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August 29, 2008
Barack Makes History
He's officially done it -- Barack Obama is the first African-American to accept a nomination for President.
"The change we need is coming," he told a crowd of 80,000 in front of a Greek-style stage at the DNC in Denver. In one of the most memorable moments, the Illinois Senator said, "What the naysayers don't understand is that this election has never been about me. It's about you."
After the historic speech -- and a fireworks display -- Obama thanked his smiling wife Michelle and their two daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7. VP pick Joe Biden looked on as wife Jill wiped away tears.
Hollywood was also moved by his nomination -- "Lost" star Daniel Dae Kim told AP he hopes his speech "turns into something that changes the world," and Jessica Alba added the night was "incredible." Other big stars at the convention included Fergie, Rosario Dawson, Wilmer Valderrama, Star Jones, Susan Sarandon, Anne Hathaway and Kerry Washington.
Today, Senator John McCain is expected to announce his pick for VP -- and the battle for the White House intensifies.