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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A Presidents Birthday

Another Birthday wish today goes to President Ronald Reagan. Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Tampico Illinois on February 6, 1911. If you are a history buff or you simply lived what is now considered what is not considered history then you should know that Ronald Reagan was the 40th president of the United States. Between the years 1981 to 1989 Reagan served as president and was known as the Great Communicator.

Prior to Ronald Reagan's election those elected to office of President had served as lawyers and soldiers. Reagan himself was an actor. He started life out in Illinois, serving as a radio sports announcer in the midwest. His trip through Hollywood traveled through acting in feature films in the 1930s. Reagan did serve in World War II as lieutenant in the Army Air Corps where he appeared in training and propaganda films. He also presided as president Screen Actor's Guild from 1947 to 1952.

Ronald Reagan joined the republican political party in 1960s. Serving two terms as governor of California before entering the presidential race in 1976. Reagan would lose to Gerald Ford in the first presidential race but in 1980 he would run again against Jimmy Carter and win In the first few weeks after being elected president Reagan would be shot but bounce back.

Ronald Reagan helped with freeing American captive in Iran during Carter's term and for resurrecting a no-nonsense image of Americans strength abroad. During Reagan's reign the military spending and bold anti communist rhetoric contributed to collapse of the Soviet Union. Reagan gained a personal friendship with Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Reagan would serve two terms the second of which would be scarred by scandal. But through it all Ronnie and Nancy Reagan would standout for traditional American values.

In 2004, Ronald Reagan died at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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