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1: •Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a Democrat from Illinois. •He is bi-racial. He was born to a Kenyan father and a white American mother. In his book Dreams from My Father he writes that he barely noticed the racial difference between his mum and dad in his young age.

2: •In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Obama spoke out against government indifference to growing economic class divisions, calling on both political parties to take action to restore the social safety net for the poor. •He experimented with drugs. Back in his early years he tried marijuana and cocaine. According to his own words h is not proud of it and considers it a mistake as a young man. | •Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a Democrat from Illinois. •He is bi-racial. He was born to a Kenyan father and a white American mother. In his book Dreams from My Father he wrtes that he barely noticed the racial difference between his mum and dad in his young age. | •Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a Democrat from Illinois. •He is bi-racial. He was born to a Kenyan fathermother. In his book Dreams from My Father he writes that he barely noticed the racial difference between his mum and dad in his young age. | that he barely noticed the racial difference between his mum and dad in his young age.

4: •Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton was born on October 26, 1947. •Hillary Clinton was once First Lady and Senator of the U.S. and now is the 67th United States Secretary of State. •A native of Illinois, Hillary Rodham first attracted national attention in 1969 for her remarks as the first student to deliver the commencement address at Wellesley College.

5: •She embarked on a career in law after graduating from Yale Law School in 1973. •When she was First Lady of the United States, her major initiative, the Clinton health care plan, failed to gain approval from the U.S. Congress in 1994. In 1997 and 1999, Clinton played a role in advocating for the establishment of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, the Adoption and Safe Families Act, and the Foster Care Independence Act.

7: •Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born October 2, 1869 and died on January 30, 1948. •He was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement.

8: •He was the pioneer of satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence—which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. •He is officially honored in India as the Father of the Nation on his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

9: •As a practitioner of Ahimsa Gandhi swore to speak the truth, and advocated that others do the same. He lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn he had hand spun on a charkha. •Many of Gandhi’s followers have adopted this policy and way of life because they believed in what he preached and stood for. Yes, Gandhi did die for his actions but it was his goals that he never turned against.

10: •World War II was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including all of the great powers, organized into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.

11: •12,000 heavy bombers were shot down in World War 2. •80% of Soviet males born in 1923 didn't survive World War 2. •The first German serviceman killed in the war was killed by the Japanese (China, 1937). •The first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians (Finland 1940).

12: •Germany lost 40-45% of their aircraft during World War 2 to accidents. •The US Army had more ships that the US Navy. •84 German Generals were executed by Hitler. •By D-Day, 35% of all German soldiers had been wounded at least once, 11% twice, 6% three times, 2% four times and 2% more than 4 times. •Germany lost 136 Generals, which averages out to be 1 dead General every 2 weeks.

14: •Global warming is an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution. •Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040 or earlier.

15: •Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting •Coral reefs, which are highly sensitive to small changes in water temperature, suffered the worst bleaching or die off in response to stress ever recorded in 1998, with some areas seeing bleach rates of 70 percent. •Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

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