The Great Gatsby Timeline

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    The Great Gatsby

  • (Gatsby) James Gatz Born

  • Tom, Nick Born

  • Daisy born

  • Jordan Baker born

  • James Gatz attends St. Olaf's college (Drops out)

  • "Gatsby" is born, meets Dan Cody.

  • George + Myrtle marry, move in to Valley.

  • Tom+Nick start attending Yale

  • Dan Cody dies; leaves Gatsby inheritance which is stolen.

  • WW1

  • Tom+Nick Graduate from Yale

  • America Enters WW1 Daisy+Gatsby meet

  • (Fall) Daisy+Gatsby are in "love"

  • (Winter) Gatsby is deployed.

  • Armistice

    Jordan Baker moves her ball at her first major golf tournament.
  • Daisy+Tom met

  • Black Sox Scandal

    18th amendment ratified.
  • Tom+Daisy marry

  • Tom cheats on Daisy shortly after marriage.

  • 18th Amendment takes effect.

  • (Spring) Tom+Daisy move to France.

  • (Summer) Gatsby moves to West Egg.

  • (Spring) Nick moves to West Egg.

  • (Ch.1) Nick meets Tom again, Daisy, Jordan at their house in E. Egg.

  • (Ch.2) Nick meets Myrtle and George with Tom

  • (Ch.3) Gatsby sends Nick an invite to party.

  • (Ch.3) Gatsby tells Jordan about the romance with Daisy in 1917.

  • (Ch.4) Nick meets Wolfsheim, Jordan tells Nick about Gatsby+Daisy.

  • Gatsby meets Daisy again (1st time in 5 years)

  • (Ch.6) Tom+Daisy go to Gatsby's party

  • (Ch.7) Tom finds outs about Daisy+Gatsby affair.

  • (Ch.7) Daisy runs over Myrtle (Killing her)

  • (Ch.8) Gatsby reveals the truth, Nick+Jordan break up. Tom tells George that Gatsby was driving the car that killed Myrtle.

  • (Ch.8) Tom tells George that Gatsby was driving the car that killed Myrtle.

  • (Ch.8) Gatsby is shot by George.

  • (Ch.9) Gatsby's father, Nick, and "Owl-eyes" attend Gatsby's funeral.

  • (Ch.9) Nick returns home, establishes boundaries.