Nathaniel Taylor is fighting in a war in Somalia. As determined by the moment he flashed back to in "What Remains", Alicia Washington had been medevaced out, and his wife Ayani had been kidnapped along with his son . In "What Remains", when Taylor thinks someone in this war is playing mind games with him, he comments that the Somalians don't have the tech to do it, so it must be either Axis PSYOPs or the Russo-Chinese, apparently two of the powers in the war.
August: Taylor's wife and Lucas Taylor's mother, Ayani, dies when Taylor sacrifices her life for Lucas's. Lucas hates his father for not saving her.
In "Now You See Me", Mira said she was "coming up on a thousand" days living in the wilderness, so probably the Sixers left Terra Nova between 900 days (2.46 years) and 1000 days (2.74 years) prior to the time of that episode, which probably corresponded (assuming the two time-streams are approximately in sync in terms of the rate time passes in each) to a time of winter 2149 given Taylor's comment at the beginning about approaching the anniversary of the death of Skye's parents in the winter of three years earlier. So, this suggests the Sixers probably split off from the Terra Nova colony at a time corresponding to early-to-mid 2147 back on 22nd century Earth.
August 4: In a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom, MIT scientists have released new predictions that North America will no longer be able to sustain human life by the year 2182. Many have decried these estimates, but few can argue with the stark evidence around them.
August 6: UK officials announce "Tent City" Project in an effort to curb the country's staggering homeless problem. The tent city will have beds for an estimated 800 thousand people.
August 19: Beijing admits that a new highly resistant flu strain has been identified, which is estimated to have killed thousands and is projected to kill hundreds of thousands.
August 21: Anticorruption websites allege that FEMA has been destroying bodies in a Miami slum to cover up a burgeoning Cholera epidemic. Officials vigorously deny these claims.
August 24: Italy offers a sterility stimulus, a program rewarding families who opt to remain childless. Proposed incentives include government-backed housing upgrades, promotions in the workplace, and monthly stipends.
August 27: Food distribution centers are operating at 20% capacity, an all time low.
August 28: A wave of crop failures have plunged Europe into starvation level food production, with Spain the hardest hit. China and Botswana have pledged to help but shipments won't arrive in time for the thousands of people already subsisting on a cup of rice a week.
August 30: Water testing facilities close throughout North America as austerity measures continue. Citizens are advised to purchase individual units to monitor coliform, lead, and TDS levels in their drinking water.
August 31: FDA approval for "Super Protein", called "Cheap, good, and safe" by supporters while detractors agree only with "cheap", is all but certain. The new foodstuff is expected to hit shelves within a month.
September 3: The USA hits 70% unemployment, a number that many economists call "catastrophic." Millions of the unemployed live off the chronically underfunded food distribution centers.
September 4: It is reported that thousands of Americans are dying every year sneaking into India, looking for work. The most popular routes are by sea, sailing from Bangladesh or Pakistan. Once there, they find almost all avenues of advancement closed to them.
September 5: Hope Plaza named "Man of the Year". Editors say, "Hope Plaza has done more to alleviate the misery of people around the world than anything since the cancer vaccine."
September 8: Ranchers in the Montana Dust Bowl are encouraged to leave their farms and seek work elsewhere. Relief workers and aide will no longer flow into the devastated region after Congress' decision to focus their efforts elsewhere.
September 10: Devastating floods continue to plague Queensland, Australia. Toxic water drive thousands out of their homes and into neighboring states, seriously overtaxing shelters and relief workers.
September 11: A popular, charismatic preacher claims to have decoded the bible and now knows that the Rapture will occur in 2150. Many of his followers start to sell their belongings to make ready for the end times.
September 18: Scientists at Hope Plaza release several hundred papers of documentation aimed at allaying people's fears about the Time Portal's safety. In it, they describe the Portal as a "naturally occurring phenomenon" with "no dangerous radiation".
↑Genesis (An announcer on a giant screen in 2149 says "Twenty-two years have passed since scientists first realized that subatomic experiments uncovered an unexpected phenomenon. Physicists characterize this anomaly as a fracture in the fabric of time and space.")
↑In the episode Proof, when Maddy runs a DNA analysis, the screen shows that the imposter version of Horton —in reality Andrew Fickett—had given a blood sample on Nov 7. 2144, and had come in on the Fifth Pilgrimage, so it's likely the sample was given in preparation for the pilgrimage and that the pilgrimage happened in late 2144.)
↑Now You See Me. At the beginning of the episode, Taylor comments that they're coming up on the three-year anniversary of the death of Skye's parents (though as revealed later her mother wasn't actually dead). Taylor says that "We lost a lot of good people that winter, your folks included. I think sincyllic fever has killed more people than anything else this place has thrown at us."