St. Petersburg Times Online: Business

Weather | Sports | Forums | Comics | Classifieds | Calendar | Movies


By Times Staff Writer
Published March 31, 2005

DEC. 3, 1963: Theresa Marie Schindler born.

NOV. 10, 1984: Terri marries Michael Schiavo.

NOV. 10, 1992: Michael wins malpractice suit that accused doctors of misdiagnosing his wife; couple later receives about $1-million.

JULY 29, 1993: The Schindlers file a petition to have Michael Schiavo removed as Terri's guardian; case is dismissed about a year later.

MAY 11, 1998: Michael Schiavo files a petition to remove his wife's feeding tube, saying she would not want to be kept on life support.

April 4, 2001: Feeding tube removed for first time.

APRIL 26, 2001: Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Frank Quesada orders doctors to reinsert feeding tube.

NOV. 22, 2002: Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge George W. Greer rules that no current medicine can revive Schiavo and orders feeding tube removed.

OCT. 15, 2003: Schiavo's feeding tube is removed for second time.

OCT. 21, 2003: The Legislature passes a law allowing Gov. Jeb Bush to order Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted.

SEPT. 23, 2004: The Florida Supreme Court strikes down "Terri's Law."

OCT. 22, 2004: Greer refuses to hold a hearing to determine if statements by the pope would lead Terri Schiavo to reject the removal of her feeding tube.

JAN. 24: The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review the constitutionality of "Terri's Law."

FEB. 24: An attorney for the Schindlers says the Department of Children and Families is seeking a delay while it investigates allegations of abuse and neglect.

FEB. 25:Greer gives Michael Schiavo permission to order the removal of the feeding tube at 1 p.m. March 18.

MARCH 18: U.S. House committee issues a subpoena to Schiavo in a last-ditch effort to keep her alive. Greer says his order stands, and the tube is removed.

MARCH 20: U.S. Senate passes bill allowing a federal court to hear Schiavo's case.

MARCH 21: In the early morning, U.S. House passes bill and President Bush signs it.

MARCH 22: U.S. District Judge James Whittemore denies emergency request to reinsert the feeding tube.

MARCH 23: The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Whittemore's decision.

MARCH 24: The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear case.

MARCH 31: Schiavo is pronounced dead.

-- Compiled by Times staffers Kitty Bennett and David Karp from Times files.

© Copyright, St. Petersburg Times. All rights reserved.