December 30, 1961
JACKIE KENNEDY NAMED “INTERNATIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR”
Buenos Aires, Argentina (JFK+50) The First Lady of the United States of America, Jacqueline Kennedy, was named the International Woman of the Year today here in Buenos Aires by 100 international magazine editors.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy was born at Southampton Hospital in Southampton, New York on July 28, 1929.*
Jackie’s parents are John Vernou “Blackjack” Bouvier III & Janet Norton Lee.
They divorced in 1940 & Janet married Hugh D. Auchincloss in 1942.
Jacqueline Kennedy’s ancestry is Irish, English, French & Scottish.
Her mother is the granddaughter of 4 immigrants from County Cork who came to New York in the 1840s .
*Jacqueline Kennedy is the 1st First Lady born in a hospital.
Woman of the Year (1961)
December 30, 1853
TREATY SIGNED BY GADSDEN & SANTA ANNA IN MEXICO CITY
Mexico City, Mexico (JFK+50) United States ambassador to Mexico, James Gadsden & President of Mexico, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, signed a treaty here in Mexico City today which will cede lands south of the Gila River & west of the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States.
Map of the Gadsden Purchase
The United States will pay $10,000,000 for the “Gadsden Purchase”.
Among the reasons for the U.S. interest in the territory is reportedly to construct a transcontinental railroad along a deep southern route.*
US Ambassador to Mexico
*The Gadsden Purchase Treaty was passed by the U.S. Senate on April 25, 1854. The treaty went into effect on June 30, 1854.
President of Mexico
The Gadsden Purchase Treaty was consummated by the raising of the flag of the United States in Mesilla (New Mexico) Plaza by Fort Fillmore troops.**
Gadsden Purchase Historic Marker
Photo by Solarapex at en.wikipedia