So much information is available on the President of the United States; therefore, going through a Barack Obama timeline can help you to sort each event by date and understand everything in a simplified manner.
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1961 - On August 4, 1961, Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Obama, Sr. and Ann Dunham.
1964 - After spending a great deal of time with his maternal grandparents while his mother went back to school, Obama's parents divorce.
1967 - Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetero, and the entire family moves to Soetero's hometown of Jakarta, Indonesia.
1971 - At the age of ten, Obama is sent back to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents. He started going to school at Punahou, a prestigious prep school located in the state.
1972 - Obama sees his father for the last time. There were great tensions between the two men, and his father passed on just ten years later.
1979 - Although he started attending school at Occidental College, he transferred to Columbia University in order to pursue his interests in the fields of politics.
1982 - He became very interested in race and poverty issues. Therefore, he started working with the Developing Communities Project.
1988 - During this year, Obama began to study at Harvard Law School. After his first year, he worked as an intern for a top law firm located in Chicago. It was here that he would meet the woman whom he would eventually call his wife.
1990 - On February 5, Obama became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
1991 - Obama graduated from Harvard and began work on his book Dreams of my Father.
1992 - Obama marries Michelle on October 10.
1992 - He teaches constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.
1992 - He becomes the director of Illinois Project Vote.
1995 - His mother passes away from ovarian cancer, and Dreams of my Father is published.
1998 - The couple's first daughter, Malia, is born.
1999 - Obama runs for Congress. However, he loses to the Republican Bobby Rush.
2001 - Barack and Obama's second daughter Natasha is born.
2002 - He becomes a member of the Illinois State Senate.
2003 - He becomes the chairman of the Illinois Senate's Health and Human Services Commitee.
2003 - He announces that he would be running for the position of United States Senate.
2004 - July 7, he is asked to give a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.
2004 - On November 2, his saw the products of his mission when he was elected to the United States Senate.
2005 - January 5, he is sworn in as a US Senator.
2007 - He announces his candidacy for the President of the United States.
2008 - June 2, his grandmother passed away.
2008 - June 3, it is announced that he beat Hilary Clinton in the race for the presidency.
2008 - November 5, it was announced that Obama would be the next president.
2009 - January 20: Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.
2009 - February 17: He signs the economic stimulus bill.
2009 - September 9: He gives his health care speech.
2009 - October 9: He is named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
2010 - January 27: He gives his first State of the Union address.
2010 - March 23: He signs the health care law.
2010 - July 21: He signs the legislation regarding financial rules.
2010 - August 29: He promises to continue to support New Orleans.
2011 - With just under 18 months before the next presidential election, Obama is working to better the country.