10/01/1984 The U.S. and Vatican establishes full diplomatic relations
Reagan restores US Vatican diplomatic relations since Rome's involvement with Lincoln assassination
The United States and the Holy See announced the establishment of diplomatic relations. On March 7, 1984, the Senate confirmed William A. Wilson as the first U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See is located in Rome, in the Villa Domiziana.