The 59th anniversary of the JFK assassination
President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot 59 years ago on November 22, 1963. While riding in a motorcade driving through Dallas. Kennedy was struck in the head and neck and was immediately taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
The accused gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, was shot and killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby during a prison transfer two-days after Kennedy’s assassination.
Kennedy had not yet officially announced he was running for a second term, but his trip to the lone star state was seen as a bid to bolster support.