ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ~ 30 YEARS AGO ON THIS DATE IN 1981

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President Ronald Reagan waves while leaving a speaking engagement just before he was shot.

It was 30 years ago today that President Ronald Reagan, in office just over two months, was shot outside the Washington Hilton by John Hinckley Jr. President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded, Reagan suffered a punctured lung, but prompt medical attention allowed him to recover quickly. Reagan was the first serving United States president to survive being shot in an assassination attempt. Hinckley was found not
guilty by reason of insanity and remains confined to a psychiatric facility.


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President Reagan waves, then looks up before being shoved into
Presidential limousine by Secret Service agents after being shot.

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White House press secretary James Brady lies wounded on the sidewalk
after being shot during the assassination attempt on President Reagan. In
the background secret service agents and police wrestle Hinckley to the
ground.

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President Reagan with wife Nancy inside George Washington
University Hospital four days after being shot.

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The shooter, John Hinckley Jr.

 

 

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