Barack Hussein Obama was named after his father - a complete "namesake" - Barack Hussein Obama, who died in 1982 at age 46. The name "Barack" is translated from Swahili as "blessed", "Hussein" is close in meaning to the adjective "beautiful". Senior Obama expressed himself in Swahili, as it was his native language.
Obama was at school a few round-faced, and his initials make up the word "bo", which has a few funny translations from English. Therefore, over it quite insulting teased at school. The color of his skin and gave him some problems.
Barack Obama, despite the "anti-smoking" image of the White House smokes cigarettes, although he has made efforts to get rid of unhealthy habits.
Tickets for the Obama inauguration January 20, 2009 were sold online for 40 thousand dollars. Although entrance to the inauguration of those who received a ticket from a member of Congress or your state senator, is always free.
Grandpa Obama Houssine Oniango Obama (1895-1979) during World War collaborated with the British colonial authorities in Kenya. According to the memoirs of one of his wives, he was imprisoned and tortured for their participation in the Kenyan revolution after World War II. Later he moved from Christianity to Islam. He was a good farmer, a tribal elder and medicine man.
Obama countless relatives, as his ancestors in the male line had several wives and many children.
Barack's father was born in a village near Lake Victoria and good in school, but for subversive activities and numerous omissions he was expelled. He regarded himself a Muslim, but spent most of his life as an atheist.
When Obama took his father to the University of Hawaii, he left his pregnant first wife in Kenya in the care of his father's third wife Sarah Hussein Onyango. He became the first person from the family of Barack Obama, who left Africa and settled in another country.
Stanley Ann Dunham (1942-1995), mother of Barack known as Ann, came from an old American family. Her father was a Baptist, and his mother tended to Methodist doctrine.
Anne took the competition to the University of Chicago, but his father would not allow her to study, because I thought her too young. The following year the family moved to Hawaii Ann, in the same 1959 there arrived and senior Barack Obama.
Prospective parents Barack Jr. met the lesson of the Russian language, when Ann was 18 years old. Anne waited patiently Barack Sr., when he was late for goodbye.
In 1961, after a modest wedding ceremony the couple formed Obama. Anne already three months pregnant with Barack and Obama Sr. at that time divorced his first wife. While in some states marriages between people of different races have been banned, but not in Hawaii.
Barack's father was a senior strongly opposed to his marriage to Anne, as he was indignant that he threw in Kenya wife and two children. Also, it did not suit that Anne was the representative of the European race.
Interestingly, some relatives on the maternal side of Barack ... were slaveholders.
Obama, who as a child was often called Barry and Bar, was born in 1961 in Hawaii. This happened on August 4 in Honolulu.
When Obama one year old, his father went to Harvard to do - Barack see it later once - just before his death in 1985.
In 1964, when Barack Sr. confirmed his graduate degree at the University, the mother of Barack Jr. filed for divorce. After earning a degree Obama's father returned to Kenya with his next wife, Ruth Naydsend, white American teacher.
In 1967, Anne remarried. This time her husband Lolo Soetoro became Indonesia.
While living in Indonesia Barack riding a water buffalo, playing in paddy fields, ate burning chili dog and snake meat, and even fried grasshoppers. He had a hand monkey Tata, and lived in the yard chickens, geese and ... young alligators. In Indonesia, he first saw the lepers of people living in desperate poverty.
In 1970, Obama appeared half-sister Maya Soetoro. In 1971, Anne realized that she did not want Barack grew up in Indonesia, sent him back to Hawaii. Later she divorces Lolo.
With the help of grandparents Obama graduated with honors from one of the most prestigious schools in Hawaii.
Obama graduated with honors from Harvard Law Academy. Prior to that, in 1990, he became the first black president of the Harvard judicial review.
Barak met Michelle Robinson, his future wife, in Chicago, when he was an intern at the law firm Sidley Austin. They are combined in the Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, here dubbed their future daughters Malia (born July 4, 1998) and Natasha (10 June 2001).
The pre-election dispute over the chair of the governor of Illinois is characterized by the fact that for the first time from the two major parties have been nominated a black candidate. With a huge margin Obama won.
After his famous speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, America embraced a real "Obamomaniya».
Once Obama admitted that Indian Mahatma Gandhi, a white American and African American Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King - people whom he wanted to be like always.