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Sunday, October 18, 2009

BLUE THING #3: Amazing New Facts and Statistics

Amazing New Facts and Statistics
BLUE THING #3: Amazing New Facts and Statistics

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A compilation of utterly useless information brought to you by The Internationalist Page, Braintenance, Corsinet Trivia Collections and THE NATIONAL NEWSPICKER™.

Following is a veritable cesspool teeming with trivial items to use in pick-up lines in bars, to fill awkward silences in credit committee meetings, and to forward (via email) to the spam filters of Oprah, Bill O’Reilly, Bono, Paris Hilton, Harry Potter [either one], any member of the board of directors of Bank Of America, the president or prime minister of your home nation, or your many friends, family members and people who have far to much time on their hands. Do not send it to Douglas Castle, as he is far too busy for this kind of thing.

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Famous Firsts of the 2000's

Hilary Rodham Clinton
blank 2000 --- elected to the US. Senate, becoming the 1st First Lady ever elected to national office.

Colin Powell
2000 --- 1st African American secretary of state.

Condoleezza Rice
2001 --- 1st woman to serve as US national security adviser.

Halle Berry
2002 --- 1st African American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress.

Vonetta Flowers
2002 --- 1st African American female US athlete to win a gold medal in a Winter Olympics. She wins in the women's bobsleigh event on February 19th.

Steve Fossett
2002 --- 1st balloonist to fly solo around the world when he landed in Australia on 4th July 2002.

Tom Ridge
2003 --- 1st US Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Gene Robinson
2003 --- 1st openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church in US.

Condoleezza Rice
2005 --- 1st African American woman to serve as US secretary of state.

Anousheh Ansari
2006 --- 1st female "space tourist," on September 18, 2006, she paid $20 million to ride on the Russian Soyuz TMA-9 capsule.
also: 1st Iranian in space and 1st Muslim woman in space.

Effa Manley
blank 2006 --- co-owner of the Negro Leagues team Newark Eagles, becomes the 1st woman elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Tony Dungy
2007 --- 1st African-American coach to win a Super Bowl.

Keith Ellison
2007 --- 1st Muslim member of US Congress (He took the ceremonial oath with a Quran once owned by Thomas Jefferson.)

Drew Gilpin Faust
blank 2007 --- 1st woman president in Harvard University's 371-year history.

Nancy Pelosi
2007 --- 1st female Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

Hillary Rodham Clinton
2008 --- 1st woman to be a Presidential Candidate in every primary and caucus.

Ann Dunwoody
2008 --- 1st female four-star general in the United States military.

Fahmida Mirza
2008 --- 1st female National Assembly speaker in Pakistan’s 60-year history.

Sarah Palin
2008 --- Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska - 1st Republican woman in US history to be nominated for vice president.

Danica Patrick
2008 --- 1st woman to win an Indy Car Race - the Indy Japan 300.

Barack Hussein Obama Jr.
2009 --- 1st African-American US President.

Michelle Obama
2009 --- 1st African-American US First Lady.

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