22nd November 1963: the day JFK was murdered in photos
ON 22nd November 2013 it will have been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was murdered. This is the story of that day in pictures:
President John F. Kennedy is greeted by an enthusiastic crowd in front of the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, Nov. 22, 1963
President John F. Kennedy, front, right, exits the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, at 8:45 a.m., Nov. 22, 1963. He is on his way to greet crowds and make a speech. At right holding hat and wearing raincoat is Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.
President John F. Kennedy addresses rain-soaked crowd in Fort Worth, Tex., Nov. 22, 1963. The president was in Fort Worth to address a breakfast held in his honor.
Hands reach out to greet President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy upon their arrival at the airport in Dallas, Texas, in this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo. Later that day, the president was assassinated. (AP Photo)
Anti-Kennedy protesters with placards are seen among the throngs of supporters that came out to Love Field in Dallas, Tex., to see the president arrive, Nov. 22, 1963. (AP Photo)
U.S. President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy are riding in the backseat of an open limousine as the presidential motorcade moves through downtown Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. Only moments later the ride ends in the president’s assassination. Texas Gov. John Connally, who will be wounded in the ambush attack, and his wife Nellie are seated in the limousine’s jump seat. (AP Photo)
President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy are shown riding in a motorcade moments before the President was fatally shot. Gov. John Connally and Mrs. Connally are in front of the President. This frame grab image was made from a restored version of a film showing the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963 (AP Photo)
President John F. Kennedy slumped down in back seat of car after being fatally shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy leans over president as a Secret Service agent stands on the bumper. (AP Photo/Ike Altgens)
The limousine carrying mortally wounded President John F. Kennedy races toward the hospital seconds after he was shot in Dallas. With Secret Service agent Clinton Hill riding on the back of the car, Mrs. John Connally, wife of the Texas governor, bends over her wounded husband, and Mrs. Kennedy slumps over the president. (AP Photo/Justin Newman)
A woman brushes tears from her face and is comforted by another woman as they stand outside New YorkÂs St. PatrickÂs Cathedral, Nov. 22, 1963 after hearing of President Kennedy’s assassination. As the bells of the church tolled softly hundreds of men and women hurried inside to offer prayers. Many came out weeping and wiping their eyes. Flags in background are at half staff. (AP Photo)
Jacqueline Kennedy stands with bloodstains on her clothes next to her brother-in-law, attorney general Robert Kennedy as the coffin (unseen) carrying the body of President John F Kennedy is placed in an ambulance after arriving at Edwards Air Force base in Washington D.C. on Nov. 22, 1963. The President was shot dead as he and his wife drove through the streets of Dallas, Texas, by a hidden assassin. (AP Photo)
An unidentified plainclothes police officer carries the rifle used in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963.
This is the Texas movie theater where suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested on November 22, 1963, shortly after U.S. President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while riding in an open limousine through downtown Dallas, Texas. (AP Photo)
In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, Russian-born Marina Oswald, second left, stands with her mother-in-law, Marguerite Claverie Oswald, in the police station in Dallas where her husband, Lee Harvey Oswald is being held, accused in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In separate interviews with The Associated Press, Warren Commission staff counsel Burt Griffin and fellow staff counsel David Slawson pointed to a series of personal rejections behind Oswald’s deadly action: Weeks after he made an unsuccessful attempt in Mexico City to get a visa to Cuba, his wife Marina rejected his attempts to reconcile their rocky marriage. It was during his visit, the night before the shooting, to the suburban Dallas home where his wife and two young daughters were staying that he packed up his disassembled Mannlicher-Carcano rifle to take to work the next day, the Warren Commission determined. That next morning, he removed his wedding ring, left his money with his wife, and departed to carry out the assassination. “If she had taken him back, Slawson said, “he wouldn’t have done it.”
Lee Harvey Oswald sits in police custody shortly after being arrested for assassinating U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas Nov. 22, 1963. Oswald was shot and killed two days later by Jack Ruby, a local club owner, as he was being transferred to a city jail. (AP Photo)
Lee Harvey Oswald, center, is arrested in connection with the slaying of a Dallas policeman shortly after U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963. Oswald, 24, was later a prime suspect in the assassination. (AP Photo)
Surrounded by detectives, Lee Harvey Oswald talks to the press as he is led down a corridor of the Dallas police station for another round of questioning in connection with the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, November 23, 1963. Oswald, who denies any involvement in the shooting, is formally charged with murder. (AP Photo)
Lee Harvey Oswald, center, is shown in custody at a Dallas police station, Nov. 23, 1963. Oswald is accused in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo)
Lee Harvey Oswald, accussed assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is placed on a stretcher after being shot in the stomach in Dallas, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 24, 1963. Nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald as the prisoner was being transferred through the underground garage of Dallas police headquarters. (AP Photo)
This diagram shows how Lee Harvey Oswald, suspected assassin of Pres. John F. Kennedy, was slain while being transferred to the county jail, Nov. 24, 1963. He was brought down the elevator en route to an armored car at Commerce Street when gunned down by Jack Ruby. Oswald died a short time later in the hospital. (AP Photo)
The entrance and marquee of the Carousel burlesque club, located on the second floor on Commerce Street in Dallas, Texas, is shown on Nov. 24, 1963, on the day the club’s operator Jack Ruby shot President Kennedy’s accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. (AP Photo)
Jack Ruby listens to the guilty verdict and his death sentence in the electric chair for the murder of alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in a courtroom in Dallas, Texas, on March 15, 1964. (AP Photo) He died of lung cancer in 1967.
M.N. McDonald, Dallas patrolman who participated in yesterday’s capture of Lee Harvey Oswald, said he arrested two kids for stealing hubcaps, Nov. 23, 1963. “That makes me an ordinary cop, I guess,” he said. He is shown holding a revolver of Lee Harvey Oswald’s. (AP Photo)
Dallas police monitor a curious crowd gathered near the presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy, Nov. 22, 1963. The morning of the assassination, a light rain gave way to sunshine, and the glass bubble tops were removed for the benefit of spectators. Although the glass tops were not bullet-proof, they may have deflected a lethal shot and altered history. (AP Photo)
The new president of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, speaks at Andrews Air Force Base upon his return to Washington from Dallas, where President John F. Kennedy was shot to death, Nov. 22, 1963. Beside him is new first lady, Lady Bird Johnson. (AP Photo)
Police Lt. J.C. Day holds aloft the bolt-action rifle with telescopic sight which was allegedly used in the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. (AP Photo)
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