President John F Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, when he was shot while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas

Kennedy began his term as the 35th President of the United States in January 1961

Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, were riding in a procession from the airport on their way to a lunch where he was scheduled to speak They were accompanied by Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie

The car sped to Parkland Memorial Hospital where JFK was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. His body was transported to Air Force One where, before the plane took off, Lyndon B Johnson was sworn to office at 2:38 pm

On the plane after being sworn in, Johnson, according to newspaper reports, called Rose Kennedy, JFK’s mother, to express his condolences Lady Bird Johnson told him: “We have the feeling that our hearts have been cut off”

Connally was seriously injured and underwent surgery for injuries to his back, chest, wrist and thigh, according to the

Kennedy and Connally were shot dead by Lee Harvey Oswald who was arrested for shooting Dallas Police Officer J Tippit about 45 minutes after the shooting of Kennedy Oswald was killed two days later by the former owner of the Dallas nightclub, Jack Ruby

People around the world have been shocked and saddened by the president’s death Sporting events across the country have been canceled TV stations have allowed their programs to broadcast all coverage of the assassination

The front page of The Patriot was devoted entirely to coverage of the assassination, as were several other pages. The headline at the top read: “Hidden Assassin Murders President”

A gunman murdered President Kennedy in an ambush yesterday with a high powered rifle Nearly 12 hours later, a 24-year-old man who professed his love for the Soviet Union was charged with his murder The charge was filed against Lee Harvey Oswald, 24. Officers said he was the man who hid on the fifth floor of a textbook warehouse and broke three quick hits that killed the president and injured Gov Jean B Connally of Texas

As the blows echoed, blood spurted out of the president’s face He fell in the back seat of his car His wife grabbed his head and tried to lift it up screaming, “Oh, no!”

But President Kennedy was dead And Harrisburg was one of many cities facing the fact: “Our president has been assassinated” “

The Patriot reported at the time that she had isolated herself with her children but not in the White House John Jr was 2 at the time, Caroline was 5 The two children celebrated their birthdays in the week following the death of their father Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died on May 19, 1994 John Jr died in a plane crash on July 16, 1999

Kennedy visited Harrisburg in 1960 while campaigning for president and in 1962 after he was elected he campaigned for others His visit in 1962 included a speech at the Farm Show Arena

The Evening News reported on September 16, 1960 that more than 9,000 people attended a dinner with Kennedy at the Zembo Shrine Mosque and Scottish Rite Cathedral Tents were pitched on the lawn to accommodate the crowds

On this tour, Kennedy made stops in Harrisburg, Lebanon, Reading, Lancaster, Columbia and York before heading to Baltimore

His remarks on Market Square were brief – only 4 minutes And, he was 65 minutes late Government employees had been released early so they could hear his speech

“The reception in Reading was so enthusiastic that the Massachusetts senator’s shirt was torn in the crowd that invaded his procession

Kennedy pulled up to a gas station outside of Reading and entered the owner’s house behind the station to change his shirt “

In 1962, the newspaper reported that 10,000 people had heard Kennedy speak at the Farm Show

His speech was interrupted 19 times, according to the newspaper, by “thunderous applause At the end of his speech, which lasted less than 20 minutes, the tumultuous roar was bigger than ever Kennedy started the applause early with an introductory remark: “I’ll introduce myself I’m Teddy Kennedy’s brother”

Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of assassinated President John F Kennedy, holds hands of her children outside St Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, after funeral mass for the president, November 25, 1963 Opposite, from left to right : Caroline, Jacqueline and John F Kennedy Jr Behind them are the President’s brothers, Sen Edward M Kennedy (D-Messe), left, and Attorney General Robert F Kennedy (AP Photo) AP

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