The distant past is defined in Earth's calendar as being from "the big bang" until 1699.

The notation BCE ("Before Common Era") and CE ("Common Era") are alternative notations for BC ("Before Christ") and AD ("anno Domini"), respectively.

Major eventsEdit

5 billion years BCEEdit

4th century BCEEdit

3rd century BCEEdit

  • A ship bearing a polaric energy being arrives on Earth and makes contact with prehistoric natives in Japan. The being possesses a Human priestess, impresses the natives with her power and knowledge, and begins to reign as the Sun Queen Himiko. (Star Trek Online: Valkyries)
  • Beginning of the Yayoi period in prehistoric Japan. Introduction of bronze and iron metallurgy, weaving, and rice agriculture to the region.

1st century BCEEdit

  • c. 4 BCE: Approximate birthdate of Jesus, later believed by Christians to be the messiah prophesied in the Bible, and by Muslims to be a significant prophet.

1st century CEEdit

3rd centuryEdit

5th centuryEdit

6th century Edit

7th century Edit

  • 632: Death of Muhammad.

10th centuryEdit

15th century Edit

17th centuryEdit

Distant past
18th century

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