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Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan

40th President of the United States, serving from 1981 to 1989add

Category: Politics

Born in 1911.

Countries: United States (74%), (6%), India (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: California, George H. W. Bush, White House

Linked to: The New York Times, Democratic Party, Eureka College, Republican Party

 

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Ronald Reagan was born in 1911 add something


1919

Reagan's family briefly lived in several towns and cities in Illinois, including Monmouth, Illinois, Galesburg, Illinois and Chicago , until 1919, when they returned to Tampico and lived above the H.C. Pitney Variety Store. add something


1920

Following the closure of the Pitney Store in late 1920, the Reagans moved to Dixon,_Illinois; the midwestern "small universe" had a lasting impression on Reagan. add something


1921

Reagan met actress Nancy Davis in 1949 after she contacted him in his capacity as president of the Screen Actors Guild to help her with issues regarding her name appearing on a communist blacklist in Hollywood. add something

 

Nancy Reagan - "'Nancy Davis Reagan"' is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989


1922

According to Paul Kengor, author of God and Ronald Reagan, Reagan had a particularly strong faith in the goodness of people, which stemmed from the optimistic faith of his mother, Nelle, and the Disciples of Christ faith, which he was baptized into in 1922. add something


1927

His first job was as a lifeguard at the Rock River in Lowell Park, near Dixon, Illinois, in 1927. add something


1932

After graduating from Eureka in 1932, Reagan drove himself to Iowa, where he auditioned for a job at many small-town radio stations. add something


1937

He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the Cavalry on May 25, 1937. add something

 

His first screen credit was the starring role in the 1937 movie Love Is on the Air, and by the end of 1939 he had already appeared in 19 films, including Dark Victory. add something

 

While traveling with the Cubs in California, Reagan took a screen test in 1937 that led to a seven-year contract with Warner Brothers studios. add something


1938

In 1938, Reagan co-starred in the film Brother Rat with actress Jane Wyman (1917–2007). add something

 

Reagan starred in Cowboy from Brooklyn in 1938. add something


1940

Before the film Santa Fe Trail in 1940, he played the role of George "The Gipper" Gipp in the film Knute Rockne, All American; from it, he acquired the lifelong nickname "the Gipper". add something


1941

Reagan was first elected to the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild in 1941, serving as an alternate. add something


1942

Reagan was ordered to active duty for the first time on April 18, 1942. add something


1943

He returned to the First Motion Picture Unit after completing this duty and was promoted to Captain on July 22, 1943. add something


1944

In January 1944, Captain Reagan was ordered to temporary duty in New York City to participate in the opening of the sixth War Loan Drive. add something

 

Clark Gable - In 1944, he became an early member of the conservative Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, alongside Ronald Reagan, John_Wayne, Gary Cooper, and other conservative actors and filmmakers.


1945

He returned to Fort MacArthur, California, where he was separated from active duty on December 9, 1945. add something

 

In the post-war era, after being separated from almost four years of World War II stateside service with the 1st Motion Picture Unit in December 1945, Reagan co-starred in such films as, The Voice of the Turtle, John Loves Mary, The Hasty Heart, Bedtime for Bonzo, Cattle Queen of Montana, Tennessee's Partner, Hellcats of the Navy and The Killers in a 1964 remake. add something


1946

Following World War II, he resumed service and became 3rd vice-president in 1946. add something


1947

He was subsequently chosen by the membership to serve seven additional one-year terms, from 1947 to 1952 and in 1959. add something


1948

Nancy Reagan - Ronald Reagan was skeptical about marriage, however, following his painful 1948 divorce from Jane Wyman, and he still saw other women


1953

Nancy Reagan - Her first appearance with Ronald Reagan came in one of the latter, "Ford Theatre", during a 1953 episode titled "First Born"


1960

In the early 1960s Reagan opposed certain civil rights legislation, saying that "if an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes or others in selling or renting his house, it is his right to do so. add something


