Literary Timeline

Events

Lifespan

1860 - 1935

U.S Bank stops payment in gold

1860

Father abandons their family

1862

Attended 7 different schools

1866

Lifespan

1873 - 1947

Suffered postpartum depression

1885

Jack Ripper kiss his last victim

1888

Began wearing masculine clothes

1890

Lifespan

1891 - 1974

The Yellow Wallpaper

1892

Changed major from physician to English

1894

Divorces husband

1894

Only books in the house were bibles

1894

Moved to Pittsburg

1896

First Sweden car

1897

Concerning Children

1900

William Mckenley assassnated

1901

Ford Model T released

1908

Moving the Mountain

1911

Went to Univ. of Uppsala

1912

Moved to paris

1913

O Pioneers

1913

Herland

1915

Spanish Flu kills 38,000

1918

WWI ends

1918

19th amendment - Woman's Suffrage

1919

Sweden joins League of Nations

1920

Lifespan

1922 - 2007

One of Ours

1922

Spent summers on Grand Manan Island

1922

Joined episcopal church

1922

A Lost Lady

1923

Father and I

1924

Lifespan

1924 - Present

Neighbor Rosicky

1930

Moved to Italy

1930

Dwarf planet, Pluto, named

1930

Great depression

1931

Diagnosed with incurable breast cancer

1932

Elected into the Sweden Academy

1940

Australian troops take over Derna, Libya

1941

Sent to internment camp

1942

Enlisted in the Army

1943

Lifespan

1944 - Present

Moved to Chicago

1945

Became target of Allied Forces

1945

Sweden joined United Nations

1946

Married Jane Marie Cox

1946

Worked for a candy factory

1947

Had a child

1947

Married Chester Yamauchi

1948

Segregation of whites and blacks

1950

Barabbas

1950

Quit job @ GE

1951

The Dwarf

1951

Shot in the eye

1952

Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

1954

Rosa Parks arrested

1955

The Silbyl

1956

Lifespan

1958 - Present

Sweden becomes member of EFTA

1959

Attended Spellman University

1961

Lifespan

1962 - Present

MLK arrested for prostesting

1963

John F Kennedy assassinated

1963

Lifespan

1965 - Present

Spent summer in Kenya

1965

Race riots in major cities

1966

First army general killed in Vietnam

1967

Teen pregnancy aportion

1967

Moved to Jackson, Mississippi

1967

MLK assassnated

1968

Slaughter House Five

1969

Moved to Palos Verdes, CA

1971

Vietnam War ended

1973

Everyday Use

1973

In Love & Trouble

1973

Slapstick

1976

Lifespan

1977 - Present

And the Soul Shall Dance

1977

Won LA drama critics award

1977

The Color Purple

1982

Graduated from Belle Vista H.S

1984

Mederian

1984

Graduated from Yale

1984

Blue Beard

1987

Pulitzer prize winner

1989

Was bullied as a teen

1990

Began selling pharmaceuticals

1992

Began writing fiction

1992

Songs my Mother Taught Me

1994

Graduated from Lake Highland Prep. School

1995

The Notebook

1996

Mean Justice

1999

Received fine arts degree @ Columbia

1999

George Bush elected president

2000

Baby ER

2000

Graduated with a double major

2000

Donated 9 Million to his high school

2000

9/11

2001

Taught a writing workshop

2001

Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah

2002

When the Emperor was Divine

2002

Words, Weaving's & Songs

2002

Wrote about school experiences

2004

Looking for Alaska

2005

An Abundance of Katherines

2006

Married Sarah Urist

2006

Over Here

2006

Monkey Girl

2007

Paper Towns

2008

Worked in a hospital

2008

Donated 10M to a Christian Organization

2008

First Black President- Barack Obama

2009

Safe Haven

2010

A Disappearance

2011

A Buddha in the Attic

2011

Moved to NYC

2011

Rosebud

2011

The Children

2011

Created the Nicholas Sparks Foundation

2012

The Fault in Our Stars

2012

1,429 killed in chemical attack in Syrian civil war

2013

The Longest Ride

2013

Isis attacks Paris

2015

Bicycled 23 miles in Hawaii

2016

Garbology was adopted as a freshman read at Rowan Univ

2016