1886 - Akins was born in Humansville, Missouri on October 30, 1886.
1896 - Studied in Illinois and Saint Louis, where she started to write.
1911 - Published her collections of poems, "Interpretations".
1914 - Wrote the dramatic piece Papa.
1929 - Wrote "The Greeks Had a Word For It".
1930 - Started writing screenplays for films.
1932 - Married Hugo Rumbold.
1935 - Received the Pulitzer Prize Award for her dramatization of Edith Wharton's The Old Maid.
1958 - On October 29, 1958, a day before her seventy-second birthday she died in her sleep.
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