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Jackie Kennedy Onasis - 1,772 words
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28th, 1929 in East Hampton, Long Island. Jacqueline's mother was Janet Lee Bouvier, a highly ambitious horseback rider. Jacqueline was nicknamed "Jackie" after her father, Jack Bouvier. Young Jackie's parents were a very well off coupled. Her father had an estimated fortune of 7 million dollars and Janet came from a wealthy family also, her father had been chairman of the board of Chase National Bank. Asides for the Bouviers wealth, the other thing they were most noted for was their beauty, Jack in particular. His slim nose, wide set blue eyes, shiny black hair and muscular build earned him the descr ...
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Lenny Bruce - 1,212 words
Lenny Bruce Leonard Alfred Schneider, or more commonly known as Lenny Bruce, was a comedian, a family man, drug addict, and philosopher. A conventional Jewish child from Long Island, who joked about homosexuality, drugs, religion, and race. Arguably, he paved the way for the comics of today, paying the price for being twenty years ahead of his time. Addicted to vulgarity and drugs he became a regular in courtrooms across America. The humiliation he caused a Philadelphia judge is thought to be another reason he spent so much time in court. His untimely death still stirs speculation of murder, rather than just another junkie that overdosed. Bruce was born on October 13, 1925 in Long Island, Ne ...
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Events Of 1968 - 1,059 words
... uld not run just the same. My father remembered being disappointed that Johnson decided not to run again, because my father believed that he would end the war. Also, my father admired his signing of the Civil Rights Act. My father was not a huge fan, but still favored many of his actions and ideas. I got the impression that at that time, my father was not a huge fan of anyone in office. Since I was young, I have been taught about the slaying of Martin Luther King in Memphis. Until I read the newspaper articles though, I had not realized what an impact it had on the nation. I read of how the nation mourned, and how the President canceled an important trip to Hawaii to meet with Mrs. King. ...
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Kennedy - 1,237 words
... ckie had requested a simple and very small wedding but Joseph Kennedy arranged an extravagant, large, and "very catholic wedding" performed by Cardinal Cushing. (Anderson10). After the ceremony they held a great banquet for over six hundred guests. JFK was a married man nevertheless he did not stop with his sexual encounters with other women. In August 1956 suffered a miscarriage from her first pregnancy. The next day when she awoke in the hospital she found her brother-in-law, Bobby, standing by her side because her husband could not be found. Marquis Childs commented about the miscarriage, " One thing that I've heard often in Boston, is the story about how Jack and brother Teddy were o ...
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Jfk Assassination - 1,804 words
On November 22, 1963, shots rang out in Dealey Plaza that would change our country forever. As our 35th president was killed, a country began mourning the death of one of its great visionaries, a man who believed in peace and racial equality, a man unlike any leader before him. The assassination of John F. Kennedy was one of the most tragic events in our nations history, but as horrific as the shooting itself were the lies which were told to the American people in the aftermath. The Warren Commissions investigation concluded that a lone assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot the president without an accomplice. Stretching their imaginations to far reaches, this government-sponsored commission dis ...
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