John F. Kennedy

  • Birth

    Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Joins the Navy

    In the month of September Kennedy was sworn in as an esign in the United States Navy
  • Hero

    Kennedy heroically saved his crew after their ship was sunk by the Japanese
  • Medal Recieved

    Kennedy was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal and the Purple Heart for his actions while in command
  • Discharge

    Was discharged from the Navy with the full rank of lieutenant
  • Senate

    Kennedy was elected into the Senate
  • Marriage

    Married Jacqueline Bouvier
  • Child Is Born

    Kennedy's daughter Caroline is born
  • Presidency Announcement

    Kennedy announces his candidacy for president
  • General Election

    Kennedy won the general election, defeating Vice-President Richard M. Nixon in a very close race
  • Birth of 2nd Child

    Kennedy's 2nd child John Jr. was born
  • Presidency

    John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president
  • Tour of Texas

    Kennedy begins his tour of Texas.
  • Assassination

    Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas
  • Buried

    John F. Kennedy is buried in Arlington National Cemetery