For many people the assassination of John F. Kennedy is a 'flashbulb memory' - a memory they can instantly recall where they were when the news broke of his death.
Kennedy rode in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, when Lee Harvey Oswald sniped him from the School Book Depository, above the procession route.
Many conspiracy theories have ensued - that Oswald either did or didn't act alone, that government agencies and foreign nations were involved, or that a second sniper existed on the infamous 'grassy knoll.'
Whatever the case, Kennedy was a young, charismatic politician who had high approval ratings, and his death was mourned as a tragedy by many people in America and beyond.
- 1963-11-22 US President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in an open-topped motorcade in Dallas, Texas
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