Ronald Reagan

1911
February 6
Born in Tampico, Illinois, to Jack and Nelle Reagan. His older brother, Neil, was born in 1908.
1920
December 6
After a series of homes in the South side of Chicago, Galesburg, Monmouth, and Tampico, the Reagans settled in Dixon, Illinois, the place Ronald Reagan considered his hometown.
1922
July 21
Baptized at the Christian Church of Dixon, Illinois.
1926 Summer
Employed as a lifeguard at Lowell Park in Dixon, where, in the next seven summers, he was credited with saving 77 lives.
1927 October
Elected Dixon High School student body president.
1928 June
Graduated from Dixon High School, where he participated in basketball, drama, football and track.
September
Registered as a freshman at Eureka College.
November
Made first speech as a freshman at Eureka College.
1932 June
Graduated from Eureka College with a BA in economics and sociology. At Eureka he participated in drama, football and swimming. He also served as student body president and helped organize a student strike.
November
Cast first vote in a national election. Supported, with his father, Franklin D. Roosevelt for President.
December
Employed as a temporary staff announcer at radio station WOC in Davenport, Iowa.
1933 April
When WOC and WHO, in Des Moines, merged, Reagan moved to Des Moines, Iowa, with a permanent job as chief sports announcer. He broadcast Chicago Cubs home games based on telegraph reports from Wrigley Field.
1935 February 27
Enlisted as a private in the Army Reserve.
1937 Spring
While attending spring training, on Catalina Island, with the Chicago Cubs, he made a screen test for Warner Bros.

April 20
Signed as a contract player for Warner Bros.

April 27
Promoted to Second Lieutenant in the Reserve Corps of Cavalry.

June 7
Reported to the studio for his first Warner Bros. picture, Love is on the Air.
1938 February 1
Sergeant Murphy (Reagan's
2nd film) released
1940 January 16
Married Jane Wyman, who he had met while filming the Warner Bros. picture, Brother Rat.

September
Played the role of football legend George Gipp in the Warner Bros. picture, Knute Rockne - All American.
1941 January 4
Maureen Reagan was born.

September 17
Gave testimony to the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding communism in Hollywood.
1942
April 19
Called to active duty and reported to Fort Mason, California. Later he was transferred to the Army Air Corps and assigned to the 1st Motion Picture Unit in Culver City, California. Called "Fort Roach," this unit made over 400 training films.

September
Played the role of Drake McHugh in the Warner Bros. picture, Kings Row, his most artistically acclaimed role. In this picture, he uttered the line, "Where's the rest of me?"

1943
January 14
Promoted to First Lieutenant.
July 22
Promoted to Captain.
1945
February 2
Recommended for promotion to Major.

March 14
Adopted son, Michael, was born.

July 17
Promotion to Major disapproved.

August 21
Signed a million-dollar contract with Warner Bros.

December 9
Honorably discharged from the Army.
1947 March
Elected President of the Screen Actors Guild for the first time. He would be re-elected for five more consecutive one-year terms.

June 4
With Shirley Temple, made Warner Bros. picture, That Hagen Girl, his personally least liked role.

October 25
Testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee on communism in Hollywood.
1948 September 23
Introduced Harry Truman at a campaign rally in Los Angeles.
1949 June 28
Divorce with Wyman finalized.
1950 Wrote guest columns for Victor Riesel, the labor columnist.
April
Supported Helen Gahagen Douglas for U.S. Senator, but in the fall, switched his support to Richard Nixon.
December 7
Made his first television network debut in Nash Airflyte Theatre. He would eventually have over sixty television credits.
1951 Appeared in Bedtime for Bonzo, a Universal film, starring opposite a chimpanzee.

1952
March 4
Married Nancy Davis at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California.

June
Made the commencement address, America the Beautiful, at William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri.

October 22
Patricia Reagan was born.

Fall
Campaigned as a Democrat for Eisenhower.

Fall
Played the role of baseball player, Grover C. Alexander, in his last picture for Warner Bros., The Winning Team.
1953 May 2
Named Honorary Mayor of Malibu Lake.
1954 September 26
First appeared on GE Theater. He accepted a job as host and occasional star of GE Theater, and as spokesman for the General Electric Company. This allowed him to tour the country giving speeches.

1955
Named Honorary Mayor of Thousand Oaks, but was disappointed in his unsuccessful bid to be Honorary Mayor of Hollywood.
1956 Campaigned again as a Democrat for Eisenhower.
1957 Appeared, with Nancy Davis in Hellcats of the Navy, their first and only picture together.
February 28
Awarded the Golden Globe, Hollywood Citizenship Award at the 14th Annual Golden Globes.
1958 May 28
Ronald Prescott ("Skipper") Reagan was born.

1959
November
Elected President of the Screen Actors Guild for the last time.

1960
July
After strike negotiations were over, resigned as President of the Screen Actors Guild, and he and Nancy, later, resigned from the Board.

Fall
Campaigned as a Democrat for Nixon.


1962
February 5
Made a grand jury appearance in the MCA-SAG anti-trust hearing.

March
General Electric decided to discontinue GE Theater because of low ratings. His last appearance was broadcast on August 26, 1962.

