1863 - Annie Jump Cannon was born on the 11th of December.
1880 - Studied at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, one of the top academic schools for women in the U.S.
1884 - Graduated with a degree in physics and returned home.
1893 - She wrote to her former instructor at Wellesley, Professor of Physics and Astronomy Sarah Frances Whiting, to see if there was a job opening.
1894 - Returned to Wellesley for graduate study in physics and astronomy.
1896 - Hired as Edward C. Pickering's assistant at the Harvard observatory.
1907 - She had received an M.A. from Wellesley.
1925 - Awarded honorary doctorate from Oxford University, England, the first woman ever to be so honored.
1929 - The National League of Women Voters listed her as one of the 12 "greatest living American women".
1931 - Received the Henry Draper Medal from the National Academy of Sciences.
1932 - Recipient of the Ellen Richards Prize.
- First woman elected an officer of the American Astronomical Society.
1938 - Named the William Cranch Bond Astronomer at Harvard.
1941 - Died on the 13th of April.
The Cannon crater on the Moon is named after her.
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