John Fitzgerald Kennedy
commonly called John F. Kennedy, John Kennedy or just JFK, he was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, second son of nine, by Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald, members of two families of Boston in the public eye (his maternal grandfather was long the mayor of the city).
As a boy, John, nicknamed by all “Jack”, attended the “Dexter School” and later the family moved from Boston to New York and he attended the “Canterbury School” in New Milford, a private school. Later he passed to Choate Rosemary Hall a boarding school in Connecticut.
In the autumn of 1935 he enrolled at the Princeton University but was forced to leave it, after contracting jaundice. The next autumn he began attending the Harvard University. During his university years, Kennedy visited Europe twice, going to the UK where his father was ambassador.
On September 1941, Kennedy was enlisted in the US Navy and participated in numerous military operations distinguishing and getting medals and military awards
On September 12, 1953 he married Jacqueline Bouvier, a journalist of the “Washington Times-Herald.”
Here they are with their children Caroline and John (Junior).
Democratic Party candidate, he won the presidential election of 1960 and succeeded Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Presidency of the United States .
J.F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president of the United States January 20, 1961 in Washington DC
In his inaugural speech, in which he spoke of the need for all Americans to be active citizens, he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Kennedy, of Irish descent, was the first Catholic president of the United States of America, almost a century after Abraham Lincoln with whom he shared the same tragic fate.
In one of the famous speeches of the New Frontier, Kennedy asked the nations of the world to join in the fight against what he called the “common enemies of humanity … the tyranny, poverty, disease and war”
His brief presidency, at the time of the Cold War, was marked by some very relevant events: landing in the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban missile crisis, the construction of the Berlin Wall, the conquest of the space,
the background to the War Vietnam and the rise of the movement for civil rights of the African Americans.
On June 26, 1963 Kennedy visited West Berlin and gave a public speech criticism against the construction of the Berlin Wall.
The speech is known for its famous phrase, delivered in German, “Ich bin ein Berliner”, and hailed by Berliners with a standing ovation.
Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the murder and he was then killed two days later by Jack Ruby before he could be tried.
The assassination of Kennedy was a focal event in the history of the United States for the impact it had on the nation and on the country’s politics. To date, the figure of John Kennedy continues to receive respect and appreciation.
Myself I was always attracted, impressed as a child, I was a little over 10 years, from that terrible news and images in black and white that the TV broadcasted : the most powerful man of the world had been assassinated, everything seemed so fragile.
Even after numerous trips to New York , landing at the JFK airport and the admiration for that important man was because that I choosed the pseudonym JEYEFKEY approached the world of model railways, Vintage toys, Cars,
Robot, Soldiers and ………… beautiful Dolls of the early 60s.