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Timeline for 1988
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On 8 April 1988, the Eighth Doctor and Izzy Sinclair landed in Stockbridge, England to buy the 56th issue of Aggrotron!. (AUDIO: Izzy's Story)

On 4 May, Captain Therése Gavalle first encountered Tko-Ma on the island of Réunion. He erased her memory of their encounter, but implanted a trigger word in her mind. When she heard that word, Njah-Ma, she would become his mind controlled servant. (PROSE: Instruments of Darkness)

At 11:39am on 22 May, Alice was paralysed from the waist down when a Range Rover crashed into her parents' car. Her parents were killed in the accident. (AUDIO: Swan Song)

Nemesis returns to Earth. (TV: Silver Nemesis)

On 13 July, Nina Rogers was born. (PROSE: Consequences)

On 31 July, Lucie Miller, a future travelling companion of the Eighth Doctor, was born in Blackpool. (AUDIO: Brave New Town)

On 23 November, the Nemesis statue returned to Earth after three hundred fifty years. Lady Peinforte arrived to regain it. A group of Neo Nazis led by Herr De Flores also came in search of the statue, as did the Cybermen. The Seventh Doctor used it to destroy the Cyber-Fleet. (TV: Silver Nemesis)

The Eighth Doctor and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart discovered the secret of the Embodiment of Gris in Hong Kong. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

The Second Doctor, John and Gillian visited Arizona. (COMIC: The Faithful Rocket Pack)