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This Day in History: 07/12/1984 - Ferraro named vice presidential candidate

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In a This Day in History video, learn that on July 12, 1984, the democratic presidential candidate, Walter Mondale made a radical announcement: a woman, Geraldine Ferraro, would be his vice presidential running mate. Ferraro became the first woman vice presidential candidate to run on a major ticket and women around the country rallied at the prospect of a woman Vice President, while critics attacked Ferraro's husband. Unfortunately, Mondale was no match for sitting President Ronald Reagan.