This Day In History: 03/30/1981 - President Reagan Shot

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On March 30th, well-liked Queen Elizabeth passed away at the age of 101. Russ Mitchell recaps this and other events that occurred on March 30th in this video clip from This Day In History. Another event being the patent of the pencil eraser. The patent was done by Hymen Lipman. The right to vote was given to black men in the 15th Amendment. Also, in an attempt to impress Jodi Foster, John Hinckley shot president Ronald Reagan. He failed to assassinate him, which was his goal, but managed to be confined to a mental institution.

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