June 11, 2007 - Makes a surprise visit to Iraq and meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
June 24, 2007 - Tony Blair hands over leadership of the Labour Party to Brown during a conference of party members in Manchester, England.
June 27, 2007 - Becomes the prime minister of the United Kingdom.
July 29, 2007 - Brown meets with U.S. President George W. Bush at Camp David, his first visit to the United States as prime minister.
February 18, 2008 - Signs legislation nationalizing the mortgage bank Northern Rock, the first time since 1984 that the government has rescued a British bank.
April 15, 2008 - Arrives in the U.S. for a trip that includes a meeting at the U.N., discussions with President George W. Bush on economic/diplomatic ties, and introductions to the remaining presidential candidates.
May 23, 2008 - Meets with the Dalai Lama at the Archbishop of Canterbury's London residence. China condemns the meeting and says, "This interferes in China's internal affairs and hurts the Chinese people's feelings as well."
December 17, 2008 - Announces that British troops will withdraw from Iraq before June 2009.
March 2, 2009 - Arrives at Andrews AFB for a week of meetings, some with President Barack Obama at the White House.
June 2009 - Reorganizes his Cabinet after scandals and several resignations. Also agrees to closed-door hearings on Britain's role in Iraq war.
February 2010 - Candid interview for British television revealing Brown's human side airs. Brown talks openly for the first time about the death of his first child, Jennifer Jane, his son Fraser's illness and his relationship with Tony Blair.
March 6, 2010 - Visits British troops in Afghanistan and promises them 200 new patrol vehicles more resistant to roadside bombs.
May 11, 2010 - Resigns as prime minister after the Labour Party comes in second in parliamentary elections held May 6th. He will stay on as the MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath.
July 11, 2011 - The Guardian newspaper publishes allegations that the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper The Sun illegally obtained details about Brown's son and published a story about the child's illness. Brown responds in a statement saying, "The family has been shocked by the level of criminality and the unethical means by which personal details have been obtained. The matter is in police hands."
July 12, 2011 - The Sun issues a denial that it illegally obtained information about Gordon Brown's son.
July 12, 2011 - Brown accuses the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sunday Times newspaper of having "links with criminals" and alleges that the newspaper illegally gathered information on his bank account, legal files and taxes.
June 11, 2012 - Appears before the Leveson Inquiry discussing his personal experiences with The Sun newspaper and Rupert Murdoch, his feelings on the rights of the media versus the rights of the citizenry, and issues with several British politicians.
July 2012 - Is appointed United Nations Special Envoy on Global Education by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
September 2012 - Visits Pakistan as Special Envoy.