The moon landing and the Kennedy assassination are among the world changing events that have had plaques commissioned to commemorate them and remind future generations of their significance to humanity.

And in that spirit it was only a matter of time before the time and place of Barack and Michelle Obama's first kiss was given such an honour.

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The plaque placed outside a strip mall in the Hyde Park neighbourhood of Chicago marks the site of the 1989 kiss on the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Streets.

The president treated the first lady to ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in the mall, which is now a Subway restaurant. The Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October.

Inscribed on the plaque is a quote from the president describing the moment: "On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream, Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb, I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate."

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  • President Barack Obama kisses German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the cheek on arrival for the G8 Summit Friday, May 18, 2012 at Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • U.S. President Barak Obama, right, kisses Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as he arrives in Canberra, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, for an Australian visit lasting less than 2 days. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

  • A protester wearing a mask depicting President Barack Obama kisses a man dressed as the grim reaper during a protest against Obama's visit in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday March 22, 2011. Cutting his trip short, Obama found his time diverted and his agenda eclipsed by the U.S.-led military campaign against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Leonardo Baldovinos)

  • President Barack Obama kisses Aretha Franklin after she sang during the dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • President Barack Obama, left, kisses Colombian pop star Shakira after she spoke during a land titling event for Afro-Colombian communities in Cartagena, Colombia, Sunday April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Images from United Colors of Benetton's Unhate campaign. The campaign "invites the leaders of the world to combat the 'culture of hatred'. The campiang includes mocked up images, one of which is of US President Obama and China's Hu Jintao kissing. An image of the Pope embracing Imam Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb caused such an uproar that it was subsequently removed. Image courtesy United Colors of Benetton / ABACAUSA.COM

  • United States President Barack Obama greets United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following his State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. .Credit: Saul Loeb / Pool via CNP

  • President Barack Obama kisses the head of first lady Michelle Obama after kissing her for 'Kiss Cam' while attending the Olympic men's exhibition basketball game between Team USA and Brazil, Monday, July 16, 2012, in Washington. Team USA won 80-69. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama, left, kisses Carla Bruni, France's first lady, center, while greeting her with his wife, Michelle Obama, to the welcoming dinner for Group of 20 leaders on day one of the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009. G-20 leaders will meet in Pittsburgh for two days starting today to work on an accord to prevent a repeat of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression and ensure a sustained recovery. (Photo by Win Mcnamee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are greeted at Downing Street by British Prime Minister David Cameron on May 24, 2011 in London, England. The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle are in the UK for a two day State Visit at the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. During the trip they will attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace and the President will address both houses of parliament at Westminster Hall. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • US President Barack Obama greets actress Whoopi Goldberg (R) prior to speaking following a special fundraising performance of the Broadway musical 'Sister Act' on behalf of the Democratic National Committee at the Broadway Theatre in New York, June 23, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • CHICAGO, IL - MAY 20: Luxembourg Prime Minister of Jean-Claude Juncker kisses U.S. President Barack Obama on the cheek as they arrive at the NATO summit on May 20, 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. As sixty heads of state converge for the two day summit that will address the situation in Afghanistan among other global defense issues, thousands of demonstrators have taken the streets to protest. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)


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  • Cindee Towns takes a picture of a plaque placed outside a strip mall in the Hyde Park neighborhood marks the location where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shared their first kiss on August 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The kiss took place in 1989 on the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Streets when the president treated the first lady to ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in the mall, which is now a Subway restaurant. The Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • A couple pauses to read a plaque placed outside a strip mall in the Hyde Park neighborhood marks the location where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shared their first kiss on August 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The kiss took place in 1989 on the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Streets when the president treated the first lady to ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in the mall, which is now a Subway restaurant. The Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • Michael Park and Seyoung Kim look at a plaque placed outside a strip mall in the Hyde Park neighborhood marks the location where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shared their first kiss on August 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The kiss took place in 1989 on the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Streets when the president treated the first lady to ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in the mall, which is now a Subway restaurant. The Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • Cindee Towns takes a picture of a plaque placed outside a strip mall in the Hyde Park neighborhood marks the location where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shared their first kiss on August 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The kiss took place in 1989 on the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Streets when the president treated the first lady to ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in the mall, which is now a Subway restaurant. The Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • Imee Estiller takes a picture of a plaque placed outside a strip mall in the Hyde Park neighborhood marks the location where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shared their first kiss on August 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The kiss took place in 1989 on the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Streets when the president treated the first lady to ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in the mall, which is now a Subway restaurant. The Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • A plaque placed outside a strip mall in the Hyde Park neighborhood marks the location where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shared their first kiss on August 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The kiss took place in 1989 on the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Streets when the president treated the first lady to ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in the mall, which is now a Subway restaurant. The Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • A plaque placed outside a strip mall in the Hyde Park neighborhood marks the location where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shared their first kiss on August 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The kiss took place in 1989 on the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Streets when the president treated the first lady to ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in the mall, which is now a Subway restaurant. The Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • A plaque placed outside a strip mall in the Hyde Park neighborhood marks the location where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shared their first kiss on August 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The kiss took place in 1989 on the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Streets when the president treated the first lady to ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in the mall, which is now a Subway restaurant. The Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • A plaque placed outside a strip mall in the Hyde Park neighborhood marks the location where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shared their first kiss on August 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The kiss took place in 1989 on the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Streets when the president treated the first lady to ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in the mall, which is now a Subway restaurant. The Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)