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List of things named after Barack Obama

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of things named after Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This list includes proposed name changes.

Biota

Barack Obama has been commemorated in the scientific names of at least 14 species, the most of any U.S. president.[1][2]

Animals

Fungi

Individual animals

  • Barack Obama, a horse which competed in endurance games[8]

Schools

California

  • Barack Obama Charter SchoolCompton, California – Qued Charter Elementary School renamed after Barack Obama in January 2009[9]
  • Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy – Los Angeles – Built in mid 2010[10]
  • Barack Obama AcademyOakland, California – Alternative Learning Community renamed after Barack Obama in March 2009[11]

Connecticut

Georgia

  • Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology – Atlanta, Georgia –opened in January 2017
  • Barack and Michelle Obama AcademyAtlanta, Georgia – renamed in November 2016.

Maryland

Michigan

  • Barack Obama Leadership Academy- Detroit, Michigan- Timbuktu Academy, which has been open since 1997, will become Barack Obama Leadership Academy.[17]

Mississippi

  • Barack Obama International Baccalaureate Elementary SchoolJackson, Mississippi – Renamed as of October 2017, from Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy's only president.[18]

Missouri

Minnesota

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Texas

Virginia

Wisconsin

  • Barack Obama School for Career and Technical EducationMilwaukee, Wisconsin – PK-12[30][31]

Streets

Spain

Tanzania

United States

California

Florida

Illinois

Indiana

  • Barack Obama Way - New Albany, Indiana - a section of Reas Lane was renamed in the last week of Obama's presidency to honor the fact that "Obama's stimulus plan has helped the city create new jobs and facilitate economic development." [48]

Missouri

Mississippi

[50]

Topographical features

Antigua and Barbuda

  • Mount Obama in Antigua and Barbuda – renamed from Boggy Peak on Obama's birthday, 4 August 2009.[51]

Other facilities

  • The Barack Obama Plaza - including a petrol station, food court and visitor centre that provides information on Obama's connections, at Moneygall in County Offaly, between Dublin and Limerick. Moneygall was birthplace of Obama's great-great-great-grandfather.[52]

Holidays

Proposed renamings

  • Pembroke Park Road – Hollywood, Florida – portion of (or all of) road proposed to be renamed Barack Obama Boulevard[53]
  • St. Petersburg Main Library – St. Petersburg, Florida – City council approved the renaming of the library to be renamed the President Barack Obama Main Community Library after undergoing a renovation project. Completion date is TBD.[54]

See also

References

  1. ^ Boddy, Jessica (29 December 2016). "These nine different creatures have been named after Barack Obama". Science. doi:10.1126/science.aal0558.
  2. ^ Foley, Katherine Ellen (30 December 2016). "Scientists love president Obama so much they've named nine different animals after him". Quartz.
  3. ^ Makhan, Dewanand (2015). "Desmopachria barackobamai sp. nov., a new species of waterbeetle from French Guiana (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)". Calodema (361): 1–2. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.23166.38728.
  4. ^ Genaro, Julio A. (2016). "Especies nuevas y nuevos registros de abejas para las Antillas (Hymenoptera: Anthophila; Colletidae, Halictidae". Novitates Caribaea. 10 (10): 38–51. doi:10.33800/nc.v0i10.28.
  5. ^ Carr, Steve (18 April 2012). "UNM Researchers Find When Mates Are Hard to Find, Males Are First to Go". University of New Mexico. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  6. ^ Peters, Cynthia (11 December 2017). "Marine Biologist Discovers Three New Species of Sea Slugs". PolyCentric. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
  7. ^ Thomsen, Jacqueline (26 September 2017). "Scientists name new species of spiders after Sanders, Obamas". TheHill.
  8. ^ Davis, Dillon (15 September 2018). "Horse named Barack Obama competing in FEI World Equestrian Games euthanized in Tryon". Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  9. ^ Song, Jason (16 January 2009). "Compton school is named for Barack Obama, a first in California". Los Angeles Times' "L.A. Now" local news blog. Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  10. ^ "Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy". Bogpa-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Oakland School Renamed Barack Obama Academy". KTVU. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  12. ^ "Connecticut school to be named after former President Obama". Associated Press. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  13. ^ Home. Barack Obama Elementary School. Retrieved on August 28, 2018. "Barack Obama Elementary 12700 Brooke Lane Upper Marlboro, MD 20772"
  14. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Westphalia CDP, MD." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 27, 2018. Pages: 1, 2, 3, and 4.
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  16. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/24/AR2009062401692.html
  17. ^ "Detroit School Changes Name To Honor Barack Obama". CBS Detroit. 15 August 2019.
  18. ^ "School named after Confederacy's only president renamed for Barack Obama". ABC Inc., KABC-TV Los Angeles, California. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Welcome to the Normandy School District Website". Normandy.k12.mo.us. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  20. ^ "St. Paul elementary school to get Obama name". Star Tribune. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Home". Barack Obama Elementary School. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  22. ^ Epa/Matthew Cavanaugh. "Plainfield high school named after President Obama | New Jersey Real-Time News". NJ.com. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  23. ^ Walsh, Jeremy (11 April 2010). "New Barack Obama Green Charter High School is coming to Plainfield | Star-Ledger". NJ.com. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  24. ^ "Jersey City Board of Education OKs naming School 34 after Obama". NJ.com. 22 October 2016.
  25. ^ "New York Elementary School Renamed After Barack Obama – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News". Fox News. 21 November 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  26. ^ "Barack Obama Elementary School Now Open in Maple Heights", cleveland.com, 17 January 2012, retrieved 17 October 2016
  27. ^ "South Florida Street Expected To Be Renamed For Obama – Miami News Story – WPLG Miami". Local10.com. 22 November 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  28. ^ Williams, Shawn P. (24 August 2011). "Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy: DISD All-Male School Opens With High Expectations". Dallas South News. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  29. ^ Mattingly, Justin (18 June 2018). "Richmond's J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School — honoring a Confederate — will be renamed for Barack Obama". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  30. ^ "'Barack Obama School' name change splits Milwaukee board". jsonline.com. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  31. ^ "Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education". Milwaukee Public Schools. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  32. ^ Govan, Fiona (28 November 2008). "Spanish street to be named after *Barack Obama". The Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  33. ^ "La localidad de Náquera dedica una calle a Barack Obama y elimina el nombre de 'José Antonio'". Europa Press. 27 December 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  34. ^ Talev, Margaret; Goldman, Julianna (1 July 2013). "Obama to Join With Political Foe Bush as Africa Trip Winds Down". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  35. ^ "Obama courts African businesses, is greeted by massive crowds in Tanzania on final leg of trip". The Washington Post. 1 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  36. ^ "Seaside to Unveil "Obama Way"".
  37. ^ "Signage Up for Section of 134 Highway Renamed After President Barack Obama".
  38. ^ "Milpitas votes to create Barack Obama Boulevard despite landfill worries". The Mercury News. 17 September 2019.
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  50. ^ Google Street View
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