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This is an in-universe timeline of all the events that occurred before the 19th century

c. 13,000,000,000 B.C.[]

c. 8,700,000,000 B.C.[]

Planet Krypton

Krypton

c. 7,000,000,000 B.C.[]

c. 4,600,000,000 B.C.[]

  • The yellow star Sun forms in the Milky Way galaxy.[1]

c. 4,540,000,000 B.C.[]

Earth

Earth

c. 3,800,000,000 B.C.[]

c. 1,000,000,000 B.C.[]

c. 530,000,000 B.C.[]

  • First lifeforms emerge from the sea of Earth and start populating on land.[7][8]

c. 500,000,000 B.C.[]

  • Nautilus mollusks live in Earth primordial oceans.[9]

c. 66,000,000 B.C.[]

Hidden Sea 2

Several dinosaurs on Dead King's Island in the Hidden Sea

  • After a tremendous cataclysm almost all dinosaurs and prehistoric reptiles go extinct.[7][10]

c. 2,700,000 B.C.[]

c. 2,580,000 B.C.[]

c. 298,000 B.C.[]

HUMANITY

Humanity before their corruption by Ares.

c. 98,000 B.C.[]

Expansion

Kryptonians proceed to colonize other planets

c. 38,000 B.C.[]

19,030 B.C.[]

  • Last report of a Kryptonian murder before Dev-Em's murder in 18,030 B.C.[16]

18,030 B.C.[]

Murder of Kell-Ur

Kell-Ur dies.

18,020 B.C.[]

  • Kara Zor-El is awakened by Dev-Em and they fight. Scout Ship 0344 crashes and lands on planet Earth and is left behind by Kara Zor-El.[16]
  • Kelex and Kelor must have been built on Krypton by this point, as Kryptonians began to stagnate in their production. Buildings, technology, and even their clothing would simply be reused for centuries, with few exceptions.[18]

c. 11,700 B.C.[]

  • The Pleistocene ends and the Holocene begins.[12][13]

10,000 B.C.[]

c. 9550 B.C.[]

4359-4358 B.C.[]

c. 4000 B.C.[]

c. 3000 B.C.[]

Darkseid (In Color)

Darkseid attempts to invade Earth

Zeus Creates Themyscira

Zeus creating Themyscira with his dying energy

c. 2600 B.C.[]

Black Adam Exile Clip 008

The massacre begins in Kahndaq.

  • Massacre in Kahndaq:
    • Ahk-Ton sends his men to punish Hurut's family. Hurut arrived too late to save his mother Shiruta, who was killed in front of his father Teth-Adam.[27]
    • As he sees his father die, Hurut chose to bestow upon him the powers he had received as champion in order to save his life, before dying killed by the soldiers.[27]
    • Teth-Adam seeks revenge and kills those who killed his family and unleashed the Seven Deadly Sins on the people of Kahndaq. As a result, the mass genocide killed millions of Kahndaqis and also caused the destruction of several other ancient civilizations.[25][28]ShazamtimelineBA logo template
Black Adam Teaser 02

Black Adam fights against Shazam.

c. 2150 B.C.[]

c. 1984 B.C.[]

c. 1975 B.C.[]

c. 1900 B.C.[]

1600 B.C.[]

  • According to historical records a volcanic eruption forms a large tsunami that wipes out the island of Crete.[9]

c. 1300-1201 B.C.[]

  • Achilles lived and died during this century. His most important power, his courage, is transferred to the wizard Shazam after his death.[33][25]

c. 990 B.C.[]

c. 931 B.C.[]

  • Sunomon dies. His most important power, wisdom, is transferred to the wizard Shazam.[29][25]

800 B.C.[]

  • Classic Greek Era begins.[9]

771 B.C.[]

Romulus statue

Statue of Romulus

March[]

24th[]

753 B.C.[]

April[]

21st[]

Between 753 B.C. and c. 1000 A.D.[]

Atlantis destroyed

Atlantis is destroyed

  • Great Fall of Atlantis: Due a test of Atlan's Trident, the city of Atlantis sinks into the ocean. Atlantis itself would form its own kingdom while others, such as Xebel, the Kingdom of the Deserters, the Fishermen, the Trench, the Brine, and the Missing Kingdom were formed from breakaway factions.[7][36] AQ logo template
  • King Atlan, responsible for the cataclysm, goes into self-imposed exile in a deep pit in the Hidden Sea, but leaves behind a message in an artifact that can be displayed when put into its stand in the forge where his trident was made, in the Kingdom of the Deserters, that guides the true heir to the trident, telling them that they can unite above and below.[7][36] AQ logo template

