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Life History Event Timeline

APES LIFE HISTORY ANALOGY If all of life's history (3.7 billion years) were A mile run , then the following events would happen at

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
1 Finish line of the mile run.

Obama is the first black president and is beginning his second term.
 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
 2  5279.9999997 feet into the mile run
Picture day.

Grand parents 50th anniversary picture day.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
 3  5279.927274 feet into the mile run
September 11 2001. 

America was attacked marking the beginning of hunting down Osama .

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
 4 5279.999621 feet into the mile run
Beginning of iron age.

The iron age begins.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
 5 5279.999936 feet into the mile run
Writing is developed.

Wheel is developed along with writing.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
6 5279.999986 feet into the mile run
11,400 years ago
Description of Events that Affected Life on Earth. Also Include Picture or Videos. 

Domestication and agriculture is developed.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
7 5278 feet into the mile run
1.7 million years
Homo erectus migrate.

Homo erectus move out of Africa.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
8 5277.7 feet into the mile run
2 million years
Start of the stone age.

Tool making humanoids emerge. Stone age begins
 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
9 5273.1 feet into the mile run
6 million years
Hominins appear.

Forests turn into grasslands. First upright hominins appear.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
10 5240 feet into the mile run
34 million years
Global cooling takes place on Earth. 

Earth begins to cool, leaving permanent ice sheets in Antarctica.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
11 5228.3 feet into the mile run
45 million years
Modern Animals Appear

Rhinoceros, camels and early horses appear.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
12 5207.7 feet into the mile run
63 million years
Paleocene Epoch Begins

Flowering plants become widespread.  Social insects achieve ecological dominance.  Placental mammals appear (marsupials, insectivores, lemuroids and creodonts). 

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
13 5204.7 feet into the mile run
65.5 million years
Mass Extinction of the Dinosaurs

A massive asteroid collides into the Earth at the present day Gulf of Mexico.  The  disastrous results of the collision (earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.) proceeded to kill 80-90% of marine species and 85% of land species, including all the dinosaurs. 

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
14 5113 feet into the mile run
145.5 million years
Cretaceous Period Begins

Jurassic Period ends.  Cretaceous Period begins.  Period of active crust plate movement. 

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
15 5050.9 feet into the mile run
199.6 million years
Jurassic Period Begins

Triassic Period ends.  Jurassic Period begins.  There is no more polar ice and the Earth is warm.  Carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs dominate the land.  Flying reptiles appear. 

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
16 4991.9 feet into the mile.
251 million years
Mesozoic era begins.

Permian period ends.  Mesozoic era begins.  Triassic period begins.  Break up of super continent Pangea begins.  First small dinosaurs appear. Meteor impact in Canada 100km crater.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
17 4936.8 feet into the mile.
299 million years
Permian period begins

Carboniferous period ends.  Permian period begins.  Super continent Pangea forms.  Sail backed synapsids appear. End of karoo ice age.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
18 4867.7 feet into the mile run.
359.2 million years
Carboniferous period begins

Devonian period ends. Carboniferous period begins.First winged insects appear. Large primitive trees appear. Vertebrates appear on land.
 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
19 4849.6 feet into the mile run
375 million years
Vertebrates with legs appear. 

Vertebrates with legs first appear. First amphibians appear. Mass extinction of 70% of marine species.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
20 4802.5 feet into the mile run
416 million years
Devonian period Begins.

Silurian Period ends. Devonian Period begins. First seed bearing plants appear. First forests begin to form. Wingless insects appear on land.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
21 4770. 7 feet into the mile run
443.7 million years
Silurian Period Begins

The Ordovician Period ends.  The Silurian Period begins.  First coral reefs appear.  Fish develop jaws (e.g. sharks).  Insects (spiders, centipedes, etc.) become present on land. 

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
22 4719.5 feet into the mile run
488.3 million years
Ordovician Period Begins

Cambrian Period ends.  Ordovician Period begins.  First vertebrates appear in the ocean.  First plants and fungi appear on land.  Diversities of marine invertebrates become more common.  Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere drops.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
23 4657.9 feet into the mile
 542 million years
Cambrian Period Begins

  The Cambrian Period begins. An abundance of multicellular organisms appears, along with most of the major groups of animals.  Animals with shells also appear.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
24 4533.9 feet into the mile run
650 million years
Snowball Earth Begins

Snowball Earth begins due to low concentrations of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane.  Without greenhouse warming, global temperatures began to drop lower while glacial ice began to form.  The sheets of ice then also reflected solar heat due to their white coloring, thus decreasing the amount of heat within Earth's atmosphere and lowering the temperature even more.  The Earth was then completely covered in glacial ice.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
25 4419.1 feet into the mile
750 million years
Formation of the Supercontinent Pannotia

The supercontinent Rodinia breaks apart and forms the supercontinent Pannotia.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
26 4132.2 feet into the mile run
1000 million years
Multi-cellular Organisms Appear

First multicellular organisms appear.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
27 2410.4 feet into the mile run 2,500 million years
Free Oxygen Appears

First free oxygen appears in Earth's oceans and atmosphere.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
28 1262.4 feet into the mile run
3,500 millions years
First Unicellular Life

Oxygen-producing cyano-bacteria called stromatolites appear.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
29 172.2 feet into the mile run 4,450 million years ago
Origin of the Moon

Planetoid collides with Earth.  Detached chunk of Earth formed the Moon.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value Years Ago 
30 At the starting line of the mile run (0 feet)
4,600 million years
Origin of the Earth

The Earth formed as a result of the condensation of clouds of dust and gas left over from the creation of the Sun.