The third Monday of every January is one of ten national holidays that government employees get every year. Most children have no school and every state and federal employee receives a paid day off. The first official observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday was on January 20, 1986 – 18 years after the Civil Rights leader was shot. But David Chang, a professor of U.S. history at the University of Minnesota, says the idea for the holiday came just four days after the assassination in 1968.
A Minnesota man is among the few who have seen one iconic piece of history from the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated: The suit worn by First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The simple pink suit with black collar and pillbox hat became among the most iconic of modern images, and came to symbolize the day life changed in America. Mrs. Kennedy wore the outfit, a copy of a favorite Chanel design, while sitting next to her husband in the motorcade in Dallas. And she wore it on the plane back to Washington when Lyndon Johnson took the oath of office, and when her husband’s casket was off-loaded into a gray U.S. Navy ambulance.
In 1993, Minneapolis Federal Judge Jack Tunheim was appointed by then-President Bill Clinton to head the assassination records review board with the sole purpose of finding all the secret records. Five million pages were made public. Most of the records that were still secret were at the CIA.
Hubert Humphrey’s political profile began to rise in the wake of the tragic events in Dallas.
University of Minnesota students will create a floral “grave blanket” Thursday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has lent his high-profile support to an author who says she has proof Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t assassinate President John Kennedy.
An American member of Al Queda credited as a true leader of communications for the terrorist group was tracked down and killed in Yemen.
It’s a subject that couldn’t be tackled in just one hour. For decades, there’s been a debate on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. One man claims through his book, Target *JFK*: Final Chapter in […]