Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx on Oct. 13, 1989, and she's already on track to make history.
In June, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District, unseating leading House Democrat Joe Crowley. Crowley, the fourth-ranking House Democrat, has represented the Bronx and Queens district for 10 terms and was predicted by many to replace Nancy Pelosi as minority leader. He had not faced a primary challenger since 2004.
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, is highly favored to beat Republican Anthony Pappas in her deep-blue district. According to the data website FiveThirtyEight, she has a 99.9 percent chance of winning, and would become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. (That title is currently held by Rep. Elise Stefanik, of New York's 21st District, who was first elected to Congress in 2014 at age 30.)