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The following events took place in 19 BBY.
This year was known as Year 981 after the Ruusan Reformation and Year 3,634 after the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant. The Clone Wars came to an end, the Great Jedi Purge began, and the Galactic Republic was transformed into the Galactic Empire.
- An awards ceremony was conducted by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, honoring the clone troopers X1 and X2 for their actions during the Invasion of Tatooine, immediately preceding the Separatist's attack on Coruscant.
- R4-P17, the Jedi prototype for integrated astromech droids, was destroyed in the Battle of Coruscant.
- Count Dooku was decapitated by Anakin Skywalker aboard the Invisible Hand.
- Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi's mission to rescue Supreme Chancellor Palpatine proved to be successful, as Skywalker barely managed to crash-land the Invisible Hand on Coruscant's surface.
- Delegation of 2000 took place on Coruscant between the Republic loyalists and Palpatine to determine whether or not he would give up his powers after General Grievous was dead.
- Palpatine revealed to Skywalker that he was Darth Sidious.
- General Grievous was killed by Kenobi on Utapau.
- Mace Windu attempted to arrest Palpatine after Skywalker informed him that the Chancellor was Darth Sidious, but failed and was killed by Sidious with assistance from the manipulated Skywalker. Skywalker subsequently became Darth Vader, Sidious's third apprentice.
- The clone troopers led by Vader raid the Jedi Temple.
- The Great Jedi Purge began with Order 66.
- A 501st Legion squad collected an energy crystal from Mygeeto towards the end of its battle to power the Death Star's superlaser.
- A homing beacon in the Jedi Temple was altered by Yoda and Kenobi to preserve the Jedi Order.
- At the orders of Sidious, Darth Vader massacred the Separatist Council on Mustafar and proceeded to remotely deactivate the Separatist Droid Army, effectively dissolving the Confederacy of Independent Systems and ending the Clone Wars.
- The Confederacy was reduced to various Separatist holdouts.
- 16:5:23—The Galactic Empire, along with the New Order, was founded by the self-declared Galactic Emperor Palpatine, taking the place of the Galactic Republic, thus putting the galaxy directly under the control of the Sith.
- The Galactic Senate became the Imperial Senate.
- The Order of the Sith Lords took over the galaxy with Sidious as its ruler.
- Yoda and Sidious dueled in the Grand Convocation Chamber of the Senate Building.
- Kenobi and Vader dueled on Mustafar; Vader lost and was made into a cyborg Sith apprentice.
- Vader constructed his new lightsaber.
- Padmé Amidala's funeral on Naboo after her death on Polis Massa.
- Jar Jar Binks, former acting senator, succeeded Amidala as the representative of Naboo's sector.
- Onboard the Sundered Heart, Bail Prestor Organa ordered C-3PO's memory to be erased by Captain Raymus Antilles in order to make the locations of the Skywalker twins a secret.
- The first Death Star's construction was moved from Geonosis to Despayre.
- Yoda's self exile to Dagobah via his escape pod, and Kenobi's self exile to Tatooine.
- The House of Organa adopted Leia Skywalker on Alderaan, and the Lars family adopted Luke Skywalker on Tatooine.
- Jedi conclave on Kessel
- The destruction of Caamas.
- The Emperor's Citadel was constructed on Byss for Palpatine to cheat death.
- Kota's Militia was exiled from their original headquarters.
- Kenobi found Ferus Olin, the former Padawan of Siri Tachi, on Bellassa and foiled an Imperial plot to mass murder the residents of Bellassa's capital city, Ussa.
- Olin found Jedi Master Garen Muln in the Crystal Caves of Ilum.
- Kenobi stopped Inquisitor Sancor from discovering information about Amidala's death on the asteroid Polis Massa.
- Olin and Trever Flume found Jedi Master Fy-Tor-Ana, now going by the name of Solace, in the underlevels of Coruscant, with the help of Dexter Jettster.
- Olin was captured by Imperial stormtroopers in the Jedi Temple and then interrogated by Inquisitor Malorum.
- Olin, with the help of Queen Apailana and Boss Rugor Nass, defeated Malorum and temporarily rid Naboo of its Imperial presence.
- Olin helped Palpatine against his will on the planet Samaria.
- Roan Lands and Dona Telamark were rescued by Solace, Oryon, and Flume.
- Sir Nevil Tritum recovered King Adas's holocron from the library of House Pelagia.
