Dian Fossey

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  • Empire State Building opens in New York

    Empire State Building opens in New York
  • Dian Fossey is born

    Dian Fossey is born
    She was born at 11:17AM in San Francisco, California.
  • The attack on Pearl Harbor begins

    The attack on Pearl Harbor begins
  • Dian graduates from college with a degree in occupational therapy

    Dian graduates from college with a degree in occupational therapy
    She graduated from San Jose State College against her step father's wishes.
  • Dian meets her mentor Louis Leakey

    Dian meets her mentor Louis Leakey
    Leakey was the one who invented the group called the Trimates. They consisted of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas.
  • Dian meets Jane Goodall for the first time

    Dian meets Jane Goodall for the first time
    Dian learns different techniques for talking to gorillas and how to navigate forests.
  • Diane leaves for her first trip to Africa

    Diane leaves for her first trip to Africa
    She leaves America to get a more experienced study on Gorillas.
  • Dian meets Digit

    Dian meets Digit
    While she was studying gorillas Digit became very close with Dian.
  • Dian's favorite gorilla dies

    Dian's favorite gorilla dies
    Digit was the friendliest of the gorillas to Dian and was killed by poachers.
  • Gorillas in the Mist book is published

    Gorillas in the Mist book is published
    It is about Dian's findings and discoveries in Africa.
  • Dian is murdered in her cabin in Rwanda

    Dian is murdered in her cabin in Rwanda
    It is still a mystery today how she was killed but there has been a few stories about who actually did it.