Fall
Officially changed his party registration to Republican.
1964 Became host of Death Valley Days, replacing "The Old Ranger," Stanley Andrews. He appeared in or hosted twenty-one episodes, which were broadcast from 1965-1966.
Portrayed the villain in The Killers, his last motion picture. Originally made for television, it was too violent and was released in movie theaters.

October 27
Delivered televised speech, A Time for Choosing, for Barry Goldwater, which launched his political career.

November
"Friends of Ronald Reagan," a political support group, formed.
1965
Autobiography, Where's the Rest of Me, was published. Resigned as host of Death Valley Days.
1966
November
Defeated Edmund G. "Pat" Brown in a landslide. His success in the election and as Governor of California made him a leading presidential nomination contender in 1968.
1967
January 2
Was inaugurated as Governor of California.
1968 August
Waited until the Republican Convention in Miami Beach to announce his candidacy for President. Unsuccessful, he joined in the unanimous support for Richard Nixon for President.
1969 May 15
Sent in the National Guard to the University of California campus in Berkeley to restore order, after "a state of emergency" was declared in response to student unrest.
1970 November
Won re-election for Governor over Jesse Unruh, the Speaker of the State Assembly.
1971 Signed the California Welfare Reform Act, whose purpose was to reduce welfare rolls.
1974 Fall
A consulting and public relations firm, founded by Michael Deaver and Peter Hannaford, booked speeches, newspaper columns, and radio commentaries for Reagan.

Fall
Declined offers from the Ford Administration to become Ambassador to the Court of St. James, Secretary of Transportation and later, Secretary of Commerce.
1975


1976
November 20
Announced his candidacy for President for the 1976 election. He later lost the race for the nomination but his strong showing laid the groundwork for his 1980 presidential bid.

August 19
Addressed the Republican National Convention in Kansas City.
1979 November 13
Announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President. He was the tenth and last Republican to enter the race.
1980 February 23
Participated in the "Ambush at Nashua" debate with George Bush. Debate also included Anderson, Baker, Crane and Dole.

March 18
Participated in the Republican debate in Chicago with Bush, Anderson, and Crane.

April 24
Participated in the Republican debate in Houston with George Bush.

July 16
Won the nomination for President at the Republican National Convention in Detroit, Michigan.

July 16
Following several unsuccessful attempts to reach an accommodation with Gerald Ford, Reagan selects George Bush to be his Vice President.

September 21
Participated in a debate with Anderson. Carter declined to participate.

October 28
Participated in a debate with Carter.

November 4
Was elected the 40th President of the United States, in a landslide victory.
1981 January 5
Named Time Magazine's "Man of the Year."

January 20
Was inaugurated into the office of President of the United States.

January 20
American hostages in Iran were released.

January 22
The Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief was established.

January 27
A White House ceremony for the Iran hostages was held.

January 29
Held first press conference as President.

February 5
Addressed the nation regarding the economy.

February 18
Addressed Congress on the Economic Recovery Program.

February 26
The initial formation of Reagan's Cabinet Councils occurred.

March 26
Signed Executive Order 12301, which established the Presidential Council on Integrity and Efficiency.

March 30
Survived an assassination attempt.

April 11
Was released from George Washington Hospital.

April 28
In the first speech after the assassination attempt, addressed Congress on the Economic Recovery Program.

May 17
Received an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame.

July 7
Nominated Sandra Day O'Connor to the Supreme Court.

July 19-21
G7 Summit took place in Ottawa, Canada.

July 27
Addressed the nation on Federal Tax Reduction Legislation.

July 29
A tax cut bill was approved by the House of Representatives.

August 3
Gave air traffic controllers a strike ultimatum.

August 13
Signed the tax cut bill (ERTA).

September 24
Addressed the nation on economic recovery and Social Security.

September 25
Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female Supreme Court Justice.

September 29
Delivered World Bank and IMF Address on free enterprise, not aid.

October 2
Announced the U.S. Strategic Weapons program.

October 5
Voluntarism Initiative was launched.

October 6
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated.

October 7
Fifty States Project for Women was launched.

October 15
Delivered World Affairs Council Speech on Third World and Free Enterprise.

October 18-19
Celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown, with French President Francois Mitterrand.

October 21-24
Attended Cancun Summit on International Cooperation & Development.

October 28
Senate approved AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia.

November 10
David Stockman's article on Reaganomics released in Atlantic Monthly.

November 18
Delivered arms reduction speech to National Press Club.

November 23
Initiated first veto; vetoed the 1982 Continuing Budget Resolution.

December 1
Held the White House Conference on Aging.

December 22
Met with defected Polish Ambassador Spasowski.

December 23
Delivered an address to the nation on the situation in Poland.
1982 January 26
Held his first State of the Union Address; discussed social programs transferred to states.

February 9
Delivered his Indianapolis speech; one of several which launched New Federalism.

February 22
Attended ceremony of the 250th Anniversary of the birth of George Washington.

February 24
Caribbean Basin Initiative was announced at Organization of American States.

March 3
J. Peter Grace named as Chairman PPSSCC.

March 23
Enterprise Zone Initiative announced.

April 14
The Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving was established.

April 15
Tuition Tax Credit plan announced.

April 29
Addressed the nation on the national budget and the Balanced Budget Amendment.

May 9
Delivered a START/SALT II speech at Eureka College.

May 18
Launched the Centennial Commission for Liberty-Ellis Island.

