1974 – Nancy Pelosi becomes first female Speaker of the House


On January 4, 2007, John Boehner handed the speaker of the House gavel over to Nancy Pelosi, a Democratic Representative from California. With the passing of the gavel, she became the first woman to hold the Speaker of the House position, as well as the only woman to get that …read more

“Well, first let me just say,” Pelosi responded, “that that picture of my pointing to the president in that way, I’m saying to him: ‘With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin.’ It’s directly related to our previous conversation.”

(Photo by Shealah Craighead/The White House via Getty Images)

(Photo by Shealah Craighead/The White House via Getty Images)