John F. Kennedy

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  • JFK was born in Brookline, Massachusettes

  • Graduates cum laude with a bs degree from Harvard University

  • He is sworn in the US Navy

  • Awarded Navy and Marine Corps Medal and Purple Heart

  • Honorably discharged from the Navy with rank of lieutenant

  • Elected US Rep for 11th Boston's Congressional District

  • Elected as senator from Massachusetts

  • Marries Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Loses bid for the Democratic nomination for VP

  • Announces his candidacy for president of the US

  • Receives the Democratic nomination for president

  • Elected 35th President of the US

  • Takes the oath of office

  • Signs a bill creating the Peace Corps

  • Sets national goal of landing a man on the moon

  • Named "Man of the Year" by Time Magazine

  • Signs the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in Washington, DC

  • Shot at 12:30pm in Dallas, Tx by Lee Harvey Oswald

  • Jack Ruby fatally shoots Lee Harvey Oswald

  • Buried in Arlington Naional Cemetery

  • Pres Lyndon Johnson appoints Warren Commission to investigate the assassination

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