One year anniversary of 'Miracle in Cleveland'

CLEVELAND, Ohio - It has been one year since Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight escaped years of captivity inside Ariel Castro's home.

Dubbed, the "Miracle in Cleveland," their remarkable story quickly spread like wildfire.

After fleeing the home on Seymour Avenue, Amanda Berry made the 911 phone call heard around the world.

"I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years," Berry said to a dispatcher. "I'm here, I'm free now."

Here's a timeline marking dates of their story:

August 22, 2002: Ariel Castro kidnaps Michelle Knight.

April 21, 2003: Castro kidnaps Amanda Berry.

April 2, 2004: Castro kidnaps Gina DeJesus.

May 6, 2013: Michelle, Amanda and Gina are rescued from inside Castro's Seymour Avenue home; Castro is arrested.

June 7, 2013: Grand jury returns 329-count indictment against Castro.

July 3, 2013: Castro is denied access to his 6-year-old daughter.

July 9, 2013: Amanda, Gina and Michelle release YouTube video, offering first official glimpse of the three women since their escape.

July 12, 2013: Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty announces 977-count indictment against Castro.

July 17, 2013: Castro arraigned again on 977 counts.

July 26, 2013: Castro pleads guilty to 937 charges against him including kidnapping, rape and aggravated murder.

July 27, 2013: Amanda makes a surprise appearance at Roverfest, marking her first public appearance since escaping.

August 1, 2013: Castro is sentenced to life in prison, plus 1,000 years.

August 5, 2013: Castro is transferred from the Lorain Correctional Institution to the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio.

August 7, 2013: Castro's Seymour Avenue home, which became referred to as the "House of Horrors," is demolished.

September 3, 2013: Castro is found hanging in his cell in Orient, Ohio and is later pronounced dead.

November 5-6, 2013: Michelle tells her story to Dr. Phil.

February 24, 2014: Gov. John Kasich presents his annual courage awards to Amanda, Gina and Michelle during his State of the State speech.

May 2, 2014: Michelle appears on the "TODAY" show to reveal she's changed her name to Lillian Rose Lee.

May 5, 2014: Michelle appears live on the "TODAY" show, saying she forgives Castro for his actions. Amanda and Gina release statements as the anniversary of the eve of the one-year anniversary of their escape.

May 6, 2014: Michelle releases a book -- "Finding Me" -- on the one-year anniversary of their escape. Amanda and Gina travel to Washington D.C. to receive an honor by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


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