100 Surprising Facts About JFK

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91.
Delegates from 82 countries, including eight heads of state and 10 prime ministers, attended the funeral.

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92.
The first letters Lyndon Johnson wrote as president were to Caroline and John Jr. Kennedy.

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93.
Caroline Kennedy is now the United States ambassador to Japan.

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94.
JFK is buried in Arlington National Cemetery along with his wife Jackie, his son Patrick who died in infancy, and the stillborn child. His brothers Joseph, Robert, and Edward are also buried
in Arlington.

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95.
Kennedy is the only president who was outlived by his grandmother, 98-year-old Mary Josephine Fitzgerald.

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96.
Kennedy’s mother Rose outlived three of her four sons as well as one daughter. She died in 1995 at the age of 104.

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97.
In an interview with writer Theodore White for Life Magazine a week after the assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy said, “Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot,” forging the myth in American culture.

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98.
Idlewild Airport in New York City was renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport on Dec. 24, 1963.

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99.
A trove of about 2,800 classified files pertaining to the Kennedy assassination was released by the National Archives in October 2017. Among the revelations was that the KGB believed there was a conspiracy behind the assassination that was hatched by the American far right.

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100.
JFK created the Peace Corps by executive order.