1835 – He was born on the 25th day of November this year in Dunfermline, Scotland.
1851 – He became a telegraph messenger boy in the Pittsburgh Office of the Ohio Telegraph Company
1860 – He had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, as well as bridges and oil derricks, and he built wealth as a bond salesman raising money in Europe for American enterprises.
1870 – He founded the Carnegie Steel Company, a step which cemented his name as one of the “Captains of Industry”.
1889 – He published an article entitled "Wealth" in the June issue of the North American Review.
1901 – He devoted his life to large-scale philanthropy, with special emphasis on local libraries, world peace, and scientific research.
1919 – He died in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York.