Jefferson, Wisconsin (JFK+50) The third child and first daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and the brother of Congressman John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, Rosemary*, was admitted to St. Coletta School** here in Jefferson 65 years ago today, July 1, 1949.
Rosie Kennedy had attended Sacred Heart Convent in Providence, Rhode Island, but was diagnosed as mentally retarded.
A Kennedy family biographer described Rosemary as "absolutely beautiful" with a "gorgeous smile."
A lobotomy procedure performed in 1941 when she was 23 was unsuccessful. Rose Marie Kennedy would spend the rest of her life institutionalized.
Rosemary died on January 7, 2005 at the age of 86.
July 1, 1962
JFK CONCLUDES TRIP TO MEXICO
Mexico City, Mexico (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy and Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos gave each other a hug today as they concluded three days of talks here in Mexico City.
Mateos had embraced not only JFK but his Alliance For Progress to promote economic development, social progress and political fellowship among all Latin American nations.
5000 people greeted JFK and Mrs. Kennedy as they entered the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe for Sunday Mass.
SENATOR HOWARD H. BAKER, JR. BURIAL TODAY
Huntsville, Tennessee (JFK+50) The body of former United States Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. will be laid to rest at 1 p.m.today here in Huntsville.
Yesterday, June 30, mourners paid their respects to Senator Baker, who was also President Ronald Reagan's Chief of Staff and United States ambassador to Japan, as the body lie in state at the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
The body was in a flag-draped closed casket in the rotunda of the Baker Center. The casket was flanked by a military honor guard.
We were among the hundreds of mourners who stopped by the Center yesterday. We had the opportunity to speak to and express our sympathies to Senator Baker's widow, former U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum. She was most gracious.