1983 - Founds the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
August 19, 1996 - Is nominated as the Green Party's candidate for president.
November 1996 - Receives 685,000 votes ( .71%) in the presidential election.
June 25, 2000 - Is again nominated as the Green Party candidate for president.
November 2000 - Receives 2.8 million votes in the 2000 presidential election, approximately 2.75% of the vote. Is on the ballot in 33 states and DC as the Green Party candidate and is listed as an Independent on the ballots of eight states.
January 2001 - Establishes the League of Fans, a sports reform and advocacy project.
February 22, 2004 - Announces he is running for president as an Independent.
August 9, 2004 - Two lawsuits are filed in Pennsylvania on behalf of Democratic voters challenging Nader's petitions to get on Pennsylvania's ballot, alleging that thousands of the signatures are forged or fictitious.
October 13, 2004 - A state court removes Nader from the Pennsylvania's presidential ballot, citing thousands of fraudulent signatures.
November 2, 2004 - Gets 411,304 votes (1%) in the presidential election. Is on the ballot in 34 states and the District of Columbia.
January 2005 - A judge orders Nader and his running mate, Peter Camejo, to pay over $80,000 in legal fees incurred by a group who challenged Nader's petitions to get on the Pennsylvania ballot.
October 30, 2007 - Sues the Democratic National Committee, the Kerry-Edwards campaign, the PAC America Coming Together and others in D.C. Superior Court, alleging that they conspired to keep him off the ballot in several states and from "taking votes away" from nominee John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
November 27, 2007 - Nader's D.C. Superior Court lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and others is moved to D.C. federal district court.
December 3, 2007 - Nader's D.C. federal district court case against the Democratic National Committee and others is dismissed by Judge Jennifer Anderson before the initial scheduling conference.
January 30, 2008 - Launches a presidential exploratory committee web site for the 2008 election.
February 24, 2008 - Nader announces that he is running for president as an Independent.
February 28, 2008 - Nader chooses former San Francisco Board of Supervisors president Matt Gonzalez as his running mate.
May 2008 - Nader files an administrative complaint with the Federal Election Commission against the Democratic National Committee and others that they "conspired to deny him and his running mate ballot access in numerous states as candidates for President and Vice President in the 2004 general election" which they say is against the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.
November 4, 2008 - Nader loses in presidential election with little to no impact on the electoral map.
November 2009 - Nader files a Superior Court lawsuit in Washington County, Maine against the Democratic National Committee, the Maine Democratic Party, the Kerry-Edwards campaign, and others alleging the defendants used illegal tactics to attempt to keep Nader off the ballot in Maine and other states.
June 11, 2010 - Nader loses his May 2008 complaint against the FEC and files charges against the Federal Election Commission in D.C. federal district court. [10-cv-00989]
November 16, 2010 - A judge in Maine dismisses a November 2009 lawsuit filed by Nader that accuses Democrats of conspiring to keep him off the ballot in the 2004 presidential race.
June 2011 - Relaunches the League of Fans, his sports reform project, and as part of an eleven-part sports manifesto, pledges to bring an antitrust suit against the Bowl Series Championship.
November 9, 2011 - Nader losses his June 2010 federal case against the FEC and files an appeal.
April 19, 2012 - Maine Supreme Judicial Court overturns the 2010 dismissal of the 2009 Superior Court lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and others.