Kennedy Assassination

President John F. Kennedy (1917–1963) was shot and killed on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Texas Governor John B. Connally, who was riding in the limousine with Kennedy, was also seriously wounded but survived. Kennedy had traveled to Dallas to resolve political infighting among the Democratic leadership in Texas and to raise funds and support for the 1964 election. Within hours of the assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested as a suspect in the murder of a Dallas police officer and the assassination of Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson, Kennedy's vice president, was sworn in as president. Oswald was shot to death by Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby 2 days after the assassination. Television reporters who had traveled to Dallas to report on Kennedy's ...

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