At the age of 14, Ray Bradbury writes his first play, and is soon hired to be a writer on the Burns and Allen show
Bradbury Gets Married
Bradbury marries Marguerite McClure, who he met in a bookstore.
Bradbury's First Child is Born
Susan, Bradbury's first child is born.
Short Stories Appear on Television
Ray Bradbury writes the novel 451.
Wins Pulitzer Prize
Bradbury is recognized for his influential career of science fiction and fantasy writing.
Ray Bradbury dies
June 5, 2012
He died in Los Angeles California at the age of 91
The Great Depression
1929 - 1939
The Great Depression impacts many citizens of the United States as our economy takes a turn for the worse. Ray Bradbury also begins writing during this period, which kept him positive.
World War 2
1939 - 1945
Germany invading Poland starts world war 2, causing frightened people throughout the world. Bradbury's stories begin to flourish during this time.
1947 - 1991
The cold war goes on, influencing Bradbury's writing in his novel Fahrenheit 451. The burning of books is seen in both the cold war, by the leaders wanting more control, and a way of life in Ray Bradbury's book.
First Sights of Television
America begins to see the complexity of television. This affects Bradbury because in 451, he writes about the parlor walls having sort of script like plays going on in them.
The first automated machine that can deposit and dispense money becomes available in america. Ray mentioned a similar concept in Fahrenheit 451, by mentioning people using a similar device.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall
1989 - 1991
The Berlin wall that separated West Berlin and East Germany that caused so many pain,finally falls, and Berlin and Germany are at peace again. Bradbury shows control of society in many of his novels. The Berlin wall is an example of trying to control society.