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"Science could not save my body. My mind, however, that was worth saving, on two hundred thousand feet of data banks."
Arnim Zola[src]

This is a timeline of events that occurred during the 1970s.

1970

January

February

9th

18th

DanielWhitehall-Prison-MalickBros

Reinhardt speaks with the Malick brothers

  • Gideon and Nathaniel Malick visit Daniel Whitehall in prison after their father's funeral. He tells them that their father always cheated at the stone ceremony, hiding a notched white stone in the book 'Paradise Lost' and slipping it into the bag, feeling for the notch so he would never draw it.[11]

19th

  • Gideon copies his father's trick, selfishly betraying his brother as the bag comes to just the two of them, and Gideon chooses to leave the notched white stone for Nathaniel and picking himself to live. Nathaniel draws the white stone and is sent to Maveth through the Monolith. Hive finds and kills him, using Nathaniel as his new host.[11]

March

31st

April

7th

Timeline
Time Heist
  • Theft of the Space Stone: After failing to retrieve the Space Stone in 2012, Iron Man and Captain America arrive at Camp Lehigh hoping to not only get the Tesseract but also retrieve more Pym Particles to ensure a return to 2023.[13]
    • Stark heads to the basement vault to get the Tesseract. On the way back to the elevator, he finds his father Howard and goes along with him to the surface.[13]
    • Rogers crank calls Hank Pym to make him leave his laboratory and takes some Pym Particles. On the way back, an employee who recognized him and Stark as having entered illegally forces Rogers to enter an office to evade her. He soon realizes the office he entered is that of then-S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Peggy Carter and briefly sees his former beloved.[13]
    • Rogers and Stark meet again at Camp Lehigh's entrance, where Edwin Jarvis deems the man who talked with Howard "somewhat familiar", and use the Particles to go back to the future.[13]
  • Steve Rogers returns the Space Stone to the moment it was removed, erasing the dark splinter reality that was being created.[13]
Timeline

May

9th

29th

June

8th

19th

July

23rd

August

11th

September

25th

November

9th

23rd

1971

January

12th

25th

February

11th

18th

  • Carol Danvers has her photo taken dressed as a pilot.[24][25]

25th

  • Carol Danvers stumbles on a beach, but manages to get back up.[24][25]

March

1st

2nd

19th

31th

June

16th

18th

30th

July

2nd

September

17th

November

10th

13th

1972

Arnim Zola3

Zola's consciousness being kept in an advanced supercomputer

March

24th

April

20th

May

18th

21st

June

9th

RGiyera-File

R. Giyera's personal details

July

27th

September

October

11th

17th

  • Marshall Bruce Matthers III, later known as Eminem, is born.[6][42]

November

1st

21st

December

8th

19th

26th

27th

1973

January

2nd

  • An article titled "Brooklyn Girl Missing" is published, which would later interest Jessica Jones.[46]

22nd

February

4th

March

29th

  • The last remaining American troops are withdraw from Vietnam, including Thaddeus Ross, who is 27 years old.[47][1]

June

10th

September

15th

October

20th

November

1st

Vote Bill Fisk

Bill Fisk continues his campaign for the Third District Council.

8th

  • Bill Fisk loses his campaign for the Third District Council. Later, he is told by his son that a young man named Bernie Walker was knocking down the signs for his campaign and calling both of them losers. Fisk takes his son to confront the bully. Once they find him, Fisk asks Walker why he was hitting the signs and insulting him. Walker replies that he was only repeating his father's statements. Fisk then beats Walker with a bat and orders his own son to kick him and not to stop.[49]
Bill-Fisk-is-killed-blood

Fisk is murdered by his own son

  • Assassination of Bill Fisk: Bill Fisk makes Wilson sit in a corner and stare at a wall to make him think about his future. As Fisk was about to leave to talk with Don Rigoletto, he is stopped by his wife. Having been drinking, Fisk begins to beat his wife, with Wilson listening. Having occurred numerous times before, Wilson gets tired of these beatings and finally decides to put an end to them. He grabs a nearby hammer and repeatedly hits his father over the head with it, killing him. Wilson and his mother cut up the body and spend the next week dumping the parts in a river.[49]

