Amar Bose, who changed the experience of listening to music bringing concert hall-like audio into the living room, died on Friday at home in Massachusetts. He was 83. Here's a timeline of his life and his career:
November 2, 1929: Born in Philadelphia
World War II: Repaired radios to help family whose import business had been hit
1947: Gets accepted into MIT
1951: graduated with an electrical engineering degree from MIT
1956: Finished a doctorate in electrical engineering from MIT and formed a research program in physical acoustics and psychoacoustics at the institution
1964: Founded Bose Corp., a maker of high-end consumer electronics, based on research at MIT
1968: Introduced the Bose 901 Direct/Reflecting speaker system, which became a best seller.
1982: World’s top automakers, including Mercedes and Porsche, began to install Bose audio systems in their cars
1989: Bose corp makes it first Acoustic Noise Cancelling™ headset.
1993: The company opens its first retail store in Kittery, Maine.
2001: Retires from his faculty position at MIT
2004: His company makes the SoundDock, a standard setter for iPod speaker systems.
2008: Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio.
2011: Donates most of his shares to MIT
2013: Amar Bose dies at home in Massachusetts at the age of 83