10 fun facts about Hillary Clinton

August 23, 2016 - 2 minutes read

With a few months left for the presidential US elections, all eyes are on the candidates, Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. After winning the Democratic nomination, Clinton made history by becoming the first woman ever to do so for a major US political party. Here are some fun facts about her that you probably weren’t aware of:

10 fun facts about Hillary Clinton

Fact #1

Young Hillary was never interested in politics, she instead dreamed of becoming a Journalist, baseball player or an astronaut!

Fact #2

Clinton spent the summer of 1969 working in a canning factory in Alaska. In the summer of 1971, Clinton worked on a subcommittee for Sen. Walter Mondale in Washington, D.C.

Fact #3

Hillary was rejected by NASA and was also refused entry into the Marines. The Marines rejected her on the basis of her gender.

Fact #4

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has travelled to over 114 countries in just 2 years.

Hillary Clinton as secretary of State

Hillary Clinton as secretary of State

Fact #5

Hillary was named Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983, Arkansas Young Mother of the Year in 1984, and in 1989, she was listed among the state’s best business-litigation attorneys.

Fact #6

She appeared on the television quiz show ‘College Bowl’ while she was attending Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Fact #7

Hillary won a Grammy in 1997 for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio version of her book ’It Takes a Village.’

Fact #8

She is the only former First Lady of the United States to become a member of the United States Cabinet.

Fact #9

She was an activist in her younger days. Hillary strongly believed in the Civil Rights Act that prohibited racial discrimination. She joined the protests in the streets of Boston after the assassination of Martin Luther King. She went on to pressurize her college to accept more black students and employees.

Fact #10

Clinton was once a Republican. She even campaigned for Barry Goldwater in 1964. She switched parties in 1968 and went on to work for Democratic nominee George McGovern in 1972 and Jimmy Carter in 1976.

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