1862 - Born on the 27th of May in Yonkers, New York City.
1880-1883 - Went to Columbia University where he became editor of Columbia's literary magazine and contributed short anonymous pieces to humor magazines.
1883-1884 - After graduation in 1883, Bangs entered Columbia Law School but left in 1884 to become Associate Editor of Life under Edward S. Martin.
- Contributed many articles and poems to the magazine between 1884 and 1888. During this period, Bangs published his first books.
1888 - Bangs left Life to work at Harper's Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Young People.
1889-1901 - Bangs held the title of Editor of the Departments of Humor for all three Harper's magazines. Served as active editor of Harper's Weekly.
- Served for a short time (January-June, 1889) as the first editor of Munsey's Magazine and became editor of the American edition of the Harper-owned Literature from January to November, 1899.
1901-1903 - He left Harper & Brothers in 1901 and became editor of the New Metropolitan magazine in 1903.
1904 - He was appointed editor of Puck, perhaps the foremost American humor magazine of its day.
- In this period, he revived his earlier interest in drama. Agnes Hyde Bangs.
- His wife with whom he had three sons, died in 1903.
1922 - John Kendrick Bangs died on 21st of January at age of fifty-nine.
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