The Reagan assassination attempt, 1981 | The Reagan assassination attempt occurred on March 30, 1981, at the Washington Hilton Hotel in D.C., when John Hinckley Jr. opened fire on Reagan and three others. After the shooting, Reagan was thrown into the limousine, unaware that he had been shot. He only realized this when he coughed up blood and discovered that his lung had been punctured. | Photo and text via: all-thats-interesting.tumblr.com |
Monday, March 30, 1981, just 69 days into the presidency of Ronald Reagan. While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr.
John Hinckley, Jr. (born May 29, 1955) attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1981, as the culmination of an effort to impress teen actress Jodie Foster.