President Ford Escaped Assassination today in 1975

In 1975 California was dangerous for then-President Gerald Ford, as two attempts on his life were made within 17 days. The first, on September 5 by Charles Manson-follower Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme in Sacramento, put Fromme in jail where she remains.  September 22, in San Francisco radical activist and mental health patient Sara Jane Moore tried to shoot Ford as he left the St. Francis Hotel. The president was uninjured. Moore was paroled from prison in 2007.

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