This Day In History: March 30, 1981

The 40th President of the United States was nearly felled by an assassin’s bullet forty years ago today.

On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan

On March 30, 1981, I was four years old. I was at my grandmother’s house with my mother and two younger brothers. We may have still been living with my grandparents at the time or maybe we were there visiting shortly after we’d moved into our own home. Anyway, my grandmother and mother were in my…

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Author of "Former First Lady" and "Memoir of a Royal Consort." Twitter provocateur, aspiring shut-in, and newly minted Roosevelt Islander.

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Ebony Edwards-Ellis

Author of "Former First Lady" and "Memoir of a Royal Consort." Twitter provocateur, aspiring shut-in, and newly minted Roosevelt Islander.