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.

Aug. 5, 1963

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Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

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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