1887 – Born George Pollák in Budapest on the 13th of December.
1940 – Immigrated to US.
– Wrote "How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method"
– He worked on a great variety of mathematical topics, including series, number theory, combinatorics, and probability.
– In How to Solve It, Pólya provides general heuristics for solving problems of all kinds, not simply mathematical ones.
1976 – The Mathematical Association of America established the George Pólya award "for articles of expository excellence published in the College Mathematics Journal."
– In Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning Volume I, Pólya discusses inductive reasoning in mathematics, by which he means reasoning from particular cases to the general rule.
1985 – Died on the 7th of September in Hungarian.