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The life of John F. Kennedy

(L-R) Joseph Kennedy Jr., Kathleen Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy and John F. Kennedy in Cohasset, Massachusetts, circa 1928. 

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(L-R) Joseph Kennedy Jr., Kathleen Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy and John F. Kennedy in Cohasset, Massachusetts, circa 1928. REUTERS/Courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation/via REUTERS

(L-R) Joseph Kennedy Jr., Kathleen Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy and John F. Kennedy in Cohasset, Massachusetts, circa 1928. REUTERS/Courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation/via REUTERS
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The Kennedy children, (L-R) Jean, Bobby, Patricia, Eunice, Kathleen, Rosemary, Jack, Joe Jr. pose for a family photo in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1928. 


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The Kennedy children, (L-R) Jean, Bobby, Patricia, Eunice, Kathleen, Rosemary, Jack, Joe Jr. pose for a family photo in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1928. REUTERS/Courtesy John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

The Kennedy children, (L-R) Jean, Bobby, Patricia, Eunice, Kathleen, Rosemary, Jack, Joe Jr. pose for a family photo in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1928. REUTERS/Courtesy John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
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John F. Kennedy with family dog, Bobby, in Hyannis Port, 925. 


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John F. Kennedy with family dog, Bobby, in Hyannis Port, 925. REUTERS/Courtesy John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

John F. Kennedy with family dog, Bobby, in Hyannis Port, 925. REUTERS/Courtesy John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
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Kennedy juggles during his trip to Europe, in Nuremberg, Germany, 1937. 


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Kennedy juggles during his trip to Europe, in Nuremberg, Germany, 1937. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Kennedy juggles during his trip to Europe, in Nuremberg, Germany, 1937. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Kennedy holds the dog "Dunker" during his tour of Europe in the summer of 1937, in The Hague. 


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Kennedy holds the dog "Dunker" during his tour of Europe in the summer of 1937, in The Hague. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Kennedy holds the dog "Dunker" during his tour of Europe in the summer of 1937, in The Hague. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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U.S. Navy Lt. John F. Kennedy aboard the Patrol Torpedo boat PT-109 boat during World War II, March 1942. 

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U.S. Navy Lt. John F. Kennedy aboard the Patrol Torpedo boat PT-109 boat during World War II, March 1942. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

U.S. Navy Lt. John F. Kennedy aboard the Patrol Torpedo boat PT-109 boat during World War II, March 1942. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Congressman Kennedy walks in the Bunker Hill Day Parade in Charlestown, Massachusetts,1950.    

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Congressman Kennedy walks in the Bunker Hill Day Parade in Charlestown, Massachusetts,1950. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Congressman Kennedy walks in the Bunker Hill Day Parade in Charlestown, Massachusetts,1950. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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Senator Kennedy shakes hands with workers in Medford Square in Massachusetts, 1958. 


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Senator Kennedy shakes hands with workers in Medford Square in Massachusetts, 1958. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Senator Kennedy shakes hands with workers in Medford Square in Massachusetts, 1958. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis with Senator Kennedy in Hyannis Port, 1953.


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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis with Senator Kennedy in Hyannis Port, 1953. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis with Senator Kennedy in Hyannis Port, 1953. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy speaks during his inauguration at the Capitol, 1961. 

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President Kennedy speaks during his inauguration at the Capitol, 1961. REUTERS/Abbie Rowe/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy speaks during his inauguration at the Capitol, 1961. REUTERS/Abbie Rowe/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at the National Guard Armory for the inaugural ball, 1961. Ethel Frankau of Bergdorf Custom Salon designed the first lady's sleeveless gown and matching cape. 


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President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at the National Guard Armory for the inaugural ball, 1961. Ethel Frankau of Bergdorf Custom Salon designed the first lady's sleeveless gown and matching cape. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential...more

President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at the National Guard Armory for the inaugural ball, 1961. Ethel Frankau of Bergdorf Custom Salon designed the first lady's sleeveless gown and matching cape. REUTERS/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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Kennedy meets with Nikita Khrushchev, former chairman of the council of Ministers of the Soviet Union, at the U.S. Embassy residence in Vienna, Austria, June 1961.  REUTERS/Evelyn Lincoln/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Kennedy meets with Nikita Khrushchev, former chairman of the council of Ministers of the Soviet Union, at the U.S. Embassy residence in Vienna, Austria, June 1961. REUTERS/Evelyn Lincoln/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Kennedy meets with Nikita Khrushchev, former chairman of the council of Ministers of the Soviet Union, at the U.S. Embassy residence in Vienna, Austria, June 1961. REUTERS/Evelyn Lincoln/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy and first lady Jackie sit in a car in front of Blair House in Washington,1961.  

