Dec. 2, 1967: Montreal city councillor Gerry Snyder presents a bid for a Montreal franchise to Major League Baseball's team owners.
May 27, 1968: The National League awards expansion franchises to Montreal and San Diego for the 1969 season.
April 8, 1969: The Montreal Expos win their inaugural game 11-10 over the New York Mets at New York's Shea Stadium.
April 14, 1969: The Expos win their home opener at Montreal's Jarry Park with an 8-7 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals.
April 17, 1969: Bill Stoneman tosses the first no-hitter in club history, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0. He throws a second no-hitter three years later against the New York Mets.
April 15, 1977: The Expos move from Jarry Park and play the team's first game at Olympic Stadium. Nearly 58,000 fans watch the Expos fall 7-2 to the Phillies.
October 1980: The Expos flirt with the playoffs, finishing just one game behind the division-winning Phillies.
October 1981: The Expos make the post-season for the first and only time in club history, winning the second half of the National League East division in a strike-shortened season. Montreal beats the Phillies 3-2 in a best-of-five series to make the National League Championship Series.
Oct. 19, 1981: A day Expos fans will always remember as "Blue Monday." With the team on the verge of making its first trip to the World Series, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Rick Monday smacks a game-winning homer off Montreal pitcher Steve Rogers in the ninth inning of the fifth and deciding game of the National League Championship Series. The Expos are eliminated while the Dodgers move on to beat the New York Yankees in the World Series.
July 13, 1982: Montreal hosts the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game played in Canada.
1983 season: The Expos break a franchise attendance record - 2,320,651 spectators in 81 games - an average of 28,650 per game.
April 13, 1984: First baseman Pete Rose strokes a double off Philadelphia pitcher Jerry Koosman to record his 4,000th career hit.
June 14, 1991: Charles Bronfman announces he has sold the Expos to a group of local investors led by club president Claude Brochu.
July 28, 1991: Dennis Martinez, affectionately
called "El Presidente" by fans, tosses the 13th perfect game in
Major League Baseball history and the only one ever by an Expo.
September 1991: The Expos are forced to play their last 13 regular-season games on the road after a 55-ton concrete beam crashes onto a walkway at Olympic Stadium.
Aug. 12, 1994: A players strike dashes what could have been the Expos' most successful season in franchise history. Montreal had a league-best 74-40 record and led the Atlanta Braves by six games in the National League East. The team is never able to duplicate its 1994 success after cost constraints force the team to shed many key players via trades and free agency.
November 1997: Pedro Martinez becomes the first Expos player to win the National League Cy Young Award as the top pitcher. He is traded to the Boston Red Sox one week later.
Oct. 7, 1999: Brochu announces he will resign as the Expos' lead owner.
Dec. 9, 1999: New York art dealer Jeffrey Loria is named the team's president and controlling owner.
2000 season: The Expos enter the 2000 campaign without TV or English radio deals. Games can only be heard on French radio or the internet via opposing team's broadcasts.
Nov. 6, 2001: Major League Baseball team owners vote to contract two teams from the league beginning with the 2002 season. Although MLB won't reveal the teams, it is widely reported they are the Minnesota Twins and the Expos.
Nov. 7, 2001: The MLB players' association files a grievance to block contraction. No teams are removed from the league.
Feb. 1, 2002: Major League Baseball team owners approve the sale of the Florida Marlins to Loria. The league's 29 other owners purchase the Expos from Loria for $120 million US and agree operate the franchise.
Nov. 22, 2002: Major League Baseball announces plans to shift 22 Expos home games from Montreal to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the 2003 season. The Expos play 22 more contests in San Juan in 2004.
July 27, 2003: Gary Carter becomes the first player enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame as an Expo. He spent 12 of his 19 big-league seasons in Montreal.
Sept. 29, 2004: Major League Baseball announces
is is relocating the Expos franchise to Washington, D.C., beginning
in the 2005 season.