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  • Date of born.

    Date of born.
    O.Henry was born the 11 of September of 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
  • The work of Texas.

    The work of Texas.
    In 1882 he went to Texas, where he worked on a ranch, in a general land office, and later as teller in the First National Bank in Austin.
  • The sketches.

    The sketches.
    He began writing sketches at about the time of his marriage to Athol Estes in 1887.
  • Homorous weekly.

    Homorous weekly.
    In 1894 he started a humorous weekly, The Rolling Stone.
  • Indicted for embezzlement.

    Indicted for embezzlement.
    In February 1896 he was indicted for embezzlement of bank funds.
  • Admission to prison.

    Admission to prison.
    When convicted, Porter(the rival) received the lightest sentence possible, and in 1898 he entered the penitentiary at Columbus, Ohio; his sentence of five years was shortened to three years and three months for good behaviour.
  • New York

    New York
    In 1902 O. Henry arrived in New York—his “Bagdad on the Subway.
  • Magazines.

    From December 1903 to January 1906(approximate) he produced a story a week for the New York Sunday World magazine and also wrote for other magazines. His first book, Cabbages and Kings (1904), depicted fantastic characters against exotic Honduran backgrounds.
  • The firsts stories.

    The firsts stories.
    Both The Four Million (1906) and The Trimmed Lamp (1907) explored the lives of the multitude of New York in their daily routines and searchings for romance and adventure, and the former contained the widely popular story “The Gift of the Magi.” Heart of the West (1907) presented accurate and fascinating tales of the Texas range.(1907 approximate).
  • More stories.

    More stories.
    Then in rapid succession came The Voice of the City (1908), The Gentle Grafter (1908), Roads of Destiny (1909), Options (1909), Strictly Business (1910), and Whirligigs (1910). Whirligigs contains perhaps Porter's funniest story, "The Ransom of Red Chief."
  • The died date.

    The died date.
    O.Henry died June 5, 1910, New York.
  • The firsts O.Henry Prize.

    The firsts O.Henry Prize.
    The O. Henry Prize, given annually to outstanding short stories, was established in his honor in 1919.