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John Fitzgerald Kennedy JFK art tina mion painting

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, The King of Hearts                Stop Action Assassination, John F Kennedy, King of Hearts
35th President of the United States, 1961—1963

John Kennedy and Richard Nixon were the first presidential candidates to debate on television. Kennedy was the youngest candidate ever elected to presidency. He committed the nation to putting astronauts on the moon within ten years, and we did. He forced Russian to withdraw missiles from Cuba in our closest brush with a nuclear war. In a deck of card the king of hearts is the “suicide king”, so called because the king is nearly always thrusting a sword through his head. Stroboscopic photography made possible the “stop action” image of a bullet passing through a playing card. Television made possible the 22 November 1963 “stop action” image of a bullet passing through a president.

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