The day President John F. Kennedy was Assassinated

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A visibly shaken CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite announced the tragedy to a shocked nation a few minutes after 1:00 pm EST.

John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was shot and killed about 12:30 CST 58 years ago today. He was riding in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas with former Texas Governor John Connolly and their wives.

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A former marine and whack job, Lee Harvey Oswald, was identified as the lone gunman who fired the fatal shot that killed the president from atop a tower in a nearby book depository. Two days later Oswald was shot and killed in the basement of the Dallas police station by a Dallas nightclub owner, Jack Ruby.


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The next day unelected Vice President Lyndon Johnson
was sworn in as the 36th U.S. president on the flight
from Dallas back to Washington DC.

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About Steve Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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