27th

December

5th

8th

1974

January

15th

February

12th

March

18th

19th

  • A promotional video for Stark Expo 74 is released, advertising it as a "dream of tomorrow, realized today," and featuring Howard Stark. The video invites viewers to join them for the opening in April 1974.[53][54]

April

26th

May

30th

June

15th

20th

August

9th

October

29th

November

2nd

11th

28th

December

20th

1975

February

April

2nd

30th

May

27th

July

1st

September

4th

30th

November

December

1976

January

14th

March

April

June

October

7th

  • Howard Stark unveils his building attempts in Arc Reactor technology. Although the technologically is successful, no attempt is made to explore its profitability.[70][71]

15th

November

21st

28th

December

3rd

1977

January

17th

February

4th

March

21st

May

11th

25th

July

2nd

August

24th

November

3rd

December

4th

1978

January

6th

  • 13-year-old Carol Danvers has an accident on her bicycle. Despite getting hurt, she manages to get back up.[84][25]

7th

13th

  • Carol Danvers has her photo taken with her father, holding cotton candy.[84][25]
  • Danvers takes part in a go kart race. She is advised to slow down for control but, determined to prove herself, she instead accelerates and ends up crashing into a hay bale.[84][25]
  • Dirtied and injured, Danvers nonetheless gets up out of the kart.[84][25]
  • Joseph Danvers, Carol's father, berates her for racing, saying she should not have been out there. She points out that he lets her brother, Steve race.[84][25]

20th

  • Carol Danvers is batting in a game of baseball when she misses the throw and falls over. Despite the embarrassment, her resilience shines through as she confidently stands back up to continue.[84][25]

28th

March

8th

28th

May

5th

June

July

28th

August

23rd

September

20th

November

7th

  • After Ego comes to Earth, looking to plant a seedling and have another child, he meets Meredith Quill. They soon fall in love.[3]

15th

December

9th

23rd

  • Ego leaves Quill to return to his planet, but promises to return.[3]

1979

January

31st

February

9th

11th

  • The HYDRA-instigated Iranian Revolution draws to a close as the provisional government collapses.[22]

20th

March

7th

16th

May

9th

  • Ego leaves Earth again, knowing that he has to go back to his planet to replenish its energy and keep it thriving.[3]

23rd

30th

June

15th

22nd

August

1st

13th

  • Ego comes back to Earth again to spend more time with Meredith Quill.[3]

28th

Michael Peterson File

Peterson's S.H.I.E.L.D. File

September

7th

22nd

October

12th

  • Ego leaves Meredith Quill yet again, needing to return to his planet.[3]

