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John F. Kennedy Facts
One of the most popular presidents in U.S. history, JFK's assassination in November 1963 was a national tragedy and led to many conspiracy theories.
He produced and published a best-selling thesis paper, "Appeasement in Munich," while a student at Harvard.
His presidency is remembered for the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. He loved swimming in the White House pool during his time in office, often taking laps twice a day as it helped soothe his many physical problems.
He married Jacqueline Bouvier in September 1953, and the couple had three children together named Caroline, John F. Jr., and Patrick. Their first child, Arabella, was stillborn.
He carried on a torrid and legendary affair with Marilyn Monroe, who performed an unforgettable version of "Happy Birthday" for him at his 1962 birthday celebration.