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1997

From The People Who Brought You Naked Keith Chegwin

March 30th 1997 was a momentous day in the world of broadcasting as Britain’s television’s options were increased by a fifth with the launch of spanking new outlet Channel 5. At 6pm, the viewing public were transfixed and then slightly confused as the Spice Girls sang the old Manfred Mann hit 5-4-3-2-1, presumably as this was a song that featured the numeral five. Other possibilities might ... Read more >

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1981

President Reagan Shot

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr.

The president had just finished addressing a labor meeting at the Washington Hilton Hotel and was walking with his entourage to his limousine when Hinckley, standing among a group of reporters, fired six shots at the president, hitting Rea... Read more >