11/01/1871 Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey, as the 14th child of a Methodist minister.
1887 At age 16 he was writing articles for the New York Tribune.
1890 After his mother`s death, Crane moved to New York, where he lived a bohemian life, and worked as a free-lance writer and journalist.
1893 Crane`s first novel, Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets. It was published by money from his brother
1895 Crane`s collection of poems, The Black Rider was published.
1896 His short story, The Open Boat, is based on a true experience, when his ship sank on the journey to Cuba. With a small party of other passengers, Crane spent several days drifting in an open boat before being rescued. This experience impaired his health permanently.
1896 George`s Mother was published
1898 Crane settled in Sussex, England, where he became friends with Joseph Conrad, H.G. Wells, and Henry James.
1899 Active Service was published
1899 Crane returned to Cuba, to cover the Spanish-American War. Due to poor health he was obliged to return to England
1900 Wounds In The Rain and Whilomville Stories, were both posthumous published.
05/05/1900 Crane died at Badenweiler in Germany of tuberculosis, which was worsened by malarial fever he had caught in Cuba.