November 26, 2000 - Aristide is re-elected as president with 91.69% of the vote.
February 7, 2001 - Is sworn in as the 42nd president of Haiti.
December 17, 2001 - The presidential palace is stormed during an attempted coup believed to be led by Guy Philippe. Seven people are killed.
January 13, 2004 - Announces new legislative elections after his administration comes under fire for rigging previous elections.
February 25, 2004 - Guy Philippe and rebel forces surround Port-au-Prince and announce plans to arrest Aristide.
February 29, 2004 - Resigns as president and leaves Haiti with his wife on board a U.S. military plane to the Central African Republic.
November 26, 2009 - Haiti's electoral council bans Aristide's party from participating in the next legislative elections.
January 12, 2010 - A 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 14 miles west of Haiti, destroying most of the capital of Port-au-Prince.
January 15, 2010 - From Pretoria, South Africa, exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide announces his wish to return home to help Haitian earthquake survivors.
January 20, 2011 - In the wake of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's return to Haiti, Aristide release a statement saying, "Once again I express my readiness to leave today, tomorrow, at any time. Since my forced arrival in the Mother Continent six and a half years ago, the people of Haiti have never stopped calling for my return to Haiti."
February 9, 2011 - Aristide is issued a new diplomatic passport which could allow him to return to Haiti at a later date barring any actions taken by the US or South Africa.
March 18, 2011 - Aristide returns to Haiti after seven years in exile.