JFK at 100: Remembering John F. Kennedy

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President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy due for release next week.

Politico magazine earlier quoted Trump administration and other U.S. government officials as saying the president would almost certainly block the release of information from some of the thousands of classified files, which the U.S. National Archives is scheduled to make public by an Oct. 26 deadline.

“Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,” Trump said in a tweet.

This past Memorial Day marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy. The 35th president of the United States, whose life was tragically cut short at age 45, was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Mass. The youngest person elected to the nation’s highest office was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963 — cutting short “Camelot,” as the 1,000 days of the Kennedy presidency became known.

Here is a look back at moments in the life of JFK. (AP/Yahoo News)

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<p>John F. Kennedy is shown in this 1918 portrait taken in Boston. (Photo: Alfred Brown/Kennedy Family Collection/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
John F. Kennedy baby portrait

John F. Kennedy is shown in this 1918 portrait taken in Boston. (Photo: Alfred Brown/Kennedy Family Collection/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>John F. Kennedy with dog, Bobby, in Hyannis Port, Mass., in 1925. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Library Foundation) </p>
JFK and his dog, Bobby

John F. Kennedy with dog, Bobby, in Hyannis Port, Mass., in 1925. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Library Foundation)

<p>Joseph Kennedy Jr., Kathleen Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy and John F. Kennedy, left to right, in 1922 in Cohasset, Mass. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK and siblings

Joseph Kennedy Jr., Kathleen Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy and John F. Kennedy, left to right, in 1922 in Cohasset, Mass. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>The Kennedy family is shown with dog Buddy in Hyannis Port, Mass., Sept. 4, 1931. From left are: Robert Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy, Jean Kennedy (on lap of) Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (behind) Patricia Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (behind) Rosemary Kennedy. (Photo: Richard Sears/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
Kennedy family portrait

The Kennedy family is shown with dog Buddy in Hyannis Port, Mass., Sept. 4, 1931. From left are: Robert Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy, Jean Kennedy (on lap of) Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (behind) Patricia Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (behind) Rosemary Kennedy. (Photo: Richard Sears/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>The Choate School “Muckers” Club, circa 1933. From left are: Ralph Horton, Lem Billings, Butch Schriber, John F. Kennedy. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
Choate School ‘Muckers’ Club

The Choate School “Muckers” Club, circa 1933. From left are: Ralph Horton, Lem Billings, Butch Schriber, John F. Kennedy. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>Four pictures of John F. Kennedy posing for a portrait, circa 1935. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
Four photos of JFK

Four pictures of John F. Kennedy posing for a portrait, circa 1935. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>John F. Kennedy arrives in New York, Sept. 8, 1938, aboard the SS Bremen after a summer vacation in Europe. Young Kennedy is returning to begin his junior year at Harvard. (Photo: AP) </p>
JFK on deck of ocean liner

John F. Kennedy arrives in New York, Sept. 8, 1938, aboard the SS Bremen after a summer vacation in Europe. Young Kennedy is returning to begin his junior year at Harvard. (Photo: AP)

<p>U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain Joseph P. Kennedy, center, is flanked by his sons, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., left, and John F. Kennedy, right, as he poses aboard an ocean liner in this 1938 photograph. (Photo: AP) </p>
Joseph Kennedy with sons Joseph Jr. and John

U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain Joseph P. Kennedy, center, is flanked by his sons, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., left, and John F. Kennedy, right, as he poses aboard an ocean liner in this 1938 photograph. (Photo: AP)

<p>John F. Kennedy at a typewriter with his book “Why England Slept,” circa 1940. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK at typewriter

John F. Kennedy at a typewriter with his book “Why England Slept,” circa 1940. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>John F. Kennedy wearing regalia during his graduation from Harvard in June 1940. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK wearing cap and gown

John F. Kennedy wearing regalia during his graduation from Harvard in June 1940. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>Navy Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy poses for a portrait in 1942.<br> (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK naval portrait

Navy Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy poses for a portrait in 1942.
(Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy aboard the PT-109 torpedo boat in the South Pacific in 1943. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK aboard PT-109

Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy aboard the PT-109 torpedo boat in the South Pacific in 1943. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>PT boat officers, from left: George “Barney” Ross, John F. Kennedy, Paul “Red” Fay, and James “Jim” Reed in Tulagi, Solomon Islands, in 1943. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK and PT boat officers in South Pacific

