This Week in Political History: January 22-28

What do Franklin D. Roosevelt and Madeleine Albright have in common? They both started new ventures on the same day (January 23) 65 years apart. These are just a couple moments that are happening this week in political history. Read on to find out what else happened, including the 45-year anniversary of Shirley Chisholm starting her campaign for President.

January 22:
1890: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Vinson is born.

January 23:
1932: Franklin D. Roosevelt begins his first campaign for President of the United States.
1997: Madeleine Albright sworn in as Secretary of State.

January 24:
1965: U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill dies.

January 25:
1972: Shirley Chisholm begins campaign for President of the United States, making history by becoming the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination and the first black candidate to run for President in a major party.

January 26:
1861: Louisiana secedes from the Union.
2005: U.S. Senate confirms Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State.

January 28:
1915: U.S. Coast Guard is established.

If there are any movements in political history coming up that you think we should mention in a future article, let us know!

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