President John F. Kennedy's time in the White House
A look at some of the major events before, during and after John F. Kennedy's time in the White House as president.
- July 16, 1960 Nomination
- Nov. 9, 1960 JFK elected president
- Jan. 21, 1961 Inauguration
- April 17, 1961 Bay of Pigs
- May 6, 1961 First American in space
- June 3, 1961 Meets with Krushchev
- Feb. 21, 1962 Glenn orbits Earth
- May 21, 1962 Medicare fight
- Oct. 24, 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
- June 12, 1963 National Guard in Ala.
- June 26, 1963 Berlin Wall visit
- Aug. 5, 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
- Aug. 9, 1963 Baby Patrick dies
- Aug. 28, 1963 March on Washington
- Nov. 22, 1963 JFK assassinated
- Nov. 23, 1963 Johnson in command
- Nov. 25, 1963 Oswald killed
- Nov. 26, 1963 After the funeral
Aug. 5, 1963
This Aug. 5, 1963 edition of Newsday describes how the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union signed the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Kennedy sent an experienced diplomat to the Soviet Union where he worked to negotiate a ban on nuclear tests in the atmosphere, in space and underwater. The president signed the treaty into law in October.
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