November 22, 1963

  • John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, had been in office two years, 10 months and two days, when an assassin’s bullet ended his life in Dallas, Texas.
  • Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit was slain by Oswald 45 minutes afterKennedy was shot when he called Oswald over for questioning.
  • A Senate committee heard testimony about an alleged $100,000 cash payoff to Vice-President Johnson in connection with the General Dynamics TFX contract. After the assassination of JFK there was no follow up.
  • New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello was acquitted of Federal charges of conspiracy in connection with his alleged falsification of a Guatemalan birth certificate.
  • Dr. Charles Andrew Crenshaw, a 3rd year surgical intern at Dallas’ Parkland Memorial, tended Kennedy and placed him into a coffin. In 1992 Crenshaw authored “JFK: Conspiracy of Silence” and insisted that Kennedy had 4 gunshot wounds, including one from the front and that the neck wound had been tampered to look like an exit wound.
  • Aldous L. Huxley (69), English author (Devils of Loudon, Brave New World), died in Los Angeles.
  • C.S. Lewis, English author of the Narnia series and other books, died of osteoporosis.

  2 comments for “This Day in History

  1. alstacer
    November 22, 2018 at 8:13 AM

    The announcement of Kennedy’s assassination came over the intercom in our algebra class at Lauderdale High as Mr. Allen removed his glasses and wiped his eyes similar to Walter Conkrite’s response when he read the report on tv. 55 years later, still questions and tears…

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 23, 2018 at 9:24 AM

      I was in Spanish class and it was the first english spoken after the beginning of the period. It seems like it happened just yesterday.

      Liked by 1 person

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