Lee Harvey Oswald, suspected assassin of President Kennedy, grimaces as he is shot to death at point-blank range by nightclub owner Jack Ruby in the basement of the Dallas police headquarters on Novmeber 24th, 1963. Photograph:  Bob Jackson/AP Photo/Dallas Times-Herald
JFK’s assassin
  • People
  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

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