Exactly fifty years ago today, and four days before his fateful trip to Dallas, JFK visited the cigar capital of the world (Tampa)

Exactly fifty years ago today, and four days before his fateful trip to Dallas, JFK visited the cigar capital of the world (Tampa), and delivered a speech at Al López Field. The speech –which you can listen to here— commemorated the 50th anniversary of aviator Tony Jannus’s historic flight from Tampa to St. Petersburg. In the speech, JFK imagines what things might be like on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of that flight; that is to say, today.