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PATRICK BOUVIER KENNEDY LAID TO REST

August 10, 1963


PATRICK BOUVIER KENNEDY LAID TO REST


Brookline, Massachsetts (JFK+50) The infant son of President & Mrs. John F. Kennedy, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, was laid to rest here today at the Holyhood Cemetery.


Patrick, who was born more than 5 weeks premature on August 7, died early yesterday morning only 39 hours after birth.


The Kennedy baby died as a result of complications of hyaline membrane disease which is common in premature births.


Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, who remains at Otis Air Force Base Hospital, was unable to attend the service.


The funeral mass was conducted by Richard Cardinal Cushing, the archbishop of Boston.


At graveside, President Kennedy “tightly gripped” Patrick’s small white coffin.*


*After JFK’s death & burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy’s remains were placed next to his father’s.



           JFK Gravesite at Arlington
     1 of the markers bears the name
           Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
    Photo by Kevin Rutherford (2010)


August 10, 1955


DIEM REFUSES TO NEGOTIATE WITH NORTH


Saigon, South Vietnam (JFK+50) Ngo Dinh Diem, Premier of the State of Vietnam, announced today that he has no intention of negotiating with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) as long a communist government stays in power.


Elections had been called for by the Geneva Peace Accords of 1954.



         Ike, Dulles & Ngo Dinh Diem
       Washington National Airport
                        May 8, 1957


August 10, 1949


TRUMAN SIGNS NATIONAL SECURITY BILL


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) 2 years following the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947, the National Security Bill (amendment to the NS Act) was signed into law today at the White House by President Harry S Truman.


The act establishes the Department of Defense & the office of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.*


*The 1st Secretary of Defense will be Louis Johnson & the 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs will be General Omar Bradley.



Truman Signs National Security Bill
                   August 10, 1949
         Truman Library Photo


August 10, 1945


JAPAN AGREES TO UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER


Tokyo, Japan (JFK+50) After atomic bombs were dropped by the United States on two of Japan’s major cities, the imperial government decided today to agree to the terms of the Potsdam Declaration & accept unconditional surrender.


When this news reached the White House, President Harry S Truman ordered an immediate halt to continued use of the atomic weapon.


In a telegram sent to President Truman, the Japanese are willing to accept unconditional surrender but will not accept any conditions that would “prejudice the prerogatives” of the emperor.*


*News of the surrender is made public on August 15 when Emperor Hirohito gives his radio address.



           Hirohito in Dress Uniform 
                                 1935

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