1818 – Born on the 12th of September.
1845 – He was earning enough from this device to devote himself to selling and marketing it full-time.
1862 – He founded the Gatling Gun Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1891 – He was elected as the first president of the American Association of Inventors and Manufacturers, serving for six years.
1897 – The company merged with Colt.
1903 – Died at his daughter’s home on the 26th of February.
1911 – The hand cranked Gatling gun was declared obsolete by the United States Army.