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She got it in "The Pandorica Opens" (by blackmailing Dorium Maldovar). The date was 5145, while she was still in prison, though she'd broken out after receiving a phone call from Winston Churchill about Vincent Van Gogh's painting of the exploding TARDIS.

Note that River's ability to travel in time independently of the Doctor, using this vortex manipulator, meant that she could then meet the Doctor earlier in his timeline than the supposed crime (shooting him) for which she was imprisoned in the first instance. Because the sequence of episodes normally follows the Doctor's timeline, not River's, we saw River using her vortex manipulator (in "The Impossible Astronaut", for example) before we saw her acquire it.