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JFK wins the Democratic nomination for president and picks Lyndon Johnson as his running mate.
JFK defeats Nixon and becomes president.
John F. Kennedy is sworn in as President of the United States.
Attempted U.S.-backed invasion of Cuba ends in disaster at the Bay of Pigs.
The U.S. obtains photos of Soviet missile emplacements in Cuba, bringing about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
JFK announces naval quarantine of Cuba.
Soviet Union agrees to remove its missiles from Cuba.
JFK calls civil rights struggle a "moral crisis" for America
U.S. and Soviet Union agree to a nuclear test-ban treaty.
U.S.-backed coup overthrows the government of South Vietnam, replaces it with a military dictatorship.
JFK is assassinated while riding through the streets of Dallas, Texas.
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