1856 – Born on the 20th of March in Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.
1872 – He entered Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, where he led his class scholastically.
1875 – He was apprenticed to learn the trades of patternmaker and machinist at the Enterprise Hydraulic Works in Philadelphia.
1881 – He introduced time study at the Midvale plant.
1883 – Taylor earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
1890 – Resign his post at Midvale and to become general manager of the Manufacturing Investment Company.
1894 – Notes on Belting.
1895 – A Piece-rate System.
1903 – Shop Management.
1904 – With his wife and three adopted children, Taylor lived in Philadelphia.
1906 – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers elected him president, the same year that he was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by the University of Pennsylvania.
– On the Art of Cutting Metals.
1911 – He Principles of Scientific Management was published commercially.
1915 – Died on the 21st of March in Philadelphia.