John F Kennedy Facts – 48 Facts About John F Kennedy

Interesting Facts About John F Kennedy

Kennedy defeated his Republican opponent, Richard Nixon, a two-term vice president under the popular Dwight D. Eisenhower by 120,000 out of some 70 million votes cast to become the President

His most popular punch line was “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

He was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas and sent shock waves around the globe.

At 12:30 on November 22, 1963, two shots rang out as the Presidential Motorcade passed through downtown Dallas, Kennedy was hit twice, one in the neck and other on the head.

24 year old Lee Harvey Oswald, a known Communist sympathizer was arrested for Kennedy’s killing

Oswald himself was shot fatally by local nightclub owner Jack Ruby when he was led to the jail.

The assassination became one of the most investigated, alternative theories of Kennedy’s assassination emerged immediately including involvement of KGB, the Mafia, US Military lobby. The speculation continues to this day.

Exactly two weeks before his death, on Nov. 11, 1963, President Kennedy laid a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery

He was buried at the cemetery exactly two weeks later.

Wife Jackie never accompanied her husband on political visits but decided to be near him in Texas on November 21.