World politics explainer: the assassination of John F. Kennedy

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At precisely 1pm on November 22, 1963, the 35th president of the United States was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital Trauma Room 1 in Dallas, Texas.

  • Lloyd Cox
  • The Conversation

John F Kennedy’s personal physician stated the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head. This was officially announced to a stunned public half an hour later.

Xafn 1aThe shock waves of the president’s assassination, the fourth in US history, continue to reverberate today.

  • What happened?

While the events of that day have been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories, the basic facts are now widely accepted.

The president’s motorcade was making its..

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