1847 – He was born on the 8th day of May this year in Stettin in Pomeranian.
1862 – His mother died when he was fifteen years old.
1889 – He built his first theater, the Harlem Opera House, at 125th Street.
1890 – His second theater, the Columbus Theatre, was built on the same street.
1893 – His third theater was the first Manhattan Opera House, built on the 34th street.
1898 – He built three more theaters there, the Victoria Theatre (1898).
1906 – He is dissatisfied with the Metropolitan Opera’s productions, opened an eighth theater, his second Manhattan Opera House, to directly (and successfully) compete with it.
1910 – He opened the Philadelphia Opera House in 1908, which, however, he sold early in this year.
1919 – He died on the 1st day of August of this year.