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President Kennedy and first lady Jackie sit in a car in front of Blair House in Washington,1961. REUTERS/Abbie Rowe/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy and first lady Jackie sit in a car in front of Blair House in Washington,1961. REUTERS/Abbie Rowe/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy meets with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the Oval Office, 1961.   


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President Kennedy meets with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the Oval Office, 1961. REUTERS/Robert L. Knudsen/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy meets with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the Oval Office, 1961. REUTERS/Robert L. Knudsen/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy during a meeting with international students at the White House, 1962.     REUTERS/Foreign Ministry

President Kennedy during a meeting with international students at the White House, 1962. REUTERS/Foreign Ministry

President Kennedy during a meeting with international students at the White House, 1962. REUTERS/Foreign Ministry
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President Kennedy and astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn, Jr. look inside the space capsule Friendship 7 following the presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to Glenn in Cape Canaveral, 1962.   REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy and astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn, Jr. look inside the space capsule Friendship 7 following the presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to Glenn in Cape Canaveral, 1962. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The...more

President Kennedy and astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn, Jr. look inside the space capsule Friendship 7 following the presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to Glenn in Cape Canaveral, 1962. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy and first lady Jackie attend a dinner in honor of Andre Malraux, minister of state for cultural affairs of France, in Washington, 1962. REUTERS/Robert Knudsen/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy and first lady Jackie attend a dinner in honor of Andre Malraux, minister of state for cultural affairs of France, in Washington, 1962. REUTERS/Robert Knudsen/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy and first lady Jackie attend a dinner in honor of Andre Malraux, minister of state for cultural affairs of France, in Washington, 1962. REUTERS/Robert Knudsen/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy meets Nguyen Dinh Thuan, then Vietnamese Secretary of State in Charge of Security Coordination, in the Oval Office, 1961. 

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President Kennedy meets Nguyen Dinh Thuan, then Vietnamese Secretary of State in Charge of Security Coordination, in the Oval Office, 1961. REUTERS/Robert L. Knudsen/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

President Kennedy meets Nguyen Dinh Thuan, then Vietnamese Secretary of State in Charge of Security Coordination, in the Oval Office, 1961. REUTERS/Robert L. Knudsen/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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President Kennedy and first lady Jackie watch the first of the 1962 America's Cup races aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., off Newport, Rhode Island, 1962.  

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President Kennedy and first lady Jackie watch the first of the 1962 America's Cup races aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., off Newport, Rhode Island, 1962. REUTERS/Robert Knudsen/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy and first lady Jackie watch the first of the 1962 America's Cup races aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., off Newport, Rhode Island, 1962. REUTERS/Robert Knudsen/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy meets with his brother, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, at the White House, 1962. 

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President Kennedy meets with his brother, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, at the White House, 1962. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton /The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy meets with his brother, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, at the White House, 1962. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton /The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy signs a proclamation for the interdiction of the delivery of offensive weapons to Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis, at the White House,1962. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy signs a proclamation for the interdiction of the delivery of offensive weapons to Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis, at the White House,1962. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy signs a proclamation for the interdiction of the delivery of offensive weapons to Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis, at the White House,1962. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy sits onboard the U.S. Coast Guard yacht Manitou off the coast of Maine, 1962.  REUTERS/Robert Knudsen/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy sits onboard the U.S. Coast Guard yacht Manitou off the coast of Maine, 1962. REUTERS/Robert Knudsen/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy sits onboard the U.S. Coast Guard yacht Manitou off the coast of Maine, 1962. REUTERS/Robert Knudsen/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy visits with his daughter Caroline during Easter holiday celebrations at the residence rented from Kennedy family friend C. Michael Paul in Palm Beach, Florida, 1963. 


