November 22, 2019

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Brianna L., Fall Author

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November 22 was the day that fifty six years ago, U.S president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated while in Dallas.

He was in Dallas on November 22, 1963. At 11:53 a.m the Air Force One arrived at Dallas’ Love Field with with Kennedy and his wife along with the Texas Governor and his wife, and the vice president with his wife. At 12:30 p.m, the president and the governor; along with their wives get in a limousine and they pass Texas School Book Depository. 

Shots are fired from a window on the sixth floor. Both Kennedy and Governor Connally are wounded and brought to Parkland Hospital where they find out that three shots were fired as the vehicle passed under the Stemmons Freeway. Two bullets had hit Kennedy and one hit Connally. 

Connally survived as his injury wasn’t fatal. He had three broken ribs, a punctured lung, a broken wrist,  and the bullet had hit his left thigh. 

12:36 p.m, ABC radio networks broadcasts the first nationwide reporting that shots were fired at Kennedy. 

12:40 p.m, CBS networking station broadcasts the first nationwide television news bulletin that shots had been fired at Kennedy.

1:00 p.m, Kennedy is announced dead at Parkland Hospital. He became the fourth U.S president to be killed in office.

 

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