1874 - Owen Davis, born in Portland, Maine on the 29th of January.
1908 - He was first represented on Broadway with the Hippodrome musical spectacle The Battle of Port Arthur.
1912 - His first regular play to reach New York was Making Good.
1913 - 1920 - He scored commercial successes with The Family Cupboard, Sinners, Forever After, and Opportunity.
1921 - 1923 - Wrote two highly praised dramas: The Detour and Icebound, the latter winning a Pulitzer Prize.
1923 - 1941 - Several of his other plays, such as The Nervous Wreck and Mr. and Mrs. North, were commercially profitable, they did not fulfill the promise he briefly displayed.
1931 - 1950 - His later works were dramatizations of other writers' stories. Autobiographies: I'd Like to Do It Again, My First Fifty Years in the Theatre.
1956 - Died on the 14th of October in New York.
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