Fifty years ago today, a grieving nation awakes to read that the nightmare is real: President John F. Kennedy, 46, has died, killed by an assassin’s bullet. 

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that President Johnson has been sworn in and wounded Texas Gov. John Connally is not in danger. A “defector” who police say was leaving the shooting scene has been identified. His name: Lee Harvey Oswald.

Fifty years ago today, a grieving nation awakes to read that the nightmare is real: President John F. Kennedy, 46, has died, killed by an assassin’s bullet.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that President Johnson has been sworn in and wounded Texas Gov. John Connally is not in danger. A “defector” who police say was leaving the shooting scene has been identified. His name: Lee Harvey Oswald.

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