March 7, 1991 - Receives the U.S. Medal of Freedom from President George Bush.

June 5, 1992 - Is named a life peer on the Queen's honor list. Thatcher's title is Baroness.

June 30, 1992 - Swearing-in ceremony at the House of Lords, where Thatcher formerly becomes the Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.

July 1, 1993-June 30, 2000 - Is chancellor of the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Va.

Feb. 4, 1994 - Formal investiture as chancellor of the College of William and Mary.

1995 - Autobiography, "The Path to Power" is published. Excerpts had appeared in the Daily Mirror and The Sunday Times of London in 1993.

March 22, 2002 - Retires from public life after suffering a series of small strokes.

June 11, 2004 - Attends Ronald Reagan's funeral services.

August 25, 2004 - South African police arrest Thatcher's son, Mark, on allegations he was involved in a plot to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea.

January 13, 2005 - Mark pleads guilty to unwittingly helping bankroll the coup plot. In exchange he receives a fine, a suspended jail sentence, and the right to join his family in the United States.

September 2005 - The Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom is established.

Feb. 21, 2007 - Thatcher unveils a 7-foot-4 inch silicon bronze statue of herself at the Houses of Parliament.

August 2008 - Daughter Carol confirms Thatcher is suffering from dementia, first noticed in 2000.

December 30, 2009 - The British National Archives releases the 1979 state papers from Thatcher's early months as prime minister.

Nov. 1, 2010 - Returns home from the hospital after being admitted on Oct. 19 with the flu.

Dec. 20, 2012 - Is admitted to the hospital "to remove a growth in her bladder."