08/29/1809 HOLMES was born at Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 29, 1809
Approx 1829 At the age of twenty he graduated at Harvard University, then took up the study of law
1836 took his degree as doctor of medicine at Cambridge
1836 collected his poems into a volume.
1838 appointed to the chair of Anatomy and Physiology in Dartmouth College
1847 appointed to the chair of Anatomy and Physiology in Harvard College
1858 The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
1872 he published Mechanism in Thought and Morals
1894 died October 7, 1894.