Compiled by Whitney Smith and Victoria David
January 7, 2015
Two gunmen with claims to ISIS forced an entrance into the office of the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. This began a three-day terror spree that resulted in 17 deaths which ultimately stopped by a large police operation and two sieges.
March 10, 2015
Former Secretary of State and New York Senator Hillary Clinton addressed the press about her decision to use a personal email account and server during her time as the Secretary of State.
March 22, 2015
Texas senator Ted Cruz (R), announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in a tweet.
April 7, 2015
Kentucky senator Rand Paul (R) announced his candidacy for presidency on his website before a Louisville campaign rally.
April 12, 2015
Hillary Clinton (D) announced her second candidacy for the presidency by an email to her donors from campaign chairman John Podesta,.
April 13, 2015
Former Florida state representative and current senator, Marco Rubio (R) announced his candidacy for the presidency on a pre-campaign rally conference call with his donors.
April 25, 2015
More than 8,000 people died and more than 21,000 were injured as a magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Kathmandu, Nepal.
April 27, 2015
Following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American man who died in police custody, riots and protests broke out in Baltimore, Maryland leading to the injury of at least 20 police officers, 250 arrests, 285 to 350 damaged business, 150 vehicle fires, 60 structure fires, 27 drugstores looted, and the deployment of thousands of police, the Maryland Army National Guard, and a state of emergency for Baltimore.
April 30, 2015
Bernie Sanders (D), former Vermont representative and current senator, announced his candidacy to run for the Democratic nomination for president from a live Periscope announcement.
May 3, 2015
Retired Pediatric Neurosurgeon Ben Carson (R) announced his candidacy for the presidency in an interview with Sinclair Broadcasting.
May 4, 2015
Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina (R) officially announced her candidacy for the presidency on Good Morning America after months of television appearances indicating her intent to run.
May 5, 2015
Former Arkansas lieutenant governor, governor, and Fox News talk show host Mike Huckabee (R) announced his second candidacy for the presidency in Hope, Arkansas.
May 27, 2015
Former Pennsylvania representative and senator Rick Santorum (R) announced his second candidacy for the presidency in Butler, Pennsylvania.
May 28, 2015
George Pataki (R), former governor of New York, announced his bid for the presidency through a video posted to his campaign website.
May 30, 2015
Martin O’Malley (D), former governor of Maryland, announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in a speech at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
June 1, 2015
Former representative and current senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham (R), announced his candidacy for the presidency from Central, South Carolina.
June 3, 2015
Lincoln Chafee (D), former governor and Rhode Island senator, announced his candidacy for the presidency at George Mason University.
June 4, 2015
Former Texas state representative, agriculture commissioner, lieutenant governor, and governor, Rick Perry (R), announced his second candidacy for the presidency through a campaign video posted to his website.
June 15, 2015
Former governor of Florida Jeb Bush (R), announced his candidacy for the presidency at Miami-Dade College.
June 16, 2015
Real estate developer Donald Trump (R) announced his candidacy for the presidency from Trump Tower in New York City.
June 17, 2015
Nine people were shot and killed by a white man in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina in what authorities deemed as a hate crime.
June 22, 2015
Physician and activist Jill Stein (G), who claimed the Green Party nomination in 2012, announced her candidacy for the Green Party’s presidential nomination during an appearance on Democracy Now!
June 24, 2015
Former Louisiana representative and current governor, Bobby Jindal (R), announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for presidency.
June 26, 2015
The United States Supreme Court ruled the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage in a 5-to-4 vote.
June 30, 2015
Former United States Attorney and current governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie (R), announced his candidacy for the presidency at his alma mater, Livingston High School.
July 2, 2015
Jim Webb (D), former Virginia Senator and secretary of the Navy, announced his candidacy to run for the presidency through an email to supporters.
July 13, 2015
Former Wisconsin assemblyman, Milwaukee County Executive, and current governor, Scott Walker (R) announced his candidacy for the presidency in Milwaukee.
July 14, 2015
The Iran Nuclear Deal was signed in Geneva by representatives from the China, European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States with the agreement that Iran would reduce its amount of nuclear materials in exchange for the lifting of heavy sanctions with origins dating back to 1979.
July 16, 2015
Five were killed in a one day series of shootings on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee by a local Chattanooga man. The attacks were deemed to have been motivated by propaganda of foreign terrorist organizations.
