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President Kennedy

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President Kennedy planned to go on a trip to Texas to try to raise money and start fund-raising all over Texas. He had a pretty packed plan, but he didn’t get to finish it. On Thursday November 21 he planned to first go to San Antonio for a dedication speech for U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace medicine at Brooks Air force Base. Then he was off to Houston, Texas to a testimonial dinner at Rice University Stadium honoring Congressman Albert Thomas. After that he was scheduled for an arrival in Fort Worth, Texas and Hotel Texas where he would stay the night. Then on Friday November 22, he was first scheduled to attend a Chamber of Commerce breakfast speech at Hotel Texas. Then to Dallas, Texas for a luncheon speech attended by Dallas Citizens, Dallas Assembly and Science Research Center at Trade Mart. Then to Austin for a Fundraising dinner speech at Municipal Auditorium, lastly to Johnson City for a weekend break at Lyndon Johnson’s ranch.

On Friday, November 22, 1963, at 11:40 Kennedy and Jacqueline, Kennedy’s wife, and the rest of the presidential entourage arrived in Dallas getting off a plane, and preparing for a long car ride to Dallas Business and Trade Mart. The car ride was scheduled to enter Dealey Plaza at 12:10pm and arrive at Dallas Business and Trade Mart at 12:15 pm for President Kennedy could deliver a speech and attend a steak luncheon with Dallas leaders and there spouses. Kennedy was going to be just a minute late because Air Force One landed at 11:39 and he didn’t get to leave until 15 minutes after.

Just before 12:30 pm Kennedy was on Houston Street at 12:30pm shots were fired the first shot was fired right after the president started waving his right hand to greet the crowd he approached. Kennedy was shot in the head. The limo driver and police motorcycles turned to sirens and raced to Parkland Hospital, passing the Dallas Trade Mart and arrived at the hospital about 12:38 pm. At 1:00pm Kennedy was pronounced dead the hospital tried...