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On this day, President John F. Kennedy was born -

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, made the following entry on a notecard, when her second child was born: 

John Fitzgerald Kennedy 
Born Brookline, Mass. (83 Beals Street) May 29, 1917 

In all, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy would have nine children, four boys and five girls. JFK was named in honor of his mother’s father, John Francis Fitzgerald, the Boston Mayor popularly known as Honey Fitz.

Before long, family and friends called this small blue-eyed baby, Jack.  Read More

On the 95th anniversary of the birth of President Kennedy, here’s an album of Kennedy family photos from the JFK Library:

Photo Gallery: JFK’s Youth


Clergy, others rip Rick Santorum
- Santorum angered religious leaders with his comments denigrating JFK’s famous speech calling for a clear delineation between church and state.

Clergy, others rip Rick Santorum

- Santorum angered religious leaders with his comments denigrating JFK’s famous speech calling for a clear delineation between church and state.

JOAN VENNOCHI
Telling the real story of Camelot
- In the wake of a new book by an intern who said she had an affair with JFK, the question arises: At what point does the Kennedy library stop marketing myth and start addressing reality?

JOAN VENNOCHI

Telling the real story of Camelot

- In the wake of a new book by an intern who said she had an affair with JFK, the question arises: At what point does the Kennedy library stop marketing myth and start addressing reality?

Library opens first section of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis papers
- Onassis was only 31 when her husband (who was 43 at the time) was inaugurated, on Jan. 20, 1961.

Library opens first section of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis papers

- Onassis was only 31 when her husband (who was 43 at the time) was inaugurated, on Jan. 20, 1961.

Last of secretly-recorded JFK tapes released
- In tapes released today, President John F. Kennedy’s voice can be heard on the day before he left for the November 1963 trip to Dallas during which he was assassinated.

Last of secretly-recorded JFK tapes released

- In tapes released today, President John F. Kennedy’s voice can be heard on the day before he left for the November 1963 trip to Dallas during which he was assassinated.

Kennedys would approve of protests
- HOW STRANGE that the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway could be deemed inappropriate for protest.

Kennedys would approve of protests

- HOW STRANGE that the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway could be deemed inappropriate for protest.

Union Oyster House celebrates 185th birthday
- For Daniel Webster, a light lunch at Boston’s Union Oyster House meant devouring at least six plates of oysters, tossing back a tall tumbler of brandy, and washing it all down with a glass of water - all while holding forth on current events.

Union Oyster House celebrates 185th birthday

- For Daniel Webster, a light lunch at Boston’s Union Oyster House meant devouring at least six plates of oysters, tossing back a tall tumbler of brandy, and washing it all down with a glass of water - all while holding forth on current events.

Kennedys at odds over compound
- The Kennedy clan will gather tomorrow for a wedding at its Cape Cod compound amid tensions about the future of the property and following a public airing of dissension within the storied political family.

Kennedys at odds over compound

- The Kennedy clan will gather tomorrow for a wedding at its Cape Cod compound amid tensions about the future of the property and following a public airing of dissension within the storied political family.

John F. Kennedy Library could lose RFK papers
- As archivists prepare to make public 63 boxes of Robert F. Kennedy’s papers at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, his family members are considering moving them elsewhere because they believe that the presidential library has not done enough to honor the younger brother’s legacy.

John F. Kennedy Library could lose RFK papers

- As archivists prepare to make public 63 boxes of Robert F. Kennedy’s papers at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, his family members are considering moving them elsewhere because they believe that the presidential library has not done enough to honor the younger brother’s legacy.