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Wikipedia Description: Hilton Washington
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The Hilton Washington (also called the Washington Hilton and locally the Hinckley Hilton) is a hotel in Washington, D.C. It is located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., roughly at the boundaries of the Kalorama, Dupont Circle, and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. Built in 1965 in a double-arched design, the hotel long sported the largest pillar-less hotel ballroom in the city. Numerous large events have been regularly hosted at the Hilton Washington, including the annual dinners of the White House Correspondents Association and the Radio and Television Correspondents Association.
The hotel was the site of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr. on March 30, 1981. The attempt occurred at the hotel's T Street NW exit.
The hotel was purchased in June 2007 by an investment firm jointly owned by former professional basketball star Magic Johnson.
Atlas Obscura Description: Hinckley Hilton President's Walk
A hidden passageway now marks the site of an assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan that some say broke a 140-year-old curse.
An inch can be the difference between life and death. Might it also be enough to break a curse 140 years in the making?
On March 30, 1981, a mentally disturbed 25-year-old from Colorado named John Hinckley, Jr. came within an inch of assassinating Ronald Reagan, sworn in as the 40th president of the United States just two months earlier. As Reagan exited a side door at the Washington Hilton, Hinckley fired a revolver six times at POTUS and his protective detail, critically wounding the president and three others.
Reagan was hit in the chest with a .22 caliber bullet that punctured his lung, but although he lost nearly half of his blood on the operating room table, he eventually made a complete recovery. Some say the unsuccessful assassination attempt broke a curse that had caused the death in office of every U.S. president elected at 20-year intervals starting in 1840: William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Warren G. Harding, Franklin Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy.
The bullet that entered Reagan’s lung missed his heart by a mere inch. White House press secretary Jim Brady was shot in the head and suffered a serious brain injury that left him disabled for the rest of his life. Bullets also hit a secret service agent and a Washington, D.C., police officer. Hinckley, who claimed he wanted to assassinate the president to impress actress Jodie Foster whom he had developed an obsession with, was found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington.
Today, the site of the attempted assassination on T Street NW is relatively unchanged since 1981. The only major difference is in the passageway, known as the “President’s Walk,” through which Reagan exited the hotel, known by locals today as the “Hinckley Hilton. ...More...
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2009 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs. I've also got a Nikon D90 and a newer Fuji -- the S200EHX -- both of which are nice but I still prefer the flexibility of the Fuji.
Trips this year:
Niagara Falls, NY,
New York City,
Civil War Trust conferences in Gettysburg, PA and Springfield, IL, and
my 4th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Los Angeles, Yosemite, Death Valley, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of a Lincoln-Obama cupcake sculpture published in Civil War Times and WUSA-9, the local CBS affiliate, ran a quick piece on me. A picture that I took at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium appeared in the National Archives' "Prologue" magazine. I became a volunteer with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Number of photos taken this year: 417,000.
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