JFK Assassination Timeline

In November 1963 President Kennedy, accompanied by his wife Jacqueline and Vice President Johnson and his wife, went on a five-city tour of Texas to boost his re-election bid and mend a rift in the Texas State Democratic Party.

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1917-05-29 09:45:00

John Fitzgerald Kennedy is Born

John Fitzgerald Kennedy is born in Brookline, Massachusetts to Joseph and Rose Kennedy.

1917-06-02 09:45:00

Childhood in Brookline, MA

JFK resides in Brookline, Massachusetts.

1927-09-02 09:45:00

Kennedy Family Moves

The Kennedy family moves to Riverdale, New York.

1929-07-28 09:45:00

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier is Born

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier is born in Southampton, New York to John and Janet Bouvier.

1930-06-02 09:45:00

Education: Canterbury School

JFK attends the Canterbury School in New Medford, Connecticut.

1931-09-02 09:45:00

Education: Choate School

JFK attends Choate School in Waterbury, Connecticut.

1935-11-21 08:00:00

Education: Princeton University

JFK enrolls at Princeton University but later drops out due to illness.

1936-01-02 09:45:00

Education: Harvard University

JFK begins classes at Harvard University.

1940-06-02 09:45:00

JFK Graduates Harvard

JFK graduates "cum laude" with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from Harvard.

1940-07-21 23:55:00

JFK's Thesis Becomes Best Seller

JFK's Harvard senior thesis "Appeasement in Munich" is formally published under the title "Why England Slept."

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