Jesse Jackson


Advised President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinksy scandal, while himself having an adulterous affair.


8 Oct 1941 Jesse Louis Burns born.
1956 Takes his stepfather's last name, Jackson.
31 Dec 1962 Marries Jacqueline Lavinia Brown.
6 Jun 1963 Arrested in Greensboro, North Carolina for disturbing the peace and inciting a riot.
30 Jun 1968 Ordained as a Baptist minister.
13 Feb 1984 The Washington Post reports that Jesse Jackson refers to Jews as "Hymies" and New York City as "Hymietown" in private conversations with journalists.
1984 Jesse Jackson negotiates the release of Nacy Lieutenant Robert Goodman from Syria.
Sep 1991 Convinces Saddam Hussein to release some hostages held in Kuwait.
14 Jul 1992 During a speech at the Democratic National Convention, Jesse Jackson compares the Vice President to King Herod: "When Mary said Joseph was not the father, she was abused and questioned. If she had aborted the baby, she would have been called immoral. If she had the baby, she would have been called unfit, without family values. But Mary had family values. It was Herod -- the Quayle of his day -- who put no value on the family."
25 Oct 1992 During a speech at Texas Southern University, Jesse Jackson declares: "Bush knew in detail about Irangate and Iraqgate. He says he was not in the loop. Well, he's right. He was not in the loop, he's in the soup -- and we're going to turn up the heat."
May 1999 Karin Stanford gives birth to Jesse Jackson's illegitimate daughter Ashley.
16 Nov 1999 Jesse Jackson is arrested for crossing a police line during a demonstration in front of Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in Decatur, Illinois.
9 Aug 2000 In a White House ceremony, President Clinton awards Jesse Jackson and 14 other recipients the Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest honor bestowed on civilians.
10 Jan 2001 Jesse Jackson is arrested for trespassing at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in Oklahoma City while protesting against the looming execution of Wanda Jean Allen.
18 Jan 2001 "This is no time for evasions, denials or alibis. I fully accept responsibility and I am truly sorry for my actions... My wife, Jackie, and my children have been made aware of the child and it has been an extremely painful, trying and difficult time for them."
1 Sep 2003 Jesse Jackson is arrested after blocking street traffic at Yale University while demonstrating in favor of striking university workers.

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