Miss Universe, Mr. President, Miss USA.
President Ronald Reagan with 1981 Miss Universe, Shawn Weatherly, and 1981 Miss USA, Kim Seel Brede, in the White House Oval Office. June 30, 1981.
-from the Reagan Library photo archive
May your Friday be filled with a double dose of adoration.
Thirty years ago today Sandra Day O’Connor was nominated to be a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. O’Connor took her historic place in September 1981 as the first woman on the bench.
Pictured here: President Reagan with his Supreme Court Justice Nominee, Sandra Day O’Connor, at the White House on July 15, 1981. From the Reagan Library.
This morning I announced my nominee for Supreme Ct., Mrs. O’Connor of Ariz.
-President Ronald Reagan writing in his personal White House diary on July 7th, 1981. With President Reagan’s nomination, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court.