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Popular Culture Archives - Page 2 of 8 - L.D.C. Fitzgerald, JFK Novelist

Rare artifacts from the JFK assassination are going on display in Washington, including the home video camera used by dressmaker Abraham Zapruder, who unwittingly recorded the assassination. More than 100 rarely seen objects will be on display, including the 8 mm movie camera used by Abraham Zapruder, who was the only eyewitness to capture the […]

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Jackie Kennedy In Saving Jackie K, fate examines a scenario where the snipers missed and JFK lived, while his wife succumbed to the conspiracy plot. Who was Jackie K in real life? Born on July 28, 1929 to a wealthy Southampton NY family, Jackie Lee Bouvier was an accomplished equestrian who maintained a lifelong interest […]

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History buffs will have an opportunity to obtain their own presidential artifacts next month when a collection of JFK’s personal belongings is put up for bid. Included will be more than 700 photographs, letters, official correspondence, documents and gifts. The highlight of the auction is expected to be an Air Force One bomber jacket that […]

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On this date in 1955, Doctor Emmet L. Brown of “Back to the Future” fame conceives the idea of the flux capacitor after hitting his head during a fall. The device makes Time Travel possible. Thirty years later, Marty McFly will use his DeLorean time travel machine to travel back to 1955. For a thrilling […]

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48 years ago today on September 24, 1964, the Warren Commission issued a report to President Lyndon Johnson, fingering Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone gunman who assassinated President Kennedy in Dealey Plaza. Did Oswald indeed act alone? Or was there a massive coverup? Most Americans believe there was a broader conspiracy at work. What […]

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September 20, 1963: In an address before the United Nations, JFK proposes a joint space venture with the USSR, a bold move during the height of the Cold War. As President Kennedy proposes the joint expedition to the moon between Americans and Soviets, he famously asks, “Space offers no problems of sovereignty . . . […]

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On September 12, 1962, JFK delivered his famous “Moon Speech” at Rice University in Houston. He challenged Americans to land on the moon before the end of the 1960s. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” Here […]

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JFK‘s Response to Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech: Overview: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. It took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. […]

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In a watershed moment for the American Civil Rights Movement, activist Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his monumental “I have a dream” speech on August 28, 1963. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, Dr. King spoke to over two hundred thousand, rallying for racial equality and an end to discrimination. ENTIRE […]

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On August 5, 1962, the world mourned the death of international star and sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles as Norma Jeane Mortenson (soon after changed to Baker), the third child born to Gladys Pearl Baker. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe […]

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