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This is a timeline of events that occurred before the 19th Century.

c. 13,000,000,000 B.C.

  • The red star Rao forms in the Andromeda Galaxy.[1]

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 Sol forms in the Milky Way galaxy.[1]

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

Earth

Earth.

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

c. 530,000,000 B.C.

  • First lifeforms emerge from the sea and start populating on land.[6][7]

c. 500,000,000 B.C.

  • Nautilus mollusks live in Earth primordial oceans.[8]

c. 65,998,000 B.C.

Hidden Sea 2

Several dinosaurs in the Hidden Sea.

Between 2,700,000 B.C. to 1,000,000 B.C.

c. 198,000 B.C.

c. 98,000 B.C.

Expansion

Kryptonians proceeds to colonise 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]

18,000s B.C.

Kara's War Kite

Kara Zor-El on Krypton.

18,030 B.C.

18,020 B.C.

4359-4358 B.C.

June

c. 3000 B.C.

[19]

Steppenwolf arrives to invade Earth

Steppenwolf attempts to invade Earth.

Zeus Creates Themyscira

Zeus creating Themyscira with his dying energy.

The seven sins - hologram

A recreation of the Massacre in Kahndaq.

c. 2992 B.C.

  • Diana begins to take an active interest in the Amazons' combat training, despite her mother's stern refusal of it.[26][21] WW logo template (estimated date)

c. 2988 B.C.

  • Diana formally begins extensive training in all forms of Amazonian combat under the guide of Antiope.[27][21] WW logo template (estimated date)

c. 1984 B.C.

  • Incubus is defeated by humans and imprisoned in containers, later located in the Tres Osos Caves. It will be the last time in 4000 years that he has a chance to flex his muscles.[28] SS logo template

c. 1900 B.C.

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.[30][15]

c. 1011 B.C.

984 B.C.

c. 931 B.C.

800 B.C.

  • Classic Greek Era begins.[8]

771 B.C.

March

24th

728-727 B.C.

  • In Greece, people switch from a bartering system to a coin system. Atlantis also begins to create its own coins.[8]

716 B.C.

July

5-7th

c. 620 B.C.

564 B.C.

485 B.C.

  • The word "philanthropist" is coined in ancient Greece.[34]

c. 470 B.C.

460 B.C.

431 B.C.

428-427 B.C.

404 B.C.

April

25th

399 B.C.

395 B.C.

356 B.C.

July

20th-21st

348-347 B.C.

333 B.C.

c. 325 B.C.

323 B.C.

10th-11th

c. 270 B.C.

236 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?".[34][35]

Late 4th Century

5th Century

476 A.D.

  • Romulus disappears with the Dreamstone in his possession, never to be seen again.[29] WW84Logo

479 A.D.

c. 950-1000 A.D.

  • During the latter half of the Tenth Century a viking warrior woman dies and she's buried.[36]

c. 1018

c. 1020

  • Two individuals are decapitated and their heads mummified. A millennium later they are owned by Roman Sionis.[37] BoPLogo

15th Century-16th Century

1473

February

19th

16th Century

c. 1503-1504

c. 1510

1541

1543

May

24th

1554

September

22nd

1561

January

22th

1564

April

23rd

1616

April

23rd

1626

April

9th

1627

  • Francis Bacon's New Atlantis is published.[8]

1635

1644

October

14th

1661

1706

January

17th

1718

July

30th

1755

November

2nd

1756

January

27th

1759

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.[11][34]

1776

1790

April

17th

1791

December

5th

1793

October

16th

1799

  • The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Gotham City is celebrated for the first time.[38]


Timeline
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20th century 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s
After the 20th century 2000s | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | Far future

