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Benjamin Lafayette Sisko

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2267 Picture from 2267
1 The USS Enterprise uncovers a Klingon plot to gain development rights to Shermans planet. Unknown to the crew, they receive covert assistance from the crew of the USS Defiant, thrown back in time from 2373.1
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Dax, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo
  Species :  Klingons
2331
2 Joseph Sisko meets his future wife Sarah in Jackson Square, New Orleans, in June of this year. They will marry two months later.3
 
  People :  Joseph Sisko, Sarah Sisko
  Species :  Prophets
4 Sarah Sisko and Joseph Sisko marry in August.3
 
  People :  Joseph Sisko, Sarah Sisko
  Species :  Humans, Prophets, Pah-wraiths
2332 Picture from 2332
5 Bemjamin Lafayette Sisko is born in New Orleans on Earth to Sarah Sisko and Joseph Sisko.6
 
  People :  Sarah Sisko, Joseph Sisko
  Species :  Prophets
2333
7 Banjamin Lafayett Sisko has his first birthday.3
 
  People :  Joseph Sisko, Sarah Sisko
5 Two days after Benjamin Sisko's first birthday, his mother Sarah walked out on her family. Joseph Sisko will spend the next three years searching for her.3
 
  People :  Sarah Sisko, Joseph Sisko
  Species :  Prophets
2336
5 Joseph Sisko finally tracks down his wife, Sarah Sisko, in Australia. However, much to his distress he discovers that she had died a month earlier in a hovercraft accident. He would later remarry, and let Benjamin Sisko believe his new wife was Ben's mother until telling the real story in 2375.3
 
  People :  Sarah Sisko, Joseph Sisko
  Species :  Prophets
2349
8 Curzon Dax and Benjamin Sisko meet for the first time.8
 
  People :  Dax
2350
9 Sisko enters Starfleet Academy.9
2354
10 Sisko graduates from Starfleet academy.10
2355
11 Jake Sisko born.11
 
  People :  Jake Sisko
2367 Picture from 2367
12 The 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.12
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi LaForge, Wesley Crusher
  Species :  Borg, Humans
2369 Picture from 2369
6 The Cardassians retreat from the Bajoran system, abandoning the Terok Nor ore processing facility in orbit of the planet. The Bajoran Provisional Government asks Starfleet to take over the running of the station.6
 
  People :  Major Kira Nerys, Dax, Worf Rozhenko, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo, Quark
  Species :  Bajorans, Cardassians
6 Sisko is assigned to command Deep Space Nine. He persuades Quark to remain on the station despite the precarious political situation.6
 
  People :  Quark
6 Jadzia is assigned to Deep Space Nine.6 She and Commander Sisko discover the a stable wormhole in the Bajoran system's Denorios belt. The wormhole has existed for at least 10,000 years in a stable state, apparently due to the influence of aliens who live within it. Sisko is successful in convincing the wormhole aliens to allow traffic to use the wormhole.13
 
  People :  Dax
  Species :  Bajorans
2370 Picture from 2370
14 Captain Sisko leads a covert campaign to disrupt Circle control of Deep Space Nine. Major Kira and Lieutenant Dax discover evidence that the Circle is a front for the Cardassians and present it to the Council of Ministers. Support for the Circle collapses and the organisation falls apart. Li Nalas is killed.14
 
  People :  Dax, Major Kira Nerys, Li Nalas
  Species :  Bajorans
15 Commander Sisko encounter a human colony on a planet where most advanced technology is disrupted by a local duonetic field. The field proves to be artificial, created by the colony leader, Alixus, to force the colonists to live the primitive life she supports. Sisko disables the field to give the colonists a choice in how to live their lives.15
 
  People :  Alixus, Joseph, Stephan, Cassandra, Vinod
16 Sisko makes first contact between the Federation and the Dominion when he and Quark are captured by the Jem'Hadar.16
 
  People :  Quark
  Species :  Jem'Hadar, Humans, Ferengi
16 The Dominion destroy the USS Odyssey.16
 
  People :  Major Kira Nerys, Dax, Worf Rozhenko, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo, Quark, Elim Garak, Weyoun
2371 Picture from 2371Picture from 2371Picture from 2371
17 Sisko takes command of the USS Defiant in order to defend Deep Space Nine against Dominion. He undertakes a mission into the Gamma Quadrant to investigate thenature and extent of the threat. The Defiant is overwhelmed and captured.17
 
  People :  Admirall Alynna Nechayev
18 The USS Defiant is stolen by Thomas Riker, who is now a member of the Maquis. Dukat and Sisko manage to recapture the vessel in a joint operation.18
 
