On This Day: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963

On This Day: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963
FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade in Dallas. Riding with Kennedy are First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, right, Nellie Connally, second from left, and her husband, Texas Gov. John Connally, far left. President Donald Trump, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, says he plans to release thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. (AP Photo/Jim Altgens, File)

(WWBT) - On this day in history, Nov. 22nd, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

The 35th president was shot at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. Kennedy was riding with his wife, Jacqueline as well as Texas Governor John Connally and his wife Nellie.

He was shot by former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald.

To hear clips of news coverage from that day and to learn about Kennedy’s home here in Virginia, listen to Episode 1 of Season 2 of NBC12′s “How We Got Here” podcast:

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