May 31
Announced joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Strategic Arms Reduction Talks.

June 4-6
G7 Summit took place in Versailles.

June 8
Became the first U.S. President to address both Houses of Parliament, U.K.

June 11
Visited West Berlin.

June 17
At the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament, delivered the "Agenda for Peace" speech.

June 25
Alexander Haig resigned as Secretary of State; George Shultz appointed.

June 30
Signed Executive Order 12369 establishing President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission, PPSSCC).

July 16
George Shultz was sworn in as Secretary of State.

July 19
Rally was held at Capitol for Budget Amendment.

August 16
Addressed the nation on taxes and budget reconciliation.

August 20
Middle East initiative "Fresh Start."

August 25
U.S. Marine Forces arrived in Beirut, Lebanon.

September 1
Addressed the nation on the Middle East.

September 3
Signed the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (ERTA) at the ranch.

September 20
Addressed the nation on formation of multinational force for Lebanon.

October 1
House defeated the Budget Amendment.

October 12
Signed the Missing Children Act & Victim and Witness Act

October 13
Addressed the nation on the economy.

October 14
Launched Organized Crime & Drug Trafficking Initiatives.

November 10
U.S.S.R. leader Leonid Brezhnev died.

November 11
First commercial operations mission of the Space Shuttle were initiated.

November 12
Yuri Andropov became leader of the U.S.S.R.

November 13
U.S. sanctions of Soviet Pipeline were lifted.

November 17
Visited South Florida Task Force on Drugs.

November 22
Addressed the nation on arms control and MX bases.

November 23
Highway & Bridge Repair Program proposed, 5 cents gas tax.

December 28
Held a ceremony to recommission the battleship USS New Jersey.
1983 January 3
Commission on Strategic Forces created.

January 6
Signed Surface Transportation Assistance Act.

January 7
Signed Nuclear Waste Policy Act.

January 11
Crop Swap Program announced in Texas.

January 24
Native American policy announced.

January 25
Delivered State of the Union Address on the federal-spending freeze.

February 23
Presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the Reverend Billy Graham.

March 8
Addressed the National Association of Evangelicals ("Evil Empire" speech).

March 10
Addressed the National Association of Manufacturers on Central America, El Salvador.

March 23
Addressed the nation on national security and Strategic Defense Initiative.

March 31
Addressed the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on defense matters.

April 18
The U.S. Embassy in Beirut was bombed.

April 20
Signed Social Security Amendments.

April 27
Addressed Congress regarding El Salvador.

April 30
Addressed the nation on education.

May 27
G7 Summit was held in Williamsburg, Virginia.

June 3
Excellence in Education Campaign launched.

July 18
Commission on Central America created; headed by Kissinger.

July 19
Captive Nations Week designated.

July 28
Commission on Organized Crime created.

August 14
U.S.-Mexico Agreement on the environment in the border area.

September 1
A Soviet attack on Korean airliner KAL 007 killed 269 people.

September 5
Addressed the nation on the KAL 007 incident.

September 7
Adult Literacy Initiative announced.

September 24
Addressed the nation via Voice of America (VOA) setting long-term framework for negotiation with U.S.S.R.

September 26
Addressed the U.N. General Assembly on U.S.S.R.

October 5
Caribbean Basin Initiative launched with a ceremony.

October 5
Job Training Partnership Program launched.

October 17
Re-election campaign committee formed on an exploratory basis.

October 23
U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut were bombed.

October 25
Invasion of Grenada launched.

October 27
Addressed the nation on Lebanon and Grenada.

November 2
Signed bill making Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a national holiday.

November 11
Addressed the Japanese Diet on trade policy.

December 4
Air strike on Syrian installations in Lebanon.
1984 January 16
Addressed the nation on U.S./Soviet Relations.

January 16
Grace Commission findings on pay announced.

January 25
Delivered the State of the Union Address - America is back with four great goals.

January 29
Announced candidacy for re-election.

February 3
Kissinger's report on Central America received.

February 9
U.S.S.R. leader Yuri Andropov died.

February 13
Konstantin Chernenko became leader of U.S.S.R.

April 26
Arrived in Beijing, China.

April 30
Nuclear agreement with China finalized.

May 9
Addressed the nation on Central America.

May 14
Conducted a Drunk Driving Campaign address with Michael Jackson.

May 24
Delivered remarks to honor the Vietnam War's Unknown Soldier.

June 4
Delivered a speech to the Irish Parliament.

June 6
Delivered speeches to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of D-Day.

June 7-9
G7 Summit was held in London.

July 17
Signed Minimum Drinking Age Bill.

July 18
Signed Deficit Reduction Bill.

August 23
Delivered acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas.

October 7
Participated in the first of the Reagan-Mondale Presidential Debates

October 12
Held Whistlestop Presidential Campaign Tour of Ohio.

October 21
Participated in the second Reagan-Mondale Presidential Debate; addressed domestic issues.

October 30
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India was assassinated.

November 6
Won re-election in a landslide victory (525 - 13 in Electoral College.)
1985 January 5
Edwin Meese III nominated to be Attorney General.

January 20
Inauguration Ceremonies held at U.S. Capitol.

February 6
Delivered the State of the Union Address, "American Revolution II."

February 25
Edwin Meese III was sworn in as Attorney General.

