1918- Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei.
1925- Mandela attends primary school and get the name Nelson Mandela.
1939- Mandela attends Fort Hare College in Alice.
1940- Mandela is expelled from Fort Hare for organizing a student strike.
1942- Mandela began attending African National Congress (ANC) meetings.
1951- Nelson Mandela was elected president of the ANC.
1963- Mandela appears in court for The Rivonia Trial, where he was put on trial with nine others for acts of sabotage.
1964- Mandela and seven of the others who appeared in court with him are sentenced to life in prison.
1998- Mandela is admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Tuberculosis.
1990- Nelson Mandela is released from prison.
1993- Mandela is awarded Nobel Peace Prize with FW de Klerk.
1994- Mandela votes for the first time in his life. He is also inagurated as the first South African president.
1999- Nelson Mandela steps down after one term as president. He also establishes the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
2000- Mandela is diagnosed with prostate cancer.
2013- Nelson Mandela spends his 95th birthday in the hospital and dies on December 5th.