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Ronald Reagan was one of the most impacting presidents in American history. Check out the most interesting facts we collected for you!

  • Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois.
  • The nickname “Dutch” was first applied to Ronald Reagan, in childhood, by his father.
  • As a young man Ronald worked as a life guard where he rescued 77 people.
    Ronald Reagan Facts

    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library was dedicated Nov. 4, 1991, in Simi Valley, Calif.

  • He acted in over 50 major movies during his Hollywood career.
  • His favorite snack was the jelly bean. He especially loved Jelly Bellies.
  • Originally, Reagan was a Democrat and supported Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman.
  • During his service, the economy improved and the Cold War ended.
  • Reagan stimulate the economy, created more jobs, and strengthened the nation’s defenses.
  • Reagan a strong military Commander in Chief and used the military to fight international terrorism.
  • Reagan initiated economic reforms, called “Reaganomics”, which spurred economic growth by cutting taxes and government spending.
  • He survived an assassination attempt in 1981.
  • When he was shot by an assassin in 1981, he joked “I forgot to duck”.
  • Reagan left office with the highest approval rating of any president since Franklin Roosevelt.
  • Two years after leaving office, “An American Life” was published as an autobiography.
  • Reagan became sick from Alzheimer’s disease in his old age. He died at his home in Bel Air, California on June 5, 2004.

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