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"Accidents will happen."
Arnim Zola[src]

This is a timeline of events that occurred during the 1990s.

1990

March

17th

23rd

April

25th

May

20th

Yggdrasil

The Nine Realms

June

17th

August

2nd

October

Joy-Meachum

Joy Meachum

November

1991

February

28th

March

8th

April

1st

28th

May

31st

September

October

16th

December

16th

Assassination of the Starks

Assassination of Howard and Maria Stark

17th

Stark Newspaper

Newspaper showing of the Starks' Deaths and Passing

  • The newspapers report on the death of the Starks and how the nation will mourn them.[18]

25th

1992

January

21st

April

6th

Alexander Pierce profile

Alexander Pierce

July

4th

September

18th

22nd

1993

January

20th

February

26th

Trade Center 93

World Trade Center Bombing

May

5th

November

9th

12th

1994

April

22nd

June

Jack-Matt-Murdock-First-Aid

Jack Murdock allows Matt perform first aid

18th

  • Jack Murdock returns home after a boxing match. He asks his son Matt to help stitch his injuries. Jack allows Matt to have a drink of scotch, to keep a steady hand.[29][24]

24th

July

19th

  • Matt Murdock saves an elderly man from being hit by a truck, causing an accident. Hazardous chemicals from a flipped truck splash on his face and as his eyes absorb the chemicals, Murdock is blinded.
    Daredevil62

    Matt Murdock is blinded at age 9.

    The last sight he sees is of his father trying to comfort him as he screams that he cannot see.[29][31]
  • Matt Murdock wakes up in a hospital after the accident he was involved in. He discovers that he can hear every sound in the nearby area, causing him pain. His father tries desperately to comfort him. He lets his son touch his face so he can recognize that it is him, which calms him down.[29][24]

November

15th

1995

January

Boxing

Poster for the "Fight of the Year"

  • Jack Murdock returns home after a boxing match and finds his son Matt asleep. He wakes him up and allows him to feel his face for his injuries. He then tells Matt to finish his homework.[33][31]
  • One day while training at Fogwell's Gym, Jack Murdock is approached by his employer, Roscoe Sweeney. Sweeney tells him that he booked Murdock a match against Carl "Crusher" Creel. However, Sweeney tells Murdock that he has to lose the fight in the fifth round as they were placing bets against him. Slightly disappointed, Murdock agrees to throw the fight.[33][24]
  • Matt Murdock reminds his father that "Murdocks always get back up"; Jack Murdock has a change of heart and decides to fight Creel and win, ensuring that his son would get to witness his father being a winner.[33][24]

9th

21st

Jack-Murdock-Death

Murdock's corpse is found by his son.

  • A few hours before his fight against Carl Creel, Jack Murdock calls Ed and tells him to put all his bets on him and then transfer the money to an account at M&R Credit Union in Matt's name. He also calls his ex-wife and asks her to look after Matt.[33][24]
  • Assassination of Jack Murdock: Jack Murdock wins the match against Carl Creel. After his victory, Murdock takes the time to listen to the crowd chanting his name. Murdock then makes his way back home but is found by his employers, who are unhappy at his betrayal. Murdock is shot and killed. His body is later found by Matt.[33][24]

February

16th

March

19th

Saint Agnes Orphanage

Stick arrives at Saint Agnes Orphanage

  • Still at Saint Agnes Orphanage, Matt Murdock is visited by Stick, an old blind man. Stick is aware of Murdock's heightened other senses and takes him outside for ice-cream. While they sit together, Stick asks Murdock what he can understand about near-by people just by listening to them. Stick then promises to train Murdock to control and master his "gift".[33][35]`

May

5th

  • Bruce Banner meets Betty Ross as undergrad students at Harvard University. They begin dating and volunteer for an experiment involving hallucinogenics.[36]

July

YoungWard

Ward forces Grant to torture Thomas

19th

  • Grant Ward's older brother Christian throws their youngest brother Thomas into a well. Grant tries to save his little brother by throwing him a rope. Christian warns him that if he gives him the rope he will be thrown in as well, and walks away. Grant manages to throw him the rope anyway, without Christian noticing.[38]

23rd

24th

Young Widow

Romanoff in the Academy

  • Natasha Romanoff joins Russia's covert espionage facility. She works there for three years, enduring both an education and indoctrination into the world of spycraft. Romanoff excels in this strict training environment and soon becomes regarded as a master spy and one of the world's greatest assassins. Her ruthless effectiveness earns her the codename, "Black Widow".[30]

August

6th

September

November

19th

Daredevil250

Murdock is trained by Stick

  • Having been trained under Stick for a while, Matt Murdock has become a powerful fighter with almost complete control of his abilities. During one of their training sessions, Murdock gives Stick the wrapper from his ice-cream that he got the day they first met, having made it into a bracelet. Stick crushes it in his hand and tells Murdock that he can no longer train him. Stick then leaves.[33][35]

December

14th

1996

June

6th

DD2x12-58987

Elektra during combat sessions.

