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This article lists all the events that have taken place in the Just Cause Universe and which have specific known dates/years.
Temple front (JC1)

The Hidden temple at Isla Maria Dolorosa. One of the oldest Notable Buildings in the Just Cause Universe.

Events in an obscure ancient pastEdit


  • The ancient Ular Tribe constructed a large number of temples all over Panau. These are believed to be the oldest things in the Just Cause Universe.
  • The town of Agro is the oldest known settlement in Insula Striate, meaning that it predates all the other Ancient Medici ruins in the region. By how much is unknown. It could have been by mere days, or even by centuries.
  • The people of Ancient Medici constructed a number of stone obelisks. Their actual age and purpose are unknown, but they are believed to be older than the Roman invasion and have something to do with religious practices. They could also be younger than the Roman occupation.
  • Medici was invaded and occupied by Ancient Rome in the fifth century. During that time the Romans built multiple large towns throughout Medici and the capital of Medici was Manaea.
  • At some point, the volcano on the Volcano island in Medici erupted. The eruption changed the islands landscape and partially flooded a couple of coastal settlements. The island does have two fortress bastions, but due to the lack of newer civilian settlements, the island is believed to have been abandoned by Civilians at this point. As indicated by the fresher (black) lava, the volcano has erupted again in recent times.
  • 264 BC to 146 BC: The Punic wars took place. According to the in-game description for Ponere, the town "was built upon the foundation of a defensive stronghold dating back to the Punic Wars". In reality, star forts were first constructed in the 15th century.

1000 A.D. and later:

  • Natives of San Esperito constructed the Hidden temple at Isla Maria Dolorosa. The modern locals refer to them as "the ancient ones". Temples like that in reality were constructed around the years 1300 to 1500.
  • Colle Salrosa - "Centuries ago, the gentle leader Cirillo Salrosa founded this city-state as a venue for trade."
  • Insula Dracons fishing communities all hate each other. It's unknown what started the dispute, but the "deep-seated hatred" is reported to "go back centuries".
  • A vineyard was founded at Insula Fonte some time during the approximate 15th century. The vineyard was demolished a few months before the events of JC3 to make room for Vis Electra.
  • Settlers from Salirosa founded a town and built a fort in Medici. That fort is now known as Cima Leon: Centcom.
  • Medici has lots of star forts, the likes of which were in reality built around the 15th to 19th centuries.
  • Panau was occupied by multiple West European nations from the 16th to the 19th century.
  • San Esperito was once a Spanish colony. The latest fortifications are from the approximate 17th to 19th century.
  • According to the map description of Albeto Pero, the town was bombarded at some unknown time in history and ironically, the only remaining feature of that fort was the most bombarded.

Probably around 1960s to 1980s:

  • According to the map description of Cima Leon: Silo, "Built into the craggy rocks atop Lacos, the Silo of Cima Leon is a remnant of Medici's early nuclear ICBM tests during the Cold War. Locals mutter that the military presence there is too large to simply be protecting radioactive waste." The Cold War was from the late 1940s to the early 1990s, but assuming that Medici was not more advanced than the US and Russia, it's reasonable to assume that this was from the 1960s to 1980s.

Night between day 1708 and day 1709 of Di Ravello tapes

  • The Night of the Bonfires. This is when Di Ravello seized power and arranged some houses, including the Rodriguez house to be burned. This is what made Rico leave Medici and join The Agency. Confusingly, according to other info, Rico joined the Agency in 1986.


The Moretti weapons manufacturing company was founded.


"Jazombie & Fitz" chain of clothing stores was founded. These stores are seen at Citate Di Ravello, Babica and possibly a few more places in Medici.

"At the turn of the 20th century"Edit

JC3 in-game map description for Cava Geminos Nord: "This Bavarium mine opened at the turn of the 20th century, when Salvatore Albano sold his hillside ranch to the Parvetalpo l'Obra Minerari. Di Ravello greatly expanded the mine, and its neighbor Cava Geminos Sud, near the turn of the 21st century."


