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By Liz Davis

\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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November 8, 1960

JFK elected President

In the closest presidential election since 1888, John F. Kennedy ws elected President of the United States on November 8, 1960, by a margin of just more than 100,000 votes. His election firsts included: the first born in the twentieth century, the youngest ever elected, and the first Catholic.

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/elections/1960/

http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Campaign-of-1960.aspx?p=2

 

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