JFK assassination anniversary falls on Thanksgiving - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

JFK assassination anniversary falls on Thanksgiving

Posted: Updated:
DALLAS -

Thanksgiving this year falls on a somber day for Dallas – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Forty-nine years ago today, on Nov. 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated during a motorcade through downtown.

The Warren Commission found that Lee Harvey Oswald fired at the former president from a sixth floor window of a former school book depository that is now a museum dedicated to the historic day.

To commemorate the assassination, the Sixth Floor Museum will be open today.

Meanwhile, Dallas is already making plans for next year's 50th anniversary.

And according to the Associated Press, SMU and the soon-to-open George W. Bush Presidential Center will also both hold programs for the 50th anniversary -- including possibly a look at the theories of how he died.

SMU political science professor James Hollifield tells The Dallas Morning News that a program on the Warren Commission's findings "is tentative but will probably happen."

The commission said Oswald acted alone. Some have questioned its findings.

See Also: FOX 4's video archive of the Kennedy Assassination, "JFK Video: The Dallas Tapes".

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices