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Year Event
4,527 bc
1With starvation and predators gradually claiming the survivors of Mantillis, the last remaining Caeliar creates a nanotechnology system to allow it to survive, assimilating a MACO and using the other humans as a food source. The resulting cybernetic creatures are able to hibernate until discovered by the natives of the planet, whom they assimilate to form a collective intelligence. The result is the creation of the Borg species.1
2145
2The Borg assimilate Species 262, a primitive species which posessed some legends of a substance which could burn the sky. The Borg followed this trail to a dozen other species, eventually discovering the Omega molecule.2
 
  Species :  Species 262
2153
3A group of Borg which have been frozen on Earth's polar region since being destroyed by the Enterprise-E in 2063 are revived by a team which is investigating the debris. They assimilate the investigators and escape the planet, but are subsequently destroyed by the NX-013
 
  People :  Jonathan Archer, Charles Tucker III, T'Pol, Malcolm Reed, Travis Mayweather, Hoshi Sato, Phlox
  Species :  Humans
2265 Picture from 2265
4The Borg destroy Guinan's home planet, scattering the few surviving El-Aurian people.4
 
  People :  Guinan, Doctor Tolian Soran
  Species :  El-Aurians
2355 Picture from 2355
5Magnus and Erin Hansen are granted approval to research the Borg by the Federation Council on Exobiology and Starfleet. They set out in the Raven, a civilian deep space exploratory ship.6
 
  People :  Seven of Nine, Magnus Hansen, Erin Hansen
7After some eight months of trying, Magnus and Erin Hansen locate a Borg cube and begin to track it. They will follow the cube for the next three years.6
 
  People :  Seven of Nine, Erin Hansen, Magnus Hansen
2358
8The Borg cube the Hansens are tracking discovers and assimilates them. Their daughter, Annika, is placed into a maturation chamber.6
 
  People :  Seven of Nine, Erin Hansen, Magnus Hansen
2363
9Annika Hansen emerges from a five year spell in a Borg maturation chamber a a fully mature adult.10
 
  People :  Seven of Nine
2364 Picture from 2364
11The Borg make their first attack on the Federation, destroying several outposts near the Romulan border. The Romulans re-establish diplomatic ties with the Federation.11
 
  Species :  Romulans, Humans
2365 Picture from 2365
Q hurls the Enterprise-D some seven thousand light years through space to star system J-25. Whilst there the ship encounters the Borg collective, marking the official contact between the Federation and this species. Although Q terminates the encounter, the Borg send a ship towards Federation space.12
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard
  Species :  Humans, Q, Humans
2366 Picture from 2366
13Picard is captured by the Borg and forced to become a member of the collective.13 He manages to relay information to the crew of the Enterprise-D which allows the Borg to be defeated by Riker whilst he is commanding the Enterprise-D in Picard's place.14
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker
2367 Picture from 2367
14The Battle of Wolf 359 occurs. Thirty nine Federation Starships and eleven thousand personnel are lost in the battle. In the aftermath, the Enterprise manages to rescue Captain Picard and use his link to the Borg collective to destroy the ship.14
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi LaForge, Wesley Crusher, Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
  Species :  Humans
2368 Picture from 2368
15The Enterprise-D investigates a crashed spacecraft, discovering it to be a Borg ship. A single survivor, 3rd of 5, is recovered from the wreck. Nicknamed Hugh by the crew, the drone begins to develop signs of individuality. He chooses to be returned to the collevtive so as to avoid danger to the Enterprise-D crew.15
 
  People :  Hugh
2369 Picture from 2369
16A Borg vessel is detected in Federation space. The ship is discovered to be operating outside the influence of the Borg collective, under the control of the android Lore. Lore manages to disable Data's ethical subroutine and convince him to join forces with the Borg. He also captures several of the senior officers of the Enterprise also.16
 
  People :  Admirall Alynna Nechayev, Lore, Data
17Beverley briefly commands the Enterprise-D during the invasion of the Borg under the command of Lore. Destroys the Borg transwarp vessel.17
 
  People :  Beverly Crusher, Lore
2373 Picture from 2373
18The second Borg invasion of the Federation. The cube is defeated by a Federation fleet including the USS Defiant and the USS Enterprise-E. The Enterprise-E subsequently travels back in time to 2063 in order to prevent the Borg from creating an alternate timeline in which the Federation is never created.19
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi LaForge, Reginald Barclay, Worf Rozhenko
  Species :  Humans
Picture from 2373
20Voyager encounters the Borg and Species 8472.20
 
  People :  Kathryn Janeway, Chakotay, Tuvok, B'Elanna Torres, Thomas Eugene Paris, Harry Kim, Seven of Nine, Neelix, Emergency Medical Hologram, Kes
  Species :  8472, Humans
2374
21Voyager defeats a force of 8472 vessels; end of the Borg/8472 war.21
 
