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1 Mar 1855 Duncan Harrison Hamilton is born on the day Nicholas I dies in St. Petersburg.
1869 Hamilton dreams of the Silver Door. Soon thereafter, upon enrolling at Miskatonic University, he founds the Argent Society (the Silverites).
1875 Hamilton earns his PhD in physics.
1876 The Silverites build the Silver Door and make first contact with the Disciples of the Schism.
1877 The Disciples are driven from the Argent site, and construction of Argent begins.
1 Jul 1881 Settlement of Argent officially begins. The next day, U.S. President James A. Garfield is shot in Washington DC.
27 Jun 1914 The Silver Door is closed. The next day, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo.
16 Oct 1923 After a pirate radio broadcast, Doktor Geist sends his automatons to destroy the Cooper Building, a high-rise residence. Hundred of people die, and the Elsinore district is rendered uninhabitable, becoming Argent's biggest cemetery. Head of the City Watch Zacarias Coronado declares Doktor Geist Public Enemy No. 1.
1933 The present.