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FEB. 25, 1990: Terri Schiavo has a heart attack, temporarily cutting off oxygen to her brain.

JANUARY 1993: A jury awards Schiavo and her husband, Michael, $1-million in a malpractice trial against doctors who treated Terri Schiavo in 1992.

FEB. 14, 1993: Michael Schiavo and Terri Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, have a falling out.

JULY 29, 1993: The Schindlers file a petition to have Michael Schiavo removed as Terri's guardian.

SEPT. 15, 1994: The guardianship case is dismissed.

MAY 1998: Michael Schiavo files a petition to remove his wife's feeding tube, saying she would not want to be kept on life support.

FEB. 11, 2000: Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge George Greer rules the feeding tube can be removed.

MARCH 28, 2000: The Schindlers ask the 2nd District Court of Appeal to overturn Greer's decision.

JAN. 24, 2001: The 2nd District Court of Appeal upholds Greer's decision.

MARCH 29, 2001: Greer rules Schiavo feeding tube can be removed at 1 p.m. April 20.

APRIL 26, 2001: Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Frank Quesada orders doctors to resume feeding Schiavo while the Schindlers pursue a lawsuit against Michael Schiavo. The suit, later dismissed, accuses him of committing perjury when he said his wife did not want to be kept on life support.

NOV. 22, 2002: Greer rules that no current medicine can revive Schiavo and orders the feeding tube removed Jan. 3.

DEC. 13, 2002: Greer delays the feeding tube removal so the Schindlers can appeal.

JUNE 6, 2003: The 2nd District Court of Appeal rejects the new appeal.

SEPT. 17, 2003: Greer orders the feeding tube removed at 2 p.m. on Oct. 15.

OCT. 13: Right-to-life advocates begin an around-the-clock vigil, urging Gov. Jeb Bush to intervene.

OCT. 15: Schiavo's feeding tube is removed.

OCT. 21: The Legislature, in emergency session, passes a law to overturn the court ruling, allowing Bush to order Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted. Michael Schiavo sues, challenging Terri's Law.

OCT. 31: Pinellas-Pasco Chief Judge David Demers appoints Dr. Jay Wolfson, a University of South Florida professor, as Schiavo's guardian and asks for a recommendation.

NOV. 14: Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Douglas Baird call's Terri's Law intrusive and "presumptively unconstitutional."

DEC. 2: Wolfson reports that "competent, well-documented information" shows Schiavo is in a persistent vegetative state with little hope of recovery.

MARCH 29: Michael Schiavo bars the Schindlers from seeing their daughter, saying puncture marks were found on Terri Schiavo's arm after a visit from her parents.

JUNE 4: Greer rules the Schindlers can resume visiting their daughter after Clearwater police clear them of any wrongdoing.

JUNE 16: The Florida Supreme Court agrees to decide whether Terri's Law is constitutional.

AUG. 31: Bush's lawyers argue before the Supreme Court that the governor has the power to step in to protect the rights of a disabled adult when her own wishes are in doubt. Michael Schiavo's attorney calls the law an illegal power grab by lawmakers.

THURSDAY: The Florida Supreme Court strikes down Terri's Law.

Compiled by Times researcher Kitty Bennett from Times files.