March 10
U.S.S.R. leader Konstantin Chereneko died.

March 11
Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of U.S.S.R.

March 19
Senate voted to approve MX missiles.

March 25
Youth Employment Opportunity Wage Initiative launched.

April 4
G7 Summit was held in Bonn, Germany.

May 5
Delivered speeches at Bergen-Belsen and Bitburg Air Force Base.

May 8
Addressed European Parliament on Soviet arms.

May 20
Launched Summer Jobs for Youth Program.

June 30
Addressed the nation on tax reform.

July 8
Addressed the American Bar Association Convention on Terrorism.

July 13
Underwent surgery for colon cancer.

September 9
Economic sanctions levied against South Africa.

October 7
Achille Lauro hijacked.

October 24
Spoke at U.N. 40th Anniversary on "Fresh Start" with Soviets.

October 31
New U.S. proposal on arms reduction announced.

November 14
Addressed the nation and U.S.S.R., via VOA, on U.S.-Soviet Geneva Summit.

November 16
Started Geneva Summit with Gorbachev.

November 21
Addressed Congress on Geneva Summit's "Fresh Start."

December 1
All-Star tribute conducted in honor of Dutch Reagan.

December 12
248 U.S. soldiers killed in plane crash in Newfoundland.

December 12
Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act signed.

December 19
Domestic & Economic Policy Councils briefed on AIDS programs.
1986 January 1
Addressed the U.S.S.R. and Gorbachev addressed the U.S.

January 7
Economic sanctions imposed on Libya.

January 28
Space Shuttle Challenger explosion.

February 3
Commission on Challenger Disaster formed.

February 4
Delivered the State of the Union Address regarding the Welfare Plan.

February 25
U.S. recognized Aquino government of Philippines.

February 26
Addressed the nation on National Security.

February 28
Packard Commission Report on defense management.

March 16
Addressed the nation on Nicaragua.

April 14
Libyan air strike conducted.

April 25
Nuclear reactor accident occurred at Chernobyl.

May 2
G7 Summit was held in Japan.

May 25
Participated in Hands Across America Day.

June 9
Rogers Commission on Challenger Disaster recommendations.

June 17
Warren Burger resigned from the Supreme Court; William Rehnquist nominated for Chief Justice; nomination placed of Antonio Scalia to the court.

June 24
Addressed the nation on aid to Contras.

July 3
Participated in the Statue of Liberty Centennial Celebration.

July 22
Addressed the World Affairs Council on South Africa.

September 14
Addressed the nation, with Mrs. Reagan, on drugs.

September 22
Addressed the U.N. on arms reduction progress.

September 26
Rehnquist and Scalia sworn in as Chief Justice and Justice of the Supreme Court.

October 11
Reykjavik Summit began.

October 22
Signed Tax Reform Bill.

November 2
Hostage David Jacobsen was released from Beirut.

November 4
Democrats won control of Senate 55-45.

November 6
Signed Immigration Reform & Control Act.

November 13
Addressed the nation on Iran arms and Contra aid controversy.

November 25
Iran-Contra scandal erupted.

November 26
Tower Commission appointed to study Iran-Contra affair.

December 2
Addressed the nation on the Iran-Contra affair.

December 19
Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh selected.

December 31
Delivered New Year's Radio Address to the people of the U.S.S.R.
1987 January 27
Delivered State of the Union Address-"I'm back."

January 30
Vetoed the Water Quality Act.

February 6
"Up From Dependency" welfare initiative.

February 17
Competitiveness Initiative launched.

February 19
Economic sanctions against Poland lifted.

February 26
Tower Commission reports.

February 27
Don Regan resigned as Chief of Staff, and was replaced by Howard Baker.

March 4
Addressed the nation on the Tower Report.

March 27
Vetoed the Highway Bill.

April 3
Privatization of CONRAIL.

April 7
Participated in Q & A with reporters on security breach at new Moscow Embassy.

April 10
Addressed the World Affairs Council on possible negotiations breakthrough.

May 5
White House Conference on a Drug Free America launched.

May 17
USS Stark bombed by Iraq.

May 26
William Webster sworn in as Director of CIA.

May 29
Russian Gulf Policy outlined.

June 1
Signed GI Continuation Act.

June 2
P. Volcker resigned; Alan Greenspan appointed as Chairman of Federal Reserve Board.

June 8
G7 Summit was held in Venice; tariffs lifted from Japan.

June 12
Visited Berlin ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!").

June 15
Addressed the nation on arms reduction and the Venice Summit.

June 26
Supreme Court Justice Powell resigned.

July 1
Judge Robert Bork nominated to be Justice to Supreme Court.

July 3
Economic Bill of Rights launched.

August 5
Central American Peace Initiative.

August 11
Alan Greenspan sworn in as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

August 12
Addressed the nation on the Iran-Contra affair.

September 15
Signed Nuclear Risk Reduction Center treaty.

September 16
Bicentennial Celebration of U.S. Constitution held.

September 21
Addressed the U.N. on INF Agreement and Iran.

October 6
Senate Committee rejected Bork.

October 7
Addressed OAS on the Central American Peace Initiative.

October 14
Addressed the nation on Washington.

October 16
Mrs. Reagan underwent surgery for breast cancer.

October 19
Air strike took place at an Iranian oil platform.

October 23
Whole Senate rejected Bork.