1961

When legislation that would become Medicare was introduced in 1961, Reagan created a recording for the American Medical Association warning that such legislation would mean the end of freedom in America. add something


1962

Eventually, the ratings for Reagan's show fell off and GE dropped Reagan in 1962. add something


1964

Reagan endorsed the campaign of conservative presidential contender Barry Goldwater in 1964. add something

 

Barry Goldwater - Goldwater was much less active as a national leader of conservatives after 1964; his supporters mostly rallied behind Ronald Reagan, who became governor of California in 1967 and the 40th President of the United States in 1981

 

Jack Kemp - Subsequently, Kemp became a volunteer in both Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign and Ronald Reagan's successful 1966 California gubernatorial campaign


1965

Barry Goldwater - Although Goldwater was not as important in the American conservative movement as Ronald Reagan after 1965, he shaped and redefined the movement from the late 1950s to 1964


1966

California Republicans were impressed with Reagan's political views and charisma after his "Time for Choosing" speech, and nominated him for Governor of California in 1966. add something

 

John Wayne - Instead he supported his friend Ronald Reagan's runs for Governor of California in 1966 and 1970.

 

Barry Goldwater - The speech prompted Reagan to seek the California Governorship in 1966 and jump-started his political career


1967

Early in 1967, the national debate on abortion was beginning. add something

 

Jack Kemp - In the 1967 football off-season, Kemp worked on Reagan's staff in Sacramento, California

 

Jack Kemp - The article explained allegations of homosexual activity among staffers in Ronald Reagan's Sacramento, California office in 1967; Kemp was not implicated


1968

Despite an unsuccessful attempt to recall him in 1968, Reagan was re-elected in 1970, defeating "Big Daddy" Jesse Unruh. add something

 

Shortly after the beginning of his term, Reagan tested the presidential waters in 1968 as part of a "Stop Nixon" movement, hoping to cut into Nixon's Southern support and be a compromise candidate if neither Nixon nor second-place Nelson Rockefeller received enough delegates to win on the first ballot at the Republican convention. add something


1970

Gregory Peck - A lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party, Peck was suggested in 1970 as a possible Democratic candidate to run against Ronald Reagan for the office of Governor of California.

 

Frank Sinatra - In 1970, the first sign of Sinatra's break from the Democratic Party came when he endorsed Ronald Reagan for a second term as Governor of California; Sinatra, however, remained a registered Democrat and encouraged Reagan to become more moderate.

 

Barry Goldwater - Throughout the 1970s, as the conservative wing under Reagan gained control of the party, Goldwater concentrated on his Senate duties, especially in military affairs


1972

Anderson decision, which invalidated all death sentences issued in California prior to 1972, though the decision was later overturned by a constitutional amendment. add something


1974

Reagan did not seek re-election to a third term as governor in 1974 and was succeeded by Democratic California Secretary of State Jerry Brown on January 6, 1975. add something


1975

Nancy Reagan - The new residence was finished just as Ronald Reagan left office in 1975, but his successor, Jerry Brown, refused to live there


1976

In 1976, Reagan challenged incumbent President Gerald Ford in a bid to become the Republican Party's candidate for president. add something

 

Ronald Reagan on the podium with Gerald Ford at the 1976 Republican National Convention after narrowly losing the presidential nomination. add something

 

Scott Tipton - A lifelong Republican, Tipton became involved in the Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign in 1976 and was a delegate to the Republican Convention that year.

 

Ron Paul - He was one of the first elected officials in the nation to support Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign, and he actively campaigned for Reagan in 1976 and 1980.

 

Dana Rohrabacher - Rohrabacher served as assistant press secretary to the 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan.

