This Day in History: March 26, 2011

The very first woman to be selected as a running mate for a major party presidential candidate dies of cancer.

In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro (right) was selected as a running mate for Democratic presidential candidate, Walter Mondale (left). She was the first woman selected for such a role on a major party ticket.

“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.” I often heard this statement in my head after then-Senator Kamala Harris was selected as Joe Biden’s running mate back in August 2020. Although Senator Harris was the very first woman to actually be elected Vice President of the United…