October 29
Douglas Ginsburg nominated to Supreme Court.

October 30
U.S.-Soviet Summit announced.

November 2
William Sessions sworn in as head of FBI.

November 4
Addressed Europe, via WorldNet, on Soviet-U.S. relations.

November 7
Ginsburg withdrew nomination over marijuana scandal.

November 11
Anthony Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court.

November 24
INF Treaty announced in Denver.

December 8
INF Treaty signed.

December 10
Addressed the nation on the Washington Summit.
1988 January 1
Addressed the U.S.S.R. and Gorbachev addressed the U.S..

January 2
Signed Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement in Palm Springs.

January 25
Delivered the State of the Union Address regarding the budget process - "We're not finished yet."

February 18
Anthony Kennedy sworn in as Supreme Court Justice.

February 29
White House Conference on a Drug Free America.

March 1
NATO Summit took place in Brussels.

March 14
Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis conference on SDI.

March 17
U.S. Forces deployed to Honduras.

April 18
U.S. air strike against Iranian oil platforms.

April 21
World Affairs Council Address on Soviets and Afghanistan, INF.

May 3
Briefing on religious freedom in U.S.S.R. took place.

May 11
Endorsed the George H. Bush candidacy.

May 27
Senate approved INF Treaty.

May 31
Addressed Moscow State University.

June 1
INF Treaty ratified at Moscow Summit with Gorbachev.

June 3
Addressed the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London.

June 13
Addressed the Atlantic Council in preparation for G7 Summit.

June 19
G7 Summit was held in Toronto.

July 1
Signed Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act.

July 3
Iran Air Flight 655 shot down in Persian Gulf by USS Vincennes.

July 9
Resignation of Attorney General Edwin Meese III announced.

July 12
Richard L. Thornburgh nominated to be Attorney General.

July 25
Free Trade Agreement with Canada sent to Congress.

August 2
HIV Action Plan announced.

August 3
Vetoed National Defense Authorization Act.

August 10
Signed Japanese-American Internment Compensation Bill.

August 11
Signed Disaster Assistance Act.

August 12
Richard L. Thornburgh sworn in as Attorney General.

August 15
Delivered his Farewell Address at the Republican National Convention.

August 23
Signed the Trade & Competitiveness
Act.
September 13
Signed Fair Housing Act Amendments.

September 26
Addressed the U.N. General Assembly on disarmament.

September 28
Signed the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement.

October 5
Conducted cornerstone laying ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Museum.

October 13
Family Support Act signed.

October 25
Signed the Department of Veteran Affairs Act.

November 18
Signed Anti-Drug Abuse Act.

November 21
Participated in the groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the Reagan Presidential
Library.

December 7
Participated in a mini-summit in New York with Gorbachev.

December 7
Addressed the American Enterprise Institute.

December 8
Conducted his final press conference.

December 13
Addressed administrative officials on domestic policy.

December 14
Dropped the ban on conducting talks with PLO.

December 16
Addressed the University of Virginia on foreign policy.
1989 January 1
Addressed the U.S.S.R. and Gorbachev addressed the U.S.

January 11
Gave Farewell Address as President to the nation.

January 20
Left the White House and returned to California.
1989 January 26
First day in new Post-Presidential Office in Los Angeles, CA.

February 6
78th Birthday celebrated in Los Angeles, CA. First Post-Presidential Speech given at the University of Southern California.

February 10
Met with Mother Teresa in Los Angeles, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 37th Wedding Anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

March 28
Accepted Hero's Award from Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Los Angeles, CA.

April 26
Met with President George H.W. Bush in Los Angeles, CA.

May 23
Presented with Architectural Model of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

June 13
Delivered Churchill Lecture at Guildhall in London, England.

June 14
Installed as an Honorary Knight Grand Cross Order of the Bath by HRH The Queen at Buckingham Palace in London, England.

June 15
Inducted as one of only 12 foreign associates into the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of the Institute of France in Paris, France.

June 17
Attended 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

June 30
Received award from The Sons of the American Revolution in Los Angeles, CA.

July 4
Minor Horse Riding Accident at Private Ranch in Mexico.

July 11
Attended Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Anaheim, CA. Joined Vince Scully in the NBC broadcast booth and provided color commentary for the first inning of the game.

July 21
President Reagan traveled to Oklahoma City to visit the Cowboy Hall of Fame, followed by a trip to Norman, OK to open the U.S. Olympic Festival.

August 28
First President to tour B-2 Aircraft Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

September 8
Underwent surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove blood clot on his brain.

October 7
Attended 1st Annual Nancy Reagan Tennis Tournament and Dinner to benefit Nancy Reagan Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.

October 13
Visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Site for the first time since leaving the White House.

October 19-28
Visited Japan with Mrs. Reagan. Received Japan's Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum in Tokyo.

November 9
Fall of the Berlin Wall: participated in live interview with Sam Donaldson from Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara, CA.

November 15
Participated in Official Presidential Portrait Unveiling at The White House. Dedicated the Ronald Reagan Republican Center of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in Washington, DC. Published his book, Speaking My Mind, a collection of speeches from 1951-1989.

November 16
Received Sylvanus Thayer Award and Addressed Cadets at West Point Military Academy in New York.

