Before she became First Lady, New York's first female US senator, and the first major-party female presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton was a city girl who dreamed of being an astronaut or a baseball player.
Clinton, sprinting to the finish in a marathon campaign for president against Republican nominee Donald Trump, celebrates her 69th birthday Wednesday.
With 13 days left until Election Day, we decided to take a look back at how Clinton became one of the world's most powerful people.
Born October 26, 1947, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, an upper-middle-class Chicago suburb with tree-lined streets, shopping centers, and church spires dotting the skyline.
The family lived in a two-story brick house on the corner of Wisner and Elm Streets, since named Rodham Corner by the city. It was a central hub for the neighborhood children.
Source: Chicago Tribune
Clinton's mother, Dorothy, cared for the family and taught Sunday School, and her father, Hugh, ran a small drapery business after serving in the Navy during World War II.
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