Nelson Mandela By weeps63 Period: Feb 1, 1910 to Feb 1, 2013 Nelson Mandela Jul 18, 1918 He was born Nelson Mandela was born in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Feb 1, 1919 Nelsons father loses land A man comes and takes nelsons fathers land from him. Feb 1, 1925 Attends school Attends primary school near Qunu. A teacher gives him the name Nelson. Feb 2, 1942 Attends meetings Nelson begins to attend African National Congress (ANC) meetings informally. Feb 1, 1943 ANC Nelson Mandela joins the African National Congress as an activist. Feb 2, 1951 Elected president Nelson is elected President of the ANCYL. Dec 5, 1956 Treason? Nelson Mandela was accused of cospiring to overthrow the South African government he was charged with treason but it was never proved. Feb 2, 1958 Family Nelson gets married to Nomzamo "Winnie" Madikizela, a social worker, and the couple have two children. Their marriage ended in separation in April 1992 and divorce in March 1996. Feb 2, 1961 Call To Arms Nelson issues a call to arms and becomes the ANC leader of the newly formed Umkhontoat guerrilla movement at the All-In African Conference. Jan 11, 1962 Leaves Country Nelson leaves the country for military training and to garner support for the ANC. Aug 5, 1962 Caught Nelson was arrested after living on the run for seventeen months and was imprisoned in the Johannesburg Fort. Jun 12, 1964 Prison!!! Nelson Mandela and eight other accused members were sentenced to life imprisonment. Aug 12, 1988 Tuberculosis Nelson is admitted to Tygerberg Hospital and is diagnosed with Tuberculosis. Feb 1, 1991 Released In 1991 Nelson Mandela was released from prison after spending 27 years in a smalll confined cell. Dec 1, 1993 Award In December 1993 Nelson Mandela was awarded the nobel PIece Prize. Feb 1, 1994 South Africa Constitution Nelson Mandela decides to sighn the new constitution of South Africa. Apr 26, 1994 Presidency Free Elections where black South Africans are allowed to vote for the first time. Nelson Mandela runs for President Dec 1, 2003 Geneva Accords Nelson Mandela participated in the sighning of the Geneva Accords for Peace in the Middle East. Jun 1, 2004 Retires Nelson declares that he is retiring at the age of 85. Dec 1, 2012 Sick Nelson Mandela spent three weeks in the hospital to recover from a lung infection. His longest stay in an area since he was released from prison.