Facts about Hillary Clinton

  1. July 26, 2016 - Officially becomes the Democratic Party nominee for President.
  2. June 6, 2016 - According to CNN's delegate and superdelegate count, Clinton has clinched the Democratic presidential nomination and will become the first woman in the history of the United States to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party.
  3. October 22, 2015 - Clinton testifies for 11 hours before the congressional panel investigating the attacks on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya that led to the deaths of four Americans.
  4. April 12, 2015 - Clinton officially announces a second bid for the White House. The initial word comes in an email to supporters from John Podesta, a longtime Clinton ally, then a video launched on YouTube and a newly minted Facebook page. Shortly after declaring her candidacy for president, she resigns from the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation's board of directors, according to foundation officials.
  5. March 10, 2015 - During a press conference, Clinton says she used a private domain for her official work during her time at the State Department out of "convenience," but admits in retrospect "it would have been better" to use multiple emails.
  6. March 2, 2015 - The New York Times reports that Clinton exclusively used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state. The account, fed through its own server, raises security and preservation concerns. The House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya discovered the personal account when the Department of State -- through Clinton -- provided those emails to the committee.
  7. March 18, 2013 - Clinton announces that she supports marriage rights for same-sex couples. In the 2008 presidential primaries she supported civil unions and partner benefits, but not same-sex marriage.
  8. February 1, 2013 - Resigns as secretary of state.
  9. October 15, 2012 - During an interview with CNN, Clinton takes responsibility for the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. She claims as head of the State Department the security of more than 60,000 people in 275 posts is her responsibility.
  10. January 21, 2009 - Is confirmed as secretary of state.
  11. June 7, 2008 - Suspends her presidential campaign and endorses Barack Obama.
  12. January 20, 2007 - Announces she is creating an exploratory committee for the 2008 presidential race.
  13. November 7, 2006 - Clinton is re-elected for a second term.
  14. June 9, 2003 - Releases her memoir, "Living History." The book sells over 200,000 copies on its first day of release.
  15. November 7, 2000 - Is elected to the U.S. Senate with 56% of the vote.
  16. May 16, 2000 - Accepts the nomination of the New York State Democratic Party for the U.S. Senate.
  17. February 6, 2000 - Announces her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
  18. 1992 - Bill Clinton is elected president.
  19. 1988 and 1991 - Hillary Clinton is named one of the 100 most influential U.S. lawyers by the National Law Journal.
  20. 1983 - Governor Clinton appoints his wife to head the Arkansas Education Standards Committee.