1902 – He was born in Amoy, China on the 10th of February.
1924-1926 – Brattain earned that degree and an M.A. degree from the University of Oregon.
1929 – He then moved eastward, taking his Ph.D. degree in physics at the University of Minnesota.
– He worked at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., and was hired by Bell Telephone Laboratories.
1946 – He initiated a general investigation of semiconductors that was intended to produce a practical solid state amplifier.
1956 – He won Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention.
1987 – He died on the 13th of October.