Thanksgiving 2007 Also Anniversary of JFK Assassination

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS -- It was 44 years ago Thursday that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.

No big commemorations are planned on this Thanksgiving.

The old Texas School Book Depository from which assassin Lee Harvey Oswald fired on Kennedy's motorcade now contains a museum, cataloging the events of that day and documenting Kennedy's place in American history.

It's called the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

An estimated five million visitors from around the world have visited the museum since it opened on President's Day in 1989. It's open for tours every day of the year except Christmas and Thanksgiving.

November 22nd, 1963, was a Friday. Americans everywhere were riveted on the news coming out of Dallas about the death of their president and stayed united through days of national mourning.


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