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Crime History: Would-be assassin shoots Gov. Wallace in Laurel to prove 'manhood'

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On this day, May 15, in 1972, Arthur Bremer shot and paralyzed Alabama Gov. George Wallace while the presidential hopeful campaigned in Maryland. Bremer wrote in his diary he planned to assassinate Wallace or President Nixon as a "statement of my manhood for the world to see." He even chose a catchphrase to shout during the shooting: "A penny for your thoughts!" At a rally at the Laurel...

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