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Ronald Reagan Timeline


Short Biography of President Ronald Reagan
Lifespan: 1911 – 2004
Born on 2/6/1911, in Tampico, Illinois
Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004 in Los Angeles, California
Fortieth President of America - His term in office was from 1981 to 1989

Why was Ronald Reagan famous?
Ronald Reagan was famous as the fortieth President of the United States of America. His domestic policies encouraged entrepreneurship and his presidency saw substantial economic recovery. His foreign policies were heavily anti-communist and he encouraged new defence technology so that the US could confront the Soviet Union and its allies.

He is particularly remembered for forging a strong relationship with Britain.

1911

 

Ronald Reagan was born on 2/6/1911, in Tampico, Illinois

1932

 

Ronald Reagan was educated at Eureka College (1932)

1939

 

Germany invades Poland; World War IIbegins. Gerald Ford was in the military during WWII

1940

 

Married to his first wife, Jane Wyman in 1940 but divorced in 1948.

1941

 

Attack on Pearl Harbor
U.S. enters World War II. Ronald Reagan was in the military during WWII.

1945

 

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Germany and Japan surrender, ending World War II

1946

 

The Cold Warbegan between the United States and the Soviet Union

1950

 

Senator Joseph McCarthy gains power and start Communist witch hunts (1950-1954)
Korean War begins

1952

 

Ronald Reagan married his second wife, Nancy Davis,  on March 4, 1952  

1953

 

Armistice in Korea

1954

 

SEATO alliance

1955

 

Warsaw Pact

1957

 

Civil Rights Act of 1957
Russians launch Sputnik

1958

 

NASA formed

1959

 

Cuban Revolution

1960

 

Greensboro sit-in
Civil Rights Act of 1960

1961

 

Peace Corps
Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
OPEC formed

1962

 

Cuban Missile Crisis

1963

 

President J Kennedy assassinated
March on Washington; Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream" speech

1964

 

Civil Rights Act of 1964

1968

 

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated
Civil Rights Act of 1968

1969

 

Vietnam
Neil Armstrong walks on the moon

1972

 

Watergate burglary
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with USSR

1973

 

Skylab first space station launched

1974

 

Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate

1979

 

Three Mile Island nuclear accident
1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins

1981

 

1981 Ronald Reagan became the President of the United States of America

1981

 

Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley

1983

 

1983 - Granada invasion

1985

 

Iran-Contra Scandal (1985-89)
Glasnost with the Soviet Union (1985-1991)

1987

 

Stark incident in Gulf War (1987)

1989

 

1989 The Presidency of Ronald Reagan ended

2004

 

He died of pneumonia on June 5, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. His seven-day state funeral followed and he was buried in Simi Valley.

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