Timeline By jar0dthe1 Jul 18, 1918 Nelson Mandela was born. Jan 1, 1942 Mandela joins the ANC (African National Congress). Mar 29, 1961 Mandela is arrested and aquitted for treason. Apr 8, 1961 Thhe ANC (African National Congress) was banned. Aug 5, 1962 Mandela is arrested for opposition to the white government and other reasons. Feb 16, 1964 The government brought higher charges to Mandela, including sbatoge, high treason, and conspiracy to overthrow the government. Feb 11, 1990 Mandela is released from prison. Dec 10, 1993 Mandela is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Apr 27, 1994 Mandela was elected president.