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Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC) on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.

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    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: Visitors pay their respects by leaving flowers at the grave of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery November 22, 2003 in Arlington, Virginia. Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of JFK's assassination in 1963. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images
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    Picture dated 22 November 1963 of US President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, shortly before his assassination in Dallas. Photo by OFF/AFP/Getty Images
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    In this 22 November 1963 file photo, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (R) and Lady Bird Johnson (2ndL), watch as US Vice President Lyndon Johnson (C) is administered the oath of office by Federal Judge Sarah Hughes (L) as he assumed the presidency of the US following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Onassis, 64, died 19 May in New York City. Photo by CECIL STOUGHTON-WH PHOTOGRAPHS/AFP/Getty Images
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    A Navy ambulance, near Air Force One, waits for the body of slain President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, assassinated in Dallas, and US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, on November 22, 1963 at Andrews Air Force Base, just outside Washington, DC. After Air Force One landed, the body of President Kennedy was taken to Bethesda Naval Hospital for an immediate autopsy. Photo by -/AFP/Getty Images
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    From left: US Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy and US Senator Edward Kennedy, respectively brothers of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK, 1917-1963) and the widow of the president, walk down steps from St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C., 25 November 1963 during the funeral of the President. JFK, the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), was assassinated in Dallas, Tx, 22 November 1963, while on a political trip through Texas. Photo by /AFP/Getty Images
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    WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: (FILES)Jacqueline Kennedy(C) stands with her two children Caroline Kennedy(L) and John F. Kennedy, Jr.(R) and brothers-in law Ted Kennedy (L, back) and Robert Kennedy (2ndR) at the funeral of her husband US President John F. Kennedy 26 November 1963 in Washington, DC. The 40th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy is remembered on 22 November 2003. Photo by STAFF/AFP/Getty Images
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    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 26: John F. Kennedy Jr wipes his eyes, near his mother Jacqueline Kennedy (L) at the funeral of her father US President John F. Kennedy 26 November 1963 in Washington, DC. A plane piloted by John F. Kennedy, Jr. was missing 17 July 1999 after departing from a small airport near New York City en route to Martha's Vineyard, MA. Photo by STAFF/AFP/Getty Images
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    Family and chiefs of state pay their last respects in front of the coffin of late US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK), on November 24, 1963 in Arlington cemetery, during his funerals. JFK, the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), was assassinated in Dallas, 22 November 1963, while on a political trip through Texas. Photo by -/AFP/Getty Images
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    From left: German President Heinrich Luebke, French President General Charles de Gaulle, Germany's Chancellor Ludwig Erhard and French Premier Maurice Couve de Murville pay respect to the flag-draped coffin of the late US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) in front of the Capitole in Washington, D.C., 24 November 1963 during the funeral of the President. JFK, the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), was assassinated in Dallas, Tx, 22 November 1963, while on a political trip through Texas. Photo by -/AFP/Getty Images
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    An eternal flame is lit at the gravesite memorial of US President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, September 24, 2013. November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination during a visit to Dallas, Texas, in 1963. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
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    The gravesite and eternal flame at the memorial of former US President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, September 24, 2013. November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination during a visit to Dallas, Texas, in 1963. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
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    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: Visitors pay their respect by leaving flowers at the grave of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery November 22, 2003 in Arlington, Virginia. Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of JFK?s assassination in 1963. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images
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    A page from the UPI news wire is seen in an old teletype from the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy at the Newseum at the September 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Newseum has put together the exhibit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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    A photo made November 4, 2013 in Washington, DC shows the official schedule of former US President John F. Kennedy, distributed by the White House Office prior to his trip to Dallas, Texas between November 20-22, 1963 during which he was assassinated. November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images
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    A photo made November 4, 2013 in Washington, DC shows the official schedule of the former US President John F. Kennedy, distributed by the White House Office, prior to his trip to Dallas, Texas between November 20-22, 1963 during which he was assassinated. November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images
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    Photos show people reading newspapers after the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy at the Newseum on September 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Newseum has put together the exhibit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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    A view of Downtown Dallas is seen October 9, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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    A view of the Dallas County Administration Building which formerly housed the Texas School Book Depository is seen October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. According to official reports by the Warren Commission Lee Harvey Oswald used a Carcano riffle to assassinate US President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade passed. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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    A view of the Dallas County Administration Building which formerly housed the Texas School Book Depository is seen October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. According to official reports by the Warren Commission Lee Harvey Oswald used a Carcano riffle to assassinate US President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade passed. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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    The window where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly assassinated John F. Kennedy is seen in the Sixth Floor Museum formally the site of the Texas School Book Depository October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building now houses the Sixth Floor Museum which is dedicated to the history behind the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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    A reflection of where John F. Kennedy died is seen in protective glass surrounding the window where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly made his fatal shot is seen in the Sixth Floor Museum formally the site of the Texas School Book Depository October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building now houses the Sixth Floor Museum which is dedicated to the history behind the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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    Seen from the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository building a woman stands at an X which marks the approximate place where John F. Kennedy received a fatal head shot on Elm Street in Dealey Plaza October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The X is unofficially maintained and was used in investigations to mark the spot where a fatal shot was was delivered to US President John F. Kennedy's head while riding in an open top limo. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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    A view of a former Dallas City Jail cell allegedly used to house Lee Harvey Oswald as seen October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused killer of US President John F. Kennedy, was killed by Jack Ruby while being transferred from city jail to county jail. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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    A view of a service elevator used to transfer Lee Harvy Oswald in the old city hall as seen October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Oswald, the accused killer of US President John F. Kennedy, was killed by Jack Ruby while being transferred from city jail to county jail. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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    A view of a garage entrance to the old City Hall used by Jack Ruby as seen October 8, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused killer of US President John F. Kennedy, was killed by Jack Ruby while being transferred from city jail to county jail. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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    A view taken on October 8, 2013 of the basement garage where Lee Harvey Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby in the old Dallas City Hall in Dallas, Texas, on November 24, 1963. November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas's Dealey Plaza. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images