Barack Obama

44th US President Barack Obama Full Name: Barack Obama
Nationality: American

Profession: 44th US President
Political Party: Democratic
Political Titles: United States Senator from Illinois

Presidential Term: In office since 20th January, 2009
Preceded By: George W. Bush

Why Famous: First US African-American President; tasked with dealing with the Great Recession, brought in 'Obamacare', and became 1st President to support same-sex marriage.

Born: August 4, 1961 (55 years old)
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Married Life

  • 1992-10-03 Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28) in Chicago, Illinois

Historical Events in the Life of Barack Obama

  • 1995-07-18 "Dreams from My Father", a memoir by Barack Obama is published by Times Books
  • 2008-08-27 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States
  • 2008-11-04 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States
  • 2008-12-09 The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency
  • 2009-01-20 Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president
  • 2010-12-22 The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
  • 2011-04-27 U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate
  • 2011-10-01 Martin Dempsey is appointed US Joint Chiefs of Staff by President Obama
  • 2012-04-03 US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination
  • 2012-05-09 United States President Barack Obama officially states his support for same sex marriage
  • 2012-09-06 Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President
  • 2012-11-06 Barack Obama re-elected as US President
  • 2012-11-10 The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeat Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes
  • 2013-04-23 A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama
  • 2014-02-05 US President Obama and journalists globally call for the release of 3 Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt
  • 2014-02-21 US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama
  • 2014-03-01 US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine
  • 2014-05-29 President Obama approves US military training of 'moderate' Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups
  • 2014-06-03 President Obama announces his plan for a $1 billion fund to increase deployment of US troops to Europe
  • 2014-07-01 The US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provision of 'Obamacare' on religious grounds
  • 2014-07-27 Obama reaffirms Israel's "right to defend itself", but condemns civilian casualties in Gaza
  • 2014-08-05 Obama signs The Iron Dome Bill providing $225 million in additional funding for Israel's Iron Dome defense
  • 2014-09-15 President Obama annouces the US will send 3,000 troops to help combat spread of the Ebola virus
  • 2014-11-08 US President Obama authorises deployment of 1500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants
  • 2014-11-20 Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US will have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes
  • 2014-11-23 Republicans condemn US President Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform
  • 2014-12-02 Elizabeth Lauten, an aide to a Republican congressman resigns after her online criticism of President Barack Obama's teenage daughters
  • 2015-03-09 US President Barack Obama signs an executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat to the US
  • 2015-04-11 Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet in Panama, the 1st meeting of US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution
  • 2015-06-25 Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3
  • 2015-07-24 US President Barack Obama begins an historic 2 day visit to Kenya
  • 2015-08-03 US President Obama unveils his Clean Power Plan to cut greenhouse gases
  • 2015-08-31 President Obama officially re-designates Alaska‚Äôs Mt. McKinley as Denali, its native American name
  • 2015-08-31 US President Barak Obama arrives in Alaska on a 3 day tour highlighting climate change
  • 2015-09-02 US President Barak Obama becomes the first president to visit the Arctic Circle at Kotzebue, Alaska
  • 2015-09-14 14 yr old Texan Ahmed Mohamed arrested at school when home-made clock assumed to be a bomb - Mark Zuckerberg and US President Barack Obama send supportive tweets
  • 2015-09-22 Pope Francis is greeted by President Obama and Vice President Biden as he arrives for his 6 day tour of the US
  • 2015-10-07 US President Barack Obama apologises to Doctors without Borders President and the President of Afghanistan for the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz
  • 2015-11-12 Out Magazine names Barack Obama 'Ally of the Year', Obama becomes 1st sitting US President to pose for cover of a gay magazine
  • 2016-02-03 US President Barak Obama visits his first US mosque - the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Maryland
  • 2016-03-16 US President Barak Obama nominates Merrick Garland as Supreme Court Justice
  • 2016-03-20 Barak Obama becomes the first US President to visit Cuba since 1928, arriving for a 2 day tour
  • 2016-04-21 US President Barack Obama begins a 4 day visit to the UK with and Michelle Obama
  • 2016-05-22 US President Barack Obama arrives in Vietman for a 3 day tour
  • 2016-06-09 US President Barack Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic Presidential nominee

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