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John F. Kennedy, Jr.


Nov. 25, 1960: Born in Washington, D.C.

Jan. 20, 1961: Father, John F. Kennedy, becomes president.

Nov. 25, 1963: Salutes his father's casket as the funeral cortege of the assassinated president passes by a Washington church. It's JFK, Jr.'s third birthday.

Fall of 1964: Moves from Washington to New York, where he attends a Catholic private school then the Collegiate boys' school.

Fall of 1976: Enters 11th grade at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.

Spring of 1982: Graduates from Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Fall of 1986: Enrolls at New York University Law School.

July 1988: Addresses Democratic National Convention in Atlanta.

August 1989: Hired as a Manhattan prosecutor. He resigns in July 1993, after attaining a 6-0 conviction record.

May 19, 1994: Mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, dies.

September 1995: Launches George magazine.

September 21, 1996: Marries Carolyn Bessette on Cumberland Island in Georgia. They make their home in Manhattan.

July 16, 1999: Kennedy, his wife and her sister, Lauren Bessette, die when JFK, Jr.'s plane crashes into the ocean off the coast of Massachusetts.


Recalling his childhood visits to the oval office.

He learned about his father's presidential administration through the media's eyes.

His was a relatively normal life.

How or why his father was assassinated was never his main concern.

Dedicating the Kennedy Library in Boston, 1979.

Keynote speaker at the 1988 Democratic National Convention.

Announcing the death of his mother, Jacqueline Onassis, 1994.

He had told his mother of his plans to start a magazine.

Launching George magazine, 1995.

Making a surprise appearance at an air show in Wisconsin, 1997.
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