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John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. Events that occurred during his term in office were The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was assassinated in 1963. Many believe there is a large amount of conspiracy still surrounding this event.
What is a double headed half dollar worth?
Answer This is NOT something that was done at the Mint. It's a privately made novelty item, known as a Magician's Coin, created by altering two normal coins and joining the pieces back together. Use a magnifier to check just inside the rim on one side of the coin -- you are looking for the seam where the two pieces were joined -- it could be on either side of the coin. They cost about $7-8 new from novelty shops and sell...
Who assassinated John F. Kennedy?
Every investigation (and there has been more than one) has consistently determined that Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots that killed President Kennedy and wounded Texas Governor Connally. No investigation was ever able to substantiate that a conspiracy existed, or to prove that any other person was definitely involved. The evidence indicating Oswald's guilt is overwhelming. The shots were fired from his place of employment, the Texas School Book Depository. He had no alibi for the time of the shooting. His rifle was discovered on...
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Who was the first president to serve eight full years?
Thomas Jefferson was first to be in office a full eight years, from 4 March 1801 to 4 March 1809. George Washington , the first president, served two full terms, but his first term started late and began on April 30 , instead of the intended March 4, date due to delays in the government set up, in this very first presidential election. Therefore his first term was a little short of four years and he did not serve a full...
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What parade was John F. Kennedy Assassinated in?
It was not a "parade" exactly but a motorcade route from Love Field in Dallas to the Dallas Trade Mart where there was to be a luncheon at 12:00 followed by his speech. A simple question... if the motorcade was to arrive at the Trade Mart by 12:15 (arrive at Love at 11:30... 45min ride) and pass the TSBD 5-10 minutes before that... Why is Oswald, the supposed loner, seen still in the lunchroom at 12:15?? He doesn't know the motorcade didn't...
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What is the value of a 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar?
1964 is the most common year for silver half dollars. Even in uncirculated condition (unless it is an absolutely flawless gem), its value is based only on the silver it contains, about 0.36 times the current price of silver. Unfortunately, it is so common and so widely saved it is worth very little more as a collectible, so many have been melted or are being traded as bullion coins. You can't get very much more for uncirculated ones unless they are certified...
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What is the value of a 1776-1976 Kennedy Half Dollar?
If it has no mint mark or a "D" above the dates, it's made of copper-nickel rather than silver and has no added value unless it's in a very high uncirculated grade. If it has an S mint mark, it's a 40% silver collector's coin. If in its original Mint packaging it could be worth about $3.00 as of 10/2009 Although the Bicentennial design was only used for one year on these Kennedy halves, the Mint actually produced them for two years --...
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Where is archaic diction in John F. Kennedy inaugural address?
Archaic diction: old-fashioned or outdated choice of words "... beliefs for which our forebears fought..." -JFK ...
Who else was in the car with JFK when he was shot?
His wife Jacqueline Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally and wife Nellie, Roy Kellerman, Head of Secret Service at the White House, and William Greer, Secret Service Agent and Driver. ...
How many years did JFK attend Harvard?
John Fitzgerald Kennedy enrolled in Harvard University's Harvard College in 1936 and then graduated 'cum laude' in 1940 with a degree in International Affairs. He went on to enroll and audit some classes at the Stanford Graduate School of Business but did not graduate. ...
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What war was fought during John F. Kennedy's Presidency?
The important war of the JFK time period was the Vietnam War. Only about 16,000 combat troops, theoretically advisers, were in Vietnam; this was the beginning of a huge commitment to the country. The worldwide cold war was nearing its peak during the Kennedy era. The cold war gave us the Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis during the Kennedy time. Another aspect of the cold war was the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 - 62. The Algerian War had...
How much is a 1963 Kennedy assassination newspaper worth?
If you have a Dallas Newspaper from November 22, 23, or 24 of 1963 you can see them go as high as $150 - $200 maybe even more considering Dallas Newspapers from the Kennedy Assassination are extremly sought after and collectable regardless of condition. If you have a National Newspaper (Ex: Boston Globe, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times...) from November 22, 23, or 24 of 1963 you can see them go as high as $50 - $100. If you have a Local...
What was Lee Harvey Oswald charged with after killing John F. Kennedy?
Oswald was formally charged with assassinating President Kennedy.
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Who were John Kennedy's siblings?
John F. Kennedy had 8 siblings -- 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Sister Jean is the only one still living. Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr. (July 25, 1915- August 12, 1944) 29 years Killed in World War II Rosemary Kennedy (September 13, 1918 - January 7, 2005) 86 years Lobotomized in 1941, then institutionalized from 1949 until her death in 2005. Kathleen "Kick" Agnes Kennedy (February 20,- 1920 May 13, 1948 ) 28 years Married 1944 to William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington Eunice Mary Kennedy (July...
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Which President uttered the famous words that challenged citizens to Ask not what your country can do for you Ask what you can do for your country?
These are words from the Inaugural Address of President John f. Kennedy, given on the steps of the Capitol's East Portico, in Washington, D.C. at 12:51 PM Eastern Time, Friday, 20 January 1961. Kennedy was the 35th president of USA. It is an example of the rhetorical technique Chiasmus, where the words in a phrase or sentence are reversed in the next, i.e. 'country ... you' becomes 'you ... country.' JFK was NOT the originator of this saying, however. The earliest incarnation of...
How many family members did John F Kennedy have?
He had three brothers and five sisters. He and his wife Jacqueline had a daughter Caroline (born 1958) and a son John Jr. (1960-1999). They had another son Patrick, born in 1963, who died at the age of two days. ...
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What kind of rifle hung in John F. Kennedy oval office?
John F. Kennedy did not own or possess guns. He was once offered a free shot, so to speak at a hunting trip with Lyndon Johnson, but turned it down. Certainly President Kennedy did not own or possess- let alone put on public display- partitive firearms. In this photo of JFK meeting with LBJ, you can clearly see a rifle hanging on the wall, facing the president's desk on the left. I don't know what kind of rifle, but there is...
What is the value of a Lincoln-Kennedy penny?
These "Lincoln Facing Kennedy" pennies were made by private companies -- mostly in the 1970's -- that took a normal penny and stamped a portrait of President Kennedy facing President Lincoln on the front of the coin. They were normally attached to some kind of card that listed the "Astonishing Coincidences" between the two presidents. The card was usually stamped with a company name & address, and they were often given out as an advertising gimmick by small businesses to attract customers....
Was Oswald convicted of killing John F. Kennedy?
No, but he was arraigned for his murder of JFK, and Officer Tippet. After he was already dead, it was learned that he had also tried to shoot a general who lived in Dallas, but missed. Given the vast amount of evidence, both physical, witnesses, and circumstantial, there is no real doubt of his guilt, especially since there has never been any physical evidence of anyone else being involved... and innocent men don't murder police officers during a getaway. ...