Today in History: Ruby Shoots Oswald

D/A Henry Wade (l) conducts press conf. in line-up room

Today in History–November 24–the Library of Congress features the killing of John F. Kennedy’s accused assassin on this date in 1963. Just two days after the president was killed, Dallas, Texas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed the accused, Lee Harvey Oswald, while police were transferring him from one jail to another. Journalists who were on the scene to cover the transfer inadvertently captured and broadcast the incident on live television. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources related to Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald and the Kennedy assassination.

Jack Ruby Shot Accused-Kennedy-Assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald

Note, Jack Ruby to attorney Elmer Gertz revealing the assassin’s despair and paranoia 9 September 1965

Jack Ruby image set mostly large thumbnail images

Ambassador Michael Pistor recollections of Ruby killing Oswald Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection

More oral history transcript recollections of Lee Harvey Oswald from the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection

Lee Harvey Oswald’s Laptop: Forensics and Conspiracy The Signal Digital Preservation blog November 15, 2013

Today in History: John F. Kennedy Assassinated