1874 - Born on the 27th of April in London.
1894 - Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford but he stopped and not finished his studies there.
1896 - Joined the diplomatic service and was stationed at Vienna, Cairo, in Abysinia, and at Paris and Buenos Aires.
1905 - Married Lady Ethel Keith-Falconer.
1912 - Elected to the House of Commons for Rugby, as a Conservative
1915 - Joined the Intelligence Corps in France and was awarded the D.S.O.
1922-1924 - Minister for Transport in the governments of Andrew Bonar Law and Stanley Baldwin.
1925 - Appointed Governor-General of Australia.
1927 - Opened the first meeting of the Australian Parliament in the newly built Parliament House in Canberra.
1929 - He was defeated on the floor of the House of Representatives.
1941 - John Baird died in Scotland after a short illness on 20th of August.
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