John Hinckley Jr.
Today in 1981 John Hinckley shot Ronald Reagan. The untold story, the one never released to the press, follows: Hinckley was Reagan’s jelly bean dealer, and Reagan owed Hinckley big time. After repeated attempts to retrieve payments for three metric tons of jelly beans, Hinckley went to Reagan in person about a week before the shootings, at which point Reagan not only beat Hinckley mercilessly (or what would pass for a merciless beating given by a 70 year-old), he had the secret service forcibly remove his shoes. Hinckley was then forced to leave across a damp,White House lawn in his socks. A week later, Hinckley retaliated.