This Day In Mostly-Peaceful History: President Kennedy Assassinated

John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was mostly-peacefully assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. CST in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. 

Kennedy was in the vehicle with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally’s wife Nellie when he was fatally shot from the nearby Texas School Book Depository by several CIA operatives.

Lee Harvey Oswald, a former US Marine was blamed.

Governor Connally was seriously wounded in the attack.

The motorcade rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where Kennedy was pronounced dead about 30 minutes after the shooting; Connally recovered.

CNN has confirmed that this was a 100% mostly-peaceful assassination of a sitting president of the United States.


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