JFK is Dead

Here’s some stuff I’ve found that I probably should have seen or known about before I got to this point in my life, but I didn’t…

Don’t watch the video if you don’t like watching JFK getting shot, because that’s what it shows…

The person who shot this footage was Abraham Zapruder. There’s a pretty good article on Wikipedia that I couldn’t be bothered to summarize, so you should read it here. I can’t quite work out why JFK’s head looks like it jerks backwards, as if he was shot from somewhere in front of him, but I suppose there’s a reason for it. And why does some CIA character climb on to the back of the car after the shot is fired, and then Jacqueline Kennedy has to help him into the car?

Here’s a nice infographic that helps to clarify the event…

 

Image from here.

And here’s a close up of the assassination…

P.S. According to a trivial pursuit question, John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby all died in the same hospital. Can you guess which one?

After he was shot on Friday, November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1 p.m in Trauma Room 1. At the same time, Texas Governor John Connally, wounded in the same shooting, was being treated in Trauma Room 2.

Two days after the assassination, Oswald was rushed to Parkland after being shot in the abdomen by Ruby, and died in operating room #5 after over 90 minutes of surgery.

Ruby died on January 3, 1967 in the same emergency room, from a pulmonary embolism associated with lung cancer.

And here’s a statement from Jack Ruby himself!

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