September 12, 1953

On this day in 1953, Irish American Massachusetts senator and soon-to-be president John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island. “Jack,” as Kennedy was nicknamed, and Jackie met each other in 1951 at a dinner in Georgetown. The two dated for two years and in 1953, John F. Kennedy proposed. They married at the Catholic parish of St. Mary’s Church in Newport. Their years as President and First Lady would become dubbed as “Camelot.”

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