1880 – Born on the 13th of October in Odessa (known today as Ukraine).
1895 – At the age of fifteen, he ran away and lived with his aunt in Saint Petersburg.
1902 – Served the Army for two years and given a job as a customs officer in the village of Novosiltsy.
1904 – Returned to Zhitomir with his adoptive family and he worked as a journalist for the magazine.
1905 – Upon moving to Saint Petersburg, he was able to land an administrative job at the Saint-Petersburg-Warsaw Railroad.
– He met his wife, Maria Ivanovna Vasilieva, a woman who is a few years older than Cherny and was the manager at the railroad.
– Published a collection of verse in the magazine "Zritel". Because of this, the magazine was closed by the government and Cherny became a popular author.
1906-1907 – Cherny went to lived and study at University of Heidelberg in Germany.
1908 – Returned to Russia and submitted some work to the magazine "Satirikon".
1910 – Published his book of verses "Satires".
1911 – Published his 2nd book of verses "Satires and Lyrics".
1923 – Published his 3rd book of verses "Thirst".
1927 – Founder of a Russian colony in the village of La Favier in Provence.
1932 – Cherny died on 5th of July because of heart attack while he was helping to put out a fire.