Ninety-nine years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States, elected at age 43, the youngest American president. He was also the first Catholic president.
You can find out about President Kennedy, his life, his family and his presidency, by visiting John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, located at Columbia Point in Boston. The Library is open year round to the general public.
Kennedy's birthplace in Brookline is a National Historic Site and is also open to the public.
To read more about the Kennedy Family's Irish connections, click here.
For year round details on Irish activities in Massachusetts, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.