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August 28, 1981 in History

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Events in History


Assassination AttemptRonald Reagan is Shot

John Hinckley pleads innocent to attempt to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan

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The scene moments after John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan on March 30, 1981
The scene moments after John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan on March 30, 1981
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  • National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
  • Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)