 

Barry Goldwater - When Reagan challenged Ford for the presidential nomination in 1976, Goldwater endorsed Ford, looking for consensus rather than conservative idealism


1980

For example, marijuana went from thirty-three percent of high-school seniors in 1980 to twelve percent in 1991. add something

 

However, federal Income Tax receipts increased from 1980 to 1989, rising from $308.7 billion to $549 billion. add something

 

Reagan fulfilled a 1980 campaign promise to repeal the Windfall profit tax in 1988, which had previously increased dependence on foreign oil. add something

 

Butch Otter - After Republican Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980, he appointed Otter to the administration's Task Force on International Private Enterprise, the World Bank's Agricultural Advisory Committee, and the Center for International Private Enterprise.

 

George H. W. Bush - At the Republican Convention, however, Reagan selected Bush as his Vice Presidential nominee, placing him on the winning Republican presidential ticket of 1980

 

George Herbert Walker Bush - At the Republican Convention, however, Reagan selected Bush as his Vice Presidential nominee, placing him on the winning Republican presidential ticket of 1980.

 

Jean Schmidt - At their debate at Chatfield College, Hackett said "If you think America is on the right track and we need more of the same, I'm not your candidate" and asked "Are you better off today than you were five years ago?", echoing Ronald Reagan's question in his debate with Jimmy Carter in 1980.

 

George H. W. Bush - Bush had raised taxes in an attempt to address an increasing budget deficit, which has largely been attributed to the Reagan tax cuts and military spending of the 1980s

 

James Cagney - By 1980, Cagney was contributing financially to the Republican Party, supporting his friend Reagan's bid for the presidency in the 1980 election.

 

Barry Goldwater - By the 1980s, with Ronald Reagan as president and the growing involvement of the religious right in conservative politics, Goldwater's libertarian views on personal issues were revealed; he believed that they were an integral part of true conservatism

 

Milton Friedman - Friedman served as an unofficial adviser to Ronald Reagan during his 1980 presidential campaign, and served on the President's Economic Policy Advisory Board for the rest of the Reagan Administration

 

George H. W. Bush - He ran unsuccessfully for president of the United States in 1980, but was chosen by party nominee Ronald Reagan to be the vice presidential nominee, and the two were subsequently elected

 

Frank Sinatra - In the 1980 presidential election, Sinatra supported Ronald Reagan, and donated $4 million to Reagan's campaign.

 

Hans Bethe - In the 1980s he and other physicists opposed the Strategic Defense Initiative missile system conceived by the Ronald Reagan administration.

 

Jello Biafra - Later, they played to larger audiences such as at the 1980 Bay Area Music Awards , and headlined the 1983 Rock Against Reagan festival

 

George H. W. Bush - Much like Reagan did in 1980, Bush reorganized his staff and concentrated on the New Hampshire primary

 

George Herbert Walker Bush - Much like Reagan did in 1980, Bush reorganized his staff and concentrated on the New Hampshire primary.

 

Richard Nixon - Nixon supported Ronald Reagan for president in 1980, making television appearances portraying himself as, in biographer Stephen Ambrose's words, "the senior statesman above the fray".

 

Jerry Falwell - One month before Election Day in 1980, Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan traveled to Lynchburg, Virginia, to speak at Jerry Falwell's Liberty Baptist College, where he advocated the restoration of classroom prayer in public schools

 

Jerry Falwell - The group is credited with delivering two thirds of the white, evangelical Christian vote to Ronald Reagan during the 1980 presidential election


1981

Conversely, Congress passed and Reagan signed into law tax increases of some nature in every year from 1981 to 1987 to continue funding such government programs as Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982, Social Security, and the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984. add something

 

In summer 1981 PATCO, the union of federal air traffic controllers went on strike, violating a federal law prohibiting government unions from striking. add something

 

Much of the credit for that victory came from the work of three co-chairmen, including Ernest Angelo, the mayor of Midland, Texas, and Ray Barnhart of Houston, whom President Reagan tapped in 1981 as director of the Federal Highway Administration. add something

 

President Reagan delivers his first inaugural address, January 20, 1981. add something

 

Jimmy Carter - Former President and First Lady Carter wave from their aircraft after the inauguration of Ronald Reagan on January 20, 1981.

