Thursday, November 22, 2007

44 Years Ago Today: November 22, 1963

This blog is devoted to the Civil War but every once and a while I will talk about something else. On Nov. 19 I mentioned that the Gettysburg Address was given. Forty-four years ago today President John F. Kennedy was murdered in Dallas, Texas. The old Texas School Book Depository from which assassin Lee Harvey Oswald fired on Kennedy's motorcade now contains a museum, cataloging the events of that day and documenting Kennedy's place in American history.

It's called the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. An estimated 5 million visitors from around the world have visited the museum since it opened on President's Day in 1989. It's open for tours every day of the year except Christmas and Thanksgiving. Nov. 22, 1963, was a Friday. Americans everywhere were riveted on the news coming out of Dallas about the death of their president and stayed united through days of national mourning.

There are so many webpages that are dedicated to Kennedy's death. Here is an interesting one that I found.

Happy Thanksgiving

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