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Ruby Shoots Oswald

On this day in 1963, Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who had been arrested for assassinating President John F. Kennedy two days before.

Ruby shot Oswald when he was being transferred to another jail. Because journalists, TV news reporters, and photographers were on the scene to report on the transfer, the shooting was broadcast on live television and witness by millions of viewers.

Though some people suspected that the two had actually been working together to assassinate Kennedy, the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, appointed by President Lyndon Johnson found no evidence that Ruby and Oswald were involved in such a conspiracy.

 

Sources: Wikipedia, America’s Story, The Library of Congress

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