Ten fun facts about John F. Kennedy
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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy was often called by his initials JFK. He was born on May 29, 1917 and died on November 22, 1963.
John F. Kennedy served in the military as commanded the Motor Torpedo Boats PT-109 and PT-59 during the Second World War.
Kennedy overcame Vice President Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S. election for president.
At 43 years old, he is the youngest person to be elected to the office, the second-youngest President and the first who was born in the 20th century to be president.Fact 5
John F. Kennedy is the only non-Protestant president and the only one to have gotten a Pulitzer Prize.Fact 6
During his presidency many events occurred, including the Bay of Pigs Invasion, building of the Berlin Wall, initial phases of the Vietnam War, Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race and the African-American Civil Rights Movement.Fact 7
On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald who was arrested and accused of the crime, was shot dead by Jack Ruby 2 days after the incident and before a trial could happen.Fact 8
The FBI and the Warren Commission formally established that Oswald was the only assassin but the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) said that the inquiry was faulty and that Kennedy was possibly assassinated as the outcome of a conspiracy.Fact 9
John F. Kennedy’s debated Department of Defense TFX fighter-bomber program led to a Congressional inquiry that went on from 1963 to 1970.Fact 10
Kennedy is ranked highly in the rating of U.S. presidents. Go to more people facts ❯
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