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Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:47 AM

On this day, November 24, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was being transferred,

Tue Nov 24, 2020: On this day, November 24, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was being transferred,

Sun Nov 24, 2019: On this date, November 24, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was being transferred,

when this happened:

Murder {of Lee Harvey Oswald}

See also: Jack Ruby



Ruby about to shoot Oswald, who is being escorted by Dallas police. Det. Jim Leavelle is wearing the tan suit. Det. L. C. Graves is wearing the dark suit. Ruby is approaching Oswald from the side, where he is unnoticed by anyone in the photograph.

On Sunday, November 24, detectives were escorting Oswald through the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters toward an armored car that was to take him from the city jail (located on the fourth floor of police headquarters) to the nearby county jail. At 11:21 a.m. CST, Dallas nightclub operator Jack Ruby approached Oswald from the side of the crowd and shot him once in the abdomen at close range. As the shot rang out, a police detective suddenly recognized Ruby and exclaimed: "Jack, you son of a bitch!" An unconscious Oswald was taken by ambulance to Parkland Memorial Hospital the same hospital where Kennedy was pronounced dead two days earlier. Oswald died at 1:07 p.m; Dallas police chief Jesse Curry announced his death on a TV news broadcast.

At 2:45 p.m. the same day, an autopsy was performed on Oswald in the Office of the County Medical Examiner. Dallas County medical examiner Earl Rose announced the results of the gross autopsy: "The two things that we could determine were, first, that he died from a hemorrhage from a gunshot wound, and that otherwise he was a physically healthy male." Rose's examination found that the bullet entered Oswald's left side in the front part of the abdomen and caused damage to his spleen, stomach, aorta, vena cava, kidney, liver, diaphragm, and eleventh rib before coming to rest on his right side.

A network television pool camera was broadcasting live to cover the transfer; millions of people watching on NBC witnessed the shooting as it happened and on other networks within minutes afterward. In 1964, Robert H. Jackson of the Dallas Times Herald was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Photography for his image of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby.

You think these days are hectic.

Jim Leavelle died recently. There are more pictures of this incident in those DU threads.


August 29, 2019: Jim Leavelle, detective in historic photo of Lee Harvey Oswald's shooting, dies at 99

August 30, 2019: Jim Leavelle, detective in historic photo of Lee Harvey Oswald's shooting, dies at 99

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mahatmakanejeeves Nov 24 OP
Walleye Nov 24 #1
vercetti2021 Nov 24 #2
MicaelS Nov 24 #4
everyonematters Nov 24 #3
Liberal In Texas Nov 26 #5

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 06:09 AM

1. Back then we thought political events couldn't possibly get more bizarre. We were so wrong

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 06:23 AM

2. I never believed he did it

Call me a conspiracy nut, but the elite wanted JFK dead. So they made it so

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 09:12 PM

4. His own brother believed he did it.

That is good enough for me.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 07:16 AM

3. We never got to here Oswald's side of the story.

I remember being in the living room with my mother when they were bringing Oswald out and he got shot.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 26, 2022, 08:09 AM

5. I remember seeing it live on TV in Omaha. The TV was on in what we called

the family room and I remarked that it looked like some kind of fight had started. It took the reporters a few minutes to figure out that Oswald had been shot.

Years later I flew to Dallas for a job interview at TV station KDFW and after being inside for a few minutes, I turned a corner on my way to the newsroom. And there it was; a full-sized blow-up of the picture you see up there in the OP. Sitting on a small platform pointed at the blow-up was the actual camera that was there broadcasting the scene live across the country. I thought the whole things was a little surreal.


The camera has since been donated to the Texas Broadcast Museum.




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