15-February-1961 : President Kennedy warns the Soviet Union to avoid interfering with the United Nations pacification of the Congo.http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Reference+Desk/Selected+Milestones+in+the+Presidency+of+John+F.+Kennedy.htm
30-January-1961 : President John F. Kennedy delivers his first State of the Union Address.
26-January-1961 : John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician, the first woman to hold this appointment.
25-January-1961 : In Washington, DCJohn F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential news conference. In it, he announces that the Soviet Union has freed the 2 surviving crewmen of a USAF RB-47 reconnaissance plane shot down by Soviet flyers over the Barents Sea July 1, 1960 (see RBRB47H shot down).