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Remembering John F. Kennedy 50 Years After His Death (Photos)

Markus A Larr Markus A Larr
November 22nd, 2013 5:45am EST
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John F. Kennedy

Fifty years ago today, our 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. JFK's assassination was one of the most historical events that took place in our nation's history. It's comparable to Pearl Harbor, the Moon landing and September 11, 2001. Most people alive that day knew exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the terrible news – much like the other moments just mentioned.

At 43 years old, Kennedy was the youngest person to be elected and serve as President of the United States. He served from 1961 until that fateful day of his death on November 22, 1963. In his short term as President, so many memorable and world changing events took place. During his watch the Bay of Pigs Invasion occurred, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Wall was erected as the Cold War rolled on. Also in that time the Space Race began, the Civil Right movement was front and center and the Vietnam War had just begun to escalate.

There are loads of conspiracy theories out there still on his death, ranging from payback from Castro over the Bay of Pigs invasion to a Mafia hit. But it was determined by the Warren Commission in 1964 that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in assassinating the President.

JFK's assassination was a tragic event in our nation's history and that we cannot forget or take back.

Let's take a quick pictorial look back and John Fitzgerald Kennedy's life, one of our countries most celebrated Presidents and historical figures. Click through for more pictures

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