59 years ago today, I was in the first grade at Weaverton Elementary (now closed) in Henderson, Ky waiting on my dad to pick me up after school when they made a loud speaker announcement that the President had been assassinated.
November 22, 1963: Death of the President
Although he had not formally announced his candidacy, it was clear that JFK was going to run and he seemed confident—though not over-confident— about his chances for re-election. At the end of September, the President traveled west speaking in nine different states in less than a week. While the...