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The below is a timeline of fictional events from Futurama.

Early history

The Big Bang creates the Universe.
  • UnknownYivo, a planet-sized alien from another universe, dwells alone in the emptiness of space.
  • 17 years before the Big BangNibblonians start appearing in our universe.
  • The Big Bang – The Universe is created (again) while the previous universe's versions of Fry, Bender and Professor Farnsworth watch in their Forward time machine. The cowboy universe is also created (Only this one parallel universe is known or thought to exist until the events of "The Farnsworth Parabox").
    • Yivo notices the big bang and realizes shklee is alone.
  • Milliseconds after the Big Bang – The evil Brain Spawn come into being and begin their war against the Nibblonians that rages until the 31st century.
  • Eons ago – The life-force known as Chi that permeated the Universe created an upwelling of life, but then receded, resulting in the extinction of countless species.

Creation of Earth — 1899

  • ca.4.5 billion years agoThe Sun, Earth and the Moon are created, while the previous versions of Fry, Bender and Professor Farnsworth watch.
  • ca.500 million years ago – An Earth fish crawls onto land, but is immediately killed by a previous universe's version of Bender.
  • 65.5 million years ago – The Brain Spawn cause the extinction of Earth's dinosaurs, while the previous versions of Fry, Bender and Professor Farnsworth watch.
  • 29,997,000 years ago – Nimbala is emperor of Zuban 5.
  • ca.40,000 years ago to 1783 A.D. – The previous versions of Fry, Bender and Professor Farnsworth watch the Neanderthals in North America killed by Paleo-Indians.
  • 3500 B.C. – Cats from Thuban 9 arrive in Egypt where they are worshipped like gods. They make the Egyptians build the Great Pyramid of Giza as a giant energy transfer device.
  • 1351 B.C.Bender steals a sarcophagus from Egyptians.
  • ca.1000 B.C. – The people of Osiris 4 visit Ancient Egypt and learn how to build pyramids, travel through space, and how to prepare their dead so as to scare Abbott and Costello.
  • 274 B.C.Nibbler is born.
  • 1500sLeonardo from Planet Vinci visits Earth and though considered stupid in his home world, he becomes a genius on Earth. Before he finishes painting the Mona Lisa, it is stolen by a time travelling Bender. Eventually leaves Earth again for his home planet.
  • 1600s – The previous versions of Fry, Bender and the Professor watch the pilgrims arrive in America, and get taken over by the British.
  • 1770s"Minuteman" Yancy Fry fights "Commies" (according to Fry's father) in the American Revolution, which was viewed by previous versions of Fry, Bender and the Professor.
    • 1775
      • 17 April Fry, Leela, Bender and the Professor appear here after licking George Washington's head.
        • The Continental Congress have a secret meeting where they decide that the country's official joke state will be New Jersey. The four ask the Congress for help on finding David Farnsworth, the counterfeiter. They point them to Benjamin Franklin's printing shop in Philadelphia.
        • The four arrive in Philadelphia by horse carriage to find out that David was Benjamin's apprentice, and that he ran away from him. They assume he must have escaped to Paul Revere's shop in Boston, since there weren't a lot of people in America then.
        • The five arrive in Boston by robot carriage to find David hiding in Paul's foundry. The Professor knocks him out hard (perhaps too hard) and they destroy the counterfeit money without using a lantern from the Old North Church, thus preventing the British from stopping the revolution.
Fry accidently kills his grandfather in the past

1900 — 1999

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  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
    • Philip J. Fry accidentally spills beer on the control console at New York FOX station WNYW, knocking Single Female Lawyer off the air.
    • Fry's bank account is left with a balance of 93 cents, which after one thousand years of gathering interest, becomes $4.3 billion.
    • 31 December – Fry is sent on a fake pizza delivery to I. C. Wiener at Applied Cryogenics.

