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November 22, 1963 … President John F. Kennedy was assassinated

JFK funeralBy Lynn R. Mitchell

It’s one of those dates where you always remember where you were when you heard the news that President John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed in Dallas. November 22, 1963.

In America, everyone wept — Democrats, Republicans — all felt the violent loss of a well-liked president who was assassinated. Schools were out, a state funeral was broadcast on television, a nation mourned.

Could it really be 52 years since that fateful day….

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Reagan press secretary James Brady dies at 73

By Lynn R. Mitchell

James Brady was with President Ronald Reagan that fateful day in 1981 when he was shot and seriously injured during the assassination attempt on the President. Never fully recovering from his injuries, Brady was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

James Brady, 73, died today (see James Brady, White House press secretary under Reagan, dies).

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