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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.

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

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.

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

c. 2,700,000 B.C.

c. 2,580,000 B.C.

c. 298,000 B.C.

c. 98,000 B.C.

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.[17]

18,030 B.C.

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.[17]
  • 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.[19]

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. 3000 B.C.

Darkseid attempts to invade Earth

Zeus creating Themyscira with his dying energy

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.[30][24]

c. 990 B.C.

c. 931 B.C.

800 B.C.

  • Classic Greek Era begins.[9]

771 B.C.

Statue of Romulus

March

24th

753 B.C.

April

21st

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

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][33] AQ logo template.png
  • 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][33] AQ logo template.png

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.[36]

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-11th

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?".[36][31]

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.[38]

11th century

  • This century was the target of the Black Clad, who wanted to bring back Europe to such time period.[16]

c. 1018

c. 1020

  • Two individuals are decapitated and their heads mummified. A millennium later they are owned by Roman Sionis.[39] BoPLogo.png

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

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.[31][32]

1626

April

9th

1627

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

1635

1644

William Penn's statue in Philadelphia

October

14th

1661

18th century

  • A Spanish galleon sinks in the Atlantic Ocean.[43][44]

1706

January

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][36]

1776

1790

April

17th

1791

December

5th

1793

October

16th

1797

  • Samuel Arnold's Juvenile Amusements is published, featuring the first apperance of Humpty Dumpty.[12][48]

1799

  • The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Gotham City is celebrated for the first time.[49]

December

14th


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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 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. 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 Beall, Will, Wan, James, Johns, Geoff (writers) & Wan, James (director) (December 21, 2018). 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 West, Alexandra (November 6, 2018). Aquaman: Arthur's Guide to Atlantis. United States: HarperCollins.
  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 Cox, Greg (June 18, 2013). Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization. Great Britain: Titan Books.
  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 16.6 16.7 Terrio, Chris, Beall, Will (writers) & Snyder, Zack (writer and director) (March 18, 2021). Zack Snyder's Justice League.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 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
  18. 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.
  19. Wallace, Dan (June 18, 2013). Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman. United States: Insight Editions.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Ayer, David (writer and director) (August 5, 2016). Suicide Squad.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 Heinberg, Allan, Snyder, Zack, Fuchs, Jason (writers) & Jenkins, Patty (director) (June 22, 2017). Wonder Woman.
  24. 24.00 24.01 24.02 24.03 24.04 24.05 24.06 24.07 24.08 24.09 24.10 24.11 Gayden, Henry, Lemke, Darren (writer) & Sandberg, David F. (director) (April 5, 2019). Shazam!.
  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. 26.00 26.01 26.02 26.03 26.04 26.05 26.06 26.07 26.08 26.09 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 26.34 26.35 26.36 26.37 26.38 26.39 26.40 26.41 26.42 26.43 26.44 26.45 26.46 26.47 26.48 26.49 26.50 26.51 26.52 26.53 26.54 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.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Peacemaker: 1.07: Stop Dragon My Heart Around
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 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 Trojan War, the battle where Achilles fought according to Homer's Iliad, occurred during this century.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 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.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 Johns, Geoff, Callaham, Dave (writers) & Jenkins, Patty (writer and director) (December 25, 2020). Wonder Woman 1984.
  33. 33.0 33.1 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.
  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 34.13 Holder, Nancy (June 6, 2017). Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization. Great Britain: Titan Books.
  35. 35.0 35.1 Kogge, Michael (February 16, 2016). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Cross Fire. United States: Scholastic.
  36. 36.00 36.01 36.02 36.03 36.04 36.05 36.06 36.07 36.08 36.09 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13
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  38. Obropta, Anna and Simonson, Louise. Wonder Woman 1984 #1. "Museum Madness," DC Comics, 2020.
  39. 39.0 39.1 Hodson, Christina (writer) & Yan, Cathy (director) (February 7, 2020). Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
  40. 40.0 40.1 Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City). United States: Time Out Group. p. 25.
  41. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City). United States: Time Out Group. p. 8.
  42. Marsham, Liz (February 16, 2016). Guide to the Caped Crusader/Guide to the Man of Steel. United States: Scholastic.
  43. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Metropolis). United States: Time Out Group. p. 10.
  44. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Metropolis). United States: Time Out Group. p. 35.
  45. 45.0 45.1 Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City). United States: Time Out Group. p. 34.
  46. His portrait appears in Wonder Woman 1984.
  47. BATMAN OR SUPERMAN? - METROPOLIS COLOR GUARD HEADED FOR STATE FINALS
  48. Man of Steel: The Early Years: Junior Novel
  49. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City). United States: Time Out Group. p. 27.
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