Timeline: 1025-1001 BCE


1023 BCE

1022 BCE

  • The Corellian Treaty is signed, obligating its signatories to create the Alliance to Restore the Republic.

1020 BCE

  • A group of rebels, led by Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor, manages to transmit the plans for the planetary destroyer, the Death Star, at Scarif. They are all slain by the use of a super weapon at the installation.1
  • February. Princess Leia Organa takes the secret plans for the Death Star, but is captured in flight. She gives the plans to droids C-3PO (112) and R2-D2 (32), who successfully escape to Tatooine.2
  • Young sand farmer Luke Skywalker buys C-3PO and R2-D2.3
  • February 20. The Death Star, under the command of Darth Vader and Admiral Wilhuff Tarkin, destroys the planet Alderaan in a display of power, killing its entire population, including Senator Bail Organa (66).4
  • Galactic Emperor Sheev Palpatine dissolves the Imperial Senate.5
  • Getting Leia's message to Obi-Wan Kenobi (56), Luke Skywalker and his droids travel with Kenobi to Mos Eisley spaceport, and recruit the privateers Han Solo and Chewbacca to get them off planet, after Solo first shoots the criminal Greedo. After discovering that his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru Lars have been murdered by Imperial Stormtroopers, they depart in Solo's ship the Millennium Falcon. Obi-Wan gives Luke his father's lightsaber.6
  • February 24. The Millennium Falcon crew reach the imperial flagship, and rescue Princess Leia Organa. Obi-Wan Kenobi (56) allows himself to be slain by Darth Vader, discorporating.7
  • Millennium Falcon reaches Yavin IV, and the crew hands its information over to the Rebel Alliance. Luke joins the Alliance as a pilot, and meets fellow young pilot Wedge Antilles.
  • March 3. Rebel forces attack the Death Star, and using Force power (and after Han Solo uses Millennium Falcon to knock Darth Vader off course) destroys the Death Star by blowing up a single exhaust port due to the super-weapon's (intentional) fatal design flaw. The entire crew is killed, including Admiral Wilhuff Tarkin (62).8

1017 BCE

  • February. The Rebel Alliance constructs a base on Hoth.
  • September. A major battle takes place between Imperial and Rebel forces on the planet Hoth.
  • Luke Skywalker travels to Dagobah, where he meets Yoda, and trains with him for a time. He returns to the Rebels after.

Emperor Palpatine (85) reveals to Darth Vader (44) that Luke Skywalker is his son. Vader decides he wants to turn Luke to the dark side.
Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa (22), Han Solo (32), and their friends meet up with Lando Calrissian (34) in Cloud City on Bespin. Bounty hunter Boba Fett (34) captures Solo and freezes him in carbonite in order to deliver him to Jabba the Hutt (602).
During a duel, Darth Vader cuts off Luke's hand, and reveals that he is his father.

1016 BCE

  • December 3. Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, and others travel to Tatooine and free Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt (604). Leia slays Jabba. Boba Fett is eaten by a giant sarlacc, but manages to escape.9
  • December 6. Luke Skywalker returns to Dagobah, as Yoda dies (900). Before dying, Yoda reveals to Luke that Leia Organa is his sister. Luke travels to Endor and informs Leia of their sibling-hood.10
  • The Battle of Endor begins. Luke Skywalker surrenders to Darth Vader.11
  • The Alliance forces, led by Leia Organa, Han Solo, and Chewbacca, battle Imperial forces on the surface of Endor, and are helped by the native Ewoks.12
  • December 21. Luke Skywalker duels Darth Vader. When Emperor Sheev Palpatine (86) tries to kill Luke, Vader betrays his master, throwing him to his apparent death. Retaking his Anakin Skywalker name, he redeems himself as an agent of the Light Side of the Force, and dies.13
  • Lando Calrissian, Nien Nunb, and Wedge Antilles destroy the second Death Star.14
  • A pan-Empire celebration occurs when news of the Emperor and Darth Vader's deaths spreads.15 The Empire begins to collapse, as various warlords take control of portions of the Empire.

1015 BCE

  • January. A month after the death of Palpatine, high-ranking members of the Rebel Alliance found the New Galactic Republic. Among the signees, representing their homeworlds, are Mon Mothma (52) of Corellia, Leia Organa of Alderaan (23), and Gial Ackbar (81) of Dac. Mon Mothma becomes the polity's first Chief of State.

1014 BCE

  • March 9. Poe Dameron is born to Shara Bey and Kes Dameron on Yavin IV.

1013 BCE

  • Republican forces capture the Imperial throneworld of Coruscant.

October 15. Pharaoh Atem (25) defeats the evil Zorc Necrophades, and seals him in the Millennium Ring. In order to prevent Zorc's future rebirth, Atem seals himself inside the Millennium Puzzle.

1012 BCE

  • December 16. Leia Organa (27) and Han Solo marry (36).

1011 BCE

  • The ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi departs to other planes.

Admiral Thrawn (69) does his thing.

1010 BCE

  • Imperial forces retake Coruscant.
  • Israeli King Saul comes to the "Witch of Endor" Zephaniah, who summons the ghost of Samuel to give advice about battle against Philistia. Samuel, irritable, reminds Saul of a previous prophecy saying Saul will die soon.16

1009 BCE

  • Republican forces retake Coruscant.

May 21. Leia Organa Solo (29) becomes Chief of State of the New Galactic Republic.

1008 BCE

1001 BCE

  • The New Galactic Republic and the Imperial Remnant sign the Pellaeon-Gavrisom Treaty, ending the Galactic Civil War.


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