On January 20th, 1961, at the age of 43, John F. Kennedy became the youngest person elected to the office of the American presidency. (Teddy Roosevelt was actually the youngest, at 42, but he had moved up in position from vice president after William McKinley's assassination.)
Wait a minute! Kennedy was assassinated. And then he was succeeded by Lyndon Johnson. Who was from Texas. And a lot of people ride horses in Texas. And if you've never ridden a horse before, it's probably pretty difficult. Or "rough." Teddy Roosevelt was a member of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War.
Oh my God!
Teddy Roosevelt killed John Kennedy!
It all makes sense now!
Go back to Day 44.
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