Dallas, Texas (JFK+50) Fifty years ago today, March 14, 1964, Jack Rubenstein, a.k.a., Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death by electrocution.
It took the jury only 2 hours and 20 minutes to render the verdict.
Just as his shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald in the basement of Dallas City Jail on November 24, 1963 was televised live, so was the announcement of his guilty verdict.
Ruby, a nightclub owner in Dallas and friend of many Dallas police officers, claimed he shot Oswald to prevent Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy from having to return to Dallas for a trial.
In October 1966, Ruby's death sentence was reversed but while awaiting a new trial, he died at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on January 3, 1967, of lung cancer.
JFK SENDS OUT MEMO ON AGE DISCRIMINATION
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Fifty one years ago today, March 14, 1963, President John F. Kennedy sent a memorandum to the heads of all agencies of the federal government restating his policy opposing age discrimination in hiring practices.
JFK wrote in the memo:
"Personal actions should be based...solely on the ability of candidates to meet qualification requirements and physical standards of the position to be filled."
JFK's REMAINS RE-INTERRED IN ARLINGTON
Arlington, Virginia (JFK+50) Forty seven years ago today, March 14, 1967, the remains of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, were re-interred in a private ceremony at The National Cemetery here in Arlington.
The process began at 6:19 and was completed at 9:00 in the evening.
The JFK grave memorial replacing the temporary grave site had taken more than two years to build.
The bodies of two Kennedy children who died at birth were also buried in the new grave site.
A new, improved eternal flame was installed and the graves were surrounded by Cape Cod granite flagstones.