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"Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father."
"He told me enough! He told me you killed him!"
"No. I am your father."
Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker their shared heritage[src]

3 ABY was the third year after the Battle of Yavin in the Galactic Standard Calendar.

This year was known as Year 1,003 after the Ruusan Reformation.

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"The Empire is coming unglued…"
Tomaas Azzameen[src]

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  1. The Essential Guide to Warfare and The New Essential Chronology establish the endpoints of this era as 19 BBY and 4 ABY.
  2. SWTOR mini.png Galactic History on The Old Republic's official website (article) (backup link) dates the Tho Yor Arrival, as described in Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 0, to the year BTC 32,800 of the calendar based on the date of the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant. Since the difference between that calendar and the Galactic Standard Calendar—based on the date of the Battle of Yavin—was 3,653 years per the reasoning here, the Tho Yor Arrival must have taken place in the year 36,453 BBY of the latter dating system. Therefore, the difference between the Galactic Standard Calendar and the dating system based on the Tho Yor Arrival that is featured in Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void must be 36,453 years.
  3. Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia places the Treaty of Coruscant, which served as the zero point of a calendar adopted by the Galactic Senate following the conclusion of the Great Galactic War per SWTOR mini.png Galactic History on The Old Republic's official website (article) (backup link), in the year 3653 BBY of the Galactic Standard Calendar, which was based around the date of the Battle of Yavin. Thus, the difference between the two dating systems is 3,653 years.
  4. The New Essential Chronology establishes that the zero point of the calendar introduced by Tarsus Valorum was the Ruusan Reformation. The book places that event in the year of 1000 BBY of the Galactic Standard Calendar—which was based around the date of the Battle of Yavin—therefore establishing a difference of one thousand years between the two dating systems.
  5. The Essential Atlas places the Battle of Yavin, the zero point in the Galactic Standard Calendar per The New Essential Chronology, in 35:3 under the Great ReSynchronization dating system. The Essential Atlas also places the Battle of Selaggis on 43:2:28 and the Battle of Dathomir on 43:3:21. The Essential Guide to Warfare and The Essential Atlas both place the Battle of Dathomir in the year 8 ABY of the Galactic Standard Calendar. The Essential Guide to Warfare also places the Battle of Selaggis in 7 ABY, confirming the placement of the division between each Galactic Standard Calendar year as the third month in the Great ReSynchronization year. Thus, there is a two-month gap between the two dating systems, with the first two months of a GrS year being the last two of the preceding Galactic Standard Calendar year, and there is a total difference of 35 years and 2 months between the two systems.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 SWAJsmall.jpg "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 13
  7. The Essential Atlas
  8. The Final Trap
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Star Wars (1977)
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 Ewoks TV series
  12. 12.00 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 12.06 12.07 12.08 12.09 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 Shadows of the Empire
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 Star Wars: TIE Fighter
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 Star Wars: Force Commander
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  16. 16.0 16.1 Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
  17. 17.0 17.1 The Dark Force Rising Sourcebook places these events three years after Garm Bel Iblis' split, that occured in 0 ABY according to The New Essential Chronology.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Star Wars Adventures: The Will of Darth Vader
  19. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  20. SWAJsmall.jpg "Uninvited Guests"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 1
  21. SWAJsmall.jpg "Return to Taul"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 2
  22. X-Wing Rogue Squadron 25
  23. Star Wars: TIE Fighter demo
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
  25. 25.00 25.01 25.02 25.03 25.04 25.05 25.06 25.07 25.08 25.09 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
  26. 26.0 26.1 Star Wars (1977) 50
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Star Wars (1977) 51
  28. 28.00 28.01 28.02 28.03 28.04 28.05 28.06 28.07 28.08 28.09 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance
  29. 29.0 29.1 Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  30. 30.0 30.1 Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Star Wars Annual (1977) 3
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  34. Young Jedi Knights: Shards of Alderaan
  35. Showdown
  36. 36.0 36.1 GalaxyCite.png "Double Cross on Ord Mantell"—Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 5
  37. Payback: The Tale of Dengar
  38. The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 The Essential Guide to Warfare
  40. Entrenched
  41. Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 Star Wars Galaxies
  43. Star Wars (1977) 78
  44. "Moment of Doubt"—Star Wars Tales 4
  45. 45.0 45.1 SWAJsmall.jpg "Firepower"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 8
  46. SWAJsmall.jpg "Desperate Measures"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 10
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 47.3 Star Wars (1977) 48
  48. 48.0 48.1 Star Wars (1977) 45
  49. 49.0 49.1 Star Wars (1977) 46
  50. 50.0 50.1 Star Wars (1977) 49
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 Star Wars (1977) 52
  52. 52.0 52.1 SWInsider.png "Vader Adrift"—Star Wars Insider Special Edition 2012
  53. Star Wars (1977) 53
  54. Star Wars (1977) 54
  55. Star Wars (1977) 56
  56. Star Wars (1977) 61
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 Star Wars (1977) 63
  58. 58.0 58.1 Star Wars (1977) 64
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 Star Wars (1977) 65
  60. 60.0 60.1 Star Wars (1977) 67
  61. Star Wars (1977) 68
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 Star Wars (1977) 69
  63. 63.0 63.1 The Empire Strikes Back Monthly 149
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Star Wars (1977) 86
  65. And the Band Played On: The Band's Tale
  66. Star Wars (1977) 73
  67. Star Wars (1977) 75
  68. 68.0 68.1 Star Wars (1977) 76
  69. Star Wars (1977) 79
  70. 70.0 70.1 Star Wars (1977) 80
  71. SWAJsmall.jpg "The Longest Fall"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 11
Imperial Period
(19 BBY4 ABY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Clone Wars
(2219 BBY)

Next: Post-Imperial period
(4 ABY–)

Years of the Imperial Period
19 BBY · 18 BBY · 17 BBY · 16 BBY · 15 BBY · 14 BBY · 13 BBY · 12 BBY
11 BBY · 10 BBY · 9 BBY · 8 BBY · 7 BBY · 6 BBY · 5 BBY · 4 BBY · 3 BBY
2 BBY · 1 BBY · 0 BBY · 0 ABY · 1 ABY · 2 ABY · 3 ABY · 4 ABY
  [Source]
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