1940 – Born in Portland, Oregon on the 30th of July.
1972 – She won election for Congress in Colorado’s first district, based in Denver, over freshman Republican incumbent James McKevitt. McKevitt, previously the Denver district attorney,
1973 – Representative from Colorado.
– 1st woman to serve on House Armed Services Committee.
1947 – Regarded as the most Democratic in the Rockies, since Dean M. Gillespie.
1987 – Announcing her withdrawal in an emotional press conference on the 28th of September.
1988 – She became the first woman to serve on the House Armed Services Committee, and was a prime mover behind the Family and Medical Leave Act. She ran for President of the United States.
1997 – She has been the President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers.
1998 – Wrote memoir "24 Years of House Work…and the Place Is Still a Mess".