Saturday marks first-ever Barack Obama Day in IL

Leroy Wright
August 6, 2018

In 2013, Obama became the first president to include gay rights in an inaugural speech.

An Illinois state law signed past year marks August 4 in honor of the 44th president.

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are now building a team for their very own Netflix production company.

"It's incredibly proud for IL that the president came from IL".

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Illinois, California and Wisconsin celebrate Ronald Reagan Day every February 6 in honor of the late Republican president's birthday, USA Today reported. Bruce Rauner signed the bill into law in 2017. "I don't think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration". Alongside a selfie of the pair smiling together, he tweeted, "Our lunches together were a highlight of every week at the White House".

Aside from Michelle Obama, another key person in Barack Obama's life wished him a happy birthday on social media, as former vice president Joe Biden tweeted a photo of himself and Obama outside Washington, D.C.'s Dog Tag Bakery along with his birthday greetings to his longtime friend. Last week's trip to @DogTagBakery was no different.

Others who took to social media with special messages for the former USA president included his former VP Joe Biden, celebrities Justin Timberlake, John Legend among others.

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