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1891 Born to Samuel and Kate (Cole) Porter

1901 Cole writes his first song “Song of the Birds”

1905 Attends Worcester Academy in Massachusetts

1913 Graduates from Yale College

1916
 Leaves Harvard graduate school for New York City

1917
 Moves to Paris, France

1915 
“Esmeralda” first Broadway song, appeares in Hands Up

1916
 Composes his first Broadway show “See America First”

1919
 Marries Linda Lee Thomas

1928
 Cole moves back to New York City

1929
 “Fifty Million Frenchmen” runs for 257 performances

1934
 “Anything Goes” becomes a Broadway hit

1937
 Cole suffers serious injuries in a horse riding accident

1946
 “Night and Day” staring Cary Grant is released in theaters

1948
 “Kiss Me Kate” opens on Broadway

1952
 Mother Kate passes away

1954
 Wife Linda dies at the age of 71

1954
 Last big Broadway success “Silk Stockings”

1958
 Cole’s right leg is amputated

1964
 Dies of kidney failure at the age of 73 in Santa Monica, CA