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Dow Jones News Service [Dow Jones News Service ticker tape from the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05629 Author/Creator: Dow Jones News Service Place Written: New York, New York Type: Typed document Date: 22 November 1963 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: The fifteen sheets start at 9:00 am and conclude at 4:59 pm. Spans the entire day of Kennedy's assassination including his arrival in Dallas, the swearing in of Lyndon Johnson and the search and capture of Lee Harvey Oswald. Arranged chronologically.

People: Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Texas, President, Government and Civics, Assassinations, Vice President, Death, Crime, Criminals and Outlaws, Prisoner

Sub Era: The Sixties