Kennedy Assassination

  • John F Kennedy is born

    John F Kennedy is born
    MAY 29, 1917: Born in Brookline, Mass., the son of Joe and Rose Kennedy (Fitzgerald) and the great-grandson of Irish immigrants.
  • Kennedy is elected

    Kennedy is elected
    NOV. 5, 1946: Elected as a U.S. representative for the 11th Congressional District in Boston at age 29. He is re-elected in 1948 and 1950.
  • Kennedy runs for president

    JULY 13, 1960: Receives the Democratic nomination for president.
  • First televised presidential debate

    First televised presidential debate
    Kennedy appears with Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the first televised presidential debate in U.S. history.
  • Elected President of the United States

    Elected President of the United States
    John F. Kennedy is the youngest man to be elected President of the United States of American and the first Catholic. He is sworn into presidency on January 20, 1961 where he says "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    NOV. 22, 1963 (FRIDAY): John Fitzgerald Kennedy is shot at 12:30 p.m. while riding in an open-top limousine in a motorcade through downtown Dallas. 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.
  • JFK Buried

    NOV. 25, 1963 (MONDAY): John Fitzgerald Kennedy is buried in Arlington National Cemetery with his son Patrick and his daughter Arabella.