1806 – Browning was born on the 10th of February in Cynthiana, Kentucky.
1856 – He was a veteran of the Black Hawk War. Browning was a Whig delegate to the anti-Nebraska convention held at Bloomington, Illinois, in May.
– Browning was appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Stephen A. Douglas after Douglas’ untimely death.
1862 – Browning’s bid for re-election as Senator from Illinois failed, leaving Abraham Lincoln with no personal friends in Congress.
1866-1869 – President Andrew Johnson appointed him Secretary of the Interior.
1881 – Browning died on the 10th of August and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois.