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    Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband's death

    Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband's death

    Shortly after noon on the 22nd of November, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas , Texas.   It was five months after his hugely successful vist to Ireland.   Below see letters of thanks he sent to Taoiseach Sean Lemass following his visit.  Assassination Television and radio stations suspended their regular programs to carry uninterrupted coverage of the President's assassination.  Lorcan Clancy trawled through the archives to find out how the news spread, and how the world reacted to the death of a President and compiled a report which was played ...


    In 1977, NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 blasted off from Planet Earth. 36 years later it has left our solar system to explore the final frontier. It is now 12 billion miles away, having just left the solar system. But 8 years previous to that, NASA had achieved what most people at the time thought was impossible. On 20th July 1969, NASA landed a manned spacecraft on the moon. But there are few moments in history as defining for a nation and the world as May 25, 1961. That's when President John F. Kennedy announced the plan to put a man ...


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