Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) Boston's mayor, John B. Hynes*, gave his endorsement to 11th District Congressman John F. Kennedy for the United States Senate 62 years ago today, June 23, 1952.
Hynes, who served as the mayor of Boston from 1950 to 1960, called JFK...
"one of the finest young men to come into public life in the last two decades."
The Mayor's endorsement was presented before 500 supporters at the Parker House Hotel here in Boston.
*John B. Hynes (1897-1970) served as Boston's mayor from 1950 to 1960. His father was born in County Galway, Ireland. JBH graduated from Suffolk Law School in 1927 and served as city clerk under Boston mayor J.M. Curley.
JOE JR. GRADUATES FROM HARVARD
Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., graduated from Harvard 76 years ago today, June 23, 1938.
Joe Jr., who received his Bachelors of Science degree, majored in government with an intended vocation in business.
Joe participated in basketball, football, swimming and rugby. He was also a member of the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770.
CALVIN COOLIDGE ADOPTED INTO SIOUX TRIBE
Fort Yates, North Dakota (JFK+50) President Calvin Coolidge was adopted into the Sioux Tribe here at Fort Yates* 87 years ago, June 23, 1927.
The President was given a grand ceremonial feathered head dress by Sioux chief Henry Standing Bear.
The idea to make Coolidge an honorary Sioux came from Chauncey Yellow Robe, a descendant of Sitting Bull.
JFK ARRIVED IN BONN 51 YEARS AGO TODAY
Bonn, West Germany (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy arrived here in Bonn 51 years ago today, June 23, 1963, for the first day of a ten day European journey.
This was the eighth trip abroad for President Kennedy.
He arrived at 9:50 a.m. local time and was greeted by West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.
In a short speech at Wahn Airport, JFK said...
"Together we look forward to a new future. Former foes have become faithful friends. Your safety is our safety, your liberty is our liberty."
Later at Market Square in Bonn, the President declared...
"The city of Bonn is the capital of the free world."
And at Cologne's Rathaus, JFK said...
"I come to Cologne to see the best of the past and the most promising of the future."
JFK concluded his remarks with the old Rhemish saying "Koelle Alaaf".