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29/05/1917 The 35th US President J. F. Kennedy is born

Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and much of his presidency focused on managing relations with the Soviet Union. A member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate prior to becoming president.

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  • U.S. Navy Reserve (1941–1945) 

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  • Congressional career (1947–1960) 

  • 1960 presidential election 

  • Presidency (1961–1963) 

  • Assassination 

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