1963 – Born in Princeton, New Jersey on the 10th of October.
1981-1985 – He attended Stanford University, where he stood out as a communications major with Phi Beta Kappa honors, a member of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, and co-founded a student newspaper called the Stanford Commentator.
1990 – Pearl started in the The Wall Street Journal’s Atlanta bureau and moved to the Washington, D.C. bureau to cover telecommunications.
1996 – He jumped to the Journal’s London bureau.
2002 – Pearl received the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award from Colby College.
– On the 23rd of January, on his way to what he thought was an interview with Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani at the Village restaurant in Karachi, Pearl was kidnapped by a militant group calling itself The National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty.
– On the 21st of March, in Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and three other suspects were charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl.
– On the 10th of March, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, an alleged Al Qaeda operative reported to be third in command under Osama Bin Laden, claimed responsibility, before his Combatant Status Review Tribunal, for the murder of Daniel Pearl.
– On the 19th of March, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh’s lawyers cited Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s confession in defense of their client.