This Day in History: President Reagan Is Shot (Saturday, March 30th)

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This Day in History: President Reagan Is Shot (Saturday, March 30th)

This Day in History: , President Reagan Is Shot.

March 30, 1981.

Outside of a Washington D.C.

Hotel, 25-year-old John Hinckley Jr. fired six shots at the president, hitting him once in the chest.

Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and D.C.

Policeman Thomas Delahaney were also hit.

As Hinckley was overpowered, Reagan was rushed to the trauma center at George Washington University Hospital.

As he was prepared for surgery, Reagan quipped to First Lady Nancy, "Honey, I forgot to duck.".

The president returned to the White House less than two weeks later.

Found "not guilty by reason of insanity," Hinkley was institutionalized until 2016 and now lives in Colonial Williamsburg, PA


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John Hinckley Jr.

Attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan (born 1955)

James Brady

White House Press Secretary under Ronald Reagan (1940โ€“2014)

Tim McCarthy

United States Secret Service agent


Nancy Reagan

First Lady of the United States and actress (1921โ€“2016)

United States Secret Service

U.S. federal law enforcement agency

George Washington University Hospital

Hospital in Washington, D.C., United States

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