The life of John F. Kennedy

Published: Dec 24 2013 05:11:20 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 22 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, look back at the storied life of John F. Kennedy.

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John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Mass., to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. Here he stands outside their home with his brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. in 1919.

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