Historical Political Events for November 22

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Year Event
1963 President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, allegedly. Lyndon Johnson assumes power. What really happens remains unresolved. For more background, consult the "JFK-Info" site. A later report is here.
1990 Margaret Thatcher resigns as UK prime minister.
1998 Some 2,000 people, including actor Martin Sheen, were briefly taken into custody during a demonstration against the Army's School of the Americas, accused by critics of training soldiers involved in atrocities in Latin America.
1998 The CBS News program "60 Minutes" showed videotape of Dr. Jack Kevorkian giving lethal drugs to Thomas Youk, a terminally ill patient. Kevorkian, an advocate of assisted suicide, challenged prosecutors to arrest him and later was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder.
2000 Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase according to the CBD: From the U.S. Department of the Treasury, United States Customs Service (USCS):"EXERCISE OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES, MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSITION OF SEIZED/FORFEITED PROPERTY", AMT $15,566,688.00 TO EG&G Services 3702 Pender Drive, Suite 400 Fairfax, VA 22030 [It costs a lot of money just to keep track of all that loot!]
and . . .
Quote of
the Day
Nellie Connally:You sure can't say Dallas doesn't love you, Mr. President.
John F. Kennedy: (smiling) No, you can't.

    — Apparently Kennedy's last words, spoken moments before being assassinated, as recorded in William Manchester's The Death of a President [1967], Chapter 2
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