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Published Date: 3/26/2015
Geraldine Ferraro made history in 1984 as the first woman on a major party's presidential ticket, running for vice president alongside fellow Democrat Walter Mondale. Largely forgotten, however, is that she also was the first Italian-American nominated by a major...
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Published Date: 12/27/2014
Benazir Bhutto was born into Pakistani politics. The daughter of a former prime minister and leader of the Pakistan People's Party, Bhutto made history in 1988 when she became the first woman to lead a Muslim nation. We remember her life today, and the lives of other...
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Published Date: 12/7/2014
Elizabeth Edwards, who lost her long and public fight against breast cancer Dec. 7, 2010, didn't seek the spotlight. Instead, it found her when her husband, John, decided to run for political office. She embraced her role, becoming her husband's closest adviser during...
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Published Date: 11/27/2014
Harvey Milk was the epitome of the "late bloomer," entering politics at age 40 and quickly becoming an icon for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights movement. Milk was gunned down, however, along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone by a former...
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Published Date: 8/15/2014
Will Rogers, known affectionately as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son," was a leading comedic voice during the Progressive Era in the early 20th century. He was an early vaudeville star who went on to star in 50 silent films and 21 "talkies" during his career. Rogers satirized...
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Published Date: 8/1/2014
Corazon Aquino went from self-described "plain housewife" to president of the Philippines in 1986, swept into office by the People Power Revolution. She was widowed in 1983 when her husband, Sen. Benigno Aquino, was assassinated upon returning from exile. His death...
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