1971 was a year in the 20th century.


1985A / 2015C timeline[]

  • Thursday, January 21:
  • Friday, January 22:
    • Vice Principal Strickland received a box of cigars with a card that claimed they were from someone that thanked him for standing up to Biff Tannen. He lit one in his office at the Hill Valley High School, and Biff took a photograph of him through the window. The cigar exploded in his face, and his office caught on fire. He tried to use a fire extinguisher to put the fire out, but Biff rigged it to accelerate the flames instead. Strickland rushed all of the teachers and students out of the school, and Biff sent the photograph to the authorities.
  • Dates unknown:
    • The Hill Valley Telegraph published the photograph of Vice Principal Strickland smoking the cigar in his office. S.S. Strickland was suspended from the city council pending an investigation into the fire.
    • With Strickland off the council, Biff's mansion plans were approved.

1986B timeline[]

    • Date unknown: After Emmett Brown and Edna Strickland used his wealth and knowledge and her moral values and tenacity to turn Hill Valley into a gated community, Edna ordered that the Town Theater be torn down as she claimed that movies were corrupting the younger generation.

Real life[]