1934 — Immigrated with his family to British Mandate Palestine.
1940 — Was among the founders of Kibbutz Alumot.
1948 — Israeli independence; Peres is appointed head of Israel's navy.
1959 — Peres was responsible for the construction of a nuclear reactor in Dimona. Israel becomes a nuclear power.
1976 — Defense minister during the Entebbe operation that rescued Israeli hostages in Uganda.
1994 — Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin.
1995 — When Rabin is assassinated, Peres becomes prime minister for a second time.
2013 — Peres turns 90, and is serenaded by Barbra Streisand.
2014 — His term as president ends; he does a funny YouTube video, "So Now What?", that depicts him trying out various jobs, including pizza deliveryman and airport security guard.
2016 — Dies on Sept. 28, 2016, two weeks after suffering a stroke.