This timeline shows exactly how the day of JFK’s assassination unfolded

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Kennedy shot

An image of the moment President John F. Kennedy was shot.
James W. (Ike) Altgens/AP

President John F. Kennedy was killed on this day 59 years ago while riding in a motorcade through Dallas.

  • Tuesday marks the 59th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
  • Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963 while riding in a motorcade through Dallas.
  • In 2017, former President Donald Trump released documents about the assassination.

Kennedy was shot and killed on November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused gunman.

In 2017, former President Donald Trump’s administration released several thousand documents about the assassination.

In conjunction with Kennedy’s anniversary, here’s a rundown of the most important moments from that day: