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A Life Cut Short

Center for Sacramento History, Sacramento Bee Collection, 1983/001/SBPMP04520

U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy campaigns for president at Florin Center in this March 23, 1968, Sacramento Bee photograph by Dick Schmidt. Less than four months later, after winning the California Democratic primary, Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan, who shot him three times at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel. In 1963, Kennedy’s brother, President John F. Kennedy, had been assassinated in Dallas.


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