November 27, 1957
CAROLINE BOUVIER KENNEDY BORN
New York City (JFK+50) Senator & Mrs. John F. Kennedy were blessed with the birth of a baby girl today, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy.
Caroline was born at the Cornell Medical Center here in New York City.
She was born at 8:15 this morning, local time, & weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy is 27 years old while her husband, the Senator, is 40.*
Caroline & JFK Aboard the Honey Fitz
August 25, 1963
Photo by Cecil Stoughton
JFK Library Photo
*Caroline was 3 years old when her father was inaugurated President of the United States & was 6 when he died. She graduated from Radcliffe College & received a 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 would have 3 children: Rose, Tatiana & John.
Photo by Martyna Borkowski (2008)
Happy Birthday Caroline from JFK+50!
November 27, 1962
JFK BEGINS TALKS WITH PM OF SOMALIA
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy opened the 1st day of 2 days of discussions today with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Somalia, Dr. Abdiraschid Ali Schermarche.
The discussions will include international problems as well as the economic development of Somalia.*
Dr. Abdiraschid Ali Schermarche
Photo presented to JFK with inscription
“To President Kennedy with cordiality
& friendship 28/11/62″
JFK Library Photo
*Dr. Abdiraschid Ali Schermarche was born in 1919. He graduated from Sapienza University of Rome with a major in political science in 1958.
He became President of Somalia in 1967 & died on October 15, 1969, shot by one of his own bodyguards.
November 27, 1911
WHITE HOUSE HOUSEKEEPER DISCUSSES PRESIDENT’S EXPANDING WAISTLINE
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Elizabeth Jaffray, a housekeeper at the White House, had a conversation today with President William Howard Taft & the 1st Lady, Mrs. Helen Taft.
The subject of the conversation was the President’s ever expanding waistline.
Mrs. Jaffray said that Mr. Taft’s typical breakfast consists of “two oranges, a 12 ounce beefsteak, several pieces of toast & butter, & a vast quantity of coffee with cream & sugar.”*
*William Howard Taft, who was 5’11”, ranged from 270 to 340 pounds.
William Howard Taft
Official White House Portrait
By Anders Zorn