Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) An exclusive article by Senator John F. Kennedy was published 60 years ago today, January 10, 1954, in the The Boston Post."
Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts wrote...
"I am a Democrat--both by inheritance and convictions. The Democratic Party is not the party of any one group, but of all groups.
In our party may be found members of all races--all religions--all walks of life--all income groups in all parts of the country."
*The Boston Post was the most popular newspaper in New England over a century. It fell into decline and stopped publication in 1956.
COMMUNIST NATIONS SIGN TRADE AGREEMENT
Moscow, USSR (JFK+50) The Soviet government announced 52 years ago today, January 10, 1962, that the USSR and Cuba had signed a trade agreement.
The pact was signed in Havana by representatives of the two communist nations the previous day, January 9th.
The monetary amount of the pact was reported to be equivalent to 700 million U.S. dollars.
By the agreement, the USSR would provide oil, metals, chemicals, fertilizers, wheat and machinery to Cuba.
In turn, Cuba would export sugar, alcohol, tobacco and fruit to the Soviet Union.
Fidel Castro in Berlin
June 14, 1972
Photo by Peter Koard
JFK STUDIES REARMAMENT
London, England (JFK+50) Massachusetts congressman John F. Kennedy began a three day study here in London 63 years ago today, January 10, 1951, of England's rearmament program.
The young congressman was assisted in the study by his father, the former US ambassador to Great Britain, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
Congressman Kennedy, first elected in 1946, was serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressman John F. Kennedy
US Jr. Chamber of Commerce Photo
JOE JR. JOINS AIR SQUADRON
San Juan, Puerto Rico (JFK+50) 71 years ago today, January 10, 1943, Navy Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. joined Patrol Squadron 203 as an aviator at the United States Naval Air Station here in San Juan, Puerto Rico today.
Joe Junior, as he was known by family and friends, was the eldest son of the former US Ambassador to Great Britain (1938-1940), of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
Lt. Kennedy earned his wings in May 1942 and was sent to Britain in September 1943.
Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
U.S. Navy Aviation
JFK Library Photo