Timeline of notable life events that lead to his being elected.
- 1946 - Donald J. Trump is born in Queens, N.Y.C.
- 1968 - Receives Bachelor's in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
- 1971 - Given control over his father's real estate company.
- 1983 - Opens Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan.
- 1987 - Publishes "Trump: The Art of The Deal."
- 2004 - The Apprentice premieres on television.
- 2009 - Changes his party registration from Democrat to Republican.
- 2015 - Announces his intent to run for president.
- July 19, 2016 - Officially nominated by the Republican Party.
- Nov. 8, 2016 - Elected president of the United States.
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