1886 – Born on May 30th in Bloomfield, New Jersey. American literary critic and essayist whose polemical articles made him a spokesman for the young radicals who came of age on the eve of World War I.
– He studied with John Dewey, got a traveling fellowship that took him to England Paris Rome Berlin Copenhagen, wrote a book on the Gary schools.
– He worked his way through Columbia working in a pianola record factory in Newark, working as proofreader and accompanist in a vocal studio in Carnegie Hall.
1913 – Bourne graduated from Columbia University.
– He went to work as a secretary to a Morristown businessman.
1918 – Died of Spanish flu on December 22nd in New York, New York.