Who was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet?

  • Janet Reno
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Frances Perkins correct

    The answer is Frances Perkins! Boston native Frances Perkins didn't just make history when President Franklin Roosevelt appointed her as the first woman to hold a Cabinet position. She also had a remarkably long tenure, serving as Secretary of Labor for 12 years. She was instrumental in developing the New Deal. Source: Biography.com

  • Madeleine Albright
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    Basically, anything that melts can be made into glass.
  • This day in 1867

    The US buys Alaska from Russia for, roughly, two cents an acre

    • Vincent van Gogh

      Groot-Zundert, Netherlands
    • Eric Clapton

      72 years old | Ripley, Surrey, England
    • Celine Dion

      49 years old | Charlemagne, Quebec
    • Norah Jones

      38 years old | Brooklyn, New York