November 21 Received 1st Will Rogers Communicator Award from Oklahoma's Will Rogers Memorial Commission in Los Angeles, CA
1990 January 11
Attended Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary Celebration in Anaheim, CA to commemorate his participation in opening day ceremonies.

February 6
Celebrated 79th Birthday in Nassau, The Bahamas.

February 16/17
Participated in deposition in Federal Court in Los Angeles regarding Iran/Contra Affair.

February 25
Awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Tel Aviv University in Los Angeles, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 38th Wedding Anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

March 23
Met with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in Toronto, Canada.

April 5
Attended “Just Say No” Awards Dinner in Los Angeles, CA.

April 12
Received section of the Berlin Wall at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum.

April 28
Addressed Free Cuba Rally at the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL.

May 17
Attended University of Pennsylvania 250th Anniversary Celebration in Philadelphia, PA.

May 18
Delivered Commencement Address at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.

June 4
Met with Soviet President and Mrs. Mikhail Gorbachev in San Francisco, CA.

July 9
Received Thomas Jefferson Award from American Legislative Exchange Council in Los Angeles, CA.

July 12
Visited Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a camp for young cancer patients, in Pacific Palisades, CA.

July 19
Attended Opening Ceremony for the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, CA.

July 27
Visited Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Home in Abilene, KS.

September 12
Visited Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany.
Addressed Forum on Germany at Kongresshalle in Berlin.


September 13
Awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Met with Chancellor Helmut Kohl in Bonn, Germany.

September 14
Visited Warsaw, Poland; laid wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, visited Warsaw Ghetto, and addressed Polish Parliament.

September 15
Visited Gdansk, Poland; addressed Shipyard Workers Rally, and met with Lech Walesa and Father Henryk Jankowski.

September 16
Toured Leningrad, Russia, including Alexander Nevsky Monument, St. Isaacs Cathedral, Hermitage Museum, and Pavlovsk.

September 17
Visited Moscow, Russia; addressed The Supreme Soviet and met with President Mikhail Gorbachev.

September 18
Visited with Students of Moscow State University.
Met with Boris Yeltsin in Moscow, Russia.

September 19
Met with President Cossiga and Prime Minister Andreotti in Rome, Italy.

September 20
Met with His Holy Pope John Paul II at Castelgandolfo, Italy.

October 3
Met with President Zhelev of Bulgaria in Los Angeles, CA.

October 6
Attended 2nd annual Nancy Reagan Tennis Tournament and Dinner to benefit Nancy Reagan Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.

October 19
Met with Prime Minister Antall of Hungary in Los Angeles, CA.

October 26
Dedicated the Ronald Reagan State Office Building in Los Angeles, CA.

October 30-31
Last visit to boyhood home in Dixon, IL.

November 2
Delivered eulogy at funeral for former Attorney General William French Smith in Los Angeles, CA.

November 8
Met with California Governor-Elect Pete Wilson in Los Angeles, CA.

November 9
Dedicated Berlin Wall Statue and delivered Address at Westminster College in Fulton, MO.

November 15
Published autobiography, An American Life.

November 16
Met with President Chaim Herzog of Israel in Los Angeles, CA.

November 24
Tossed the Coin at USC v. Notre Dame Football Game in Los Angeles, CA.

December 5
Addressed students at Cambridge University, England.
1991 February 4
Hosted Lady Margaret Thatcher and Sir Denis Thatcher for a tour at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

February 6
Celebrated 80th birthday at gala dinner at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

February 9
Met with President Violeta Chamorro of Nicaragua in Los Angeles, CA.

March 1
Visited with Marines and Families at Camp Pendleton, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 39th Wedding Anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

March 23
Hosted President and Mrs. Lech Walesa of Poland for tour and lunch at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

March 28
Awarded Honorary Doctor of Public Service Degree at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
George Washington University Hospital dedicates the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine.
Met with President George H.W. Bush at The White House.

May 6
Addressed Joint California State Legislature at Capitol in Sacramento, CA.

May 9
Met with Vytautas Landsbergis, President of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania, in Los Angeles, CA.

May 17
Attended dinner with HRH The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh onboard the Brittania in Miami, FL.

May 20
Met with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze in Los Angeles, CA.

May 31
Received the Gold Medal of Freedom from the Polish American Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.

June 6
Met with Jim and Sarah Brady regarding the Brady Bill in Los Angeles, CA.

July 12
Attended Opening Ceremony for U.S. Olympic Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.

August 16
Met with Yitzhak Rabin of Israel in Los Angeles, CA.

August 19
Phone call with Lady Margaret Thatcher regarding the Coup in the USSR.

September 22
Addressed Benefit for the Motion Picture and Television Fund in Los Angeles, CA.

October 5
Attended 3rd Annual Nancy Reagan Tennis Tournament and Dinner to benefit Nancy Reagan Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.

October 7
Address 75th Anniversary of the Red Cross gala in Beverly Hills, CA.

October 12-21
Visited Morocco, London and Scotland.

October 24
Met with Vaclev Havel, President of the Czech Republic, in Los Angeles, CA.
Attended dinner honoring Mrs. Jehan Sadat of Egypt in Los Angeles, CA.


November 4
Hosted the Dedication Ceremony of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, along with President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, former President and Mrs. Carter, former President and Mrs. Gerald Ford, former President and Mrs. Richard Nixon, and Lady Bird Johnson.

