November 11, 2009 - The United Nations declares July 18th Nelson Mandela International Day.
December 11, 2009 - The movie Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman as Mandela opens in South Africa, Canada and the United States.
February 11, 2010 - On the 20th anniversary of Mandela's release from prison tributes, commemorations and marches in his honor take place.
June 11, 2010 - Mandela makes his first World Cup appearance before kickoff of the final match.
January 26-28, 2011 - Is hospitalized in Johannesburg and treated for an acute respiratory infection.
June 21, 2011 - Meets with U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama at his home in South Africa.
February 25-26, 2012 - Treated for an abdominal hernia.
March 2012 - The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project is launched. Google gives a $1.25 million grant to help preserve and digitize thousands of archival documents including items donated by Mandela himself.
December 8, 2012 - Is admitted to the hospital, suffering a lung infection.
December 15, 2012 - Undergoes successful endoscopic surgery to have gall stones removed.
January 6, 2013 - A spokesman says Mandela has successfully recovered from surgery and a lung infection and is slowly getting back to his normal routine.
March 27, 2013 - Is admitted to the hospital due to the recurrence of a lung infection.
April 6, 2013 - Mandela is discharged from the hospital.
April 29, 2013 - The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) releases video of Mandela as he sits at home surrounded by South Africa President Zuma and other government officials. SABC and the African National Congress, which has been critical of media in the past, are accused of political exploitation.
June 8, 2013 - Mandela is admitted to hospital with a recurring lung infection. The former president is listed in serious but stable condition and is breathing on his own.
June 23, 2013 - Officials say Mandela's condition has worsened in the past 24 hours, and he is now in critical condition.
August 31, 2013 - Is discharged from the hospital to continue his recovery at home. According to President Jacob Zuma he is still listed in "critical but stable condition but responding to treatment."
December 5, 2013 - Nelson Mandela dies at his home in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton. South African President Jacob Zuma orders all flags in the nation to be flown at half-staff through the state funeral.