1834 – Hart Pease Danks was born on the 6th of April in New Haven, Connecticut.
1842 – Moved with his family to Saratoga Springs, New York when he was aged eight.
Studied music with Dr. E. Whiting, later moving to Chicago, where he worked as a carpenter.
1864 – He moved to New York City.
1892 – Published his Superior Anthems for Church Choirs.
1893 – He published his best-known song, "Silver Threads Among the Gold".
1903 – Died destitute in a boarding house in Philadelphia, on the 6th of April, his last written words: "It’s hard to die alone".
1970 – Hart Pease Danks was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.