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Yet Another Birthday
« on: January 18, 2016, 09:04:11 PM »
13.82 Billion Years Ago:
The universe, including spacetime and all energy, errupts from an unimaginably dense sigularity.

13.6 Billion Years Ago:
The Milky Way forms.

4.57 Billion Years Ago:
The Sun (a third generation star) forms from a molecular cloud.

4.54 Billion Years Ago:
The Earth and other planets form from the Sun's planetary disk.

4.5 Billion Years Ago:
A small planet strikes the Earth, forming the Moon.

3.8 Billion Years Ago:
Life begins.

3.5 Billion Years Ago:
Oldest known fossils. (Stromatolites formed by cyanobacteria)

2.3 Billion Years Ago:
"The Great Oxygenation Event". Oxygen appears in a signifigant amount in Earth's atmosphere for the first time. The change in atmospheric composition triggers a global glaciation event, known as the "Huronian Glaciation Event", and lasting 300 million years.

2 Billion Years Ago:
Eukaryotes (cells with nuclei and organelles) evolve. The oldest known fossils of multicellular organisms.

650 Million Years Ago:
"Snowball Earth". A global glaciation event.

640 - 540 Million Years Ago:
The Ediacaran Period. Simple multiceluar animals appear.

540 Million Years Ago:
"The Cambrian Explosion" begins. Animals evolve hard parts, allowing fossils to become common for the first time. A period of rapid diversification over the next 20 million years (not as explosive as the term would lead you to believe) causes most major phyla to evolve.  Cordates (animals with a spinal cord) diverge from Echinoderms.

525 Million Years Ago:
The first primative fishes evolve.

450 Million Years Ago:
The first land plants evolve.

418 Million Years Ago:
"Lobe finned" fish (Sarcopterygii) evolve.

375 Million Years Ago:
Tetrapods evolve from lobe finned fishes.

340 Million Years Ago:
Amniotes evolve.

305 Million Years Ago:
Synapsids evolve.

275 Million Years Ago:
Therapsids evolve.

260 Million Years Ago:
Cynodonts evolve.

252 Million Years Ago:
The Permian Mass Extinction Event, a.k.a. "The Great Dying".  A massive global warming event leads to the extinction of 96% of marine species and 70% of land species.  Ecosystems will not fully recover for 30 million years.

160 Million Years Ago:
Mammals evolve.

130 Million Years Ago:
The first flowering plants appear.

66 Million Years Ago:
A 10 km diameter asteroid impacts near the location of the modern town of Chicxulub, Yucatan, causing the Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction Event (formerly known as the Cretaceous-Tertiary Exctinction Event). 75% of species on Earth go extinct.

55 Million Years Ago:
Primates evolve.

35 Million Years Ago:
Catarrhine primates diverge from New World monkeys.

30 - 25 Million Years Ago:
Apes evolve.

8 - 5 Million Years Ago:
Human and chimpanzee lineages diverge.

4.5 Million Years Ago:

4 - 2 Million Years Ago:
Australopithecus ("Southern Ape"). Several species are known. The most well known is Australopithecus Afarensis, due to the discovery of the fossil known as "Lucy" in 1974.

3.3 Million Years Ago:
Earliest known stone tools.

2.8 Million Years Ago:
Homo Habilis

1.9 Million - 70 Thousand Years Ago:
Homo Erectus. A highly successful species. H. Erectus will continue to exist along side its more advanced decendants for over a million years.

600 Thousand - 200 Thousand Years Ago:
Homo Heidelbergensis

300 Thousand - 40 Thousand Years Ago:
Homo Neanderthalensis.  Coexists with modern humans for a time.

200 Thousand Years Ago:
Home Sapiens evolves.

170 Thousand Years Ago:
Clothing invented.  This estimate is based on genetic differences between head lice and body lice.  Body lice evolved from head lice, and diverged at this time.

11500 Years Ago:
Agriculture Invented.

5200 Years Ago:
Egyptian civilization begins.

5000 Years Ago:
Athens founded.

2769 Years Ago:
Rome founded

~2250 Years Ago:
Eratosthenes accurately calculates the circumference of the Earth.

1973 Years Ago:
London founded

1500 - 500 Years Ago:
The medieval period

1017 Years Ago:
Leif Erikson discovers Vinland (the Americas).

920 Years Ago:
The Crusades begin.

679 Years Ago:
The Hundred Years War begins.

524 Years Ago:
Some Italian guy named Chris fudges Eratosthenes's calculations and estimates the circumference of the Earth to be one third smaller than the original calculations. He convinces the monarchs who started the Spannish Inquisition to fund his expedition to India across the Atlantic Ocean, and is only saved from dying at sea by a convenient continent (previously discovered by Leif Erikson) being in the way.

232 Years Ago:
Henry Finkle and family (having lost their lands in the revolutionary war) settle in Ernestown (now Bath) on the northern shore of Lake Ontario.

230 Years Ago:
The Finkle family opens the first brewery and tavern in Upper Canada (now Ontario).

200 Years Ago:
The Frontenac, the first steamship on the great lakes, is built and launched at Finkle Point (next to Finkles Tavern).

148 Years Ago:
The Confederation of Canada.

102 Years Ago:
The Great War begins.

77 Years Ago:
World War 2 begins

48 Years Ago:
Boingo is born.

Everybody cellebrates!

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Re: Yet Another Birthday
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 09:14:58 PM »
 Woot, happy birthday man. :birthdayware
I know what you're thinking. No, I don't like peanut butter.

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Re: Yet Another Birthday
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 02:38:00 AM »
That was a wild ride from start to finish.

Happy birthday, Mr. Clown! :birthdayware

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Re: Yet Another Birthday
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 07:55:34 PM »
When I read your readme for TUCQ p2b3 back when, I estimated you to be in your 40's by your writing style. And I was right. :)

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Re: Yet Another Birthday
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 10:28:56 PM »
Best of belated birthday wishes! :birthdayware
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Re: Yet Another Birthday
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2016, 06:04:21 PM »
Happy very late Birthday!

I want to get off Mr. Boingo's Wild Ride though....
Did we really just spend the last decade talking about Chex Quest? Yes. Yes we did.

I regret nothing!

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Re: Yet Another Birthday
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 12:45:26 PM »
Come on! There is always room for more wild riding!

Maybe I will do a little more research and fill in some of the missing stuff for next year, and make a few corrections where necessary.



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