  People :  Gul Dukat, William Thomas Riker
19 A microscopic singularity passing through the solar system explodes as the Defiant engages it's transporter, Throwing Commander Sisko, Lieutenant Bashir and Lieutenant Commander Dax back in time to the mid 21st century.19 The crew is ultimately able to retrieve their comrades.20
 
  People :  Julian Bashir, Crewman Dax
21 The Mirror universe version of Chief O'Brien abducts Commander Sisko, in order to force him to convince the Mirror Jennifer Sisko not to complete a new sensor array for the Klingon/Cardassian Alliance. Sisko is able to succeed in this task and return to his own universe.21
 
  People :  Miles Edward O'Brien (Mirror), Jennifer Sisko (Mirror)
22 Commander Sisko builds a solar sail craft and sets out on a mission to recreate the early Bakoran flights with his son Jake. Thanks to a tachyon anomaly, he is able to pilot the craft all the way to Cardassian space, proving that legends of such flights in the past are in fact possible.22
 
  People :  Jake Sisko
  Species :  Bajorans, Cardassians
23 Quark is served with a Writ of Accountability by the FCA for improper supervision of a family member after his mother Ishka begins earning a profit in business. He and Rom return to Ferenginar to convince her to return the money. On Deep Space Nine, Commnader Sisko meets Kasidy Yates for the first time.23
 
  People :  Quark, Rom, Ishka, Brunt, Kasidy Yates
  Species :  Ferengi
24 Sisko is promoted to Captain.24
2372 Picture from 2372
25 Sisko violates orders and interferes in the Klingon-Cardassian war; a Klingon fleet attacks Deep Space Nine in retaliation. The attacks fails, but results in the subsequent Klingon-Federation conflict.25
 
  People :  Gowron, General Martok
26 The Bajoran wormhole undergoes a subspace inversion, an event which happens only once every fifty years. Captain Sisko narrowly escapes death when an accident occurs aboard the Defiant.26
 
  People :  Jake Sisko
27 The Mirror Jennifer Sisko takes Jake to her universe, enticing Captain Sisko to follow. There he assists the Terrans in completing a copy of the Defiant in time to engage a Klingon force attacking Deep Space Nine.27
 
  People :  Jennifer Sisko (Mirror), Jake Sisko
28 Starfleet officer Michael Eddington is discovered to be a Maquis operative when he hijacks a convoy of industrial replicators bound for Cardassia, escaping into the Badlands with them. Kassidy Yates is discovered to have been engaged in smuggling operations for the Maquis, and is sent to prison.28
 
  People :  Michael Eddington, Kasidy Yates
2373 Picture from 2373Picture from 2373
29 Fearing that Gowron may have been replaced by a Changeling, Starfleet sends the Defiant on a mission to infiltrate the Klingon command centre Ty'Gokor. Gowron proves to be innocent, but his advisor General Martok is revealed to be the Changeling. The Changeling is killed and Gowron, realising that he has been manipulated into war with the Federation, declares a cease fire.29
 
  People :  Gowron, General Martok
  Species :  Klingons
30 Dax, Garak, Odo and Sisko are returning from a conference to Deep Space 9 when their Runabout passes through a plasma field. The field causes Odo to involuntarily bind all four into a version of the great link, in which they experience an event that took place on Deep Space Nine in 2366, during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor. They are eventually able to break free of the link.30
 
  People :  Dax, Odo, Elim Garak
31 Bajor is accepted for entry into the Federation. One the eve of the ceremony, Captain Sisko locates the ancient Bajoran lost city of B'hala. Visions from the Bajoran prophets convince him that Bajor must reject Federation membership, and on his advice they choose to suspend their application.31
 
  Species :  Bajorans
32 Captain Sisko engages in an obsessive pursuit of Michael Eddington, ultimately poisoning a Maquis planet and threatening to do the same to all other Maquis planets in the Demilitarised zone, in order to force Eddington to surrender.32
 
  People :  Michael Eddington
33 After considerable effort, Jake Sisko manages to obtain a baseball card as a present for his father.33
 
  People :  Jake Sisko
34 The Dominion War begins. Dukat regains control of Deep Space Nine when the Dominion capture the station.34
 
  People :  Major Kira Nerys, Dax, Worf Rozhenko, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo, Quark, Elim Garak, Weyoun
2374 Picture from 2374
35 Captain Sisko and his crew crashland on a planet after their ship is damaged on a covert mission behind enemy lines. They manage to overcome a band of Jem'Hadar who are also on the planet, thanks to their Vorta leader betraying them.35
 
