How are you related to the Kennedy’s? On this day in 1917, John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. Remembered as one of the most beloved presidents in the history of the United States, Kennedy’s leadership and accomplishments continues to inspire generations years after his death.
Kennedy was the second of nine children born to Joseph “Joe” Kennedy and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald. He was named in honor of his maternal grandfather, John Francis Fitzgerald, who served two terms as the mayor of Boston.
At the age of 43, Kennedy became the youngest person to be elected President of the United States. He was sworn in as the 35th President of the United States on January 20, 1961. He’s also the first and only Catholic president to date.
Sadly, on November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated while traveling in his motorcade in Dallas, Texas.
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