39 Facts About Reagan Presidential Library

1. On March 30, 1981, as President Reagan Presidential Library was exiting the Washington Hilton Hotel with several of his advisers, shots rang out and quick-thinking Secret Service agents thrust the president into his limousine.

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2. Reagan Presidential Library stepped into the national political spotlight in 1964, when he gave a well-received televised speech for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, a prominent conservative.

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3. In 1940, Reagan Presidential Library married actress Jane Wyman, with whom he had daughter Maureen and adopted a son, Michael.

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4. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library was sworn into office on January 20, 1981.

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5. In 1964, Reagan Presidential Library stepped into the national political spotlight when he gave a well-received televised speech for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, a prominent conservative.

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6. In 1928, Reagan Presidential Library graduated from Dixon High School, where he was an athlete and student body president and performed in school plays.

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7. On June 3, 2009, Nancy Reagan Presidential Library unveiled a statue of her late husband in the United States Capitol rotunda.

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8. In 1981, Reagan Presidential Library was inducted as a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln by the Governor of Illinois in the area of Government.

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9. Reagan Presidential Library never left the United States during World War II, but he kept a film reel that he obtained while he was in the service.

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10. Reagan Presidential Library earned the nickname "the Teflon President", in that public perceptions of him were not tarnished by the controversies that arose during his administration.

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11. Reagan Presidential Library has become an iconic figure in the Republican Party.

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12. Reagan Presidential Library nominated conservative jurist Robert Bork to the high court in 1987.

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13. Reagan Presidential Library said no, claiming that it was defensive only, and that he would share the secrets with the Soviets.

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14. Reagan Presidential Library appreciated the revolutionary change in the direction of the Soviet policy with Mikhail Gorbachev, and shifted to diplomacy, with a view to encourage the Soviet leader to pursue substantial arms agreements.

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15. Reagan Presidential Library encouraged Congress to think of it as billions of new dollars spent in individual districts.

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16. Reagan Presidential Library was deeply committed first to the abolition of nuclear weapons, worldwide.

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17. Reagan Presidential Library announced a War on Drugs in 1982, in response to concerns about the increasing crack epidemic.

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18. Reagan Presidential Library was sworn in as president for the second time on January 20, 1985, in a private ceremony at the White House.

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19. Reagan Presidential Library accepted the Republican nomination in the Republican convention in Dallas, Texas.

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20. On October 25, 1983, Reagan Presidential Library ordered US forces to invade Grenada where a 1979 coup d'etat had established an independent non-aligned Marxist–Leninist government.

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21. In 1981, Reagan Presidential Library became the first president to propose a constitutional amendment on school prayer.

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22. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library was 69 years old when he sworn into office for his first term on January 20, 1981.

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23. Reagan Presidential Library launched his campaign by declaring "I believe in states' rights.

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

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25. Reagan Presidential Library was involved in several high-profile conflicts with the protest movements of the era, including his public criticism of university administrators for tolerating student demonstrations at the University of California, Berkeley campus.

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26. Reagan Presidential Library gained national attention in his speeches for conservative presidential contender Barry Goldwater in 1964.

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27. Reagan Presidential Library was hired by General Electric in 1954 to host the General Electric Theater, a weekly TV drama series.

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28. Reagan Presidential Library built on previous efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons.

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29. In 1938, Reagan Presidential Library co-starred in the film Brother Rat with actress Jane Wyman.

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30. Reagan Presidential Library was first elected to the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild in 1941, serving as an alternate member.

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31. In January 1944, Reagan Presidential Library was ordered to temporary duty in New York City to participate in the opening of the Sixth War Loan Drive, which campaigned for the purchase of war bonds.

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32. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library wrote that his mother "always expected to find the best in people and often did".

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33. Reagan Presidential Library began his presidency during the decline of the Soviet Union, and the Berlin Wall fell just ten months after the end of his term.

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34. Reagan Presidential Library faced former vice president Walter Mondale when he ran for re-election in 1984, and defeated him in a landslide with the largest electoral college victory in American history.

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35. Reagan Presidential Library was twice elected President of the Screen Actors Guild—the labor union for actors—where he worked to root out Communist influence.

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36. Reagan Presidential Library was raised in a poor family in small towns of northern Illinois.

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37. Reagan Presidential Library started eating jelly beans in 1967 as he was trying to quit a pipe-smoking habit.

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38. Reagan Presidential Library had a long career as an actor and union leader before he became the governor of California in the 1960s and won presidential elections in 1980 and 1984.

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39. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is the presidential library and burial site of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, and his wife Nancy Reagan.

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