December

24th

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 1.49 1.50 1.51 1.52 1.53 1.54 1.55 1.56 1.57 1.58 1.59 1.60 1.61 1.62 1.63 1.64 1.65 1.66 1.67 1.68 1.69 1.70 1.71 1.72 1.73 1.74 1.75 1.76 1.77 1.78 1.79 1.80 1.81 1.82 1.83 Sometimes the Marvel Cinematic Universe alludes to events which happened in our world, and it is assumed they happened on the same dates in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Iron Man 2
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Father and Son release date, My Sweet Lord release date, Lake Shore Drive release date, Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) release date, Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang release date, Southern Nights release date, The Chain release date, Flash Light release date
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Avengers: Infinity War
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 Sometimes the Marvel Cinematic Universe alludes to people who existed in our world, and it is assumed they were born on the same day in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Luke Cage: 2.01: Soul Brother #1
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Luke Cage: 2.05: All Souled Out
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Luke Cage: 2.04: I Get Physical
  10. 10.0 10.1 Spider-Man: Far From Home
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.16: Paradise Lost
  12. Cloak & Dagger: 1.05: Princeton Offense
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Avengers: Endgame
  14. 14.0 14.1 Luke Cage: 2.06: The Basement
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Iron Man
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 Ant-Man and the Wasp
  17. 17.0 17.1 Luke Cage: 1.12: Soliloquy of Chaos
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Luke Cage: 2.07: On and On
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Luke Cage: 2.13: They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
  20. 20.0 20.1 Captain America: The First Avenger
  21. Runaways: 1.03: Destiny
  22. 22.00 22.01 22.02 22.03 22.04 22.05 22.06 22.07 22.08 22.09 22.10 22.11 22.12 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Luke Cage: 2.03: Wig Out
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 In Captain Marvel, three instances are shown of a young child Carol Danvers: first of her with her brother, Steve, looking at the stars, secondly of a photograph of her dressed as a pilot, and thirdly of her picking herself up on a beach. London Fuller, who plays Danvers in these moments, is said in the credits to be playing "Young Carol (6 Years Old)", making Danvers approximately 6.5. Fuller herself was 7.0 years old during filming, suggesting Danvers is slightly closer to 6.99 than 6.0.
    Danvers' date of birth is dated to August 1964 (see 1960s references), approximated specifically to August 7, 1964, so it can be calculated that these moments take place around roughly February 18, 1971. Pushing the events to a week apart each, they can be then taken to be roughly February 11, February 18, and February 25, 1971. The full details of the calculations may be found here.
  25. 25.00 25.01 25.02 25.03 25.04 25.05 25.06 25.07 25.08 25.09 25.10 25.11 Captain Marvel
  26. The Incredible Hulk Extended Scene
  27. Luke Cage: 1.07: Manifest
  28. Luke Cage: 2.09: For Pete's Sake
  29. Captain America: Civil War
  30. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.19: Option Two
  31. Luke Cage: 1.02: Code of the Streets
  32. Iron Fist: 1.08: The Blessing of Many Fractures
  33. The Art of War, Big Pun, Blackalicious, Boogie Down Productions, Crazy in Love, iPod 1st Generation, Priesthood, So Fresh, So Clean, Summertime '06, Uptown Saturday Night, Malibu
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Luke Cage: 2.12: Can't Front on Me
  35. 35.0 35.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.11: All the Comforts of Home
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 Luke Cage: 1.01: Moment of Truth
  37. The Punisher: 1.08: Cold Steel
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 Luke Cage: 2.10: The Main Ingredient
  39. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.08: Many Heads, One Tale
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Through a series of calculations, taking into account actor ages working back from present events and flashback settings, and evidence from Luke Cage, it can be found that Cottonmouth was born around September 1972 (with him said in Manifest to have been 14 when he killed Pistol Pete, dated to April 6, 1987 (see 1980s references)), and Sheldon and Bushmaster were born around June 1973 (with them said in The Creator to overlap in age, so less than a year apart). The full calculations can be found here.
  41. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.19: The Only Light in the Darkness
  42. Doctor Strange
  43. James Gunn's Twitter, 29 July 2014
  44. Guardians of the Galaxy
  45. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.13: One of US
  46. Jessica Jones: 2.04: AKA God Help the Hobo
