James Gatz/Jay Gatsby Timeline

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Gatz Raised in Poor Family on Rural Farm

February 12, 1894 - May 28, 1909

Gatz is Born in Minnesota

February 12, 1894

Gatz Lives off of Fish and Clams

May 28, 1909 - August 6, 1910

Gatz Attends Lutheran College St. Olaf in Minnesota

August 8, 1910 - August 26, 1910

Gatz Drops Out

August 26, 1910

Gatz is Dissatified With Janitorial Position he has to Take on To Provide the Money)

Gatz Returns to Living off Seafood he Obtains

August 27, 1910 - July 5, 1911

Gatz Meets Dan Cody

July 6, 1911

Gatz Sails with Cody to W. Indies and Barbary Coast

July 7, 1911 - October 8, 1916

Gatsby Changes his Name From James Gatz to Jay Gatsby

July 17, 1912

Cody Dies

Oct 9, 1916

Gatsby Trains for Military and Spends Time With Daisy

December 14, 1916 - November 1, 1917

Gatsby Cheated out of Will Money

December 14, 1916

Gatsby Meets Daisy at Camp Taylor

May 3, 1917

Gatsby Decides he’s in Love With Daisy

July 28, 1917

Gatsby is Deployed for WWI, Daisy Sees Him Off

November 2, 1917

Gatsby Fights in 7th Infantry (Receives Medals)

November 3,1917 - June 26, 1918

Daisy is Engaged to Tom Buchanan

February 24, 1918

Daisy Receives Gatsby’s Letter

June 5, 1918 4:38 PM

The Letter Pleads Her to Not Go Thorough With it so He Can Marry Her

Daisy Marries Tom Buchanan

June 6, 1918 5:00 PM

Daisy and Tom Spend Honeymoon on the South Seas

June 7, 1918 - August 7, 1918

Gatsby Commits his Life to Becoming Rich to Impress Daisy

June 27, 1918 - August 28, 1922

He Makes his Money Bootlegging During Prohibition

Tom and Daisy are an Especially Happy Couple

August 1, 1918 - August 31,1918

Daisy has Girl

April 13, 1919

Daisy and Tom Live in France

April 14, 1919 - May 5, 1920

Daisy and Tom Settle Down in Chicago

May 6, 1920 - February 11, 1921

Daisy and Tom Move to East Egg

February 12, 1921

Gatsby Buys a Mansion Across the Bay From Daisy

May 23, 1921

Gatsby Throws Elaborate Parties Every Weekend

May 27, 1921 - June 12, 1922

In Order to Impress Daisy

Nick Carraway Begins to Rent the House Beside Gatsby

May 4, 1922

Nick Meets Tom and Jordan When Invited to Cousin Daisy’s

May 16, 1922

Nick is Invited to Gatsby’s Party

May 21, 1922 2:34 PM

Nick Goes and Meets Gatsby at His Party

May 23, 1922 8:00 PM

Gatsby Has a Private Conversation With Jordan

May 24, 1922 2:00 AM

Gatsby Takes Nick to the City for Lunch

May 27, 1922 12:30 AM

Nick is Skeptical of Gatsby’s Stories

Gatsby is Pulled Over for Speeding

May 27, 1922 12:35 PM

Nick is Introduced to Meyer Wolfsheim

May 27, 1922 1:00 PM

Meyer is a Questionable Character Who "Fixed the World Series"

Jordan Informs Nick of Gatsby’s Past

May 27, 1922 4:00 PM

Jordan Asks Nick to Invite Daisy Over for Tea

May 27, 1922 4:15 PM

To Meet Gatsby

Nick is Won Over by Gatsby Through Numerous Acts of Desperation

May 29,1922

Gatsby Continues Seeing Daisy

June 4, 1922 - June 24,1922

Daisy Comes Over to Nicks Where Awkward Small Talk is Made

June 4, 1922 3:30 PM

Daisy and Gatsby “Fall in Love” Again

June 4, 1922 4:00 PM

Daisy and Nick Tour Gatsby’s Mansion

June 4, 1922 5:00 PM

Daisy Attends Gatsby’s Party

June 12, 1922 8:00 PM

Gatsby Fires His Servants and Stops Having Parties

June 13, 1922

Because Daisy Doesn’t Enjoy the Party

Hottest Summer Day

June 24, 1922

Nick, Jordan, and Gatsby Go to Daisy and Tom’s

June 24, 1922 10:00 AM

Gatsby is Shocked When Sees Daisy’s Daughter

June 24, 1922 10:30 AM

Nick, Tom, and Jordan Stop at Wilson’s Garage for Gas

June 24, 1922 12:00 PM

They Discover Wilson has Discovered his Wife Was Cheating on Him

June 24, 1922 12:15 PM

The Group Gets a Suite at the Plaza Hotel

June 24, 1922 2:00 PM

A Heated Argument Breaks Out Where Gatsby and Tom Fight Over Daisy

June 24, 1922 3:30 PM - June 24, 1922 3:45 PM

Tom Wins the Argument

June 24, 1922 3:45 PM

Reveals the Nature of How Gatsby Became Rich

The Group Leaves for Home

June 24, 1922 5:00 PM

Daisy Runs Over Myrtle But Gatsby Covers for Her

June 24, 1922 6:30 PM

Gatsby Watches Tom and Daisy Over Dinner to Make Sure he Doesn’t Hurt Her

June 24, 1922 6:45 PM - June 25, 1922 4:00 AM

Wilson Believes Owner of Car is The One Cheating With Myrtle

June 24, 1922 11:45 PM

Nick and Gatsby Eat Breakfast

June 25, 1922 8:00 AM - June 25, 1922 9:00 AM

Nick Warns Gatsby to Leave but Gatsby Refuses

June 25, 1922 8:00 AM

Nick Leaves to Catch a Train

June 25, 1922 9:00 Am

Wilson Tracks Down the Owner of the Car and Kills Gatsby in his Pool

June 25, 1922 3:00 PM