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John F Kennedy Timeline

Birth of John F. Kennedy in Brookline, Massachusetts.

May 29, 1917

Kennedy family moves to Riverdale, N.Y.

September 1927

JFK enrolls in Choate.

September 1931

JFK graduates from Choate, ranked 64th in a class of 112.

June 1935

JFK enrolls in Princeton; he drops out due to illness later that year.

September 1935

JFK attends Harvard University.

1936 - 1940

JFK enters the U.S. armed forces.

August 1941

JFK serves on, and then commands, a Motor Torpedo Boat

August 2, 1943

JFK is discharged from the Navy.

March 1, 1945

JFK wins the Democratic primary for Massachusetts' 11th Congressional District.

June 17, 1946

JFK is elected to the House of Representatives.

November 1946

JFK defeats Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. to win election to the United States Senate

November 1952

JFK marries Jacqueline Bouvier.

September 12, 1953

JFK wins the Democratic nomination for president

July 1960

JFK defeats Nixon and becomes president.

November 8, 1960

Birth of John F. Kennedy, Jr.

November 25, 1960

Berlin Wall built


John F. Kennedy is sworn in as President of the United States.

January 20, 1961

JFK announces the establishment of the Peace Corps.

March 1961

Attempted U.S.-backed invasion of Cuba ends in disaster at the Bay of Pigs.

April 1961

JFK and Nikita Khrushchev hold a summit in Vienna.

June 1961

JFK forces the steel industry to eliminate a price increase.

March 1962

Kennedy delivers a speech at Rice University

September 12, 1962

The U.S. gets photos of Soviet missile emplacements in Cuba

October 16, 1962

JFK announces naval quarantine of Cuba.

October 22, 1962

Soviet Union agrees to remove its missiles from Cuba.

October 28, 1962

Kennedy delivers "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech in West Berlin

June 26, 1963

U.S. and Soviet Union agree to a nuclear test-ban treaty.

August 5, 1963

JFK is assassinated while riding through the streets of Dallas, TX

November 22, 1963

Kennedy's funeral service is held.

November 25, 1963

Eric Fulwiler

Mr. O'Connor

Period 3