1846 – Born in New York City on the 10th of February.
1867 – He earned an MD from the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
1875 – After researching pure chemistry at University of Tübingen, Remsen returned to the United States and became a professor at Williams College, where he wrote the popular "Theoretical Chemistry".
1879 – He founded the American Chemical Journal which he edited for 35 years.
1879 – He made the greatest discovery of his career by accident.
1880 – He named the substance saccharin and he and his research partner Constantine Fahlberg published their finding.
1912 – He stepped down as president and retired to Carmel, California.
1927 – Died on the 4th of March.