March 30, 2017

Today in History: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

First official White House photograph of Mrs. John F. Kennedy

Today in History–July 28–the Library of Congress features Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, born on this date in 1929. One of the United States’ most prominent first ladies, Kennedy focused on restoring the White House and was a great supporter of the arts. She was in the motorcade with President John F. Kennedy the day he was shot. In 1968 Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. After his death in 1975, she launched a successful publishing career. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then check out the resources below.

Jacqueline Kennedy image set

Letter, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy to Toni Frissell discussing Frissell’s photographs of the Kennedys’ September 1953 wedding reception

Life of Jacqueline B. Kennedy John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Today in History: John F. Kennedy Assassinated presidential primary sources

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