1899, July 21
- Ernest Miller Hemingway born in Oak Park to Clarence E. Hemingway, a family doctor, and Grace Hall Hemingway, a singer and music teacher.
- Hemingway graduates from Oak Park High School, where he was editor of the school newspaper, The Trapeze, and published articles in the literary magazine, Tabula.
- Hemingway volunteers as a Red Cross ambulance driver during World War I in Italy.
1918, July 8
- Hemingway is wounded while passing out supplies to soldiers. While recovering, he has a romance with nurse Agnes von Kurowsky.
- Hemingway returns to Oak Park without von Kurowsky, who breaks off the engagement via mail.
- Hemingway moves to Toronto, Canada as reporter for the Toronto Star.
- Moves back to Chicago.
1921, September 3
- Hemingway marries his first wife, Hadley Richardson.
1921, December 8
- The Hemingways move from Chicago to Paris while he works for as a foreign correspondent.
- Ernest takes his first trip to Pamplona, Spain, for bullfights.
- Hemingway’s first novel, “The Sun Also Rises,” is published.
- Leaves Paris for Key West, Florida.
1928, December 6
- Hemingway’s father commits suicide in Oak Park.
- “A Farewell to Arms” is published to much acclaim.
- “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is published.
1951, June 28
- Hemingway’s mother dies in Memphis, Tennessee.
- “The Old Man and the Sea” earns Hemingway the Pulitzer Prize.
- Hemingway wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Treatments begin at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for depression.
1961, July 2
- Hemingway dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Ketchum, Idaho.
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