February 1994 - Converts from Pentecostal to Baptist and returns to preaching.
1997 - Comes in second in New York's mayoral primary with 32% of the vote.
1998 - Steven Pagones, the former assistant D.A. accused of raping Tawana Brawley, files a civil suit against Sharpton and others involved in the 1987 incident. A jury orders Sharpton to pay $65,000 for defamation.
1999 - Organizes a massive demonstration after the death of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed man killed by police outside his Bronx apartment.
2001 - Is sentenced to 90 days in jail for trespassing on U.S. Navy property during a protest of military training activities on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, where he fasted for 43 days.
April 22, 2003 - Formally announces his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president.
2003-2004 - Participates in multiple Democratic presidential debates.
August 2003 - Is sued by a New York city travel agency for allegedly using fake credit card information.
December 6, 2003 - Hosts NBC's "Saturday Night Live."
March 15, 2004 - Backs John Kerry while remaining in the Democratic presidential race as a nominal candidate.
May 13, 2004 - Is ordered by the Federal Election Commission to repay $100,000 in public matching funds he received in 2004 for his presidential bid.
June 30, 2004 - Announces that he will host "I Hate My Job," a reality show on Spike TV.
July 28, 2004 - Addresses the Democratic National Convention in Boston.
November 2, 2005 - Speaks at the funeral of Rosa Parks.
September 20, 2007 - Leads several thousand people in a protest through Jena, Louisiana, in support of the "Jena Six," a group of teens charged with beating a white classmate.
October 8, 2008 - Is convicted of two counts of disorderly conduct stemming from an arrest at a May 2008 protest.
February 22, 2009 - Asks the city government to put pressure on the New York Post for a President Obama cartoon he says was racist. Meets with the FCC to oppose waivers granted to New York Post owner Rupert Murdoch.
April 23, 2009 - Is fined $285,000 by the FEC, alleging he received hundreds of thousands of dollars in private funds. It is later found that his National Action Network gave hundreds of thousands of dollars towards his campaign that should have been covered by his election committee.
May 16, 2009 - On the 55th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Sharpton and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich come together at the White House to announce they will be working together to explore how the educational gap between races and classes can be fixed.
June 20, 2009 - Meets with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to discuss allegations of racial profiling when arrests have been made.
September 3, 2009 - Delivers eulogy at Michael Jackson's funeral.
August 28, 2010 - Speaks at the "Reclaim the Dream" Rally in D.C.
August 29, 2011 - Sharpton's new show on MSNBC, "PoliticsNation," premieres.