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One Day In Dallas: November 22, 1963

On November 22, 1963, U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. The day began with rain, but sunshine broke through as the president and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy were greeted by enthusiastic crowds, first in Fort Worth, Texas and then in nearby Dallas. These are the images from a day that began with hope and good cheer, but turned into the greatest of tragedies.

President John F. Kennedy attends a breakfast in Fort Worth, Texas with Vice President Lyndon Johnson and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy just hours before his assassination on November 22, 1963.
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President John F. Kennedy attends a breakfast in Fort Worth, Texas with Vice President Lyndon Johnson and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy just hours before his assassination on November 22, 1963.

President John F. Kennedy greets a large crowd at a political rally in Fort Worth, Texas on the morning of November 22, 1963.
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President John F. Kennedy greets a large crowd at a political rally in Fort Worth, Texas on the morning of November 22, 1963.

The official schedule of President John F. Kennedy, which was distributed by the White House prior to his trip to Dallas and Fort Worth. It shows the plans for his movements between 8:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the morning of November 22, 1963.
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The official schedule of President John F. Kennedy, which was distributed by the White House prior to his trip to Dallas and Fort Worth. It shows the plans for his movements between 8:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the morning of November 22, 1963.

President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at Love Field in Dallas, Texas less than an hour before his assassination on November 22, 1963.
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President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at Love Field in Dallas, Texas less than an hour before his assassination on November 22, 1963.

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