1891 – He was born on the 25th of January in Philadelphia.
1913 – He was graduated from Yale University, after having been voted "most brilliant" in his class.
1914 – He briefly attended Harvard Law School, but dropped out on the death of his father.
1933-1936 – Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him as the first US ambassador to the Soviet Union, a post that lasted.
1936 – Bullitt was re-posted to France as Ambassador.
1940 – After the German invasion of France he returned to America and unsuccessfully ran for the position of Mayor of Philadelphia as a Democrat.
1941-1945 – Bullitt wrote volumes of stories and social commentary on the dangers of both fascism and communism.
1967 – He died on the 15th of February in Neuilly.