1893 - Ager was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 6, 1893.
1900 - Taught himself to play the piano.
1907 - Attended McKinley High School in New York City for 3 years and concentrated on becoming a musician.
1913 - Worked for in a publishing company and joined the US Army's Morale Divison.
1921 - Made his first success with "Nobody's Baby", a song he had written after the war.
1922 - Founded his own publishing house called Ager, Yellen and Bornstein.
1930 - Went to Hollywood after getting a studio contract.
1932 - Wrote the classic "Happy Days Are Here Again" that become the theme song for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's inauguration.
1979 - Ager died in Los Angeles, California on May 6, 1979.
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