 

Milton Friedman - He served as a member of President Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board during 1981

 

Fred Upton - He was in the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1985, while David Stockman was OMB Director.

 

Mary Higgins Clark - In 1981, Higgins Clark happened to be in Washington, D.C. the day President Ronald Reagan was shot.

 

Daniel Ortega - In 1981, United States President Ronald Reagan accused the FSLN of joining with Soviet-backed Cuba in supporting Marxist revolutionary movements in other Latin American countries such as El Salvador

 

Nancy Reagan - Nancy Reagan became the First Lady of the United States when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as president in January 1981

 

George H. W. Bush - On March 30, 1981, early into the administration, Reagan was shot and seriously wounded in Washington, D.C. Bush, second in command by the presidential line of succession, was in Fort Worth, Texas, and flew back to Washington immediately


1982

Elia Kazan - In 1982, President Ronald Reagan presented him with the Kennedy Center honors award, a national tribute for life achievement in the arts.

 

Elizabeth II - Though she hosted President Ronald Reagan at Windsor Castle in 1982, and visited his Californian ranch in 1983, she was angered when his administration ordered the invasion of Grenada, one of her Caribbean realms, without her foreknowledge.


1983

American peacekeeping forces in Beirut , a part of a multinational force during the Lebanese Civil_War who had been earlier deployed by Reagan, were attacked on October 23, 1983. add something

 

Despite his never actually having left the United States during the war, in 1983 Reagan told Yitzhak Shamir, foreign minister of Israel, that he had helped liberate Auschwitz, and had returned to Hollywood with film of the "ghastly scenes he had witnessed," which footage he would show, on the occasion of doubting guests, at his home. add something

 

Glenn T. Seaborg - In 1983, President Ronald Reagan appointed Seaborg to serve on the National Commission on Excellence in Education

 

Buckminster Fuller - He received numerous other awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented to him on February 23, 1983 by President Ronald Reagan

 

Margaret Thatcher - Thatcher took office in the penultimate decade of the Cold War and became closely aligned with the policies of United States President Ronald Reagan, based on their shared distrust of Communism, although she strongly opposed Reagan's October 1983 invasion of Grenada

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. - At the White House Rose Garden on November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor King


1984

John E. Hutton, Reagan's primary physician from 1984 to 1989, said the president "absolutely" did not "show any signs of dementia or Alzheimer's. add something

 

Jack Kemp - At the 1984 Republican National Convention, Kemp, along with allies such as Gingrich and Lott, added a plank to the party platform that put President Reagan on record as ruling out tax increases

 

Jack Kemp - By 1984, many viewed Kemp as Reagan's heir apparent

 

James Cagney - In 1984, Ronald Reagan awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 

Frank Sinatra - In 1984, Sinatra returned to his birthplace in Hoboken, New Jersey, bringing with him President Reagan, who was in the midst of campaigning for the 1984 presidential election.

 

Jack Kemp - When he formed his exploratory committee, he signed Ed Rollins, Reagan's 1984 re-election political director, as an advisor

 

Jackie Robinson - President Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom on March 26, 1984, and on March 2, 2005, President George W. Bush gave Robinson's widow the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress; Robinson was only the second baseball player to receive the award, after Roberto Clemente


1985

A reformer, Mikhail Gorbachev, would later rise to power in the Soviet Union in 1985, implementing new policies for openness and reform that were called glasnost and perestroika. add something

 

United States President Ronald Reagan and President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev meet in 1985. add something

 

Newt Gingrich - Gingrich meets with President Ronald Reagan, 1985.

 

William Jefferson Clinton - He gave the Democratic response to President Reagan's 1985 State of the Union Address and served as Chair of the National Governors Association from 1986 to 1987, bringing him to an audience beyond Arkansas.

 

Ray Charles - In 1985, he performed for Ronald Reagan's second inauguration, and in 1993 for Bill Clinton's first.

