1819 – Born on the 5th of August in Roseland, Edgefield County, South Carolina.
1850 – He was recorded on The Slave Schedules Records.
1853 – Brooks was elected to the United States Congress .
1856 – Brooks beat Senator Charles Sumner with his Gutta-percha wood walking cane in the Senate chamber because of a speech Sumner had made three days previous criticizing President Franklin Pierce and Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas ("Bleeding Kansas").
1857 – He died on the 27th of January.