On This Day

Birthdays in History in May 1875

  • May 4 Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine), born in Alava, Spain (d. 1936)
  • May 6 William D. Leahy, American admiral and chief of staff (1949), born in Hampton, Iowa (d. 1959)
  • May 11 Harriet Quimby, American aviator (d. 1912)
  • May 23 Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)
  • May 30 Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (The Doctrine of Fascism), born in Castelvetrano, Italy (d. 1944)