The National Woman Suffrage Association is founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
May 1, 1864
Birthday of Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother's Day
May 1, 1830
Birthday of Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones) union activist
May 4, 1979
Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first female prime minister
May 8, 1914
Woodrow Wilson Declares Mothers Day a National Holiday
May 9, 1872
Mother's Peace Day (which later became Mother's Day)
May 10, 1872
Vicotria Woodhull was nominated for the office of President of the United States
May 10, 1913
The largest suffrage parade in history marched down Fifth Avenue, New York City. There were over ten thousand marchers and about 250,000 onlookers.
May 13, 1995
Alsion Hargreaves became the first woman (and only the second person) to reach the peak of Mt. Everest without the aid of oxygen or sherpas.
May 14, 1995
Myrlie Evers-Williams was sworn in as first woman elected to Board of Directors (chairperson) of NAACP
May 16, 1920
Joan of Arc canonized
May 20, 1782
Deborah Sampson entered the Revolutionary Army dressed as a man
May 21, 1888
Clara Barton founded the Red Cross
May 21, 1932
Amelia Earhart flew across the Atlantic Ocean, alone. She was the first woman to do so.
May 21, 1919
Women's Suffrage amendment was passed 304-89 (42 more votes than required). Opponents block action in the Senate for another two weeks, delaying ratification as most legislatures have adjourned for the year
May 24, 1807
Angela Merici, founder of the Ursuline Order of Catholic Sisters was canonized.
May 28-29, 1851
Sojourner Truth's speech "Ain't I a Woman" was given at a women's rights convention in Akron, Ohio.
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