1/10/1881: William Edward Boeing was born on October 1, 1881, in Detroit, Michigan, the first child of William Boeing- a mining engineer and Marie Ortmann.
1900: enrolled in University of Yale, 1903: left the school without graduation begins to work in the timber.
1916: Found the Pacific Aero Product Company with the George Conrad Westevelt- a former Navy engineer. Introduce the first model of its plane called Boeing Model 1.
William E Boeing (upper) and an assembly line of Boeing Company in WW2 (source: boeing.com)
1917: received the first contract to produce 50 airplanes for the Navy.
1927: invest in the Air Mail and using the “air-cooled” engine airplane Model 40A. In 1929: Merged Boeing Company and Transport Corp to found United Aircraft and Transport Corp.
1934: United Aircraft and Transport Corp was forced to divide into 3 separated Companies due to the effect of Air Mail Act Scandal and Antitrust Rules, that 3 companies are United Aircraft Corporation (now is United Technologies Corporation), Boeing Airline (later became Boeing Compnay) và United Airline (for fly operation)
1935-1954: retired from producing aircraft, returned to the timber and invest in racehorse.
28/9/1956: dead at the aged of 74.