Barack Obama Facts – 66 Interesting Facts About Barack Obama
10 facts about Barack Obama
He intensely missed his father who he had a chance to see only once, when Obama Sr visited Hawaii for a short time
Obama Sr was involved in a car accident in which he lost both his legs in 1981
He was involved in yet another accident in 1982 when he was travelling in Nairobi and this time it proved fatal. Obama was only 21 then.
He is the third African American senator since reconstruction
During his stint as Illinois state senator, he was instrumental in approving a bill which asked police to videotape interrogation in capital crime cases.
A school in his paternal hometown in Kenya near Lake Victoria has been renamed the Senator Barack Obama Secondary School.
He was very fond of playing scrabble
In June 2005, Obama and his wife Michele bought a house in Chicago South Side for $1.65 million
Obama adored Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, John Coltrane and Pablo Picasso and they were all his heroes
He signed a law to overhaul of the national healthcare system.