Paul Hewson is born in Dublin, Ireland to parents Brendan Robert & Iris Elizabeth.
Paul Hewson officially names himself 'Bona Vox' or 'Bono' for short, after a hearing aid store in Dublin. 'Bona Vox' meant 'good voice' in Latin.
Larry Mullen Jr. arranges a meeting for whoever is interested in joining his band. Bono, Adam Clayton, David Evans, Dik Evans & two of Larry's friends respond and attend.
Playing their last concert as 'The Hype' and with The Edge's brother Dik, they officially become U2, with Dik's departure.
A young Paul Hewson begins his education at The Inkwell, a Protestant Church of Ireland junior school.
Paul Hewson continues studying in St. Patrick's. He soon departed, being asked to leave, as he was unhappy there, and so were the teachers from his presence.
Paul transfers to Mt. Temple Comprehensive School, where he soon met the members of U2, and his future wife.
Paul's mom tragically passes away after a brain hemorrhage at her own father's funeral. She died 4 days after her collapse during the funeral.
U2 finally breakthrough in the United States and beyond, after 5 years of hard work. They quickly earn a spot in the show business, and rise to prominence.
Paul is to wed Ali, his girlfriend of 6 years, in 1982. He was 22 while she was 21.
U2 and Bob Geldof collaborate for the very first time, among many other collaborations.
Bono & his wife Ali's daughter Jordan is born on May 10, 1989.
Bono & his wife Ali's daughter Memphis Eve is born on July 7, 1991.
Bono & his wife Ali's son Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q is born on August 18, 1999.
Bono & his wife Ali's son John Abraham is born, on May 21, 2001.
In 2002, Bono was placed in the 100 Greatest Britons list, even though he is of Irish descent.
Bono and the rest of U2 co-founds the ONE Campaign in 2004, an organization fighting to end poverty & slavery.
Bono meets with Lula Da Silva, the president of Brazil, sometime in 2005.
(Product)RED, an organization of products ranging from iPods to water bottles to clothes to coffee. The funds go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria. In 2006, it was started, by U2 & Bobby Shriver.
Bono meets with George Bush, former president of the United States in 2006.
Following an honour from the NBC Nightly News, Bono receives the Man of Peace Prize, awarded by several other Nobel Peace Prize victors of the past.
Bono meets up with the current president of the United States, Barack Obama, sometime in 2010.
U2's first studio album is released. It peeks at 4 on the Canadian Billboard 200, and 63 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Their breakthrough album, The Joshua Tree, is released. Arguably their biggest song up to date, With or Without You, is featured on the album.
U2 releases 'Pop', and hits #1 in 35 different countries. Despite the positive reviews, sales were low compared to previous albums.
Bono volunteers at the Band Aid Charity Event along with Adam Clayton, in Ethiopia, after the 1984-85 famine. Soon after this, they collaborate with Bob Geldof for the first time among many collaborations. There, they created the single "Do They Know It's Christmas?/Feed The World" with different artists.
Bono & U2, alongside fellow musical artist Sting, goes on tour on the Amnesty's Conspiracy of Hope Tour around the U.S. in 1986