  47. The Incredible Hulk Extended Scene
  48. 48.0 48.1 Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #503: New York Nine Newspaper Clipping
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 49.3 Daredevil: 1.08: Shadows in the Glass
  50. Daredevil: 1.13: Daredevil
  51. Iron Fist: 2.06: The Dragon Dies at Dawn
  52. Based on Gwyneth Paltrow's age at the middle of the times of filming for Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Avengers: Infinity War, working back from the dates of the middle of each film's setting or the dates of her individual scenes and taking a weighted average, Pepper would have been born around October 1973. Iron Man shows her birthday to be the day before Tony is kidnapped - approximately February 12th. The closest February 12th to October 1973 is February 12, 1974.
  53. Stark Expo 2010: 1.02: Stark Expo 1974
  54. Stark Expo 2010 Website
  55. Luke Cage: 1.05: Just to Get a Rep
  56. 56.0 56.1 Iron Fist: 2.02: The City's Not for Burning
  57. The Punisher: 1.07: Crosshairs
  58. Ant-Man
  59. 59.0 59.1 Luke Cage: 2.02: Straighten It Out
  60. Based on Parisa Fitz-Henley's age at the time of filming Jessica Jones: Season 1 and Luke Cage: Season 1 and Season 2, working back from the setting of her appearances in 2013 and 2014, Reva Connors would have been born around February 1975.
  61. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Yondu says that he was sold into slavery as an infant and then spent 20 years in slavery, before Stakar Ogord freed him. Based on Michael Rooker's age when filming both movies, Yondu would have been born around January 1955, and so would have been sold around February. 20 years later, he would have been freed in April 1975. This fits with him then spending many years collecting Ego's children from 1975 up to any point between 1980 and 1988, then the final one, Quill, in 1988.
  62. The Incredible Hulk
  63. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  64. Spider-Man: Far From Home Deleted Scene
  65. James Hiroyuki Liao was approximately 41.8 at the time of filming The Fury of Iron Fist. Working back from the October 3, 2017 setting (see 2017 references), Albert would have been born around November 1975.
  66. In AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the Bed, Jeri Hogarth says she wore yellow to a funeral aged "8." Hogarth's date of birth is approximated as June 1967 (see 1960s references), making the time she was 8 years old June 1975-June 1976, so this occurred around approximately December 1975.
  67. Jessica Jones: 2.09: AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the Bed
  68. Based on Dorian Missick's age at the time of filming Luke Cage: Season 2, working back from the setting of his appearances in August 2017, Cockroach Hamilton would have been born around March 1976.
  69. 69.0 69.1 69.2 69.3 Captain America's To-Do List
  70. On Marvel's timeline, it is shown that this occurred 33 years before "I am Iron Man," which is dated to November 25, 2009, putting it around October 1976.
  71. Marvel's timeline
  72. The Punisher: 1.06: The Judas Goat
  73. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.04: Devils You Know
  74. In If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right, it is stated that Shades and Comanche met at age "7", meaning they are less than a year apart in age. In Can't Front on Me, Shades says he was born on "May 11th, 1977." Thomas Q. Jones' age at the time of filming Step in the Arena, working back from the 2013 placement of the flashbacks he appears in, and his age at the time of filming Luke Cage: Season 2, working back from the August 2017 setting, would place Comanche's date of birth a little later than this, but overall, the best estimate for Comanche's date of birth is still May 1977.
  75. 75.0 75.1 Iron Fist: 1.11: Lead Horse Back to Stable
  76. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.17: Identity and Change
  77. Runaways: 1.04: Fifteen
  78. Runaways: 1.06: Metamorphosis
  79. The Punisher: 1.04: Resupply
  80. In AKA WWJD?, Kilgrave says, "[My parents] ran away. From promising careers... and their 10-year-old son." He also discusses how he was 10 when they left in AKA Sin Bin, which also features Jessica being told by Professor Davies that Albert and Louise Thompson, Kilgrave's parents, "skipped town in '88." With this dated to May 9, 1988, Kilgrave would have been born around November 1977.
  81. Jessica Jones: 1.09: AKA Sin Bin
  82. Based on Chaz Lamar Shepherd's age at the time of filming Luke Cage: Season 2, working back from the setting of his appearances in August 2017, Piranha Jones would have been born around November 1977.
  83. Pete's Dragon - Release Info
  84. 84.0 84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5 In Captain Marvel, three instances are shown of a young teenage Carol Danvers: one of her picking herself up after a bike fall, one of her go karting (a photograph from the day, a memory of her crashing a kart, and her getting back up), and thirdly of picking herself up in a baseball game. Mckenna Grace, who plays Danvers in these moments, is said in the credits to be playing "Young Carol (13 Years Old)", making Danvers approximately 13.5. Grace herself was 11.9 years old during filming, suggesting Danvers is slightly closer to 13.0 than 13.99.
