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Bernie Sanders

US Senator Bernie Sanders

Full Name: Bernard Sanders
Profession: US Senator

United States of America

Biography: The longest-serving independent Senator in Congressional history and a Democratic candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 Democratic primary.

Born: September 8, 1941
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Age: 80 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1988-05-28 Senator Bernie Sanders (46) weds social worker Jane O'Meara

Historical Events

  • 2015-04-30 US senator Bernie Sanders announces he will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for President
  • 2015-12-07 Time Magazine readers name Bernie Sanders their 'person of the year'
  • 2016-01-17 Fourth Democratic presidential candidates debate: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash over healthcare and gun control in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 2016-02-01 Iowa Caucuses: Republican Ted Cruz defeats Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton beats Bernie Sanders by a coin toss
  • 2016-02-09 US primary elections: New Hampshire Primary, In Republican race Donald Trump wins (35%), John Kasich 2nd (16%), and Bernie Sanders (60%) defeats Hillary Clinton (38%) in Democratic race
  • 2016-03-05 US primary elections: Super Saturday - Republican Donald Trump and Ted Cruz win 2 states, Democratics Bernie Sanders wins 2, Hillary Clinton one
  • 2016-03-26 US primary elections: Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders wins Washington, Hawaii and Alaska
  • 2016-04-06 US primary elections: Wisconsin won by Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Ted Cruz
  • 2016-07-12 Bernie Sanders endorses fellow Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a speech in New Hampshire
  • 2019-02-19 Bernie Sanders announces he is running for President for a second time
  • 2019-10-01 US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack
  • 2019-10-19 US Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Bernie Sanders for president
  • 2020-02-03 First Democratic caucus in Iowa won narrowly by Pete Buttigieg (most delegates) and Bernie Sanders (most votes) after lengthy delays and irregularities in reporting the results
  • 2020-02-11 Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire Democratic primary
  • 2020-03-02 American rap group Public Enemy part ways with Flavor Flav after 35 years over playing for free at Bernie Sanders rally
  • 2020-03-03 Super Tuesday: Biggest voting day for Democrats selecting their presidential candidate revives Joe Biden's campaign, he wins nine states, while Bernie Sanders wins four including California
  • 2020-04-08 Bernie Sanders drops out of the Democratic race for US president
  • 2020-04-13 Bernie Sanders endorses former rival Joe Biden for president
  • 2021-01-28 Bernie Sanders mittens worn to the inauguration raise $1.8 million for Vermont charities after images go viral

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