Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first woman in history to lie in state in the US Capitol, according to congressional historians.
Additionally, Ginsburg will be only the second Supreme Court Justice to lie in state since President William Howard Taft.
Rosa Parks was the first woman to lie in honor in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in 2005.
The architect of the Capitol notes on its website that in the case of government officials and military officers, "The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol has been considered the most suitable place for the nation to pay final tribute to its most eminent citizens by having their remains lay in state."
When a private citizen such as Parks is paid the tribute, the ceremony is called lying in honor.
When lying in state, five guards of honor, each representing the five branches of the Armed Forces, will stand watch over the remains.
For recipients who have been designated to lie in honor, the United States Capitol Police instead act as civilian guards of honor, the website notes.
Ginsburg will lie in state on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced earlier Monday.