JFK: An ordinary day, turned tragic

The morning sun first lit Cape Cod shortly after 6 a.m., with full daylight at about half past the hour. Nov. 22, 1963, was a clear, warmer-than-average Friday in November, with temperatures expected in the low 60s. A perfect fall day — a chance to catch up on chores before the Thanksgiving holiday the following week.

As he did every morning, Milton Penn arrived at Puritan Cape Cod on Main Street in Hyannis around 8:45 a.m., preparing for the store’s 9 a.m. opening. Read more.