Saturday, November 22, 2008
JFK Assassination: 45 Years Ago Today
Today marks the 45th anniversary of the JFK assassination. From a very young age I was intrigued with the conspiracy to shoot and kill a president in the modern era. It is still hard for me to believe that things like this were (and are) possible. If not for the infamous 8mm film shot by Abraham Zapruder on that day, the American public would have likely went on believing that Oswald acted alone in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. CST. John F. Kennedy was fatally wounded by gunshots while riding with his wife Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in a Presidential motorcade. The ten-month investigation of the Warren Commission of 1963–1964, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations of 1976–1979, and other government investigations concluded that the President was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. This conclusion was initially met with widespread support among the American public (1964–66), but polls conducted after the original 1966 Gallup poll show as much as 80% of the public hold beliefs contrary to these findings. The assassination is still the subject of widespread speculation and has spawned numerous conspiracy theories, though none of these theories has been proven.
what I choose to believe:
From Oliver Stone's 1991 film "JFK"
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