An attempt by the Cybermen to build a Cyber City on Earth was defeated by the Second Doctor, John and Gillian. (COMIC: The Cyber Empire)

Henry Gordon Jago and George Litefoot ended up in 1968 after being left by the Sixth Doctor in the wrong time period. (AUDIO: Voyage to the New World) Guinevere Godiva reconstituted the mind of Magnus Greel using a Venusian crystal. He took possession of Detective Inspector Dave Sacker to continue living. When Greel was killed by Jago and Litefoot, Jago and Litefoot used the preprogrammed time cabinet to travel from 1968 to 1893 again. (AUDIO: The Final Act)

The Master planted the Necronomicon on Jamie McCrimmon in London. It then took the Doctor's TARDIS to the Nameless City. (PROSE: The Nameless City)

The London police announced that they would be scrapping all police boxes. (PROSE: The Nameless City)

Martin Luther King was assassinated. This led to many riots in the United States. (AUDIO: The Age of Revolution)

Paul VI was the Pope of the Catholic Church in 1968. (PROSE: Revolution Man)

Simon Jenkins was born. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)

Alex, Helen, Mikey and Janine were born. (AUDIO: And You Will Obey Me)


Igrix intended to stop the Vietnam War in 1968. (COMIC: The Love Invasion)

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