1991 - Begins campaigning for the presidency.
June 3, 1992 - Clinton plays the saxophone on the Arsenio Hall Show.
November 3, 1992 - Is elected president, defeating George H. W. Bush and H. Ross Perot.
January 20, 1993 - Is sworn in as the 42nd president.
November 30, 1993 - Signs into law the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. The bill requires background checks and a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases.
December 8, 1993 - Signs into law the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which takes effect on January 1, 1994.
May 6, 1994 - Paula Corbin Jones, a former Arkansas state employee, files a federal civil lawsuit in Little Rock, Ar., accusing Clinton of making "persistent and continuous" unwanted sexual advances toward her during a business conference in May 1991, when Clinton was the governor of Arkansas.
November 5, 1996 - Clinton is elected to a second term, the first Democratic president re-elected since FDR.
February 25, 1997 - The White House releases documents from 1995 that show Clinton had approved of plans to reward Democratic Party donors with overnight stays in the Lincoln Bedroom.
January 17, 1998 - During a videotaped deposition by Paula Jones's lawyers, Clinton denies a sexual relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
January 21, 1998 - The story breaks in the press. The allegations come to light after Kenneth W. Starr, the Whitewater independent counsel, learns of audiotapes on which Lewinsky describes the alleged affair and cover-up to a confidante, Linda Tripp.
January 26, 1998 - Clinton declares, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
February 2, 1998 - President Clinton signs the first balanced budget since 1969.
August 6, 1998 - Lewinsky testifies before the grand jury about her relationship with President Clinton.
August 17, 1998 - Clinton testifies before the grand jury and admits having "inappropriate intimate contact" with Lewinsky, but says it did not constitute sexual relations because they had not had intercourse.
September 11, 1998 - The House releases the Starr Report to the public.
October 8, 1998 - The House votes, 258-176, to begin an impeachment investigation of Clinton.
November 13, 1998 - The President agrees to pay Paula Corbin Jones $850,000 to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit.
December 11-12, 1998 - The House Judiciary Committee approves four articles of impeachment against President Clinton, accusing him of lying under oath, obstructing justice and abusing his presidential power in an effort to conceal a sexual relationship with Lewinsky.
December 16, 1998 - The U.S. and Britain launch four days of air strikes against Iraq after months of trying and failing to get Saddam Hussein to cooperate with U.N. Weapons inspectors.