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The JFK Library is 'livetweeting' Kennedy's assassination

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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston has been tweeting JFK’s “thousand days in office,” culminating today on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The Twitter account @JFK_1963 will be recapping the events of Nov. 22, 1963, as they happened.

The account tweets excerpts from Kennedy’s speeches as well as links to primary-source documents.

Fifty years and 26 days ago, he spoke at Amherst College on the importance of the arts.

The account tweets headlines from New York Times articles to give historical context.

Some are more ominous than others.

Quieter moments amid the tumult:

The president visits Checkpoint Charlie.

Days before his assassination, Kennedy gave a speech on the space race.

Here’s the president’s itinerary for today. He is currently at breakfast with Mrs. Kennedy and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

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