collection: jfk assassination locations

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As the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination has come and gone, here is a list of locations from that historic event.

texas school book depository

from jfk, lee harvey oswald posted in history by donkeyoti

On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was employed as a temporary worker at the Texas School Book Depository when he shot JFK from the sixth floor. The 24-year-old Oswald was a former U.S. Marine with a "sharpshooter" rating. Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby before he could stand trial.

Today, the building houses the Sixth Floor Museum with several artifacts and displays from the Kennedy assassination.

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dealey plaza

from john f. kennedy posted in history by donkeyoti

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald. That is all, no more questions.

Texas is the reason the president is dead.
- "Bullet" by The Misfits

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where oswald shot j.d. tippit

from jfk, lee harvey oswald posted in history by donkeyoti

At about 1:11 p.m. on November 23, 1963, Officer J.D. Tippit of the Dallas P.D. was driving slowly eastward on East 10th Street (about 100 feet past the intersection of 10th Street and Patton Avenue) when he saw a man who matched the description of the presidential assassin.

Tippit got out of his car after exchanging words with Lee Harvey Oswald through the window, and Oswald pulled out a handgun and shot him three times in the chest. Then Oswald then walked up to the fallen officer and shot him in the head. Tippit died at the scene.

Oswald fled the scene and ran into the nearby Texas Theatre without buying a ticket.

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texas theatre

from jfk, lee harvey oswald posted in history by donkeyoti

Originally opened and operated by aviator-mogul Howard Hughes in 1931, the Texas Theatre is famous for being the location where Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended after wounding Texas Governor John Connally and killing JFK and Dallas Officer J.D. Tippit.

Oswald ran into the theater without paying for a ticket after shooting J.D. Tippit nearby. He sat in the fifth seat from the aisle in the third to last row. The seat location is now marked with gold lettering (not the actual seat- that one was brought home by the owner before the FBI got there). Oswald was watching the 1962 film War is Hell when the police arrived.

Today, the Texas Theatre is an independent and repertory cinema.

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dallas municipal building

from jfk, lee harvey oswald posted in history by donkeyoti

After Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested at the Texas Theatre on November 22, 1963, he was interrogated and jailed here for two days.

On November 24, Oswald was being escorted to a more secure facility through the basement exit when Jack Ruby shot him. It was the first televised assassination.

Today, the building houses municipal courts and the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law.

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