July 7th, 2005

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This Day In History, 1981: O'Connor Nomination

Twenty-four years ago today, on July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor, an Arizona court of appeals judge, to be the first woman Supreme Court justice in U.S. history. On September 21, the Senate unanimously approved her appointment to the nation's highest court, and on September 25 she was sworn in by Chief Justice Warren Burger.

For more information: This Day in History