Dr. Seuss

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Dr. Seuss was born as Theordor Geisel. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts

1904

Dr. Seuss was born as Theordor Geisel. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Theordor was sent to attend Dartmouth College. While there, Theordor first took on his now famous pen name (Seuss)

1921

Theordor was sent to attend Dartmouth College. While there, Theordor first took on his now famous pen name (Seuss)

Dr. Seuss was married in 1927. He married a lady named Helen Palmer.

1927

Dr. Seuss was married in 1927. He married a lady named Helen Palmer.

Dr. Seuss started out by drawing. His cartoons appeared in magazines and newspapers, then later in books.

1928

Dr. Seuss started out by drawing. His cartoons appeared in magazines and newspapers, then later in books.

Dr. Seuss had his own children's book published in 1937. The book was And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street

1937

Dr. Seuss had his own children's book published in 1937. The book was And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

conflict between countries in Europe broke out into World War II. America would join the war two years later.

1939

conflict between countries in Europe broke out into World War II. America would join the war two years later.

Dr. Seuss joined the United States Army in 1943. He served until 1946, participating in the Motion Pictures Unit.

1943

Dr. Seuss joined the United States Army in 1943. He served until 1946, participating in the Motion Pictures Unit.

Horton Hears a Who came out in 1954, and it has lived on for decades. During the same year, Brown vs. the Board of Education

1954

Horton Hears a Who came out in 1954, and it has lived on for decades. During the same year, Brown vs. the Board of Education

Dr. Seuss published two of his biggest hits: The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

1957

Dr. Seuss published two of his biggest hits: The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He also became president of his publishing company Beginner Books.

success continued when Dr. Seuss published Green Eggs and Ham. He also published One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish during this time.

1960

After the success of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, it was optioned for film. The television special aired on TV for the first time ever.

1966

After the success of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, it was optioned for film. The television special aired on TV for the first time ever.

Dr. Seuss’s wife died.

1967

Dr. Seuss’s wife died.

Dr.Seuss publishes, Hop on pop and, The eye book.

1968

Dr.Seuss publishes, Hop on pop and, The eye book.

Dr.Seuss wins the first outstanding author award

1971

Dr.Seuss wins the first outstanding author award

Dr.Seuss wins a peabody award for his television specials.

1971

Dr.Seuss wins a peabody award for his television specials.

Governors of serval states declare that Dr.Seuss’s 77th birthday is Dr.Seuss day

1981

Governors of serval states declare that Dr.Seuss’s 77th birthday is Dr.Seuss day

Dr.Seuss wins a pulitzer prize

1984

Dr.Seuss wins a pulitzer prize

Dr.Seuss dies September 24, at the age of 87

1991

Dr.Seuss dies September 24, at the age of 87