1869 – Born on July 8th in Spencer, Indiana. American dramatist and poet.
1894 – He worked his way through prep school and later through Harvard University. There, he acted as assistant in English.
1895 – Received an appointment as an instructor at the University of Chicago.
1900-1909 – He wrote the plays: The Masque of Judgment, The Fire-Bringer, The Great Divide and The Faith Healer.
– He was promoted to an assistant professorship.
– He collaborated in a book, A First View of English and American Literature, but this sort of writing was drudgery and done only that he might gain money to help his family to better things.
– The Great Divide was produced in New York it was for a time hailed as the great American drama.
1910 – Died of brain cancer on October 17th in Colorado Springs, Colorado.