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.