Around 12:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a sniper as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, seated next to his wife.
The car turned off Main Street at Dealey Plaza around 12:30 p.m. As it passed the Texas School Book Depository, gunfire reverberated in the Plaza.
Bullets struck the president’s neck and head.
Police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a recently hired employee at the Texas School Book Depository. He was being held for the assassination of President Kennedy. Before Oswald could stand trial, he was fatally shot by a local nightclub owner Jack Ruby.
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