PT boat officers, from left: George “Barney” Ross, John F. Kennedy, Paul “Red” Fay, and James “Jim” Reed in Tulagi, Solomon Islands, in 1943. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>John F. Kennedy speaks at Memorial Day services in Cambridge, Mass., in 1946. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK speaking on Memorial Day

John F. Kennedy speaks at Memorial Day services in Cambridge, Mass., in 1946. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>Rep. John F. Kennedy, D-Mass., is shown looking through newspaper real estate ads on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 27, 1946. (Photo: AP) </p>
JFK reading newspaper

Rep. John F. Kennedy, D-Mass., is shown looking through newspaper real estate ads on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 27, 1946. (Photo: AP)

<p>Rep. John F. Kennedy and Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge shake hands, Nov. 10, 1952. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK and Henry Cabot Lodge shaking hands

Rep. John F. Kennedy and Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge shake hands, Nov. 10, 1952. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>Sen. John F. Kennedy and fiancée Jacqueline Bouvier are interviewed for a Life magazine story while on vacation at the Kennedy compound in June 1953 in Hyannis Port, Mass. (Photo: Hy Peskin/Getty Images) </p>
JFK and fiancée Jacqueline Bouvier

Sen. John F. Kennedy and fiancée Jacqueline Bouvier are interviewed for a Life magazine story while on vacation at the Kennedy compound in June 1953 in Hyannis Port, Mass. (Photo: Hy Peskin/Getty Images)

<p>Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and John F. Kennedy cut their wedding cake during their wedding reception at Hammersmith Farm in Newport, R.I., September 1953. (Photo: Toni Frissell Collection/Library of Congress) </p>
JFK and Jacqueline cutting wedding cake

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and John F. Kennedy cut their wedding cake during their wedding reception at Hammersmith Farm in Newport, R.I., September 1953. (Photo: Toni Frissell Collection/Library of Congress)

<p>Sen. John F. Kennedy signs a copy of his book “Profiles in Courage” for a young fan, circa 1956-1957. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK signing book for fan

Sen. John F. Kennedy signs a copy of his book “Profiles in Courage” for a young fan, circa 1956-1957. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>Robert F. Kennedy, left, and John F. Kennedy during the McClellan Senate hearings investigating charges of corruption in labor unions in May 1957. (Photo: Douglas Jones for Look Magazine/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
RFK and JFK during Senate hearing

Robert F. Kennedy, left, and John F. Kennedy during the McClellan Senate hearings investigating charges of corruption in labor unions in May 1957. (Photo: Douglas Jones for Look Magazine/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>Sen. John F. Kennedy makes his way through a crowd of supporters and journalists as he arrives in Los Angeles, July 9, 1960, for the Democratic National Convention. (Photo: AP) </p>
JFK waving to supporters

Sen. John F. Kennedy makes his way through a crowd of supporters and journalists as he arrives in Los Angeles, July 9, 1960, for the Democratic National Convention. (Photo: AP)

<p>Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John F. Kennedy thanks the Democratic National Convention for selecting him, on July 13, 1960, in Los Angeles. Kennedy won the nomination with a smashing first-ballot victory that pitted him against Vice President Richard M. Nixon. (Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images) </p>
Kennedy addressing DNC

Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John F. Kennedy thanks the Democratic National Convention for selecting him, on July 13, 1960, in Los Angeles. Kennedy won the nomination with a smashing first-ballot victory that pitted him against Vice President Richard M. Nixon. (Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)

<p>John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Edward Kennedy are shown in Hyannis Port, Mass., July 20, 1960. (Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images) </p>
John, Robert and Edward Kennedy

John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Edward Kennedy are shown in Hyannis Port, Mass., July 20, 1960. (Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)

<p>Sens. Lyndon Baines Johnson, left, and John F. Kennedy address journalists at a joint press conference from the Kennedy home, July 30, 1960, in Hyannis Port, Mass. (Photo: Fay Foto Service/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
LBJ and JFK at press conference

Sens. Lyndon Baines Johnson, left, and John F. Kennedy address journalists at a joint press conference from the Kennedy home, July 30, 1960, in Hyannis Port, Mass. (Photo: Fay Foto Service/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>Sen. John F. Kennedy greets a roadside crowd while campaigning in Indiana on Oct. 5, 1960. (Photo: Sven Walnum/Sven Walnum Photograph Collection/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK shaking hands with crowd

