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Hillary Clinton (born 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, and writer. She was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, a U.S. senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and the 67th secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. As a Democrat running in the 2016 presidential election, she became the first woman to receive the nomination of a major U.S. political party. Clinton was raised in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. She graduated from Wellesley College, and in 1973 earned a law degree from Yale, where she met future president Bill Clinton; they married in 1975. She was appointed the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978. As U.S. secretary of state in the Obama administration, Clinton helped organize international sanctions against Iran in an effort to curtail that country's nuclear program, leading to the multinational Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement in 2015. (Full article...)
Did you know...
- ... that Konstantinos Smolenskis (pictured), a future general and hero of the Greco-Turkish War of 1897, was expelled from the Greek military academy by his own father for unruly behaviour?
- ... that the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup was moved to the United States after the SARS outbreak in China, the original host?
- ... that Quaker abolitionist David Cooper's anonymously authored 1783 tract condemning slavery was distributed to the New Jersey State Assembly, the Confederation Congress, and George Washington?
- ... that the Cozzi porcelain factory of Venice had a stock of 118,000 pieces by 1784, mostly old and out of fashion?
- ... that Polish philosopher and World War II resistance member Jan Gralewski likely died in the controversial 1943 Gibraltar B-24 crash?
- ... that despite their names, the greater Egyptian gerbil and the lesser Egyptian gerbil are found across much of North Africa?
- ... that the sentence of 241 years given to Bobby Bostic was the longest term of imprisonment ever handed down in Missouri to a juvenile for non-homicide offenses?
- ... that Wayne and Shuster poked fun at Canada's Stratford Festival with a skit about a baseball game where the manager, players, and umpires all speak in Shakespearean verse?
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