Dec. 17, 2010: Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi ignites the Arab Spring.
Feb. 11: Mr. Mubarak is forced out; an interim military council (known as SCAF) takes power.
March 19: In the freest vote in half a century, 77 percent of Egyptians approve a revised constitution, paving the way for elections.
Aug. 1: The Army clears Tahrir Square after a month of protests, to the cheers of some.
Aug. 3: A trial opens against Mubarak, who is charged with corruption and killing protesters.
Sept. 9-12: SCAF expands the hated emergency law after protesters breach the Israeli embassy. Protesters say SCAF has become more repressive than Mubarak.
Oct. 9: More than two dozen, mostly Christians, are killed at a Cairo protest. Witnesses accuse the Army.
Nov. 19-21: Largest protests since uprising occur; military promises transition to civilian rule by July 2012.
Nov. 28-29: First round of parliamentary elections begins, eventually yielding an Islamist-dominated parliament.
March 28: Liberals walk out in protest of the selection process for a 100-seat assembly that will write a new constitution; Islamists get a majority of the seats.
April 10: Court suspends the assembly.
May 23-24: First round of presidential elections; a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mubarak's former prime minister advance to a runoff vote.
May 31: The state of emergency ends after 31 years.
June 2: Mubarak sentenced to life in prison.
June 14-17: Court ruling leads to dissolution of parliament. Just as polls close in presidential runoff, SCAF makes an 11th-hour power grab that seems to end all pretense of a civilian transfer by July as promised.