1960 – JFK Campaigns in Fort Atkinson

On this date, with a sound truck blaring Frank Sinatra’s "High Hopes," Democratic Sen. John F. Kennedy began a campaign swing through southern Wisconsin with a stop and speech in Fort Atkinson. Other stops included Whitewater, Elkhorn and Lake Geneva. Accompanied by his wife, the 42-year-old Kennedy greeted individuals with: "Hello there, I’m Jack Kennedy. I’m a candidate in the Democratic primary for president, and I invite your support." [Source: ]