100 Surprising Facts About JFK

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71.
Kennedy enjoyed watching westerns as well as motion picture epics such as “Spartacus” and “The Longest Day.”

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72.
Kennedy had a hand in the making of the film “Seven Days in May” about an attempted military coup d’etat in the U.S. Kennedy went to Hyannis Port and turned over the White House to the
filmmakers.

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73.
JFK read as many as six newspapers a day, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Tribune.

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74.
Kennedy’s favorite books included James Bond thrillers.

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75.
Kennedy increased America’s military involvement in Vietnam

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76.
There was at least one assassination attempt on Kennedy before Dallas.

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77.
Kennedy was on his way to the Dallas Trade Mart for a luncheon when he was shot.

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78.
Kennedy was killed in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, the fourth American president assassinated.

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79.
News of the assassination caused the New York Stock Exchange to halt trading.

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80.
Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for killing the president a day after the assassination.