1929 - Born on the 17th of December.
1955-1960 - He was a public relations executive.
1968 - Wrote collections Safire's Political Dictionary.
1973 - Safire joined the New York Times as a political columnist.
1978 - He won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary on Bert Lance's alleged budgetary irregularities.
1979 - Wrote weekly "On Language" column for The New York Times.
1980 - On Language.
1988 - You Could Look It Up.
1992 - Bill Clinton, Safire became one of the leading critics of Clinton's administration.
1995 - Safire has served as a member of the Pulitzer Board.
2000 - Safire became the full-time chief executive of the Dana Foundation where he has been chairman.
2005 - He is a staunch defender of Israel and for this reason received the Guardian of Zion Award of Bar-Ilan University.
2006 - Safire was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush.
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