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Today in History, Madeleine Albright Was Born
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Today in 1937, Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright, or Marie Jana Korbelová, as she was named originally, was born. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99–0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997.

Happy Birthday, Madame Secretary!

 

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Today in History, the Mary Kies Patent was Awarded
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Today, in 1809, Mary Kies became the first woman to apply for an get awarded a U.S. patent in her own name. She won it for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.

 

 

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