  • Unknown to Matt Murdock, Stick’s mysterious martial-arts order The Chaste has another child pupil: a young girl with sociopathic tendencies named Elektra. Stick trains her in martial arts and weapons training. Upon learning that Elektra is the latest incarnation of The Black Sky, he is ordered to kill her, but Stick has grown attached to her and they fight their way out of a Chaste base. Stick is forced to abandon the child to keep her safe. He places her with a wealthy adoptive family in Greece.

July

28th

  • The teenage Misty Knight puts her initials "MK" on the St. Nick basketball court.[5]

November

10th

Stryker trains Lucas

Lucas is trained by Stryker

  • After he was beaten in a fight, Carl Lucas is trained by Willis Stryker. He teaches him how to fight reminding him to keep focused on his breathing while he threw his punches.[42][23]

15th

  • The regional fight night is held in Carl Lucas and Willis Stryker's neighborhood.[23]

1997

January

6th

YoungWStryker-BoxingMatch

Stryker celebrates Carl Lucas' victory

  • A boxing championship is held in Carl Lucas and Willis Stryker's neighborhood.[23]

March

9th

April

May

11th

Young Luke and Willis

Lucas and Stryker go on trial

July

8th

October

15th

November

13th

December

19th

1998

Hawkeye-Black-Widow-Previous-Operation-1024x576

Black Widow and Hawkeye over the next several years

January

27th

31st

  • Clint Barton arrives in Russia and confronts Natasha Romanoff. Rather than kill her as instructed, he instead lets her live and gives her a chance to join S.H.I.E.L.D. Romanoff accepts, and devotes the rest of her life to working for S.H.I.E.L.D.[30]

February

8th

Alexandra Profile

Alexandra Reid in the present day

16th

April

12th

  • A file is made on the Hand's company "Sherwin Holdings" moving to "Twin Oaks Shipping Company".[47]

June

13th

August

2nd

24th

  • A record is made of a shipment made in New York by the Hand under the company name of the Twin Oaks Shipping Company.[47]

1999

January

March

13th

Young Ward Garrett 2

John Garrett meets a young Grant Ward

  • John Garrett meets a young Grant Ward, who is being held in a juvenile detention facility in Massachusetts for burning down his family's home, seeing his potential, Garrett recruits him into HYDRA. He trains Ward by leaving him to fend for himself in the Wyoming wilderness for five years.[1]

