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The commander-in-chief turned 49 today. Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. We’ve checked out his busy schedule and he will be heading to Chicago, his hometown, later in the day – see the entire itinerary here.

The Democratic National Committee wants to give everyone a chance to sign an online birthday greeting. They wrote: “Supporters are joining the First Lady in sending President Obama a card to wish him a happy 49th birthday on August 4, 2010.”

The Internet greeting allows each participant to provide their e-mail address and include a personal message.

Obama family photos here.