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The Kennedy Assassination

Lee Harvey Oswald: Facts, trivia and dates leading up to the assassination.

Since 1840 every president elected in a 20 year cycle (1860, 1880 etc.) has died in office. That included Harrison, Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Harding and Roosevelt. It is referred to as the "Curse of Tippecanoe." Harrison used some unfair tactics in negotiating a treaty with the Shawnee in 1809. Kennedy was elected in 1960.

John Kennedy almost died three times before he was assasinated. The first time was when his PT Boat was sunk in WW II. Later he had an attack 0f Addison's disease. The third time was during his back surgery. He was given the last rights by a priest in all three cases.

 

 



Sources:

The Presidents of the United States. 22 September 2004: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/

Davis, Gibbs and Ilus. David A. Johnson. Wackiest White House Pets. New York: Scholastic Press, October 2004

James, Barber and Amy Pastan. Smithsonian Presidents and First Ladies. New York: DK Publishing, 2002

Kane, Joseph Natan. Facts about the Presidents from Washington to Johnson. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1964.

McCullough, Noah, The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia. Random House, USA, 2006

Pine, Joslyn, Presidential Wit and Wisdom: Memorable Quotes from George Washington to Barack Obama . Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 2009

Huffington Post web site.

Lang, Stephen, The Complete Book of Presidential Trivia, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, 2011

O'Reilly, Bill, and Dugard, Martin, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2011

St. George, Judith In the Line of Fire: Presidents' Lives at Stake , Scholastic Inc. New York, 2001

In addition to these books, I have also read and have used information from those listed on my Books About Presidents page.

 

Some of the information on this page and this section on the Kennedy Assassination was taken from Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

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