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Kennedy

1. Charles Peter. born 1959, British politician, leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1999
2. Edward (Moore), known as Ted. born 1932, US Democrat politician; senator since 1962
3. his brother, John (Fitzgerald), known as JFK. 1917--63, US Democrat statesman; 35th president of the US (1961--63), the first Roman Catholic and the youngest man ever to be president. He demanded the withdrawal of Soviet missiles from Cuba (1962) and prepared civil rights reforms; assassinated
4. Nigel (Paul). born 1956, British violinist, noted for his flamboyant style
5. Robert (Francis), known as Bobby, brother of John Kennedy. 1925--68, US Democrat statesman; attorney general (1961--64) and senator for New York (1965--68); assassinated
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Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968, shortly after he had won a Democratic presidential primary contest in the state of California.
Robert Kennedy, who appealed to the young and voters across the racial divide, was tipped to be set on a path toward becoming President.
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Yet nonetheless, Robert Kennedy might have secured the party nomination for president.
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On the floor, holding a rosary of black beads with one hand while his other hand was held by Juan Romero, a hotel kitchen helper, lay the American Senator Robert Kennedy. He was the unquestionable star of the Democratic Party, with great chances of being the next president of the United States.
This was Sirhan Sirhan re-creating those seconds just past midnight on June 5, 1968, when he emptied his newly purchased Iver Johnson Cadet revolver in the direction of Robert Kennedy.
Had Robert Kennedy not been murdered, he might well have won the Democratic nomination and then defeated Richard Nixon for the presidency, and the entire course of American history could have been different.
On that night, Kennedy hosted a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, as a sort of reunion for former members of his brother Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign team, according to (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/incident-on-chappaquiddick-island) History's account of the incident .
In addition to the various monographs and articles on the missile crisis, numerous books on Robert Kennedy have been published since the 1990s, adding to what had hitherto been a rather slim historiography, one dominated by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.'s adoring 1978 biography.