Joe Kennedy Dies

Many know about John F. Kennedy but they probably do not know about his father, Joe Kennedy. Joe was a legend on Wall Street in the early 1900's, became a bank president by the age of 25, and a millionaire by 30. Joe also dabbled in more unsavory business ventures such as bootlegging operations during prohibition. Joe had a vision of having one of his sons become President of the United States, and his vision was realized in 1960 when his son John became the country's 35th President. After living to the age of 81 years Joe Kennedy died on this day in 1969.