May 28, 2000 |
The box-like John F. Kennedy Memorial has become a major landmark since it was erected nearly three decades ago near Dealy Plaza, where the president was killed by a sniper's bullet in 1963. However, the concrete walls of the giant memorial, described by its designer as an "open tomb," had become stained and chipped. With the 30-year anniversary of the memorial's unveiling approaching, the city began a cleaning project.
December 16, 2003 |
The state's former first lady, Nellie Connally, donated to the LBJ Library and Museum her handwritten notes on President John F. Kennedy's assassination and the suit she wore the day he was killed in Dallas. The widow of former Gov. John Connally wrote 26 pages of notes 10 days after the assassination. She and her husband, who survived the shooting that day, were riding in the limousine with the president and his wife on Nov. 22, 1963.
January 24, 1992 |
The most powerful member of the House of Representatives added his voice to the drive to unseal the files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) joined colleagues urging legislation to unseal House files, seeking answers to questions about the 1963 assassination. The files of the House Select Committee on Assassinations were to have remained sealed until 2029.
February 17, 2005 |
An oak rocking chair that President John F. Kennedy used to rest his bad back sold for $96,000 to an anonymous telephone bidder at the opening of a three-day auction of property from the Kennedy family's homes. The bidding at Sotheby's New York showroom this week was brisk, with many lots selling for 10 to 20 times their presale estimates. A sugar bowl estimated at $100 to $150 sold for $7,200, and a group of assorted baskets worth $150 to $250 fetched $1,560.
July 11, 2002 |
WASHINGTON, D.C. * A Navy analysis has confirmed that the wreck of PT 109--the World War II boat under John F. Kennedy's command when it was sunk Aug. 2, 1943, by the Japanese--likely has been found in 1,200 feet of water off the Solomon Islands by shipwreck hunter Robert Ballard. Ballard said his team used sonar technology and remote-controlled vehicles to find and photograph a torpedo launcher and torpedo of the type carried by PT boats.
November 23, 1997 |
Exactly 34 years after his assassination, hundreds of people gathered in Dallas' Dealey Plaza to honor former President John F. Kennedy, who was murdered Nov. 22, 1963, as he was driven in an open-top limousine through the plaza. About 500 people stood on the infamous "grassy knoll"--from where some believe Kennedy's true, unidentified killer fired the fatal shot--and held a moment of silence at 12:30 p.m. in what has become an annual ritual.
May 4, 1994 |
Gruesome photographs of the interior of President John F. Kennedy's limousine were released Tuesday by the National Archives, but nearly 50,000 documents also made public shed little additional light on the assassination. The black and white photos, taken after the vehicle was returned to Washington from Dallas after Kennedy's death, bear mute testimony to the horrors witnessed by those riding close to the President's car in the Nov. 22, 1963, motorcade.
August 3, 1998 |
Records of the 1963 autopsy performed on John F. Kennedy are incomplete, and the doctors who conducted it undermined the integrity of their work by trying to protect "the privacy and the sensibilities of the president's family," a government review board says.
April 3, 2004 |
The History Channel apologized Friday for presenting a program last November that suggested former President Lyndon B. Johnson was involved in a conspiracy to assassinate his predecessor, John F. Kennedy.