Today – November 22


Today’s Events

Memorable U. S. Event

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Picture of President Kennedy in the limousine ...
Picture of President Kennedy in the limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, minutes before the assassination. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

11/22/1963 – The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time in Dealey Plaza. Kennedy was fatally shot while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a Presidential motorcade. The ten-month investigation of the Warren Commission of 1963–1964, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) of 1976–1979, and other government investigations concluded that the President was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald who himself was murdered before he could stand trial.

I was around and remember when John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. It is hard to believe it was 50 years ago. The level of emotion was unlike anything I have ever seen before or since (although 9/11 came close and probably matched it if you lived in New York). It was one of those watershed events in history that freezes up your consciousness in a way that it is all you can think about. It really has never gone away either. I keep running into new JFK assassination conspiracy web sites all the time. The ’60s was a tough decade and the turmoil of those years is still driving a lot of our politics and culture today.

Present Cycle – Era of Superpower America – First Turning, High (1945-1965)

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Notable Foreign Birthday

George Eliot – One of the leading English writers of the Victorian era

George Eliot
George Eliot

Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Civil War Cycle – Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)

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