Robin Williams Timeline: 1951 - 2014

Known for his remarkable improvisation skills and legendary comedic talent, Robin Williams was one of the most beloved performers of his time and one of the very few who could make you laugh hysterically one moment and cry the next. Voted in high school as “the least likely to succeed”, Robin would grow up to win five Grammys, one Academy award and two Emmys. He played numerous memorable film roles, both comedic and dramatic – and all one-of-a-kind.

Today, July 21, 2017, the famed comedian would have turned 66 years old. To honor the memory of the man who made the whole world laugh, let’s take a look back at his life and achievements.

Robin Williams Timeline

The Robin Williams Timeline marks key moments in the actor’s life and career, including his first major performances, popular movies, and his debut on Broadway. One of the comedian’s most fondly remembered performances is the role of the flamboyant genie in Aladdin. Although a script was – obviously – available, Robin Williams improvised most of the character, which resulted in Aladdin being rejected by the Academy for the “Best Adapted Screenplay” category.

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New Horizons Timeline: Journey to Pluto and Beyond

Two years ago, on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons made headlines all around the world as it became the first space probe to explore Pluto up close – more precisely, it flew 7,800 miles (12,500 km) above the surface of the planet. While the fearless spacecraft has traveled more distance and time than any other space mission in history – over 3 billion miles in more than 9 years - its work didn’t stop with the flyby of Pluto. With its mission officially extended in 2016, the probe is on its way to its next target: MU69, a mysterious Kuiper Belt Object that’s already baffling scientists. To celebrate New Horizons’ achievements and wish it good luck for the adventure ahead, we have created a timeline of its journey to Pluto and beyond.

The New Horizons Timeline illustrates the spacecraft’s expedition to Pluto from its launch to the close encounter with the planet, while also including a few details regarding the extended mission to MU69. After flying by Jupiter for gravity assist, the probe spent most of its voyage in hibernation in order to reduce wear and tear. During this long sleep, the spacecraft did wake up for a few weeks a year to have its systems checked and instruments calibrated. Not only did hibernation preserve the probe’s onboard systems, but it also freed up NASA’s communication and tracking resources for other missions.

New Horizons Timeline

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Amazon History Timeline

Founded on July 5, 1994, as an online book retailer, Amazon.com has expanded over the years to sell almost anything one can think of and is now one of the most valuable companies in the world. Despite the controversies it has been involved in, the company’s managed to build an immense customer base – and a nice fortune for Jeff Bezos, who has just regained his spot as the second-richest person on the planet. Twenty-three years after it all began, let’s take a look at how Amazon evolved into a multi-million-dollar business.

The Amazon.com Timeline illustrates important dates in the history of the giant, including acquisitions, successes, and other company milestones, as well as major product & service launches throughout the years. December 7, 2016, marks the day when Amazon Prime Air made its first successful drone delivery to an actual customer in the Cambridge area, UK. The drone used GPS to find its way and made it to the customer’s address within just 13 minutes from placing the order!

Amazon History Timeline

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is one of the very few long-term attempts to successfully create a continuity between multiple movies, shows and genres under a single franchise. While the “experiment” has got audiences deeply invested in the ongoing storyline, it can be difficult to keep track of all those connections, especially since many films and shows feature flashbacks and references outside of the linear narrative. Plus, there are also a few story inconsistencies here and there.

Marvel Universe Timeline

With the abundance of Marvel films released lately and planned for the next few years, the MCU is only getting bigger and much more confusing for those who aren’t die-hard fans. To help viewers who wish to dive deeper into the Marvel world, let’s take a brief look at the MCU chronology.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline illustrates connected MCU movies and series displayed in our preferred viewing order, so as to make the most sense of the intertwined narratives and the overall storyline. For better clarity and simplicity, the graphic does not include short films or other granular Marvel properties, keeping mostly to major releases. Since the franchise has plenty other films and series planned, it is likely that the timeline will change in the future. We’ll do our best to update it as new movies or seasons come out.

Clarifications regarding the timeline (may contain spoilers)

1.    Recommended viewing order

The movies and TV shows are arranged on the graphic considering the in-universe chronology, not the release dates. The timeline is recommended to those who have at least some knowledge about the MCU or to viewers who want to re-watch all major Marvel properties from a new perspective, by the order the events occurred in. For those who are not at all accustomed to any of the MCU characters, the simplest and safest way to watch the shows would be by release dates.

2.    Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger was placed first on the timeline as 90% of the action takes place in the ‘40s, before any other story in the MCU (so far). Some may argue that the whole movie is just a flashback and that its modern-day narrative would fit best after Thor. Although this is certainly a valid viewing order too, we preferred watching Captain America first as learning how the sickly Steve Rogers came to be a superhero is a great way to begin a Marvel marathon and get some context about the MCU right from the start.

3.    Spider-Man: Homecoming

When Spider-Man: Homecoming came out, it sparked quite a lot of confusion among MCU enthusiasts: viewers were lead to believe that the story was set a few months after Civil War (which means 2016), but a title card at the beginning of the movie stated that the action took place 8 years after The Avengers (which adds up to the year 2020, after the events of Infinity War).

With the release of Infinity War (set in 2018), the timeline seems to have been “fixed.” Parker is seen wearing the Iron Spider suit in Infinity War, which was revealed by Tony Stark only at the end of Homecoming, so it is clear that the events in Spider-Man can’t possibly happen after the latest Avengers movie. In addition, during the Infinity War press tour, co-director Joe Russo declared that the title card in Homecoming was an error, so now we know that, most probably, Spidey’s story is indeed set close to Civil War.

4.    Avengers: Infinity War and S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5

Avengers: Infinity War and the last four episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S5) take place roughly at the same time, according to references within the TV show and to statements made by screenwriter Joss Whedon. Considering that the series’ season 5 finale didn’t address Infinity War’s earth-shattering ending as fans frightfully expected, we can assume it ends before the movie’s climax. Therefore, we’ve placed the full season (including episodes 19-22) before the movie on the timeline.


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IBM History Timeline

Founded on May 6, 1911, originally under the name of CTR (Computing Tabulating Recording Company), IBM has survived and thrived for over a century. Throughout the years, the company has not only witnessed major historical events – it’s actually made history. A pioneer of information technology, the International Business Machines Corporation has been constantly bringing innovations to the field, and it now stands at the forefront of a global industry that’s revolutionizing the way people, businesses and organizations operate and thrive. To celebrate the giant’s 106th anniversary, let’s take a look back in time and see how it all started.

IBM History Timeline

The IBM History Timeline illustrates some of the major milestones and accomplishments in the vast history of the company, as well as important innovations and developments it’s brought to the computing industry. From developing the first hard drive and the floppy disk to aiding space exploration and introducing the Watson supercomputer to the world, the corporation has shaped technology as we know it today – no wonder its researchers have earned 5 Nobel Prizes, 6 Turing awards, and 10 National Medals of Technology, to name just a few.

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