I think there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.
Madeleine Albright, 2006
On this day in history — December 5, 1996 — Madeleine Albright was nominated for U.S. Secretary of State by President Bill Clinton. She was the first woman to hold the post.
On November 7, 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the United States Senate for the state of New York. Her election had several firsts - she was the first female Senator from New York and the only First Lady to run for public office. Clinton was sworn in on January 3, 2001 and she served as both a Senator and First Lady until January 20th.
Photograph of President William Jefferson Clinton, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton Applauding during Election Night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, New York, 11/07/2000
Bill Clinton meets President Kennedy
On this day in 1963, sixteen-year-old Bill Clinton visited the White House as a delegate from Arkansas to the Boys Nation Convention. Here’s future-President Clinton shaking hands with President John F. Kennedy. 7/24/63.
-from the Presidential Timeline
On Nelson Mandela’s birthday, here’s a photo of the former South African President boarding Marine One. Mandela was on his way to meet with President Clinton at the White House.
This photo was taken on October 4, 1994, six months after Mandela became the first democratically elected President of South Africa. Only four years earlier in 1990, Mandela had been released from serving 27 years in prison under the apartheid government.
The Clinton family’s White House pets, Socks and Buddy, get a well-deserved close up on BuzzFeed. So cool that they found all 30 photos from the Clinton Presidential Library on the U.S. National Archives online catalog!
Photos: Socks the Cat sitting behind the President’s desk in the Oval Office. 1/7/94; Buddy the Dog and Socks the Cat in the Outer Oval Office, 1/5/98.