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In the year's big happy story, the Prince and Princess of Wales kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding at St. Paul's Cathedral on July 27, 1981. The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, married the Lady Diana Spencer to the delight of millions. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Prince Charles and Lady Diana pose for a photo on the grounds of Buckingham Palace following their engagement, February 24, 1981. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Prince Charles with his bride to be, Lady Diana Spencer, age 19, come out of Buckingham Palace February 24, 1981, to pose for photographers when their engagement was announced officially. (UPI Photo/Pool/Files)
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First Lasy Nancy Reagan gets a lift from Rep. Robert Michel (R-IL) (2nd R) and Thomas Evans (R-DE) Febuary 6, 1981 to light the candle on a cake given to President Reagan by members of Congress on his 70th birthday. At left is Sen. Paul Laxalt (R-NV). (UPI PHOTO/FILES)
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WAP86032902-29 MARCH 1986-WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: John Hinckley Jr. is flanked by federal agents as he is driven away from court April 10, 1981. The son of a former Colorado oilman, Hinckley was convicted in a 1982 trial than included evidence he shot Reagan in an effort to impress Jodie Foster, an actress he had never met. UPI Files.
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President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan applaud a laughing Ray Charles as he performs at a ball honoring the new First Family in inauguration day in Washington on January 20, 1981. (UPI Photo/Vince Mannino/Files)
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National Organziation of Women President Eleanor Smeall (L), former First Ladies Betty Ford (C) and Lady Bird Johnson (R) kick off a rally for Equal Rights on October 12, 1981 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (UPI Photo/Files)
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