Assassination of John F. Kennedy (Убийство Кеннеди)
President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 pm on November 22, 1963, while on a political trip to Texas. He was shot once in the back and killed with a final shot to the head. He was taken to Hospital for emergency medical treatment, but pronounced dead at 1:00 pm. Only 46, President Kennedy died younger than any U.S. president.
Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested & subsequently charged with the assassination of Kennedy. He denied shooting anyone, claiming he was a patsy, but was killed by Jack Ruby on November 24, before he could be indicted or tried. Ruby was then arrested and convicted for the murder of Oswald. Ruby successfully appealed his conviction and death sentence but became ill and died of cancer on January 3, 1967, while the date for his new trial was being set.
President Johnson created the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination, which concluded that Oswald was the lone assassin. The results of this investigation are disputed by many. The assassination was an important moment in U.S. history because of its impact on the nation and the ensuing political repercussions.
Vocabulary a assassination - убийство по политическим мотивам to pronounce dead - объявить мертвым subsequently - впоследствии a patsy - простофиля to indict [ɪnˊdaɪt] - предъявлять обвинение appealed - обжалованный to investigate - расследовать impact - влияние ensuing political repercussions - вытекающие отсюда политическими последствиями