Dr. Seuss's Leadership and legacy

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  • Theodor Geisel's Birth

    Theodor Geisel's Birth
    Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904
  • Theodor Geisel uses Seuss as a pen name

    Theodor Geisel used Seuss as a pen name for the humor magazine "Jack-O-Lantern" after getting in trouble with his dean and being ordered to leave the magazine
  • Theodor Geisel adds Dr. to his pen name

    Theodor Geisel adds Dr. to his pen name
  • Dr. Seuss started selling cartoons to magazines

    Dr. Seuss started selling cartoons to magazines
  • Marries Helen Palmer

    Marries Helen Palmer
  • Begins drawing "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" advertisements

    Begins drawing "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" advertisements
  • Dr. Seuss illustrations appear in a book for the first time

  • Publishes his first book, "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street"

    Publishes his first book, "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street"
  • Dr. Seuss wins award for the best documentary, Hitler Lives?

  • Theodor Suess Geisel moves to La Jolla, California

  • Dr. Seuss publishes, "If I Ran the Zoo"

    Dr. Seuss publishes, "If I Ran the Zoo"
  • Geisel’s only feature film is released, "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T"

  • Publishes Horton Hears a Who!

    Publishes Horton Hears a Who!
  • Dr. Seuss publishes two of his most famous books.

    Dr. Seuss publishes two of his most famous books.
    Dr. Seuss publishes, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," and "The Cat and the Hat"
  • Dr. Seuss became president of his publishing company Beginner Books

  • Dr. Seuss publishes two more of his most famous books

    Dr. Seuss publishes two more of his most famous books
    Dr. Seuss publishes, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" and "Green Eggs and Ham"
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! appears on TV

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas! appears on TV
  • Dr. Seuss’ wife dies

  • Theodor Geisel marries Audrey Dimond

    Theodor Geisel marries Audrey Dimond
  • Dr. Seuss publishes, "Hop on Pop" and "The Eye Book"

  • Dr. Seuss wins a Peabody Award

    Dr. Seuss wins a Peabody Award
    Dr. Seuss wins a Peabody Award for his television specials
  • Dr. Seuss wins an outstanding author award

    Dr. Seuss wins the first Outstanding Author Award presented by the California Association of Teachers of English
  • Dartmouth College, hosts a Fifteenth Anniversary Retrospective showcasing his work

  • Dr. Seuss receives and Emmy Award

    Dr. Seuss receives and Emmy Award
    He receives an Emmy Award (Best Children’s Special) for Halloween is Grinch Night
  • Dr. Seuss' 77th birthday is Dr. Seuss Day

    Dr. Seuss' 77th birthday is Dr. Seuss Day
    Governors of several states (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, and Utah)
    declare that Dr. Seuss’ 77th birthday is Dr. Seuss Day
  • Dr. Seuss Dies at the age of 87

    Dr. Seuss Dies at the age of 87
  • "Read across America" begins

    "Read across America" begins
    National Education Association begins “Read Across America” Day on March 2
    as the largest reading celebration across the country
  • Universal Studios opens Seuss Landing in their Islands of Adventure Theme Park in Orlando, Florida

    Universal Studios opens Seuss Landing in their Islands of Adventure Theme Park in Orlando, Florida
  • Universal Pictures releases Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Universal Pictures releases Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Seussical the Musical opens on Broadway

    Seussical the Musical opens on Broadway
  • Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden opens

    Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden opens
    Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden opens in his birthplace of Springfield, Massachusetts, featuring sculptures of Geisel and of many of his characters created by his stepdaughter and sculptor, Lark Dimond-Cates
  • The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That debuts

    The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That debuts
    The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That debuts on PBS
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    Dr. Seuss attends Dartmouth College

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    Theodor Geisel serves in the Army during World War II