55th Anniversary Of A Dark Day In American History

November 22nd marks the American Thanksgiving this year. That date also represents a dark day in American history. Shortly after noon on November 22nd in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. Fifty-five years after his tragic death cut his presidency short, John F. Kennedy remains one of history’s most intriguing figures and according to Gallup, America’s favorite president.

Throughout his life, JFK was the target of at least four assassination attempts, including once in 1960, shortly after being elected president. A retired postal worker filled his car with dynamite and followed the president-elect from Hyannisport to Palm Beach. “Brother, they could have gotten me in Palm Beach,” Kennedy reportedly told a Secret Service agent. “There is no way to keep anyone from killing me.” In the lead-up to JFK’s assassination in Dallas, two additional plots, one in Chicago, and one in Tampa were discovered.

There’s a wealth of information on the 35th President of the United States available at: https://www.jfklibrary.org/

Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy#/

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