1907 – Born on the 8th of December in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria.
1920 – His family came to the United States, settling in Attleboro, Mass. There, Artine worked as a shoeshine boy, learning English from the conversations eddying overhead.
1931 – Artine Artinian, of the Class, teacher and scholar. Native of Bulgaria, emigrant to Massachusetts at thirteen, you epitomize the courage and fearlessness, the grit and determination characteristic of your Armenian ancestors, long victims of oppression, in rising from bootblack to scholar.
– He had translated and edited what is known to be the definitive English-language edition of Maupassant’s short stories.
2005 – Died on the 19th of November.