August 24, 1993: Jackson is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy who often stayed overnight at his home. Denying wrongdoing, he settles with the family (reportedly for $20 million) and no charges are filed.
Feb 21, 2002: The year Jackson's third child nicknamed "Blanket" is born to a surrogate mother, he dangled the baby over a balcony in Berlin as fans watched from below. He later called the incident a "terrible mistake."
February 6, 2003: When "Living With Michael Jackson" is aired, his comments about kids spending the night prompt an investigation. In Nov., they raid Neverland Ranch and he is booked on suspicion of child molestation.
March 16, 2006: As a result of the financial burden of his 2005 trial, Jackson is forced to close his 2,600-acre Neverland Valley Ranch, but a deal with investors in March 2008 allows him to maintain ownership of the ranch.
March 5, 2009: Jackson announces he will perform 10 shows at London's 02 Arena in July, eventually 50 shows are booked. Tickets sell out within hours.
June 25, 2009: After being rushed to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Michael Jackson dies at the age of 50.
July 2009: Two weeks after his death, Jackson once again rules Billboard charts, selling more than 1.2 million albums and more than 4 million digital downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
July 7, 2009: A public memorial is held for Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
October 28, 2009: "This Is It," a film made up of footage from 100 rehearsal hours for Jackson's planned 02 Arena shows, premieres in theaters.
June 14, 2010: Jackson is posthumously inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame along with Aretha Franklin.
October 2011: Cirque du Soleil combined its acrobatic magic with the King of Pop's music for this lavish, ongoing traveling production that kicked off in the fall of 2011 and has since repeatedly topped Billboard's Top Tours chart. In 2013, Cirque du Soleil also launched "Michael Jackson One" in Las Vegas.
May 2014: "Xscape," an album crafted by a team of superproducers including Timbaland and Rodney Jerkins who sifted through nearly two decades of MJ's studio outtakes, arrives with fanfare in May 2014. The record includes the Michael Jackson-Justin Timberlake duet, "Love Never Felt So Good" as a bonus track.
May 18, 2014: The King rose from his throne live on national TV thanks to hologram tech at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Performing "Slave to the Rhythm" from the "Xscape" album, hologram Michael grooved like the man fans all over miss dearly.