 

Jacques Cousteau - In 1985, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Ronald Reagan

 

Gunter Grass - Rolf Hochhuth said it was "disgusting" that this same "politically correct" Grass had publicly criticized Helmut Kohl and Ronald Reagan's visit to a military cemetery at Bitburg in 1985, because it contained graves of Waffen-SS soldiers.

 

Mr. T - On January 19, 1985, he introduced Rich Little at the nationally-televised 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, the day before the second inauguration of Ronald Reagan

 

George H. W. Bush - Bush became the first Vice President to become Acting President when, on July 13, 1985, Reagan underwent surgery to remove polyps from his colon making Bush Acting President for approximately eight hours

 

Mitch Daniels - In August 1985, Daniels became chief political advisor and liaison to President Ronald Reagan.


1986

In 1986, Reagan signed a drug enforcement bill that budgeted $1.7 billion to fund the War on Drugs and specified a mandatory minimum penalty for drug offenses. add something

 

Reagan revised the tax code with the bipartisan Tax Reform Act of 1986. add something

 

Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. add something

 

These tensions were later revived in early April 1986, when a bomb exploded in a Berlin discothèque, resulting in the injury of 63 American military personnel and death of one serviceman. add something

 

Charles B. Rangel - Rangel looks on as President Ronald Reagan signs the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on the White House South Lawn.

 

George H. W. Bush - The Reagan administration was shaken by a scandal in 1986, when it was revealed that administration officials had secretly arranged weapon sales to Iran, and had used the proceeds to fund the anticommunist Contras in Nicaragua, a direct violation of the law

 

George Herbert Walker Bush - The Reagan administration was shaken by a scandal in 1986, when it was revealed that administration officials had secretly arranged weapon sales to Iran, and had used the proceeds to fund the anticommunist Contras in Nicaragua, a direct violation of the law.

 

Dan Quayle - Manion was nominated for U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on February 21, 1986, and confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1986

 

Barry Goldwater - On May 12, 1986, Goldwater was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan

 

Mikhail Gorbachev - On 11 October 1986, Gorbachev and Reagan met in Reykjavík at Höfði to discuss reducing intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe


1987

He reappointed Paul Volcker as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and in 1987 he appointed monetarist Alan Greenspan to succeed him. add something

 

It is suggested, by a minority of Reaganomics critics, that the policies partially influenced the stock market crash of 1987, but there is no consensus regarding a single source for the crash. add something

 

Reagan nominated conservative jurist Robert Bork to the high court in 1987. add something

 

Barry Goldwater - Arizona Senator John McCain, who had succeeded Goldwater in the Senate in 1987, summed up Goldwater's legacy, "He transformed the Republican Party from an Eastern elitist organization to the breeding ground for the election of Ronald Reagan

 

Colin Powell - At the age of 49, Powell became Ronald Reagan's National Security Advisor, serving from 1987 to 1989 while retaining his Army commission as a lieutenant general

 

Ron Paul - By 1987, Paul was ready to sever all ties to the Republican Party, as he explained in a blistering resignation letter: "Since Ronald Reagan and the Republican Party have given us skyrocketing deficits, and astoundingly a doubled national debt.

 

William Jefferson Clinton - Clinton attend the Dinner Honoring the Nation's Governors in the White House with President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan, 1987.

 

Colin Powell - Following the Iran Contra scandal, Powell became Ronald Reagan's National Security Advisor, serving from 1987 to 1989

 

Gregory Peck - In 1987 Peck did the voice-over on television commercials opposing President Ronald Reagan's Supreme Court nomination of conservative jurist Robert Bork.

 

James Stewart - In association with politicians and celebrities such as President Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, California Governor George Deukmejian, Bob Hope and Charlton Heston, Stewart worked from 1987 to 1993 on projects that enhanced the public appreciation and understanding of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

 

George Herbert Walker Bush - The treaty took nine years in the making and was the first major arms agreement since the signing of the Intermediate Ranged Nuclear Forces Treaty by Reagan and Gorbachev in 1987.

 

Jack Kemp - To position himself as Reagan's successor, Kemp called for Shultz's resignation based on claims that Shultz had neglected freedom fighters in Afghanistan and Nicaragua and had waffled on SDI. In an attempt to highlight his stands on key Reagan Era foreign policy initiatives, Kemp traveled in September 1987 to Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador to lobby the presidents of those nations against the Arias Peace Plan - a peace accord US conservatives felt too conciliatory to Central American communists

 

Daniel Ortega - November 1987 Some opposition parties boycotted the election, allegedly under pressure from US embassy officials, and so it was denounced as being unfair by the Reagan administration


1988

Reagan's first four years: a new beginning? Manchester University Press ND, 1988. add something

 

When Reagan visited Moscow for the fourth summit in 1988, he was viewed as a celebrity by the Soviets. add something

 

George H. W. Bush - Bush, occasionally criticized for his lack of eloquence when compared to Reagan, delivered a well-received speech at the 1988 Republican National Convention

 

Charles B. Rangel - By 1988, Rangel was saying that President Ronald Reagan had not done enough in the war on drugs, but that First Lady Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" campaign had been quite valuable.

 

Milton Friedman - During 1988, he received the National Medal of Science and Reagan honored him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

 

George H. W. Bush - In 1988, Bush launched a successful campaign to succeed Reagan as president, defeating Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis

 

Mike Pence - Pence ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1988 and 1990, losing to longtime Democratic incumbent Phil Sharp with the direct endorsement of President Ronald Reagan.


1989

After leaving office in 1989, the Reagans purchased a home in Bel Air, Los Angeles in addition to the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. add something

 

As a sitting president, Reagan did not have the highest approval ratings, but his popularity has increased since 1989. add something

 

His policies and beliefs have been frequently invoked by Republican presidential candidates since 1989. add something

 

In 1989, Reagan was made an Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, one of the highest British orders (this entitled him to the use of the post-nominal letters "GCB" but, by not being the citizen of a Commonwealth realm, not to be known as "Sir Ronald Reagan"); only two American presidents have received this honor, Reagan and George H.W. Bush. add something

 

Since Reagan left office in 1989, substantial debate has occurred among scholars, historians, and the general public surrounding his legacy. add something

 

Complicating the picture, Reagan suffered an episode of head trauma in July 1989, five years prior to his diagnosis. add something

 

In November 1989, the Berlin Wall was torn down, the Cold War was officially declared over at a Malta Summit on December 3, 1989 and two years later, the Soviet Union collapsed. add something

 

Margaret Thatcher - During her talks with US President George H. W. Bush, who had succeeded Reagan in 1989, she recommended intervention, and put pressure on Bush to deploy troops in the Middle East to drive the Iraqi army out of Kuwait

 

Fela Kuti - In 1989, Fela and Egypt '80 released the anti-apartheid Beasts of No Nation album that depicts on its cover U.S. President Ronald Reagan, UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and South African Prime Minister Pieter Willem Botha.

 

George H. W. Bush - Bush was inaugurated on January 20, 1989, succeeding Ronald Reagan


1990

Jason Chaffetz - Chaffetz became a Republican after meeting Ronald Reagan in 1990, when Reagan visited Chaffetz's employer, Nu Skin, as a motivational speaker.


1992

In 1992 Reagan established the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award with the newly formed Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. add something

 

They regularly attended Bel Air Presbyterian Church and occasionally made appearances on behalf of the Republican Party; Reagan delivered a well-received speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention. add something


1994

In August 1994, at the age of 83, Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, an incurable neurological disorder which destroys brain cells and ultimately causes death. add something


1996

The Reagans with a model of USS Ronald Reagan, May 1996. add something


1998

I only wish there was some way I could spare Nancy from this painful experience," and in 1998, while Reagan was stricken by Alzheimer's, Nancy told Vanity Fair, "Our relationship is very special. add something

