5,000,000,000 Years Ago (5 Billion Years
The star that would one day be known as
Sol began to condense out of nebular material, forming the sun and the solar
2,000,000,000 Years Ago (2 Billion Years
- The civilazation on planet Tagus III flourished. Much still remains a
msytery about this civilation, even in the 24th Century (A.D.), partially
because this planet remains sealed off to outsiders, and has been since the
- First single-celled organisms evolved on Earth.
1,000,000,000 Years Ago (1 Billion years
The Slaver Empire existed, and controled
most, if not all of the Milky Way Galaxy. One of the races controlled by
the Slavers revolted. The Slaver Empire was overthrown.
Millions of Years Ago
The inhabitants of the planet Organia underwent a transformation from humanoid
bodies to beings of pure energy.
1,000,000 Years Ago (1 Million Years Ago)
- The Tkon Empire became extinct about 600,000 years ago when their sun went
supernova during a period of time known to the Tkons as the Age of Makto.
According to legend, the Tkons were once enormously powerful, even capable
of moving stars. Prior to the Age of Makto, other Tkon eras included the
Ages of Fendor, Ozari, Xora, Cimi, and Bastu. The population of the Tkon had
numbered in the trillions.
- Sargon's people, a technologically advanced civilation, explored the
galaxy aboard space vessels and planted colonies on many planets. Spock
speculated that Sargon's account of such colonization might explain certain
elements of Vulcan prehistory, suggesting that Spock's people may have
originally been from Sargon's planet.
500,000 Years Ago
- Civilaztion flourished on the planet Bajor many
milennia ago. The culture beaosted architects, artists, builders, and
philosphers. By Earth's 24th Century, the Bajoran culture was all but
destroyed by the Cardassians, who forced the Bajorans to resettle on
- A terrible cataclysm on Sargon's planet totally
ripped the atmosphere away. The planet was left almost totally dead., the
only survivors suspended in special protected canisters stored deep below
the surface. Millannia later, Sargo would describe the cataclysm as being
the result of a crisis faced when a civilization becomes so powerful that
its inhabitants dare think of themselves as "gods." Prior to this
disaster, Sargon's people roamed the galaxy aboard starships.
- The technologically advanced inhabitants of the
planet Talos IV were nearly wiped out by a terrible war. The war made the
surface of Talos IV uninhabitable, and the few remaining Talosians survived
by living underground. They found this life limiting, so they devoted
themselves to developing their mental powers, while their technical skills
atrophied. They developed a practice of telepathically sharing illusory
experiences with specimens in their menagerie of alien life-forms, gathered
prior to the war, when the Talosians were a spacefaring race. The Talosians
eventually found such illusions to be a dangerous narcotic that very nearly
destroyed what was left of their civilization.
200,000 Years Ago
The civilization of the planet Iconia flourished, becoming a strong influence on
many ancient cultures, as evidenced by linguistic similarities between Iconian,
Dewan, Iccobar, and Dinasian. Ancient texts described the Iconians as
"demons of air and darkness," suggesting that the Iconians could
travel to other planets without the use of spaceships, possibly with the use of
an interdimensional transport system..
13498 B.C./139,755 V.O.D. (Vulcan Old
Zakal is born on Vulcan in the middle of a storm. Zakal is Old Vulcan for The
13248 B.C./140,005 V.O.D.
- Khoteth, a student of Zakal, coverts to the tenats
of Surak, and changes his name of Sotek.
- Zakal, the last of the old Kolinahru Mind-lords,
Ruler of Shanaikahr, dies of Lung-Lock fever. His chosen successor, Khoteth
(Sotek), places Zokal's katra in the vrekatra, the reseptacle in which his
eternal spirit would rest for alleternity.
- S'task, Surak's closest disciple, leaves Vulcan with
his followers, to allow Surak the chance to be successful, after S'task
realizes that Surak's teachings may not be as perfect as they seem. S'task
and his followers eventually land on Romulus and Remus and their descendents
establish the Romulan Star Empire.
- A race of intelligent spacefaring organisms became
nearly extinct. These spacefaring organisms formed a symbionic relationship
with humanoid life-forms that lived within their bodies, providing life
support, and effective becoming "living spaceships" to their
- The great leader Landru of planet Beta III in star
system C-111 chose to provide for his people's future after his death by
creating a powerful computer system that would run the planet's society.
Prior to Landru's rise to power, the planet had been wracked by war. Landru
changed his society, returning to a simple time of peace and tranquility.
The computer was programmed with the sum of Landru's knowledge and was given
the prime directive of always acting for the good of the people. The
knowledge that Landru had been replaced after his death with a computer was
kept from the people.
- Unknow aliens took several humans from Earth to be
raised on a distant planet. The descendants of these humans were trained for
generations so that they could secretly return to Earth as part of an effort
to prevent Earth from destryoing itself before it could mature into a
4000 - 3000 B.C.
- First large-scale human civilaztions develop in
Sumer region of the Nile river valley on Earth. The SUmerians were
responsible for the earliest known form of writing, known as cuneiform. The
civilization also had the first known records of the use of wheeled
vehicles. The first epic tales of Gilgamesh began in this period.
The (nearly) immortal Flint was born in Mesopotamia on Earth. Flint described
his early self as a bully who didn't die, despite serious injuries in an ancient
war. FDlint lived under a variety of assumed names, including Merlin, Leonardo
da Vinci, and Johannes Brahms, finally settling on a small planet he purchases
under the name of Mr. Brack.
500 - 600 B.C.
- First records of parts of the old testament.
- Birth of Confucianism and Buddhism.
- Height of the Greek age of philosphy and the influence of the Greek oracle
Jesus Christ was born. Christ's teachings would become the basis of Earth's
Jesus Christ was cruxified by the Romans.
1 - 900 A.D.
The society on planet 892-IV (Magna Roma), evolving on a path similar to that of
Earth, developed a culture similar to Earth's ancient Rome,a remarkable example
of Hodgkin's Law of parallel planet development.
Mohammed began writing the Koran. This work would become the cornerstone of the
Galileo Galilei constructed Earth's first astronomical telescope. Galileo would
later become known as the father of modern science for his work supporting the
Copernican view of the universe.
Sir Isaac Newton postulates laws of universal gravitation - linking celestial
and earthly mechanics - and his three laws of motion, and develops calculus to
discover and describe his theories.
1700 - 1799 A.D.
A group of interstellar anthropologists called the Preservers visited planet
Earth at least once during this time period. They judged Earth's American
Indians to be in danger of extinction, and transplanted a small group of
Delaware, Navajo, and Mohicans to a distant Class-M planet, where they were
encouraged to live in a manner that preserved their culture.
Forced Deportation of the Acadians from their lands by the British in present
day Nova Scotia, Canada, for refusing to swear fealty to the crown and to take
up arms against the foes of England.
13 colonies of Great Britain's on the North American continent succede from the
British Empire and form their own nation, the United States of America, under
the leadership of General-turned-President George Washington.
Henry Spencer of Baltimore, Maryland, builds a sailing ship, a scooner named Enterprise.
Sigmund Freud was born in Freiburg, Moravia, which was at the time part of
Austro-Hungarian Empire on Earth.
Astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli observes what he believes are markings on Mars,
which he calls canali - Italian for channels or furrows. Canali
is misinterpreted as "canals," suggesting artifical structures. With
subsequent writings by Percival Lowell and others, humans actively speculate
about intelligent life on other worlds.
Howard Philips Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on Earth.
Lovecraft would later become a famous gothic writer, who also researched about
the old gods of Earth's past.
Lt. Commander Data is accidentally thrown back into the past while investigating
evidence that aliens from the future may have attempted to interfere with
Earth's history. While in 19th-century San Francisco, Data encounters writer
Samuel Clemens, who became suspicious of Data's activities. Data also met Guinan
in the past, learning that the future Enterprise bartender had visited
Earth some 472 years prior to her service aboard the starship.