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Friday 30th of January 1835

189 years ago

68-year-old 7th President of the United States Andrew Jackson aka Old Hickory escapes the first ever assassination attempt on a sitting president when 35-year-old unemployed house painter from England Richard Lawrence his two pistols both misfire in United States Capitol, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

Historians believe the humid weather contributed to the double misfiring. Lawrence was restrained and legend says that Jackson attacked Lawrence with his cane. Others present, including David Crockett, restrained and disarmed Lawrence.