Reactions were palpable and universal.

The Day Things Changed – The JFK Assassination – November 22, 1963

Reactions were palpable and universal.

Reactions were palpable and universal.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio News + Bulletins – November 22, 1963

51 years ago today, on November 22, 1963, Dallas Texas became the center of a strange universe. President Kennedy was assassinated on his way to the Dallas Trade Mart to deliver an address at a Civic and Business leaders luncheon.

The rest, as they say, is history.

It started off as a typical day – nothing unusual or special. But it ended as something completely different, and one which everyone who was around at the time will tell exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news.

As a reminder of that day, and how anonymous it initially started out, here is a news report given an hour before the shooting, a special news report birthday salute to former vice-President John Nance Garner who was celebrating a birthday on November 22nd, some network music and then the initial bulletins.

And then the shock set in.

Here are the moments leading up and the initial moments of that event in Dallas on November 22, 1963 via NBC Radio.

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