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7. A network television pool camera was broadcasting live and witnessed the shooting as it happened. Several photographs were taken of the event just before, as, and after I pulled the trigger.

8. Police detective Billy Combest suddenly recognized me and exclaimed: "Jack, you son of a 8!tch!"

9. In 1947, I moved to Dallas where I and my brothers soon afterward shortened our surnames from Rubenstein.
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Jack Ruby?
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Yes.


Clue #10 would have been this picture.

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Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald, and John Kennedy all died/pronounced dead in the same hospital.

Jack was well known to the police as they frequented his club (and prostitutes).
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Arthur, I have one if you don't.
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Thanks Arthur.

1)I had personal dealings with 18 US Presidents, starting with John Quincy Adams.

2)Some of my most treasured belongings ended up in greenhouses.

3)Most people misspell my name.
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18 US Presidents? Wow. Even if each president had only one term, that's a 72 year span. And I imagine one doesn't have personal dealings with a President until they're in their twenties or so.

This should be interesting...
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No Cliff.
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4)I learned my trade from the inventor of morse code.

5)Although well known during my life and presently, I died penniless in a charity ward.

6)I initiated a profession that flourishes today.
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7)Abraham Lincoln joked that I was responsible for getting him reelected.

8)Many people contributed to my success but I did not give them credit.

9)I brought both pleasure and horror to people.
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Long shot--John Philip Sousa?
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Not him landmark.
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Correct answer coming after next wrong answer.
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10)His most notable accomplishment which gained him worldwide fame made him poor.

11)He had poor eyesight which would make his choice of profession difficult at best and he later lost his vision.

12)He died as the result of a traffic accident.
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Eyesight, innovation, Lincoln, but the timeline can't be right: Matthew Brady?
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Benjamin Franklin? No idea why he would be, but he was an influential inventor during that time.
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Landmark you are correct (mostly - Clue #3: Mathew Brady)! What's wrong with the timeline? If it's John Quincy Adams, he was the first president (as ex-president) photographed towards the end of his life.

Clue #2: "Ken Burns in his 1990 documentary on the Civil War claimed that glass plate negatives were often sold to gardeners, not for their images, but for the glass itself to be used in greenhouses and cold frames." The sun eventually destroyed the images.

Clue #6: Combat Photographer
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Clues #5 & #10: "Brady invested nearly $100,000 of his own money in the Civil War project in hopes that the government would buy his photo record of the war after it was all said and done. But once the Union prevailed, a public reeling from years of grueling conflict showed no interest in Brady's grim photos.

After the financial panic of 1873 he declared bankruptcy, and he lost his New York studio. The War Department eventually bought over 6000 negatives from Brady’s collection—which are now housed in the National Archives—for only $2840 total."

Clue #7: "When Abraham Lincoln campaigned for president in 1860, he was dismissed as an odd-looking country bumpkin. But Brady’s stately portrait of the candidate, snapped after he addressed a Republican audience at Cooper Union in New York, effectively solidified Lincoln as a legitimate candidate in the minds of the American populace. (After he was elected, Lincoln supposedly told a friend, “Brady and the Cooper Union speech made me president.”) It was one of the first times such widespread campaign photography was used to support a presidential candidate."
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