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Today in history: June 21
In 1982, John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting of President Reagan
 
President Ronald Reagan waves to onlookers moments before an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. on March 30, 1981.
President Ronald Reagan waves to onlookers moments before an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. on March 30, 1981. The White House/Getty Images

June 21

On this day. 1982: A jury found John Hinckley Jr. not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting of President Ronald Reagan and three others. Still under court supervision — and watched by the Secret Service — Hinckley, now 58, has been given more freedom by a federal judge: He can spend up to 10 days with his family at a time, and has a driver's license.

Quote of the day

"No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it." - John Adams


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