5,000,000,000 Years Ago (5 Billion Years Ago)
The star that would one day be known as Sol began to
condense out of nebular material, forming the sun and the solar system.
2,000,000,000 Years Ago (2 Billion Years Ago)
- 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 23rd Century.
- First single-celled organisms evolved on Earth.
1,000,000,000 Years Ago (1 Billion years Ago)
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 neighboring planets.
- 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
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 Date)
Zakal is born on Vulcan in the middle of a storm. Zakal is Old Vulcan for The Fury.
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
- 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 humanoid companions.
- 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 peaceful society.
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 at Delphi.
Jesus Christ was born. Christ's teachings would become the basis of Earth's Christian
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 Muslim
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
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
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
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
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.