President Clinton appoints Norman Mineta as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The first Asian American appointed to Cabinet.
Sila M. Calderón is elected Puerto Rico's first woman governor.
New census numbers show the Hispanic largest minority group – surpassing African Americans.
Device translates over 300 words in the English and Spanish languages to sign language.
Alberto Gonzales is confirmed as the first Latino U.S. Attorney-general.
Benjamin Valles patented a system and a method for pre-forming cable for promoting adhesion to over-molded sensor body.
Sonia Sotomayor becomes the first Latina appointed to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.