Key events in the turbulent political career of former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, Jr., who died Thursday at 74:
Nov. 5, 1974: Running as a Republican anti-corruption candidate, Cianci, a prosecutor, wins his first race for Providence mayor against Democrat Joseph Doorley.
Jan. 6, 1975: Cianci sworn in as mayor of Providence, becoming city's first Italian-American mayor.
1976: Cianci speaks at Republican National Convention.
1978: Cianci wins a second term.
1980: Cianci runs unsuccessfully for governor as a Republican, losing to Democrat Joseph Garrahy in a landslide. He later calls it "the worst campaign of my career."
1982: Cianci wins a third term, this time running as an independent.
March 20, 1983: Using a lit cigarette, ashtray and fireplace log, Cianci assaults a man he believed was having an affair with his estranged wife. Cianci's director of public works and police detail stand by.
March 5, 1984: Cianci pleads no contest to felony assault with a dangerous weapon and simple assault and battery.
April 23, 1984: Cianci receives a five-year suspended sentence and five years of probation.
April 25, 1984: Cianci resigns as mayor.
March 1985: Cianci launches a career as a radio talk show host.
November 1990: In a comeback bid, Cianci wins a three-way mayoral race by 317 votes as an independent. He wins additional terms in 1994 and 1998.
April 2, 2001: Cianci is indicted on 28 counts.
June 24, 2002: Cianci is convicted of one count of racketeering conspiracy.
Sept. 6, 2002: Cianci is sentenced to more than five years in prison and forced out of office.
May 30, 2007: Cianci is released from prison to a Boston halfway house.
July 27, 2007: Cianci is released from federal custody.
Sept. 20, 2007: Cianci returns to the airwaves as a radio talk show host.
June 25, 2014: Cianci launches another comeback bid for mayor.
Aug. 18, 2014: An Associated Press investigation reveals that Cianci's pasta sauce, marketed to help provide college scholarships, made no money in the last four years.
Oct. 8, 2014: Campaign finance reports show Cianci took donations from city workers despite pledging not to.
Nov. 4, 2014: Cianci loses comeback bid for seventh mayoral term to Jorge Elorza.
Nov. 19, 2015: Official portrait of Cianci is unveiled at City Hall; he quips, "I've been framed." He is briefly hospitalized after becoming lightheaded at the ceremony.
Dec. 25, 2015: Cianci is engaged to former campaign worker Tara Marie Haywood.
Jan. 27, 2016: Cianci is hospitalized with severe stomach pains while taping his weekly TV show.
Jan. 28, 2016: Cianci dies at age 74.