Barack Obama Timeline

Barack Obama Timeline. A lifetime of events for the 44th U.S. President both public and private. From his birth on August 4, 1961 through his current Presidential second term in office.

Daily events and news for the Obama Presidency



1961 Barack Obama was born on August 4, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
1963 November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have A Dream" speech.
Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson assumes the Presidency upon Kennedy's death.
1964 Obama's parents, Stanley Dunham and Barack Obama S.R. get divorced.
Twenty-fourth amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified.
The Civil Rights Act is passed.
1967 Obama's mother gets remarried to Lolo Soetoro. The family moves out of the country to Indonesia.
1968 Democratic Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated while campaigning for President of the United States.
1969 Richard Nixon becomes the 37th President of the United States.
Astronaut Niel Armstrong walks on the moon.
1970 Obama's sister Maya is born on August 15.
December 2, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPS) is established.
1971 Obama's family back to Hawaii.
1973 The War with Vietnam ends.
1974 Richard Nixon becomes the first President in history to resign from the Presidency.
Gerald Ford becomes the first Vice President to become President not elected to either high office by the people.
1977 Jimmy Carter becomes President of the United States.
1979 Iran hostage crisis.
1981 Governor Ronald Reagan becomes the Fortieth President of the United States
President Ronald Reagan survives an assassination attempt by John Hinkley Jr.
1982 Obama's father dies in a car crash in Kenya.
1983 Obama graduates from Columbia University.
1985 Obama moves to Chicago, Illinois.
1986 Iran Contra Scandal
Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy
1989 George H. W. Bush becomes the forty-first President of the United States.
1991 Obama graduates from Harvard Law School.
Gulf War.
1992 Obama marries Michelle Robinson on October 18.
1993 Governor Bill Clinton is elected the forty-second President of the United States.
1994 Republican "Contract with America" lead by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
1995 Obama's mother dies from cancer.
Oklahoma City bombing.
1996 Comprehensive welfare reform is past as part of the republican contract with america and signed by President Bill Clinton.
Obama is elected to the Illinois State Senate on the Democratic Ticket.
1998 Re-elected to the Illinois State Senate.
Bill Clinton becomes the second President in U.S. history impeached
1999 Obama's daughter Malia is born.
2001 Daughter Sasha is born.
Governor George Walker Bush becomes the forty-third President of the United States.
September 11, Terrorist attacks on the United States.
2003 March 19, President George W. Bush declares war with Iraq.
2004 Barack Obama is elected to the United States Senate.
2005 Obama publishes "Dreams From My Father"
Hurricane Katrina devastation of the Gulf Coast.
2006 Obama publishes "The Audacity of Hope".
2008 Obama clinches the Democratic Presidential nomination, beating out former front runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States.
2009 Barack Obama is inaugurated on January 20.
On February 17, Obama signs the $787 billion Economic Stimulus Bill into Law. Not one Republican vote from the House of Representatives.
October 9, Obama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
2010 January 27, Obama delivers his first State of the Union Address
On March 23, Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) into law. No affirmative votes were cast from a Republican.
April 20, BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico explodes.
April 29, Obama delivers his 100 day speech.
May 10, Nominates Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court,
May 26, Nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.
Republicans sweep November mid term elections and take control of the United States House of Representatives.
December 29, without the support of the democratic party, Obama signs the Compromise tax plan which extends the George W. Bush's tax cuts.
2011 January 25, Obama delivers his State of the Union Address in front of a joint session of Congress.
April 4, President Obama announces his bid for re-election.
May 1, United States forces track down terrorist Osama Bin laden hiding in Pakistan. He was killed in the raid.
August 31, Solyndra a Government backed solar panel company files for Bankruptcy.
September 11, The ten year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
October 20, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qaddaffi is killed.
2012 January 24, Obama delivers his State of the Union Address in front of a joint session of Congress.
March 26, The United States Supreme Court begins hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obama Care).
June 25, Obama and the federal government's lawsuit against the State of Arizona was decided by the United States Supreme Court. Supreme court upheld the key part of the Arizona law allowing police to ask about immigration status.
September 6, President Barack Obama officially accepts the Democratic Presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention held in Charlotte, North Carolina.
October 3, President Barack Obama and Presidential challenger Mitt Romney engage in the first Presidential debate of the 2012 election in Denver Colorado. Jim Lehrer was the debate moderator for the evening.
October 16, Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in their second debate on domestic and foreign policy. A town hall setting with questions being asked by undecided voters.
October 22, Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in their last debate of the election season. The foreign policy debate was held in Florida.
