John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas 50 years ago today.

Folks have been discussing the milestone pretty much all year, new books have hit the shelves reexamining the minutiae of his life and death, and even the Emmys featured a segment on how JFK's presidency—and his death during his third year in office—forever changed the TV landscape and the way we devour news from the media, but...

There was only going to be one Nov. 22.

Subsequently, numerous historians, politicians, academics, journalists, everyone who remembers where they were the day he was shot, people who weren't even born yet and more have taken time out to pay tribute to the fallen leader, whose murder remains burned into the nation's consciousness 50 years later.

Here's a sampling of the celebs (some of whom fit the categories listed above) who tweeted their respects, many of them quoting the man himself: 

Anna Faris "50 years since we lost an amazing man. 'A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on' #JFK"

Michelle Trachtenberg "50 years ago today America lost a hero, President John F. Kennedy. A moment that changed history. #JFK"

Bill Clinton "50 years after #JFK's death, our obligations now, no less than then, are to keep moving together into tomorrow."

Marlee Matlin: "'We do these things not because they are easy but because they are hard.' #JFK 50 years. What a different world we were then."

Kourtney Kardashian "Rest in peace, Mr. President. #JFK"

Kris Jenner "'…Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.' – John F. Kennedy #JFK #RIP #50years"

Patton Oswalt: "Just watched Oliver Stone's THE DOORS. #jfk #NeverForget"

Ron Perlman: "Major discussion re: #JFK in #EasyStreet; what started and what ended in #America in his 3 short years. Some of my clearest memories."

Nancy Pelosi: "Today, may we draw strength from the legacy & vision of #JFK. As he said, 'a man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.'"

Piers Morgan "'Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.' - John F. Kennedy. #JFK"

Chelsea Clinton "On the 50th anniversary of #JFK's assassination, reflecting on his life, inspiration & enduring impact:"

Lee Greenwood: "Wow, 50 years ago and he still captures our attention! R.I.P. President Kennedy. #JFK"

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