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Obama's 50th and other presidential birthdays: A visual history
JFK had Marilyn and a huge cake, George W. had fried chicken, and Bush senior jumped out of a plane
 
President Obama celebrates his 50th birthday in Chicago. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Happy Birthday, Mr. President! Thursday marks President Obama's 50th birthday. On Wednesday, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson sang for the president before he delivered remarks at a DNC fundraiser in Chicago celebrating the big day. Of course, President Obama is just the latest in a long line of commanders-in-chief to mark their years with notable celebrations. Here are nine others.

 

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