What is Barack Obama's Timeline?

1961: Born August 4th in Honolulu, Hawaii.


1967: Six year old Barack moves to Indonesia, the home country of Lolo Soetoro, a foreign student Obama's mother married. Obama attended local schools in Jakarta from ages 6-10.


1971: Barack moves back to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents. He attends the Punahou School from the fifth grade until his graduation in 1979.


1979: Barack graduates from the Punahou School and begins studying at Occidental College, a small private liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California.


1981: Barack transfers to Columbia University where he majors in political science with a specialization in international relations.


1983: Barack graduates from Columbia University. He then goes on to work at the Business International Corporation and New York Public Interest Research Group.


1985: Barack moves to Chicago and works as the Director of the Developing Communities Project, assisting low income residents in Chicago neighborhoods.


1988: Barack enrolls at Harvard Law School, where he becomes the Harvard Law Review's first black president in its 104 year history. Barack meets Michelle Robinson.


1991: Barack graduates magna cum laude form Harvard Law School.


1992: Barack marries Michelle Robinson and begins works for Miner, Barnhill & Galland. As an associate attorney for the firm, Barack represents community organizers, discrimination claims, and voting rights cases.


1993: Barack begins working as a lecturer on constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1993 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004.


1995: Barack publishes Dreams From My Father.


1996: Barack is elected to the Illinois State Senate to represent the 13th District.


1998: Barack gets reelected to the Illinois State Senate.


1999: Barack and Michelle Obama's first child Malia is born.


2000: Barack tries unsuccessfully to run for the U.S. House of Representatives against four term incumbent Bobby Rush.


2001: Barack and Michelle's second daughter Sasha is born.


2002: Barack is reelected to the Illinois State Senate.


2003: Barack becomes chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee when Democrats


2004: While still serving as an Illinois state legislator, Barack gives the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. This is the first time most Americans are introduced to Obama, and the reception is enthusiastic. Barack is elected to the United States Senate this year, receiving 70% of the vote to Alan Keyes's 27%, the largest electoral victory in Illinois history.


2006: Barack publishes his second book, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.


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