On this day: August 28

Published On: Aug 27 2012 05:07:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Pepsi and UPS are born, Emmett Till is murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. shares his dream, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, all on this day.

OTD August 28 - John Hinckley Jr
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FBI Field Office Washington

1981: John W. Hinckley Jr. pleads not guilty to charges of attempting to kill President Ronald Reagan. Reagan suffered heavy internal bleeding and a punctured lung in the March 30, 1981, assassination attempt, but recovered quickly. Hinckley was eventually found not guilty by reason of insanity and sentenced to remain under institutional psychiatric care. After a federal judge ruled Hinckley was no longer a threat to himself or others, he was released on Aug. 5, 2016.

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