John Fitzgerald Kennedy-- JFK

By cmh1003
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    JFK: Before, During, and After Life

  • World War I (Great War) begins

  • Professional Golf Association (PGA) was formed in NYC

  • US Senate decides to participate in WWI

  • Daylight Savings Time introduced

  • Woodrow Wilson re-elected as President

  • John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Mass. to Joe and Rose Kennedy (Fitzgerald)

  • WWI ends

  • JFK graduated with a B.S. from Harvard

  • JFK was Sworn into U.S. Navy

  • JFK's older brother, Joe Kennedy Jr., is killed when his Air Force plane explodes shortly after take-off.

  • JFK was honorably discharged from the Navy with the full rank of lieutenant.

  • JFK's sister, Kathleen, is killed in a plane crash.

  • JFK was elected as senator from Massachusetts and re-elected in 1958.

  • JFK marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, R.I.

  • JFK undergoes a second back operation during which he almost dies. During his recovery, he writes Profiles in Courage.

  • JFK loses his bid for the Democratic nomination for vice president.

  • The Kennedys' daughter, Arabella, is stillborn in Newport, R.I.

  • JFK won a Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in Courage

  • The Kennedy's welcomed Caroline Bouvier Kennedy. She was born at Cornell Medical Center, New York.

  • JFK announces his candidacy for president of the United States.

  • JFK defeats Richard M. Nixon to become the 35th president of the United States.

  • The Kennedy's welcomed John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. He was born at Georgetown University Hospital.

  • At age 43, JFK takes the oath of office to become the 35th president of the United States.

    He is the youngest elected president and the first president to be Roman Catholic. In his inaugural speech, Kennedy speaks these words: "And so, my fellow Americans ... ask not what your country can do for you ... ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world ... ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
  • JFK signs a bill creating the Peace Corps.

  • The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. Kennedy supports the invasion to oust that country's Communist leader, Fidel Castro, but the invasion fails. Kennedy is heavily criticized.

  • JFK reportedly had affairs with Marilyn Monroe.

    She reportedly had affairs with both President John F. Kennedy and his brother Senator Robert Kennedy. JFK's reputed mistress Judith Exner, in her 1977 autobiography, also wrote about an affair that she said the president and Monroe had
  • JFK delivers a speech at Rice University, pledging that the United States will put a man on the moon "before the end of this decade." Seven years later, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.

    Seven years later, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.
  • The Kennedys' second son, Patrick, is born five weeks premature

  • The Knnedy's premature son, Patrick, dies

  • JFK signs the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in Washington, D.C.

    "with our courage and understanding enlarged by this achievement, let us press onward in quest of man's essential desire for peace."
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy is shot at 12:30 p.m. He is pronounced dead at 1 p.m. at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Eighty minutes after the assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested. Later Oswald is charged with murder.

    Shot while riding in an open-top limousine in a motorcade through downtown Dallas.
    Eighty minutes after the assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested. Later Oswald is charged with murder.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in to take JFK's place

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy is buried in Arlington National Cemetery

    Buried with his son Patrick and his daughter Arabella.
  • LBJ creates Civil Rights Act of 1964- outlawing discrimination in public and prohibiting employment discrimination

  • LBJ signs bill creating Medicare and Medicaid

  • Minimum wage raised to $1.25

  • Minimum wage raised to $1.60

  • Jackie Kennedy remarries and becomes Jackie kennedy Onassis

  • Nixon elected President

  • JFK receives the Democratic nomination for president.

  • Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.

    Seven years after JFK pledged to put a man on the moon.
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis dies of cancer.

    She is buried next to John F. Kennedy and their children in Arlington.
  • John F. Kennedy Jr. dies when his small plane crashes while flying from the Essex County Airport in Fairfield, N.J., to Martha's Vineyard.

    With him are his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette. All three are later buried at sea.