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All Canon includes Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, The Real Ghostbusters, Slimer!, Extreme Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime

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Millions of Years Ago

100,000 Years Ago

Thousands of Years Ago

Between 32,000 to 10,000 Years Ago

13,000 Years Ago

10,500 Years Ago

10,000 Years Ago

6000 B.C.

6000 Years Ago

4000 B.C.

Post-4000 B.C.

2010 B.C.

1967 B.C.

1700 B.C.

1450 B.C.

  • Pompey's Pillar is erected in ancient Egypt by Pharaoh Thutmose III.

3000 Years Ago

600 B.C.

Between 200 B.C. and 100 A.D.

  • The Orb of Moldova is used by ancient Druids during rituals.

2000 Years Ago

5th Century A.D.

7th Century A.D.

936 A.D.

985 A.D.

997 A.D.

  • The Scepter of Donar is no longer used again.
    • In Extreme Ghostbusters "Bird of Prey": Swen Christianson's grandfather states the Scepter was not used in 100 generations. 100 generations is assumed to be 1000 years.
    • In actual history, Shamanism in the Northern Scandanavian Tribes ended in 1000 A.D. due in part to the rise of Christianity. This correlates well with the year 997 A.D. used for this entry.

Between 9th and 13th Century A.D.

  • In ancient Iceland, a pagan festival takes place every 13 years in honor of Kahlil.
    • In Extreme Ghostbusters "Casting the Runes": This event is stated but no clear timeframe is given.
    • In actual history, ancient Iceland takes place from 9th in 13th century, when Christianity is introduced and Norway acknowledged as rulers of Iceland.

1256 A.D.

1284 A.D.

Middle 1300s A.D.

1368 A.D.

15th Century A.D.

1505 A.D.

Late Renaissance

1610 A.D.

1620 A.D.

  • November: The ancestors of Dana Barrett arrive in America.
    • This event was listed in the Ghostbusters II script draft of the film but not mentioned in the movie. Accepted as canon because this does not contradict any established continuity.
    • The month November is conjecture and was chosen because the Mayflower arrived in America in November 1620 according to history of the United States of America.

1684 A.D.

  • May 10th: The Monastery of Saint Theophilus is ransacked by bandits. The Codex of Saint Theophilus is lost.

1689 A.D.

1690 A.D.

1697 A.D.

18th Century A.D.

  • A Leprechaun places a curse on the O'Malley clan.

1734 A.D.

1735 A.D.

1742 A.D.

1752 A.D.

  • June 15th: A demon loyal to the Lord of the Stench steals scissors from Benjamin Franklin during his kite experiment. Franklin substitutes a key for the scissors.

1778 A.D.

1779 A.D.

  • Gracie Mansion is built in Manhattan on the East River.
    • In Ghostbusters II, the year is seen on the Gracie Mansion plaque as the NYPD officers arrive with the Ghostbusters.

1785 A.D.

  • The last sighting of ghost ship holding ghost pirates is recorded, that is until 1985.

1796 A.D.

1799 A.D.

  • Gracie Mansion is remodeled for Archibald Gracie.
    • In Ghostbusters II, the year is seen on the Gracie Mansion plaque as the NYPD officers arrive with the Ghostbusters.

19th Century A.D.

1800s A.D.

1820s A.D.

1821 A.D.

1837 A.D.

1847 A.D.

1860s A.D.

1861-1865 A.D.

1861 A.D.

1865 A.D.

1867 A.D.

1868 A.D.

1870 A.D.

  • The Van Horne Pneumatic Transit is founded in New York.

1881 A.D.

  • February 22nd: Pompey's Pillar is erected in Central Park, New York.
  • October 26th: The Earp Gang dies in a shoot out at the O.K. Corral.

1884 A.D.

  • The ghost of an unidentified woman begins haunting soldiers at Fort Detmerring in New York.
    • A Fort Detmerring official tells Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore about a 100 year old haunting (i.e. 1984-100=1884).
    • The Ghostbusters commentary and "Making Ghostbusters" explain this was a deleted scene recycled into a dream sequence. Accepted as canon because this does not contradict any established continuity.

1885 A.D.

1887 A.D.

1888 A.D.

  • Scareface manifests in New York.
    • In Slimer! "Scareface": Scareface states he has not been in New York for 100 years (i.e. 1988-100=1888).

