1787 – Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre was born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France on the 18th of November.
1822 – Became a celebrated designer for the theater and later came to invent the Diorama, which opened in Paris.
1825 – He was a successful commercial artist in Paris.
1829 – Signed up a partnership with Niepce on the 4th of January.
1833 – He continued to experiment when Niepce died.
1835 – He put an exposed plate in his chemical cupboard and found that the latent image had developed.
1839 – Announced the latest perfection of the Daguerreotype with the French Academy of Sciences announcing the process on the 9th of January. The French Government announced the invention was a gift "Free to the World" on the 19th of August.
1851 – He died in Bry-sur-Marne, France on the 10th of July.