1911 – He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on the 8th of April.
1931 – He received the B.S. degree in Chemistry at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology.
1935 – Finished the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota.
1937 – He began his academic career at the University of California at Berkeley as an instructor.
1947 – Became a full professor at the University of California at Berkeley.
1946 – Served as Director of the big-organic chemistry group in the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
1935 – Completed his thesis on the electron affinity of halogens, under the direction of Professor George A. Glocker at the University of Minnesota.
1936 – His two-year postdoctoral period was spent with Professor Michael Polanyi at the University of Manchester.
1961 – Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
1942 – Married Genevieve Jemtegaard and they had three children, two daughters and a son.
1963 – He was given the additional title of Professor of Molecular Biology.
Served on the Science Advisory Committee under Presidents Kennedy.
1989 – Received the Priestley Medal from the American Chemical Society.
1997 – Melvin Ellis Calvin died on 8th of January.