20002099

Fry is frozen for 1000 years
Al Gore's election votes are destroyed and George W. Bush wins the 2000 elections.
Philip J. Fry II, Yancy's son is born and named after his uncle
Philip J. Fry II becomes the first man on Mars and becomes a big success
FXJKHR the 60th President
The Fairness in Hell Act is introduced
  • 2000
    • 1 January – Seconds into the new year, Philip J. Fry is cryogenically frozen due to the actions of Lord Nibbler/his future self.
    • Using a time code tattooed on his ass, Fry returns from the year 3007 back to New York and lives in the upstairs storage room of Panucci's Pizza. Bender also travels back in time to kill Fry but loses him.
    • Seymour sees Fry frozen in cryogenics tube.
    • Fry's family calls off the search for their missing son.
    • 8 November — Bender attempts to kill someone with the same name as Fry. All of Al Gore's votes are destroyed after Bender accidentally shoots them causing George Bush to win the election.
  • 2000s
    • (presumably early) Baywatch: The Movie becomes the first movie shot entirely in slow-motion, and wins Pamela Anderson the Oscar.
    • Atlanta moves offshore, but after over-developing, sinks to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and is lost until the early 31st century.
    • Philip J. Fry, II is born.
  • 2001
    • The movie Jury Duty II: Trouble on the Hubble starring Pauly Shore released.
    • Fry's ex-girlfriend Michelle leaves her husband and family behind and freezes herself for 1000 years, unaware that Fry has also been frozen.
    • Brain Spawn start 1000 year quest to obtain all knowledge in the universe.
  • 2002 – A barge filled with New York's garbage starts floating around the oceans of Earth for 50 years, as no country will take it - not even that filthy one.
  • 2003
    • Lucy Liu is named People magazine's "Sexiest Woman of the Year."
    • Fry gets a job at an aquarium working with a narwhal called Leelu.
  • 2006 – Britney Spears becomes queen of something.
  • 2007 – The movie Charlie's Angels III: The Legend Of Charlie's Gold is released.
  • 2008 – Stop and Drop becomes America's favorite brand of Suicide Booth. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway begins preserving the seeds of every plant on Earth. Sometime after, the Germ Warfare Repository opens beside it.
  • 200?(quite late)Fry's nephew and namesake is born to his brother Yancy.
  • 2010 – The Loch Ness monster is revealed to be a log with a Halloween mask stapled to it
  • 2010 – Leelu is released into the wild and Fry searches for her with Mr. Panucci's cousin Leroy.
  • 2012
    • War of 2012, in which Conan O'Brien loses his legs. Its name may be a pun on The War of 1812.
    • Fry locates Leelu and nearly takes her home but releases her after realizing she is with a male narwhal. Fry returns to New York. Bender blows up Panucci's Pizza in an attempt to kill Fry, but only ends up burning off Fry's hair and damaging his larynx, altering his voice. Fry then freezes himself to return to the future, living under the name "Lars Fillmore". Bender also returns to the future, believing to have killed Fry.
    • Seymour is killed and fossilized as a result of the Panucci's Pizza explosion.
  • 2019Project Satan initiated to create the world's most evil automobile. Calculon, who was then a mindless construction robot arm, is infected with automotive lycanthropy.
  • 20??Philip J. Fry II becomes first man on Mars.
  • 2038Earth's petroleum reserves run out.
  • 2052 – New Yorkers launch their garbage into space, ending the voyage of the garbage barge.
  • 2063
    • Giant blocks of ice start being dropped into the ocean to combat global warming.
    • Lucy Liu again named People magazine's "Sexiest Woman of the Year."
  • 2063+
    • Cyborgs enslave humanity. (Most likely after 2063).
    • Giant carrots enslave humanity.

21002499

    • ca.2100 –(Likely between 2068-2136) The alien FXJKHR becomes 60th president.
  • 2159 – Establishment of the Central Bureaucracy.
  • ca.2200
    • Pine trees become extinct.
    • Kidnappster begins holding Lucy Liu's Head prisoner.
  • 2208 – Scientists increase the speed of light.
  • 2200s
    • Decapodians (Zoidberg's people) arrive on Earth.
    • Decapodians eat the anchovy species into extinction.
    • Cast of Star Trek: The Original Series does some musical reunion specials; "Welshie" added to cast to replace Scotty, as James Doohan can't yodel.
    • Church of Trek soars in global popularity. Germany re-named "Nazi Planet Episode Land" as a result. The Church's popularity threatens world leaders, leading to the Star Trek Wars (not to be confused with the Star Wars Trek) and banning of the Church and the show; only remaining copies rocketed to Omega III.
    • The ruins of Old New York progressively decay underground, and many of the upper-city's sewer lines are routed through or near them. Eventually, radioactive waste and good ol' American feces turns sewer-dwelling humans into a race of mutants.
  • Pine Trees become extinct, when they were all chopped down to make toilet paper in the Fifty-Year Squirts.
  • ca.2256 – Spears are used as weapons.
  • 2275Fairness in Hell Act of 2275 passed, stipulating that anyone who can defeat the Robot Devil in a fiddle contest wins a solid gold fiddle and may leave Robot Hell. Losers only get a smaller silver fiddle, and the Robot Devil may kill them at his discretion.
  • 2300s
    • American Express ceases to exist.
    • By the year 3000, "getting twenty-fourth century" is a slang term similar to "getting medieval," implying that the 24th century was a notably primitive and/or violent era, at least by 31st century standards.
  • 2308
    • The Nobel Peace prizes for the union between West and East Coast rappers is given, but then stolen by Bender who comes back in time.
    • At least Stockholm and New York (but presumably the rest of Earth) are destroyed by Bender. This is the first destruction of Earth while Fry was frozen. Later, perhaps in a different year, New York begins to rebuild itself as a medieval like society, but it gets destroyed again, probably also by Bender. Again later, New New York is built. Previous versions of Fry, Bender and the Professor watch all of this.
  • ca.2310Princess Flavia begins an affair with Basil.
  • 2354Kwanzaabot begins giving the traditional Kwanzaa gift: a book entitled "What the Hell Is Kwanza?".
  • 2400s – VISA ceases to exist.
  • 2443 – The second coming of Jesus. For some unexplained reason, this results in most video cassettes being damaged.
  • 2475Washington DC rededicated to Washington the Sweathog.

25002899

Mars University Founded
New New York in the 2850s
  • ca.2500 – New New York eliminates garbage problem.
  • ca.2600Chapek 9 colonized by radical robot separatists; Robot Elders carved from meteorites.
  • 2600s – New New York elects a supervillain governor who steals many world monuments and relocates them to Monument Beach, placing his face on Mount Rushmore.
  • 2620 – Uranus is changed to Urectum, to end annoying joke.
  • 2636Mars University founded.
  • ca.2700 – Cast of Star Trek: The Original Series leaves Earth.
  • 27?? – Last ghosts of humans die off.
  • 2790 – Bender's uncle Vladimir constructed; activated
  • 2801 – Robot Santa Claus constructed; goes berserk.
  • 2841 – (9 April) Professor Hubert Farnsworth is born in New New York City.
  • 2849 – Prof. Farnsworth learns to read while still in diapers, evidently at age 8.
  • 2850s – At this time Slurm is being sold as a medicinal tonic. Corruptatron runs for mayor.
  • 2850s/60s– Prof. Farnsworth joins the Academy of Inventors which begins holding annual symposia.
  • 2865Sith Invasion.
  • 2877 – Prof. Farnsworth finishes graduate school.
  • 2881 – Prof. Farnsworth starts working for Mom's Friendly Robot Company.

29002999

The Land Titanic sets off.
The Sport-Utility Robot is invented.
Vergon 6 is mined hollow by DOOP.
Turanga Leela is born and left at the Orphanarium

3000 — 3099

3000

Fry is awakened after being frozen for 1 000 years.
Vergon 6 implodes as a result of DOOP's mining operations.
The Cruiseship Titanic is sucked into a black hole

3001

Cubert Farnsworth is released from his cloning tank
The second Omicronian invasion of Earth and the death of Free Waterfall Jr.

3002

  • January — July
    • Massive dark matter spill on the Plutonian penguin refuge. Free Waterfall, Sr. eaten by penguins.
    • Earth invaded by the Brain Spawn; defeated by Fry and the Nibblonians.
    • Dr. Zoidberg and Harold Zoid make the movie The Magnificent Three.
    • Martian natives kidnap Amy Wong. She is later released when the worthless "bead" their ancestors traded the planet for is revealed to be a valuable, enormous diamond. The Martians leave Mars and buy a nicer planet.
    • New New York v. Fry and Bender case held. Both Fry and Bender are sent to the HAL Institute for Criminally Insane Robots.
    • Bend-Aid benefit concert for broken robots held in San Francisco.
    • Universe threatened by "time skips;" Prof. Farnsworth and the Globetrotters create a black hole to absorb damaging time radiation.
  • August
  • September
    • (21st) the Planet Express Crew travel back in time to Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
  • September — December
    • Three-time Grammy winner and teen singer Wendy found dead in her bathtub at the age of 18
    • Star Trek convention held on forbidden planet Omega 3; Welshie killed.

