May 1, 1852

Martha Jane Canary aka Calamity Jane American Scout is born.

May 4, 1898

On May 4, 1898 Joy Bright Hancock one of the first women officers of the United States Navy is born.

May 23, 2001

On May 23, 2001 GabI Shull, Ballerina is born.

May 27, 1907

Rachel Carson American Marine Biologist,  Author, and Conservationist is born.

May 25, 1875

Grace Annie Lockhart becomes the first woman in the British Empire to earn a university degree. 

May 16, 1898

On May 16, 1898 Tamara Lempicka Polish painter is born.

May 16, 1966

Janet Jackson American Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, and Actress is born.

May 4, 1928

Elizabeth Earle “Betsy” Rawls American Professional Golfer is born.

May 2, 1878

Nannie Helen Burroughs educator, businesswoman, and civil rights activist is born.