Mustafa born in Salonika.

Mustafa enters the Military Preparatory School in Salonika and is
given the second name "Kemal" by his teacher.

Mustafa Kemal enters the Military High School at Manastir.

Mustafa Kemal enters the infantry class of the Military Academy in

Mustafa Kemal graduates from the Military Academy and goes on to the 
General Staff College.

January 11, 1905 
Mustafa Kemal graduates from the General Staff College with the rank of
Staff Captain and is posted to the Fifth Army, based in Damascus.

October 1906
Mustafa Kemal and his friends from the secret society
"Fatherland and Freedom." in Damascus.

September 1907
Mustafa Kemal transferred to Third Army and goes to Salonika.

September 13, 1911
Mustafa Kemal transferred to General Staff in Istanbul.

January 9, 1912
Mustafa Kemal successfully leads the Tobruk offensive in Libya.

November 25, 1912
Mustafa Kemal appointed Director of Operations. Mediterranean Straits
Special Forces.

October 27, 1913
Mustafa Kemal appointed Military Attache in Sofia.

April 25, 1915
Allies land at Ariburnu and Mustafa Kemal stops their progress with his

August 9, 1915
Mustafa Kemal appointed Commander, Anafartalar Group.

April 1, 1916
Mustafa Kemal promoted Brigadier-General.

August 6-7, 1916
Mustafa Kemal wins Bitlis and Mus back from the enemy.

October 31, 1918
Mustafa Kemal becomes Commander, Lightning Group of Armies.

April 30, 1919
Mustafa Kemal appointed Inspector of 9th . Army based in Erzurum with wide

May 16, 1919
Mustafa Kemal leaves Istanbul.

May 19, 1919
Mustafa Kemal lands in Samsun.

July 8, 1919
Mustafa Kemal resigns from the post of Inspector of 3rd . Army and from
the army. 

July 23, 1919
Mustafa Kemal elected Chairman of Erzurum Congress.

September 4, 1919
Mustafa Kemal elected Chairman of Sivas Congress.

December 27, 1919
Mustafa Kemal arrives in Ankara with the Excutive Committee.

April 23, 1920
Mustafa Kemal opens the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara.

May 11, 1920
Mustafa Kemal is condemned to death by the government in Istanbul. 

August 5, 1921
Mustafa Kemal appointed Commander-in-Chief by the Grand National Assembly.

August 23, 1921
The battle of Sakarya begins with Turkish troops led by Mustafa Kemal.

September 19, 1921
The Grand National Assembly gives Mustafa Kemal the rank of Marshal and
the title Gazi (Victor).

August 26, 1922
Gazi Mustafa Kemal begins to lead the Great Offensive from the hill of

August 30, 1922
Gazi Mustafa Kemal Pasa wins the battle of Dumlupinar.

September 10, 1922
Gazi Mustafa Kemal enters Izmir.

November 1, 1922
The Grand National Assembly accepts Gazi Mustafa Kemal's proposal to
abolish the Sultanate. 

January 14, 1923
Mustafa Kemal's mother Zübeyde Hanim dies in Izmir.

October 29, 1923
Proclamation of the Turkish Republic and Gazi Mustafa Kemal is elected
First President.

August 24, 1924
Gazi Mustafa Kemal wears a hat for the first time at Sarayburnu in

August 9, 1928
Gazi Mustafa Kemal speaks at Sarayburnu on the new Turkish Alphabet.

April 12, 1931 
Gazi Mustafa Kemal founds the Turkish Historical Society.

July 12, 1932
Gazi Mustafa Kemal founds the Turkish Linguistic Society.

June 16, 1934
The Grand National Assembly passes a law granting Gazi Mustafa Kemal the
surname "Atatürk". 

November 10, 1938
Atatürk dies.