Thursday, June 21, 2012



 1982:John Hinckley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting of President Ronald Reagan and three others. Hinckley's attorneys point to his obsession with the film Taxi Driver and its lead actress, Jodie Foster.

1964: Civil rights activists James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman are abducted and killed by Ku Klux Klan membersnear Philadelphia, Miss. Exactly 41 years later, former Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen would be convicted of three counts of manslaughter in their deaths and, at age 80, would ultimately be sentenced to 60 years in prison.

1985: The skeletal remains of notorious Nazi Josef Mengele are identified by an international team of forensic pathologists in Brazil.

1768:The first US bachelor of medicine degree is awarded to Dr. John Archer.

1970:The largest US corporate bankruptcy occurs when Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy.
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