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50 things you didn’t know about Michelle Obama – Telegraph

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50 things you didn’t know about Michelle Obama

Here is a list of 50 things you (probably) did not know about America’s new First Lady, Michelle Obama.

By Nick Greene in Washington and Melissa Whitworth in New York

Last Updated: 6:47PM GMT 22 Jan 2009

50 things you didn’t know about Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama declined Barack’s first invitations to go on a date Photo: REUTERS

1. Her nickname is “Miche” (pronounced “Meesh”).

2. Her husband calls her “My Rock”.

3. Her father worked the swing shift in the boiler room at Chicago’s water purification plant.

4. She grew up with her older brother, Craig, and parents in a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. She shared the living room with her brother, which was separated by a room divider.

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January 1st, 2009 | SEE Blog – Anne Bogart

In the autumn of 1989 the Berlin Wall fell and in a momentary suspension in the onslaught of the events, anything was possible. It was not prescribed that Eastern Europe would chose capitalism as the inevitable new system upon which it would build its future. Although vast international corporate interests were ready to pounce and profit from the regime change, for just a few moments the once communist countries might have chosen an alternative to unbridled capitalism. Ultimately the crunch and pressure of all the forces conspiring towards unrestrained capitalism won the day.

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