  People :  Keevan, Remata'Klan, Limara'Son
  Species :  Jem'Hadar, Vorta
36 Sisko becomes an adjutant on Starbase 375. Jadzia Dax becomes commander of the Defiant.36
 
  People :  Major Kira Nerys, Dax, Worf Rozhenko, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo, Quark, Elim Garak, Weyoun
37 Starfleet launches an operation to recapture Deep Space Nine. Captain Sisko leads a large Federation force, but this is bogged down battling a Dominion fleet. The Defiant breaks through and reaches Deep Space Nine just as the minefield is destroyed; Sisko convinces the Prophets to prevent Dominion reinforcements from coming through the wormhole. A joint Federation/Klingon force recaptures the station.37
 
  People :  Major Kira Nerys, Dax, Worf Rozhenko, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo, Quark, Elim Garak, Weyoun
  Species :  Prophets
37 As Dominion forces leave, Damar murders Ziyal. Distraught at losing both the station and his daughter, Dukat becomes mentally unbalanced and is captured by Federation forces.37
 
  People :  Major Kira Nerys, Dax, Worf Rozhenko, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo, Quark, Elim Garak, Weyoun
38 The Romulans join the war against the Dominion.38
 
  People :  Major Kira Nerys, Dax, Worf Rozhenko, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo, Quark, Elim Garak, Weyoun
  Species :  Romulans
39 The first Allied offensive captures the Chin'Toka system from the Dominion.39
 
  People :  Major Kira Nerys, Dax, Worf Rozhenko, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo, Quark, Elim Garak, Weyoun
39 Jadzia Dax is killed by Gul Dukat, who seals the entrance to the Wormhole. The Dax symbiont develops life-threatening complications whilst on its way home to Trill; to save its life it is transplanted into the only available host, Ezri Teegan.39
 
  People :  Dax, Worf Rozhenko
  Species :  Trill
2375 Picture from 2375Picture from 2375
40 Sisko discovers the Orb of the Emissary and uses it to re-open the Bajoran Wormhole.40
 
  Species :  Bajorans
41 The USS T'Kumbra, a Vulcan crewed Nebula class starship, stops at Deep Space Nine. Whilst there the ship's baseball team engage the hastily formed "Deep Space Niners" in a baseball game. Although the Niners are heavily defeated, they are delighted with their performance - much to Captain Solok's displeasure.41
 
  People :  Captain Solok
42 Sisko marries Kasidy Yates.42
43 The Chin'toka system is retaken by Dominion and Breen forces. The USS Defiant is destroyed during the battle.43
 
  People :  Major Kira Nerys, Dax, Worf Rozhenko, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo, Quark
  Species :  Breen
44 The Cardassian fleet switches sides, helping the Allies to inflict a major defeat on the Dominion and Breen forces. As allied forces approach Cardassia, Odo links with the female Founder and convinces her to end the Dominion war. Garak chooses to remain on the devastated Cardassia to assist in rebuilding efforts.45
 
  People :  Major Kira Nerys, Dax, Worf Rozhenko, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo, Quark
  Species :  Breen
44 Dukat attempts to release the pah-wraiths from captivity with the help of Kai Winn, and is trapped in the fire caves with them for all eternity by Sisko. Sisko ascends to a higher state of being, choosing to live with the Bajoran Prophets within the wormhole.44
 
  People :  Gul Dukat
  Species :  Bajorans, Pah-wraiths, Prophets
44 In the aftermath of the Dominion war, Kira is appointed commander of Deep Space Nine; Worf becomes Ambassador to the Klingon Empire; O'Brien accepts a teaching post at Starfleet Academy; Odo returns to the Great link, ending his relationship with Kira; Rom becomes the Ferengi Grand Nagus.44
 
  People :  Major Kira Nerys, Dax, Worf Rozhenko, Miles Edward O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Odo, Quark
  Species :  Ferengi

