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This Day in History for June 21 – John Hinckley Verdict and More

President Ronald Reagan Waves To Onlookers Moments Before  Hinckley Assassination Attempt
The White House, Getty Images

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1788 – The US Constitution is ratified and goes into effect (More info)

1915 – The US Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens (More info)

1948 – Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City (More info)

1957 – Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada’s first woman Cabinet Minister (More info)

1973 – In Miller v. California, the US Supreme Court establishes the Miller Test for obscenity (More info)

1982 – John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan (More info)

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