Yes, what we call the future, the events which are presently happening to bring about the termination of this civilization in preparation for the one Revelation 21 reveals follows it, has already happened an uncountable multitude of times exactly the same way and we are only waiting for the fulfillment of it. The "New World Order" (NWO) suggests man's population be reduced to 500 million is similar to what Yoshua called Jesus the christ gave in the 10 virgin parable which suggests 700 million, 10 virgins or 10% of, man will begin being awaken but only 5%, foolish virgins, will survive to the end (Mat 25:1-12).
Genesis 1:14's "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:" suggest we are to use the seasons, days and years as signs of man's earthly plight. There are 4 equal seasons of the year which corresponds with the primary ethnics of man, yellow for spring, red for summer, blacks for fall and white for the snow of winter the destroyer of all life except the evergreens symbolizing man with "everlasting life." The day has 4 different times, about 11 hours of evening or the dark hours representing Revelation 21's civilization, about 1 hour transition from evening until the risen sun representing the "Creation" of Gen.1:1-2:3, about 11 hours of morning representing this civilization beginning with the Adam and Eve story (Gen 2:4-3:24) and another 1 hour from the going down of the sun until dark which represent the forth coming end to this civilization "the parable of the fig tree" plus Psalm 90:10 suggests will happen no later than 80 years from 1948 when Israel became a nation the second time (Isa 11:11-12) or the year 2028.
The Hindus' suggests 4 dispensations of time called yugas, the Bible has 4 like seasons governing man's earthly plight therefore I do not believe anything has ever happened new since Ecc. 1:9 suggests when it reads " The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." So, yes, everything has happened many of times, the only difference is the life-forces in the different manifestations changes.