This is a timeline of the events of the first anime of Fullmetal Alchemist, which was released in the year 2003.
This is NOT
timeline. As you can see it merely gives the basic outline of the passing of occurrences, and is intended to aid fan fiction writers by presenting a visual rubric by which they can predict and determine the exact birthdays of their OCs based on the events as they happen.
This is a sister reference in conjunction with two other references, a timeline of the events of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga/the 2009 anime series subtitled "Brotherhood", and an age calculator in which I have provided a mathematical walkthrough to help fan fiction writers correctly calculate the ages and birthdays of their OCs.
FMA Manga/Brotherhood Timeline Link: [link]
FMA OC Age/Birthday Calculator Link: [link]
*A Note About this Timeline in Relation to Shamballa:
IMPORTANT - For those fan fiction writers out there who have characters living in our world
(meaning they will come in over the course of the events in the Conqueror of Shamballa) keep in mind that the Continental years of Amestris are SIX
years behind our time. Basically, since Ed gets stuck in Germany in the year 1915, this means that in our world at that time the actual date will be 1921. Don't forget to include this fact in your calculations for OC birthdays and ages!
References for this Timeline:
~ Episode Screenshots ~
(all screenshots were taken from the third episode)
First Interests in Alchemy - [link]
Improvements in the Alchemical Arts - [link]
Ages at the Time of Trisha's Death - [link]
The Burning of the House - [link]
Ages at the Beginning of the Anime - [link]
~ External References ~
Edward Elric's Birthday and Corresponding Birthday Episodes, Shamballa Fallback - [link]