First attempt on the life of a US president

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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.
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Editors. "First attempt on the life of a US president". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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