November 16
Hosted Lady Margaret Thatcher for tea in Los Angeles, CA.

November 18
Visited Mexico City; met with Mexican President Salinas de Gortari, and former Mexican President de la Madrid, and addressed Nueva Generacion.

November 22
Received the James H. Doolittle Award from the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC.

December 16
Attended the 1st Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

December 17
Met with Mother Teresa in Los Angeles, CA.
1992 January 22
Met with Benjamin Netanyahu, Deputy Defense Minister of Israel, in Los Angeles, CA.

February 3
Attended first of many events for “Maureen Reagan for Congress” Campaign in Los Angeles, CA.

February 6
Celebrated 81st birthday at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

February 20
Met with former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

February 25
Hosted tea for President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush at residence in Los Angeles, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 40th Wedding Anniversary at private dinner in Los Angeles, CA.

March 8
Renewed wedding vows at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, CA.

April 8
Received Honorary Membership in the U.S. Lifesaving Association in Los Angeles, CA.

April 13
Received Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas, NV. [During the ceremony, a man rushed onto the stage, smashed the award and was apprehended by the United States Secret Service.]

April 28
Addressed Diplomatic Corps at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

May 3
Hosted President and Mrs. Gorbachev at Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara, CA.

May 4
Presented First Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to President Mikhail Gorbachev at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

May 9
Attended Lunch with the Class of 1932 at Eureka College in Eureka, IL.
Addressed Commencement at Eureka College in Eureka, IL.

May 10
Visited Tampico, Illinois for the last time.

May 11
Attended 75th Anniversary of Forbes Magazine with President Gorbachev at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY.

May 12
Met with President Richard Nixon for the only time at Nixon’s office in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

May 13
Toured the New York Stock Exchange with President Mikhail Gorbachev in New York, NY.

June 8
Met with South Korean Prime Minister Chung Won Shik in Los Angeles, CA.

July 7-10
Visit to Jackson Hole, WY

July 16
Received Award from the Military Order of World Wars in Los Angeles, CA.

July 17
Met with Russian Ambassador Vladimir Lukin in Los Angeles, CA.


July 27-August 3
Visited Alaska

August 8
Re-dedicated Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa.

August 17
Addressed GOP Convention for the last time in Houston, Texas.

September 11
Addressed Mexican/American/Canadian Conference at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

September13 – October 31
Addressed GOP Rallies across the U.S.

October 10
Attended 3rd Annual Nancy Reagan Tennis Tournament and Dinner to benefit the Nancy Reagan Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.

November 27
Met with President-Elect Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, CA.

December 4
Addressed Students at the Oxford Union of Oxford University, England.

December 15
Attended Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
1993 January 13
Received Medal of Freedom Award from President George H.W. Bush at The White House.

January 29
Rode the Goodyear Blimp, “Eagle,” based in Carson, CA.

February 6
Celebrated 82nd birthday with Lady Margaret Thatcher at a gala dinner at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

February 7
Hosted Lady Margaret Thatcher for lunch at Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 41st Wedding Anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

April 5
Hosted Prime Minister and Mrs. Brian Mulroney for tribute event and lunch at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and dinner at Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara, CA.

April 25
Attended 1st of 4 Los Angeles Kings hockey playoff games at The Forum in Inglewood, CA as a guest of Wayne Gretzky.

May 15
Addressed Commencement at The Citadel in Charleston, SC.

May 20
Attended Jimmy Stewart’s 85th birthday gala in Los Angeles, CA.

June 1
Toured Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA.

June 2
Received Leadership Excellence Award from UCLA Army ROTC in Los Angeles, CA.


June 6
Attended dedication ceremony for portrait of Nelle Reagan at Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, CA.

June 26
Attended funeral for Pat Nixon at Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA.

July 1
Participated in live satellite address to Taiwan for “America Week” event from Los Angeles, CA.

July 15
Met with Israeli Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich, in Los Angeles, CA.

July 30
Hosted President Richard Nixon and family for tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

August 3-6
Visited Jackson Hole, WY

September 9
Attended Opening of Holmes Tuttle Boys & Girls Club in Tucson, AZ.

September 13
Received Honorary Membership in U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII in Los Angeles, CA.

September 23
Received Intrepid Freedom Award aboard USS Intrepid in New York, NY.
Met with Richard President Nixon in New York, NY. This was the last time the two Presidents met.

October 9
Attended 4th Annual Nancy Reagan Tennis Tournament and Dinner to benefit Nancy Reagan Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.

November 9
Presented General Colin Powell with Ronald Reagan Freedom Award at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

November 20
Hosted Firefighter Appreciation Event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
1994 February 3
Attended GOP Dinner with Lady Margaret Thatcher in honor of his 83rd birthday in Washington, D.C.

February 6
Celebrated 83rd birthday at home in Los Angeles, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 42nd Wedding Anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

March 12
Attended dinner honoring Nancy Reagan hosted by the Junior League of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA.

April 27
Attended funeral for President Richard M. Nixon at Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA.

May 7
Attended Caritas Award dinner hosted by the St. John’s Hospital Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.

May 9
Met with Members of the Polish Parliament at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

June 21
Met with the Emperor and Empress of Japan in Los Angeles, CA.

August 17
Presented Ronald Reagan Distinguished Service Award to Ambassador Walter Annenberg in Los Angeles, CA.

November 3
Hosted tea for HRH the Prince of Wales in Los Angeles, CA.