    Danvers' date of birth is dated to August 1964 (see 1960s references), approximated specifically to August 7, 1964, so it can be calculated that these moments take place around roughly January 13, 1978. Pushing the events to a week apart each, they can be then taken to be roughly January 6, January 13, and January 20, 1978. The full details of the calculations may be found here.
  85. The Avengers
  86. Jessica Jones: 2.02: AKA Freak Accident
  87. Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #602: Mariah Dillard's Scrapbook
  88. In You Know My Steez, a flashback is shown of Willis training Carl at boxing. In the background is a notice about an event coming up on "Friday November 15" (which would be 1996) and then "Monday 6-10 January" (1997), placing this around early November 1996. It is shown in Take It Personal that in May of whichever year (it refers to the car being a "1993" model, so at least 1994 or 1995 to refer to it as such), when Willis was 18 and Carl was 17, they stole a 1993 corvette. It can be assumed, considering the fact that the actors already look older than 16 and 18 in the November 1996 flashback and Mike Colter's age at the times of filming suggesting Luke would have turned 17 around the early 1990s, as well as the way the brothers' story is told, it can be assumed that they stole the car in the first May after the November 1996 flashback, May 1997. In Take It Personal, Luke says, "He was 2 years older than me," and in Now You're Mine, Willis says, "And everything was good until the preacher's wife, 2 years later, had a baby boy." With the paper saying they are 17 and 18 in May 1997, it can be assumed that they are about 1 year and 10 months apart in age, with Carl having just turned 17 and Willis about to turn 19, placing their dates of birth in April 1980 and June 1978 respectively.
  89. Luke Cage: 1.10: Take It Personal
  90. Luke Cage: 1.13: You Know My Steez
  91. In AKA Facetime, it is stated that Karl Malus was the "class of 1978." In AKA Three Lives and Counting, it is said that he died aged "57" in May 2017, making him born between May 1959 and May 1960 and therefore meaning he began, not finished, university in 1978. He would start around September.
  92. Jessica Jones: 2.06: AKA Facetime
  93. Avengers: Infinity War Deleted Scene
  94. 94.0 94.1 It is stated in On and On that Buggy Stokes killed Quincy McIver and McIver shot him back, resulting in Stokes' death "5 months" later. Quicny McIver's death has to be after the conception of his son, John. With John's date of birth approximated to June 1973 (see other references), specifically June 23, 1973, his conception was likely approximately 267 days earlier, so September 29, 1972. Stokes' death has to be before the mid-1980s flashbacks in The Creator, dated to February 11, 1985 (see 1980s references). So, the two events are between September 29, 1972/February 28, 1973 (t months later for Stokes' death) and September 11, 1984 (5 months earlier for Quincy's death)/February 11, 1985. The midpoint between these dates is September 20, 1978/February 20, 1979, making the shooting approximately September 20, 1978 and Stokes' death approximately February 20, 1979.
  95. In Kandahar, Micro says to Castle, "Happy birthday, Frank. It's the 15th. Happy birthday." 1½ days later, in Resupply, Curtis specifies that it is "November." Therefore, Castle's birthday is November 15th. In the Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #241: "Punisher Punished" New York Bulletin Newspaper, Castle is said to be a "36-year-old" in early November 2015 (see 2015 references), thereby making November 15, 2015 his 37th birthday. So, Castle was born on November 15, 1978.
  96. The Punisher: 1.03: Kandahar
  97. Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #241: "Punisher Punished" New York Bulletin Newspaper
  98. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.06: A Fractured House
  99. Luke Cage: 1.09: DWYCK
  100. The Punisher: 1.02: Two Dead Men
  101. In The Basement, it is said that Ridenhour and Dillard were in a relationship when Ridenhour was in "ninth, tenth, and eleventh" grade. With Ridenhour's date of birth approximated to January 1964 (see 1960s references), by the New York system, he would be in ninth grade from early September 1978 to late June 1979. Approximating when they entered the relationship by using the middle of the school year, they would have got together around approximately January 31, 1979.
  102. Luke Cage: 1.08: Blowin' Up the Spot
  103. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.01: Orientarion Part One
  104. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.03: A Life Spent
  105. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.01: Pilot
  106. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.13: Principia
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