1884: Start of the colonization of Western Sahara by Spain.
1960: The UN adopted resolution 14/15 which confirmed the right to independence of colonized peoples               and countries.
1963: The UN included Western Sahara in the list of countries under colonization.
1970: Under the leadership of the leader of Vanguard Movement for the Liberation of Sahara, the Late                   Mohamed Sid Brahim Bassiri, large demonstrations were held in the capital El Aiun demanding the               Spanish Government to respect the right of self-determination for Saharawi people.
May 10th, 1973: Foundation of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro                                 (Polisario), the national liberation movement of the Saharawi people. 
May 20th, 1973: the launch of the Armed Struggle against Spanish colonization, led by the Polisario Front.
October 12th, 1975: Declaration of the Saharawi National Unity.
October 16th, 1975: The International Court of Justice issued its Advisory Opinion denying the existence of                                   any bonds of sovereignty between Western Sahara an the Kingdom of Morocco on                                     one hand, and between it and Mauritania in other hand.
October 31st, 1975: Moroccan Military invaded the territories of West Sahara.
November 6th, 1975: King Hasan II of Morocco announced the so called "Green March" to cover the                                           brutal invasion of Western Sahara.
November 14th, 1975: The Signature of tripartite Madrid Accords that divided the territories of Western                                           Sahara between Morocco and Mauritania, guaranteeing interests for Spain in                                                 natural resources.
February 27th 1976: The proclamation of the Saharawi Republic, after the withdrawal of Spanish colonial                                     solder from Western Sahara.
June 9th, 1976: The Founder and leader of the revolution, El Wali Mustafa Sayed, 
August 5th, 1979: A peace agreement signed between the Saharawi Republic and the Islamic Republic of                                 Mauritania under which the latter hands over the territories under its control, according                                 to the Tripartite agreement of division, to the Saharawi State.
1980-1987: Morocco built a 2700 km long military wall to divide powered by barbed wires and mines the                      Western Sahara. 
November 1984: The Organization of Africa Unity adopted the membership of the Saharawi Arab                                            Democratic Republic in the Organization and subsequently becoming a founding                                            member of the Africa Unity.
August 30th, 1988: The Polisario Front and the Kingdom of Morocco signed a UN-OAU settlement plan                                    envisaging the organization of a referendum of self-determination of the Saharawi                                          people.
April 29,1991: The UN Security Council adopted resolution  690 which provides for the creation of the                               United Nation Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) an the                                       implementation of the Settlement Plan.
September 6th 1991: The cease-fire entered in vigor, followed by the deployment of UN peacekeeping                                          forces.
September 1997:  To break down the stalemate due to obstacles by Morocco, and after the designation of                                the former US Secretary of State Mr. James Baker II as UN Secretary General Special                                Envoy, the two party signed the Houston Agreements on their differences toward the                                    process of the referendum, which undermined later by Morocco and that leaded to the                                  resignation of the mediator.
January 2002: Mr. Hans Corell, the Deputy of the UN General Secretary for Legal Issues, presented his                                   opinion on a request by the Security Council, affirming that the Tripartite Accords of                                     Madrid did not transfer neither the administration nor the sovereignty of Western                                           Sahara, thus Spain is still the administrative power of the territory, while Morocco                                         considers an occupation force, therefore any use of the Saharawi natural resources is                                     against the International law.
May 21st, 2005: The start of  the first sparkle of the intifada of Independence in the occupied territories of                              Western Sahara embracing the method of peaceful resistance.
December 2009: The Moroccan Authorities expelled the Saharawi activist , Aminatou Haida, to Spain for                                having announced her Saharawi Nationality upon entering the territory, and she returned                                back in the occupied El Auin city with pride and dignity after a month of hanger strike in                                Lanzarore, followed by strong International solidarity and pressure which made the                                        Moroccan Government to reverse its decision.
October 10th, 2010: In an unrepresented incident in the history of people's resistance, more than 30.000                                      Saharawi set about 8 thousands tents in the region of Gdeim Izik, east of the capital El                                  Aiun, in a peaceful protest camp against the deteriorating political and social situation                                    under the Moroccan military occupation of their country.
November 8th, 2010: Moroccan  forces brutally dismantled the camp of Gdeim Izik by burning the camp and destroying the belongings of the innocent people. Some of these people had been killed and many others wounded. After that the Moroccan Forces launched a large scale of campaign of abduction and detentions among those people, including human right activists.