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Tomorrow is the birthday of Jacqueline Kennedy

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929, in Southampton, New York.  As a toddler, her mother put her on a horse, and Jacqueline was a national riding champion by age 11. 

Jacqueline loved writing, reading, and sketching.  She later became a photo journalist and met Congressman John F. Kennedy.  On September 12, 1953, Jacqueline married Jack in Newport, Rhode Island.

As 35th First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline immediately set out to make the White House a home.  She turned the sun porch on the third floor into a kindergarten school for Caroline and 12 to 15 other children, who came in every morning at 9;30. 

In addition to raising her two children, Caroline and John Jr., Jacqueline sought to preserve America’s cultural heritage.  She helped stop the destruction of historic preserve the White House, established a Fine Arts Committee, and created the post of White House curator.

Read more about the life of Jacqueline Kennedy from the JFK Library

(via jackieblog)