Hillary Clinton was the 2016 Democratic nominee for president. She served as the 67th U.S. Secretary under the administration of President Barack Obama for the first four years. A former U.S senator from New York first elected in 2000. In 2008, she was a presidential candidate. When her husband, Bill Clinton, served for two terms as president, she also served as the first lady. Hillary was born in Chicago in 1947, graduated from Wellesley College and attained a law degree at Yale Law School. The couple has one daughter.
HILLARY is the first female candidate to run for the US presidency but do you know HILLARY in detail? Click here to find 12 amazing facts about HILLARY.
1. She is brave and adventurous
In the year 1961 to 1962, Hillary Clinton as a teenager wrote to NASA about her passion of becoming an astronaut, and they discouraged her by responding, “We don’t take girls.” Additionally, at the age of 27, she was denied the chance of joining the marines on the grounds that she was a woman, could not see clearly and too old.
2. A Lover of hot sauce
Loves hot sauce. Clinton uses hot sauce on almost all of her food including salads. Actually, she even travels with red pepper flakes and a small bottle of Tabasco Hot Sauce on all trips. She once told the CBS News that she maintains her stamina while on the campaign trail by using hot chilly to keep her metabolism revved up and healthy.
3. The first ever female to pursue postgraduate degree in law
Hillary Clinton was the first Lady to acquire a postgraduate degree from Yale Law in 1973 and to contest for and be elected Senator of NY in 2000. She was among the 27 women in a class of 235 students at Yale Law.
4. Hillary hasn't driven a car in almost 20 years
This is because the Secret Service offered her protection and drove her from point to point being the first lady for eight years during her husband's reign in the White House and while she was a U.S. senator. Hillary will still be given Secret Service protection as a former first lady throughout her life. Lastly, Babies born the same year were entitled to drive 3 years ago.
5. She has been dogged by controversies and scandals
This rather shocking rumor has been circulating ever since, beginning with murmurs that Hillary “experimented” with lesbian sex while at Wellesley. Such gossips, though, always persistent any rather unfeminine, aggressive woman who graduated from one of those politicized, all-girl colleges back in the late 1960s. It was easy for her to brush off those allegations given how generic they were.
6. Clinton worked in a cannery sliming salmon before becoming a lawyer
She dressed Salmon fish at a small cannery in Alaska after graduating from Wellesley College. Her job was to remove salmon guts using a spoon and pack them in boxes for shipping to the bigger processing plants. She noticed some of the fish she was packing were not healthy and raised concerns to the man in charge who brushed her off. Due to her persistence, the manager disregarded Hillary’s concern, fired her and was told to return the following day to pick up her last check off.
But when Hillary went back the following day, she found the entire cannery had disappeared and wasn’t paid for the work she had done.
7. organized a babysitting group while a teenager
When Hillary was about 11 years old she and some of her friends volunteered to her church’s request to babysit for the children of migrant workers in Illinois whose families had to go to the fields and the older kids had to accompany them.
8. Bill and Hillary Clinton are the only first couple ever to have their finger prints taken by the FBI
This is because of the incident is known as “Filegate” which took place during the presidency of Clinton. In June 1996, there arose accusations that the administration of the First Couple had inappropriate access to documents belonging to the FBI between 1993 and 1994. In October 1996, the chair of the Republican committee requested the FBI to conduct a fingerprint analysis of them. Thus Hillary Clinton became the only First Lady and Bill Clinton the first ever President to be fingerprinted while in office, the FBI confirmed in November 1996 that they had not accessed the files personally.
9. She won a Grammy
Hillary Rodham Clinton won the 1997 Grammy award for the best-spoken word album or category of Non-musical Album by The Recording Academy. She won the Grammy for the audio version the book “It Takes a Village,” which she wrote about child care. This she wrote during her husband’s administration.
10. She was the only first lady in history to be subpoenaed
The Whitewater scandal was all about the investigation of whether the Clintons were involved. Hillary and Bill Clinton alongside their associates Jim and Susan McDougal invested in a failed real estate business venture in the 1970s and 1980s called Whitewater Development Corporation. Two accusations were raised against Hillary Clinton at that time. The first one was that she forced an Arkansas businessman to initiate a loan that would advantage him and the proprietors of Madison Guaranty. Secondly, these dealings were done secretly. In May 1994, the former president and his wife were subpoenaed for all the linked documents with a time limit of 30 days.
11. She has published a recipe for chocolate chip cookies
These are not any common chocolate chip cookies; this is Hillary’s own recipe. The story behind these cookies is that she used to prepare them, congressman,, and other politicians when she was Arkansas' first lady. This may almost be impossible to believe that Hillary used to issue out cookies to Bill's friends, but the history behind the publication of the cookie recipe exemplifies Hillary's own struggle to be taken seriously.
12. Her secret service code name, while she was the first lady, was “Evergreen”
The awarding secret service code name is a tradition in the presidential campaign practice where journalists compete to find out which one-word term will hang around the forthcoming president for the subsequent four years.
For instance, the Clintons will maintain their code names from the last time they were in the White House. Hillary Clinton is EVERGREEN and Bill Clinton EAGLE.