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The Judgment Day nuclear strike as shown in the film Terminator Salvation.(Featured in a deleted scene)

Judgment Day, also known as J-Day, refers to the day that the artificial intelligence Skynet becomes self-aware and starts a nuclear strike on America, Russia, and other regions, killing three billion people.

Sarah Connor first learned about Judgment Day in 1984 from Kyle Reese, a soldier sent from the future to protect her from an assassination by a Terminator. The Terminator

Date of Judgment Day

Due to the impact of time travel on the Terminator timelines, the date of Judgment Day has been altered several times.

1997

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Judgment Day as seen in the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

The first specific date of Judgment Day as described by both Sarah Connor and the T-800 occurs on August 29, 1997. Skynet becomes self-aware at 02:14 am Eastern Time after its activation on August 4, 1997 and launches nuclear missiles at Russia to incite a counterattack against the humans who, in a panic, tried to disconnect it. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Since Sarah and the Terminator both share the same information (which it would in any case if both it and Kyle were sent back at the same time to different destinations. T2: The Future War), this date has not changed as a result of Cyberdyne managing to reconstruct and create the Terminators from the remaining parts of the T-800 sent to 1984 from the future. At this stage, quality may have improved, but the timing has not yet changed.

2003

In Russia, a routine day at sea turns into a nightmare when it seems the US has launched a massive nuclear attack on the rest of the world. Terminator Salvation: Dark Sky

Note:

2004

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Judgment Day as shown in the film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

After Sarah Сonnor, her son John and the T-800 destroy Cyberdyne headquarters and all backups of the research Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the date for Judgment Day is moved to July 25, 2004 6:18 pm Eastern Time. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

This event is not prevented, and occurs as predicted with the T-850 indicating "Judgment Day is inevitable". Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Note:

2005

After John Connor and Wendy Dorset inadvertently participate in the creation of Skynet while attempting to stop Clea Bennet in 2002 T2: Rising Storm, the date for Judgment Day is altered into a progressively developing scenario of machine based homicidal mania that takes years to develop until the full fledged nuclear strikes of Judgment Day now occurs sometime in 2005. T2: The Future War

This sequence of events is directly attributable to the temporal intervention by Skynet and the deployment of the I-950 infiltrator Serena Burns to ensure Skynet's creation.

2011

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Judgment Day as shown in "What He Beheld".

Cameron tells Sarah in 2007 that Judgment Day is now set to occur on April 21, 2011. Skynet is destined to go online a few days earlier, on April 19, 2011.[Episode needed]

Note: Both the Resistance and Skynet are actively seeking to interfere with the timeline and are having unforeseen effects. Due to ongoing temporal alterations, these events are probably still being altered.



Cities destroyed

This is a list of cities destroyed on Judgment Day.[citation needed]

  • Abuja
  • Agana
  • Albany
  • Albuquerque
  • Amarillo
  • Amman
  • Amsterdam
  • Anchorage
  • Ankara
  • Atlanta
  • Auckland
  • Aurora
  • Austin
  • Baghdad
  • Bakersfield
  • Bali
  • Baltimore
  • Bangor
  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Belfast
  • Berlin
  • Birmingham
  • Billings
  • Boise
  • Boston
  • Brisbane
  • Bristol
  • Brussels
  • Buenos Aires
  • Buffalo
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Cairo
  • Calgary
  • Cancun
  • Canberra
  • Cantaina
  • Capetown
  • Caracas
  • Cardiff
  • Carson City
  • Casablanca
  • Casper
  • Champaign
  • Charlotte
  • Cheyenne
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Colorado Springs
  • Columbus
  • Cork
  • Corpus Christi
  • Dallas
  • Dayton
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Doha
  • Duluth
  • Delhi
  • Detriot
  • Durango
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Edinburgh
  • Edmonton
  • Elko
  • El Paso
  • Eugene
  • Fayetteville
  • Florence
  • Frankfurt
  • Fresno
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Worth
  • Galway
  • Gotland
  • Guadalajara
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Hartford
  • Havana
  • Hong Kong
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Indian Springs
  • Indio
  • Istanbul
  • Jacksonville
  • Jakarta
  • Johannesburg
  • Kahului
  • Kano
  • Kansas City
  • Karaci
  • Konya
  • Kiev
  • Kingston
  • Knoxville
  • Kyoto
  • Lagos
  • Las Vegas
  • Lexington
  • Lima
  • Limerick
  • Lincoln
  • Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • London
  • Liverpool
  • Lyon
  • Los Angeles
  • Louisville
  • Madison
  • Madrid
  • Managua
  • Manchester
  • Manila
  • Marseille
  • Melbourne
  • Mendoza
  • Memphis
  • Mexico City
  • Mobile
  • Modesto
  • Monterrey
  • Montrose
  • Morelia
  • Miami
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis
  • Minot
  • Montreal
  • Moscow
  • Munich
  • Mumbai
  • Nadi
  • Nagoya
  • Nairobi
  • Nashville
  • Nassau
  • Newark
  • New Delhi
  • New York
  • New Orleans
  • Norfolk
  • North Las Vegas
  • Novosibirsk
  • Oakland
  • Oklahoma City
  • Omaha
  • Ontario
  • Orlando
  • Osaka
  • Oslo
  • Ottawa
  • Oxford
  • Palermo
  • Palm Springs
  • Panama City
  • Papeete
  • Paris
  • Perth
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland
  • Providence
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Raleigh
  • Reno
  • Reykjavik
  • Rio De Janiero
  • Riverside
  • Riyadh
  • Rome
  • Saigon
  • Sacramento
  • Salem
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Angelo
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Juan
  • San Jose
  • San Jose del Cabo
  • San Paulo
  • San Pedro Sula
  • San Salvador
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santiago
  • Santo Domingo
  • Sapporo
  • Scranton
  • Seattle
  • Seoul
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Sioux Falls
  • South Bend
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Spokane
  • Springfield
  • St. Louis
  • St. Petersberg, Russia
  • Stockholm
  • Stockton
  • Sydney
  • Taipei
  • Tehran
  • Tel Aviv
  • Tijuana
  • Tokyo
  • Toledo
  • Topeka
  • Toronto
  • Toulouse
  • Tucson
  • Tulsa
  • Vancouver
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Washington DC
  • Wellington
  • Winnipeg
  • Wichita
  • Wodonga
  • Yokohama
  • Zacatecas
  • Zurich

Quotes

T-800: The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.
Sarah Connor: Skynet fights back.
T-800: Yes. It launches its missiles against the targets in Russia.
John Connor: Why attack Russia? Aren't they our friends now?
T-800: Because Skynet knows the Russian counter-attack will eliminate its enemies over here.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Cameron: The Skynet missile defense system goes online April 19, 2011. Declares war on mankind and triggers a nuclear apocalypse two days later.
Sarah: Miles Dyson?
Cameron: Someone else built Skynet.
Sarah: Who?
Cameron: I don't know.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles pilot episode

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