1887 - Avery Brundage was born in Detroit on the 28th of September.
1909 - He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree of civil engineering as magna cum laude.
1915-1947 - He founded his own company, the Avery Brundage Company Builders which constructed a number of big buildings and skyscrapers around Chicago.
1912 - He competed in the Summer Olympics in Stockholm in the pentathlon and decathlon events and finished the 6th and 16th, respectively.
1914 - He won the US National all-around title.
1916 - He won the US National all-around title for the second time
1918 - He won the US National all-around title again, winning it thee times.
1928 - He became president of the Amateur Athletic Union.
1929 - He became the president of the United States Olympic Committee.
1930 - He gained the vice-presidency of the International Amateur Athletic Federation.
1936 - He rejected any proposals to boycott the Summer Olympics in Berlin and became a member of the International Olympic Commitee.
1941 - He was expelled from the America First Committee because of his pro-German leanings.
1952 - He was appointed as the successor of President Sigfrid Edstrom.
1972-1975 - He served as Life Honorary President. He died of Heart Failure in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany on the 8th of May.
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