Late 1880s A.D.

1889 A.D.

  • March 31st: The Eiffel Tower is opened to visitors.
  • One of the greatest tangible evidence of psychic energy is recorded.

1891 A.D.

1893 A.D.

1897 A.D.

Late 1800s-Early 1900s A.D.

Late 1800s-Mid 1900s A.D.

Early 1900s A.D.

1900 A.D.

1905 A.D.

1906 A.D.

1909 A.D.

  • The Tunguska Blast of 1909 takes place. The parapsychological community considers this the biggest inter-dimensional cross rip, that is, until 1984.

1910 A.D.

1914 A.D.

1915 A.D.

Before 1916 A.D.

1919 A.D.

1920 A.D.

1920s A.D.

1920s to early 1930s A.D.

1923 A.D.

1924 A.D.

1925 A.D.

1926 A.D.

1928 A.D.

  • May: Ivo Shandor is arrested for attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl. Police initiate a search of his penthouse at 55 Central Park West and discover a pile of human bones.
    • This event was listed in the August 5, 1983 draft of Ghostbusters but not mentioned in the movie. Accepted as canon because this does not contradict any established continuity.

1929 A.D.

  • October 28: Ivo Shandor is executed by electrocution at Sing Sing.
    • This event was listed in the August 5, 1983 draft of Ghostbusters but not mentioned in the movie. Accepted as canon because this does not contradict any established continuity.

1930s A.D.

1930 A.D.

1933 A.D.

1934 A.D.

1935 A.D.

1936 A.D.

1937 A.D.

1939 A.D.

1940 A.D.

1940s A.D.

1941 A.D.

1942 A.D.

1944 A.D.

1945 A.D.

1947 A.D.

1948 A.D.

1950s A.D.

1950s to early 1960s A.D.

1950 A.D.

1953 A.D.

1954 A.D.

1957 A.D.

1959 A.D.

1960 A.D.

1960s A.D.

1961 A.D.

  • The future captain of a tugboat begins sailing the waters near New York.
  • November 15th: An infant girl is born and adopted by Jeremiah and Fabienne Selwyn. She is named Ilyssa.

1962 A.D.

  • Mr. Fianella begins working for ConEd in New York.
    • In Ghostbusters II, during the Ghostbusters' trial, Fianella states he worked at ConEd for 27 years (i.e. 1989-27=1962).

1963 A.D.

1964 A.D.

  • A trap door is sealed off in a Studio 9 set in California after an accident.
  • Between April 22nd-October 18th: A pin from the 1964 New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park somehow ends up in the possession of Peter Venkman over 20 years later.
  • Between April 22nd and October 18th: Janine Melnitz is given two coins from the 1964 New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
  • Summer: The Possessed Bell Bottom Jeans are seen in Merry Pranksters' tour bus.

1965 A.D.

1967 A.D.

1968 A.D.

1969 A.D.

1970 A.D.

1970s A.D.

  • Subway Station 13 is closed down due to creepy occurrences.
  • Summers: Peter Venkman works with carnies during summer vacations in his high school years.
  • At age 12, Winston Zeddemore wanted to own a horse.
    • The "1970s" timeframe is based on conjecture that he was born in the 1950s along with the other Ghostbusters.

1971 A.D.

1973 A.D.

1974 A.D.

  • Irving volunteers to be part of a magic act and is lost in a parallel dimension for over a decade.

1975 A.D.

Middle 1970s A.D.

1976 A.D.

1977 A.D.

1978 A.D.

1979 A.D.

1980 A.D.

1980s A.D.

1981 A.D.

1982 A.D.

1983 A.D.

1984 A.D.

1985 A.D.

1986 A.D.

1987 A.D.

1988 A.D.

1989 A.D.

1990 A.D.

1991 A.D.

Between 1991-1996 A.D.

1992 A.D.

1994 A.D.

1996 A.D.

1997 A.D.

Late 1990's A.D.

2000 A.D.

2016 A.D.

  • February 14th: On a December episode of "World of the Psychic," Elaine predicts the end of the world on this date, according to her alleged encounter with an alien.
    • In Ghostbusters II, Elaine reveals this to show host, Peter Venkman. This is most likely not going to happen but Venkman's other guest, Milton Anglund, was technically correct with his guess.

2691 A.D.

Alternate 20th to 21st Century A.D.

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