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Timeline of events in Stranger Things.

1920s

1923

1950s

1953

1960s

1961

  • The last time a person committed suicide in Hawkins.[1]

1970s

Unknown dates

Stranger Things 1x08 – Sarah and Hopper reading


1971


1973


1979

1980s

Unknown dates

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  • Eleven breaks a Coca Cola can with telekinetic powers under the supervision of Dr. Brenner in Hawkins National Laboratory.[6]
  • Eleven is forced to kill a cat, but can‘t do it. As she is about to get locked up, she kills two guards with her powers.[6]
  • Eleven is made to repeat words a man in another room is saying, and manages to broadcast them on speakers.[7]


1982

June or later

Stranger Things 1x02 – Jonathan and Will Listen to Music

1983

Unknown dates

The Flea and the Acrobat S01-E05 SS 001
  • Eleven is put in a sensory deprivation tank to watch a Russian spy in another location, and she encounters the monster.[10]


Sunday, November 6

"The Vanishing of Will Byers"

Stranger Things 1x01 – The Monster on Mirkwood
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  • Will Byers is abducted by the monster.
  • Hundreds of homes in East Hawkins have surges and power outages.


Monday, November 7

The Vanishing of Will Byers

Stranger Things 1x01 – Hawkins Lab Scientists Flashlights
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  • Eleven walks into Benny's Burgers. Benny Hammond feeds her and calls social services.
  • Hopper and his team search the woods and find Will‘s bike. They go to the Byers home to investigate further, and Hopper experiences strange noises in the shed.
  • Agents arrive to capture Eleven and Connie Frazier kills Benny. Eleven escapes, killing two agents in the process.
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  • Joyce receives a phone call where she hears only breathing and growling, and is electrocuted by the phone.
  • Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair and Dustin Henderson search for Will in the woods, but stumble upon Eleven.
Stranger Things 1x02 – Eleven brought home to Mike

"The Weirdo on Maple Street"

  • Mike brings Eleven to his home and lets her sleep in the basement for the night.


Tuesday, November 8

"The Weirdo on Maple Street"

Stranger Things 1x02 – Eleven's Nosebleed
  • After searching for Will the entire night, the police and volunteers still have no clues, but continue their search throughout the day.
  • Mike stays home from school with Eleven and she recognizes Will in a photo. She demonstrates her telekinetic abilities in front of Mike, Dustin and Lucas.
Stranger Things 1x02 – Brenner in the Shed
  • Agents from Hawkins Lab, covering as Hawkins Power and Light, investigate the shed at the Byers' residence and find material from The Upside Down.
  • Jonathan Byers hangs missing posters at Hawkins High School and travels to his father to search for Will.
  • There is an assembly on the football field of Hawkins High School for the disappearance of Will.
  • Benny Hammond is found dead in his diner and it's been staged to look like a suicide.
Stranger Things 1x02 – Eleven explaining the Upside Down
Stranger Things 1x02 – Joyce in Will's Room
  • Eleven says Will is hiding, flips the Dungeons & Dragons board upside down and places the Demogorgon game piece on the board to demonstrate that he's hiding in The Upside Down and the monster is after him.
  • Nancy Wheeler and Barbara Holland go to Steve Harrington‘s party, where Barbara, sitting alone by the pool, is dragged into The Upside Down. Jonathan Byers takes pictures from the forest.
  • Joyce receives another phone call with strange noises. The lights intensify and the song "Should I Stay or Should I Go" plays from Will‘s room. The monster stretches through the wallpaper and Joyce runs out of the house.

"Holly, Jolly"

  • Barbara finds herself in The Upside Down where she is chased by the Monster.
  • Nancy and Steve have sex and Nancy goes home some time in the night.


Wednesday, November 9

"Holly, Jolly"

Holly, Jolly
  • Joyce hangs Christmas lights all over her house and paints the alphabet on the wall so Will can communicate with her. He tells her to R-U-N, and the monster breaks through the wallpaper.
  • Eleven leads Mike, Lucas and Dustin to Will‘s house and claims he‘s hiding there.
  • A body claimed to be Will Byers is found in the quarry by state trooper David O'Bannon.


Thursday, November 10

"The Body"

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  • Eleven makes contact with Will through the walkie-talkie. The boys give her a makeover and go to school to make contact through the AV Club's ham radio.
  • Nancy and Jonathan look at the photos he took, and Nancy recognizes the monster in a picture of Barb.
  • Shepard, a worker at Hawkins National Laboratory, enters The Upside Down attached to a security line, but is taken by the Monster.
  • Hopper talks to state trooper David O'Bannon, who found "Will's body" and discovers he's lying. He breaks into the coroner's, where he finds that the body is a fake, stuffed with cotton.
  • Joyce sees Will through an opening to The Upside Down in her wall.