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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 TOS 2 The Trouble With Tribbles
2 DS9 7 Image in the Sand Joseph gives the specific date
3 DS9 7 Image in the Sand
4 DS9 7 Image in the Sand Two months after they met, as per Joseph's description
5 DS9 7 Image in the Sand Joseph gives the reference
6 DS9 1 Emissary
7 DS9 7 Image in the Sand Joseph gives the reference. This could possibly be in May or later, presuming that Sarah became pregnant after the marriage in July. Although there's really no reason she might not become pregnant earlier than this.
8 DS9 1 Dax Dax says she has known Sisko for 20 years
9 DS9 1 Emissary This is four years before his graduation. Note this is inconsistent with Defiant in which Sisko says he has been in Starfleet for 20 years, i.e. since 2351. Presumably Sisko rounded the number slightly.
10 DS9 1 Emissary Sisko notes that he met his future wife 15 years ago whilst waiting for his first posting
11 DS9 1 Move Along Home
12 TNG 4 The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2
13
14 DS9 2 The Siege
15 DS9 2 Paradise
16 DS9 2 The Jem'Hadar
17 DS9 3 The Search, Part 1
18 DS9 3 Defiant
19 DS9 3 Past Tense, Part 1
20 DS9 3 Past Tense, Part 2
21 DS9 3 Through the Looking Glass
22 DS9 3 Explorers
23 DS9 3 Family Business
24 DS9 3 The Adversary
25 DS9 4 The Way of the Warrior
26 DS9 4 The Visitor
27 DS9 4 Shattered Mirror
28 DS9 4 For the Cause
29 DS9 5 Apocalypse Rising
30 DS9 5 Things Past
31 DS9 5 Rapture
32 DS9 5 For the Uniform
33 DS9 5 In the Cards
34 DS9 5 Call to Arms
35 DS9 6 Rocks and Shoals
36 DS9 6 Behind the Lines
37 DS9 6 Sacrifice of Angels
38 DS9 6 In the Pale Moonlight
39 DS9 6 Tears of the Prophets
40 DS9 7 Shadows and Symbols
41 DS9 7 Take Me Out to the Holosuite
42 DS9 7 'Til Death Do Us Part
43 DS9 7 The Changing Face of Evil
44 DS9 7 What You Leave Behind, Part 2
45 DS9 7 What You Leave Behind, Part 1
Series : TOS Season 2 (Disc 4)
Episode : The Trouble With Tribbles
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 1)
Episode : Image in the Sand
Comment : Joseph gives the specific date
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 1)
Episode : Image in the Sand
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 1)
Episode : Image in the Sand
Comment : Two months after they met, as per Joseph's description
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 1)
Episode : Image in the Sand
Comment : Joseph gives the reference
Series : DS9 Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : Emissary
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 1)
Episode : Image in the Sand
Comment : Joseph gives the reference. This could possibly be in May or later, presuming that Sarah became pregnant after the marriage in July. Although there's really no reason she might not become pregnant earlier than this.
Series : DS9 Season 1 (Disc 2)
Episode : Dax
Comment : Dax says she has known Sisko for 20 years
Series : DS9 Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : Emissary
Comment : This is four years before his graduation. Note this is inconsistent with Defiant in which Sisko says he has been in Starfleet for 20 years, i.e. since 2351. Presumably Sisko rounded the number slightly.
Series : DS9 Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : Emissary
Comment : Sisko notes that he met his future wife 15 years ago whilst waiting for his first posting
Series : DS9 Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode : Move Along Home
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2
Series : DS9 Season 2 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Siege
Series : DS9 Season 2 (Disc 4)
Episode : Paradise
Series : DS9 Season 2 (Disc 7)
Episode : The Jem'Hadar
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Search, Part 1
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 3)
Episode : Defiant
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 3)
Episode : Past Tense, Part 1
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 3)
Episode : Past Tense, Part 2
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 5)
Episode : Through the Looking Glass
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 6)
Episode : Explorers
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 6)
Episode : Family Business
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 7)
Episode : The Adversary
Series : DS9 Season 4 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Way of the Warrior
Series : DS9 Season 4 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Visitor
Series : DS9 Season 4 (Disc 5)
Episode : Shattered Mirror
Series : DS9 Season 4 (Disc 6)
Episode : For the Cause
Series : DS9 Season 5 (Disc 1)
Episode : Apocalypse Rising
Series : DS9 Season 5 (Disc 2)
Episode : Things Past
Series : DS9 Season 5 (Disc 3)
Episode : Rapture
Series : DS9 Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode : For the Uniform
Series : DS9 Season 5 (Disc 7)
Episode : In the Cards
Series : DS9 Season 5 (Disc 7)
Episode : Call to Arms
Series : DS9 Season 6 (Disc 1)
Episode : Rocks and Shoals
Series : DS9 Season 6 (Disc 1)
Episode : Behind the Lines
Series : DS9 Season 6 (Disc 2)
Episode : Sacrifice of Angels
Series : DS9 Season 6 (Disc 5)
Episode : In the Pale Moonlight
Series : DS9 Season 6 (Disc 7)
Episode : Tears of the Prophets
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 1)
Episode : Shadows and Symbols
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 1)
Episode : Take Me Out to the Holosuite
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 5)
Episode : 'Til Death Do Us Part
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 5)
Episode : The Changing Face of Evil
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 7)
Episode : What You Leave Behind, Part 2
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 7)
Episode : What You Leave Behind, Part 1


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