Bradbury was born in 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois to Esther Bradbury a Swedish immigrant and Leonard Spaulding Bradbury a power and telephone lineman of English Descent.
The Bradbury family moved back and forth between Waukegan and Tucson, Arizona.
At age eleven, young Ray began writing his own stories.
At age twelve, Bradbury began writing traditional horror stories and said he tried to imitate Edgar Allan Poe until he was eighteen.
At the age of 12 he wrote his own sequel to The Warlord of Mars
The Bradbury family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1934
When he moved to Los Angeles he attended high school and was active in the drama club
When Bradbury was 14 the family eventually settled in Los Angeles.
Bradbury's first pay as a writer was at the age of fourteen, when Burns hired him to write for the Burns and Allen show.
His first published story was "Hollerbochen's Dilemma" which appeared in the fanzine.
He sold newspapers from high school graduation
He devoted all his time to writing
Bradbury's first story about the Addams family was "Homecoming" published in the Halloween issue of Mademoiselle
He married Maggie McClure
His first collection, Dark Carnival, was published
Bradbury and his wife were expecting their first child.
The Martian Chronicles was published
His first science fiction book was published
He was given the Benjamin Franklin Award
Bradbury suffered a stoke that left him partially dependent on a wheelchair for mobility.
He was awarded National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
Bradbury published all the Family stories he had written in one book with a collecting narrative.
Bradbury published the original novel remaining after the extraction, and re titled it "Farewell Summer"
Bradbury retired from the circuit
Bradbury died in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91, after a lengthy illness.