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Timeline for 1888
19th century | 1880s

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On 23 November 1888, the Nemesis statue passed Earth. (TV: Silver Nemesis)

In Glasgow, the Doctor took a medical degree under Joseph Lister. (TV: The Moonbase)

The Fellowship committed murders, usually women, to summon the Yssgaroth into the universe. William Blake and the Seventh Doctor saw the group's albino leader at a bordello around the time of the murder of Elizabeth Stride, the third victim. All known members were caught in a fire. (PROSE: The Pit)

In London, Vastra killed and ate Jack the Ripper. On the the same day, she and Jenny Flint were recruited by the Eleventh Doctor and sent to fight in the Battle of Demons Run. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War) They later returned with Strax. (WC: The Battle of Demons Run: Two Days Later)

Iris Wildthyme and Panda visited London. (PROSE: The Shape of Things)

Toby the Sapient Pig, Professor Prometheus, the Fireproof Circassian, Hilda Brand, and the Blondin Donkey toured Europe. Alice Bultitude attended one of their performances at the Wintergarten theatre in Berlin. (AUDIO: Year of the Pig)

On 1 January, Wovoka was cutting pine trees in the Nevada mountains when he fell into a crevice during a solar eclipse and had a vision of a trailer for Michael Brookhaven's 1990 film The Coyote Road, as a result of Faction Paradox's attempts to hijack the open door technology. (PROSE: The Book of the War)

A devastating blizzard known as the Great White Hurricane occured between 11 March and 14 March, killing 400 people and leading to widespread destruction in the northeastern United States of America. On 12 March, the First Doctor, Susan Foreman, Barbara Wright, and Ian Chesterton arrived in New York City. It was not until Barbara sees the date in a newspaper that she realized they were about to be caught up in the storm. (AUDIO: The Great White Hurricane)