In the U.S. Capitol, Richard Lawrence fired two pistols at the
president at point blank range. Miraculously, both pistols misfire.
Lawrence was later found to be insane.
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Editors. "First attempt on the life of a US president". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10885, accessed 21 October 2016.]