Died Today (November 22nd): John F. Kennedy (1917–1963)

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johnfkennedyJohn F. Kennedy (1917–1963)

Born: May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Died: November 22, 1963 (age 46) in Dallas, Texas, USA

Married to: Jacqueline Kennedy (12 September 1953 – 22 November 1963) (his death) (4 children)

[6/26/63, speech in West Berlin, Germany] Two thousand years ago, the proudest boast was “Civis Romanus sum”. Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is “Ich bin ein Berliner”. All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words “Ich bin ein Berliner!”.

I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics but for our contributions to the human spirit.

 [6/10/63, in a commencement address] The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war. We…

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