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Timeline of House of Cards, from seasons one through six.

Overview

  • Season 1 takes place from December 31, 2012 to November 1, 2013.
  • Season 2 takes place from November 1, 2013 to October 30, 2014.
  • Season 3 takes place from December 2014 to January 16, 2016.
  • Season 4 takes place from January 16, 2016 to October 18, 2016.
  • Season 5 takes place from October 24, 2016 to March 18, 2017.
  • Season 6

1956

1959

  • November 5th: Francis J. Underwood is born in Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina, United States of America.

1962

1965

1988

  • December 22nd: Zoe Barnes is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

1999

2012

2013

  • January 1st - 22nd: The events of Chapter 1 take place.
  • January 22nd - 25th: The events of Chapter 2 take place.
  • January 26th - 27th: The events of Chapter 3 take place.
  • January 28th - 31st: The events of Chapter 4 take place.
  • February 1st - 3rd: The events of Chapter 5 take place.
  • June 14th - 16th: The events of Chapter 7 take place.
  • September 11th - 15th: The events of Chapter 9 take place.
  • September 16th - 19th: The events of Chapter 10 take place.
    • September 19th: Peter Russo does a damaging interview.
  • September 19th - 22nd: The events of Chapter 11 take place.
    • September 21st: Peter Russo is found dead in the passenger seat of his car from carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • October: The events of Chapter 12 take place.
  • October 28th - November 1st: The events of Chapter 13 take place.
    • November 1st: Frank learns he will become Vice President.
  • November 1st - 6th: The events of Chapter 14 take place.
    • November 5th: Zoe Barnes is murdered; The special election is held in Pennsylvania; Claire threatens Gillian Cole.
  • November: The events of Chapter 15 take place.

2014

  • February 9th - 13th: The events of Chapter 16 take place.
    • February 13th: Frank demands the attendance of all senators. President Garrett Walker delivers the 2014 State of the Union.
  • February 14th: The events of Chapter 17 take place.
  • May 5th - 7th: The events of Chapter 18 take place.
  • June: The events of Chapter 19 take place.
  • July 14th - 17th: The events of Chapter 20 take place.
    • Way of Money timeline.
    • July 14th: Doug Stamper is given the order to fly to Kansas City and visit Lanagin's Adaho Gaming Casino; Frank and Garrett have a long and relaxed conversation in the White House.
    • July 15th: Doug buys a plane a ticket to Beijing, to visit Xander Feng and confront him with Frank's accusations of collaboration with Lanagin in a money laundering scheme.
    • July 16th: The Underwoods and the Walkers have a dinner together, Freddy cooks ribs for them, on Frank's request.
    • July 17th: Doug returns to Washington, D.C., and is seen at Underwood's basement.
  • August: The events of Chapter 21 and Chapter 22 take place.
  • September: The events of Chapter 23 take place.
  • September 29th - October 2nd: The events of Chapter 24 take place.
  • October 6th - 11th: The events of Chapter 25 take place.
  • October 28th - 30th: The events of Chapter 26 take place.
  • November 4th: United States Midterm elections are held. The Republican Party retakes the majority in the House of Representatives and maintain their majority in the Senate.
  • December: Doug recovers in the hospital, where he's later questioned by the police and leaving them a false trail. (Chapter 27)

2015

  • January 20th: Doug wakes up in the hospital to see Claire by his side. (Chapter 27)
  • March: The events of Chapter 28 take place.
  • May 6th - 7th: The events of Chapter 29 take place.
  • June: The events of Chapter 30 take place.
  • June 30th - July 4th: The events of Chapter 31 take place.
  • July 23rd - 24th: The events of Chapter 32 take place.
  • July 25th - August: The events of Chapter 33 take place.
    • July 26th: The official White House portrait of the Presidential couple, Frank and Claire Underwood, is taken.
    • August 14th: President Underwood gives a radio address on the 80th anniversary of the Social Security Act, and visits FDR's memorial later that day.
  • September: The events of Chapter 34 take place.
    • September 7th: Hurricane Faith begins brewing off the East Coast.
  • October 17th - 19th: The events of Chapter 35 take place.
  • November: The events of Chapter 36 take place.
  • December 15th - 18th: The events of Chapter 37 take place.

2016

  • January 11th - 14th: The events of Chapter 38 take place.
  • January 14th - 16th: The events of Chapter 39 take place.
    • January 15th: Rachel is killed; Frank wins the Iowa caucus.
  • January 16th - 19th: The events of Chapter 40 take place.
  • February 2nd: The events of Chapter 41 take place.
    • 2016 State of the Union.
  • March 7th - 8th: The events of Chapter 42 take place.
    • March 8th: A photo of Frank's father with a KKK leader surfaces; Lucas Goodwin confronts Heather Dunbar; Frank loses the South Carolina primary.
  • March 16th - 17th: The events of Chapter 43 take place.
  • March 21st - 23rd: The events of Chapter 44 take place.
  • March 25th - 28th: The events of Chapter 45 take place.
    • March 26th: Secretary Durant and First Lady Claire Underwood attend the G-8 summit in Brandenburg, Germany; President Underwood is taken into surgery for a liver transplant. President Underwood arrives back at The White House after his operation.
    • March 27th: G-8 summit concludes.
    • March 28th: President Underwood resumes the powers and duties of the presidency.
  • May 17th - 19th: The events of Chapter 46 take place.
  • June: The events of Chapter 47 take place.
  • July 25th - 27th: The events of Chapter 48 take place.
  • July 27th - 28th: The events of Chapter 49 take place.
  • September: The events of Chapter 50 take place.
  • October 16th - 18th: The events of Chapter 51 take place.
  • October 18th: The events of Chapter 52 take place.
  • October 24th - 26th: The events of Chapter 53 take place.
  • October 31st: The events of Chapter 54 take place.
  • November 7th - 8th: The events of Chapter 55 take place.
  • November 8th: The events of Chapter 56 take place.
    • Election day in the United States; A terrorist attack in Tennessee and threats in Ohio, among several other states, delays election results.

2017

  • January 16th - 19th: The events of Chapter 57 take place.
  • January 20th - 22nd: The events of Chapter 58 take place.
  • January 23rd - 24th: The events of Chapter 59 take place.
  • January 28th - 30th: The events of Chapter 60 take place.
  • February 13th - 18th: The events of Chapter 61 take place.
    • February 17th: Frank Underwood is sworn into his second term as President.
  • February 19th - 24th: The events of Chapter 62 take place.
    • February 24th: Garrett Walker testifies.
  • February 27th - March 2nd: The events of Chapter 63 take place.
  • March 8th - 14th: The events of Chapter 64 take place.
    • March 8th: Frank pushes Cathy down a flight of stairs.
    • March 11th: Claire informs Frank that Tom Yates has incriminating information in his new manuscript. Claire and Tom have sex, during which Tom is poisoned.
    • March 14th: Frank testifies in front of the committee, where he announces he will resign the next day.
  • March 14th - 18th: The events of Chapter 65 take place.
    • March 15th: Frank resigns, Claire is sworn in as the 47th President of the United States.