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Below is the fictional timeline of major events in the DC Extended Universe.

Key

Event featured in/referred to in:

Timeline

Ancient Times

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

  • The Red Sun later named Rao forms. Superman Logo

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

  • The formation of the planet Krypton.Superman Logo

c. 7,000,000,000 B.C.

  • Life begins appearing on Krypton.Superman Logo

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

  • The Yellow Sun later named Sol forms.Superman Logo

c. 4,510,000,000 B.C.

  • The planet Earth forms.Superman Logo

c. 3,500,000,000 B.C.

  • Life begins to appear on Earth.Superman Logo

c. 200,000 B.C.

  • Humans of Earth are created by Zeus, and proceed to found the first primitive civilizations.WW Emblem

c. 100,000 B.C.

  • Kryptonians become the dominant civilized species on Krypton.Superman Logo

c. 28,000 B.C.

c. 27,986 B.C.

c. 25,000 B.C.

  • The Kryptonians begin interplanetary travel and colonizing other planets.Superman Logo

16,000s B.C.

16,030 B.C.

16,020 B.C.

  • A Kryptonian vessel, Scout Ship 0344, crash lands on the planet Earth and is left behind by Kara Zor-El.Superman Logo

4358 B.C.

c. 3000 B.C.

c. 1200 B.C.

333 B.C.

  • Alexander the Great slices the Gordian Knot with a sword-stroke.Batman-vs-superman-logo

Early Modern Era

17th Century

1635

1661

18th Century

1776

19th Century

1800s

1807

1820

  • Cassidys Pub is established.Superman Logo

1834

1862

1863

1865

1871

1885

1894

1895

Modern Times

20th Century

1902

1907

1914

July
28th

1915

1918

November
11th
  • World War I ends.WW Emblem

1921

1939

September
1st
  • World War II begins.SQ

1941

1942

1945

September
2nd
  • World War II ends.SQ

1946

1951

1952

  • The Daily Planet newspaper moves into its present offices.Batman-vs-superman-logo

1954

  • Charles Wayne died.Batman-vs-superman-logo

1955

1968

June
3rd

1969

  • Benjamin Wayne died.Batman-vs-superman-logo

1972

February
19th

1973

October
21st

1974

February
23rd

1975

February
24th

1977

  • Patrick A. Wayne died.Batman-vs-superman-logo

1978

April
12th

1979

  • Bruce Wayne begins his practice in the "Art of Deception".Batman-vs-superman-logo
  • Laura Wayne died.Batman-vs-superman-logo
January
29th

1980

February
29th
  • Kal-El is born to Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van.Superman Logo
  • General Zod attempts a coup d'état on Krypton.Superman Logo
  • Jor-El is killed by General Zod.Superman Logo
  • The infant Kal-El is successfully sent to earth using a spaceship with a phantom Drive. Superman Logo
  • The Kryptonian Law Council sentence the remaining members of the Sword of Rao to the Phantom Zone, for 300 cycles of somatic reconditioning. Superman Logo
  • Krypton implodes killing Lara Lor-Van and the Kryptonian race.Superman Logo
  • General Zod and the Sword of Rao are released from the Phantom Zone after Krypton implodes. The Black Zero is retrofitted to enable Zod to traverse the cosmos. Superman Logo
May
  • Jonathan and Martha Kent discover a crashed UFO on their farm containing a small boy who they take in and name Clark.Superman Logo

1981

June
3rd
26th
  • Thomas and Martha Wayne are killed by a mugger leaving their son Bruce orphaned and under the care of Alfred Pennyworth.Batman-vs-superman-logo

1982​

1984

1985

September
12th
  • Digger Harkness is born.Batman-vs-superman-logo

1986

March
16th

1987

1988

September
12th
  • Clark Kent's superpowers emerge.Superman Logo

1990

July
20th

1992

September
30th
October
  • Clark reveals his powers to save a submerged school bus.Superman Logo
  • Jonathan shows Clark the crashed infant starship and reveals to him that he is an alien.Superman Logo

1994

1995

1996

1997

April
19th
  • A tornado devastates Smallville, killing Jonathan Kent.Superman Logo

1998

  • The Sword of Alexander is sold on the black market.Batman-vs-superman-logo

1999

2000

  • Luthor Sr. leaves his son, Alexander Luthor Jr.
  • Alexander Luthor Jr. becomes CEO of Lexcorp following his father leaving him.Batman-vs-superman-logo

21st Century

2002

2003

2004

2005

  • Dick Grayson leaves Batman and becomes Nightwing.Batman-vs-superman-logo

2011

  • Harleen Quinzel meets the Joker as his psychiatrist, and soon falls in love.SQ
  • Christopher Weiss was first arrested in 2011 having moved from Alabama to Keystone City to pursue his criminal ambitions.
  • Jason Todd/Robin is captured, tortured and killed by the Joker and Harley Quinn.SQ

2013

November
28th
  • Clark Kent discovers his heritage as Kal, son of El.Superman Logo
  • Clark Kent meets Lois Lane.Superman Logo
December
  • Batman receives information about the killer Floyd Lawton from Amanda Waller and captures him in front of his daughter while they were shopping for Christmas.SQ
  • Battle of Metropolis: General Zod arrives on Earth and attempts to terraform Earth into a new Krypton, but is stopped by Superman.Superman Logo
  • Bruce Wayne watches the destruction of Metropolis as mankind is introduced to the Superman.

2014

January
August
22nd
September
7th
  • Zoe Lawton sends one of many letters to her father in prison, but it, along with all the others, is stashed away on arrival, and he never receives it.SQ
October
13th

2015

June
22nd
July
November
1st
  • Bruce Wayne meets Clark Kent and Diana Prince.Batman-vs-superman-logo
  • Superman saves a Mexican girl from dying in a fire.Batman-vs-superman-logo
10th
  • Bruce Wayne discusses the White Portuguese with Alfred Pennyworth, and its contents, a rock which can weaken Superman, discovered in the Indian Ocean a little over 3 months ago. He tells Alfred of his plan to take down Superman, believing him to be a potential threat, having seen the war Superman brought to them 2 years ago in the Battle of Metropolis.Batman-vs-superman-logo
12th
13th
  • Superman is forced to battle Batman and loses. He is spared by Batman after gaining knowledge of Lex Luthor's sinister plan.
  • Batman saves Martha Kent and lets KG Beast die.
  • Lex Luthor creates Doomsday.Batman-vs-superman-logo
  • Battle against Doomsday: Doomsday is unleashed in Metropolis and moves to Gotham City before being stopped by Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. After an intense fight, and using a spear made of kryptonite, Superman makes a last, desperate attack on Doomsday. The monster uses his arm to stab Superman in the chest. Eventually, they both die in front of Batman and Wonder Woman.Batman-vs-superman-logo
16th

2016

August
5th
8th
12th
  • The Joker leads an attack on Belle Reve penitentiary and escapes with his girlfriend Harley Quinn. SQ

After Suicide Squad

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