Detailed account of the events leading up to and surrounding the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963 and the subsequent conspiracy theories.
Created by devin on Aug 14, 2007
Last updated: 03/11/10 at 02:52 PM
ack Ruby died from the effects of galloping lung cancer before his second trial could begin. He claimed that he had been injected with cancer.
J. Edgar Hoover appears before the Warren Commission and commits at least three acts of perjury.
J. Edgar Hoover is appointed as FBI Director for life by Lyndon Johnson
The Warren Commission, was established on November 29, 1963, by Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy
FBI Agent Richard Harrison arrives at Miller's Funeral Home with rifle (type unknown) and finger print ink. Funeral Director would tell researchers that he could not understand the event and that he had a very difficult time getting the black ink off Oswald's corpse. ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 332
Interrogation in Captain Fritz's Office, Oswald is shown the backyard photo of him with gun. "That picture is not my mine. The picture has been made by superimposing my face. The other part of the picture is not me at all, I have never seen this picture before. I understand photography real well, and that in time, I will be able to show you that this is not my picture and that it was made by someone else."
Oswald has visit with H. Louis Nichols, President of the Dallas Bar Association.
Kennedy's body returns to the White House. ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 5
Lee Oswald calls Ruth Paine and asks her. "Would you please call John Abt (Lawyer) in New York for me after 6:00 pm."
Robert Oswald visits Lee for 10 Minutes. Lee tells Robert, "Don't believe all the so-called evidence."
Lineup for Witness William Scoggins and William Whaley. ref. The Peoples Almanac, p 50
Oswald officialy told that he has been charged with JFK's murder. ref. The Peoples Almanac, p 49
Oswald visited by Mother, Margeurite, and Wife Marina. ref. The Peoples Almanac, p 50
On being told that Oswald is dead, Jack Ruby calms down in his cell at Dallas Police Station. ref. Framed, p 41
President Johnson signs NSAM 273, signalling a reversal to JFK's policy of withdrawing troops from Vietnam. ref. JFK, CIA and Vietnam by Prouty, p 422
Oswald complains, "That this is the third set of fingerprints, photographs being taken." ref. The Peoples Almanac, p 49
Darrell Thomlinson is awakened by a phone call from the FBI, and is told to keep his mouth shut about the bullet he found on the stretcher at Parkland Hospital. ref. Best Evidence, p 591
Jack Ruby shoots Oswald in basement carpark of Dallas police dept. ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 203
Jack Ruby wires money order at Western Union Office (some 350 feet from Dallas police department, Main St. ramp.) ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 328
Inspector Thomas J. Kelly Secret Service, has final conversation with Oswald. ref. The Peoples Almanac, p 52
Preparation for Oswald's transfer to County Jail. ref. The Peoples Almanac, p 52
Registered Nurse Bertha Lozana recalls, "At 11:00 a.m. I was informed by Jill Pomeroy, the ward clerk, that we might prepare for an emergency because there was a large crowd at city hall". ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 169
Interrogation of Oswald, Captain Fritz's office. ref. The Peoples Almanac, p 49
Oswald taken to first Lineup for Helen Markham, witness to Tippit murder. (While waiting outside the lineup room, Oswald is searched, and five bullet cartridges are found in his pockets.)
FBI Special Agent Vince Drain transports the gun and all other evidence to Washington D.C. ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 28
Police lieutenant Billy Grammer also receives a phone call. The caller asks specifically to speak to Grammer and says, "You know me". He describes in detail the plan to move Oswald and tells him that other arrangements should be made or, "We are going to kill Oswald right there in the basement".
Sheriff officer Perry McCoy receives a phone call from a "white male" who says that Oswald is going to be killed during his transfer.
Officer Tippit calls into HQ, and is asked if he is in Oakcliff area. He replies, "Yes". ref. Rush to Judgement, p 194
Homicide Chief William Fritz calls in to the dispatchers office from his post at the Trade Mart to ask if JFK will still be going to the site. He is told, "It's very doubtful." ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 150
Captain Talbert gives orders on Police radio, "Have that cut off on the back side will you? Make sure nobody leave there" (refering to the Depository). ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 14
Police radio in reference to the location of the assassin. "He is thought to be in the Texas School Book Depository here on the North West corner of Elm and Houston." ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 35
Description put out about suspect on Dallas police radio. "The wanted person in this is a slender white male about thirty, five feet ten, one sixty five, carrying what looked to be a 30.30 or some type of Winchester". Officer Tippit told by H/Q dispatcher to "go to central Oakcliff area". ref. Rush to Judgement, p 194
Oswald gets off bus and boards second taxi after allowing a woman to take the first taxi, tells driver William Whaley, "500 North Beckley Street". ref. W.C.
Police officer Roger Craig sees a white male running down the hill from the direction of the book depository, climbing into a waiting Rambler station wagon, and driving off. ref. Crossfire, p 329
JFK arrives at Parkland Hospital. ref. Best Evidence, p 710
Washington DC's phone system is non operational for almost 1 hour. Edgar J Hoover's phone line still works however.
Lee Harvey Oswald leaves Depository and boards bus. ref. W.C.
Police Radio. Bill Decker orders officers to the "Railroad track area just North of Elm St." ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 136
Bonnie Ray Williams, left the 6th floor after finishing his lunch and using the elevator joined co workers on the 5th floor to watch the motorcade. ref. Crossfire, p 47.
Police radio "code 3" (haste) for ambulance for Dealey Plaza. The ambulance arrived and picked up a suspected epilectic, departing at 12:25 pm. The man was taken to Parkland Hospital where his admittance was never recorded. ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 137
A young man suffers some sort of seizure in front of the book depository. ref. Crossfire, p 42
Carolyn Arnold sees Oswald eating lunch on the second floor lunchroom. "Oswald was sitting in one of the booth seats on the right hand side of the room as you go in. He was alone as usual and appeared to be having lunch. I did not speak to him but I recognized him clearly." ref. Crossfire, p 49; Conspiracy - Who Killed Kennedy?, p 108
Witness Arnold Rowland observes man with rifle at the Western end of TSBD. ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 300
Lee Bowers, a railway supervisor located in a tower behind the knoll fence, sees a 1959 Oldsmobile cruise the area. And at 12:20pm, a Black 1957 Ford also did the same and left. Then a third car, a 61 or 62 Chevrolet Impala entered the area, parked out of his sight near the decorative masonry wall, then reappeared immediately after the last shot. ref. Crossfire, pp 75-76
David Ferrie takes a mysterious 364 mile drive in the afternoon. ref. Treachery in Dallas, p 131
Texas School Book Depository employee Eddie Piper said he actually spoke to Oswald, "Just at twelve o'clock, down on the first floor".
Jack Ruby is seen sitting in an office at the Dallas Morning News by newspaper employee Wanda Walker. ref. Crossfire, p 327
Julia Ann Mercer drives down Elm street, her way is blocked by a green Ford pickup truck. A young man removes a long paper bag, she can see the outline of a rifle in the bag, and he walks with it to the top of the grassy knoll. She also sees the driver of the truck, whom she later identifies as Jack Ruby (before he shot Oswald). ref. Crossfire, p 18
Oswald charged with President Kennedy's murder. (Oswald is not told of this charge).