July 29, 1998 |
A note written by John F. Kennedy in 1961 and made public July 22 appeared to suggest that the president had a premonition of his own death. However, the note paraphrased a thought that has been attributed to Abraham Lincoln and that had sometimes been quoted by Kennedy in his 1960 presidential campaign. In the note, Kennedy wrote, "I know that there is a God and I see a storm coming. If he has a place for me, I am ready."
October 4, 1999 |
In a class reunion of sorts, dozens of members of John F. Kennedy's administration gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the library and museum built in his honor in Boston. "It was a very moving experience," said Theodore Sorensen, 71, former special counsel to Kennedy. A panel discussion featuring Sorensen, former Assistant Atty. Gen. Burke Marshall and historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. focused on their former boss' achievements.
July 14, 1987 |
The eternal flame at President John F. Kennedy's grave at Arlington National Cemetery was doused by heavy rain and relit about five minutes later. Tourist Mike Korich said Monday that, when he and a friend got off a tour bus at the cemetery Sunday and approached the grave site, they saw only the flame's smoldering remains. Security personnel herded away about 20 visitors, and Korich said he was not allowed to take pictures.
February 17, 1992 |
CLOSE ENCOUNTER: It's Presidents' Day, and even though Orange County is far from the White House, past, present and potential presidents have passed through. . . . Among the oddest visits, though no one knew it then: John F. Kennedy took his campaign to Disneyland in November, 1959, only two months after an unknown Marine was mustered out of the corps in Tustin where he served as an air traffic controller. . . . That Marine was Lee Harvey Oswald.
November 4, 1998 |
One of three personal checks signed by President John F. Kennedy just before his fateful trip to Dallas in November 1963 will be sold at auction next Tuesday, a New York auction house announced Tuesday. Auctioneers R. M. Smythe & Co Inc. said the blank check was the only one of the three to come to public auction and is expected to sell for more than $8,500.
December 18, 2005 |
Two flags that flew from the convertible that President John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated in 1963 sold at auction for $450,000. The banners, one an American flag, the other bearing the presidential seal, were among the most-sought items at the three-day auction of memorabilia from the lives of John and Jacqueline Kennedy. Guernsey's auction house declined to identify the buyer.
September 26, 1997 |
ABC News revealed Thursday that it had flirted with a "dynamite" story about a supposed affair between John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, only to find that the documentary evidence behind the story was fake. But on the theory that when you get a lemon you should make lemonade, ABC's "20/20" broadcast a segment Thursday evening on the story behind the fake documents.
July 24, 1998 |
Two and a half years before his assassination, John F. Kennedy seemed to have had a premonition of his own death. A paper that Kennedy's longtime secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, tucked into her diary was included in 60,000 pages of documents made public in Washington by the National Archives and the Assassination Records Review Board, which accumulates documents that could shed light on the Nov. 22, 1963 assassination.
December 12, 1993 |
ATTENTION CONSPIRACY FANS: Here's yet another Kennedy conspiracy tale for you. It's got a new cast of characters. It's got secretive government directives of suspect motive. An it's got conflicting stories. Let's start in August of this year when Christopher Kamar, 33, of Newport Beach was examining the archives of his family's defunct business, Kamar Inc., in Torrance.