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Cheers on Twitter for Hillary Clinton's Historic Nomination

Clinton became the first female candidate to lead a major party in the presidential race after an hour-long roll call vote

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    File - Democrat Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally on Friday, July 23, 2016. (Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic)

    Democrat Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday night when she became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party.

    Other women, including Democrat Shirley Chisholm, have sought a major party nomination. And others have made third-party runs.

    But after defeating U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Clinton shattered a glass ceiling.

    Supporters took to social media to applaud Clinton for her achievement.