Presidential Timeline

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  • President John F. Kennedy is born

    John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917
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    The Life of President John F. Kennedy Timeline (1917-1963)

    This timeline depicts the major life events of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America.
  • John F. Kennedy graduates from Harvard College

    John F. Kennedy graduates from Harvard College
    After dropping out of Princeton, due to health issues, Kennedy attended Harvard College, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government.
  • John F. Kennedy joins the United States Naval Reserve

    John F. Kennedy joins the United States Naval Reserve
    Despite not being admitted to Officer Candidate School (OCS) at first, due to chronic health conditions, Kennedy was finally admitted after getting support from Kennedyś influential father and connections his father had with high-ranking members in the Navy.
  • John F. Kennedy Rescued Following Infamous PT-109 Incident

    John F. Kennedy Rescued Following Infamous PT-109 Incident
    President Kennedy served in the US Navy during World War 2, commanding three different patrol torpedo boats, more commonly known as PT boats, during the course of the war. PT 109 was the infamous boat Kennedy commanded that was sunk by the Japanese Navy, forcing Kennedy and his surviving crew to swim for a nearby island and wait for rescue, occurring a week later.
  • John F. Kennedy elected to the US House of Representatives

    John F. Kennedy elected to the US House of Representatives
    Following his service to the Navy and as a journalist for Hearst Newspapers as a correspondent, Kennedy ran for a seat in the US House of Representatives, winning his election with 73% of the vote, representing the 11th Congressional District in the State of Massachusetts.
  • John F. Kennedy elected to the US Sente

    John F. Kennedy elected to the US Sente
    After three successful terms as a US Representative, Kennedy was then elected to the US Senate, defeating incumbent Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
  • John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier

    John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier
    Following Kennedy´s successful Senate run, he married Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island on September 12, 1953.
  • John F. Kennedy elected 35th President of the United States

    John F. Kennedy elected 35th President of the United States
    After a neck to neck Presidential Election, John F. Kennedy, representing the Democratic Party, defeated Republican Presidential Candidate Richard Nixon to become the youngest elected President in American history.
  • President Kennedy helps found the US Peace Corps

    President Kennedy helps found the US Peace Corps
    With the goal of spreading American influence through the use of volunteerism and goodwill, President Kennedy established the organization in March, 1961.
  • President Kennedy Attempts to Overthrow Cuban Government (Bay of Pigs Invasion)

    President Kennedy Attempts to Overthrow Cuban Government (Bay of Pigs Invasion)
    Early into Kennedyś's administration, one of his first major acts as President was an attempt to overthrow the communist Cuban government, led by Fidel Castro. The invasion failed, causing embarrassment to the young Kennedy administration.
  • President John F. Kennedy Successfully Guides the US through the Cuban Missile Crisis

    President John F. Kennedy Successfully Guides the US through the Cuban Missile Crisis
    After the Bay of Pigs Invasion failed in 1961, President Kennedy began planning an invasion of Cuba to take back the island country from its communist leader, Fidel Castro. Prior to the invasion, U2 spy planes detected nuclear weapons there aimed at US soil, taking the US into its highest alert of nuclear war. After 13 days of high tense political tension, the US came out of the Cuban Missile Crisis successfully, as the Soviet Union agreed to move its nuclear weapons from the island.
  • President Kennedy Assassinated

    President Kennedy Assassinated
    On November 22, 1963, while in Dallas, Texas campaigning for re-election, President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot by assassin Lee Harvey Oswald while President Kennedy was in his motorcade with his wife, Jacqueline, ending the life of the 35th President of the United States.