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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Goyer, David S., Nolan, Christopher (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (June 14, 2013). 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. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Beall, Will, Wan, James, Johns, Geoff (writers) & Wan, James (director) (December 21, 2018). Aquaman.
  7. 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.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 West, Alexandra (November 6, 2018). Aquaman: Arthur's Guide to Atlantis. United States: HarperCollins.
  9. 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.
  10. Cox, Greg (June 18, 2013). Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization. Great Britain: Titan Books.
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 This is an event from real world history, referenced in the DC Extended Universe.
  12. In 2017, it is estimated that the first "humans" came from evolution around 200,000 years ago. 200,000 years before 2017 is 197,984 B.C., or c. 198,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 Gayden, Henry, Lemke, Darren (writer) & Sandberg, David F. (director) (April 5, 2019). Shazam!.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 Goyer, David S., Johns, Geoff, Snyder, Zack, Gates, Sterling (w), Ordway, Jerry (p), Ordway, Jerry, McLeod, Bob, Rubinstein, Joe, Wiacek, Bob (i), Hi-Fi (col), Leigh, Rob (let) & Quinn, Kristy (ed). Man of Steel Prequel: (May 18, 2013), DC Comics
  17. Ayer, David (writer and director) (August 5, 2016). Suicide Squad.
  18. 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.
  19. There are a number of interconnected events taking place around 3000 B.C., and they can be used to date each other. First, the invasion signal fire of the Amazons last burned 5000 years ago (c. 3000 B.C., Justice League), which was most likely to warn man of the Apokoliptian invasion, as it is the only known alien invasion prior to Man of Steel. King Atlan led Atlantis during this fight(Justice League), and was depicted as 20-30 years younger than he was when Atlantis sank (Aquaman) assuming Atlanteans age similarly to humans, which means the fall of Atlantis probably occurred about 20-30 years after the Apokoliptian invasion. Wonder Woman doesn't have an official age, but statements from production range from 900-5000 years old, putting the War of the Gods shortly after the Apokoliptian invasion at the earliest, as Diana was sired by Zeus, who died shortly after the War of the Gods (Wonder Woman). The Old Gods still lived, united against Apokolips during the invasion, so their war had to happen after. At the moment it can't be said that the War of the Gods necessarily did happen so early, but Zeus could have lived for centuries until succumbing to his injuries, and Amazon gestation could similarly last as long. Those unknown variables make it possible Diana was born up to 4000 years after the War of the Gods, dating her birth anywhere from c. 3000 B.C. to c. 1000 A.D., and the War of the Gods anywhere between the Apokoliptian invasion and Diana's birth.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 It has been reported that the Atlantean, Amazon, and human forces fighting Darkseid was "around 30,000 years ago". With Justice League set in 2016, 30,000 years before 2016 is 27,985 B.C., or c. 28,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures of approximation.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 Heinberg, Allan, Snyder, Zack, Fuchs, Jason (writers) & Jenkins, Patty (director) (June 22, 2017). Wonder Woman.
  22. While Gal said she's 5000 in 2015, so around 2986 B.C., Patty said 800 in 1918, so around 1116 A.D.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Justice League
  24. In Justice League, it is said that "the Fire has not burned for 5000 years". With Justice League set in 2016, 5000 years before 2016 is 2985 B.C., or c. 3000 B.C. to 2 significant figures of approximation.
  25. Lee, Jim, Johnson, Dwayne (writers) (August 22, 2020). Black Adam precursor. The precursor puts the events of Kahndaq at about 5000 years ago.
  26. Estimations based on Lily Aspell's age during the filming of Wonder Woman.
  27. Estimations based on Emily Carey's age during the filming of Wonder Woman.
  28. Wolfman, Marv (August 5, 2016). Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization. Great Britain: Titan Books.
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 Glass, Calliope (July 7, 2020). Wonder Woman 1984: The Junior Novel. United States: HarperCollins.
  30. Historians have theorized that the Troyan War, the battle where Achilles fought according to Homer's Iliad, occorred during this century.
  31. 31.00 31.01 31.02 31.03 31.04 31.05 31.06 31.07 31.08 31.09 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 31.35 31.36 31.37 31.38 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.
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  34. 34.00 34.01 34.02 34.03 34.04 34.05 34.06 34.07 34.08 34.09 34.10 34.11 34.12
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 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.
  36. Wonder Woman 1984: Museum Mayhem
  37. Hodson, Christina (writer) & Yan, Cathy (director) (February 7, 2020). Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
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