Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden is born, or more commonly known as Osama bin Laden or simply bin Laden.
Studies economics and management at King Abdul-Aziz University in Jeddah
bin Laden involved in Peshawar
bin Laden supported volunteering Arabs to fight against the Soviets
Al-Quaida founded by Osama bin Laden
Bin Laden family expels Osama as shareholder in its complex of businesses
Saudi Arabia revokes bin Laden's citizenship
Saudi Arabia claims bin Laden has links to car bombing in Riyadh
6 were killed, including 5 americans. a further 60 were wounded.
Bin Laden leaves Sudan for Afghanistan
bin Laden issues a fatwa against all USA military personnel, and all of their allies.
bin Laden added to FBI top 10 most wanted list
two truck bombings at USA embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people,including 12 Americans.
Al-Qaida claims responsibility for strike on US destroyer Cole
seventeen American soldiers killed.
Hijacked planes destroy the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Centre and target the Pentagon, killing nearly 3,000. President George W Bush says he is wanted "dead or alive"
bin Laden claims he was the mastermind behind 9/11
18-minute video sent to al-Jazeera in which Bin Laden claims credit for the first time for orchestrating 9/11 and attacks Bush days before US presidential election. Claims inspiration for attack was Israeli aircraft bombing tower blocks in the Lebanon in 1982
bin Laden sends taped message to US
2010, March Bin Laden claims in taped message that al-Qaida will kill any American prisoners if the US executes September 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
bin Laden sends taped message to France
Bin Laden says in taped message that French hostages held in Niger will not be freed unless France pulls troops out of all Muslim lands
Osama bin Laden is claimed dead
May 1, 2011
Barack Obama announces Bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan
Things that happened out of Osama's control, things he did not choose.
bin Laden's father dies
Awad bin Laden, Osama's billionaire father, dies.
Soviet Union invade Afghanistan
Al-Jazeera praises bin Laden
Al-Jazeera praises Al-Qaida's attack on the twin towers and how they 'changed the course of history.
Al-Qaida claims responsibility for 3 suicide car bombs
Al-Qaida claims responsibility for three suicide car bombs at the Mombasa Paradise resort hotel, killing 15 and wounding 80