22 November

What were you doing when Texas governor John Bowden Connally Jr was shot?

November 22, 2009 · 1 min read

Assuming you are old enough to have been alive at the time, it was probably the same as you were doing when US president John F Kennedy was shot because they were both hit in the same shooting that killed the president on 22 November 1963.

Connally survived, despite being wounded five times by one bullet, which entered through his chest, exiting below the right nipple, then hitting his right wrist and going through the radius bone before coming to rest in his left thigh. He went on to quit the Democratic Party and join the Republicans at the height of the Watergate scandal that led to Richard Nixon’s resignation as president.


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