Neal Peart is born in Hamilton, Ontario.
Geddy Lee is born as Gary Lee Weinrib in Toronto.
Alex Lifeson is born as Alex Zivojinovich in Surnie, British Columbia, Canada.
Rush forms in the Willowdale section of Toronto. The original lineup includes Alex Lifeson on guitar, John Rutsey on drums and Jeff Jones on bass.
Geddy Lee replaces Jeff Jones on bass.
Rush releases its first single, a cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away."
Rush releases its first album, "Rush."
John Rutsey plays his last show with the band, in London, Ontario.
Neil Peart becomes Rush's drummer.
Rush releases "2112," it's fourth studio album. In 2012, the album is ranked Number Two on "Rolling Stone's" list of "Your Favorite Prog- Rock Albums of All Time."
Rush releases "Moving Pictures." The album sells more than four million copies and includes such tracks as "Tom Sawyer" and "Limelight."
Rush releases "Test for Echo", its 16th studio album. The album reaches Number Five. The band supports the album with a tour without any opening acts. The tour is called "An Evening with Rush."
Neal Peart's daughter is killed in an automobile accident, and the band takes a five- year hiatus.
Rush releases "Vapor Trails, its 17th studio album.
Rush begins its R30: 30th Anniversary Tour.
Rush plays the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The show is recorded and released on the album "Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland."