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JFK GETS GOOD REPORT ON PHYSICAL EXAM

December 27, 1961


JFK GETS GOOD REPORT ON PHYSICAL EXAM


West Palm Beach, Florida (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy had a physical examination today while vacationing at his father’s estate here in West Palm Beach.


The official report says that JFK is “in excellent general health except for his back.”


The President’s continuing back problem, however, has improved according to the report.


Dr. Preston Wade, a New York specialist, says that JFK has made substantial progress in strengthening his back over the past 2 1/2 months through exercise.


The President has taken injections, worn a corset & a shoe lift, & used a rocking chair to relieve his “aching back.”*


This afternoon the 1st Family enjoyed a cruise on the Honey Fitz.


*JFK was asked once at a press conference “How is your  aching back?”.  He responded: “It depends on the weather, political & otherwise.”



      JFK in Rocking Chair with LBJ
                  September 17, 1963
          Photo by Abbie Rowe, NPS
                         NARA Photo

White House Historical Association


December 27, 1978


KING CARLOS RATIFIES DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTION IN SPAIN


Madrid, Spain (JFK+50) King Carlos ratified Spain’s 1st democratic constitution in 38 years today here in Madrid.


The last ruling King of Spain, King Carlos’ grandfather, was forced into exile in 1931 after Spain became a republic.



                       Royal Palace 
                     Madrid, Spain
      Photo by J.L. De Diego (2007)


Juan Carlos returned to Spain in 1955 & was designated successor to General Francisco Franco.  


Carlos assumed power with Franco’s death.


During recent years, King Carlos has presided over a period of democratization in his country.*


*Juan Carlos & his bride, Princess Sophia of Greece, visited JFK at the White House during their honeymoon in 1962.



               Juan Carlos of Spain 
              Photo by Aleph (2007)


JFK+50 SAYS HELLO TO MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA


Knoxville, Tennessee (JFK+50) We have noted a number of visitors to JFK+50 from Mountain View, California & would like to take this opportunity to welcome them & tell other visitors about their city.


Mountain View, with a population of 74,000, is located in Santa Clara County & in the San Francisco Bay area of California.



                         Castro Street
         Mountain View, California
Photo by Finlay McWalter (2004)


Situated in Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to many hi-tech companies.


The Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory was the 1st to locate in Silicon Valley.



             Site of Shockley Corporation
               Mountain View, California


Mountain View is also home to GOOGLE, the #1 employer in the city today.



                        Google Campus
           Mountain View, California 
      Photo by Sebastian Bergmann 


It is also home to Symantec, Microsoft & Intuit.


Mountain View is the 1st city in the United States to provide FREE WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS to its entire population.



           Computer History Museum
           Mountain View, California
                  Photo by Dzou (2005)

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