The American President

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Assassinations and attempts

Special Agent Clinton J. Hill jumps onto the rear of the presidential limousine as it speeds to Parkland Hospital moments after the second and fatal shot had wounded President John F. Kennedy. Hill was attempting to push Jacqueline Kennedy back inside the vehicle. After taking this picture, AP WirePhoto operator James Altgens telephoned his eye-witness account to the Dallas bureau, which moved on the news wire at 12:40 p.m. CST.

AP Photo / Ike Altgens

“A” Wire Copy Edited for the TTS Circuit, Nov. 22, 1963

The first bulletin announcing President Kennedy had been shot moved on the “A” or national wire at 12:40 p.m. Central Standard Time. It was reported by Dallas Bureau Chief Robert Johnson, cradling the telephone as he listened to Wirephoto operator James W. Altgens at the scene.

This sheet is the fourth in a series of 27 surviving sheets transmitted over AP's TTS (Teletypesetter) circuit, which delivered formatted text to hundreds of smaller newspapers. Working quickly, editors marked the all-caps text to indicate the need for capitalization and made other edits.

AP Photo / AP Corporate Archives

Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as president of the United States of America in the cabin of the presidential plane as widowed Jacqueline Kennedy stands at his side, Nov. 22, 1963.

Cecil Stoughton, The White House via AP

Three-year-old John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father's casket in Washington on Nov. 25, 1963, three days after the president was assassinated in Dallas. Widow Jacqueline Kennedy, center, and daughter Caroline Kennedy are accompanied by the late president's brothers Sen. Edward Kennedy, left, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

AP Photo

President Reagan waves, then looks up before being shoved into the presidential limousine by Secret Service agents after being shot outside a Washington hotel, March 30, 1981. Pulitzer Prize winner 1982

AP Photo / Ron Edmonds

Secret Service agent Timothy J. McCarthy, foreground, Washington policeman Thomas K. Delahanty, center, and presidential press secretary James Brady, background, lie wounded on a street outside a Washington hotel after shots were fired at President Reagan on March 30, 1981.

AP Photo / Ron Edmonds

Presidential candidate Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., talks to campaign workers in Los Angeles minutes before he was shot at 12:50 a.m. PDT on June 5, 1968. At his side are his wife Ethel, left, and his California campaign manager, Jesse Unruh, speaker of the California Assembly. After making a short speech on his victory in the June 4 California primary, Kennedy left the platform and was shot in the hotel kitchen by Sirhan Sirhan.

AP Photo / Dick Strobel

Senator Robert Kennedy awaits medical assistance as he lies on the floor of the Ambassador hotel in Los Angeles moments after he was shot, June 5, 1968.

AP Photo / Boris Yaro, Los Angeles Times

Associated Press reporter Bob Thomas stands on the spot where Sen. Robert F. Kennedy lay on the floor after he was shot in an Ambassador Hotel pantry exactly 30 years ago in Los Angeles' Mid-Wilshire district, June 5, 1998.

AP Photo / Reed Saxon

Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Collazo lies wounded at the base of the steps to Blair House, President Truman's temporary residence in Washington, after a failed attempt to assassinate Truman, Nov. 1, 1950.

AP Photo / Harvey Georges