3003

Leela discovers her true origins
Decapodians invade Earth
Fry makes a deadly deal with the Robot Devil
  • January — February
    • Kif and Leela's offspring are born.
    • Turanga Leela finds out her true origins.
  • February
    • (14th) (Valentine's Day) Bender dates the ship, dumps it, the ship doesn't take the break-up well and almost crashes itself into a quasar. The crew dumps their cargo of candy hearts into the quasar causing a mystical love radiation that spreads across the universe destroying many, many planets, including two gangster planets and a cowboy world.
  • February — December

30043006

  • 3004
    • Fry and the Nibblonians defeat the Brain Spawn permanently by banishing them to an alternate pocket dimension.
    • Earth conquers the Spiderians of Tarantulon 6; Nixon's head refunds everyone $300.
    • The 3004 Olympics are held on Earth. Hermes Conrad competes for Jamaica in the five hundred meter limbo but is disqualified. Bender wins five gold medals in various fembots' bending events competing for the fictitious Grand Duchy of Robonia under the name Coilette.
    • Fry makes a deal with the Robot Devil and becomes a notable holophonor star. However, his holophonor opera Leela: Orphan of the Stars, while performed with great success in the first act, flops as a result of the Robot Devil's interference.
  • 3005 – The 'Brainless Drones' who run the Box Network cancel Planet Express's license to make deliveries.

3007

  • November — December
    • The people who cancelled Planet Express's license are fired for incompetence and then beaten up. Most die from their injuries and are ground into a pink powder used for various reasons. Planet Express are allowed back on the air. Hermes Conrad is decapitated and put into a jar.
    • Nudist alien scammers take control of Planet Express and eventually Earth and send Bender back in time to steal Earth's treasures.
    • Fry travels back in time to New York in 2000 to resume his old life
    • Leela falls in love with Lars Fillmore and nearly marries him. The wedding is called off after Hermes is decapitated again.
    • The population of Earth is evicted by the scammers. The crew go to Neptune, where they plan to fight back with Robot Santa Claus, Chanukah Zombie, and Kwanzaa-bot.
    • Battle for Earth, 3007 occurs. Earthicans win, thanks to Bender. Fleb and Schlump die.
The Anomaly

3008

  • January — December
    • Lars and Nudar are killed, afterwards Lars is revealed to be a time paradox duplicate of Fry. Lars is buried at Orbiting Meadows.
    • Bender is ordered to go back in time to put the tattoo on Fry's butt in the first place, but due to Bender's illogical screw up of time, a rip in space is created.
    • A scientific conference is held about the Anomaly.
    • Bender becomes a member of the League of Robots, eventually becoming its leader.
    • Yivo begins forcing shklis tentacles through the Anomaly and mates with everyone in the universe, while previous versions of Fry, Bender and the Professor watch.
    • Yivo takes everyone in the universe out on a date and later proposes, causing everyone on Earth to move onto shkler.
    • Bender and his army drag Yivo into their universe to save humanity.
    • Yivo breaks up with humanity and leaves for shklis universe through the Anomaly, which closes forever.

3009

3010

The crew dies and are rebirthed (6ACV01).
Robot dinosaurs fight (6ACV09).

