1813 - Dana was born on the 12th of February in Utica, New York.
1833 - Graduated from Yale College under Benjamin Silliman the elder.
He was a teacher of mathematics to midshipmen in the Navy.
1836-1837 - Assistant to Professor Silliman in the chemical laboratory at Yale.
Acted as mineralogist and geologist of the United States Exploring Expedition.
1842 - He returned to America.
1849 - Dana's sketch of Mount Shasta was engraved for publication in the American Journal of Science and Arts.
1844 - He again became a resident of New Haven, and married Henrietta Frances Silliman.
1850-1892 - Appointed as Silliman's successor, as Silliman Professor of Natural History and Geology in Yale College
Chief editor, of the American Journal of Science and Arts.
1877 - Dana was awarded the Copley Medal by the Royal Society.
1874 - Wollaston Medal by the Geological Society of London.
1882 - Clarke Medal by the Royal Society of New South Wales.
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