 

On Reagan's 87th birthday, in 1998, Washington National Airport was renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport by a bill signed into law by President Bill Clinton. add something


2000

The survey of leading historians rated Reagan number 11 in 2000. add something


2001

Nancy Reagan told CNN's Larry King in 2001 that very few visitors were allowed to see her husband because she felt that "Ronnie would want people to remember him as he was. add something


2002

Congress authorized the creation of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site in Dixon, Illinois in 2002, pending federal purchase of the property. add something

 

Every year since 2002, California Governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have proclaimed February 6 "Ronald Reagan Day" in the state of California in honor of their most famous predecessor. add something


2004

Reagan died of pneumonia at his home in Bel Air, California on the afternoon of June 5, 2004. add something

 

Ronald Reagan died in 2004 add something

 

George Herbert Walker Bush - Bush attended the state funeral of Ronald Reagan in June 2004, and of Gerald Ford in January 2007.

 

George H. W. Bush - He and Mrs. Bush attended the state funeral of Ronald Reagan in June 2004, and of Gerald Ford in January 2007

 

Mikhail Gorbachev - In June 2004, Gorbachev represented Russia at the funeral of Ronald Reagan

 

Nancy Reagan - Ronald Reagan died in their Bel Air home on June 5, 2004

 

Margaret Thatcher - On 11 June 2004, Thatcher attended the state funeral service for Ronald Reagan


2005

His age and soft-spoken speech gave him a warm grandfatherly image. add something

 

The Discovery Channel asked its viewers to vote for The Greatest American in June 2005; Reagan placed in first place, ahead of Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. add something

 

John Kline (politician) - In 2005, Kline introduced legislation to place Ronald Reagan on the $50 bill.

 

Nancy Reagan - In 2005, Reagan was honored at a gala dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. where guests included Dick Cheney, Harry Reid and Condoleezza Rice


2006

In 2006, Reagan was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts add something


2007

In 2007, Polish President Lech Kaczy?ski posthumously conferred on Reagan the highest Polish distinction, the Order of the White Eagle, saying that Reagan had inspired the Polish people to work for change and helped to unseat the repressive communist regime; Kaczy?ski said it "would not have been possible if it was not for the tough-mindedness, determination, and feeling of mission of President Ronald Reagan" add something


2008

Nancy Reagan - In October 2008, Reagan was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after falling at home


2009

In 2009, she praised President Barack Obama for lifting restrictions on such research add something

 

While the debate about Reagan's legacy is ongoing, the 2009 Annual "C-SPAN Survey of Presidential Leaders" ranked Reagan the 10th greatest president add something

 

On June 3, 2009, Nancy Reagan unveiled a statue of her late husband in the United States Capitol rotunda add something


2010

In 2010, Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 944, authored by Senator George Runner, to make every February 6 Ronald Reagan Day in California add something


2011

In 2011, the Institute for the Study of the Americas released the first ever U.K. academic survey to rate U.S. presidents add something

 

Independence Day 2011 saw the unveiling of another statue to Reagan this time in the British capital of London, outside the American Embassy, Grosvenor Square add something

 

Jon Huntsman, Jr. - Huntsman formally entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination on June 21, 2011, announcing his bid in a speech at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, with the Statue of Liberty in the background—the same site where Ronald Reagan launched his campaign in 1980.


2013

The Reagan administration backed anti-communist leaders accused of severe human rights violations, such as Efraín Ríos Montt of Guatemala, who in 2013 was convicted of genocide by a Guatemalan court add something


2016

"Washington Post" reporter Carlos Lozada notes how in the 2016 presidential race the main Republican contenders have adopted "standard GOP Gipper worship," including even Donald Trump, who previously had been skeptical add something

 

Nancy Reagan passed away on March 6, 2016 at the age of 94 add something


2017

At of age at the time of his first inauguration, Reagan was the oldest person to have assumed office until Donald Trump in 2017 add something