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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

This is Friday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2014 with 222 to follow.
By United Press International

Heiress Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon dies at 103

March 18 (UPI) -- Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, the heiress and arts patron who became embroiled in the John Edwards campaign corruption scandal after his 2008 election, has died.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 3, 2014.
By United Press International
Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams were among the 400 mourners at Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral in New York.
Jackie Kennedy's pink suit locked away

Jackie Kennedy's pink suit locked away

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Jacqueline Kennedy's crisp pink suit endures as one of the most iconic symbols of that terrible day in Dallas half a century ago.
Gabrielle Levy
'Killing Kennedy' premiere seen by 3.4 million

'Killing Kennedy' premiere seen by 3.4 million

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- About 3.4 million people tuned in for Sunday's premiere of "Killing Kennedy," starring Rob Lowe as U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 28, 2013.
By United Press International
Rob Lowe to play President John F. Kennedy

Rob Lowe to play President John F. Kennedy

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Rob Lowe is to star as U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the 2-hour factual drama "Killing Kennedy," National Geographic announced Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 23, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 19, 2013.
By United Press International
George W. Bush dedicates library with faith in future of country

George W. Bush dedicates library with faith in future of country

DALLAS, April 25 (UPI) -- Five current and past U.S. presidents spoke at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library that Bush dedicated with faith in the country's future.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Cat stows away for 1,667-mile train ride ... Man charged with driving up mountain twice ... Wax Obamas take inauguration tour ... Pa. prison offers 'love' tours ... The world as we know it from UPI.
Wax Obamas take inauguration tour

Wax Obamas take inauguration tour

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Madame Tussauds' Washington wax museum took figures of President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on a bus tour Thursday to celebrate the inauguration.
Mark David Chapman denied parole, 7th time

Mark David Chapman denied parole, 7th time

ALDEN, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, convicted of killing former Beatle John Lennon, was denied parole for a seventh time Thursday, New York state corrections officials said.
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
John F. Kennedy Jr. and mother Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis leave school chapel at Brown University in Providence, RI, where John received his Bachelor’s Degree in history on June 6, 1983. (UPI Photo/Larry Rubenstein/Files)
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Jacqueline Lee Bouvier "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and served as First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; they remained married until his death in 1975. For the final two decades of her life, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had a successful career as a book editor. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, her style, elegance, and grace. A fashion icon, her famous pink Chanel suit has become a symbol of her husband's assassination and one of the lasting images of the 1960s.

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born in Southampton, New York, to Wall Street stock broker John Vernou Bouvier III (also known as "Black Jack Bouvier") and Janet Norton Lee. Jacqueline had a younger sister, Caroline Lee (known as Lee), born in 1933. Her parents divorced in 1940 and her mother married Standard Oil heir Hugh D. Auchincloss, Jr. in 1942. Through Janet's second marriage, Jacqueline gained a half sister and a half brother, Janet and James Auchincloss.

Her mother's family, the Lees, were of Irish descent, and her father descended from French and English ancestors. Her maternal great grandfather emigrated from Cork, Ireland and later became the Superintendent of the New York City Public Schools. Michel Bouvier, Jacqueline's paternal great-great-grandfather, was born in France and was a contemporary of Joseph Bonaparte and Stephen Girard. He was a Philadelphia-based cabinetmaker, carpenter, merchant and real estate speculator. Michel's wife, Louise Vernou was the daughter of John Vernou, a French émigré tobacconist and Elizabeth Clifford Lindsay, an American-born woman. Jacqueline's grandfather, John Vernou Bouvier Jr., fashioned a more noble ancestry for his family in his vanity family history book Our Forebears. Recent scholarship and the research done by Jacqueline's cousin, John H. Davis, in his book The Bouviers: Portrait of an American Family, have disproved most of these fantasy lineages.

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