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



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BARACK OBAMA TIMELINE OF EVENTS

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 Martin Luther King 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
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 the assassination attempt by John Hinkley Jr.
1982 Obama's father dies in a car crash in Kenya
1983 Obama graduates from Columbia University
1985 Moves to Chicago, Illinois
1986 Iran Contra Scandal
Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy
1989 George H. W. Bush becomes the forty-second 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 Newgt 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 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 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"
Hurrican Katrina devestation of the Gulf Coast
2006 Obama publishes "The Audacity of Hope"
2008 Barack Obama is elected 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 vote were cast from a Republican
April 20, BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico explodes.
Obama delivers his 100 day speech, on April 29
Nominates Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court, May 10
Nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court, May 26
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 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 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.
February 1, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton steps down after serving 4 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



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