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GOING TO THE DOGS
Animal Trivia
Can Dogs See Color?
Water -- It's Essential
Puppy love
If a dog were a teacher...

2000

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

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Colin Powell: 1st African American secretary of state.

2001

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

2002

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

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Vonetta Flowers: 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.

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

2003

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

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

2005

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

2006

Anousheh Ansari: 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.

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

2007

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

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

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

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Nancy Pelosi: 1st first female Speaker of the US House of Representatives.




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