On November 22, 1963, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy occurred in Dallas, Texas. While participating in a procession through the city center, Kennedy was shot by a rifle while riding in an open limousine with his wife Jackie. He sustained serious injuries and was transported to Parkland Hospital, where he ultimately died of them. In response to the assassination, the Warren Commission was established to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event. The commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing Kennedy, but this conclusion was not accepted by everyone. Oswald, a former Marine with a controversial background, was immediately arrested on November 22nd and later murdered on November 24th while being held in police custody. Today, numerous conspiracy theories about the assassination of JFK continue to circulate.
Meanwhile, on that same day in 1986, Mike Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion at just 20 years old. Tyson started his professional career at age 18 and quickly gained fame for his impressive knockout record, with 19 wins out of his first 19 fights. After winning the championship title in 1986, he went on to win all three major world championship titles (WBA, WBC and IBF). However, Tyson’s career took a turn when he was sentenced to six years in prison for rape in 1992. Despite serving only three years before being released on parole in 1995, Tyson managed to regain some of his former glory and win back his championship titles before declaring bankruptcy in 2003 and retiring from boxing in 2006.
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