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This Day in History :1968: Robert F. Kennedy Shot


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: on this day, usa, los angeles, robert f kennedy, kennedy, california, palestine )

Chrissy
- 1775 days ago - history.com
At 12:50 a.m. PDT, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a presidential candidate, is shot three times in a hail of gunfire in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Five others were wounded. The senator had just completed a speech celebrating his victory in the Calif



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Kathy W. (299)
Friday June 5, 2009, 3:34 am
This was one sad day I won't ever forget.
Thanks Chrissy.
 

sue M. (184)
Friday June 5, 2009, 7:58 pm
Yep, Kathy thanks to an arrangement wih the FBI and Psychiatry they manipulated an innocent to kill ,only of course after JFK refused to be part of the Elitest plan.
A good day will be when we finally pull down the walls they hide behind!
 

Dee C. (23)
Saturday June 6, 2009, 1:58 am
I remember exactly where I was..what I was doing..when this terrible news came out..
A sad day indeed..
Thank you Chrissy..
Duly noted..
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 6, 2009, 8:08 am
I was only 7 at the time, but I remember it coming on the news and being upset about it.
Later I would learn what a truly great man he was.
If only...
 

James C. Talbot (64)
Saturday June 6, 2009, 8:43 am
I was shocked. After hearing the news, I spoke to a neighbor about it and he said, "He deserved to get shot". I was stunned into silence. I'm just glad I didn't punch-out that old geezer and find myself in jail.
 

James C. Talbot (64)
Saturday June 6, 2009, 8:48 am
BTW, I didn't need to see that picture.
 

Susan Baldwin (0)
Saturday June 6, 2009, 10:32 am
I was a young activist working for a local political candidate when we heard the news. RFK's death touched me deeply and my idealism about politics would never resurface. I was a true believer until that day. The country lost a truly dynamic and strong leader. A sad day for all. And yes, that picture is awful.

Susan
 

Mandi T. (418)
Saturday June 6, 2009, 12:36 pm
THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY THAT I'LL NEVER FORGET
TX CHRISSY
 

Winefred M. (88)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 6:55 am
IŽll never forget that day.
 

Dometria Lanauze (6)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 10:42 am
Thanks for the reminder, Chrissy. RFK. was our last hope of righting the wrongs done by his government and family. I remember watching his speech live and feeling a ray of wonder at his prophetic words. I also had a foreboding that someone would try to prevent him from carrying out his plans. I cried, as I and thousands of others, watched him being assassinated. Sirhan Sirhan was not the one who murdered him( he was made yet another patsy), it was one of RFK's secret servicemen and from behind him( Watch the film footage and you'll see for yourself). This was the last of chance for a truly democratic and open government for many years to come. Too many male members of this illustrious family have met untimely and contrived deaths.(Remember JFK, Jr. who mysteriously died in a plane crash just after he was considering running for President against Bush, Jr?) Too sad. There is no such thing as coincidences, especially where Politics and control of the masses are concerned..Peace in our Quest for Truth.
 

Dometria Lanauze (6)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 10:49 am
PS . My error about who RFK. was running against. It wasn't the Bush clan but the energy behind his death has a familiar ring of subterfuge, nevertheless. Peace in Our Quest for Truth
 

Ancil S. (175)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 11:25 pm
I was only 6 going on 7 when R.F.K. died,but kinda remember my mom being upset.I'm sure it was a horrible thing that happened.I'm kinda glad I was too young to remember,I would have been sad too.Makes you kinda wonder why bad things happen to good people,guess we'll never know.
 
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