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John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination was one of the most shocking public events of the 20th century. John Kennedy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, commanding the patrol boat PT-109 and leading his crew to rescue after the boat was sunk by the Japanese in the Solomon Islands. A Democrat, "JFK" was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts' 11th district in 1946. In 1952 he moved up to the U.S. Senate, defeating Henry Cabot Lodge. John Kennedy married Jacqueline B More »
Born: May 29, 1917 (Brookline, Massachusetts)


In 1992, the popular but controversial movie JFK had renewed public interest in the assassination and particularly in the still-classified documents referenced in the film's postscript. Largely in response to the film, Congress passed the JFK Act,  ...


Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. President Kennedy in the Rice Hotel, Houston, Texas. By the fall of 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his political advisers were preparing for the next ...


John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a  ...


On this day in History, President Kennedy is assassinated on Nov 22, 1963. Learn more about what happened today on History.


Nov 30, 2017 ... President Kennedy's lifelong struggle with back pain may have kept him from recoiling from Lee Harvey Oswald's first bullet, setting him up for the kill shot.


Dec 5, 2017 ... Read Fast Facts from CNN about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.


Nov 22, 2017 ... Fifty-four years ago to this day, the nation and the world were forever changed as President John F. Kennedy rode through the streets of Dallas. The gunshots that hit the beloved U.S. president on November 22, 1963 also pierced the hearts of Americans, leaving a country in mourning and its citizens glued ...


Oct 28, 2017 ... Soviet officials were shocked at John F. Kennedy's assassination, according to a source who was in Russia at the time cited in a document released with the JKF files this week. "The news of the assassination of President Kennedy was flashed to the Soviet people almost immediately after its occurrence.


Oct 26, 2017 ... President Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963. His assassination continues to be scrutinized by historians and conspiracy theorists alike.