JACQUELINE LEE BOUVIER BORN 84 YEARS AGO
Southampton, New York (JFK+50) Mr. and Mrs. John Vernou Bouvier III announced 84 years ago today, July 28, 1929, the birth of a daughter named Jacqueline Lee Bouvier*.
John Bouvier, who was called "Black Jack", was a Wall Street stockbroker and was of both French and English descent.
Jacqueline's mother, Janet Norton Lee Bouvier was of Irish descent.*
The Bouviers divorced in 1940 and Jackie's mother remarried 2 years later. Her second husband was Hugh D. Auchincloss, Jr., heir to the Standard Oil Company fortune.
Jackie at 6 years old
Photo by David Berne (1935)
*Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994) was raised in New York City and East Hampton, NY.
She attended Chapin School, Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD., Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT and made debutante of the year in 1947.
Jackie was an accomplished equestrienne and loved riding horses her entire life. She continued her studies at the University of Grenoble and the Sorbonne in Paris.
Jacqueline Bouvier became the "inquiring photographer" for the Washington Times-Herald and married Senator John F. Kennedy on Sept. 12, 1953.
The couple had two children, Caroline and John Jr.
At age 31, Jackie became one of the youngest 1st Ladies in history and would prove to be one of the most popular.
Jacqueline and JFK
with Andre Malraux of France
White House Photo
After her husbands death, Mrs. Kennedy worked to preserve the memory of the 35th President and helped establish the JFK Library in Boston.
On Oct. 20, 1968, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.
The former First Lady died on May 19, 1994.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy
Official White House Portrait
1ST WORLD WAR BEGAN 99 YEARS AGO TODAY
Vienna, Austria (JFK+50) On this day 99 years ago, July 28, 1914, the government of Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. The war declaration came just one month after Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife, Sophia, were gunned down in an open car on the streets of Sarajevo.
After receiving the backing of Germany, Austria-Hungary presented Serbia with an ultimatum less than a week earlier days demanding the right to investigate of the murders.
Austria-Hungary had broken diplomatic relations with Serbia on July 25.
Coat of Arms of Austria-Hungary