Plaque marks Chicago site of Obamas' first kiss

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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CHICAGO, USA (AP) — The president first kissed his now-wife outside a Chicago ice cream shop — and there's a plaque to prove it.

The owners of a Hyde Park shopping centre installed the 3,000-pound granite marker this week with a plaque reading "On this site President Barack Obama first kissed Michelle Obama." There's a picture of the first couple and a quote from the president describing their first date.

The sweet smooch happened in 1989 when the president treated the first lady to ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins, which is now a Subway restaurant. The boulder sits in a flower bed next to the shopping centre.

The Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary this October. They have a home in Chicago's Kenwood neighbourhood, not far from the shopping centre.

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