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PATRICK BOUVIER KENNEDY DIES

August 9, 1963


PATRICK BOUVIER KENNEDY DIES


Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) Only 39 hours after his birth, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, the son of President & Mrs. John F. Kennedy, died today at Children’s Hospital of complications from hyaline membrane disease.*


*Hyaline membrane disease is caused by the development of an insufficiency of surfactant production & structural immaturity of the lungs.  It is the leading cause of death in premature births.


Death came at 4:04 a.m. 


Patrick will be buried tomorrow in Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, Massachusetts.



August 9, 1963


LEE HARVEY OSWALD ARRESTED AFTER FIGHT


New Orleans, Louisiana (JFK+50) Lee Harvey Oswald, secretary of the New Orleans chapter of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, was arrested today after getting in an altercation with a group of anti-Castro Cubans.


Mr. Oswald, who will be held overnight by New Orleans police, was in the process of handing out pro-Castro leaflets when the fight broke out.



            Lee Harvey Oswald
  New Orleans Police Mug Shot
               August 9, 1963
       NO Police Dept. Photo


August 9, 1961


JFK APPOINTS PARSONS AS DISTRICT JUDGE


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy appointed James B. Parsons today as a federal district judge.


Judge Parsons will become the 1st African-American  jurist to be offered a position with life tenure in the government of the United States.


James Parsons is a native of Kansas City, Missouri & received his law degree from the University of Chicago.


The President notified Judge Parsons of his appointment in a telephone call from the White House this morning.


When JFK came on the line & informed the Judge of his appointment, Parsons, a former naval officer, replied “Aye, Aye Sir!”



                 Judge Parsons & LBJ


August 9, 1974


NIXON DEPARTS WHITE HOUSE, GERALD FORD SWORN-IN AS 38th PRESIDENT


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) An embattled Richard M. Nixon, having officially resigned the Presidency, departed the White House today for the last time as President of the United States.


Before his departure, Mr. Nixon gave an emotional farewell speech in the East Room to his staff while his family stood behind him.


The Nixons flew to their home in San Clemente, California.


Shortly thereafter, Vice-President Gerald R. Ford took the oath of office as the 38th President,



Nixon’s Farewell Speech to his Staff
   East Room at the White House
                  August 9, 1974
  Nixon Presidential Library Photo


August 9, 1936


JESSE OWENS WINS 4TH GOLD MEDAL


Berlin, Germany (JFK+50) African-American track star Jesse Owens won his 4th gold medal today here in the 1936 Summer Olympic Games.


The medal was awarded to Owens & his relay team which set a new world record.*


*4000 athletes from 49 nations attended the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.



        Jesse Owens Salutes US Flag
           During Award Ceremony
                 Berlin, Germany
          German Federal Archive

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