The day the world came to a halt.

The day the world came to a halt.
Fifty years ago tomorrow the world came to a grinding halt as the world reacted to the startling news that President John F Kennedy had been gunned down on the streets of Dallas.

Fifty years ago tomorrow the world came to a grinding halt as the world reacted to the startling news that President John F Kennedy had been gunned down on the streets of Dallas.

During the first hour after the shooting before Walter Cronkite officially announced the first Irish Catholic President’s death there was a time of great confusion around the world. It was a time when the Cold War between the US and Russia existed and even in small towns in Donegal there was speculation that this was part of a larger attack on the US.

For a look back on that fateful day and a personal insight, see tomorrow’s Donegal Democrat.