#OnThisDay 1917 John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. JFK attended Harvard, travelled to Europe, wrote about Britain’s ‘Policy of Appeasement’ which later became a bestseller. He then joined the Naval reserve as an officer. During WW2 his ship, the PT-109 was cut in two and Jack had to rescue his sailors, swimming with one of the straps of their lifejackets in his mouth to the shore despite being wounded himself. JFK would become the 35th President of the United States. All his grandparents were of Irish descent. He remains as one of the most popular American presidents of all time.
He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas in 1963.