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Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan

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Reagan Assassination Attempt

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The Attempted Assassination of President Reagan

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Attempted Assassination of a President | How It Was: Shooting of Ronald Reagan

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Reagan Assassination Attempt

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Anatomy Of An Assassination Attempt | TIME

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, D.C., as they were leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Hinckley's motivation for the attack was to impress actress Jodie Foster, who had played the role of a child prostitute in the 1976 film Taxi Driver. After seeing the film, Hinckley had developed an obsession with Foster.
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    • Hinckley's motivation 

    • Assassination attempt 

    • Speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel 

    • Shooting 

    • George Washington University Hospital 

    • Immediate response 

    • Public reaction 

    • President Reagan 

    • Delahanty, McCarthy, and Brady 

    • John Hinckley 

    • Jodie Foster 

    • Books 

    • On screen 

    • On stage 

    • In music