Monday, March 28, 2011

This Week In History 3-23-11

President Reagan shot

March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after addressing a labor meeting by John Hinckley Jr. Hinckley fired six shots, hitting President Reagan, White House Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and District of Columbia policeman Thomas Delahaney. Reagan was rushed to the hospital with a collapsed left lung, but listed in good condition after the surgery. Arrested on March 30, 1981, John Hinckley was later found not guilty by reason of insanity.

To learn more about the Attempted Assassination of President Reagan please visit This Day in History at History.com.

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