July 21, 2015
Former Ohio state senator, representative, and current governor, John Kasich (R) announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination at Ohio State University.
July 30, 2015
Jim Gilmore (R), former Virginia attorney general and governor, announced his campaign for the presidency by releasing an online video.
August 6, 2015
The first Republican debate was hosted by Fox News consisting of a primetime debate featuring the top ten candidates: Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and John Kasich. The secondary debate began four hours prior and featured candidates: Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore.
Primetime debate spotlight landed on Donald Trump as other candidates attempted to fight to be the centers of attention while Carly Fiorina was declared winner of secondary debate.
Closely following the debate, Trump found himself in the center of discussion after insulting moderator and host of Fox News’ The Kelly File Megyn Kelly’s pressed him on issues such as his treatment of women and his loyalty to the GOP. This instance marked the beginning of a public feud between Trump and Kelly that spanned throughout the primaries.
September 6, 2015
Lawrence Lessig (D), professor at Harvard Law School, announced his intent to run for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in Claremont, New Hampshire after raising $1 million in less than four weeks.
September 11, 2015
Rick Perry suspended presidential campaign.
September 16, 2015
The next Republican debate was Ronald Regan Presidential Library with a main debate between the top ten candidates: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, John Kasich, and Chris Christie. A secondary debate featuring candidates Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Lindsey Graham aired two hours before the main debate.
September 21, 2015
Scott Walker ended his candidacy for the presidency.
September 25, 2015
Republican Speaker of the House Jon Boehner announced his resignation.
October 13, 2015
The first Democratic debate took place in Las Vegas, Nevada featuring candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee.
October 20, 2015
Jim Webb withdrew Democratic bid for presidency and said he would consider the independent bid during speech at the National Press Club.
October 23, 2015
Lincoln Chafee withdraws bid to become President.
October 28, 2015
Another round of Republican debates featured candidates with at least 2.5% in CNBC polls for the main debate which were Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, and John Kasich. The secondary debate aired two hours earlier and featured candidates with at least 1% in the same polls such as Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Lindsey Graham.
October 29, 2015
Republican Paul Ryan age 45 of Wisconsin became the youngest Speaker of the House in nearly 150 years.
November 2, 2015
Lawrence Lessig suspended his presidential campaign.
November 10, 2015
Another round of Republican debates featured Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, and Rand Paul for the main debate, and candidates Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum for the earlier secondary debate.
November 13, 2015
A series of coordinated terrorist attacks claimed by ISIS struck Paris killing 130 and injuring 368 civilians.
November 14, 2015
Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley took the stage at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa for a debate largely centered on the prior day’s terrorist attacks in Paris.
November 17, 2015
Bobby Jindal suspended his presidential bid.
December 2, 2015
A terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California at the Inland Regional Center left 14 people dead and 22 seriously injured after a married couple executed a mass shooting and attempted bombing.
December 5, 2015
Republican candidates once again took the debate stage with higher polling averages to separate the main debate candidates from the secondary. The main debate featured Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Rand Paul while the secondary debate featured Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki.
December 19, 2015
The next Democratic debate took place in Manchester, New Hampshire with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley.
December 21, 2015
Lindsey Graham ended his bid for the Republican nomination.
December 29, 2015
George Pataki ended his presidential campaign through a post on Twitter.
January 6, 2016
Gary Johnson (L), former governor of New Mexico, announced his second candidacy for the presidency and his first candidacy for the Libertarian nomination in an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox Business News.
January 14, 2016
The top six Republican candidates in national polls with the addition of any candidate in the top five Iowa or New Hampshire polls took the stage for the main debate which was Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich. The remaining candidates, Carley Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum comprised the secondary debate.
January 17, 2016
The remaining three Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley took the debate stage in Charleston, South Carolina.
January 28, 2016
Another Fox News Republican debate took place in Des Moines, Iowa with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Rand Paul for the main debate, and candidates Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Jim Gilmore for the secondary debate. Donald Trump qualified for the main debate, but chose not to participate.
February 1, 2016
Iowa caucus results: Hillary Clinton won the Democrat ticket, and Ted Cruz won the Republican ticket.
Martin O’Malley suspended his presidential campaign.
Mike Huckabee suspended his presidential campaign.
February 3, 2016
Rand Paul ended presidential campaign.
Rick Santorum ended campaign and endorsed Marco Rubio.
The remaining two Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took the debate stage again in an MSNBC sponsored debate from the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
February 6, 2016
Republican candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and John Kasich met for a debate hosted by ABC News and IJReview in Manchester, New Hampshire.
