Born on 26 October 1947 in Chicago, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician. She was the First Lady during Bill Clinton’s regime in 1997 and Secretary of State under Barack Obama. After running unsuccessfully for White House in 2008, she seems to be on the right path to become first Female President of USA. Here are some interesting facts about her.
- Being the fourteenth women to be nominated as presidential candidate she became the first to be nominated from a major U.S political party on July 26 2016.
- As The Secretary of State she took full responsibility for the security lapses that resulted in the killing of U.S Ambassador J Christopher Stevens and two CIA contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods on September 11, 2012, widely known as “2012 Benghazi Attack”. She was cleared of any wrong doing.
- Inspired by the Space Race in 1961, she sent a letter to NASA asking for ways to become an astronaut. She was replied that no woman was inducted into the program.
- She became the first First Lady to win Grammy Award when she won in 1997. She was awarded Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio recording of her book “It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us”.
- During her time as a faculty member in the School of Law at the Arkansas University, she was requested by a court to serve as defense counsel to a man accused of raping a minor girl. She was so effective that the accused pleaded guilty to a minor charge.