- Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain's first female prime minister on May 3, 1979. Her discipline has put the Great back in Britain. But, of course, the Iron Lady had the advantage of actually having raised twin teenagers.

- In 1988, the chairman of U.S. West earned more money than the head of AT&T. Southwestern Bell's honcho made even more. The increasing success rate shows Ma Bell did a good job of raising her babies.