Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

To: All
On March 30, 1981, only 69 days into the new administration, Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, Washington police officer Thomas Delahanty, and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy were struck by gunfire from would-be assassin John Hinckley, Jr. outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. Although "close to death" during surgery, Reagan recovered and was released from the hospital on April 11, becoming the first serving U.S. President to survive being shot in an assassination attempt. The attempt had great influence on Reagan's popularity; polls indicated his approval rating to be around 73%.

Reagan believed that God had spared his life so that he might go on to fulfill a greater purpose.."


Help support Free Republic
please click the pic

43 posted on 08/06/2012 2:01:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies ]

To: trisham; onyx; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; MEG33; STARWISE; ...

Woo hoo!!

And this just in:

$20.00 from Florida
$50.00 from Florida
$50.00 from Washington

Thank you all very much!!

FReepers ROCK!!

44 posted on 08/06/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson