Editors. "First attempt on the life of a US president". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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First attempt on the life of a US president (28 words)
Historical Context Note
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.10885 First attempt on the life of a US president 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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