"Albert Einstein is born in Ulm, Germany, the first child of Hermann and Pauline Einstein"
"The Einstein family moves to Milan, Italy, but Einstein remains in Munich to complete his education at the Luitpold Gymnasium"
"After failing the entry exam for the Zurich Po lytechnic, Einstein is accepted to the trade department of the cantonal school in Aarau, Switzerland. He lives with the family of Jost Winteler, a teacher in Aarau"
"Einstein’s officially renounces his German citizenship"
"Einstein begins studying at the Zurich Polytechnic in a teachers’ training program"
"Einstein completes his paper on quantum theory"
"Einstein’s paper on the special theory of relativity is published in the Annalen der Physik"
"Einstein receives his doctorate from the University of Zurich"
"Einstein begins collaborating with Marcel Grossman about the general theory of relativity"
"A solar eclipse has allowed scientists to observe phenomena predicted by Einstein’s general relativity theory, and news of the theory’s confirmation is announced at a ceremonial meeting of the Royal Society of London. Einstein becomes famous"
"Einstein wins the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum theory"
"Einstein moves to the United States with his wife and his secretary Helen Dukas"
"Albert Einstein’s second wife Elsa dies of sudden illness"
"Einstein signs a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt urging the acceleration of atomic bomb development"
"Einstein dies in New Jersey. His body is cremated and his papers turned over to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem"