Presidents of US factsUnited States quiz
On March 30, 1981, US president Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr. What was his motive?
He wanted to impress Jodie Foster. Hinckley became obsessed with the 1976 film Taxi Driver, in which a disturbed protagonist plots to assassinate a presidential candidate. Failing to develop any meaningful contact with Jodie Foster, who played a child prostitute in the film, Hinckley developed a plot to assassinate the president to get her attention.
Which aircraft carrier of the Nimitz class does not exist?
CVN-71 Richard M. Nixon. The Nimitz-class supercarriers are a class of ten nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the United States Navy. The first unit are named after Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. All following carriers were named after politicians. These are Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Lincoln, Ford, Washington, Truman, Reagan, Bush, and Kennedy. Nixon is not among them.
How many U.S. Presidents have been assassinated?
Four. These were Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy. In addition to that, the death of Warren G. Harding is rumored to be an effect of poisoning.