Pictured: John F. Kennedy hands Eunice Kennedy Shriver the signing pen after signing the Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Amendments of 1963.

Today is the 91st anniversary of Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s birth. Mrs. Shriver devoted her life to helping those with mental and developmental disabilities. Her dedication and commitment to the cause is now carried on through the work of the Special Olympics, which she founded in 1968.

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