These are a few of the most important events in Muhammad Ali's life.
Cassius Clay Jr. was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942.
Muhammad Ali gets his bike stolen.
Meets Joe Martin and begins his boxing training.
Muhammad Ali goes to the Olympics in Rome, Italy and wins a gold medal.
Muhammad Ali beats heavyweight champion Sonny Liston.
He changes his name to Muhammed Ali after becoming a Muslim.
Muhammad Ali is arrested for refusing induction into the U.S army.
Muhammad Ali beats George Foreman in the fight nicknamed the ''Rumble in the Jungle.''
Muhammad Ali retires from boxing.
Muhammad Ali is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Muhammad Ali is named Messenger of Peace by United Nations.
Muhammed Ali dies on June 3, 2016.
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