728-727 B.C.[]

  • In Greece, people switch from a bartering system to a coin system. Atlantis also begins to create its own coins.[9]

716 B.C.[]

July[]

5-7th[]

Mid-7th century B.C.[]

c. 630 B.C.[]

c. 620 B.C.[]

c. 570 B.C.[]

564 B.C.[]

485 B.C.[]

  • The word "philanthropist" is coined in ancient Greece.[39]

c. 470 B.C.[]

c. 460 B.C.[]

431 B.C.[]

428/427 or 424/423 B.C.[]

404 B.C.[]

April[]

25th[]

399 B.C.[]

395 B.C.[]

c. 375 B.C.[]

356 B.C.[]

July[]

20th-21st[]

348-347 B.C.[]

333 B.C.[]

c. 325 B.C.[]

323 B.C.[]

June[]

10th-11st[]

c. 287 B.C.[]

c. 270 B.C.[]

236 B.C.[]

c. 212 B.C.[]

183 B.C.[]

149 B.C.[]

146 B.C.[]

63 B.C.[]

12 B.C.[]

March[]

4 A.D.[]

50-140 A.D.[]

  • Juvenal's "Satires" are written. They feature the famous phrase "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?".[39][34]

79 A.D.[]

August[]

24th[]

Late 4th century[]

5th century[]

c. 400 A.D.[]

461 A.D[]

November[]

10th[]

476 A.D.[]

479 A.D.[]

c. 900 A.D.[]

c. 950-999 A.D.[]

  • During the latter half of the Tenth century a Viking warrior woman dies and she's buried.[41]

11th century[]

  • This century was the target of the Black Clad, who wanted to bring back Europe to such time period.[22]

c. 1018[]

c. 1020[]

  • Two individuals are decapitated and their heads mummified. A millennium later they are owned by Roman Sionis.[42] BoPLogo

1215[]

September[]

3rd[]

1295[]

February[]

18th[]

15th century-16th century[]

1473[]

February[]

19th[]

16th century[]

c. 1503-1504[]

1510[]

1541[]

1543[]

May[]

24th[]

1554[]

September[]

22nd[]

1561[]

January[]

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

22nd[]

1564[]

April[]

23rd[]

Around 17th century[]

  • Kryptonians ultimately decide to control the population by growing fetuses within Genesis Chambers. They perfect this by using a Growth Codex, which contains the genetic makeup of all Kryptonians. By this point natural births is unheard of and population control is established.[3]

1616[]

April[]

23rd[]

1622[]

September[]

6th[]

  • The Spanish ship Nuestra Señora de Atocha sinks.[34][35]

1626[]

April[]

9th[]

1627[]

  • Francis Bacon's New Atlantis is published.[9]

1635[]

1644[]

William Penn statue in Shazam!

William Penn's statue in Philadelphia

October[]

14th[]

1661[]

18th century[]

  • A Spanish galleon sinks in the Atlantic Ocean.[46][47]

1706[]

January[]

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

17th[]

1718[]

July[]

30th[]

1732[]

February[]

22nd[]

1742[]

1751[]

1755[]

November[]

2nd[]

1756[]

January[]

27th[]

1758[]

April[]

28th[]

1759[]

1767[]

March[]

15th[]

1769[]

August[]

15th[]

1770[]

August[]

1st[]

1774[]

August[]

18th[]

1775[]

April[]

18th[]

  • The phrase, "The redcoats are coming! The redcoats are coming!" is pronounced by Paul Revere, later to be referenced by Lex Luthor.[12][39]

1776[]

1790[]

April[]

17th[]

1791[]

December[]

5th[]

1793[]

October[]

16th[]

1797[]

  • Samuel Arnold's Juvenile Amusements is published, featuring the first appearance of Humpty Dumpty.[12][51]

1799[]

  • The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Gotham City is celebrated for the first time.[52]

December[]

14th[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Krypton 'Man of Steel' Special Features
  2. 2.0 2.1 See this image
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Man of Steel
  4. In 2017, it is estimated that the Earth is 4.54 billion years old. 4.54 billion years before 2017 is 4,539,997,984 B.C., or c. 4,540,000,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  5. In 2017, it is estimated that the first life on Earth appeared 3.8 billion years ago. 3.8 billion years before 2017 is 3,799,997,984 B.C., or c. 3,800,000,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  6. In Zack Snyder's Justice League (Part 6), Wonder Woman states that the Mother Boxes are a billion years old.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 Aquaman
  8. In 2019 it is estimated that the first lifefroms leaving the sea was 530 milion years ago. 530 million years before 2019 is 529,999,798 B.C., or c. 530,000,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 Aquaman: Arthur's Guide to Atlantis
  10. In 2018, it is estimated that the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event occoured 66 millions of years ago. 66 million years before 2018 is 65,997,982 B.C., or c. 65,998 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization
  12. 12.00 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 12.06 12.07 12.08 12.09 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 This is an event from real world history, referenced in the DC Extended Universe.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Amanda Waller's top secret file
  14. In 2017, it is estimated that the first "humans" came from evolution around 300,000 years ago. 300,000 years before 2017 is 297,984 B.C., or c. 298,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  15. 15.0 15.1 In Man of Steel, Jor-El says that the Kryptonian interplanetary travel lasted for "100,000 years" before their planet was destroyed, dated to 1980. 100,000 years before 1980 is 98,022 B.C., or c. 98,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 Man of Steel Prequel
  17. The oldest known cave paintings are dated around 40,000 years ago. 40,000 years before 2019 is 37,981 B.C., or c. 38,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  18. Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman
  19. 19.0 19.1 Suicide Squad
  20. In Suicide Squad, in a scene set in June 2016, it is shown that Enchantress' age is "6373". This means she was born between mid-4359 B.C. and mid-4358 B.C.
  21. Shazam! Fury of the Gods
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 Zack Snyder's Justice League
  23. In Zack Snyder's Justice League, it is said that "the fire has not burned for 5000 years". With Zack Snyder's Justice League set in 2016, 5000 years before 2016 is 2985 B.C., or c. 3000 B.C. to 2 significant figures of approximation.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 Wonder Woman
  25. 25.00 25.01 25.02 25.03 25.04 25.05 25.06 25.07 25.08 25.09 25.10 25.11 Shazam!
  26. Black Adam - The Justice Society Files: Hawkman
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 Black Adam
  28. Black Adam precursor The precursor puts the events of Kahndaq at about 5000 years ago.
  29. 29.00 29.01 29.02 29.03 29.04 29.05 29.06 29.07 29.08 29.09 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 29.35 29.36 29.37 29.38 29.39 29.40 29.41 29.42 29.43 29.44 29.45 29.46 29.47 29.48 29.49 29.50 29.51 29.52 29.53 29.54 Sometimes the DC Extended Universe alludes to people who exists or existed in our world, and it is assumed they were born and died on the same day in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  30. 30.0 30.1 Peacemaker: 1.07: Stop Dragon My Heart Around
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 Wonder Woman 1984: The Junior Novel
  33. Historians have theorized that the Trojan War, the battle where Achilles fought according to Homer's Iliad, occurred during this century.
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 Sometimes the DC Extented Universe alludes to events which happened in our world, and it is assumed they happened on the same dates in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 Wonder Woman 1984
  36. 36.0 36.1 Atlan used Romulus' status as king in his trident puzzle, meaning he must have been alive during/after Romulus' reign, which began in 753 B.C. The Karathen also confirmed it had guarded the trident "since the beginning and for a thousand years," which means Atlan must have been dead for at least 1000 years, putting his death between 753 B.C. and about 1000 A.D.
  37. 37.00 37.01 37.02 37.03 37.04 37.05 37.06 37.07 37.08 37.09 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization
  38. 38.0 38.1 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Cross Fire
  39. 39.00 39.01 39.02 39.03 39.04 39.05 39.06 39.07 39.08 39.09 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  40. 40.0 40.1 Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City)  p. 24.
  41. Wonder Woman 1984 #1
  42. 42.0 42.1 Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  43. 43.0 43.1 Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City)  p. 25.
  44. Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City)  p. 8.
  45. Guide to the Caped Crusader/Guide to the Man of Steel
  46. Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Metropolis)  p. 10.
  47. Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Metropolis)  p. 35.
  48. 48.0 48.1 Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City)  p. 34.
  49. His portrait appears in Wonder Woman 1984.
  50. BATMAN OR SUPERMAN? - METROPOLIS COLOR GUARD HEADED FOR STATE FINALS
  51. ''Man of Steel: The Early Years
  52. Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City)  p. 27.



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