1920 AD - Born on May 18th in Wadowice, Poland.
1954-1958 AD - He was a professor of moral philosophy at Catholic University in Lublin.
- A Catholic bishop of Ombi.
1960 AD - He wrote the play "The Goldsmith Shop" under pseudonym Andrej Jawien.
1963 AD - Became the Catholic archbishop of Cracow.
1967 AD - He became a cardinal.
1979 AD - He wrote his poetry collection "Easter Vigil and Other Poems" under pseudonym Andrej Jawien.
1981 AD - He survived the assassination attempt by Mehmet Ali Agca in St. Peter's Square.
1986 AD - He was the 1st pope to visit synagogue.
1993 AD - Opened diplomatic relations between Vatican and Israel.
- Wrote the papal encyclicals "Veritatis Splendor" ( "The Splendor of Truth").
1994 AD - He wrote the collection of reflections "Crossing the Threshold of Hope".
1995 AD - Wrote the "Evangelium Vitae" ("The Gospel of Life").
2001 AD - He was the 1st pope to visit mosque.
2002 AD - The 1st pope to address Italian Parliament.
2005 AD - He died on April 2nd in Vatican.
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