Exact date unknown, Harper met Capote in kindergarten, and Lee graduated in 1944, assuming she did not skip a grade, then working backwards she met Capote when she was six years old.
1st through 3rd
1933 - 12/31/1935
4th through 8th grade
1936 - 12/31/1939
1940 - 1944
Lee goes to Huntingdon College
1944 - 1945
She dropped out of Huntingdon and then went to the University of Alabama.
Lee goes to University of Alabama
1945 - 1950
Harper Lee dropped out again, due to the fact that she did not want to pursue a career in law, (which was a reason she went to the University of Alabama in the first place) but wanted to be a writer instead.
Enrolls at UA collage of law
1947 - 1950
Went to Oxford for the summer
6/21/1948 - 12/31/1948
Lee goes to New York
Worked many jobs
1949 - 12/25/1956
Worked as both a flight attendent, and for the British Overseas Air Corp.
Lee's Mother Dies
2 Jun 1951
Frances Finch Cunningham Lee died 2 Jun 1951.
Lee's brother Edwin Coleman Lee dies
July 12, 1951
Quit many jobs and focused on writing
12/25/1956 - July 11, 1960
Famous friend (Broadway composer Michael Brown) gave Lee a year's salary and a note that said
"You have one year off from your job to write whatever you please. Merry Christmas."
She then started to write "To Kill A Mockingbird"
Within three and a half years, it was finished.
Lee accompanies Truman Capote to Kansas
In 1959 Lee went with Truman Capote to Holcombe, Kansas, to help him research for his novel.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" published
July 11, 1960
"To Kill A Mockingbird" wins the Pulitzer Prize in 1961
Lee's Father dies
April 15, 1962
The film "To Kill A Mockingbird" is released
December 25, 1962
Lee appointed to the National Council on the Arts
Illustrated English edition of TKAM appears in Moscow
Truman Capote dies
25 Aug 1984
Lee writes, "I am still alive although very quiet."
"I am still alive although very quiet." was the introduction to the 1995 35th anniversary edition of "To Kill A Mockingbird"