Thirty four years ago today, John Hinckley fired six shots at President Ronald Reagan as he left a speech at the Washington Hilton in Northwest DC. One struck Reagan in the lung, narrowly missing his heart. It remains the last serious attempt on a president's life.

Here's how the Washington Post front page looked the morning after:

And the New York Times:

And, interestingly, this ABC News report in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, which suggests that Reagan had not been shot:

If you want to know more about this day 34 years ago, you MUST pick up a copy of "Rawhide Down", the best selling book detailing the Reagan assassination attempt by former WaPo reporter Del Quentin Wilber.