Kennedy curse

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The Kennedy curse is invoked to describe a series of misfortunes (known as the Kennedy family tragedies)[1][2][3] involving members of the powerful and celebrated Kennedy family of the United States of America.[3][4][5][6][7][8] Skeptics have argued that many of the events are normal, and it is not improbable that a large extended family would experience them.[9][10]

Chronology[edit]

Believers in the curse generally cite the following events as evidence of the family's misfortunes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kennedy Family Tragedies". The Washington Post. July 18, 1999. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ Carr, Pat; Hulteng, Lee. "Kennedy Family Tragedies". The Courant (Hartford, CT). Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c McGrory, Brian (July 18, 1999). "Family Overshadowed by a Litany of Tragedy". The Boston Globe. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Klein, Edward (2004). The Kennedy Curse: Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-31293-0. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Jones, Sam; Tran, Mark (August 26, 2009). "History of the Kennedy Curse". The Guardian (London). Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "The Kennedy Curse". The Courant. Hartford, CT. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Is Pat's Crash Part of Kennedy Curse?". Good Morning America (ABC News). May 5, 2006. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  8. ^ Lacayo, Richard (August 26, 2009). "Ted Kennedy, 1932–2009: The Brother Who Mattered Most". Time. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Kennedy Curse". The Skeptic's Dictionary. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  10. ^ O'Dowd, Niall (September 18, 2011). "Talk of a Kennedy Curse Is Nonsense, Latest Death of Kara Revives Idle Chatter". IrishCentral. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f King, John (July 17, 1999). "Tragedy Has Repeatedly Stalked Kennedy Clan". CNN. Retrieved February 15, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Negrin, Matt (May 16, 2012). "Kennedy Curse: A Political Family's Troubled Life". ABC News. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Arabella Kennedy (1956–1956)". Find A Grave Memorial. 
  14. ^ "The Luck of the Kennedys". Check-Six.com. May 8, 2008. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  15. ^ "'Grief, Fear, Doubt, Panic'—And Guilt". Newsweek. August 4, 1969. 
  16. ^ Kennedy, Ted (2009). The Kennedys. American Experience (TV-series) (Boston). 
  17. ^ "After 11 Years in Prison, Skakel Goes Free on Bail". The New York Times (New York). November 21, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  18. ^ Dunne, Dominick (March 1992). "The Verdict". Vanity Fair. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  19. ^ Goddard, Jacqui (September 17, 2011). "Kara Kennedy Dies Aged 51". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  20. ^ "'I'm So Grateful I Have Those Memories': Joan Kennedy Remembers Last Summer with Daughter Kara Before She Died". The Daily Mail (London). September 21, 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  21. ^ "RFK Jr.'s Troubled Estranged Wife Found Dead in NY". Google News. Associated Press. May 16, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Kerry Kennedy Says Seizure, not Drugs, Caused Driving Accident". Chicago Tribune. July 17, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Kerry Kennedy Found Not Guilty of Drugged Driving in New York". New York: WNBC-TV. February 28, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014.