Nov. 13, 1995: White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky has the first of 10 sexual encounters with President William Jefferson Clinton.
April 5, 1996: Lewinsky is removed from her White House job and transferred to a public affairs position at the Pentagon, where she meets Linda R. Tripp. Lewinsky confides in Tripp about her relationship with the president.
May 24, 1997: Lewinsky's relationship with Clinton ends.
August 1997: Tripp fears she may be called to testify in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Friend and agent Lucianne Goldberg suggests Tripp protect herself from possible perjury charges springing from her testimony by taping her conversations with Lewinsky.
Oct. 3, 1997: Tripp begins secretly taping her phone conversations with Lewinsky.
Nov. 24, 1997: Tripp learns from her attorney, Kirby Behre, that secretly taping in Maryland is illegal.
Dec. 12, 1997: Tripp secretly records conversation with Lewinsky despite knowing it is illegal in Maryland.
Dec. 22, 1997: Tripp again records a conversation with Lewinsky.
Jan. 12, 1998: Tripp contacts independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's office regarding her President Clinton-related conversations with Lewinsky. She hands over the tapes.
Jan. 15, 1998: Tripp tapes her final two conversations with Lewinsky, this time under the supervision of Starr's office.
Jan. 17, 1998: Tripp lawyer James Moody plays Dec. 22 recording for Newsweek reporters.
Jan. 21, 1998: The Lewinsky affair is revealed in the press.
Jan. 26, 1998: Howard County State's Attorney Marna McLendon, a Republican, says she will not open a criminal investigation of Tripp's taping.
Feb. 11, 1998: After charges of partisanship are leveled against her, McClendon decides to hand the case over to Maryland State Prosecutor Stephen Montanarelli, a Democrat.
July 7, 1998: Montanarelli announces that he has begun a Howard County grand jury investigation of Tripp for possible violations of Maryland wiretapping laws.
July 28, 1998: Starr grants Lewinsky immunity from prosecution in exchange for her testimony.
July 29, 1998: Tripp testifies under oath before a federal grand jury in Washington that she taped two conversations without Lewinsky's consent despite knowing it was illegal.
Sept. 9, 1998: Starr submits a report to Congress, citing 11 possible impeachment offenses.
Dec. 19, 1998: Clinton is impeached by the House.
Feb. 12, 1999: Clinton is acquitted by Senate.
June 16, 1999: Lewinsky is questioned about Tripp tapes by Montanarelli. Transcripts of her answers are given to the Howard County grand jury the following week.
July 30, 1999: Tripp is indicted by Howard County grand jury on one count of illegal interception of a phone conversation on
Dec. 22, 1997, and one count of illegal disclosure of the contents
of that conversation to Newsweek on Jan. 16 and 17, 1998.