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Today in History - November 22, 1963
« on: November 22, 2022, 03:09:52 PM »

President John F Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_John_F._Kennedy

I was far too young to remember the event but I have heard my parents and grandparents talking about it.

I kind of wonder how today's current crop of democrats would view him.
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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2022, 06:41:32 PM »

I remember exactly where I was. I was in the student commons at college when the news came over a television in the snack bar.

The silence was deafening. Nobody said anything, because nobody knew what to say.

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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2022, 06:50:07 PM »

Just a wee kid (6). The family was packing to move from Waco, TX to Lafayette, LA. Remember it on the old console B&W TV.
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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2022, 07:43:18 PM »

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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2022, 08:09:11 PM »

I was a tech in the psychology lab at Creedmoor State Hospital at my drill press when I heard the ladies in the outer room reacting.  My boss, Dr. Kaplan came in and we told him about it and we sat around listening to the radio, some hoping and praying, and some praying and hoping.

We heard his condition was "moribund" on the way to the hospital and soon after the announcement that he was dead came over the radio.

Dr. Kaplan sent us all home.

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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2022, 08:19:15 PM »

Hadn't been born yet.
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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2022, 08:20:16 PM »

My mother was 3 months pregnant with me at the time
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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2022, 08:59:28 PM »

I remember exactly where I was. I was in the student commons at college when the news came over a television in the snack bar.

The silence was deafening. Nobody said anything, because nobody knew what to say.

59 years ago + your age at college = Damn, you're old.  =D
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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2022, 09:03:42 PM »

My dad was 2 weeks old..
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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2022, 09:47:03 PM »

I was 6.
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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2022, 10:52:22 PM »

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I recall seeing a animated drawing of the bullet entering his head on TV and my mom crying - but except for that, it seemed very important .
3 or 4 yrs later watching a documentary with my dad about it, I mentioned I was glad Jack Ruby shot Oswald and my dad explaining that he was being silenced and that a trial would have been very important
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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2022, 10:56:56 PM »

 in my jaded opinion. her affairs with John/Jack got her killed and Marilyn Monroe is far more interesting to me.
I recall being really disgusted with the jfk admin , the more I learned about it, same with Johnson -
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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2022, 11:36:22 PM »

59 years ago + your age at college = Damn, you're old.  =D

Thank you SO much for reminding me ...   :old: [ar15]

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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2022, 07:59:46 AM »

My memories of hearing about it were from first grade.  But, that's the wrong year.  So, a false memory solidified by much re-use.

I remember the funeral.  I was home sick that day.  It was a dreary, cold rainy day, and nothing else was on (all 3 channels!) than that.   Bo!-ring.
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Re: Today in History - November 22, 1963
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2022, 08:39:03 AM »

Popped up today
Not endorsing anything said in this just passing it along.

EXCLUSIVE: 'He feared he would be exposed as a loser.' Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated JFK because he was 'humiliated' by wife Marina who mocked him as sexually inadequate and cheated with a businessman, writes author who befriended the couple as a teen
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11458759/Lee-Harvey-Oswald-assassinated-President-JFK-humiliated-wife-Marina.html
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