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History: March 30 – On this day back in 1981 President Reagan shot

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr.

The president had just finished addressing a labor meeting at the Washington Hilton Hotel and was walking with his entourage to his limousine when Hinckley, standing among a group of reporters, fired… CLICK FOR MORE

On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley tried to kill President Ronald Reagan. Hinckley shot the president, and his press secretary Jim Brady. This footage begins with Reagan leaving the Washington Hilton Hotel, and ends with Brady’s hospital release.