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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

1st female US Senator elected on January 12th

On January 12, 1932, the state of Arkansas elected Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway in a special election to the United States Senate, making her the first woman elected to the Senate. She succeeded her husband, Thaddeus H. Caraway, who died in office. The governor appointed Ms. Caraway after which the special election was held and she won and retained her seat. A Democrat, she served for fourteen years.

The Capitol Visitor Center, the new main entrance to the U.S. Capitol, is located below the East Plaza of the Capitol between Constitution and Independence Avenues. The Visitor Center is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Inauguration Day.

There are way too many free places to visit here!