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On this day in 1917, 35th President John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts

May 29

On this day in 1917, 35th President John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. His presidency was marked by Cold War tensions, the civil rights movement, and developments in the space race. ⁠

Tragically, Kennedy’s term was cut short by assassination when he was fatally shot while on a presidential visit to Dallas, Texas. The event shocked the nation – to this day, many Americans remember exactly where they were when they heard the news. ⁠

Did you know? At the time, President Kennedy was the wealthiest president to date. With an ample income from Kennedy family trusts, the president opted to donate both his congressional and presidential salaries entirely to charity.⁠

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Aaron Shikler, 1970⁠

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May 29
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