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Kennedy's motorcade on November 22, 1963

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Kennedy's motorcade on November 22, 1963

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President Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas governor John Connally with his wife, Nellie, in the presidential limousine, minutes before the assassination. Secret Service agents William Greer (driving) and Roy Kellerman are in the front seats.

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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Assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. CST in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza.

Assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. CST in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza.

President Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas governor John Connally with his wife, Nellie, in the presidential limousine, minutes before the assassination. Secret Service agents William Greer (driving) and Roy Kellerman are in the front seats.
Dealey Plaza showing the route of Kennedy's motorcade. In the overhead view north is at left.
President Kennedy's motorcade on Main Street, approaching Dealey Plaza
Dealey Plaza, with Elm Street on the right and the Triple Underpass in the middle. The white concrete pergola, from which Zapruder was filming, is at the right, and the Grassy Knoll is in front of it (slightly left of it in the picture). The red brick building partially visible at the upper right is the Texas School Book Depository. Kennedy was struck by the final bullet when he was just left of the lamp-post in front of the pergola.
Bill and Gayle Newman dropped to the grass and shielded their children.
Jack Ruby shooting Oswald, who was being escorted by police detective Jim Leavelle (tan suit) for the transfer from the city jail to the county jail.
Cecil Stoughton's iconic photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson being sworn in as President as Air Force One prepares to depart Love Field in Dallas. Jacqueline Kennedy (right), still in her blood-spattered clothes (not visible here), looks on.
The Bell & Howell Zoomatic movie camera used by Abraham Zapruder to shoot footage of the motorcade, which later came to be known as the Zapruder film. The camera is preserved within the collection of the U.S. National Archives.
The Warren Commission presents its report to President Johnson. From left to right: John McCloy, J. Lee Rankin (General Counsel), Senator Richard Russell, Congressman Gerald Ford, Chief Justice Earl Warren, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Allen Dulles, Senator John Sherman Cooper, and Congressman Hale Boggs.
The wooden fence on the grassy knoll, where many conspiracy theorists believe another gunman stood
Dealey Plaza and Texas School Book Depository in 1969, six years after the assassination
Plaque on the Texas School Book Depository building
Looking southeast across Elm St. in 2006, with the pergola and knoll behind the photographer: The white 'X' marks the point at which Kennedy was struck in the head.

The assassination was the first of four major assassinations of the 1960s in the United States, coming two years before the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, and five years before the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

Lorraine Motel in 2012. The wreath marks King's approximate location at the time of his assassination.

Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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African-American clergyman and civil rights leader, was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. CST.

African-American clergyman and civil rights leader, was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. CST.

Lorraine Motel in 2012. The wreath marks King's approximate location at the time of his assassination.
Demonstrator with sign saying "Let his death not be in vain", in front of the White House, after the assassination of Martin Luther King
Destruction after the 1968 Washington, D.C., riots
Garment workers listen to King's funeral service on a portable radio (April 9, 1968)
The tomb of Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King, located on the grounds of the King Center in Atlanta
The former "New Rebel Motel" where James Earl Ray stayed before shooting King
Wide view of the Lorraine Motel and the boarding house from which James Earl Ray fired the fatal shot from a second-floor bathroom window (to the left of the light pole)
Close-up of where King was shot
View of the Lorraine Motel from window where James Earl Ray fired at King
The former boarding house room from which Ray is believed to have fired

The assassination was one of four major assassinations of the 1960s in the United States, coming several years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 and the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, and two months before the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968.

Map of North America at the start of Queen Anne's War (1702), showing areas occupied by the three European powers

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Map of North America at the start of Queen Anne's War (1702), showing areas occupied by the three European powers
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Timeline of United States history (1950–1969)