1879 – Clyde Vernon Cessna was born in Hawthorne, Iowa on the 5th of December.
1911 – He set out to build his first airplane, an airplane he named "silverwing".
1912-1915 – Cessna developed several new monoplanes, all powered by a 6 cylinder Anzani Radial with 40-60 hp.
1916-1917 – Clyde acquired a vacant building to begin building a new aircraft for the aviation exhibition season.
1927 – On the 7th of September, the Cessna Aircraft Corporation officially became incorporated.
1927 – Cessna struggled to design and build an efficient monoplane.
1954 – Clyde Vernon Cessna died on the 20th of November at the age of 74.