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Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future

Year Event
2002
1The Nomad probe is launched from Earth. The probe is the first Earth mission designed to search for new life forms. It will later collide with an alien craft designed to sterilize soil samples; the two probes will manage to combine themselves but in the process their programming will be distorted, causing the resultant entity to seek out and sterilize alien life forms.2
2009
1Captain Shaun Geoffrey Christopher commands the first successful manned mission to Saturn.3
2156
4The Romulan War begins.4
2160
5Romulan War ends.5
2224
6Sybok is born. A son of Sarek, Sybok is Spock's elder half brother.7
2230
8Spock is born.7
2237
9Sulu is born in San Francisco, on Earth.10
2239
9Nyota Uhura is born.11
2240
9Scotty enters Starfleet academy.11
2244
12Scotty graduates from Starfleet academy.11
2245
12The first Starship Enterprise is launched from the San Francisco Fleet yards in orbit of Earth.11 The launch is attended by Ex-President of the United Federaton of Planets, Jonathan Archer.13
14McCoy joins Starfleet medical school.11
2250
15Kirk enters Starfleet academy. He serves on board the USS Republic during this year. Whilst there, he reports an error made by his friend Ben Finney, causing Finney to be passed over for promotion. Unknown to Kirk, Finney will develop an obsessive hatred of him over the years due to this incident.16
15Starship Captain Garth wins a major victory at the planet Axenar.17 Afterwards James Kirk visits Axenar on a peace mission. The operation is a major success, and Kirk is awarded the Palm Leaf of Axenar for his part in the mission.16
15Kirk meets Gary Mitchell while teaching at Starfleet Academy. Mitchell sets Kirk up with a blonde lab technician in order to distract him and so have an easier time in classes; the attempt is so successful that Kirk almost marries the woman.18
15Kirk endures considerable torment from Finnegan, an upperclassman.19
Picture from 2250
2253
20Spock graduates from Starfleet academy.11
21McCoy graduates from Starfleet medical school. He develops an impressive technique for the creation of axonal pathways between grafted neuronal tissue and basal ganglia. This procedure is later incorporated into Starfleet's Emergency Medical Hologram.21
2254
20Kirk graduates Starfleet academy. He is assigned duty on the USS Farragut under Captain Garrovick after graduation.22
23Kirk commands his first planetary survey. He befriends Tyree, one of the local inhabitants, and recommends that the planet be left un-contacted.24
2255
23Hikaru Sulu enlists in Starfleet academy.10
2257
25Nyota Uhura enlists in Starfleet academy.11
2259
25Hikaru Sulu graduates from Starfleet academy.10
2261
26Uhura graduates Starfleet Academy.26
25David Marcus is born to Carol Marcus. The boy's father, James Kirk, leaves Carol to raise him alone at her request.27
2263
28James Kirk is promoted to Captain and assigned to command the Starship Enterprise.11
28Pavel Chekov enlists in Starfleet academy.11
2266
29McCoy is assigned as chief medical officer of the USS Enterprise.30
2267
31Chekov graduates Starfleet Academy and is posted to the USS Enterprise.32
2269
33The USS Enterprise completes its five year mission.33
2270
34Spock retires from Starfleet in order to undergo the Kolinahr.35
34McCoy retires from Starfleet.35
2271
36Sulu's daughter, Demora, is born.37
2277
38Spock is promoted to Captain and assigned to Starfleet Academy as an instructor. Duties include command of the USS Enterprise during training missions.27
38Chekov is assigned to the Starship Reliant as First Officer.27
39McCoy is promoted to Commander.39
39The USS Enterprise is retired from front line duty and assigned to Starfleet Academy as a training ship.39
39Starfleet abolishes the practice of maintaining a different emblem for each Starship.39
2281
40Saavik enters Starfleet Academy.27
Picture from 2281
2284
41The Starship Excelsior is commissioned.42
2285
43The Enterprise is retired. Scotty is appointed Captain of engineering on the USS Excelsior; Uhura takes a position as a transporter operator on Spacedock. Both abandon their posts along with the rest of the Enterprise senior officers in order to steal the Enterprise and rescue the rejuvenated Spock from the Genesis planet. Unfortunately, the Enterprise is destroyed during the mission and Kirk's son David is killed by the Klingons. The crew proceed to Vulcan in a captured Bird of Prey and succeed in reuniting Spock's Katra with his body.44
Picture from 2285
2287
45The transwarp development project is deemed unsuccessful.45
2305
46Picard is born in LaBarre, France, on Earth.47
2323
48Picard is admitted to Starfleet Academy at his second attempt.49
Picture from 2323
2327
48Picard graduates from Starfleet Academy.47
2332
50Sisko is born in New Orleans on Earth.51
2335
52Chakotay is born.53
2350
54Chakotay enters Starfleet Academy.55
2354
56Chakotay graduates from Starfleet Academy.57
2359
26Bashir enters Starfleet Academy Medical School.58
2367
59Bashir graduates from Starfleet Academy, second in his class.58

Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References
# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek Chronology Page 24
2 TOS 2 The Changeling
3 TOS 1 Tomorrow is Yesterday
4 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 32
5 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 33
6 Star Trek Chronology Page 38
7 Star Trek V : The Final Frontier
8 Star Trek Chronology Page 39
9 Star Trek Chronology Page 40
10 Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home
11 Various Original Series episodes
12 Star Trek Chronology Page 41
13 Mike Sussman This was a part of Archer's biography written for but not seen in "In a Mirror Darkly"
14 Star Trek Chronology Page 42
15 Star Trek Chronology Page 43
16 TOS 1 Court Martial
17 TOS 3 Whom Gods Destroy
18 TOS 1 Where No Man Has Gone Before
19 TOS 1 Shore Leave
20 Star Trek Chronology Page 45
21 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 45
22 TOS 2 Obsession
23 Star Trek Chronology Page 46
24 TOS 2 A Private Little War
25 Star Trek Chronology Page 47
26 Star Trek Chronology
27 Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
28 Star Trek Chronology Page 48
29 Star Trek Chronology Page 50
30 TOS 1 The Corbomite Maneuver
31 Star Trek Chronology Page 55
32 TOS 2 Catspaw
33 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 78
34 Star Trek Chronology Page 79
35 Star Trek : The Motion Picture
36 Star Trek Chronology Page 80
37 Star Trek : Generations
38 Star Trek Chronology Page 82
39 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 82
40 Star Trek Chronology Page 83
41 Star Trek Chronology Page 84
42 Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
43 Star Trek Chronology Page 85
44 Star Trek III : The Search for Spock
45 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 87
46 Star Trek Chronology Page 93
47 TNG 5 The First Duty
48 Star Trek Chronology Page 95
49 TNG 1 Coming of Age
50 Star Trek Chronology Page 97
51 DS9 1 Emissary
52 Star Trek Chronology Page 98
53 Various Voyager episodes
54 Star Trek Chronology Page 108
55 VOY 1 Caretaker, Part 1
56 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 281, assuming a four year acadaemy course
57 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 281, assuming a four year acadamey course
58 DS9 1 Q-Less
59 Star Trek Chronology Page 157
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 24
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 1)
Source: The Changeling
Series: TOS Season 1 (Disc 5)
Source: Tomorrow is Yesterday
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:second edition, page 32
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:second edition, page 33
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 38
Source: Star Trek V : The Final Frontier
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 39
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 40
Source: Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home
Series: TOS Season (Disc )
Source: Various Original Series episodes
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 41
Source: Mike Sussman
Comment:This was a part of Archer's biography written for but not seen in "In a Mirror Darkly"
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 42
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 43
Series: TOS Season 1 (Disc 5)
Source: Court Martial
Series: TOS Season 3 (Disc 3)
Source: Whom Gods Destroy
Series: TOS Season 1 (Disc 1)
Source: Where No Man Has Gone Before
Series: TOS Season 1 (Disc 4)
Source: Shore Leave
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 45
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:second edition, page 45
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 3)
Source: Obsession
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 46
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 5)
Source: A Private Little War
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 47
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Source: Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 48
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 50
Series: TOS Season 1 (Disc 3)
Source: The Corbomite Maneuver
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 55
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 2)
Source: Catspaw
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:second edition, page 78
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 79
Source: Star Trek : The Motion Picture
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 80
Source: Star Trek : Generations
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 82
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:second edition, page 82
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 83
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 84
Source: Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 85
Source: Star Trek III : The Search for Spock
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:second edition, page 87
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 93
Series: TNG Season 5 (Disc 4)
Source: The First Duty
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 95
Series: TNG Season 1 (Disc 4)
Source: Coming of Age
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 97
Series: DS9 Season 1 (Disc 1)
Source: Emissary
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 98
Series: VOY Season (Disc )
Source: Various Voyager episodes
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 108
Series: VOY Season 1 (Disc 1)
Source: Caretaker, Part 1
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:second edition, page 281, assuming a four year acadaemy course
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:second edition, page 281, assuming a four year acadamey course
Series: DS9 Season 1 (Disc 2)
Source: Q-Less
Source: Star Trek Chronology
Comment:Page 157


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