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President John F. Kennedy in 1961; he was not the only Kennedy to be assassinated or to die tragically

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President John F. Kennedy Was Shot in Dallas, Texas
November 22, 1963

On Friday, November 22, 1963, a shockwave ran through the whole nation, followed by grief. President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.

The 35th president, only 46 years old, had served less than three years in office. But during that short time, Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, became immensely popular both at home and abroad. For the next several days, stunned Americans gathered around their television sets, as regular programming yielded to nonstop coverage of the assassination and funeral.

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