Barack Obama’s birthday marks 1st official Barack Obama Day


Stealing the show, Barack Obama was not the only celebrity turning a year older.

"Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden shares selfie to wish "brother" Obama a happy birthday IL celebrates first annual Barack Obama Day CNN asks Trump supporters outside rally to explain "QAnon" theory MORE had more people getting jobs his last 16 or 18 months than they had jobs during Donald Trump's first 16 or 18 months", he said. "Happy birthday Mr. President", wrote one user.

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

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State lawmakers unanimously passed the law previous year to designate each August 4 as a commemorative holiday to celebrate the 44th president, whose political career began in IL. It is a commemorative holiday rather than a state holiday, meaning that schools and government workplaces will stay open.

He served in the IL state Senate from 1997 to 2005 before joining the U.S. Senate.

Gov. Bruce Rauner, who signed the bill into law, talked to The Hill about the importance of honoring the former president. "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". "Last week's trip to Dog Tag Bakery was no different". The spokesperson told USA Today Obama will be celebrating his birthday in Washington, DC, with his family on Saturday evening.