Thursday, January 20, 2011
50 years ago
John F. Kennedy is sworn as President of the United States. It was in many ways a bellwether of change. The youngest President to be elected to the office, probably the most charismatic, and the last president elected before the nation would be profoundly shaken by a controversial war abroad and sweeping social tensions at home. He was the last president to dress for his inauguration (a state occasion) and the last to ride in an open car during the parade.