Friday, November 22, 2013

50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's Assassination

On Friday, November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated during a motorcade. Today marks the 50th anniversary of that fateful day.

President John F. Kennedy was the 35th president. At the age of 43, he was the youngest man elected president. At the age of 46, he was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald (who was later killed by Jack Ruby while in police custody). He was survived by his wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and two children, Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy, Jr., as well as his parents, four sisters, two brothers, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Conspiracy theories still surround the assassination and events that followed even to this day.

To learn more, check out these resources...

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection, The National Archives

Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (The Warren Commission Report), The National Archives

Post-JFK Assassination Air Force One Flight Deck Recording, The National Archives

The JFK Assassination: Former Agent Recalls His Role in the Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation

President John F. Kennedy was Shot in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963, America's Story from America's Library

The Power of Disinformation: The Lie that Linked CIA to the Kennedy Assassination, Central Intelligence Agency

JFK Documents Index: Records Regarding the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, National Security Agency

The Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: Performance of the Intelligence Agencies, U.S. Senate

Dalla, 11/22/63: 50 Years Later, New York State Library

Enduring Era: The Spirit of the JFK Presidency, Massachusetts Government Site

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