Birthdays in History in May 1868

  • May 6 Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Polish novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924)
  • May 6 Gaston Leroux, French writer (d. 1927)
  • May 12 Halsey William Wilson, American publisher of reference books
  • May 17 Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturer (d. 1920)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 18 Nicholas II Alexandrovich, Last tsar of Russia (1894-1917), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)

  • May 19 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth), born in Rouses Point, New York
  • May 24 Charles E. Taylor, First aircraft maintenance professional (d. 1956)
  • May 28 Claude Anet, [Jean Schopfer], French writer (Fille Perdue)