1840 – He was born in New York City on the 12th of July.
1865 – He opened his first dry-goods store in Manhattan.
1865 – He founded his first store on Third Avenue and 10th Street which later relocated and expanded on 19th Street and 6th Avenue.
1906 – He moved his dry-goods store to the uptown section. He founded the B. Altman & Co.
1930 – He made one of the early entries in the suburbs with branches opening in East Orange, White Plains and Manhasset.
1913 – He died in New York on the 7th of October.