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5 Sep 1975

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Gerald Ford survives first assassination attempt
September 5, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford survives an attempt on his life in Sacramento, California.
The assailant, a petite, red haired, freckle-faced young woman named Lynette Fromme, approached the president while he was walking near the California Capitol and raised a .45 caliber handgun toward him.

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