Born Rolihlahla Mandela at Mvezo in the Transkei July 18, 1918. Attends primary school near Qunu (receives the name ‘Nelson’ from a teacher 1925) ( During the year of 193o Nelson Mandela was Entrusted to Thembu Regent Jongintaba Dalindyebo. Years Later 1934 Nelson Mandela undergoes initiation and attends Clarkebury Boarding Institute in Engcobo . Nelson Later Attends Healdtown, the Wesleyan College at Fort Beaufort during the year of 1937 . 1939 Mandela enrolls at the university College of Fort Hare in Alice . 1940 Mandela was expelled . The year of 1941 Nelson escapes an arranged marriage,becomes a mine night watchman, and Starts articles at the law firm Witkin, Sidelsky & Eidelman . 1942 Completes BA through the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Begins to attend African National Congress (ANC) meetings informally. 1943 Graduates with BA from Fort Hare; Enrols for an LLB at Wits University. 1944 Mandela Co-founds the ANC Youth League (ANCYL); marries Evelyn Ntoko Mase – they have four children: Thembekile (1945); Makaziwe (1947 – who dies after nine months); Makgatho (1950); Makaziwe (1954). Four years later ( 1948) Mandela was elected for national secretary of the ANCYL.1951 Nelson was elected President of the ANCYL. 1952 Defiance Campaign begins; Arrested and charged for violating the Suppression of Communism Act; Elected Transvaal ANC President; Convicted with J.S Moroka, Walter Sisulu and 17 others under the Suppression of Communism Act; Sentenced to nine months imprisonment with hard labour, suspended for two years; Elected first of ANC deputy presidents; Opens South Africa’s first black law firm with Oliver Tambo. 1953 the M-plan for the ANC's future underground operations. 1955 Watches as the congress of the people at klipton launches the Freedom Charter. 1956 Mandela was arrested and joins 155 people on trial for treason. 1958 still on trial, Nelson Divorces Evelyn Mase; Marries Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela – they have two daughters: Zenani (1959) and Zindzi (1960). 1960 The Sharpcville Massacare had begun and The ANC was banned. Years later 1963 Mandela was arrested and sent to robben island. Later Nelson was sent to prison. Mandela pleaded not guilty but was still sent to prison. 1982 Mr Mandela, Sisulu, Raymond Mhlaba and Andrew Mlangeni and later Ahmed Kathrada are sent to Pollsmoor Prison. 1985 Mandela Admitted to the Volks Hospital for prostate surgery. 1990 is ANC unbanned , Mandela is released, and elected ANC president. 1993 Mandela was awarded the Nobel-Peace Prize. 1994 Nelson voted for the first time in his life and was Inaugurated as President of the Republic of South Africa. 1955 makes program for kids callled the Mandella Fund for kids. 1988 divorces his wife,marries Graça Machel on his 80th birthday , and makes a foundation . 2001 Mr. Mandela was diagnosed with prostate cancer. 2004 Nelson says that he will be stepping down from the public life. 2009 Votes for the fourth time in his life; Attends the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma on May 9 and witnesses Zuma's first State of the Nation address; Turns 91. 2012 Celebrates his 94th birthday with his family in Qunu, Eastern Cape. 2013 Spends his 95th birthday in hospital and Dies 5th December 2013.