"The Flea and the Acrobat"


Friday, November 11

"The Flea and the Acrobat"

  • Will's funeral is held. His father Lonnie returns to Hawkins, intending to make money from his death through a lawsuit.
  • Hopper finds a bug in his place and teams up with Joyce.
  • Mike, Dustin and Lucas try to locate the gate with their compasses, but Eleven distorts the compasses to lead them in the wrong direction. A fight breaks out, and Eleven knocks Lucas unconscious before escaping.
  • Nancy and Jonathan go searching for the Monster, and Nancy enters The Upside Down.
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"The Monster"

  • Nancy returns from The Upside Down. Jonathan sleeps over at Nancy's place, which Steve sees when looking in her window.


Saturday, November 12

"The Monster"

  • Joyce and Hopper track down Terry Ives. Her sister tells them about Terry's involvement in Project MKUltra, and her belief that she had a daughter.
  • Nancy and Jonathan purchase weapons to kill the monster. A fight breaks out between Jonathan and Steve, resulting in Jonathan getting arrested.
  • Agent Connie Frazier visits Mr. Clarke at his residence and finds out about Mike, Dustin, and Lucas.
  • Lucas goes out on his own to locate the gate, and follows the false magnetic north indication to Hawkins National Laboratory.
  • Mike and Dustin are cornered by Troy and James and Mike is told to jump off a cliff. They are saved by Eleven in the nick of time, and she breaks Troy's arm.

"The Bathtub"

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  • Mike, Dustin and Eleven flee from the agents that come to Mike's home.
  • Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Eleven, Joyce, Hopper, Nancy and Jonathan break into Hawkins Middle School and make a sensory deprivation tank for Eleven to use. She finds Barbara dead and Will weakened in The Upside Down, and he disappears as the monster approaches.

"The Upside Down"

  • Joyce and Hopper are caught breaking into Hawkins National Laboratory, but Hopper reveals Eleven's location and promises to never reveal anything about the agents, and they are allowed to go.
  • Nancy and Jonathan set traps for the monster in the Byers' home. Steve arrives and they assault the monster with a bat and set it on fire, but it disappears.
  • The agents come to Hawkins Middle School to capture Eleven, but she kills them. The Monster arrives, and Eleven is able to defeat it but in the process disappears herself.
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  • Joyce and Hopper enter the Upside Down and find Will as a host to a long tendril which Hopper pulls out of his throat and through his mouth. Hopper and Joyce perform CPR on him and he begins to breath. Joyce puts her oxygen apparatus on him and he is brought to Hawkins General Hospital. He wakes up later in the night.
  • Hopper is picked up by a government car.

Saturday, December 24

"The Upside Down"

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  • Mike, Will, Dustin and Lucas play Dungeons & Dragons in Mike's basement again.
  • Nancy gives Jonathan a new camera for Christmas.
  • Hopper places Eggo waffles in a box in the forest.
  • Will coughs up a slug-like creature and momentarily phases into the Upside Down.

1984

"MadMax", "Trick or Treat Freak", "The Pollywog", "Will the Wise", "Dig Dug", "The Spy", "Chapter Seven", "Chapter Eight" and "Chapter Nine"

  • In the fall of 1984, the adventure continues...

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Stranger Things Season 1: "Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street" The Duffer Brothers (writers and directors).
  2. "New Poster, Official Release Date & Synopsis Revealed For ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2" The Playlist. July, 11, 2017.
  3. Stranger Things Season 1: "Chapter Eight: The Upside Down" The Duffer Brothers (directors). Paul Dichter and The Duffer Brothers (writers).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Stranger Things Season 1"Chapter Six: The Monster" The Duffer Brothers (directors). Jessie Nickson-Lopez (writer).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Stranger Things Season 1: "Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers" The Duffer Brothers (writers and directors).
  6. 6.0 6.1 Stranger Things Season 1"Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly" Shawn Levy (director). Jessica Mecklenburg (writer).
  7. Stranger Things Season 1: "Chapter Four: The Body" Shawn Levy (director). Justin Doble (writer).
  8. Poltergeist was released in theaters on June 4, 1982.
  9. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" was released on June 10, 1982.
  10. Stranger Things Season 1: "Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat" The Duffer Brothers (directors). Alison Tatlock (writer).

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