February 9, 2016
New Hampshire Primary results: Bernie Sanders won the Democrat ticket, and Donald Trump won the Republican ticket.
February 10, 2016
Chris Christie announced his campaign suspension in a Facebook post after finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary.
Carly Fiorina suspended her campaign after finishing with only 4% of the New Hampshire vote.
February 11, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders met for a debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin hosted by PBS.
February 12, 2016
Jim Gilmore ended his presidential campaign.
February 13, 2016
CBS News hosted a debate for Republican candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, and John Kasich at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the first Italian-American appointed to the Court and the last justice appointed by President Ronald Reagan, died at age 79 on a ranch in Marfa, Texas.
February 20, 2016
Nevada caucus and South Carolina results: Hillary Clinton won for Democrats, and Donald Trump won for Republicans.
Jeb Bush suspended campaign during a speech in South Carolina after only 7.8% of votes in the state’s primary.
February 25, 2016
Republican candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Ben Carson met for a debate in Houston, Texas.
March 1, 2016
Hillary Clinton won: Alabama, Arkansas, Alaska, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
Bernie Sanders won: Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Vermont
Donald Trump won: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia, and Vermont
Ted Cruz won: Alaska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming
Marco Rubio won: Minnesota
March 3, 2016
Republican presidential nominee of 2012 Mitt Romney delivered a speech denouncing Donald Trump and encouraging Republicans to back another GOP candidate to defeat Hillary Clinton.
Remaining Republican candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich took the stage for a Fox News hosted debate in Ford Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
March 4, 2016
Ben Carson announced end to his bid for presidency.
March 5, 2016
Hillary Clinton won: Kentucky and Louisiana
Bernie Sanders won: Kansas, Nebraska, Maine, and Michigan
Donald Trump won: Kentucky and Louisiana
Ted Cruz won: Kansas and Maine
March 6, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders met for CNN hosted debate in Flint, Michigan.
March 8, 2016
Hillary Clinton won: Mississippi
Bernie Sanders won: Idaho and Michigan
Donald Trump won: Hawaii, Michigan, and Mississippi
Ted Cruz won: Idaho
March 9, 2016
Another Democratic debate featuring Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took place in Miami, Florida.
March 10, 2016
Final four Republican candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich took to the debate stage in Miami, Florida.
March 12, 2016
Marco Rubio won the D.C. Republican caucus.
March 15, 2016
Hillary Clinton won: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio
Donald Trump won: Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, and Missouri
John Kasich won: Ohio
Marco Rubio suspended his presidential campaign after losing in his home state to Donald Trump by 18.7%.
March 22, 2016
33 died in a series of bombings in a Brussels airport and subway station as an act of terrorism credited to ISIS.
Hillary Clinton won: Arizona
Bernie Sanders won: Utah
Donald Trump won: Arizona
Ted Cruz won: Utah
March 25, 2016
Ted Cruz won Wyoming Republican primary.
March 26, 2016
Bernie Sanders won Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington Democratic primaries.
April 1, 2016
The first Libertarian debate aired on the Stossel Show featuring candidates Gary Johnson, John McAfee, and Austin Petersen.
April 5, 2016
Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz won Wisconsin.
April 9, 2016
Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming Democratic primary.
April 14, 2016
Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off for a final debate before the primaries in Brooklyn, New York.
April 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton won: Connecticut, Delaware,Maryland, and Pennsylvania
Bernie Sanders won: Rhode Island
Donald Trump won: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
May 3, 2016
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won Indiana primaries.
Ted Cruz announced decision to drop out of race in Indianapolis after losing to Donald Trump in the Indiana Republican Primary by 16.7%.
May 4, 2016
John Kasich ended his presidential bid after only winning the primary in his home state, leaving Donald Trump as the only Republican candidate left in the race.
May 10, 2016
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won Nebraska and West Virginia primaries.
May 17, 2016
Hillary Clinton won: Kentucky
Bernie Sanders won: Oregon
Donald Trump won: Oregon
May 24, 2016
Donald Trump won the Washington Republican primary.
May 29, 2016
Gary Johnson won the Libertarian nomination for the presidency from the convention in Orlando, Florida.
