He was referring, of course, to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) - the only woman to have ever held that position - and Vice President Harris, the only woman and person of Black or Asian descent to ever have done so.
"This is a great start and we have to continue to move forward to give women their equal due", said Christian Nunes, president of the National Organisation for Women. "No president has ever said those words from this podium, no president has ever said those words, and it's about time".
Pelosi already knows what it feels like to sit on the rostrum in the House chamber and introduce a president for speeches.
After the address, reporters asked Harris about the significance of the occasion, and she reportedly told them that it was just "normal", The Guardian reported.
Biden set out to assemble the most diverse Cabinet in recent history, and has since offered a list that's 55 percent nonwhite and 45 percent female, according to NPR.
Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded
But several families were still at the hospital hours after the fire had been extinguished, after failing to find them elsewhere. At the Vatican, Pope Francis, who concluded a historic trip to Iraq last month, remembered those who perished in the blaze.
But with the addition this time of Kamala Harris, the nation's first female vice president, the two people seated behind and on either side of Biden who Americans see on their TV screens during the primetime address will be women. "It's about time. I made history when I was the first speaker to be standing behind President Bush, and he made note of that".
Indeed, former President George W. Bush began his 2007 State of the Union address with a nod to Pelosi.
Biden helped usher the moment along by pledging to pick a woman for his running mate and selecting Harris, then a USA senator from California. After he acknowledged that he was the first president to open his remarks with the words "Madam Speaker", the crowd of (mostly male) lawmakers rose for a lengthy standing ovation.
He began his speech with: 'Madame Speaker.
Ms Harris' office declined comment on her historic role in the president's address, preferring to let the moment speak for itself. In her role as president of the Senate, she joins Pelosi to preside over the joint session of Congress. "But for now this is a particularly gratifying moment". The symbolic seating also connotes the first time that women are first and second in the presidential line of succession, a sign of women in power in their respective roles, CNN said.
Two of the wounded are in a serious condition after the mass stabbing in Beiliu City, in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. Two of the injured children later died while another two are seriously injured and undergoing surgery.
Hospitals in New Delhi and some of the worst-hit states have reported critical shortages of beds and oxygen supplies on Saturday. The government has also roped the India Air Force (IAF) for carrying oxygen tankers to different parts of the country.
Arbery was on the ground, that he heard Travis McMichael make the statement, 'f--ing n--er, '" GBI agent Richard Dial testified. PHOTO: In this May 29, 2020, file photo, a protestor holds up a photo of Ahmaud Arbery at a rally in Washington.
It has recorded more than 300,000 new cases on Tuesday with its health system getting overwhelmed with patients. The number of new deaths increased for the sixth consecutive week, with over 87,000 new deaths reported.
The state's population increased by 507,731 between the 2010 and 2020 population counts, making Utah the 30th most populous state. Census Bureau on Monday announced that six states, mostly in the South and Mountain regions, would gain seats in the U.S.
A "supermoon" occurs when we have a full moon at the same time the moon is closer to the Earth on its elliptical orbit. As a result of its close proximity to Earth, a super moon is bigger and brighter than an average full moon.
Updated guidance for overnight camps also suggests staff, volunteers, campers and family members get vaccinated against Covid-19. The guidance discourages close-contact and indoor sports, noting the increased risk of spreading COVID-19 in those situations.
Le variant indien suscite l'inquiétude: en Europe, il a déjà été détecté notamment en Grande-Bretagne et en Belgique. L'Inde , qui compte 1,3 milliard d'habitants, est en proie à une nouvelle flambée de contaminations par le Covid-19.
The second wave has battered the health infrastructure in the country as cases continue to rise steadily. Now from May 1 onwards, the vaccine is going to be made available for every person above 18 years. -Dr.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the USA was working closely with the Indian government to send more support and supplies. Mr Morrison said that he will keep working in partnership with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this global challenge.
Supreme Court agrees to hear major Second Amendment case
The law allows concealed-carry licenses "when proper cause exists" while banning the open carry of firearms entirely. Second Amendment supporters have been trying for more than a decade to get the High Court to weigh in on this issue.
Selon la Marine, le sous-marin disparu a coulé — Indonésie
Les États-Unis ont envoyé des troupes aéroportées tandis que deux navires de la marine australienne sont arrivés dans la zone. Un submersible de secours mis à disposition par Singapour a été utilisé pour avoir une confirmation visuelle.