All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea—whether it is to sail or to watch it—we are going back from whence we came. —John F. Kennedy
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 after
October 18, 1939 — Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of John F. Kennedy, is born.
March 13, 1962 — Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and blaming it on the Cuban government in order to justify a war against Cuba. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.