- Clinton made history becoming the first woman to lead a ticket of a major political party
- She joins a long list of women who have ran for president
(CNN)After a long, bruising primary season, Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday night, becoming the first woman to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party in the United States.
- Victoria Claflin Woodhull, of the Equal Rights Party, was the first woman to run for the highest office in 1872. While Woodhull did not make it to the White House, she did become the first woman to own a Wall Street investment Firm.
- Belva Ann Lockwood would follow in Woodhull's footsteps, running for president on the Equal Right's party ticket in 1884 and 1888. She eventually became the first woman to practice before the Supreme Court.
- Margaret Chase Smith, a Republican, in 1964 became the first woman to seek the nomination of a major political party. She lost every primary contest, but won votes in the New Hampshire, Texas, Oregon, Massachusetts and Illinois. She lost the GOP nomination to Barry Goldwater. She also served in the House and Senate during her political career.