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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to speak to volunteers at a Democratic party organizing event at the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Glass ceiling shattered: Clinton becomes first female presidential nominee of major party


Hillary Clinton shattered yet another glass ceiling Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, becoming the first female presidential nominee for a major party.

The former first lady will represent the Democratic Party in November when she goes up against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. 

The roll call vote began shortly after 5:20 p.m. after nominating speeches for both candidates. 

Baltimore's Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake began roll call by saying: "Are we ready to make some history?"

As part of his effort to unite the party, Bernie Sanders's campaign asked that his home state of Vermont go last during roll call. 

This move is similar to Clinton's at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver when she went up against now-President Barack Obama. 

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