Archive for November, 1963

November 25, 1963

Three days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, his body is laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery in Washington D.C. An estimated 800,000 people lined the streets for the funeral procession, as it made its way to St. Matthew’s Cathedral. Kennedy’s coffin was followed by his family, widow Jacqueline Kennedy,Read more..

November 23, 1963

This day in 1963 marked the first day of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency. On November 22, just two hours after the assassination in Dallas of President John F. Kennedy, former vice president Johnson took the oath of office. Witnesses to the swearing-in included his wife and new first lady, Claudia Johnson and the widowed JacquelineRead more..

November 22, 1963

On this day in 1963, C.S. Lewis, author of the famous “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, died at the age of of 64 in Oxford, England. Lewis was originally born and raised in Belfast. He attended Campbell College and Malvern College in Belfast and then received a scholarship in 1916 to study at University College,Read more..