History made: Clinton is the first woman to win a major party's nomination

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History was made Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton became the first woman in United States history to be nominated for president by a major political party.

Despite tension and the lack of unity at the Democratic National Convention so far, Tuesday night was a moment for women to celebrate.


"And if there are any little girls out there who stayed up to watch, let me just say that I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next," Clinton said as she addressed the convention via satellite, according to NBC News.

Clinton was officially nominated following a roll call from the delegates (Sen. Amy Klobuchar did a rhyme for hers, with a shout-out to Prince) – the Democrat is expected to formally accept the nomination Thursday.

Among those who voiced their support for Clinton were older women, including Jerry Emmett, a 102-year-old Arizona delegate who was born before women had the right to vote, Vox says.

Watch the video (below) of Emmett – with tears in her eyes – announce the Arizona delegation was casting the majority of its votes for Clinton.

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For more on the second night of the convention, check out the New York Times' takeaways here.

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