In-game map description for the Vulture military airport: "The military airport of Vulture stores a massive compliment of jets and bombers in its underground hangars. The famous Hirundine Squadron, which has protected Medici's skies for 100 years, calls Vulture home."

1939 to 1945Edit

World War II is known to have taken place.

1949, July 4thEdit

Tom Sheldon was born, according to his Just Cause 2 PDA profile.

"The 50s"Edit

General Isnin of Panau Military was made into a national hero for slaughtering the indigenous tribes of northern Panau in the 50's. His son, Tunko Isnin is now a colonel.

1955, November 1stEdit

The beginning of the Vietnam war. The Agency is known to have carried out under-cover operations during that war.

1960 to 1969 (exact year unknown)Edit

1960, December 16thEdit

Karl Blaine was born, according to his Just Cause 2 PDA profile.

1962, October 16th-28thEdit

The Cuban Missile Crisis is mentioned in the in-game description of the Griphon airbase. NATO fighters used to be based there.

The same text mentions that Di Ravello was the one who reluctantly agreed to allowing this. This is a major developer oversight, because he did not join the military until 1995. If he was already something like a base commander in 1962, then he must be in his 70s by now. See the mistakes section below for a theory about an alternative timeline that attempts to explain this.


The Autostraad company started producing the '63 Autostraad Weltbus.

1968, January 25thEdit

Rico Rodriguez was born, according to his Just Cause 2 PDA profile.


The Stria company started making the '69 Stria Sussurro.

1970 to 1979 (exact year unknown)Edit

A small team of French paleontologists discovered Bavarium near their camp. That area was later turned into Cava Geminos Sud.


According to map info for Vico Maquerello, a fish was caught there in 1973, which despite being dead has miraculously still not decayed.

1974, April 22ndEdit

Sri Irawan was born, according to his Just Cause 2 PDA profile.

1975, April 30thEdit

The end of the Vietnam war. The Agency is known to have carried out under-cover operations during that war.

1975, July 23rdEdit

Maria Kane was born, according to her Just Cause 2 PDA profile.

1976, May 14thEdit

According to the paper map that came with the collectors edition of Just Cause 3, "Di Ravello's palace construction finished in Regno" on this day at 05:14.

This fits the alternative timeline (see in trivia) in which Di Ravello took over Medici in the 1960s, but it could also mean that the building was just finished then and it could have been used for something else until Di Ravello took it.

1979, August 18thEdit

Bolo Santosi was born, according to her Just Cause 2 PDA profile.

1981, October 31stEdit

Jade Tan was born, according to her PDA profile.


According to Satellite Station: Pascal info, the eDEN Corporation was founded "a couple of years" before 1985.

1984, May 27thEdit

According to Eden Callaghan tapes, the eDEN Corporation was "officially founded" as a "research firm".


May 23rdEdit

The eDEN Corporation starts to draw interest from several organizations.

November 19thEdit

The Stingray facility was constructed "to study the negative effects of human activity on the weather".

Date unknownEdit

It was decided to construct the Satellite Station: Pascal. The station info strangely mentions that this was "a couple of years" after the eDEN Corporation was founded, meaning that it was founded in 1983. This means that for a year, it must have been an unofficial group of people with common interests.

This must have been after november 19, because it wouldn't have been a "Satellite Station" if there was nothing that it could be a satellite of.


According to his JC2 PDA profile, Rico was scouted out by Tom Sheldon in 1986 and invited to the Agency. According to promotional information for Just Cause 3, Rico joined The Agency at age 18, confirming 1986.

The JC2 PDA page mistakenly reports that Rico was born in 1968 and joined the Agency in 1986 at the age of 21.

July 26thEdit

The Agency contacted the eDEN Corporation via Tom Sheldon, showing "particular interest in our progress in robotics". The Agency and the eDEN Corporation make a deal that Eden Callaghan, CEO of eDEN Corp, calls "a mutually beneficial deal".

