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    10 Shocking Things You Didn’t Know About Jackie Kennedy

    Fifty years ago, on December 6, 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy first compared her husband’s fateful presidency to the “Camelot” myth. These 10 things about the former First Lady are from “WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and the Kennedys by Thomas Maier.”

    1. Jackie crushed hard on Winston Churchill as a college student in the late 1940s.

    2. When they married in 1953, Jackie filled the hole in JFK’s heart left by the death of his beloved sister.

    3. Jacqueline Kennedy’s two famous husbands shared the same hero: Winston Churchill.

    4. In 1958, JFK met with Winston Churchill—and Jackie first met Onassis.

    5. As First Lady, Jackie got some great advice from socialite Kay Halle.

    6. Jackie enjoyed relaxing with her sister on Ari’s giant yacht in September 1963.

    7. Jackie’s “guilt feelings” over her Onassis cruise was partly why she agreed to go with JFK on his fatal November 22, 1963 trip to Dallas.

    8. After JFK’s assassination, Onassis stayed as a White House guest with the Kennedys during the funeral.

    9. Jackie socialized with several eligible bachelors after JFK’s death.

    10. It was important to Jackie that John F. Kennedy Jr. read the books that shaped his father.