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.
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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