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The specific order and/or accurate dates presented in this article has never been confirmed by Marvel Studios, and therefore it can be inaccurate, incomplete, or partial.
This is a timeline of events that occurred in 2011.
- British television series Downton Abbey begins to air in the United States of America, becoming one of Happy Hogan's favorite shows.
- After managing to refrain from having an incident during his 8½ months of travel from British Columbia, Bruce Banner crosses the Pakistani border into India. He is attacked by local bandits and turns into the Hulk.
- Learning that the defeat of Loki could potentially put the Nine Realms in peril, Thor warns Hogun that his people in Vanaheim are in danger of attack from Marauders.
- In New Mexico, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents help with Jane Foster's research to find Thor. They discover a possible chance at accessing the same wormhole Thor used to travel to Earth, but, when Foster informs Erik Selvig of this breakthrough, he warns her that it might be a bad idea. 
- Around midnight, Foster, Darcy Lewis, and a few S.H.I.E.L.D. agents try to open the wormhole. At first the portal stabilizes, but it eventually fails. Foster is undeterred by this failure, and vows not to give up looking for Thor.
- Thaddeus Ross suffers a heart attack and undergoes 13 hours of surgery and a triple bypass to save his life.
- WHiH World News posts late at night on Google+ saying "Catch our exclusive interview with Tony Stark and his thoughts after revealing his "true" identity to the public, tonight at 10."
- An interview with Tony Stark on revealing himself as Iron Man is broadcasted on WHiH World News.
- Pepper Potts gives an interview on Stark Tower.
- Tony Stark gives James Rhodes a new version of the War Machine armor.
- A peaceful march of protest against the police in Tottenham turns into a series of riots that spread across London and many other cities in England.
- Tony Stark and Pepper Potts have a romantic dinner in Tony Stark's Mansion where she gives him a set of magnets that can keep magnetic power permanently and were made in Japan.
- Stark investigates the magnets that Potts gave him last night in order to improve it in his new armor.
- In the Arctic, a Russian oil team discovers the crashed Valkyrie. Eighteen hours later, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are dispatched to the area, and exploring the wreckage they find the body of Steve Rogers, who is still alive and cryogenically preserved in the ice.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. continues their analysis of Ivan Vanko's "Whiplash" technology, Samuel Sterns' mutation, and Jane Foster's Nine Realms theory. Scavenged parts from the Destroyer are used to craft a hand-held weapon.
- Hawkeye is sent to join Erik Selvig at S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility to assist with his research of the Tesseract.
- Rogers wakes up and tries to run away from S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters building but is stopped by Nick Fury in Times Square.
- ↑ Iron Man 3
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 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.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Luke Cage: 1.01: Moment of Truth
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Marvel's Timeline
- ↑ In The Avengers, on May 2, 2012, Natasha says, "You've been more than a year without an incident." This fits with Bruce's British Columbia incident being July 2010, and then "more than a year" back from May 2, 2012 would imply around 13½ months, roughly March 18, 2011.
- ↑ The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative
- ↑ The Avengers
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 The beginning of Thor: The Dark World Prelude picks up a while after the end of Thor, with the universe still shifting as the inhabitants of numerous realms realize that the Bifrost is gone. It then goes to "one year later", to the beginning of The Avengers. With it seeming like it has not been more than several months since the Duel at the Bifrost Bridge, together with the fact that it is a year before April 30, 2012, this places the opening of the comic around April 14, 2011.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Thor: The Dark World Prelude
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.02: Heavy is the Head
- ↑ In Heavy is the Head, it is said on the reasoned date of June 22, 2014 that the Sierra Leone mission was "3 years ago".
- ↑ In Captain America: Civil War, on June 19, 2016, Ross says, "5 years ago I had a heart attack." 5 years prior to June 19, 2016 gives roughly June 23, 2011.
- ↑ Captain America: Civil War
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 WHiH World News: Google+ Posts
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 In the Iron Man 3 Prelude comic, it is shown as beginning a while after Iron Man 2, with the damage from the Expo having been cleared up and Stark Tower having been fully planned, laid its foundations, and several levels into its construction. It then jumps to 2 months later, Mumbai, then 3 months later, Afghanistan, then 2 months later, Sudan, then 3 months later, Hong Kong, and this is shown to be the date of the Battle of New York, May 4, 2012. 3 months back from there would put Sudan around February 2012, 2 months further back would put Afghanistan around December 2011, 3 months further back puts Mumbai around September 2011, and a final 2 months back places the beginning in July 2011. This allows plenty of time, just over a year, for the Expo to be cleared completely and for the planning, foundations, and beginning of construction of Stark Tower. Several months prior to the beginning of the comic, work would have begun on the tower, around December 2011.
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Iron Man 3 Prelude
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.11: Bouncing Back
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 The ending of The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII is set a while after the end of Iron Man 2, a little while before The Avengers, as it is just as Stark begins work on the new idea for his Mark VII suit. It can be assumed that it is about two thirds of the way between the last we see of Stark on June 2, 2010 and the first we see of him in The Avengers on May 2, 2012, so around September 11 and 12, 2011.
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 Spider-Man: Homecoming
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 The timeline placement for the modern day placement of Captain America: The First Avenger comes from reasoning out the evidence to find what fits best.
In Captain America: The First Avenger, it is said that Steve has been asleep for "almost 70 years". In The Avengers, Steve says, "I slept for 70 years." The 70 can easily be simply interpreted as a rounded decade, and this is corroborated by what he says in Spider-Man: Homecoming, "slept for 65 years." This is more specific than the 70, so overall it seems that the suggestion is that he slept for around 66¾ years. With him going into the ice in March 4, 1945, this would imply that he woke around December 2011. In the Fury's Big Week comic, it is shown that Steve was found "one year later" after Day 7 of Fury's Big Week, which is June 4, 2010. This would imply that he woke around June 2011. The general, approximate real time setting of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would suggest that he woke around July 2011. In The Avengers, when Steve is brought into the mission on May 2, 2012, it seems he has not been awake only a few months, implying that he woke around late 2011-early 2012.
The best solution possible, to satisfy the most evidence with the most importance possible, is reasoned out as the modern day events of Captain America: The First Avenger being set from October 5-8, 2011. To see a full, detailed description, calculation, and explanation of the reasoning, see here.
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 Captain America: The First Avenger
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 23.2 Captain America: The First Avenger Adaptation
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.14: Love in the Time of HYDRA
- ↑ Captain America: The Winter Soldier