JFK ASSASSINATION AND FUNERAL President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie arrive in Texas on the last week of his life. The motorcade and his assassination in slow motion. Police take Lee Harvey Oswald into custody. JFK's funeral service. Lyndon Johnson makes a speech. Thousands visit Kennedy's casket to pay their respects.
ELECTION OF POPE PAUL VI The College of Cardinals meets to elect a successor to Pope John XXIII. The conclave takes place in the Sistine Chapel covered with frescoes created by Michaelangelo. Ballots are burned in the traditional stove and the smoke signals the election of Pope Paul VI.
PROFUMO AFFAIR United Kingdom's Secretary of State for War, John Profumo appearing at court for charges related to the Profumo Affair. The showgirl Christine Keeler whom Profumo had a relationship with and who also had a relationship with a Russian spy appears at the courthouse.
VIETNAM REVOLTS Vietnamese troops, under the command of President Diem's brother have been mounting a campaign of terror against the Buddhists. Buddhist monks, nuns and sympathizers protest in Saigon against the religious persecution.
AFTERMATH OF AN EARTHQUAKE Men dig through a large pile of rubble in the aftermath of an earthquake. The town is destroyed and houses are flattened. Waves crash on a coastline. Rescue workers line up the bodies of the dead.
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT African-Americans demonstrate for civil rights. Police arrest and haul away demonstrators. Protesters are sprayed with water from fire hoses. Martin Luther King Jr. gives a speech. Funeral services for those lost in the civil rights movement. The 1963 March On Washington.
WASHINGTON BENEFIT - STAY IN SCHOOL FUND A benefit for the Stay In School Fund in Washington D.C. features a preview of the movie "Charade". Politicians and celebrities in attendance include Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy and Vice-President Lyndon Johnson and his wife Ladybird Johnson.
QUINTUPLETS IN INCUBATORS Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fisher of Aberdeen, S.D. are the parents of quintuplets. The quints faced heavy odds to become the first United States quints to survive infancy. They spent their early days being helped by machines and incubators in the hospital.
Date: September 16, 1963 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:45:00, No Audio
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