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This Colorano “Silk” Cachet First Day Cover memorializes the assassination attempt by Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme (1948- ) to shoot President Gerald Ford (1913-2006) as he crossed a park in front of the California State Capitol at Sacramento,…

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The trial of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme for attempting to assassinate United States President Gerald Ford began on November 4, 1975. Three days before the trial began, President Ford gave a videotaped testimony from the White House as a defense…

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News of the September 5, 1975, assassination attempt on President Gerald Ford’s (1913-2006) life struck a chord deep in the American psyche as it had only been twelve years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald.…

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News of the attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford (1913-2006) broke immediately after it happened. All three of the major television news stations were filming as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme (1948- ) pushed toward the president with her…

Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme made the cover of Time for her attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford on September 5, 1975. Feminist leaders across the country reacted to the magazine’s use of the word “Girl” to describe Fromme, who was…

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After the conviction of Charles Manson (1934- ) for conspiring to murder seven people and the publication of Vincent Bugliosi’s book Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders, people from around the world wanted to write an official…

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In this postcard, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme (1948- ) relates some news on Charles Manson and family members to potential biographer David Nicholas. She refers to fellow family members Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Linda Kasabian being…

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As a protégé and longtime follower of Charles Manson, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme acted as spokesman for the "family” carrying the message of Manson to the media. After Manson's arrest and 1971 conviction for the Tate/LaBianca murders, Fromme…
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