(CNN Español) –– Here’s a look at the life of US President-elect Joe Biden.
Joe Biden’s personal data
Date of birth: November 20, 1942.
Place of birth: Scranton, Pensilvania.
Birth name: Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
Dad: Joseph Robinette Biden Sr., car salesman.
Mother: Catherine Eugenia (Finnegan) Biden.
Marriages: Jill (Jacobs) Biden (June 17, 1977–– present) and Neilia (Hunter) Biden (August 27, 1966 –– December 18, 1972, the day of his death)
Sons: with Neilia Biden he had Naomi Christina, Robert Hunter and Joseph Robinette “Beau” III. With Jill Biden he had Ashley.
Education: University of Delaware, BA, 1965; Syracuse University, School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1968
Religion: Roman catholic
He had a stuttering problem as a child.
His son Beau Biden was a Delaware attorney general.
Biden is the longest-serving senator from Delaware.
Timeline of the life of Joe Biden
1968-1970 –– Criminal defense attorney in Wilmington, Delaware.
1970-1972 –– He serves on the New Castle County Council in Delaware.
1972 –– Biden is elected to the Senate for the first time at age 29. In that contest he defeated Republican Senator J. Caleb Boggs. He won reelection to the position in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996 and 2002.
December 18, 1972 –– While shopping christmas, Biden’s first wife, Neilia Hunter Biden, and their daughter Naomi Biden are killed in a car accident. Her children are seriously injured, but survive.
January 5, 1973 –– He is sworn in as a senator from Delaware at the bedside of his son Beau Biden, who was in the hospital.
1987-1995 –– He is president of the Senate Judicial Committee.
June 9, 1987 –– Biden runs for the 1988 presidential race, but retires three months later after reports of plagiarism and false claims about his academic record.
February 1988 –– You have surgery to repair an aneurysm in an artery that carries blood to the brain.
January 20, 1990 –– She presents a bill that becomes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The rule addresses sexual assault and domestic violence. It was enacted by the president Bill Clinton in 1994.
2001-2003 –– He is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
2002 –– Biden votes to authorize military intervention in Iraq, but then he becomes a public critic of the conflict.
2007-2009 –– He is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
January 31, 2007 –– File a declaration of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to run for president.
July 31, 2007 –– Publish your memoirs, “Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics”.
January 3, 2008 –– Announces his retirement from the presidential race.
November 4, 2008 –– Biden is elected vice president of the United States.
January 15, 2009 –– Resignation from the US Senate
January 20, 2009 –– He is sworn in as Vice President of the United States.
February 7, 2009 –– He delivers his first major speech as vice president at a security conference in Germany.
September 1, 2010 –– Preside over a ceremony in Iraq to formally mark the end of the combat mission from the US in that country.
January 20, 2013 –– He is sworn in for his second term as US Vice President.
October 2, 2014 –– During a intervention at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Biden tells attendees that ISIS has been inadvertently strengthened by actions taken by Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern allies to assist opposition groups fighting the president of Siria Bashar al-Assad.
October 4, 2014 –– Biden on the phone with the president of Turquia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the comments he made at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The then vice president apologizes “for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region have intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIS or other violent extremists in Syria“.
May 30, 2015 –– Biden’s eldest son, Beau Biden, dies of brain cancer at 46.
October 21, 2015 –– Biden announces that he will not seek the presidency and says that the time for a successful campaign “is over.”
December 5, 2016 –– No rule out jumping to the presidency in 2020. At that time he noted: “I do not promise not to compete. I do not commit to anything. I learned a long time ago that fate has a strange way of intervening.”
January 12, 2017 –– Obama surprises Biden by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during a ceremony at the White House.
February 1, 2017 –– Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, launch the Biden Foundation. It is an organization that will work on seven issues: foreign policy, Biden’s cancer initiative, community colleges and military families, protecting children, equality, ending violence against women and strengthening the middle class.
February 7, 2017 –– It is named Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he will direct the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. He will also serve as founding president of the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware, the university announces.
March 1, 2017 –– Biden receives the Congressional Patriot Award from the Center for Bipartisan Policy. The honor is in recognition of his work in crafting bipartisan legislation with Republicans and Democrats.
November 14, 2017 –– Publica sus memorias “Promise Me Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose”.
March 26, 2019 –– At an event in New York, Biden says Anita Hill “paid a terrible price” when in 1991 she testified that she had been sexually harassed by him. now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. He added that he regrets not giving Hill the “hearing he deserved.” As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time, Biden presided over Thomas’ confirmation hearings.
March 29, 2019 –– Lucy Flores, Former Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, makes accusations against Biden in an essay for The Cut, a section of New York magazine. In the piece, she writes that Biden made her feel “uncomfortable, disgusting and confused” in 2014 when, at a campaign rally in Nevada, she says he kissed her on the nape.
March 31, 2019 –– “In my many years of election campaign and public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort.“Biden said in a statement.” And not once – never – did I believe I had acted inappropriately. If it is suggested that I did, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention. “
April 3, 2019 –– Biden post a video on Twitter, in which he points out that he will be “more aware of respecting personal space in the future.” The video follows multiple allegations that she made multiple people uncomfortable in her encounters, including a woman who claimed Biden made her uncomfortable at a Connecticut fundraiser in 2009. Two other women, including Alexandra “Tara” Reade, they also told The New York Times that Biden made them feel uncomfortable by the way he touched them.
April 25, 2019 –– He announces that he will run for president in a campaign video posted on social media. Hours later, the chairman of the board of the Biden Foundation, Ted Kaufman, announces the immediate suspension of all operations of the organization.
June 6, 2019 –– Biden announces that Has changed his mind on the Hyde Amendment, and abandons its long-standing support for a measure that blocks federal funding for most abortions. His decision, he said, was prompted by a wave of state laws restricting the procedure.
October 23, 2019 –– Biden’s campaign give signals that he is abandoning his objection to the creation of an outside group to defend himself against the attacks of the re-election campaign of the President Donald Trump.
March 25, 2020 –– Alexandra Reade says in a podcast that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 while she was a clerk in his Senate office.
May 1, 2020 –– During an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, Biden denies allegations made by Reade about him sexually assaulting her. “I say it unequivocally. It never, never happened and it didn’t happen.” Biden’s campaign also publishes a 21-paragraph statement addressing the allegations. Biden also send a letter to the secretary of the Senate requesting the release of any document related to a sexual assault allegation made by Reade.
August 11, 2020 –– Biden, the virtual Democratic presidential candidate, names Kamala Harris as his running mate.
November 7, 2020 –– Days after the November 3 election, CNN projects that Biden will be elected the 46th president of the United States.
November 24, 2020 –– Biden becomes the first presidential candidate to win more than 80 million votes.
November 29, 2020 –– Biden’s doctor says the president-elect have small fractures in the foot and “will probably require a walking boot for several weeks,” after he slipped while playing with his dog, Major.
January 20, 2021 He takes the oath of Chief Justice John Roberts during an inauguration ceremony on Capitol Hill and delivers a keynote address focused on unity. Later that day, Biden signs 17 decrees, including halting construction of the border wall, reversing the travel ban targeting predominantly Muslim countries, and halting the United States’ departure from the World Health Organization.
April 14, 2021 Biden formally announces his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan before September 11, 2021.
June 27, 2021 Biden orders military forces to conduct precision defensive air strikes against facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region, according to a Defense Department press release.
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