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President Reagan Shot in 1981

This Week in History – President Reagan Shot


Featured photo above: President Ronald Reagan waves just before he is shot outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981. From left are secret service agent Jerry Parr, in raincoat, who pushed Reagan into the limousine; press secretary James Brady, who was seriously wounded; Reagan; Michael Deaver, Reagan’s aide; unidentified policeman; Washington policeman Thomas K. Delahanty, who was shot; and secret service agent Timothy J. McCarthy, who was shot in the stomach. Source: Associated Press.

West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history.

On March 28, 1834, the Senate censured President Andrew Jackson.

On March 29, 1973, the last American troops left South Vietnam.

On March 30, 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded by John Hinkley, Jr.

Quote:  Listen, or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.  -Native American proverb

Have a great week!

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