Kennedy Birthplace To Mark 50 Years Since RFK Assassination

President John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy (Credit: JFK Birthplace/Facebook)

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The suburban Boston house where Robert F. Kennedy was born is holding special events this week to mark the 50th anniversary of his death.

The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site — named for Robert Kennedy's brother, President John F. Kennedy — is holding an exhibition on Robert Kennedy's life and offering neighborhood tours Wednesday. The events coincide with the anniversary of Robert Kennedy's death on June 6, 1968, a day after he was shot.

Robert Kennedy, a U.S. senator from New York, was running for president when he was mortally wounded at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan. He served as attorney general in his brother's administration and was John Kennedy's closest confidant.

The nine-room birthplace in Brookline has family furnishings, photographs and mementos on display.

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