44 years ago yesterday, John F. Kennedy was inaugaurated as president of the United States. JFK avoided WW3 (over Cuba) and went on to become the most-loved president of the USA. He was a Uniter and made everyone optimistic.
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On this day in 1961 Robert Frost recited “The Gift Outright” at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, initiating the short, exclusively Democratic tradition of Presidential panegyrics in America. Although Frost’s presentation stumbled, he eventually triumphed, and when thanking Kennedy afterwards for his moment he expressed a hope that it might be the beginning of something: “Poetry and power is the formula for another Augustan Age.