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CATEGORY: John F. Kennedy
JFK Diary Reveals Rarely Seen Side
March 24, 2017

John F. Kennedy’s only known diary is up for auction, giving the world a glimpse into the mind of a 28-year-old Kennedy. Read More

The First Kennedy-Nixon Debate, 55 Years Ago
September 24, 2015

Presidential politics entered a new era 55 years ago, when John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon took part in the first televised debate in American history. Read More

Beyond Dallas: The Assassination’s Key Players After Nov. 22, 1963
November 22, 2013

Fifty years after the Kennedy assassination, find out what happened to eight figures whose lives became entwined with the events in Dealey Plaza. Read More

JFK Artifacts Fetch Hefty Sums at Auctions
November 21, 2013

Buyers are spending big money to own a piece of Kennedy history, from nearly $600,000 for the president’s leather jacket to $318,000 for a car he once rode in. Read More

Lee Harvey Oswald: Plan, Chaos or Conspiracy?
November 20, 2013

In an excerpt from his new book, author Steven M. Gillon details the final hours of Lee Harvey Oswald's life. Read More

JFK: Final 100 Days
November 19, 2013

As the world remembers the presidency of John F. Kennedy, here's a look back at his final 100 days in office. Read More

The Other Victims of the JFK Assassination
November 18, 2013

President John F. Kennedy was not the only one hit when gunfire erupted 50 years ago from Friday in downtown Dallas. Read More

JFK Tells West Berliners That He Is One of Them, 50 Years Ago
June 26, 2013

President John F. Kennedy thrilled a huge West Berlin crowd 50 years ago by declaring, “Ich bin ein Berliner.” Read More

How the Death of a U.S. Air Force Pilot Prevented a Nuclear War
October 26, 2012

On October 27, 1962, U-2 pilot Rudolf Anderson Jr. was shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His death may have saved the lives of millions. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Cuban Missile Crisis
October 16, 2012

Explore 10 surprising facts about the moment when the Cold War turned red-hot. Read More