1832 - Horatio Alger was born in Chelsea on the 13th of January.
1857 - He attended Harvard Divinity School.
1864 - He took a position as minister of the First Parish Unitarian Church of Brewster on Cape Cod in December 1864.
1866 - He resigned and left town, and retired to South Natick.
1867 - Formed the basis of the first novel in his Ragged Dick series.
1899 - He died in Natick on the 18th of July.
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