1874 – Born on the 27th of April in London.
1894 – Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford but he stopped and not finished his studies there.
1896 – Joined the diplomatic service and was stationed at Vienna, Cairo, in Abysinia, and at Paris and Buenos Aires.
1905 – Married Lady Ethel Keith-Falconer.
1912 – Elected to the House of Commons for Rugby, as a Conservative
1915 – Joined the Intelligence Corps in France and was awarded the D.S.O.
1922-1924 – Minister for Transport in the governments of Andrew Bonar Law and Stanley Baldwin.
1925 – Appointed Governor-General of Australia.
1927 – Opened the first meeting of the Australian Parliament in the newly built Parliament House in Canberra.
1929 – He was defeated on the floor of the House of Representatives.
1941 – John Baird died in Scotland after a short illness on 20th of August.