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  • New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 06, 1946

    Birth

    New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 06, 1946

    George Walker Bush was born on July 6, 1946, at Yale–New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.




  • Texas, U.S.
    May, 1968

    Military Career

    Texas, U.S.
    May, 1968

    In May 1968, Bush was commissioned into the Texas Air National Guard.




  • Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 21, 1974

    Physical exam failure

    Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 21, 1974

    In 1972, Bush was suspended from flying for failure to take a scheduled physical exam. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force Reserve on November 21, 1974.




  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    1975

    Graduation

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    1975

    In the fall of 1973, Bush entered Harvard Business School. He graduated in 1975 with an MBA degree. He is the only American president to have earned an MBA.




  • Midland, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 05, 1977

    Marriage

    Midland, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 05, 1977

    In 1977, friends introduced him to Laura Welch, a schoolteacher and librarian. After a three-month courtship, she accepted his marriage proposal and they wed on November 5 of that year.




  • Washington D.C, U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1989

    Son of a president

    Washington D.C, U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1989

    Bush and his family moved to Washington, D.C., after his father became a president.




  • Taxes, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 08, 1994

    1994 Texas gubernatorial election

    Taxes, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 08, 1994

    The 1994 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1994 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Democratic Governor Ann Richards was defeated in her bid for re-election by Republican nominee George W. Bush, the son of former President George H. W. Bush.


  • Washington D.C, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 20, 2001

    President of U.S.

    Washington D.C, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 20, 2001

    George W. Bush was elected President of the United States in 2000 and his first inauguration occurred on January 20, 2001.


  • Afghanistan
    Saturday Oct 06, 2001

    Afghanistan invasion

    Afghanistan
    Saturday Oct 06, 2001

    On October 7, 2001, U.S. and British forces initiated bombing campaigns that led to the arrival of Northern Alliance troops in Kabul on November 13.


  • Iraq
    Thursday Mar 20, 2003

    Iraq invasion

    Iraq
    Thursday Mar 20, 2003

    More than 20 nations (most notably the United Kingdom), designated the "coalition of the willing" joined the United States in invading Iraq. They launched the invasion on March 20, 2003. The Iraqi military was quickly defeated.


  • Washington D.C, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 2005

    A President of the U.S. for Second Time

    Washington D.C, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 2005

    Bush's second inauguration was on January 20, 2005. He was the nation's 43rd president.


  • Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday May 10, 2005

    Assassination attempt

    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday May 10, 2005

    On May 10, 2005, Vladimir Arutyunian, a native Georgian who was born to a family of ethnic Armenians, threw a live hand grenade toward a podium where Bush was speaking at Freedom Square in Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was seated nearby. It landed in the crowd about 65 feet (20 m) from the podium after hitting a girl, but it did not detonate. Arutyunian was arrested in July 2005, confessed, was convicted and was given a life sentence in January 2006.


  • Texas, U.S.
    Jun, 2005

    Texas Air National Guard Service

    Texas, U.S.
    Jun, 2005

    In June 2005, the United States Department of Defense released all the records of Bush's Texas Air National Guard service, which remain in its official archives.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    Last day as President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    Last day as President.


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