In the early spring of 1981, the world watched in shock and disbelief as President Ronald Reagan narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. On March 30th, as the President emerged from a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel, chaos erupted when a man named John Hinckley Jr. fired six shots in his direction. The bullets struck Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and police officer Thomas Delahanty. Although President Reagan was critically wounded, he quickly recovered, while the others faced long and arduous journeys to regain their health. This event not only shook the nation but also led to significant changes in security protocols for public figures in the United States.
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