May 15, 1937
Madeleine Korbel Albright, the U.S.’s first female Secretary of State, is born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
May 16, 1770
In Versailles, the French dauphin, Louis, marries Marie Antoinette of Austria.
May 20, 1873
San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis receive a business patent to create blue jeans.