3011

Bender dies, but is shortly thereafter brought back to life (6ACV19).
The Planet Express crew forms Plan Am, a commercial airline (6ACV20).
  • June
    • The Robot Mafia attend a wedding. Planet Express deliver a new set of clamps to Clamps.
    • Bender sneaks in and falls in love with Bella. As they make out, he witnesses the mafia maul Calculon.
    • Bender snitches on the mafia to the Earth Bureau of Investigation resulting in E.B.I. v. Donbot at the Battery Park Integrated Circuit Court. The Donbot wins when Calculon claims his injuries were self-inflicted, and he is released knowing that Bender snitched on him.
    • Bender is taken into a witness relocation program by the E.B.I. Clamps replaces him him at Planet Express, in order to find and clamp Bender.
    • Planet Express makes a delivery of rope to the Moon. They find someone who looks like Bender who calls himself Billy West.
    • Clamps tries to kill Billy, but he is defeated by Zoidberg. Despite this, Billy is then shot and killed by Bella.
    • The crew return home and find out that Billy wasn't actually Bender, who had actually been relocated to the pizzeria across the street. He rejoins the company.
    • Leela tries to tell the orphans at the Cookieville Minimum-Security Orphanarium a story, but fails to impress them. She sets out to write a better one.
    • She returns later with an amazing story about the Humplings from a world called Rumbledy-Hump. The kids, and Abner Doubledeal love it. Abner gets Leela to sign a coupon to turn the Humplings into a new kids show.
    • They film the first episode with Planet Express acting as the Humplings. It gets fantastic ratings, and the show because extremely popular.
    • Leela wins a Slurmee, a Peabody Junior, and two training Emmys for Rumbledy-Hump.
    • Bender finds out that Leela didn't actually write the episodes herself, but was rather writing down the adventures of aliens called Humplings in a planet called Rumbledy-Hump. After being blackmailed by Bender for her secret, Leela confesses to plagiarism to everyone and shows them the real Humplings.
    • Abner revamps the show by adopting the orphans as the filming crew, and makes it a reality show starring the Humplings.
  • August
    • The crew are sent to Xenotaph 3 to pick up a stone monument for the memorial ceremony of Planet Express's first crew.
    • Due to Leela's insistence of correct grammar, the Xenotaphers had to carve a new one. This forced the crew to fly through the Bermuda Tetrahedron in order to make it to the ceremony in time.
    • They discover a graveyard of destroyed space ships, including the first Planet Express ship. Zoidberg then remembers that it was a Four-dimensional space whale that ate the first crew, when the space-whale appears.
    • The space-whale bites the monument off the ship, causing Leela to go on an obsessive hunt for the whale, which ends in the crew sans Zoidberg, who escaped in a pod, getting eaten.


3012 — 3099

The wasteland of Earth in the year 10000, showing the monuments of humans, apes, birds, cows and some slug maybe.

3100 — 10 000

  • 3300
    • Trapped robots in the titanium mine in Titan will be dead, if not rescued properly (2ACV03).
  • 4000
  • 4972
    • The book "A Brief History of Time Travel" is released. Using time travel, it seems to have reappeared in the year 3007 (BBS).
  • ?
    • Intelligent apes overthrow humanity (6ACV07).
    • Intelligent birds overthrow the apes (6ACV07).
    • Intelligent cows overthrow the birds (6ACV07).
    • Intelligent slugs overthrow the cows. They then somehow have their civilization destroyed (6ACV07).
In the year 10 000 000, humanity fight a losing war against the robots.
In the year 1000 000 000, all life in the universe is wiped out, and Earth is a vast desert.

10 000 — End of the universe

  • 10 000
    • Earth has become a wasteland, with the few humans left living primitively as nomads (6ACV07).
  • 105 105
    • Along with an ongoing ice age, humans are more civilised again, using laser weaponry (6ACV07).
  • 252 525
  • 351 120
  • 1 000 000 ½
    • Human kind is enslaved by giraffes (6ACV07).
  • 5 000 000
  • 5 000 005
    • The advanced of the two has been overrun by the brutal Dumblocks (6ACV07).
  • 10 000 000
    • Humanity fights a losing war against the robots, that they unknowingly of the coming terror had constructed to make their lives easier (6ACV07).
  • 50 000 000
    • Earth is covered with beautiful and intelligent women with the knowledge of creating backwards time machines. Men are extremely rare in this era, and even old and very stupid men are prized (6ACV07).
  • 500 003 010
  • 1 000 000 000
    • All life in the universe is wiped out, and a vast desert is all that remains of planet Earth (6ACV07).
  • ca. 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 983
    • The Nibblonian race comes into existence.
  • ca. 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
    • The last of all protons decay, signaling the ultimate end of the current universe (6ACV07).
    • Seconds after the universe ends, a new big bang happens and forms a new universe, perfectly identical to the last. And the cycle restarts (6ACV07).

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