Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1922/11/11 Kurt Vonnegut Jr is born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Born
1936/00/00 Vonnegut enters Shortridge where he becomes an editor for the school newspaper. "It just turned out that I could write better than a lot of other people", he said. He graduated in 1940. Education Shortridge High School Indianapolis
1943/03/00 Vonnegut enlist in the US Army and reports to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for basic training. Soldier Fort Bragg North Carolina
1944/12/22 Vonnegut, with the 106th Infantry Division, is capture by the German Army and is taken by boxcar to a prison camp south of Dresden, in Saxony. Soldier The Slaughterhouse Five Battle of the Bulge
1945/02/13 Allied forces begin firebomb Dresden. Vonnegut takes shelter in a meat locker three stories underground. Vonnegut: "It was cool there, with cadavers hanging all around". Soldier The Slaughterhouse Five Dresden Saxony
1945/02/15 Vonnegut: "When we came up the city was gone ... They burnt the whole damn town down." Vonnegut and other American prisoners are pressed into service to recover bodies from the rubble. He described it as a "terribly elaborate Easter-egg hunt". Soldier The Slaughterhouse Five Dresden Saxony
1945/07/00 Vonnegut is stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, typing discharge papers for soldiers. Soon he is awarded a Purple Heart: "I myself was awarded my country's second-lowest decoration, a Purple Heart for frost-bite." Soldier Main Post Area, Fort Riley Fort Riley
1963/00/00 Cat's Cradle - published Author Cat's Cradle
1969/00/00 The Slaughterhouse Five - published Author The Slaughterhouse Five
2007/04/11 Kurt Vonnegut dies as a result of brain injuries suffered weeks earlier from a fall at his New York brownstone 228 E 48th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves, Manhattan, New York. Died Turtle Bay Gardens Historic District New York City

2 Creative Works by Kurt Vonnegut »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Cat's Cradle Author Book 1963/00/00
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
The Slaughterhouse Five Author Book 1969/00/00
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
  • All-TIME 100 Novels, since 1923 the beginning of TIME

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