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US Presidents
Barack Obama
Barack Obama Timeline
Presidents of the USA
Year Event
1961Born Aug. 4, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham
1964Parents divorce
1967Obama's mother married Lolo Soetoro, moved family to Indonesia
1970Sister Maya Soetoro born, Aug. 15
1971-1979Obama moved back to Hawaii for 5th grade through high school, lived mostly with grandparents
1971Obama Sr. visited his son in Hawaii
1979Attended Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, for 2 years
1981Transferred to Columbia University, NY
1982Father died in car crash at age 46, in Nairobi, Kenya
1983Received BA in Political Science from Columbia Univ., worked in New York City
1985Moved to Chicago, IL, worked as community organizer
1987Visited Kenya and his father's grave
1988Enrolled at Harvard Law School
1990Elected editor of Harvard Law Review (first African-American elected to the position)
1991Graduated from Harvard Law School
1992Married attorney Michelle Robinson, Oct. 18
1993Began lecturing at University of Chicago Law School and working at a law firm
1995Mother died of cancer, age 52
1996Elected to the Illinois state senate (first term)
1998Re-elected to the Illinois state senate (second term)
1999Daughter Malia born
2000Lost Illinois Democratic primary election for US House of Representatives seat
2001Daughter Sasha born
2002Re-elected to the Illinois state senate (third term)
2005Obama's first book, Dreams from My Father, published
2004Elected to the US Senate (IL-Dem)
2006Obama's second book, The Audacity of Hope, published
2008Won Democratic Party presidential primary election process, June. Officially nominated by the Democratic party at August Convention (first African-American to win a major party nomination)
2008Elected 44th President of the USA on Nov. 4 (first African-American elected to the position)
2009Inaugurated as President of the USA on Jan. 20
2009Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, October 9
2012 Elected for a second presidential term, November 6

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