1921 – Büchi was born in Baden, Switzerland, on the 1st of August.
1945 – He received a diploma in chemical engineering from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich.
1947 – He received the D.Sc. in organic chemistry from the ETH, while working in the laboratory of Professor Leopold Ruzicka.
1951 – Büchi accepted an offer from the late Arthur C. Cope to join the faculty of the Chemistry Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1856-1958 – He was promoted to associate professor and to full professor.
1962 – Büchi and MIT colleague Professor Gerald N. Wogan initiated a collaborative effort that ultimately established molecular toxicology as an important scientific discipline.
1965 – George’s contributions to chemistry were recognized by election to the National Academy of Sciences, and numerous awards, honorary degrees, and over 30 honorary lectureships around the world.
1969 – He was appointed the Camile and Henry Dreyfus professor of chemistry .
1998 – He died on the 28th of August.