Today in Obama History: December 16

December 16, 1985: Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of New York’s Gambino crime family

That same year, Obama broke up with Genevieve Cook, who would later become part of a composite girlfriend in his book, Dreams from My Father.

Obama family arrives at US Capitol prior to inauguration swear-in

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