On this day: March 14

Published On: Mar 08 2013 01:54:35 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 14 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

America's first town hall meeting is held, Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin, Pan Am is incorporated, and JFK's body is moved to a permanent memorial, all on this day.

OTD March 14 - Jack Ruby
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Dallas Police Department

1964: A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds nightclub owner Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Ruby appealed the conviction and his subsequent death sentence and was granted a new trial. As the date for his new trial was being set, he became ill and died of lung cancer on Jan. 3, 1967.

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