1888 - Eliot was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on the 26th of September.
1898-1905 - He was a student at the St. Louis Smith Academy. He studied Latin, Greek, French and German.
1905-1906 - Attended Militon Academy in Milton, Massachusetts.
1906-1909 - He went to Harvard University where he got his bachelor's degree.
1909-1910 - He was able to get his master's degree and his poems were published by The Harvard Advocate.
1910-1911 - He moved to Paris and studied at the Sorbonne.
1911 - He went back to Harvard and pursued a doctorate degree in philosophy.
1914 - He was awarded a scholarship to attend Merton College, Oxford.
1915 - He married Vivienne Haigh-Wood on the 26th of June. He published his collection of poems entitled The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
1916 - He worked as a school teacher at Highgate School, where he taught the young poet Sir John Betjeman. He wrote book reviews and lectured at evening extension courses to earn extra money.
1917 - He worked at the Lloyds Bank in London.
1922 - He published the book entitled The Waste Land on the month of October.
1925 - Became the director of the publishing firm of Faber and Gwyer.
1929 - He was converted to Anglicanism on the 29th of June and dropped his American citizenship and became a British subject.
1932-1933 - He worked at the Harvard University after they him the Charles Eliot Norton professorship.
1939 - He published a book of poetry for children, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.
1944 - He wrote the poem entitled Four Quartets.
1948 - He received a Nobel Prize in Literature.
1957 - After his failed marriage with Vivienne, he married Esme Valerie Fletcher on th 10th of January.
1965 - He died of emphysema in London on the 4th of January.
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