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RFK Unused Ticket to the Speech that Never Happened

Printed blue ticket #08 from the “Madison Square Garden Gala Performance for Robert F. Kennedy” scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden's Pennsylvania Plaza in New York City on the evening of Monday, June 17, 1968. The $1.00 ticket would have admitted one attendee to the Mezzanine section. Pristine. 6" x 1.75." Provenance: From the collection of Ron Hoskins, assassinologist.

Aspiring Democratic Party presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) was shot in the ballroom of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Sirhan Sirhan (born 1944) on June 5, 1968. The younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and former U.S. Attorney General died of his injuries the next day, on June 6, 1968. Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old mentally unstable Palestinian-born immigrant, condemned RFK's Middle Eastern policies. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to death but this was later commuted to life in prison in 1972.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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