Sen. John F. Kennedy greets a roadside crowd while campaigning in Indiana on Oct. 5, 1960. (Photo: Sven Walnum/Sven Walnum Photograph Collection/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>Members of an Ohio crowd greet Sen. John F. Kennedy after his campaign speech on Oct. 17, 1960. (Photo: Sven Walnum/The Sven Walnum Photograph Collection/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK and crowd after speech

Members of an Ohio crowd greet Sen. John F. Kennedy after his campaign speech on Oct. 17, 1960. (Photo: Sven Walnum/The Sven Walnum Photograph Collection/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>President-elect John F. Kennedy, left, and Vice President Richard Nixon are shown after their post-campaign press conference at Key Biscayne, Fla., Nov. 14, 1960. (Photo: AP) </p>
JFK and Richard Nixon

President-elect John F. Kennedy, left, and Vice President Richard Nixon are shown after their post-campaign press conference at Key Biscayne, Fla., Nov. 14, 1960. (Photo: AP)

<p>President John F. Kennedy makes his inauguration speech from the balcony of the White House in Washington, Jan. 20, 1961. (Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images) </p>
JFK making inauguration speech

President John F. Kennedy makes his inauguration speech from the balcony of the White House in Washington, Jan. 20, 1961. (Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)

<p>President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy sit in a car in front of Blair House during the arrival ceremonies for Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba, in Washington, May 3, 1961. (Photo: Abbie Rowe/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK and Jacqueline in car

President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy sit in a car in front of Blair House during the arrival ceremonies for Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba, in Washington, May 3, 1961. (Photo: Abbie Rowe/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>Soviet Chairman Nikita Khrushchev greets U.S. President John F. Kennedy as he enters the Soviet Embassy in Vienna, Austria, June 1961. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
Nikita Khrushchev shaking hands with JFK

Soviet Chairman Nikita Khrushchev greets U.S. President John F. Kennedy as he enters the Soviet Embassy in Vienna, Austria, June 1961. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>President John F. Kennedy and astronaut John Glenn Jr. look inside space capsule Friendship 7 following the presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to Lt. Col. Glenn at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 23, 1962. The Friendship 7 carried Glenn in orbit around the Earth three times. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK and John Glenn looking in Mercury capsule

President John F. Kennedy and astronaut John Glenn Jr. look inside space capsule Friendship 7 following the presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to Lt. Col. Glenn at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 23, 1962. The Friendship 7 carried Glenn in orbit around the Earth three times. (Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy greet guests at a dinner in honor of Nobel Prize winners, April 29, 1962, at the White House in Washington. (Photo: Robert Knudsen/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK and Jacqueline greeting dinner guests

President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy greet guests at a dinner in honor of Nobel Prize winners, April 29, 1962, at the White House in Washington. (Photo: Robert Knudsen/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>John F. Kennedy Jr., plays under the desk of President John F. Kennedy at the Oval Office in the White House, May 25; 1962, in Washington. (Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images) </p>
JFK Jr. playing under Oval Office desk

John F. Kennedy Jr., plays under the desk of President John F. Kennedy at the Oval Office in the White House, May 25; 1962, in Washington. (Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)

<p>President John F. Kennedy greets Peace Corps volunteers on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Aug. 9, 1962. (Photo: Rowland Scherman/Peace Corps/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK greeting Peace Corps volunteers

President John F. Kennedy greets Peace Corps volunteers on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Aug. 9, 1962. (Photo: Rowland Scherman/Peace Corps/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>John F. Kennedy addresses the Bean Feed at the Hippodrome in St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 6, 1962. In the foreground are State Democratic Chairman George Farr and Minnesota Attorney General Walter F. Mondale. (Photo: Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK speaking in Minnesota

John F. Kennedy addresses the Bean Feed at the Hippodrome in St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 6, 1962. In the foreground are State Democratic Chairman George Farr and Minnesota Attorney General Walter F. Mondale. (Photo: Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>President John F. Kennedy delivers his famous “I am a Berliner” (“Ich bin ein Berliner”) speech in front of the city hall in West Berlin, June 26, 1963. At far right is West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt. (Photo: AP) </p>
JFK speaking in West Berlin

