November 1997 - More than 50 foreign tourists are killed by Islamic extremists in Luxor.
September 7, 2005 - Egypt holds its first multi-candidate presidential election. Hosni Mubarak is wins reelection with 88% of the vote.
January 2011 - In the wake of a government overthrow in Tunisia, protests break out in Egypt. Thousands of people take to the streets to protest corruption and poverty in the country.
February 2011 - President Mubarak announces he will not run for re-election in September. Rioting in Cairo leaves many dead and hundreds wounded as pro and anti-government sides clash in Tahrir Square.
February 10, 2011 - President Mubarak announces he is delegating power to Vice President Omar Suleiman but remaining in office.
February 11, 2011 - Vice President Omar Suleiman announces that Hosni Mubarak has decided "to step down as president of Egypt and has assigned the Higher Council of the Armed Forces to run the affairs of the country."
February 13, 2011 - The Armed Forces Supreme Council dissolves Egypt's parliament and suspends the Constitution, adding it plans to appoint a committee to propose constitutional changes to voters.
March 7, 2011 - Essam Sharaf is sworn in as the new prime minister, along with a new cabinet.
March 15, 2011 - Egypt's Interior Ministry dissolves the country's State Security Investigation Service, one of the targets of protests that overthrew Hosni Mubarak.
March 19, 2011 - Egyptians overwhelmingly approve a referendum to amend the constitution. The amendments proposed limiting the president to two four-year terms and putting a six-month limit on emergency laws.
May 19, 2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama announces $1 billion in debt forgiveness for Egypt, as well as $1 billion in loan guarantees to finance key infrastructure work and other projects.
November 25, 2011 - The former prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, Kamal Ganzouri, is asked to serve in that post again.
November 30-December 1, 2011 - The first parliamentary elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak are held.
December 7, 2011 - Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri is granted all presidential powers except control over the military and the judiciary.
December 14, 2011 - Part two of the three-part parliamentary election process begins. The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party claim victory in the first round of voting over the Al Nour Party.
January 3, 2012 - The third round of voting for the lower house of parliament begins after Islamist parties performed strongly in the previous rounds.
January 21, 2012 - Two Islamist parties, the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, win about 70% of the seats in elections for the lower house of parliament, according to electoral commission figures.
January 23, 2012 - Egypt's lower house of parliament holds its first session since the uprising that forced former President Hosni Mubarak from power. Mohamed Katatni, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, is elected speaker.
February 5, 2012 - Forty-three people, face prosecution in an Egyptian criminal court on charges of illegal foreign funding as part of an ongoing crackdown on NGOs. The defendants include 16 Americans, five Serbs, two Germans, three Arabs and Egyptians. Among the American defendants is Sam LaHood, International Republican Institute country director and the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
May 23, 2012 - Two-day presidential election begins, with 11 candidates vying for the office. This is the first presidential election since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
May 26, 2012 - A runoff between Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik is the result of the two-day election.
June 2, 2012 - Former president Hosni Mubarak is convicted of ordering the killing of protesters in 2011. He is immediately sentenced to life in prison.
June 14, 2012 - The Egyptian parliament is declared invalid by the highest court in the land and is dissolved, and the military rulers take full legislative authority. A new constitution is promised within 24 hours, to be written by a 100-person assembly under the control of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. Also, by the court's ruling, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik is permitted to run in the presidential election runoff this weekend.
June 16-17, 2012 - Runoff presidential election between Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik.
June 24, 2012 - The five-member Supreme Presidential Elections Commission announces the winner of the runoff election is Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy, the first freely elected president.
June 30, 2012 - Mohamed Morsy is sworn in as Egypt's first democratically elected president.
July 8-10,2012 - President Morsy and the Higher Constitutional Court go back and forth over the invalidation of parliament. In the end the current parliament remains invalid.
November 22, 2012 - President Morsy issues an order preventing any court from overturning his decisions. He also orders retrials and re-investigations in the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising against former president Hosni Mubarak.
November 29, 2012 - Egypt's constituent assembly passes all 234 articles of the new draft constitution.
December 2, 2012 - Egyptian judiciary issues a statement: "The judges of the Supreme Constitutional Court have no choice but to declare to the great Egyptian people that they are unable to perform their sacred mission in light of the current charged situation," after being blocked from entering the court by supporters of President Morsy. All court sessions have been indefinitely suspended.
December 8, 2012 - Morsy cancels most of a controversial decree that gave him sweeping powers. He reverses the section of the decree withdrawing judicial oversight from presidential decisions.
December 25, 2012 - The new Islamist-backed constitution is confirmed to have passed with 64% of the vote and 32.9% turnout of voters.
January 27, 2013 - President Morsy declares a 30-day nighttime curfew for the provinces of Port Said, Suez and Ismailia, saying these areas are in a state of emergency.
June 2, 2013 - The upper house and legislative power of parliament, the Shura Council, is invalidated by the country's highest court. Once a lower house is elected, the Shura Council will be dissolved.
June 30, 2013 - On the first anniversary of President Morsy's election win there are protests in Tahrir Square, and around Egypt, demanding his ouster. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is closed and the Obama administration urges Morsy to hold early elections.
July 1, 2013 - The Egyptian military tells the country's civilian government it has 48 hours, until the evening of July 3, 2013, to "meet the demands of the people" or it will step in to restore order. The ultimatum is not considered the declaration of a coup.
July 3, 2013 - President Mohamed Morsy is ousted in a military coup.
July 4, 2013 - Adly Mansour, head of the country's Supreme Constitutional Court, is sworn in as interim president in Cairo.
August 14-21, 2013 - Approximately 1,000 Egyptians die in protests against the military government.
October 9, 2013 - The Obama administration announces the suspension of hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Egypt over the bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.