Looking Back - Nov. 22, 2013

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In 1963
Friday, Nov. 22 — President Kennedy has been assassinated.
A single shot through the right temple took the life of the 46-year-old Chief Executive. He was shot as he rode in an open car in downtown Dallas, waving and smiling to a crowd of 250,000. Vice President Lyndon Johnson — the nation’s new president — was in the same cavalcade but a number of car lengths behind. He was not hurt. Terribly shocked Johnson, who has a record of heart illness, was whisked off under heavy guard to be sworn in as quickly as possible as the 36th president of the United States. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy was riding in the same car with her husband. She was not hurt. She cradled her husband’s head in her arms as he was sped, dying, to the hospital.