The Soviet Union and the United States were originally in talks to go to the moon together during the Cold War. Nikita Khrushchev was poised to accept the plan but then President Kennedy was assassinated. The Soviets did not trust Vice President Johnson, so Khrushchev rejected the plan.
When news of JFK’s assassination was announced in Alabama public schools (which JFK had forced to desegregate 6 months earlier), many white students cheered.
John F. Kennedy’s last words were, “No, you certainly can’t” in response to the Governor of Texas’s wife, Nellie Connally saying, “you certainly can’t say that the people of Dallas haven’t given you a nice welcome.” Moments later he was assassinated.
After President Kennedy’s autopsy, his brain, tissue slides and other autopsy materials immediately disappeared and have not been found since
The only photos taken at the moment Robert Kennedy was shot were seized by the LAPD, ordered sealed for 20 years, and when finally set to be released were stolen from the car of the courier transporting them.
Jackie Kennedy wore her blood-splattered pink Chanel suit for the rest of the day after JFK’s assassination. When asked to change her outfit, she replied “I want them to see what they have done to Jack.“