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President Kennedy visits with his daughter Caroline during Easter holiday celebrations at the residence rented from Kennedy family friend C. Michael Paul in Palm Beach, Florida, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library...more

President Kennedy visits with his daughter Caroline during Easter holiday celebrations at the residence rented from Kennedy family friend C. Michael Paul in Palm Beach, Florida, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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President Kennedy walks with his son John F. Kennedy Jr. down the White House colonnade, 1963. 

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President Kennedy walks with his son John F. Kennedy Jr. down the White House colonnade, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton /The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy walks with his son John F. Kennedy Jr. down the White House colonnade, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton /The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy kisses his father Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. before boarding Marine One to depart Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1963. 

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President Kennedy kisses his father Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. before boarding Marine One to depart Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton /The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy kisses his father Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. before boarding Marine One to depart Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton /The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy, his brother Senator Edward Kennedy and his daughter Caroline watch as Kennedy's longtime friend Lem Billings (R) launches a toy sailboat given to Caroline by Italian president Antonio Sengi on the beach behind the family's home in Hyannis Port, 1963.   REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/Office of the Military Aide to the President/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy, his brother Senator Edward Kennedy and his daughter Caroline watch as Kennedy's longtime friend Lem Billings (R) launches a toy sailboat given to Caroline by Italian president Antonio Sengi on the beach behind the family's home in...more

President Kennedy, his brother Senator Edward Kennedy and his daughter Caroline watch as Kennedy's longtime friend Lem Billings (R) launches a toy sailboat given to Caroline by Italian president Antonio Sengi on the beach behind the family's home in Hyannis Port, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/Office of the Military Aide to the President/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy sits on a yacht with his daughter Caroline off Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy sits on a yacht with his daughter Caroline off Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy sits on a yacht with his daughter Caroline off Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy joined by his brothers at the White House, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy joined by his brothers at the White House, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy joined by his brothers at the White House, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy sits in a rowboat with his son John F. Kennedy Jr. on Bailey's Beach in Newport, Rhode Island, 1963. 

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President Kennedy sits in a rowboat with his son John F. Kennedy Jr. on Bailey's Beach in Newport, Rhode Island, 1963. REUTERS/Robert Knudsen/Office of the Naval Aide to the President/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy sits in a rowboat with his son John F. Kennedy Jr. on Bailey's Beach in Newport, Rhode Island, 1963. REUTERS/Robert Knudsen/Office of the Naval Aide to the President/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy meets with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell D. Taylor in the Oval Office, 1963. 

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President Kennedy meets with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell D. Taylor in the Oval Office, 1963. REUTERS/Abbie Rowe/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

President Kennedy meets with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell D. Taylor in the Oval Office, 1963. REUTERS/Abbie Rowe/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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President Kennedy in an undated photo. 


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President Kennedy in an undated photo. REUTERS/JFK Presidential Library and Museum

President Kennedy in an undated photo. REUTERS/JFK Presidential Library and Museum
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President Kennedy sits as his desk in the Oval Office while his son, John F. Kennedy Jr., looks out from underneath, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy sits as his desk in the Oval Office while his son, John F. Kennedy Jr., looks out from underneath, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy sits as his desk in the Oval Office while his son, John F. Kennedy Jr., looks out from underneath, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy descend the stairs from Air Force One after arriving at Love Field in Dallas, November 22, 1963. 

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President Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy descend the stairs from Air Force One after arriving at Love Field in Dallas, November 22, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

President Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy descend the stairs from Air Force One after arriving at Love Field in Dallas, November 22, 1963. REUTERS/Cecil Stoughton/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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President Kennedy, first lady Jacqueline and Texas Governor John Connally and his wife are pictured riding in the presidential motorcade moments before Kennedy was shot in Dallas, November 22, 1963. 

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President Kennedy, first lady Jacqueline and Texas Governor John Connally and his wife are pictured riding in the presidential motorcade moments before Kennedy was shot in Dallas, November 22, 1963. REUTERS/Victor Hugo King/Library of Congress

President Kennedy, first lady Jacqueline and Texas Governor John Connally and his wife are pictured riding in the presidential motorcade moments before Kennedy was shot in Dallas, November 22, 1963. REUTERS/Victor Hugo King/Library of Congress
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