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- The Orca's Smile is built for Northstar Ltd.
- Lars Beckenbauer is born on a farm near Chemnitz on the Czechoslovakian border in what was, at the time, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).
- Genedy Filatov is born in Pskov, Pskovskaya Oblast, USSR.
- Roger McAllen is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- John Brightling earns a BS in Chemistry from Cornell University.
- Catherine Winston is born in Los Angeles, California.
- Timothy Hanley is born in Margaret River, Australia.
- Gerald Morris is born in Birmingham, Alabama.
- Arkadi Novikov is born in Minsk, in what is now Belarus.
- Antonio Maldini is born in Milano, Italy.
- Annika Lofquist is born in Göteborg, Sweden.
- Alain DuBarry is born in Chantilly, France.
- Santiago Arnavisca is born in Málaga, Spain.
- Ding Chavez is born in Los Angeles, California.
- Andrew Burke is born in Manchester, England.
- Renee Raymond is born in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Louis Loiselle is born in Paris, France.
- John Clark is recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency.
- John Brightling earns a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Virginia.
- Lars Beckenbauer is drafted into the East German Army.
- Lars Beckenbauer is assigned to East German Border Patrol from 1971–76.
- Tracy Woo is born in Los Angeles, California.
- Jamal Murad is born in Bani Swayf, Egypt.
- Dieter Weber is born in Munich.
- Daniel Bogart attends University of Iowa on a track and field scholarship, 1972–76.
- Homer Johnston is born in Boise, Idaho.
- Ayana Yacoby is born in Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Pak Suo-Won is born in Kangnung, South Korea.
- John Brightling earns a MD from the University of Virginia.
- Jorg Walther is born in Saarbrücken, Germany.
- Kure Galanos is born in Nicosia, Cyprus.
- Karl Haider is born in Graz, Austria.
- Lars Beckenbauer is arrested by the GDR State Security Service (Stasi) under suspicion of involvement in several high-profile defections.
- Daniel Bogart graduates University of Iowa with honors with a degree in law enforcement.
- Lars Beckenbauer is released for lack of evidence and discharged from the army. His movements and activities from 1977–84 are unknown.
- The Horizon Corporation is founded by John Brightling.
- Daniel Bogart is married.
- Daniel Bogart is hired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Rumor that Lars Beckenbauer was a member of the 'Libellen', an underground group held responsible for several bombings of East German governmental offices in the summer of 1981. The current German government neither confirms nor denies this.
- Genedy Filatov serves in army of former Soviet Union, 1981–85, including tour of duty in Afghanistan.
- Ding Chavez joins the U.S. Army.
- Timothy Hanley attends Australian Defense Force Academy in Canberra, 1983–87.
- Santiago Arnavisca attends University of Seville, 1983–88.
- Ding Chavez serves with the 7th Infantry Division, 1984–87. Rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
- Alain DuBarry attends the Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique (ESIEE) in Paris, 1984–1989.
- Louis Loiselle begins training DGSE recruits in 1985.
- Lars Beckenbauer resurfaces when he is granted asylum by West Germany after a risky crossing of the Baltic Sea in a small sailboat.
- Lars Beckenbauer is married.
- Catherine Winston earns a BS in Biology from the California Institute of Technology.
- Andrew Burke joins the Royal Marines.
- Ding Chavez is recruited for narcotics interdiction operations in South America.
- Genedy Filatov is recruited by "Alfa" counter-terrorist group.
- Daniel Bogart is a member of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, 1987–97.
- Upon graduation from the Australian Defense Force Academy in Canberra, Timothy Hanley is recruited into newly formed 1st squadron of the Special Air Services Regiment (SASR) and remained with this unit when it was organized into the Australian Tactical Assault Group (TAG) shortly thereafter.
- Ding Chavez is discharged by the U.S. Army and becomes a full-time employee of the CIA, working under John Clark.
- Santiago Arnavisca joins the Guardia Civil upon graduation from University of Seville.
- John Clark is part of the team that apprehended the terrorists responsible for the Denver, Colorado detonation.
- Lars Beckenbauer opens Pyrotechno GmbH, a security consulting firm.
- Andrew Burke has a first tour of duty with British Special Air Service (SAS), 1989–91.
- Ding Chavez's service records for the years 1989–99 are sealed.
- Alain DuBarry graduates the Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique (ESIEE) with a degree in electronics engineering and computer science.
- Alain DuBarry joins the Gendarmerie Nationale in 1990 as an officer in their computer crime division.
- John Clark works primarily in Japan and the Middle East.
- Genedy Filatov resigns from "Alfa" in response to that organization's ambiguous response to the failed Soviet coup.
- Genedy Filatov becomes the director of operations for a private security firm, 1991–96.
- Karl Haider joins the regular Austrian army.
- Catherine Winston earns a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Stanford University.
- Timothy Hanley has one tour of duty with the Australian Intelligence Corp (AustInt), 1993–96.
- The Orca's Smile is purchased by the Capricon Corporation.
- The Petromech tanker Edmund banks becomes wrecked off the shore of the Orkney Islands.
- Alain DuBarry is instrumental in thwarting a 1994 attempt by a group of Algerian nationals to bring down the French Minitel computer network using a virus spread by telephone switching software.
- Santiago Arnavisca serves as a brigade commander 1994–96 in the Western European Union (WEU) administration of Mostar in Bosnia where he was instrumental in rebuilding the local police force.
- Esztergom Dam becomes the target of protests by environmentalists.
- Ding Chavez earns a B.S. in Political Science from George Mason University.
- Catherine Winston is awarded a MacArthur fellowship.
- Alain DuBarry is recruited by the Groupe d'intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN), France's elite counter-terrorist unit, as a specialist in telephony and surveillance.
- Karl Haider is transferred to Gendarmerieeinsatzkommando Cobra (GEK Cobra).
- Catherine Winston is employed by Horizon Corporation in their advanced research group.
- Worldpark opens its gates.
- Andrew Burke has a second tour of duty with British Special Air Service (SAS), 1996–1999.
- Genedy Filatov returns to "Alfa" during its restructuring under the Russian Federal Security Service.
- Santiago Arnavisca is recruited by the Guardia Civil's counter-terrorism unit, the Unidad Especial de Intervención (UEI) as part of their focus on the growing threat of terrorist action within the European Union by former citizens of Yugoslavia.
- Roland Kunst attends University of Amsterdam, 1997–99.
- Inception of Rainforest 2000 Project, U.S. initiative to encourage investment in the Amazon Basin.
- Karl Haider participates in GEK Cobra raid on Deissenmayr GmbH headquarters in Vienna and was credited with single-handedly saving the lines of seven hostages.
- Andrew Burke is awarded the Military Cross.
- Karl Haider is married.
- Ding Chavez earns a M.A. in International Relations from George Mason University.
- Rainbow is formed to combat the rise of terrorist "free agents" following the collapse of the former Soviet Union.
- An epidemic decimates the local cattle population in the Congo, causing violence between the Hutus and Tutsis.
- Catherine Winston discovers Ebola Brahma in the cattle population of West Africa.
- Roland Kunst drops out of school in October after previously being active with the student branch of De Groenen, the Dutch Green Party.
2000 (Rainbow Six)
- Operation Steel Wind.
- Armed members of the terrorist organization "Free Europe" seized control of the Belgian embassy in London. Rainbow retake the embassy with minimal civilian losses.
- Operation Cold Thunder.
- Hutu rebels capture a research outpost in the Congo run by the Horizon Corporation. Rainbow rescue the American and European scientists without alerting the main body of the rebel force to their presence.
- Operation Angel Wire.
- An organization calling itself "the Phoenix Group" gain control of a Petromech drilling rig in the North Sea, take the crew hostage and mine the rig. Rainbow disarm all explosives and neutralize the aggressors.
- Operation Sun Devil.
- American and Brazilian nationals are kidnapped from a Horizon construction site in the Amazon rain forest. They are held nearby at the stronghold of known drug trafficker Ramon Calderon. Rainbow terminate Calderon's operation with minimum civilian losses.
- Operation Lone Fox.
- Operation Ghost Dance.
- Operation Blue Sky.
- Operation Fire Walk.
- Operation Red Wolf.
- Operation Razor Ice.
- Operation Winter Hawk.
- Operation Deep Magic.
- Operation Black Star.
- Operation Wild Arrow.
