'SNL': Hillary Clinton prepares to announce presidential run in cold open (video)

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'SNL': Hillary Clinton prepares to announce presidential run in cold open (video)

1. She went by her maiden for years after she married Bill in 1975. She went by "Mrs. Bill Clinton" shortly after her husband lost the 1980 Arkansas gubernatorial election in part because voters had questioned their marriage's stability.

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2. She once described herself as a tomboy who wanted to be an astronaut, and wrote to NASA as a 12-year-old about how she could become an astronaut. They sent her a reply, clarifying that NASA didn't accept women in their astronaut program.

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3. She was the student speaker picked to give the commencement speech at Wellesley, and received a standing ovation.

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6. In 1974, she was one of only three women out of 43 lawyers who worked on the inquiry into whether President Nixon would be impeached.

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7. She named her daughter Chelsea after Joni Mitchell's song "Chelsea Morning."

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9. She says she met Bill Clinton at the Yale law library when she approached him and said, "Look if you're going to keep staring at me, and I'm going to keep staring back, I think we should at least know each other. I'm Hillary Rodham. What's your name?"

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10. Her mother told her that she had been named after Sir Edmund Hillary, who was the first man to to climb Everest, despite the fact that he had done so five years after she was born. A spokesperson for Clinton has said that this was a "sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add."

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Hillary Clinton may have a thing or two to learn about social media.

The former Secretary of State was portrayed by Kate McKinnon in Saturday Night Live's cold open, where she filmed video of herself to prepare to announce her presidential campaign.

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When one clip of hers didn't turn out so well, her advisor recommends that she delete it from her phone. "I know a thing of two about that, right?" Clinton quips, referring to her recent email scandal.

Hillary had a tough time keeping a straight face when she mentioned that would face tough competition from other Democratic challengers, including former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley. "He sounds like a Simpsons character," she cracked.

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Bill Clinton (Daryl Hammond) also stopped, where he commented on the fact that phones now take video: "If they could do that in the '90s, I'd be in jail."

Host Taraji P. Henson did not appear in the sketch. The video can be seen below.

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