December

31st

Trivia

  • In the film Spider-Man: Homecoming there is a scene where Spider-Man tries to apprehend Vulture's men in the Staten Island Ferry, the director Jon Watts pointed out at a mistake that occurred creating that action sequence: "“The only real flaw is that there are cars on the ferry, and there haven’t been cars allowed since the ’90s. So I’ll declare that in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they never had these rules.” This proves that the reality from the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometimes differs from the real world reality.[52]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.21: Ragtag
  2. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.11: Bouncing Back
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thor
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Luke Cage: 1.02: Code of the Streets
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Avengers: Age of Ultron
  7. In The Blessing of Many Fractures, while discussing "that last summer in the Hamptons with Dad," Joy says, "I was 12 years old." This last summer would have been July 2003, before Harold's reasoned death date of January 2004. In Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch, Joy says, "I was 13 when Dad died." If she was 12 in July 2003, but 13 in January 2004, this implies she turned 13 around October 2003, making her date of birth approximately October 1990.
  8. In The H Word, it is said that Sean Miller was 25 when he died. With his death dated to May 2016, his date of birth would be approximately November 1990.
  9. The Defenders: 1:01: The H Word
  10. Luke Cage: 1.11: Now You're Mine
  11. 11.0 11.1 Iron Fist: 1.01: Snow Gives Way
  12. In Snow Gives Way, Danny says he was "born on April 1st." Danny says in Snow Gives Way, "I was 10 when we crashed," as well as Claire saying in The Blessing of Many Fractures that he "must've been a pretty gangsta 10-year-old," while looking at his iPod from before the crash. This would mean his year of birth would be 1991. This fits what is said by Ward Meachum in Shadow Hawk Takes Flight, that Danny is in his "mid-20s," he would be 24 going on 25, and in Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch, where Danny's grave shows his birth year as "199-" with the last number obscured.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  14. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Quill says that he has been flying the Milano since he was 10 years old. With his birthday reasoned to be around late October 1980, this would put him learning to pilot the ship at around late April 1991.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 From the various references to past events, characters' ages in relation to events, rough dates, and timespans, as well as the actors' ages, past dates referred to in Luke Cage: Season 1 work out as explained here.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 Luke Cage: 1.01: Moment of Truth
  17. 17.0 17.1 Luke Cage: 1.03: Who's Gonna Take the Weight?
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Iron Man
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  20. 20.0 20.1 Captain America: Civil War
  21. Iron Fist: 1.08: The Blessing of Many Fractures
  22. 22.0 22.1 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
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 Luke Cage: 1.13: You Know My Steez
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 Daredevil: 1.02: Cut Man
  25. S.H.I.E.L.D. Files
  26. Luke Cage: 1.10: Take It Personal
  27. Daredevil: 1.12: The Ones We Leave Behind
  28. Iron Man 2
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Jack Murdock's death is dated to January 21, 1995 (see other references). Considering how far Matt has got with learning Braille in the flashbacks of Cut Man at the time of his father's death, he would have been blinded around 6 months earlier, roughly July 19, 1994. The Cut Man flashback of him stitching his father before he was blinded would be around a month earlier, Saturday, June 18, 1994.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 The Avengers
  31. 31.0 31.1 Daredevil: 1.01: Into the Ring
  32. Luke Cage: 1.12: Soliloquy of Chaos
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 In Stick, on the reasoned date of January 30, 2015, Matt says to Stick that he has been gone for "20 years", suggesting he left Matt around March 1995. In the flashbacks in Kinbaku, on the reasoned date of October 29, 2005, Matt tells Elektra that his father died "10 years" ago, suggesting that he died around September 1995. However, Jack Murdock died a couple of months before Stick met Matt, which was another several months before he left Matt. If there is around 8 months between these dates, working from the midpoint of June 21, 1995 4 months either way would suggest that Jack died around Saturday (shown on the poster), January 21, 1995 and Stick left Matt around November 19, 1995 (with them meeting about 2 months after Jack's death, 6 months before Stick leaves, around March 19, 1995).
  34. In an interview, Sylvester Stallone revealed that the Contraxia scene is "nearly 20 years" after Stakar banished Yondu. The Contraxia scene is dated as October 17, 2014, putting this about 19 years, 8 months earlier, around February 16, 1995.
  35. 35.0 35.1 Daredevil: 1.07: Stick
  36. The Incredible Hulk
  37. Brian 'Sene' Marc was born in February 1986, with the middle of filming for Luke Cage: Season 1 being December 2015. Chico's scenes are set in November 2015, so working back, he would have been born around January 1986. In Moment of Truth, Chico says, "[my father] walked out on me and moms when I was 9," placing this around July 1995.
  38. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.08: The Well
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 Luke Cage: 1.09: DWYCK
  40. 40.0 40.1 Doctor Strange Prelude
  41. 41.0 41.1 Doctor Strange Prelude - The Zealot
  42. 42.0 42.1 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.
  43. According to an interview with Mads Mikkelsen, Kaecilius has been training for over 20 years.
  44. Ant-Man
  45. The Defenders: 1.04: Royal Dragon
  46. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.12: Hot Potato Soup
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 The Defenders: 1.02: Mean Right Hook
  48. Black Panther Prelude
  49. In New York, students start kindergarten (the year before 1st grade) in September of the calendar year in which they turn 5. With Liz being a senior (12th grade) in September 2016, this means she turns 17 at some point in the calendar year of 2016 - meaning she was born in 1999. Considering Laura Harrier's age, Liz would have been born very early in her school year, around January 1999.
  50. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 Iron Man 3
  52. Spider-Man’s ferry tale: A closer look at one of Homecoming's coolest scenes