Oswald Shot – Today In Southern History

24 November 1963 

On this date in 1963…

Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

Other Years:

  • 1832 – South Carolina passed its Ordinance of Nullification and declared the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 null and void within the state’s borders.
  • 1861 – Federal troops gained a foothold on Tybee Island, Georgia.
  • 1863 – Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
  • 1969 – Apollo 12 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean bringing an end to the second manned mission to the moon.
  • 1996 – Rusty Wallace won the first NASCAR event to be held in Japan. 

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