Born 47 years ago today, Barack Obama will be the first Hawaiian to be nominated by his party to run for President of the United States of America.
He will also be the first candidate for president who will face an opponent, John McCain, born in a foreign country, Panama.
If you haven't read it, I recommend you take a few minutes to read this short biography of Barack Obama.
"When we get together for Thanksgiving or Christmas, our family looks like a mini United Nations. I've got relatives who look like Bernie Mac, and I've got relatives who look like Margaret Thatcher."
(Bernie Mac, as this was written, is unfortunately critically ill with pneumonia in a Chicago hospital. Here's hoping for the best.)