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Sunday is the 52nd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Below is some of the coverage from the Reno Evening Gazette’s Nov. 22, 1963 edition, just hours following the assassination.

Kennedy Dead, Lyndon Johnson Takes Office

Motorcade Ambushed; Texas Governor Hit

DALLAS (AP) – President John F. Kennedy, thirty-sixth (sic) president of the United States, was shot to death today by a hidden assassin armed with a high-powered rifle.

Kennedy, 46, lived about an hour after a sniper cut him down as his limousine left downtown Dallas.

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Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President of the United States at about 1:38 p.m. (CST) today.

Johnson took the oath aboard the presidential plane at Dallas’ Love Field. He was preparing to fly to Washington to take over the government.

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source: Wkyc.com

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