For some reason Tom Sheldon was called "Thomas Sheldon" at that time. He might have changed his name later, or maybe everyone just feels like calling him Tom.

1987, April 8thEdit

The eDEN Corporation has made so much progress in the technology field and in the midst of it, the eDEN Corporation's Artificial Intelligence department (or simply AI) has created an AI fully capable of understanding human speech. Eden Callaghan immediately implements it in all facilities belonging to the eDEN Corporation.

Note that the AI aboard the eDEN Airship was a homicidal one and probably not an original one.


Date unknownEdit

According to the in-game map description for Vico Thunno, "Locals insist that the last piece of mail the community received was in 1988, and that was meant for Angelo's cousin Andres in Cinta."

May 23rdEdit

EDEN Corporation engineers have created heavy-duty Loaders which allow them to support their growth and build new facilities much more efficiently.

The Agency is adamant about them investigating the possibility of weaponizing them.


According to the map description for Satellite Station: Coulomb, it was established sometime in the early 1990s, which in this case, could mean anytime between 1990 and november 1993.


According to the mission Severance, The Agency went into business with the eDEN Corporation through Tom Sheldon. According to Eden Callaghan tapes, the deal ended overnight after the Large-Scale Fragmentation Device test was a failure.

June 30thEdit

Mechs create the eDEN Airship, soon to become home to over 200 employees, including Eden Callaghan.

Some time later, all of them died when the homicidal AI froze them all to death.

October 8thEdit

The Black Hand contact the eDEN Corporation, but Eden Callaghan rejects their offer, stating that "they seem to lack government oversight".

October 13thEdit

The eDEN Corporation comes into contact with Medici under then-President Dante. Dante explains to them about Bavarium and how it could replace fuel in the future, but Eden Callaghan notices extreme potential in this mineral that Dante doesn't seem to have noticed.

1991, February 14thEdit

Eden Callaghan decides to push forward with the Large-Scale Fragmentation Device testing despite numerous protests from now ex-board members, who argued that the risks on the environment were too big.


March 16thEdit

The eDEN Corporation acquired the right to settle on the Lacrima Islands for their own use.

March 17th - December 31st (date unknown)Edit

According to the in-game map description for Novola Central Detention Camp: "Novola Central is the oldest and largest Black Hand facility on the island, set up shortly after striking the deal with the eDEN Corporation. In 1992, after a disastrous test run with their new Fragmentation Device (lots of casualties, abysmal PR), the eDEN Corporation lost most private funding and were desperate for cash to continue their research. That's when the Black Hand started subletting part of Insula Lacrima for their own benefit, and in turn provided a small battalion to provide security on the eDEN Airship."

1993, November 13thEdit

The Stingray facility disappears without a trace. The official explanation is unknown, but in private, Eden Callaghan suspects something went terribly wrong during testing.

The facility likely disappeared when something went wrong during Eden Spark testing.

1995, December 2ndEdit

Sebastiano Di Ravello joins the Medici Military to begin his career at the rank of private.

We know the date when calculating back from his collectable audio diary day 7305, which is exactly 20 years after day 1 (1 year is 365.25 days).

1996, February 14thEdit

Unless miscounted, day 75 of Di Ravello's military career was on this date. On this day he graduated from boot camp.

"...into the next century!"Edit

According to an advertisement for the Moretti company, they are "Shooting [their] way into the next century!"

"Near the turn of the 21st century"Edit

JC3 in-game map description for Cava Geminos Nord: "This Bavarium mine opened at the turn of the 20th century, when Salvatore Albano sold his hillside ranch to the Parvetalpo l'Obra Minerari. Di Ravello greatly expanded the mine, and its neighbor Cava Geminos Sud, near the turn of the 21st century."


The first San Esperito International Arms Fair took place. This was an annual charity event, but it's unknown if it was held again after 2005 when Rico murdered two people at the event.


