John Fitzgerald Kennedy

1917-1963 It was 100 years ago this day, May 29, 1917, that John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born to Joseph and Rose Kennedy in Brookline, Massachusetts. In a year marked by centennials (some recalled here), it is equally-fitting that we pause to remember the 36th President of the United States. Beset by health problems and overshadowed... Continue Reading →

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