1939 – Born on the 18th of October in New Orleans.
1956 – In October, Oswald dropped out of high school and joined the U.S. Marines. A competent sharpshooter but an indifferent soldier.
1959 – He began expressing pro-Soviet and politically radical views and, on a hardship plea, secured release from the corps on the 11th of September.
1961 – He met and married Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova, They have 2 daughters,
one born in Russia, one born in U.S.
1962 – In June, he was able to return to the United States with his wife and three month old daughter, June Lee.
1963 – In January, Oswald bought a .38 revolver and, in March, a rifle and telescopic sight, through the mails.
– On the 10th of April in Dallas he allegedly shot at but missed an ultrarightist, Edwin A. Walker, a resigned army general.
– At 12:30 PM on the 22nd November, from a window on the sixth floor of the depository building, Oswald, using his mail-order rifle, allegedly fired three shots that killed President Kennedy and wounded Texas Governor John B. Connally in an open-car motorcade in Dealey Plaza.
– At about 1:45 PM Oswald was seized in the Texas Theatre by police officers responding to reports of a suspect. At 1:30 AM on the 23rd of November, he was formally arraigned for the murder of President Kennedy.
– On the morning of November 24, while being transferred from a jail cell to an interrogation office, Oswald was shot by a Dallas nightclub owner, Jack Ruby, acting allegedly out of rage and anguish over the death of the president.