- Operation Mystic Tiger
2001 (Lone Wolf, Eagle Watch)
- Operation Arctic Phoenix
- Operation Silent Shelter
- Operation Rapid Fox
- Operation Stone Feather
- Operation Cold Talon
- Operation Little Wing
- Operation Sapphire Rising
- Operation Lion's Den
- Operation Red Lightning
- Operation Eagle Watch
August 8 (Rogue Spear)
- Operation Pandora Trigger
- Operation Zero Gambit (Rogue Spear final)
2003 (Urban Operations)
- Operation Iron Comet
- Operation Virgin Moon
- Operation Aztec Palace
- Operation Infinite Seven
- Operation Lucky Snake (Covert Operations)
- Operation Stolen Flame (conflicting date, RSix 3: Raven Shield)
- Operation Jade Key
2004 (Black Thorn)
- Operation Arctic Zebra (Covert Operations)
- Operation Brazen Heart (Covert Operations)
- Operation Desert Dragon
- Operation Silent Ace
- Operation Copper King
- Operation Coarse Blade
- Operation Spirit Clasp
- Operation Golden Song
- Operation Blunt Scroll
- Operation Broken Sceptre
- Operation Broken Cloud
- Hostage situation in Píc des Pyreneés. Lieutenant Monroe is killed.
December 2 (Rainbow Six 3 PC)
- Operation Cold Dagger (conflicting date)
- Operation Mountain Watch (conflicting date)
- Operation Sentinel Wolf (conflicting date)
- Operation Falcon Island (conflicting date)
- Operation Pearl Castle (conflicting date)
- Operation Crimson Hook (conflicting date)
- Operation Stone Cannon (conflicting date)
- Operation Shattered Glass (conflicting date)
- Operation Lion Shadow (conflicting date)
- Operation Broken Stone (conflicting date)
- Operation Briar Gate (conflicting date)
- Operation Talon Steel (conflicting date)
- Operation Whisper Blade (conflicting date)
- Operation Steel Rose (conflicting date)
June 12 (Athena Sword)
- Operation Azure Gate
- Operation Hunter Storm
- Operation Jasper Heart
- Operation Omega Shadow
- Operation Proud Flag
- Operation Granite Cage
- Operation Jagged Silver
- Operation Athena Sword
August 22 (Iron Wrath)
- Operation Scorched Legend
- Operation Solo Furnace
- Operation Dagger Harness
- Operation Tower Shark
October 15 (Rainbow Six 3 console)
- Olympic Village (conflicting date)
- Tunnel (conflicting date)
- Operation Radiant Heaven
- Oil refinery (conflicting date)
- Estate (conflicting date)
- Shipyard (conflicting date)
- Operation Arcing Bronze
- Crespo Foundation (conflicting date)
- Operation Ursa Cavern
- Old City (conflicting date)
- Alcatraz (conflicting date)
- Import/Export (conflicting date)
- Penthouse (conflicting date)
- Meat plant (conflicting date)
- Garage (conflicting date)
- Parade (conflicting date)
- Airport (conflicting date)
June 16 (Black Arrow)
- Back Alley
- Nuclear reactor
- Military Base
- Rocket Facility
- Operation: Deadline (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- South Africa (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Operation: Backlash (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console) South Africa-May 2 (Chavez, Loiselle, Raymond, Yacoby)
- Algeria (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Desert Village (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Operation: Dragon Hammer (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Operation: Ricochet (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Amsterdam (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Parliament (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- University (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Operation: Chimera (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Operation: Bloodline(conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Catacombs (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Operation: Bone Yard (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Operation: Breakpoint (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Distillery (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Hospital (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Operation: Leviathan (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Docks (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Channel Ferry (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Operation: Lowlife (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Marseilles (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Operation: Sandstorm (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- NATO Summit (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Operation: Archer (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Operation: Catalyst (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Operation: Citadel (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Operation: Lockdown (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown console)
- Estate (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Mercenary Base (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
- Castle (conflicting date, RSix Lockdown PC)
c. June 2
- Las Vegas attacks, death of Kan Akahashi and Echo Team and turncoat operative Gabriel Nowak. Bishop is appointed Deputy Director of Rainbow.
2012 (conflicting date)
c. February 28
- Rainbow is disbanded by order of the European Federation; Team One lead by Logan Keller disobeys orders and has his team ambush Takfir as planned.