1. John Kennedy wrote his first book, "Why England Slept" when he was only 22.
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2. John Kennedy defeated Nixon in the 1960 election when votes were counted in the Electoral College, by a margin of 303 to 219.
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3. John Kennedy was elected three times to the House and two times to the US Senate before becoming president, and he had more national political experience than our two most recent presidents.
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5. John Kennedy was a fan of fine cigars, and Cuban cigars in particular.
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7. John Kennedy died at Parkland Memorial Hospital shortly thereafter, at age 46.
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12. John Kennedy helped some of his marooned crew back to safety, and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism.
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26. John Kennedy watched King's speech on TV and was very impressed.
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30. The US Senate ratified this and John Kennedy signed it into law in October 1963.
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36. John Kennedy announced a change of policy from support to partnership with Diem to defeat of communism in South Vietnam.
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37. When President John Kennedy took office, he privately instructed the CIA that any plan must include plausible deniability by the US His public position was in opposition.
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41. John Kennedy gave a speech at Saint Anselm College on May 5, 1960, regarding America's conduct in the emerging Cold War.
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42. John Kennedy began intensive meetings on the Berlin issue, where Dean Acheson took the lead in recommending a military buildup alongside NATO allies.
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43. John Kennedy made it clear that any treaty interfering with US access rights in West Berlin would be regarded as an act of war.
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44. John Kennedy started off on the wrong foot by reacting aggressively to a routine Khrushchev speech on Cold War confrontation in early 1961.
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46. John Kennedy brought to the White House a contrast in organization compared to the decision-making structure of former-General Eisenhower, and he wasted no time in scrapping Eisenhower's methods.
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55. John Kennedy was hospitalized at the Chelsea Naval Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts from May to December 1944.
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56. John Kennedy was commissioned an ensign on October 26, 1941, and joined the staff of the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington, DC.
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62. In July 1937, John Kennedy sailed to France—taking his convertible—and spent ten weeks driving through Europe with Billings.
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67. John Kennedy was educated at the Edward Devotion School in Brookline, the Noble and Greenough Lower School in nearby Dedham, Massachusetts, and the Dexter School through the 4th grade.
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