New York City (JFK+50) Fifty-seven years ago today, November 27, 1957, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, the daughter of Senator and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, was born at the Cornell Medical Center here in New York. Caroline, who was born at 8:15 a.m. local time, weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
Caroline was 3 years old when her father was inaugurated President of the United States and was 6 when he died. She graduated from Radcliffe College and received the J.D. degree from Columbia Law School.
Caroline Kennedy married Edwin Scholossberg on July 19, 1986 but she did not change her name at marriage. The couple have three children: Rose, Tatiana and John.
Caroline was appointed Ambassador to Japan on July 24, 2013. She appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 19 where she said that her focus in the position would be military ties, trade and student exchange.
Ambassador Kennedy was confirmed by the Senate on October 16 and sworn in by Secretary of State John Kerry as the first woman to hold the office on November 12, 2013.
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Elizabeth Jaffray, a housekeeper at the White House, had a conversation 103 years ago today, November 27, 1911, with Mr. and Mrs. William Howard Taft about the President's expanding waistline.
Mrs. Jaffray said that Mr. Taft's typical breakfast consisted of "two oranges, a 12 ounce beefsteak, several pieces of toast and butter, as well as a vast quantity of coffee with cream and sugar."
William Howard Taft, who was 5'11", ranged from 270 to 340 pounds.
William Howard Taft