Learn about the significant milestones of President John F. Kennedy's amazing life -- from the family home in Hyannis Port to Berlin, Cuba and Dallas.
The Kennedy Family in Hyannis Port, MA, 1948. L-R: John F. Kennedy, Jean Kennedy, Rose Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr, Patricia Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy (kneeling).
Lt. (jg) John F. Kennedy aboard the PT-109 in the South Pacific, 1943. For heroic actions after his ship was rammed by a Japanese destroyer, Kennedy received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal.
In April 1961, President Kennedy authorized the Bay of Pigs invasion, an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro's Cuban government. In this photo, a Cuban tank is positioned near the area where 1,500 anti-Castro rebels came ashore.
President Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, John Jr and Caroline, in Hyannis Port, MA, August, 1962.
President Kennedy wrote "Missile Sites" on this map of Cuba and marked them with "X"s when he was first briefed by the CIA on the Cuban Missile Crisis on October 16, 1962.
On June 26, 1963, Kennedy visited West Berlin and gave a historic speech to a massive audience promising American support to Germany. The speech is known for its famous phrase "Ich bin ein Berliner."
President Kennedy and daughter Caroline aboard the "Honey Fitz" off Hyannis Port, MA, August 31, 1963.
President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy and Texas governor John Connally ride through Dallas moments before Kennedy was assassinated, November 22, 1963.
Dealey Plaza, the "Grassy Knoll" and Texas School Book Depository Building, site of the JFK assassination.
An eternal flame marks JFK's grave in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. His brothers, Senator Robert Kennedy and Senator Edward M. Kennedy are also buried nearby.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in 1971, is the nation's busiest performing arts facility and annually hosts approximately 2,000 performances for audiences totaling nearly 2 million.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, dedicated in 1979, is located on Columbia Point in Boston, MA. The building is the official repository for original papers and correspondence of the Kennedy Administration.
The US flag flies at half-staff in front of the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, in honor of John F. Kennedy Jr, his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette who died in a plane crash July 16, 1999.
Caroline Kennedy speaks during the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards ceremony at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, November 20, 2006.