President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. In honor of the event's 54th anniversary, historian Michael Beschloss and former Kennedy Secret Service Agent Clint Hill live tweeted the events of Kennedy's last day, leading up to the unexpected tragedy.
Contrary to popular belief, it was not armored. Nor was the bubble top bulletproof. It was made of Plexiglass.— Clint Hill (@ClintHill_SS) November 22, 2017
The cars had to slow way down as we made the sharp turn from Houston onto Elm. Suddenly, I heard an explosive noise over my right shoulder, from the rear. I turned toward the noise. Notice the other agents are turning back toward the noise, too. pic.twitter.com/EWxik77avT— Clint Hill (@ClintHill_SS) November 22, 2017
Though one of our nation's saddest moments, many Twitter users were grateful for the opportunity to gain some perspective and see what JFK's last day was like.
Such a horrible event in the history of the USA. Sometimes feels as though the country still hasn’t healed and maybe never will. Can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to have witnessed this up close. Btw, your books are awesome, Clint.— thomas martucci (@tmichael123) November 22, 2017