President John F. Kennedy delivers his famous “I am a Berliner” (“Ich bin ein Berliner”) speech in front of the city hall in West Berlin, June 26, 1963. At far right is West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt. (Photo: AP)

<p>President John F. Kennedy is greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of children and nuns from the Convent of Mercy as he arrives from Dublin by helicopter at Galway’s sports ground, Ireland, June 29, 1963. (Photo: AP) </p>
JFK greeting crowd in Ireland

President John F. Kennedy is greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of children and nuns from the Convent of Mercy as he arrives from Dublin by helicopter at Galway’s sports ground, Ireland, June 29, 1963. (Photo: AP)

<p>President John F. Kennedy, son John F. Kennedy Jr., first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and daughter Caroline Kennedy with family dogs in Hyannis Port, Mass., Aug. 1963. (Photo: Cecil Stoughton/White House/John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library and Museum) </p>
JFK and family in Hyannis Port

President John F. Kennedy, son John F. Kennedy Jr., first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and daughter Caroline Kennedy with family dogs in Hyannis Port, Mass., Aug. 1963. (Photo: Cecil Stoughton/White House/John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library and Museum)

<p>President John F. Kennedy sits aboard the presidential yacht, the “Honey Fitz,” with daughter Caroline off the coast of Hyannis Port, Mass., Aug. 25, 1963. (Photo: Cecil Stoughton/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library) </p>
JFK and Caroline on yacht

President John F. Kennedy sits aboard the presidential yacht, the “Honey Fitz,” with daughter Caroline off the coast of Hyannis Port, Mass., Aug. 25, 1963. (Photo: Cecil Stoughton/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library)

<p>President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson meet with leaders of the March on Washington, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., at the Oval Office in the White House in Washington, Aug. 28, 1963. (Photo: Abbie Rowe/National Park Service/John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library and Museum) </p>
JFK, LBJ and Martin Luther King Jr.

President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson meet with leaders of the March on Washington, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., at the Oval Office in the White House in Washington, Aug. 28, 1963. (Photo: Abbie Rowe/National Park Service/John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library and Museum)

<p>President John F. Kennedy walks with son John F. Kennedy Jr. down the White House’s West Wing colonnade in Washington, Oct. 10, 1963. (Photo: Cecil Stoughton/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK walking with JFK Jr.

President John F. Kennedy walks with son John F. Kennedy Jr. down the White House’s West Wing colonnade in Washington, Oct. 10, 1963. (Photo: Cecil Stoughton/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

<p>President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy sit in the back of an open-top limousine, along with Texas Gov. John Connally, forming a part of the presidential motorcade at Dallas Love Field airport, Nov. 22, 1963. (Photo: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images) </p>
President Kennedy In Dallas

President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy sit in the back of an open-top limousine, along with Texas Gov. John Connally, forming a part of the presidential motorcade at Dallas Love Field airport, Nov. 22, 1963. (Photo: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

<p>President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, are greeted by an enthusiastic crowd upon their arrival at Dallas Love Field, Nov. 22, 1963. (Photo: Art Rickerby/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) </p>
Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy greeting crowd

President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, are greeted by an enthusiastic crowd upon their arrival at Dallas Love Field, Nov. 22, 1963. (Photo: Art Rickerby/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

<p>President John F. Kennedy — shown moments before his assassination — and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy ride in a motorcade with Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife, Nellie, in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963. (Photo: Victor Hugo King/White House/Library of Congress) </p>
JFK and first lady Jacqueline riding in motorcade

President John F. Kennedy — shown moments before his assassination — and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy ride in a motorcade with Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife, Nellie, in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963. (Photo: Victor Hugo King/White House/Library of Congress)

<p>President John F. Kennedy smokes a cigar and reads the newspaper aboard the presidential yacht, the “Honey Fitz,” during Labor Day weekend off the coast of Hyannis Port, Mass., Aug. 31, 1963. (Photo: Cecil Stoughton/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) </p>
JFK with newspaper smoking cigar

President John F. Kennedy smokes a cigar and reads the newspaper aboard the presidential yacht, the “Honey Fitz,” during Labor Day weekend off the coast of Hyannis Port, Mass., Aug. 31, 1963. (Photo: Cecil Stoughton/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

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