November 22nd 1963: JFK assassinated

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On this day in 1963 in Dallas, Texas, the President of the United States John F. Kennedy was shot and killed. Also injured was Texas Governor John B. Connally who was in the motorcade with the President. Kennedy was killed by a shot to the head, and was pronounced dead at hospital at 1pm.

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Conspiracy theories persist as to who the killer was, but the common story is that it was Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald never stood charge as he was killed by Jack Ruby whilst in custody two days later.

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Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President aboard Air Force One hours after the assassination. Kennedy’s assassination devastated the world, as he was symbol of hope and optimism in a troubled time.

 

50 years ago today

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2 responses to “November 22nd 1963: JFK assassinated

  1. You have used some great pictures. I think much more of the article expressing your opinion of the assasination and why it is important would be great. Remember a blog is more than just pictures. Your opinion is valued.

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