1846 – Burnham was born in Henderson, New York and raised in Chicago, Illinois on the 4th of September.
– Burnham and Root were the architects of one of the first American skyscrapers; the Masonic Temple Building in Chicago.
1906 – Burnham and assistant Edward H. Bennett prepared The Plan of Chicago, which laid out plans for the future of the city.
1909 – Burnham helped shape cities such as Cleveland (the Group Plan), San Francisco, Washington, DC (the McMillan Plan), and Manila and Baguio in the Philippines, details of which appear in The Chicago Plan publication.
1912 – He died on the 1st of June in Heidelberg, Germany, D.H. Burnham and Co. was the world’s largest architectural firm.