1954 – Born in The Bronx, New York.
1976 – Graduating with a B.A. from Princeton University.
1979 – Sotomayor obtained her J.D. from Yale Law School.
1984 – Sotomayor then served as an Assistant District Attorney for the New York County District Attorney’s Office, when she entered private practice in New York City.
1991 – On the 27th of November, Sotomayor was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by John M. Walker, Jr.
1992 – She was confirmed by the United States Senate on the 11th of August and received commission the next day.
1995 – On the 30th of March, she issued the preliminary injunction against Major League Baseball.
1997 – On the 25th of June, she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the seat she now holds, which was vacated by J. Daniel Mahoney.
1998 – With solid Democratic support, and Republicans divided roughly equally, she was confirmed on the 2nd of October, and she received commission on the 7th of October.