1875 – Born on August 5th in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. American comic strip artist and cartoonist.
1896-1898 – He was employed by the St. Louis Democrat as a sketch artist, switching two years later to the St. Louis Chronicle to work as an editorial cartoonist.
1900 – He moved to New York.
– He was employed by the New York Journal.
– Newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst soon assigned him as a cartoonist to Chicago journals.
– He created ‘A. Piker Clerk’, which earned Briggs national fame.
– He created dozens of titles, such as ‘When a Feller Needs a Friend’, ‘Movie of a Man’, ‘Someone’s Always Taking the Joy Out of Life’, ‘There’s at Least One in Every Office’, ‘Real Folks at Home’, ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ and ‘Danny Dreamer’.
1909 – The Goodyear Tire pamphlet was published.
1913 – ‘Oh Skin-Nay!’ is a collaboration between Briggs and poet Wilbur D. Nesbit and portrays a year in the life of small-town America through the eyes of the twelve-year-old boy—wood gathering, sleigh rides, games of post office, swimming holes, and sandlot ball games.
1920- Brigg’s cartoons were syndicated across the country and was one of the most highly paid illustrators in the country.
1921 – Briggs and The New York Herald executed the contract.
1930 – Died of pneumonia on January 3rd at the age of 55.