1776 – Robert Trimble, born on the 17th of November in Berkeley County, Virginia. He was an attorney and a justice of the United States Supreme Court. The first district judge ever promoted to the Supreme Court, he was the only Supreme Court appointment of President John Quincy Adams.
1803 – He was licensed to practice law.
1810 – He resigned from the State Appellate Court because of his financial obligations to his growing family, and declined an appointment to become the Chief Justice of Kentucky.
1817 – 1826 – The second United States District Judge for the District of Kentucky.
1826 – Was appointed to the Supreme Court to succeed his fellow Kentuckian, Thomas Todd.
1828 – His tenure on the Court was terminated by his death on the 25th of August, of a "malignant bilious fever".