JFK: A timeline of events from November 1963
Here are the events of Nov. 22-25, 1963, from the Dallas Morning News archives and WFAA-TV in Dallas.
Nov. 22, Friday (all times CST)
11:40 a.m., Air Force One lands at Love Field in Dallas
12:30 p.m., Shots are fired at the presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza.
12:36 p.m., Presidential limousine reaches Parkland Hospital.
12:40 p.m., CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite interrupts programming to announce the shooting.
1:00 p.m., Kennedy is pronounced dead by doctors.
1:15 p.m., Lee Harvey Oswald shoots Officer J.D. Tippit.
1:31 p.m., Presidential press secretary Malcolm Kilduff makes official announcement of JFK’s death.
1:50 p.m., Dallas Police take Oswald into custody.
2:38 p.m., Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as the next president aboard Air Force One.
2:47 p.m., Air Force One leaves Dallas with the body of JFK.
7:10 p.m., Oswald is charged with Tippit’s murder.
Nov. 24, Sunday (all times EST)
12:08 p.m., JFK’s casket leaves the White House and heads to Capitol where it lies in state throughout the day.
12:21 p.m., Jack Ruby shoots Oswald in the basement of Dallas Police headquarters.
2:07 p.m., Oswald pronounced dead.
Nov. 25, Monday (all times EST)
9:45 a.m., JFK’s casket leaves the Capitol Rotunda.
11:14 a.m., Casket enters St. Matthew’s Church and funeral service begins.
1:54 p.m., Funeral procession arrives at Arlington National Cemetery.
2:15 p.m., Graveside service at Arlington National Cemetery concludes.