June 3, 2016
Olympic athlete, boxer, and activist, Muhammad Ali died at age 74 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
June 7, 2016
Hillary Clinton won: California, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota
Bernie Sanders won: Montana and North Dakota
Donald Trump won: California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota
June 12, 2016
An early morning attack lead by an ISIS-inspired 29-year-old at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. left 49 dead and 53 wounded in the largest mass shooting in United States history.
June 14, 2016
Hillary Clinton won the DC Democratic primary.
June 15, 2016
Jill Stein reaches the necessary number of delegates for the Green nomination, she becomes presumptive nominee
July 5, 2016
The FBI says it will not recommend prosecution on Hillary Clinton about her use of private email servers while secretary of state.
July 12, 2016
Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton.
July 15, 2016
Donald Trump chooses Indiana governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate.
July 18–21, 2016
Republican National Convention is held in Cleveland, Ohio. Donald Trump and Mike Pence are formally nominated by the party’s state delegations.
July 21, 2016
Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination. He gives a particularly dark and alarming speech, one of the longest in the history of republican conventions. Ted Cruz is booed by delegates after not endorsing Trump.
July 22, 2016
Hillary Clinton announces former Virginian governor Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate.
July 23, 2016
Wikileaks leaks 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee. It reveals a systematic bias against Bernie Sanders from the Democratic Party leadership, leading to the resignation of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
July 25–28, 2016
Democratic National Convention is held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are formally nominated for President and Vice President. On July 28, Hillary Clinton accepts the nomination from the Democratic Party, becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major party in U.S. history.
August 1, 2016
Jill Stein (Green Party) announces Ajamu Baraka, Human rights activist, as her vice presidential running mate. On the same day, Sally Bradshaw, a longtime aid to Jeb Bush, says that if Florida looks close, she will vote for Hillary Clinton in order to defeat Trump.
August 4, 2016
Gordon Humphrey, a former US Republican senator from New Hampshire, says he may reluctantly vote for Hillary Clinton, but only if it’s a close contest.
August 4–7, 2016
Green National Convention is held in Houston, Texas. Jill Stein is chosen as the party’s presidential nominee and Ajamu Baraka as the party’s vice presidential nominee.
August 8, 2016
Evan McMullin (former chief policy director for the House Republican Conference and former CIA operations officer) announces his presidential candidacy as an independent.
August 10, 2016
Released emails show State Department ties with Clinton Foundation. On the same day, Chris Shays, a moderate Republican U.S. representative from Connecticut who lost his seat in 2008, endorses Hillary Clinton.
September 1, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Parma, Ohio.
September 7, 2016
Arrest warrants are issued for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka for trespass and vandalism during a North Dakota protest.
September 9 & 10, 2016
Clinton says she regrets having called half of Trump’ supporters “a basket of deplorable” on September 9.
September 11, 2016
Hillary Clinton has to leave the September 11 memorial ceremony in New York City after having fainted because of her pneumonia.
September 13, 2016
President Obama supports and defends Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia.
September 15, 2016
Russia accuses the US of covering up opposition violations of the cease-fire (signed on September 12) in Syria.
September 16, 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally in support of Hillary Clinton at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In the morning, Trump had admitted that “President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period”. On the same day, the White House says it is deeply concerned that the Syrian government blocks humanitarian help.
September 17, 2016
US-led coalition airstrikes mistakenly kill 62 Syrian regime soldiers at Deir al Zor airport, while targeting ISIS positions.
September 17 & 18, 2016
Four bombings or bombing attempts happen in Seaside Park, New Jersey; Manhattan, New York; and Elizabeth, New Jersey.
September 18, 2016
Ahmad Khan Rahami is identified as a suspect in all of the incidents. He is captured after a shootout in Linden, New Jersey.
September 19, 2016
The same day, the Syrian military declares the ceasefire over. Syrian or Russian aircraft strike an aid convoy near Aleppo, reportedly killing 12 people.
September 26, 2016
First presidential general election debate is held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Hillary Clinton, more prepared than Trump, takes the upper hand. Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and vice-presidential candidate Cheri Honkala are arrested as they attempted to enter the presidential debate site.
September 28, 2016
John Warner, a former Virginia senator and former secretary of the Navy, is endorsing Hillary Clinton. Still popular in Virginia, this endorsement should help Clinton in Virginia.
October 4, 2016
Vice-Presidential debate takes place between senator Tim Kaine and governor Mike Pence at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
Whitney Smith is a summer assistant at TransAtlantic Magazine. She is a senior at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. and majors in journalism and political science.
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