John F. Kennedy
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.
Just weeks before he died, President John F. Kennedy made one last trip to Minnesota in late September 1963. It was one of many visits to the state where he helped launch Minnesota Democrats to national prominence. The young president was hitting his stride politically in late 1963, and preparing for the 1964 re-election campaign.
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.
University of Minnesota students will create a floral “grave blanket” Thursday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Fifteen years ago, Jesse Ventura announced “We shocked the world!” when voters chose him to be the next governor of Minnesota. Now, he’s talking about the events of 50 years ago in his new book “They Killed Our President.”
The Vice Presidential nominees demonstrated style and substance in their feisty, first and only debate. But also, a lot of spin.
The Texas governor, now a Republican presidential candidate, held a prayer rally for tens of thousands, read from the Bible, invoked Christ and broadcast the whole event on the Web.
Republican Tim Pawlenty is urging conservative bloggers to search out what presidential candidates have done and not be swayed by who gives the best speech.