40 Ronald Reagan

40 Ronald Reagan

40 Ronald Reagan

40 Ronald Reagan
40 Ronald Reagan

 
  • 40th President of the United States (1981-1989)
  • Vice President: George H. W. Bush
  • Born: February 6, 1911, Tampico, IL
  • Nickname: "Dutch," "The Gipper," "The Great Communicator"
  • Education: Eureka College (1932)
  • Religion: Christian Church
  • Marriage: January 26, 1940, to Jane Wyman (1914-2007), divorced, 1948; March 4, 1952, to Nancy Davis (1923- )
  • Children: Maureen Elizabeth (1941-2001); Michael Edward (1945- ); Patricia Ann (1952- ); Ronald Prescott (1958- )
  • Career: Actor, Public Official
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Writings: Where’s the Rest of Me? (1965); The Creative Society (1968); Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (1984); Speaking My Mind (1989); An American Life (1990)
  • Died: June 5, 2004
  • Buried: Simi Valley, California

Ronald Reagan Trivia:
Graduated Eureka College (1932). Moments after Regan was inaugurated on January 20, 1981, 52 Americans held hostage in Iran since November 1979 were released. September 22 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor is confirmed 91-8 as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. She was the first female to serve on the Supreme Court. While participating in a multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon on October 23, 1983, 241 U.S. Servicemen were killed in a terrorist attack. Later on October 25, U.S. troops invaded the Caribbean island of Grenada in an effort to restore order and democracy. November 6, 1984 winning 49 states, Reagan was reelected in a landslide over Walter Mondale. January 28, 1986, seven astronauts lost their lives on the space shuttle Challenger. April 5, 1986 two American servicemen lose their lives in a terrorist bombing of the La Belle Discotheque in Berlin. April 14 and 15 in retaliation for the disco bombing, American warplanes attack "terrorist related targets" in Libya. November 25, the Iran-Contra Affair becomes public. Ronald Reagan was 77 years old when he left office, making him the oldest president. He was the first president to have been divorced. Reagan was a Hollywood actor before becoming involved in politics.  He made more than 50 movies, mostly westerns or action pictures.


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