Some ages ago, I assembled time lines. Seeing JG's much better timelines (and with live content, vs. my static listing) reminded me of them. One feature of my approach was to use a set of time lines, each of which was about 10 times shorter than the previous. That number varied widely in practice. But the basic idea was to take a look over time to the present, focusing more and more narrowly towards the present.
I did this so long ago that a number of dates need to be changed -- the universe is 13.7 billion years old, not the 15 that I used, for instance. Still, here's a look at the version of my timelines from 10 years ago, from shortest to longest periods. Maybe I can entice JG to using this idea for his version?
In any case, enjoy. When you see things that are dated wrong, or see important things that should be added, do comment. (There's no question of if; even my casual glances were showing a lot of things in need of update and addition or deletion.)
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