September 7, 1963 - Eric Wright, a.k.a. Eazy-E was born in Compton
Winter 1979 - Eazy-E drops out of high school in 10th grade. He later returned to receive his GED.
March 3, 1987 - Eazy-E meets Jerry Heller at a record-pressing plant in Hollywood. Heller hears a sample of Eazy-E's music and the two become partners, launching Ruthless Records.
March 1987 - Eazy-E discovers D.O.C., signs him to a Ruthless/Atlantic Records deal and brings him out on tour with N.W.A.
November 1987- N.W.A. with members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and Arabian Prince, Starts a 14-date national tour on the bill with UTFO, Salt & Pepa and Heavy D.
July 1988 - Ruthless Records cuts a deal with Atco Records to distibute products by JJ Fad and Michel'le
August 1988 - N.W.A. releases "Straight Outta Compton", which eventually sells more than 3 million units
September 1988 - - MTV refuses to air the video for "Straight Outta Compton, "claiming the clip, a re-creation of a police gang sweep of black teens, "glorified violence"
September 1988 - - Eazy-E releases solo project "Eazy Duz It, " which eventually sells more than 2.5 million copies.
June 19, 1989 - Members of N.W.A. are arrested for performing "Fuck Tha Police" on stage.
August 6, 1989 - Members of N.W.A. are briefly detained by Detroit police after chanting a few lines from "Fuck Tha Police" in concert
August 20, 1989 - D.O.C. falls asleep while behind the wheel of a car he gets into a serious accident. He loses his voice as a result of the accident
August 1989 - A woman, 16, says she was raped after a concert in Birmingham, Ala. In a later civil suit she claims she had a daughter as a result of being raped by N.W.A. member Lorenzo "MC Ren" Patterson on a tour bus after the concert.
September 1989 - FBI sends a letter to ruthless Records, warning the group that the agency didn't take kindly to the single "Fuck Tha Police"
January 1990 - Ice Cube leaves N.W.A. over finacial disputes
March 26 1990 - Tennesse District Attourney Joe Baugh rules that N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton" and 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" violates the Tennessee obscenity laws
August 1990 - N.W.A releases "100 MILES AND RUNNIN" EP, which eventually sells more than 500, 000 copies.
September 1990 - WaxWorks, a 110-store, Kentucky basedretail chain, pulls 100 Miles and Runnin from its store shelves and refuses to sell it due to its explicit references to oral sex and gang violence.
November 1990 - Fox TV rap video show "Pump it up" runs a segment on N.W.A in which it crosscut between members of the group badmouthing Ice Cube and a interview Ice Cube saying bad things about them.
January 27, 1991 - Dre runs into "Pump it up" host Dee Barnes at a record release party in Los Angeles and gets into a physical confrintation with her.
Febuary 1991 - Barnes files criminal charges against Dre for "assault and battery" and files a $22.7 million lawsuit against Dre and the members of N.W.A. The civil case is eventually settled outside of court.
May 29, 1991 - N.W.A releases "Efil4zaggin", which eventually sells more then 1 million copies. Debuts at No.2 on the pop chart.
June 22, 1991 - "Efil4zaggin" becomes the first gangsta rap album to reach No.1 on the Billboard charts.
June 1991 - Irish singer Sinead O'Conner, after originally aggreeively defending N.W.A, tells British music magazine "New Musical Express" that N.W.A's "attitudes have become increasingly dangerous". O'Conner also said "the way they deal with women is pathetic".
Summer 1991 - N.W.A breaks up.
August 1991 - Eazy-E files a state court complaint against Dr.Dre, DeatRow Records executive Marion "Suge" Knight and rap artist D.O.C. that alleges the defendents used "duress" and "menace" to get Eazy-E to void his exclusive contracts with Dre and the D.O.C. The case is still pending.
October 1992 - Ruthless Records sues Dr. Dre's Death Row Records and accuses Dre's label of racketeering. The suit gets dismissed on Aug.9, 1993. It is under appeal.
November 1992 - Dr. Dre releases "Dre Day, " a video where he shows an Eazy-E likeness in a disparaging light.
December 1992 - Eazy-E releases solo EP "5150 Home For Tha Sick, Which has sold more than 500, 000 copies.
April 1993 - Amid a swirl of controversy, Eazy-E publicly speaks out in support of Timothy Briseno, one of the police officers who was video taped beating Rodney King.
May 1993 - Houston-based rapper Willie Dee, formerly of the Getto Boys, tells the Los Angeles Times in a interview that "Eazy-E is a sellout, " for supporting Briseno.
August 1993 - Relitivity Records signs a deal with Ruthless Records to promote, market and distribute Ruthless artist.
October 26, 1993 - Eazy-E releases second solo album "It's on(Dr.Dre)187um Killa, " which eventually sell more than 1.5 million copies. The album contains repeated references to Dr.Dre and shows Dre on the album's inner sleeve wearing eye shadow, lipstick and sequins.
Winter 1993 - Eazy-E pays $2, 500 to attend a fund-raising luncheon for the Republic Inner Circle, where George Bush spoke.
Winter 1993 - Eazy-E ordered to pay child support of $58, 000 a year for a girl he fathered in Nebraska.
April 1994 - Eazy-E starts hosting "The Ruthless Radio Show" at Los Angeles radio station KKBT (The Beat) on Saturday nights with former N.W.A. member Yella.
October 14, 1994 - Members of the rap act Po' Broke & Lonely sue Eazy-E, claiming Ruthless Records interfered with their ability to negotiate with other labels.
Febuary 24, 1995 - Eazy-E is hospitalized for what he believes to be a case of chronic asthma.
March 16, 1995 - Through attourney Ron Sweeney Eazy-E releases a statement, disclosing he has contracted full-blown AIDS. In this statement, Eazy-E also says that he has fathered 7children with 6 different women
March 1995 - Eazy-E marries Tomika Wood, with whom he had a son, Dominick, In his statement Eazy-E says that both Wood and Dominick have tested negative for HIV
March 26, 1995 - Eazy-E dies aty Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 31.The cause was complications from AIDS, according to his doctor, Dr. Williams Young