1834 – Browne was born in Waterford, Maine on the 23rd of April.
1858 – He published in the Cleveland Plaindealer the first of the "Artemus Ward" series, which in a collected form achieved great popularity in both America and England.
1860 – He became editor of Vanity Fair magazine, a humorous New York weekly, which proved a failure.
1866 – Ward visited England, where he became exceedingly popular both as a lecturer and as a contributor to Punch magazine.
1867 – He died of tuberculosis at Southampton on the 6th of March.