History Tip of the Day – July 6th

John Hinckley Jr. is born, May 29, 1955

A twenty-eight-year-old mother of two in Ardmore, Oklahoma, is about to give birth to her third child. If the baby is a boy, he will be named after his father. Two miles across town, a modern memorial hospital is being opened to the public. The baby boy could very well have earned the honor of being the first child delivered in this state-of-the-art facility. But his mother has opted to deliver at the Hardy Sanitarium, which is closing on this very day; this will be the last baby born there. John Warnock Hinckley Jr. is born in an obsolete mental hospital.