February 8,1850 - Birth of Katherine O'Flaherty.
Fall 1855 - Kate O'Flaherty enrolls in Academy of the Sacred Heart
November 1, 1855 - Death of Thomas O'Flaherty (father) in railroad accident. Kate leaves The Academy of Sacred Heart to study at home with her great-grandmother.
January 16,1863 - Death of Victoire Verdon Charleville (great-grandmother and teacher).
February 17,1863 - Death of George O'Flaherty (half-brother), a Confederate soldier.
1863 - Banishment of Kitty Garesche (Kate's school friend) and her family.
Fall 1865 - Kate attends the Academy of the Visitation and returns to Sacred Heart Academy.
1867-1870 - Kate keeps Commonplace Book.
1868 - Graduation from Sacred Heart Academy.
1869 - Writes "Emancipation: a Life Fable," unpublished.
March-May 1869 - Visits New Orleans.
April 1870 -Julia Benoist Chopin (Oscar Chopin's mother) dies.
June 9,1870 - Marriage to Oscar Chopin of Louisiana, Holy Angels Church, St. Louis.
June-September 1870 - European honeymoon; keeps honeymoon diary in Commonplace Book.
November 14, 1870 - Victor Jean Baptiste Chopin (Oscar's father) dies.
May 22,1871- Son Jean Baptiste born in New Orleans, baptized in St. Louis in August.
September 24, 1873 - Son Oscar Charles born in St. Louis, baptized in St. Louis.
December 27, 1873 - Thomas O'Flaherty (brother) killed in buggy accident, St. Louis.
September 14,1874 - Oscar in Battle of Liberty Place, with White League and associated companies, New Orleans.
October 28, 1874 - Son George Francis born in St. Louis, baptized in St. Louis.
January 26, 1876 - Son Frederick born in New Orleans (no baptismal record).
January 8, 1878 - Son Felix Andrew born in New Orleans (no baptismal record).
1878 - Kate Chopin and Family move to Cloutierville, Louisiana.
December 3 1,1879 - Daughter Lelia born in Cloutierville.
December 10, 1882 - Death of Oscar Chopin.
1883-1884 - Romance with Albert Sampite, a married man.
Mid-1884 - Kate Chopin's return to St. Louis.
June 28, 1885 - Chopin's mother, Eliza O'Flaherty, dies of "sarcoma."
June 1887 - First Cloutierville visit since Oscar's death.
1888 - "Lilia Polka" for piano published.
September 24, 1888 - Sampite's wife sues for legal separation from her husband, Albert.
January 10, 1889 - First literary publication: "If It Might Be" (poem).
April 24,1889 - Kate brings Oscar's body back to St. Louis from Cloutierville.
April 30, 1889 - Sampite's suit for separation dismissed.
June 1889 - Chopin writes "Wiser Than a God."
August 1889 - Writes "A Point at Issue!"
October 27, 1889 - First short story published: "A Point at Issue!" in St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
December 1889 - "Wiser Than a God" published in Philadelphia Musical Journal.
September 1890 - At Fault published at Chopin's expense.
December 1890 - Becomes charter member of Wednesday Club.
June 20, 1891
- Sampite's legal separation from Albert Sampite takes effect.
August 20,1891- "For Marse Chouchoute" (first Louisiana story) published in Youth's Companion.
April 4, 1892 - Resigns from Wednesday Club.
April 9-10, 1892 - Writes "Loka."
July 15-17, 1892 - Writes "At the 'Cadian Ball."
October 22, 1892 - "At the 'Cadian Ball" published in Two Tales.
November 24, 1892 - Writes "Desiree's Baby."
January 14, 1893 - Vogue publishes "Desiree's Baby."
May 1893 - Trip to New York and Boston.
October 21-23, 1893 - Writes "At Charier Caminada."
March 24, 1894 - Houghton, Mifflin publishes Bayou Folk.
April 19, 1894 - Chopin writes "The Dream of an Hour" ("Story of an Hour").
May 4, 1894 to October 26, 1896 - Writes "Impressions" (diary).
Late June, 1894 - Attends Indiana conference of Western Association of Writers.
June 30, 1894 - Writes "The Western Association of Writers."
July 7, 1894 - "Western Association of Writers" published in Critic.
August 1894 - First national profile: William Schuyler's article in The Writer.
December 6,1894 - "The Dream of an Hour" published in Vogue with note about "Those Who Have Worked With Us."
March 1895 - Sends Guy de Maupassant translation collection to Houghton, Mifflin (rejected).
April 10-28, 1895 - Writes "Athendise."
January 27, 1897 - Grandmother Athena'ise Charleville Faris dies.
November 1897 - Way & Williams (Chicago) publishes "A Night in Acadie."
January 1898 - Way & Williams accepts "The Awakening."
February 6, 1898 - "Has High Society Struck the Pace That Kills?" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).
Spring-Summer 1898 - Son Frederick in Spanish-American War.
July 19, 1898 - Writes "The Storm."
November 1898 - Book contracts transferred from Way & Williams to Herbert S. Stone & Company.
December 1898 - Visits Natchitoches Parish, sells Cloutierville house, visits New Orleans.
March 1899 - Lucy Monroe's favorable review of "The Awakening" in Book News.
April 22, 1899 - The Awakening published (no documentary evidence that it was ever banned).
July 1899 - Chopin's statement on The Awakening published in Book News.
November 29,1899 - Gives reading at Wednesday Club where almost 300 women praise and applaud her.
February 1900 - Herbert S. Stone returns (declines to publish) A Vocation and a Voice.
1900 - Appears in first edition of who's who in America.
June 4, 1902 - Son Jean marries Emelie Hughes.
July 3, 1902 - "Polly" published in Youth's Companion (last publication).
December 1902 - Chopin makes her will.
1903 - Moves to 4232 McPherson Avenue.
July 7, 1903 - Death of Emelie Chopin, Jean's wife.
August 20,1904 - Chopin has cerebral hemorrhage after day at the St. Louis World's Fair.
August 22, 1904 - Chopin dies.
August 24, 1904 - Burial of Kate Chopin.