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On November 17, 1962, President Kennedy attended the dedication of Dulles International Airport named in honor of President Eisenhower’s Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles.

The airport is located in Reston, Virginia.

A photograph of Dulles International Airport follows below along with Presidents Eisenhower & Kennedy viewing a large bust of Dulles at the airport during the dedication ceremonies.

After the ceremonies,  JFK went to the Presidential retreat called “Glen Ora” in Middleburg, Virginia.

On November 17, 1863, the siege of the city of Knoxville, Tennessee began led by Confederate General James Longstreet.  

The city had 1st been occupied by rebel troops in 1861, but in early 1863, the city was occupied by US troops under Ambrose E. Burnside.  The siege would climax with the Battle of Knoxville. 

Longstreet attempted to take Fort Sanders but was unsuccessful.  Knoxville remained in Union hands for the duration of the Civil War. 

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