While many Americans today were not yet born when John F. Kennedy met his tragic end, it seems everyone has a theory about his assassination. The meticulously researched novel, *Saving Jackie K*, skillfully blends fact with fiction to uncover the "truth." But what do the historical records suggest?

While many Americans today were not yet born when John F. Kennedy met his tragic end, it seems everyone has a theory about his assassination. The meticulously researched novel, Saving Jackie K, skillfully blends fact with fiction to uncover the “truth.” But what do the historical records suggest?

Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy

On November 22, 1963, at 12:30 pm, President Kennedy was struck by sniper bullets while riding through Dealey Plaza in Dallas in an open limousine. The gunfire echoed through the plaza, shocking hundreds of spectators who witnessed the fatal headshot that stained Kennedy’s Lincoln convertible with blood.

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Just eighty minutes later, Lee Harvey Oswald, a worker at the Texas School Book Depository in Dealey Plaza, was apprehended for the murder of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit. He was later accused of assassinating the president as well, allegedly firing shots from the sixth floor window of the book depository using a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle.

Lee Harvey Oswald Conspiracy

Despite the accusations, Oswald never stood trial. Two days later, nightclub owner Jack Ruby fatally shot Oswald in the basement of the police headquarters as officers prepared to transfer him to jail. The nation was further stunned when the shooting was broadcast live on television. Kennedy’s successor, President Lyndon Baines Johnson, appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to head a committee to investigate the assassination. After ten months of hearings, the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone. However, skepticism remains widespread, with many Americans believing in a broader conspiracy and alleging a cover-up. As JFK author and assassination historian L.D.C. Fitzgerald aptly stated in a recent interview, the debate surrounding Kennedy’s assassination will continue to captivate, infuriate, and puzzle for generations to come.