1883 - Born on the 26th of July in Chicago.
- He wrote the catastrophe novels When Worlds Collide and After Worlds Collide.
- The former of the two books was eventually made into an award-winning movie by George Pal.
1927 - Editor of Redbook.
1933 - With Philip Wylie, co-wrote novel "When Worlds Collide".
1938-1941 - Balmer also helped create the syndicated comic strip Speed Spaulding, partially based on the Worlds Collide series, which ran in the comic book Famous Funnies.
1949-1953 - Publisher of Redbook.
1959 - Deid on the 21st of March.
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