On This Day in 1950- Assassination Attempt on President Truman

In the hot afternoon sun, two men hoped out of a taxi at Pennsylvania Ave. and 17th st. in downtown Washington…one of the men passed the east sentry box which flanks the steps of Blair House.  Turning, he drew a P-38 automatic from his pocket…

Newsweek November 13, 1950

On This Day in 1950- Assassination Attempt on President Truman

In the hot afternoon sun, two men hoped out of a taxi at Pennsylvania Ave. and 17th st. in downtown Washington…one of the men passed the east sentry box which flanks the steps of Blair House.  Turning, he drew a P-38 automatic from his pocket…

Newsweek November 13, 1950



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