John F Kennedy's wax figure at Madame Tussauds London

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Come face to face with the most famous president in history

The blue eyed boy of American politics, Kennedy steered America through the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He paved the way for the moon landings and Marilyn Monroe sang for him at his birthday. The youngest elected president in US history, the nation went into mourning when he was shot in 1963. Though Lee Harvey Oswald was thought to have commited the crime, controversy remains about who shot JFK.

1917: Born in Brookline, Massachusetts
1940: Graduates in International Affairs from Harvard University
1941: Enlists for military service
1943: Wins the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroic conduct after a Japanese attack
1947: Elected to the House of Representatives for Massachusetts 11th District.
1952: Elected Senator of Masachusetts Marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
1960: Elected President of the United States, aged 43
Orders The Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba
1962: Negotiates the removal of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba in the Cuban Missile Crisis
Marilyn Monroe sings at his birthday in Madison Square Gardens
1963: Assassinated in Dallas
Lee Harvey Oswald is charged with the murder
Jack Ruby shoots Oswald before he can be indicted or tried

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