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Image description: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and her children Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr. leave the funeral of President John F. Kennedy.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. You can view a timeline of the events that transpired in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.You can also find the records — including photos, videos and audio recordings — of that day from the National Archives.
Photo credit Abbie Rowe. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

Image description: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and her children Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr. leave the funeral of President John F. Kennedy.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. You can view a timeline of the events that transpired in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

You can also find the records — including photos, videos and audio recordings — of that day from the National Archives.

Photo credit Abbie Rowe. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

Image description: The Obamas and the Clintons spend a moment at the eternal flame in Arlington National Cemetery that burns for former President John F. Kennedy. 
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.
Photo from Pete Souza, White House.

Image description: The Obamas and the Clintons spend a moment at the eternal flame in Arlington National Cemetery that burns for former President John F. Kennedy.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.

Photo from Pete Souza, White House.

Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s Assassination

Today is the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The president was shot as he rode in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. He served less than three years in office before he was killed.

At the time, much of the activity in the country was put on pause as Americans gathered around televisions to watch the nonstop coverage of the assassination and the funeral.

A few day later, many Americans also witnessed the murder of the accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

Television is credited with creating a shared experience throughout the country since it was the first time many Americans were able to follow a tragedy like this from beginning to end.

Learn more about the JFK assassination.