Today in History
July 12, 1984
Geraldine Ferraro to run for vice president
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale picks New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro to be his running mate. She is the first woman ever selected as a vice presidential candidate for a major party. The ticket is defeated in a landslide by incumbent president Ronald Reagan and vice president George H.W. Bush.
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