Assassination of President Kennedy, 1963

Posted: December 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

A year after the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy was cheerfully addressing a crowd of Americans along a street of Dallas, Texas. A thunderous bang flooded the air and a silence drowned out the cheers. A bullet had gone straight into the President’s head, and he lay motionless in a pool of blood in the back seat. This was the hot topic of the globe for weeks. Lee Harvey Oswald was shot and killed by a nightclub owner two days after this incident when he was found guilty of the assassination. Following the murder of JFK, many other public figures were assassinated. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed the same year. Robert Kennedy (John’s younger brother) was also killed by a bullet in a Los Angeles hotel five years later.

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