- Battle of Mygeeto (ongoing)
- Battle of Tellanroaeg
- Battle of Acherin
- 16:4—Battle of Cato Neimoidia
- 16:4—Battle of Belderone
- 16:4—Mission to Charros IV
- 16:5—Battle of Orto
- 16:5—Battle of Bal'demnic
- 16:5—Battle of Nelvaan
- 16:5—Second Battle of Tythe
- 16:5—Recapture of Tythe
- 16:5:20—Battle of Coruscant
- 16:5—First Battle of Kashyyyk
- 16:5:22—Battle of Utapau
- 16:5—Battle of Mygeeto (end)
- 16:5—Battle of Felucia
- 16:5—Battle of Cato Neimoidia
- 16:5—Siege of Saleucami
- 16:5—Battle of New Plympto
- 16:5—Battle of Murkhana
- 16:5:22—Showdown on Coruscant
Imperial era/Great Jedi Purge:
- 16:5:22—Order 66
- 16:5:22—Operation: Knightfall
- 16:5—Skirmish on Shinarcan Bridge Extension
- 16:5:23—Mission to Mustafar
- 16:5:23—Duel on Mustafar
- 16:5:23—Duel in the Senate
- 16:5-16:6—Cleansing of New Plympto
- 16:6—Mission to Orvax IV
- 16:6—Assault on Dezono Qua's villa
- 16:6—Mission to Celen
- 16:6—Devastation of Gibad
- 16:6—Duel on Vohai
- 16:6—Mission to Coth Fuuras space station
- 16:6—Second skirmish on Eriadu
- 16:6—Conclave on Kessel
- 16:7—Subjugation of Kashyyyk
- 16:7—Skirmish on Mimban
- 16:7—Skirmish on unidentified jungle moon
- 16:8—First duel on unidentified desert moon
- 16:9—Battle of Bandomeer
- 16:9—Skirmish on Telerath
- 16:9—Mission to Imperial Prison ISO-L8
- 16:9—Skirmish on Prine
- 16:9—Mission to Vondarc
- Atoan insurgency
- Ghost Prison incident
- Rescue on Arkinnea
- Duel on Kestavel
- Ambush at Kestavel
- Subjugation of Mon Calamari
- Bombardment of Haruun Kal
- Flame Night
- Battle in the Factory District
- Caamas Firestorm
- Battle of Zolan
- Battle of Otavon XII
- Vaklin insurgency
- Ciutric Offensive
- Sy Myrthian Insurrection
- Five Veils Campaign
- Gaeriel Captison on Bakura
- Hannis D'lund
- Davin Felth
- Reye Sedeya
- On Polis Massa
- Galen Marek on Kashyyyk (Approximate date)
- Korto Vos en route to Kashyyyk
- Goran Beviin
- Winter on Alderaan
- Grell Panib on Heffrin
- Fable Astin
16:4 (35 months ABG)Edit
16:5 (36 months ABG)Edit
- In the Siege of Saleucami
- In the Battle of Coruscant
- In the Battle of Kashyyyk
- Grievous in the Battle of Utapau
- Ki-Adi-Mundi in the Battle of Mygeeto
- Nem Bees on Orto
- Sev over Ragmar V
- Simms in the Battle of Toola
- Traavis on Garqi
- On Coruscant
- During the Mission to Mustafar
- In the Conclave on Kessel
- In the Subjugation of Kashyyyk
- On Bellassa
- In the Atoan system
- On Coruscant
- In the Ghost Prison
- On Otavon XII
- On Vaklin
- On Kestavel
- Unidentified Jedi Master on Shrokaan
- Toonbuck Toora above Trasemene
- Nee Alavar
- Evin Yarrow on Acherin
- Teeloo in the Cularin system
- Bodo Baas
- Star Wars: Republic Commando
- Wat Tambor and the Quest for the Sacred Eye of the Albino Cyclops
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ghosts of Mortis" (Vision)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voices" (Vision)
- Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 22"
- Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 23"
- Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 24"
- Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 25"
- Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
- Boba Fett: A New Threat
- Boba Fett: Pursuit
- Labyrinth of Evil
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith / novel / comic series / video game
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- "Republic HoloNet News Special Inaugural Edition 16:5:24"—Star Wars Insider 84
- Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
- Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
- Imperial Commando: 501st
- "Mist Encounter"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 7
- The Last One Standing
- Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
- In His Image
- Star Wars: Dark Times: The Path to Nowhere
- Star Wars: Dark Times: Parallels
- Star Wars: Dark Times: Vector
- Star Wars: Dark Times: Blue Harvest
- Star Wars: Dark Times: Out of the Wilderness
- Star Wars: Dark Times: Fire Carrier
- Star Wars: Dark Times: A Spark Remains
- Star Wars: Purge
- Star Wars: Purge: Seconds to Die
- Star Wars: Purge: The Hidden Blade
- Star Wars: Purge: The Tyrant's Fist
- Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command
- Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison
- Millennium Falcon (Appears in flashback(s))
- Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines (Flow-walking)
- "Uhl Eharl Khoehng"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 8 ("Fable Astin" capsule) (Indirect mention only)
- The Essential Guide to Alien Species
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- The New Essential Chronology
- The New Essential Guide to Alien Species
- Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Atlas
- Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
- Star Wars: Beware the Sith
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- The Essential Reader's Companion
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook