The Attempt on Ronald Reagan
Category All History
Series Title Infamous Assassinations
Episode 16
Duration 25 mins
Product Code 22029
Broadcast Year 2007
Price £195.00

The Attempt on Ronald Reagan is part of the Infamous Assassinations series.

Washington, 1981 On 30th March 1981, as US President Ronald Reagan was leaving the Washington Hilton Hotel, 25-year-old John Hinckley III fired six shots from a .22 revolver. One of the bullets missed Reagan's heart by three inches. His famous quote to his wife was, "Honey, I forgot to duck". One of his top aides was not so fortunate.

The Attempt on Ronald Reagan looks at the events in history leading up to the event and the politics involved in this history teaching resource


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