Adams Morgan in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
President Reagan Assassination Attempt
National Historic Place
100th visit to Washington Hilton by a sitting U.S. President.
Reagan had been invited to speak in the International Ballroom
at a meeting of the North America's Building Trades Unions.
Upon exiting the hotel along T Street at 2:27 p.m., Reagan was struck and wounded
by a gunshot fired from John Hinckley, Jr., who had been waiting outside.
Gunshots also wounded Reagan's Press Secretary James Brady,
D.C. police officer Thomas Delahanty, and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy.
Reagan recovered from the incident and visited the hotel several times afterwards.
Location. 38° 54.968′ N, 77° 2.723′ W. Marker is in Adams Morgan, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on T Street near Columbia Road NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is to the left of the Washington Hilton lower level entrance on T Street. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rooms With a View (within shouting distance of this marker); McClellan Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Manuel Belgrano Embassy of the Republic of Malta (about 600 feet away); "Best Addresses" (about 700 feet away); Architects and Architecture (about 800 feet away); Educational Institutions (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building a Better Neighborhood (approx. ¼ mile away).
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