22nd November
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1963 John F Kennedy, President Of The USA, Is Assassinated

It happened while the president was traveling in an open top convertible through Dallas, Texas. His wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, was sitting next to him.

At 12:30pm, Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly (he was never convicted of the crime, he was shot before his trial) fired 3 shots from the Texas School Book Depository Building. He fatally wounded Kennedy, and injured Governor Connally.

Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at Dallas' Parkland Hospital. He was 46.

Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as 36th president at 2:39 that day as Air Force One stood on the runway at Dallas Love Field airport, with Jacqueline Kennedy, wearing clothing still splattered with Kennedy's blood, one of the 30 witnesses.

The death of Kennedy is probably one of the most written about events in history. A number of conspiracy theories led to two official inquires into the event.

The Warren Commission report in 1964 said that Oswald and Ruby (Ruby shot Oswald) were not part of a larger conspiracy.

In 1978 the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded that Kennedy was "probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy".

theVoiceofReason.com has much of the evidence dealing with the conspiracy arguments on conspiracyclinic.com. [link]

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