Barack Obama attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, California for two years before transferring to Columbia University in New York, where he earned a degree in political science; he later studied law at Harvard Law... More »

Barack Obama grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia and was the son of a Kenyan father and an American mother from Kansas. He was raised in large part by his grandparents in Hawaii. His maternal grandfather was an army veteran,... More »

Marie Curie's attended the University of Paris where she earned her master's degree in physics in 1893 and her doctorate 10 years later. Also referred to as the Sorbonne, Marie Curie also earned a second degree in the sa... More »

Barack Obama is 6 feet 1 inch tall. This ties him with Andrew Jackson, Chester Arthur and Ronald Reagan as the eighth-tallest U.S. president. Malia Obama, his daughter, is the same height as of 2014. More »

Barack Obama has two daughters, both of whom he had with Michelle Obama. Malia Obama was born in 1998, and Sasha Obama was born in 2001. More »

Barack Obama met his wife Michelle in 1989 when he interned at Chicago law firm Sidley Austin, where Michelle Robinson was an associate assigned to mentor Obama. The future president and first lady married in 1992. More »

President Barack Obama wanted to approve military action against Syria to send a message to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad that the use of banned chemical warfare against defenseless civilians is unacceptable. Obama als... More »