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Amazing and most interesting facts about John F Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president of the United States. Read on!

  • Born in 1917, Kennedy was the youngest person ever elected President.
  • He was the first president who was a Boy Scout.
  • JFK was the first president to dance with black women at an inaugural ball.
    Kennedy Facts

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.” – JFK

  • A committed catholic, JFK prayed every day and went to mass each Sunday.
  • Kennedy was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in the Pacific during World War II.
  • Kennedy had one leg longer than the other and wore corrective shoes.
  • Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize a year later for “Profiles in Courage.”
  • His volunteer program, the Peace Corps, was approved by Congress as a major initiative.
  • Kennedy also passed the Alliance for Progress regarding Latin America.
  • In 1961 the ‘Bay of Pigs’ incident took place. It was an unsuccessful attempt by CIA-trained Cuban exiles who invaded southern Cuba to overthrow the government.
  • In 1962 the United States quarantined Cuba in order to keep the missiles out.
  • Kennedy bought up 1,200 high-grade Cuban cigars the day before he was to order a ban on Cuban imports.
  • Kennedy gave all his $100,000-a-year White House salary to charity.
  • Obsessed with his weight, JFK traveled with a bathroom scale.
Kennedy Facts

The limousine carrying President John F. Kennedy races toward the hospital after he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, with Secret Service agent Clint Hill riding on the back.

  • Kennedy was shot by two bullets in Dealey Plaza at 12:30 p.m. local time.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the assassination.
  • Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald two days after Kennedy’s murder. Oswald never received a trial.
  • After his death, the Canadian Government named Mount Kennedy after him.
  • Kennedy was the only U.S. president whose grandmother lived longer than he did.

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