What Happened Immediately After JFK’s Assassination?

9Oswald murdered a cop at the 10th and Patton Streets

Lee Harvey Oswald briefly was aimlessly wandering in the neighborhood near his house. He visited the intersection of 10th and Patton Streets where a Dallas cop named JD Tippit watched him from his patrol car. Though Tippit already had a description of the suspect in the murder of Kennedy, it was impossible for him to ensure if this was Oswald. When the policeman started walking towards Oswald, then Oswald shot him four times.

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Oswald murdered a cop at the 10th and Patton Streets

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10Oswald was arrested in a movie theater

After killing the cop, he was noticed by a shoe store worker, who later decided to chase Oswald. Oswald visited a movie theater, and the shoe store worker named Johnny Brewer followed Oswald. He asked a theater employee if Oswald had a ticket and she replied no. Johnny Brewer asked her to call the police. He was caught there. An angry mob outside was already sneering and menacing him, knowing that he was included in the killing of Officer Tippit and possibly the President as well.

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11Lyndon Johnson sworn in as President of the United States

Lyndon Johnson, aka LBJ, was confirmed as the new president of the United States. The presidential oath was administered by Judge JT Hughes, who was a federal judge appointed by JFK only a few months ago. It was the first and only time a woman administered the oath of office to the President of the United States. It is also known that Jackie Kennedy arrived in DC while still wearing the blood-spattered dress.

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12Police weren’t certain if Oswald was linked to the murder

After arresting Oswald at the movie theater, the police believed that he was the murderer of the president but they were not sure. Oswald was officially accused for the demise of Officer Tippit. Oswald’s weird contextual as a sea sharpshooter, a former dweller of the Soviet Union, and a Marxist protester added to the real soon after JFK’s assassination. “The only thing I’ve done is carrying a pistol in a movie … I didn’t kill anyone … I didn’t shoot anyone,” he said during a news conference.

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13Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby, the Dallas owner of a strip club

On Sunday, November 24, Dallas police decided to move Lee Harvey Oswald from his downtown Dallas headquarters to a secure county jail location. However, he was brutally shot by the Dallas owner of a strip club named Jack Ruby. The shot on Oswald seen on live TV and added an additional meaning of violence and disorder to the assassination of President Kennedy. It is probable that Ruby – a police faction and focus seeker – cogently murdered Oswald because he thought he would be a hero.

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14JFK was buried at Arlington National Cemetery

After all the drama that took place, JFK Jr. was spotted in a heartbreaking photo in which he was saluting the passing coffin of his father. John F. Kennedy’s casket was carried to Arlington National Graveyard with a march that counted in the front-runners of 99 nations – the most to join the national cremation from the time when King Edward VII’s dead in 1910. In addition, it’s also vital to know that Lee Harvey Oswald was buried on the same day as JFK.

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