With a lot of buzz about the presidential election and her fight for the presidential seat in America, Hillary Clinton has been in the limelight for a long time. Here is a list of facts about Hillary Clinton that is bound to interest you. But are you aware of her personal life and achievements? Without going into the details of her political rivalries and agendas, let us take a look at the personal life of Hillary Clinton. Here is a list of more than 10 facts about Hillary Clinton.
There are certain facts about Hillary Clinton that people are hardly aware of, be it her family or her childhood. Hillary Diane Rodham was born on October 26, 1947, to Republican parents Hugh E. Rodham and Dorothy Howell Rodham, in Chicago. Her father had a drapery business while her mother was a homemaker.
#2 Childhood Dream
Hillary had the childhood dream of becoming an astronaut. When she was 12 years old, she wrote a letter to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with the question how to become an astronaut, making it one of the most interesting facts about Hillary Clinton’s childhood. Her dreams were shattered when she received a reply from them that they do not accept women in their astronaut programs.
#3 Political career taking roots
One interesting fact is that while doing her graduation in Political Science in Wellesley College in Massachusetts, she became the head of the Local Chapter of the Young Republican. During the commencement festivities of her class in 1969, she gave a brilliant and forceful speech which shaped her for her future political endeavours. She even received a standing ovation from the shocked crowd after criticizing the first speaker, Sen. Edward W. Brooke.
#4 Bill Clinton came into her life
After graduating from Wellesley College, she joined Yale Law School for completing law. She was one among the 27 women to have graduated from a batch of 235 students in 1973. Here she first met Bill Clinton and the relationship between young Bill and Hillary blossomed.
#5 Impeachment of President Richard Nixon
One of the other facts about Hillary Clinton is that she was one of the three women among 43 lawyers to work on the case of possible impeachment of President Richard Nixon.
#6 Association with Arkansas
By 1978, her husband Bill Clinton was already serving his first term as governor. She, on the other hand, joined the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas and helped creating Arkansas Advocate for Children and Families Organization which is still running.
#7 Speech at United Nations Women’s Conference
Amongst other interesting facts about Hillary Clinton, in 1995 she became the First Lady to give a speech at United Nations Women’s Conference. In the beginning of her nearly twenty minutes speech, she was quoted saying, “We are to find common ground so that we may help to bring new dignity and respect to women and girls all over the world.”
#8 Her Book “It takes a Village”
Other interesting facts include that Hillary won the Grammy Award for the audio version of her book “It takes a Village”, published by Simon and Schuster in January 1996.
#9 Victory in 2008 Presidential Election despite losing fight
One of the lesser known facts about Hillary Clinton is that in the 2008 Presidential Election, although Hillary narrowly lost the race from Barack Obama, with 18,046,007 , Clinton got the highest numbers of votes ever received by any female candidate standing for the presidential election.
#10 Negotiation with Iran
Another one of Hillary Clinton facts is that she initiated a talk between America and Iran post the 1979 Revolution. She sent a young aid named Jake Sullivan on a mission which was considered nearly impossible by America. He went and negotiated with Iran about the country’s nuclear ambitions.
#11 Her Travel Spree
Another one of surprising facts about Hillary Clinton is that she became the most travelled US secretary of state ever by travelling 956,733miles, spending 2000 hours on road and air and visiting 112 countries.
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