October 3, 1916

María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, known as Ángeles Alvariño the first woman ever appointed as scientist aboard any British or Spanish exploration ships was born,

October 21, 2021

Dr. Rachel Levine became the first openly transgender four-star officer to serve in any of the country’s eight uniformed services.

October 18, 1818

Catherine Hayes Ireland’s first international opera star was born.

October 29, 1953

Cheryl White the first Black female horse racing jockey was born.

October 9, 1823

Mary Ann Shadd Cary American-Canadian the first Black woman publish in North America and first woman publisher in Canada was born.