John F. Kennedy Assassination

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated this day in 1963 in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Fatally shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy was traveling with his wife, Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally and Connolly’s wife in a presidential motorcade. A ten-month investigation by the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone in shooting Kennedy, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial.

Conspiracy theories continue to be put forth, but the Justice Department has concluded “that no persuasive evidence can be identified to support the theory of a conspiracy…” Despite this, a poll in 2013 concluded that 60% of Americans believe that a group of conspirators was responsible for the assassination.

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