December 15, 1974 - Resigns from the Knesset to return to the army.
June 1, 1975- April 1, 1976 - Yitzhak Rabin's military adviser.
June 20, 1977- August 5, 1981 - Minister of Agriculture under Prime Minister Menachem Begin
August 5, 1981- February 11, 1983 - Defense Minister.
February 8, 1983 - A report is released about Israel's role in the September 1982 Sabra and Shatilla refugee camp massacres in Lebanon, finding Sharon indirectly responsible for the events, because his forces did not stop the Christian Phalangist militia group who carried out the murders of hundreds of Arabs. This report is the impetus for Sharon's resignation as defense minister.
1984-1985 - Sharon files a libel suit against Time, Inc. and its subsidiary Time-Life International for an article implying he had foreknowledge and had held greater responsibility for the massacre at the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps. The jury finds Time guilty of defamation but not guilty of malice. Time prints a retraction admitting Sharon's lack of foreknowledge; restoring Sharon's reputation.
September 13, 1984- February 18, 1990 - Minister of Trade and Industry
June 8, 1990- July 12, 1992 - Minister of Construction and Housing
June 18, 1996-October 9, 1998 - Minister of National Infrastructure.
October 9, 1998-March 5, 2001 - Minister of Foreign Affairs.
September 2, 1999 - Sharon is elected head of Israel's Likud party.
February 6, 2001 - Wins a special election for prime minister.
March 7, 2001- April 11, 2006 - Prime Minister of Israel.
March 28, 2001 - Orders air strikes against Palestinian security installations in his first significant military action since assuming office.
June 28, 2001 - Sharon and Yasser Arafat approve a timeline for bringing a halt to Israeli-Palestinian violence and resuming peace talks.
May 13, 2002 - Defying Sharon, the Likud Party votes in favor of a resolution to never allow the creation of a Palestinian state.
October 31, 2002 - All six ministers in Sharon's cabinet belonging to the Israeli Labor Party resign. Labor Party members of the Knesset vote against Sharon's 2003 budget.
November 28, 2002 - Defeats Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for control of the Likud party in a primary election.
January 28, 2003 - Sharon is re-elected to his second term as prime minister.
May 29, 2003 - Sharon meets face-to-face with the newly elected Prime Minister of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas.
June 4, 2003 - Mahmoud Abbas, President Bush, Jordanian King Abdullah II and Sharon discuss the Middle East "road map" in Aqaba, Jordan.
September 17, 2005 - Plans are announced for Mahmoud Abbas and Sharon to meet.
November 21, 2005 - Resigns from the right-wing Likud party.
November 24, 2005 - Registers his new political party under the name Kadima, Hebrew for "Forward."
December 18, 2005 - Suffers a minor stroke.