|13 Apr 1953
||Central Intelligence Agency commences MKULTRA, at the instigation of Richard Helms.
|28 Nov 1953
||After an LSD cocktail, biological warfare specialist Frank Olson defenestrates from the 13th floor of a Manhattan hotel.
|9 Apr 1959
||Operation Third Chance, in which LSD is administered to foreign nationals without their knowledge or permission.
||Ted Kaczynski volunteers for psychological experiments of Dr. Henry Murray (former OSS official) at MIT.
||CIA Deputy Director Richard Helms, regarding the dosing of persons without their permission: "We have no answer to the moral issue."
|21 Jul 1975
||President Gerald Ford publicly apologizes for the death of Dr. Frank Olson, who died in 1953 after unwittingly getting dosed with LSD by the CIA.
||Olson's body exhumed, and examined by James Starrs. He concludes further foul play.
||In her book TRANCE: Formation of America, Cathy O'Brien claims to have been a victim of MKULTRA. But she also makes bizarre and likely false allegations -- such as accusing Gerald Ford and Dick Cheney of raping her as a child.
|24 May 2004
||Former deputy U.S. marshal and Marine Corps veteran Wayne Ritchie files a $12 million lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency, accusing them of drugging him during a Christmas party in 1957 as part of an MKULTRA experiment.
|8 Apr 2005
||U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel dismisses Wayne Ritchie's lawsuit due to lack of evidence.