September 11, The United States consulate and annex in Benghazi, Libya are attacked by terrorists. Americans: Ambassador J. Christoper Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty are murdered.
November 6, President Barack Obama is re-elected to a Presidential second term beating republican Presidential challenger Mitt Romney.
2013 January 20, Obama officially begins his second term as the 44th U.S. President.
January 21, Obama formally swears to the Presidential oath of office and delivers his Second Inaugural Address to the nation and American People.
February 1, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton steps down after serving four years. Senator John Kerry takes over as Secretary of State for the Obama Administration. Both Clinton and Kerry are former Senators and Democratic Presidential Candidates.
February 12, Obama delivers his first State of the Union Address of his second term in office.
April 15, The first successful terrorist attack since 9/11 was carried out during the yearly Boston Marathon. Two bombs were detonated near the finish line killing 3 patrons, including an eight year old boy. In addition the attack wounded and maimed nearly 200 individuals.
April 16, Obama meets with Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain and New York Senator Chuck Schumer to discuss immigration reform.
April 18, The President and First Lady Michelle Obama travel to Boston, Massachusetts in wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. Obama speaks to a grieving audience at the Cathedral of the Holy cross.
April 23, Obama honors the 2013 teacher of the year in the White House Rose Garden.
May 2, Obama travels to Mexico City to meet with President Peña Nieto of Mexico.
May 3, Obama departs Mexico to meet with President Chinchilla in San Jose, Costa Rica.
May 16, Obama meets hosts Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey.
May 20, A devastating tornado ripped through the town of Moore, Oklahoma killing dozens, including school chrildren and wounding hundreds.
June 5, Obama officially promotes highly controversial United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to the administration cabinet post of National Security Adviser, being vacated by Tom Donilon. Samantha Power will be stepping in to fill the open U.N. Ambassador position.
June 7, Obama travels to the State of California and meets with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China.
August 19, The Obama family bring home a new First Dog to the White House, female puppy "Sunny".
August 31, Obama announces to the nation from the White House Rose Garden, he will seek Congressional authorization from the U.S. Congress to use military force against Syria for their use of chemical weapons.
September 5 and 6, Obama overseas for the G20 Leaders summit.
2014 January 28, Obama delivers the annual State of the Union Address to the nation and Congress.
February, 12 Obama signs an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors.
March 3, Obama meets with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.
March 24-25 Obama attends the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands.
March 27, Obama meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican and visits the Roman Colosseum.
April 11, Obama nominates Syliva Nathews Burwell the new Secretary of Health and Human Services to replace outgoing Kathleen Sebelius.
May 3, Obama attends the annual White House Correspondents Dinner
August 7, Obama announces the authorization of targeted airstrikes against ISIS near Erbil, Iraq.
September 10, Obama delivers a speech to layout his plan to fight and destroy to terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).
September 22, The United States and allies begin an airstrike campaign in Syria.
November 4, Obama loses party control of Congress in the mid term election. The Republicans gain seats in the House of Representatives and will take control of the Senate, in a decisive win.
December 17, Obama announces to the nation his administration is resuming normal realations with communist controlled Cuba.
2015 January 3, The balance of power in Congress changes hands as the Republican party becomes the majority in both houses of Congress. Senator Harry Reid is no longer Leader of the Senate.
January 16, Obama holds a press conference with the United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameron. The discussion center on Iran, ISIS and terrorism in general following the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris, France.
January 20, 2015 President Barack Obama delivers his 2015 annual State of the Union Address in front of a Republican majority joint session of Congress for the first time in his six year Presidency.
February 5, 2015, Obama delivers a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.
February 24, 2015, Obama vetoes the Keystone XL Pipeline bill passed by Congress, the third veto of his Presidency.
March 7, 2015, Barack Obama delivers a speech from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the historic Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery.
May 25, 2015, President Obama delivers a memorial speech and lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
July 14, President Obama announces to the nation a nuclear deal with Iran.
September 22, Obama welcomes Pope Francis to the United Sates.
November 30, Obama speaks about climate change at the United Nations conference in Paris, France.
December 2, The nation is stunned when two heavily armed terrorists attack citizens at a Christmas party in San Bernardino California, killing 14.
December 18, Obama holds his last press conference of the 2015 year.
2016 January 7, President Barack Obama partakes in a CNN town hall meeting to discuss gun control at George Mason University.
January 12, President Obama delivers the final annual State of the Union Address of his Presidency to the nation and a joint session of Congress.

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