1879 - In Ulm, Germany, Albert Einstein is born to Hermann and Pauline Einstein.
1884 - Beginning his quest to investigate the world, Albert receives his first compass from his father which he is fascinated with.
1889 - At age 10, Albert begins teaching himself about math and science. He was able to learn more on his own than in school.
1894 - At age 15, Albert stays in Munich to finish the school year as the Einsteins move from Munich to Pavia, Italy. After lasting only a term on his own, Albert then follows his family to Pavia.
1895 - Albert wanted to skip high school by going to a technical university but failed the arts portion of the entrance exam to the Swiss Polytechnic University. His family then sent him to Aarau, Switzerland to finish high school.
1896 - After graduating from high school when he was 17, Albert enrolls at the ETH (the Federal Polytechnic) in Zurich.
1898 - Mileva Maric, a Hungarian classmate at the ETH, captured Albert's eye and he falls in love with her.
1899 - By age 20, Albert had completed the most significant portion of his research for the basis of his theories.
1900 - Albert receives his diploma from ETH.
1901 - Albert is granted Swiss citizenship. Unemployed, he searches for work. Mileva becomes pregnant shortly after she and Albert meet in northern Italy for a tryst. In the fall, Albert finds work as a tutor in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Mileva, pregnant with their first child, moves three miles up the river to Stein Am Rhein. She then moves to Hungary to give birth to their baby at her parent's home. Albert moves to Bern.
1902 - Mileva gives birth to a baby girl in January, Lieserl, whom they eventually put up for adoption. She reportedly becomes ill and then all record of her disappears. Shortly after Albert takes a job at the Swiss Patent Office, Alberts father Hermann Einstein becomes ill and dies.
1903 - In January, Albert and Mileva were married.
1904 - Mileva gives birth to their... [continues]
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