Jackie Kennedy with Aristotle Onassis, 1972. (Alain Dejean/Corbis) Forty-five years ago today, Sunday, October 20, 1968, former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Many people still speculate about why she did. Bobby and Jackie Kennedy at a ceremony related to the JFK Library, 1967. Often overlooked in the pondering is the fact that the wedding took place less than five months after the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy during his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. As his sister-in-law Jackie Kennedy had not merely supported his candidacy out of family loyalty but had encouraged him personally as they struggled in the
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