1840 – Born on the 27th of September in West Point, New York.
1859 – He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. and went on to serve nearly 40 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy.
1884 – He was invited by Stephen Luce, president of the newly established Naval War College at Newport, R.I., to lecture on naval history and tactics there.
1886-1889 – Mahan became the college’s president.
1890 – Mahan published his college lectures as The Influence of Sea Power upon History.
1896 – Mahan retired from the U.S. Navy but was subsequently recalled to service.
1897 – He sought to arouse his fellow Americans to a realization of their maritime responsibilities.
1902 – Mahan served as president of the American Historical Association.
1914 – Died on the 1st of December on Quogue, New York.