Today in History: Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Today in History: Assassination of President John F. Kennedy


On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas while riding in his presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza.

The Kennedy’s disembarked from Air Force One in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 planning to speak at a local trade market.

President Kennedy traveled to Texas in November of 1963 to begin campaign efforts for his re-election the following year. There was a rift among leaders in the Texas Democrat Party, particularly Gov. John Connally and Sen. Ralph Yarborough. Kennedy worried a divided party would hurt his re-election chances in the state that narrowly won him the presidency, and planned a two-day trip to Texas with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to heal the party’s divide and rally his

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