1894 – Born on the 5th of April in Mentone, Indiana.
1912 – He joined his older brother Grover and stunt pilot Lincoln Beachey as a mechanic.
– He went to work for the Glenn L. Martin Company.
1914 – Became Martin’s shop foreman and later the company’s general manager.
1928 – He left Martin to join Consolidated Aircraft in Buffalo, New York.
– Became Vice President and General Manager.
1935 – Stayed in Buffalo and founded his own company, Bell Aircraft Corporation.
– Bell Aircraft built the P-39 "Airacobra" and P-63 "Kingcobra" fighter aircraft during World War II.
1941 – The company began developing helicopters.
1944 – Awarded the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Daniel Guggenheim Medal.
1947 – He shared the Collier Trophy with pilot Chuck Yeager and John Stack, a research scientist with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
1956 – Died on the 20th of October.
1977 – Inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
1986 – Army Aviation Hall of Fame.
2004 – International Aerospace Hall of Fame.
– Designer and eponym of Bell X-1 airplane (1st aircraft to fly faster than speed of sound 1947)