John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly known as Jack Kennedy or by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
Notable events that occurred during his presidency included the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race—by initiating Project Apollo, the building of the Berlin Wall, the African-American Civil Rights Movement, and the increased US involvement in the Vietnam War.
After military service as commander of Motor Torpedo Boats PT-109 and PT-59 during World War II in the South Pacific, Kennedy represented Massachusetts's 11th congressional district in the U.S.
House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 as a Democrat.
Thereafter, he served in the U.S.
Senate from that state from 1953 until 1960.
Kennedy defeated Vice President and Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S.
At age 43, he was the youngest man to have been elected to the office, the second-youngest president, and the first person born in the 20th century to serve as president.
Watch VideoWhen President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence take the oath of office, they'll do so with a nod to President Abraham Lincoln and President Ronald Reagan.
Donald Trump is having a tough time securing performers for his inauguration.
Earlier this week, the Bruce Springsteen cover band slated to play an inauguration gala nixed its plans; before that,.. Huffington Post
Katie Holmes has a great deal of work lined up as the actress is set to portray Jackie Kennedy in the upcoming Reelz miniseries, 'The Kennedys: After Camelot" and a confirmed cameo in the 2018 film.. Source: Wochit Entertainment -
Katie Holmes is excited to announce her reprisal of the role of Jackie Kennedy in the upcoming mini series 'The Kennedys: After Camelot.' Holmes portrayed Jackie O six years ago in the original Reelz.. Source: Wochit Entertainment -
WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama is putting two of his top aides on the board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts during his last week in office.The White House says Obama is.. New Zealand Herald
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
Demonstrators protest outside of the Trump Hotel during a march in downtown Washington in opposition of President-elect Donald Trump, Sunday, January 15, 2017.
Numbers.. The American Prospect
Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,
The Eastern Establishment fears and loathes Outsiders, and seeks to destroy them, usually via the mainstream media.
*Political agnostics who.. Zero Hedge
20 years after first taking up the game of golf in 1997 - due to basketball injuries - President Obama has worked hard to *get his handicap down to "an honest 13,"* comparable to former golfing.. Zero Hedge
At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with President John Kennedy. At 34, he galvanized the nation with his "I Have a Dream" speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 39, he was.. Seattle Times
Former U.S. astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the surface of the moon, died Monday at age 82. The U.S. space agency, NASA, gave no cause of death in announcing the news. Cernan was a Navy.. VOA News