Gerald Ford

Photograph of President Gerald R. Ford and his golden retriever, Liberty, in the Oval Office.

1 On this day back in 1975, an attempt was made on former President Gerald Ford’s life by would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, who, according to Britannica, fired a shot at him from a .38-caliber pistol. She was tackled, the weapon deflected, and Ford was not hit.

2 National Day Calendar states that today is National Girl’s Night In Day and National Leg Wear Day!

3 On this day in 1995, the top five best-selling fiction books on the New York Times bestsellers list were: 1.) “‘L’ is for Lawless” by Sue Grafton; 2.) “Coming Home” by Rosamunde Pilcher; 3.) “From Potter’s Field” by Patricia Cornwell; 4.) “Beach Music” by Pat Conroy; and 5.) “Memnoch the Devil” by Anne Rice, according to The New York Times.

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