Past in Perspective

“Then I heard what I thought was a motorcycle backfiring, only it wasn’t – it was the first shot and then in a few seconds, another shot and a third.” – Hugh Aynesworth, eyewitness and former dallas morning news reporter

On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th president of the United States.

He died of a wound in the brain caused by a rifle bullet that was fired at him. Shortly after the assassination, Lee H. Oswald, who once defected to the Soviet Union and who has been active in the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, was arrested by the Dallas police. Tonight he was accused of the killing.

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