|11/22/1963 - John F. Kennedy assassination: In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Later the same day, US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.
I was around and remember when John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. It is hard to believe it was over forty years ago. The level of emotion was unlike anything I have ever seen before or since (although 9/11 came close and probably matched it if you lived in New York). It was one of those watershed events in history that freezes up your consciousness in a way that it is all you can think about. It really has never gone away either. I keep running into new JFK assassination conspiracy web sites all the time. The '60s was a tough decade and the turmoil of those years is still driving a lot of our politics and culture today.
JFK Assassination Reports and Records
Era of Superpower America (1945-1965)
b. 11/22/1899 - Hoagy Carmichael, American composer (d. December 27, 1981)
11/22/1922 - Egyptology: Howard Carter, assisted by Lord Carnarvon, opens the tomb of Tutankhamun.
b. 11/22/1890 - Charles de Gaulle, President of France (d. 9 November 1970)
Last year (11/22/2005):
A secret British government memo leaked to the Daily Mirror newspaper suggests that George W. Bush discussed with Tony Blair a plan to bomb the offices of the Al Jazeera TV station in Doha and elsewhere
This Week's News / Tomorrow's History (11/20/2006):
The President of the United States George W. Bush visits Indonesia to meet with the President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono with large crowds protesting US foreign policy.
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