President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.
Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was on a political trip to Texas, which included a motorcade through downtown Dallas. As the motorcade traveled along Dealey Plaza, Kennedy was struck by two bullets, one of which proved fatal.
He was rushed to Parkland Hospital but was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time.
The immediate aftermath of the assassination led to confusion and a search for the perpetrator. Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine and temporary Texas School Book Depository employee, was charged with the assassination. However, before he could stand trial, Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby, a nightclub owner, on November 24, 1963.
Kennedy’s assassination sparked national mourning and led to investigations, including the Warren Commission, which concluded that Oswald acted alone. Conspiracy theories have since emerged, suggesting alternative scenarios and multiple gunmen, but no conclusive evidence has been presented to challenge the Warren Commission’s findings.
The assassination remains a pivotal moment in American history.