Barack Obama (1961-)

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Names
Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. full birth name
Dates
1961-
Birth
August 4, 1961
Styles/Cultures/Eras
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Timeline

2 Feb 1961
Barack Obama, Sr., and Ann Dunham, the parents of President Barack Obama, marry in Hawaii.
4 Aug 1961
Birth of Barack Obama
1967
A six-year-old Barack Obama moves with his mother to Jakarta, Indonesia, the home of her second husband Lolo Soetoro.
1971
Worried for his safety and education in Jakarta, Ann Dunham sends her son Barack Obama back to Hawaii to live with her parents. She later joins him there.
1979
Barack Obama graduates with academic honors from Punahou Academy in Hawaii, where he is one of only three black students.
1982
Death of Barack Obama's father
1983
Barack Obama receives a B.A. from Columbia University, New York City.
1985
Obama moves to Chicago
1989
Barack Obama meets Michelle Robinson, an associate at the Sidley & Austin law firm in Chicago who is assigned to be Obama's adviser during his summer internship there. They soon begin dating.
Feb 1990
Barack Obama elected first African-American editor of Harvard Law Review
1991
Barack Obama receives a J.D. from Harvard University.
3 Oct 1992
Barack Obama marries Michelle Robinson at Trinity United Church of Christ
1995
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
1997
Barack Obama is an Illinois State Senator
1998
Birth of Malia Obama

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