The events of Just Cause are set to be taking place during 2 weeks. According to the game manual that comes in the retail box, Salvador Mendoza seized power 1 week before the events of the game. Tom and Maria are seen reading a book called "Regime change in 7 days", but the newspaper dates prove that the Storyline missions in Just Cause must have taken place over at least two weeks.

2005, August 5thEdit

The mission Good Cop, Bad Cop takes place.

2005, August 6thEdit

The events of the mission Good Cop, Bad Cop are reported about in the Gaceta Nacional del San Esperito. Newspapers are normally published the next day, so the mission must have taken place the previous day.

According to the newspaper, it was a Tuesday, but in reality that date was a Saturday.

2005, August 12thEdit

The mission Guadalicano Choo Choo takes place. The mission briefing is known to have taken place around 10:32 in the morning.

Dr. Otto Kleiner was killed on that day.

2005, August 13thEdit

The events of the mission Guadalicano Choo Choo are reported about in the Gaceta Nacional del San Esperito. Newspapers are normally published the next day, so the mission must have taken place the previous day.

According to the newspaper, it was again Tuesday, which is odd, because the real August 13 was a Saturday.

2005 (date unknown)Edit


An alcoholic beverage is produced in Panau, called "Panau 2008". See also: Panauan cuisine.


The events of Just Cause 2. Tom is still reading the book "Regime change in 7 days", but this doesn't mean that the missions took place in that few time.


The Kerner company started making the '13 Vigueur.

2015, December 1stEdit

The events of Just Cause 3.

For the purposes of this article we consider December 1st to be the date of Rico's arrival in Medici because the game was released on this day.

2015, December 2Edit

Day 7305 in the collectable Di Ravello audio diary. Di Ravello mentions in that tape that Rico arrived "last night".

2015, December 12Edit

Inscription on the left edge of the paper map that came with the collectors edition of Just Cause 3: "[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [0] File received on monday, 12.12.2015; 05:00 am".

If this refers to the map itself, then at that time the map was still in Di Ravellos possession, because he signed it on a later date. What the row of numbers mean is unknown. The final number in the row ("0") has a lighter background.

Also, in reality this day was a saturday. This off-set is similar to the off-set seen in 2005 and could mean that the Just Cause Universe does not share the same calendar of reality.

2015, December 24Edit

The paper map that came with the collectors edition of Just Cause 3 was approved, signed and stamped by General Di Ravello himself. He signed it while in Regno and according to the stamp, it's "Case no. 55-28AM/52WRO".

2015 F1 racing seasonEdit

Sergio Flores drove a Mugello Farina Duo to eight race victories, including the Medici Grand Prix.


See Just Cause 4.

Mistakes that don't fit the timelineEdit

See the talk page for an alternative timeline that also ends up with similar mistakes.

Avalanche Studios probably did not assemble a timeline of their own and this article didn't exist until after Just Cause 3 was released.

  • Some Just Cause 2 sources report Rico as either 18, or 21 when he joined the Agency, but the sources agree that he joined in 1986.
  • Calculating back, using Di Ravello tapes and the presumed game time of december 2015, Day 1 of the Di Ravello tapes was in 1995. According to day 1515, Rico was still a racecar driver at that time. According to day 1710, it wasn't until then that Rico joined the Agency, however according to all other info, Rico joined the Agency in 1986.
  • The map description for Griphon airbase is: "The lofty fortress of Griphon is one of Medici's largest military airfields. During the Cold War, Di Ravello reluctantly loaned out Griphon to his Western allies, and a contingent of NATO aircraft called the base home during the days of the Cuban Crisis." The problem is that Di Ravello could not have been a base commander, or head of the Medici Military in 1962, because he joined the military at the rank of private in 1995. Also, had he been at least a base commander in 1962 at the age of 18, he would be 71 years old during the missions of JC3.
  • Some dates and days of the week in the timeline do not correspond to the same dates and days of the week in reality. See 2005 and 2015.

The timeline mistake exist because at some point during development Di Ravello was meant to have taken over Medici in the 1960s! This is a fact that was discovered when closely analyzing the early development materials at:

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