1898 – Born on May 31st in Bowersville, Ohio.
1920-1924 – Received his B.A. at Ohio Wesleyan University and his M.A. degree in Social Ethics from Boston University.
1930 – Married to Loretta Ruth Stafford Peale.
1932 – He was converted to Christianity.
1937 – Co-founded Religio-Psychiatric Clinic (renamed American Foundation for Religion and Psychiatry).
1948-1952 – He wrote "The Art of Living" and "The Power of Positive Thinking".
1960 – Declaring that "our American culture is at stake," Peale co-founded the National Conference of Citizens for Religious Freedom in September. Its aim was to prevent Catholic candidate John F. Kennedy from being elected President. Peale resigned from the group three weeks later.
1984 – Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1993 – Died on December 24th in Pawling, New York.