1881 – Béla Bartók was born 25th of March in Transylvanian town Nagyszentmiklós Hungary.
1899 – Bartók followed Dohnányi to the Academy of Music in Budapest.
1903 – Bartók produced his first major work, the symphonic poem, Kossuth, honoring Lajos Kossuth, hero of the Hungarian revolution.
1906 – Bartók began his collecting in Hungary’s Békés County.
1907 – Became a piano instructor at the Budapest Academy.
1909 – Bartók married Márta Ziegler.
1919 – He and Kodály were temporarily suspended from their Academy posts for political reasons.
1917 – First mature work, the opera Bluebeard’s Castle, Bartók translated his own sense of profound spiritual isolation into music.
– He pursued the same theme in the fairy-tale ballet The Wooden Prince, and the ballet-pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin.
1926 – Wrote The Miraculous Mandarin tells a sordid modern story of prostitution, robbery, and murder.
1931 – Went to the French Embassy to accept the Légion d’honneur.
1934 – He wrote his fifth string quartet for the American Elisabeth Sprague Coolidge.
1936 – For the Swiss conductor Paul Sacher he composed Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta.
1937 – The Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.
1939- He wrote for Divertimento.
1940 – Bartók sailed for America with his wife.
1945 – On 26th of September Bartók died in a New York hospital.