Reagan Assassination Attempt

March 30, 2006

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On March 30, 1981, a disturbed drifter fired six shots at President Ronald Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton after giving a speech. Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, Secret Service Agent Timothy McCarthy and D.C. police officer Thomas Delehanty were all hit. Brady sustained permanent injuries, including paralysis. Reagan recovered and went on to serve two full terms as president.

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