  People :  Kathryn Janeway, Chakotay, Tuvok, B'Elanna Torres, Thomas Eugene Paris, Harry Kim, Seven of Nine, Neelix, Emergency Medical Hologram, Kes
  Species :  8472
2375
22A transporter accident aboard Voyager allows some of Seven of Nine's nanoprobes to infect the EMH's mobile emitter. The result is "One", a Borg drone equipped with 29th century technology. One ultimately sacrifices himself in order to save Voyager's crew from the Borg.22
 
  People :  Seven of Nine
2381
23The Borg launch an all-out assault against the Alpha Quadrant, with the intent of annihilating the Federation and other major powers completely. The Borg travel to the Federation by a new unknown means, differing from transwarp, wormholes, slipstream, etc. Sensor readings of the method indicate a similarity to readings taken on the NX-02.23
 
  People :  Dax, Jean-Luc Picard
  Species :  Humans, Klingons, Demons
1The Caeliar decide to intervene in the Borg conflict when it is discovered that the Borg were originally created by a dying Caeliar millennia earlier. The Caeliar remove the nanoprobes from all Borg, freeing every member of the collective and effectively rendering the Borg species extinct.1
 
  People :  Dax, Jean-Luc Picard

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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek : Destiny, Book 3 - Lost Souls
2 VOY 4 The Omega Directive Seven said this happened 229 years before the episode
3 ENT 2 Regeneration
4 TNG 2 Q Who Guinan said this happened a century ago
5 VOY 5 Dark Frontier, Part 1 Stardate of 32611.4 given for this event, which equates to 2355
6 VOY 5 Dark Frontier, Part 1
7 VOY 5 Dark Frontier, Part 1 Stardate given as 32623.5, which equates to 2355. Note this is only 12.1 units after they set out, which should be just a few days, but the dialogue states it to be 8 months later
8 VOY 5 Dark Frontier, Part 1 Seven said they tracked the cube for three years
9 VOY 6 Collective Five years after her assimilation
10 VOY 6 Collective
11 TNG 1 The Neutral Zone Note that this episode is the foundation of most Star Trek dates - Data states the year as 2364, and it is from this datapoint that the bulk of dates in Star Trek are calculated
12 TNG 2 Q Who
13 TNG 3 The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
14 TNG 4 The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2
15 TNG 5 I, Borg
16 TNG 6 Descent, Part 1
17 TNG 7 Descent, Part 2
18 Star Trek : First Contact Placed according to Stardate. This conflicts with Cpatain Sisko's mention of the recent Borg attack in the episode In Purgatory's Shadow.
19 Star Trek : First Contact
20 VOY 3 Scorpion, Part 1
21 VOY 4 Scorpion, Part 2
22 VOY 5 Drone
23 Star Trek : Destiny, Book 1 - Gods of Night
Novel : Star Trek : Destiny, Book 3 - Lost Souls
Series : VOY Season 4 (Disc 6)
Episode : The Omega Directive
Comment : Seven said this happened 229 years before the episode
Series : ENT Season 2 (Disc 5)
Episode : Regeneration
Series : TNG Season 2 (Disc 4)
Episode : Q Who
Comment : Guinan said this happened a century ago
Series : VOY Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode : Dark Frontier, Part 1
Comment : Stardate of 32611.4 given for this event, which equates to 2355
Series : VOY Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode : Dark Frontier, Part 1
Series : VOY Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode : Dark Frontier, Part 1
Comment : Stardate given as 32623.5, which equates to 2355. Note this is only 12.1 units after they set out, which should be just a few days, but the dialogue states it to be 8 months later
Series : VOY Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode : Dark Frontier, Part 1
Comment : Seven said they tracked the cube for three years
Series : VOY Season 6 (Disc 4)
Episode : Collective
Comment : Five years after her assimilation
Series : VOY Season 6 (Disc 4)
Episode : Collective
Series : TNG Season 1 (Disc 6)
Episode : The Neutral Zone
Comment : Note that this episode is the foundation of most Star Trek dates - Data states the year as 2364, and it is from this datapoint that the bulk of dates in Star Trek are calculated
Series : TNG Season 2 (Disc 4)
Episode : Q Who
Series : TNG Season 3 (Disc 6)
Episode : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2
Series : TNG Season 5 (Disc 5)
Episode : I, Borg
Series : TNG Season 6 (Disc 6)
Episode : Descent, Part 1
Series : TNG Season 7 (Disc 1)
Episode : Descent, Part 2
Film: Star Trek : First Contact
Comment : Placed according to Stardate. This conflicts with Cpatain Sisko's mention of the recent Borg attack in the episode In Purgatory's Shadow.
Film: Star Trek : First Contact
Series : VOY Season 3 (Disc 7)
Episode : Scorpion, Part 1
Series : VOY Season 4 (Disc 1)
Episode : Scorpion, Part 2
Series : VOY Season 5 (Disc 1)
Episode : Drone
Novel : Star Trek : Destiny, Book 1 - Gods of Night


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