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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

1991

February

28th

March

8th

April

1st

June

3rd

September

December

16th

Stark Newspaper

Newspaper showing of the Starks' Deaths and Passing

  • Tony Stark inherits Stark Industries, becoming the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company, as well as a media celebrity. In addition to the company’s military contracts, Stark Industries works in medical technology, combating world hunger with their Intelli-Crops program.[8]

17th

  • The newspapers report on the death of the Starks and how the nation will mourn them.[8]

25th

1992

January

21st

April

6th

July

4th

September

18th

22nd

1993

January

20th

February

26th

May

5th

September

  • 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.[12]

October

Daredevil62

Matt Murdock is blinded at age 9.

  • 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. The last sight he sees is of his father trying to comfort him as he screams that he cannot see.[17]
  • Matt Murdock wakes up in a hospital after the accident he was involved in. He discovers that he can hear every sound in the near-by 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.[12]

November

9th

12th

1994

January

  • 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.[17]

February

Boxing

Poster for the "Fight of the Year".

  • 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.[12]
  • 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.[12]
  • 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.[12]
  • 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.[12]

March

April

22nd

May

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".[19]

June

24th

November

15th

1995

May

5th

  • Bruce Banner meets Betty Ross as undergrad students at Harvard University. They begin dating and volunteer for an experiment involving hallucinogenics.[22]

June

16th

July

19th

The Well
  • 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.[23]

23rd

24th

  • 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".[20]

August

6th

September

October

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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 crushs it in his hand and tells Murdock that he can no longer train him. Stick then leaves.[19][25]

November

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

October

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.[11]

15th

  • The regional fight night is held in Carl Lucas and Willis Stryker's neighborhood.[11]

1997

January

6th

  • A boxing championship is held in Carl Lucas and Willis Stryker's neighborhood.[11]

March

9th

April

May

11th

Young Luke and Willis

Lucas and Stryker go on trial

July

8th

October

15th

November

13th

December

19th

1998

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.[20]

1999

Young Ward Garrett 2

John Garrett meets a young Grant Ward

Unspecified Dates

Unspecified Date

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]

July

  • Jessica Jones, her parents, Brian Jones and Alisa Jones, and her brother, Phillip Jones go on vacation. Unfortunately, her father gets distracted, due to a fight between Jessica and Phillip over a video game, causing their car to crash with a truck that is carrying a container of chemicals. The Jones' family die in the crash, leaving Jessica as the only survivor.[30][31][32]

September

Young Trish & Jess

Jessica Jones speaks to her adoptive sister, Trish Walker

  • After awakening from her coma, Jones is adopted by a talent agent, Dorothy Walker, as a publicity stunt to promote her daughter Patsy's television show.[33]

October

  • Jones finds out that Dorothy Walker hits her daughter, Trish Walker. Jones reveals her powers to Trish and promises her that she will protect her from her mother.[33]

December

31st

Party time

Maya Hansen and Tony Stark

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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 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 Luke Cage: 1.02: Code of the Streets
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Avengers: Age of Ultron
  7. Luke Cage: 1.11: Now You're Mine
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Iron Man
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Luke Cage: 1.01: Moment of Truth
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Luke Cage: 1.13: You Know My Steez
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 Daredevil: 1.02: Cut Man
  13. S.H.I.E.L.D. Files
  14. Luke Cage: 1.10: Take It Personal
  15. Daredevil: 1.12: The Ones We Leave Behind
  16. Iron Man 2
  17. 17.0 17.1 Daredevil: 1.01: Into the Ring
  18. Luke Cage: 1.03: Who's Gonna Take the Weight?
  19. 19.0 19.1 Daredevil: 1.07: Stick
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 The Avengers
  21. Luke Cage: 1.12: Soliloquy of Chaos
  22. The Incredible Hulk
  23. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.08: The Well
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Luke Cage: 1.09: DWYCK
  25. According Stick, in the episode Stick, it has passed at least 20 years since he left Matt Murdock by his own. Stick said this in 2015.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Doctor Strange Prelude
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Doctor Strange Prelude - The Zealot
  28. According to an interview with Mads Mikkelsen, Kaecilius has been training for over 20 years.
  29. Ant-Man
  30. Jessica Jones: 1.07: AKA Top Shelf Perverts
  31. Jessica Jones: 1.08: AKA WWJD?
  32. According to Jessica Jones' diary, the last time she wrote something on it was in September 1999.
  33. 33.0 33.1 Jessica Jones: 1.11: AKA I've Got the Blues
  34. Iron Man 3

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