This Friday, Nov. 22, will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, 1963, Kennedy was fatally shot while riding in a presidential motorcade in Dallas, Texas with his wife Jacqueline, and Texas Governor John Connally, and his wife Nellie. After nearly a year of investigations, it was determined that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and was responsible for Kennedy's death.
Newspapers all around the country dedicated front page headlines spreading the details of Kennedy's death to a nation in mourning. Macon County News' founder, the late Gary Gooder, was working as editor of the Del Ray Beach News- Journal in Florida at the time and authored a front page editorial memorializing the tragic day that will forever go down in history.