CAROLINE KENNEDY MARRIED EDWIN SCHOLOSSBERG 27 YEARS AGO
Centerville, Massachusetts (JFK+50) The daughter of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy*, married Edwin Scholossberg 27 years ago today, July 19, 1986.
The marriage ceremony took place here in Centerville at Our Lady of Victory Church.
The matron of honor was Caroline's cousin, Maria Shriver and her Uncle Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy walked her down the aisle.
Caroline and Ed met at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The couple have three children...
Rose Scholossberg, born 1988
Tatiana Scholossberg, born 1990
John Scholossberg, born 1993
According to a recent story in the Washington Post, an announcement that Caroline Kennedy will be appointed the next United States Ambassador to Japan is imminent.
If Caroline Kennedy is appointed and confirmed, she would become the first woman to hold the position. She would follow in the footsteps of Senators Mike Mansfield and Howard Baker, Jr., House Speaker Tom Foley and Vice President Walter Mondale.
The Post says that sources for this story include The Nelson Report and the Japanese press.
*Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was born in New York City on November 27, 1957. She was 3 years old when her father was sworn in as POTUS and 6 when he was killed.
Caroline earned her B.A. degree at Radcliffe College at Harvard in 1980 and her law degree from Columbia Law School in 1988.
Today Caroline is an attorney, writer, editor and president of the Kennedy Library Foundation.
Book Signing at
George Washington University
September 26, 2011
Photo by John White
**Edwin Arthur Scholossberg was born in New York City on July 19, 1945. He was the child of Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine. He earned degrees at Columbia University including a doctorate in science and literature.
Mr. Scholossberg founded ESI Design which specializes in interactive computerized displays such as a learning environment at the Brooklyn's Children Museum and another on immigrant history at Ellis Island.
He has authored 9 books and was appointed US Commissioner of Fine Arts by President Obama in 2011.
"In the Loop," by Al Kamen, Washington Post Politics, July 13, 2013, www.washingtonpost.com/
"The Family Man," by Jeffrey Hogrefe, www.nymag.com/
FIRST WOMEN'S RIGHTS CONVENTION MET IN SENECA FALLS 165 YEARS AGO TODAY
Seneca Falls, New York (JFK+50) The 1st women's rights convention ever held in the United States opened 165 years ago today, July 19, 1848, at Wesleyan Chapel here in Seneca Falls.
About 200 women were on hand for the opening of the convention.
The meeting was organized by Lucretia Mott*** and Elizabeth Cady Stanton****.
Ms. Stanton read a "Declaration of Sentiments and Grievances" to the convention. It states:
"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men and women are created equal."
Declaration of Sentiments Table (1848)
Men were allowed to attend the 2nd day of the Seneca Falls Convention. Of the 40 men in attendance on that day, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass was the most prominent.
***Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793-1880) was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts and graduated from Nine Partners Quaker Boarding School. She became a teacher before becoming active in the anti-slavery and women's rights movements. She was the 1st president of the American Equal Rights Association which advocated universal suffrage.
****Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) was born in Johnstown, NY and attended Johnstown Academy and Troy Female Seminary. She became an abolitonist and suffragist as well as a writer. She was the 1st president of the National American Women's Suffrage Association.
US SEVERED TIES WITH PERU 50 YEARS AGO
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) The Kennedy administration announced at the White House 50 years ago today, July 19, 1963, that the United States would cease sending economic aid to Peru and would also suspend diplomatic relations with the Latin American nation.
The announcement followed the seizure of power in Lima by Peru's military.
Photo by AgainErick (2008)
JFK AND JACKIE ATTENDED CHRISTENING OF NEPHEW 50 YEARS AGO TODAY
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts (JFK+50) President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy attended the christening of nephew Christopher George Kennedy***** 50 years ago today, July 19, 1963.
The baby is the son of Robert and Ethel Kennedy.
The christening took place at St. Francis Xavier Church here in Hyannis Port.
*****Christopher George Kennedy was born on July 4, 1963 in Boston. He received his BA degree from Boston College and studied at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He was president of the Merchandise Mart Properties in Chicago until April 2012 and then started Top Box Foods to supply discounted groceries to areas in need.