1904- Theodor Seuss Geisel is born on March 2 in Springfield, Massachusetts

1918- Meets President Theodore Roosevelt in recognition of selling war bonds

1921- Enters Dartmouth College

1925- Graduates Dartmouth College
         - Goes to England and enters Oxford College
         - Meets Helen Palmer while at Oxford

1926- Travels to Europe with his family

1927- Returns to the United States
         - His first cartoon was published in Saturday Evening Post
         - Moves to New York City
         - Marries Helen Palmer

1928- Start work illustrating ads for Flit insecticide

1931- His mother dies

1938- Moves to Random House from Vanguard Press

1941- Moves to Hollywood to join the Signal Corps

1948- Moves to La Jolla, California with Helen

1956- Receives honorary doctorate from Dartmouth College

1957- Becomes president of Random House’s Beginner Books division

1966- Works on TV adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas
         - How the Grinch Stole Christmas airs on December 18

1967- Works on TV adaptation of Horton Hears a Who!
         - Horton Hears a Who! Airs on Thanksgiving
         - Helen Geisel dies

1969- Marries Audrey Stone

1975- Undergoes treatment for glaucoma

1980- Vision completely restored

1983- First diagnosed with cancer and undergoes treatment

1985- Receives honorary degree from Princeton University

1991- Dies on September 24