Mortality: Assassination of John F. Kennedy
|born on||22 November 1963 at 12:30 (= 12:30 PM )|
|Place||Dallas, Texas, 32n47, 96w48|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||29°44' 11°14 Asc. 19°21'|
American historical event, the shooting of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, on Friday, 22 November 1963 at 12:30 p.m. CST in Dallas, Texas while he was riding in a presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza. Kennedy was riding with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife, Nellie, and was fatally shot by former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald. A ten-month investigation by the Warren Commission from November 1963 to September 1964 concluded that Oswald acted alone in shooting Kennedy, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial. Kennedy's death marked the fourth (following those of Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley) and most recent assassination of an American President. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson automatically became President upon Kennedy's death.
Immediately following the shooting the car containing the President exited Dealey Plaza and accelerated, speeding to Parkland Memorial Hospital. The staff at the hospital's Trauma Room 1 who treated President Kennedy observed that his condition was moribund, meaning that he had no chance of survival upon arriving at the hospital. George Burkley, the President's personal physician, stated that a gunshot wound to the skull was the cause of death. Burkley signed President Kennedy's death certificate. At 1:00 p.m. CST, the President was pronounced dead after all heart activity had ceased.
A few minutes after 2:00 p.m. CST, Kennedy's remains were taken from Parkland Hospital to Love Field. His casket was then loaded onto Air Force One through the rear door, where it remained at the rear of the passenger compartment in place of a removed row of seats. Lyndon Johnson had accompanied Kennedy to Dallas and was riding two cars behind the President in the motorcade. The new President refused to leave for Washington without the remains of Kennedy and his widow Jacqueline.
At 2:38 p.m. CST, Lyndon Johnson, with Jacqueline Kennedy at his side, took the oath of office that was administered by federal judge Sarah T. Hughes on board Air Force One shortly before it departed from Love Field for the flight back to Washington, D.C.
Kennedy's assassination is still the subject of widespread debate and has spawned numerous conspiracy theories and alternative scenarios. Polling in 2013 showed that 60% of Americans believe that a group of conspirators was responsible for the assassination.
- associate relationship with Altgens, Ike (born 28 April 1919). Notes: Took famous photos immediately before and after
- associate relationship with Barker, Eddie (born 18 August 1927). Notes: First newsman to report the death of JFK
- associate relationship with Baxter, Charles R. (born 4 November 1929). Notes: Operated on JFK and John Connally
- associate relationship with Bowers, Lee (born 12 January 1925). Notes: Witness
- associate relationship with Brooks, Jack (born 18 December 1922). Notes: In the motorcade
- associate relationship with Connally, John (born 27 February 1917). Notes: Rode in 2nd car
- associate relationship with Connally, Nellie (born 24 February 1919). Notes: Rode in 2nd car
- associate relationship with Curry, Jesse (born 3 October 1913). Notes: Chief of Dallas Police, rode in first car
- associate relationship with Haynes, Jerry (born 31 January 1927). Notes: First to report the event on local news
- associate relationship with Jackson, Robert H. (born 8 April 1934). Notes: Rode in 8th car
- associate relationship with Johnson, Lyndon B. (born 27 August 1908). Notes: Rode in 4th car
- associate relationship with Kennedy, John F. (born 29 May 1917). Notes: Rode in 2nd car
- associate relationship with Moorman, Mary (born 5 August 1932). Notes: Took Polaroid photo a fraction of a second after the fatal shot
- associate relationship with Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy (born 28 July 1929). Notes: Rode in 2nd car
- associate relationship with Oswald, Lee Harvey (born 18 October 1939)
- associate relationship with Pierpoint, Robert (born 16 May 1925)
- associate relationship with Purcell, Graham B. Jr. (born 5 May 1919). Notes: Rode in 3rd car
- associate relationship with Shires, Tom (born 22 November 1925)
- associate relationship with Tague, Jim (born 17 October 1936). Notes: Wounded onlooker
- associate relationship with Valenti, Jack (born 5 September 1921)
- associate relationship with Witt, Louie Steven (born 20 October 1924). Notes: Witness known as "The Umbrella Man"
- associate relationship with Wright, Jim (born 22 December 1922). Notes: Rode in the motorcade
- Death by Homicide 22 November 1963 at 1:00 PM in Dallas (JFK pronounced dead)
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Sy Scholfield quotes from The Washington Post, Times Herald, 23 Nov 1963, p. A1.
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