November 5
Released Letter to the American people announcing Alzheimer’s Disease.
1995 February 6
Celebrated 84th birthday at home in Los Angeles, CA.

February 15
Hosted Tea for Lady Thatcher and Sir Denis Thatcher in Los Angeles, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 43rd wedding anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA

June 9
Met with His Majesty Prince Felipe of Spain in Los Angeles, CA.

June 16
Met with Cal State Fullerton Championship Baseball Team in Los Angeles, CA.

July 6
Presented Ronald Reagan Distinguished Service Award to Captain Scott O’Grady in Los Angeles, CA.

August 14-15
Last visit to Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara, CA.

September 12
Visited L.A.P.D. Mounted Unit in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA.

October 15
Met with Reverend Billy Graham at Residence in Los Angeles, CA.

December 4
Met with the Mayor of Krakow, Poland in Los Angeles, CA.

December 26
Toured Holiday Exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum.
1996 February 6
Played golf with Bob Hope in Los Angeles, CA.
Celebrated 85th birthday at home in Los Angeles, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 44th wedding anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

April 22
Met with Governor Pete Wilson of California in Los Angeles, CA.

April 23
Met with former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush in Los Angeles, CA.

April 24
Received model of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) from shipbuilders in Los Angeles, CA.

June 7
Headquarters of the California State Republican Party in Burbank, CA renamed the Ronald Reagan California Republican Center.

July 3
Met with Senator and Mrs. Robert Dole in Los Angeles, CA.

December 11
Neil Reagan, only sibling of Ronald Reagan, dies in San Diego, CA.
1997 February 6
Celebrated 86th birthday at home in Los Angeles, CA.
February 7
Met with Former President George H.W. Bush in Los Angeles, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 45th wedding anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

April 25
Visited Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

June 27
Met with Tom Murnane, Reagan Library’s One-Millionth Visitor, in Los Angeles, CA.

July 15
Visited Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

September 12
Met with Reverend Billy Graham at Residence in Los Angeles, CA.

November 11
Visited Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum for Veteran’s Day Observance.

November 26
Visited Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum for tour of Christmas Tree Exhibit.
1998 February 4
U.S. Congress voted to rename Washington National Airport as the “Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport”
February 6
Celebrated 87th birthday at home in Los Angeles, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 46th wedding anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

March 6
Met with Ronald Reagan Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps in Los Angeles, CA.

April 20
Young America’s Foundation announced their purchase of Rancho del Cielo.

April 22
Visited Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

May
Florida State Legislature renames the Florida Turnpike that runs from north-central Florida to south of Miami as the Ronald Reagan Turnpike.

May 5
New building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. named the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (dedicated in 1998).

August 14
Visited Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

August 30
California State Route 118 (formerly named the Simi Valley-San Fernando Valley Freeway), which runs close to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, renamed the Ronald Reagan Freeway.

October 20
Visited Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

October 30
City of Bakersfield designates the Ronald Reagan Elementary School


December 1
Visited Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum for tour of Christmas Tree Exhibit.
1999 January 7
Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana, CA renamed the Ronald W. Reagan Federal Courthouse.
February 6
Celebrated 88th birthday at home in Los Angeles, CA.

February 17
Visited Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum for the last time.

March 4
Celebrated 47th wedding anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

May 21
Ronald W. Reagan Trail designated in Illinois – it runs from Dixon, IL (location of the Reagan Boyhood Home), through Tampico (Reagan’s birthplace), to Eureka (home of Eureka College, which Ronald Reagan attended).
2000 February 6
Celebrated 89th birthday at home in Los Angeles, CA.
March 4
Celebrated 48th wedding anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

May 9
The Ronald Reagan Peace Garden dedicated at Eureka College in Eureka, IL.
2001 January 12
Fell at his home in Los Angeles, CA, breaking his hip.
January 14
Underwent surgery to repair a broken hip at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

January 20
Returned to his home in Los Angeles after hip surgery and hospitalization.

February 6
Celebrated 90th birthday at home in Los Angeles, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 49th wedding anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA while Mrs. Reagan christened the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) at a ceremony in Newport News, VA.

August 8
Maureen Reagan, President Reagan’s oldest daughter, died of melanoma in Sacramento, CA.

October 11
At 90 years and 284 days, Ronald Reagan became the oldest ex-president in United States history, breaking a record that was formerly held by John Adams, the 2nd U.S. President.
2002 February 6
Celebrated 91st birthday at home in Los Angeles, CA.
March 4
Celebrated 50th wedding anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

May 16
Ronald and Nancy Reagan were awarded Congressional Gold Medals at a ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Nancy Reagan was present to receive them.
2003 February 6
Celebrated 92nd birthday at home in Los Angeles, CA.
March 4
Celebrated 51st wedding anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.
2004 February 6
Celebrated 93rd birthday at home in Los Angeles, CA.

March 4
Celebrated 52nd Wedding Anniversary at home in Los Angeles, CA.

June 5
At age 93, died of pneumonia, a complication of Alzheimer’s, at home in Los Angeles, CA.

June 7 - 8
Laid in Repose at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA. 118,000 people paid their respects.

June 9-10
Laid in State in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Over 100,000 people paid their respects.

June 11
National funeral service held at the Washington National Cathedral.
Final sunset service and interment at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA.

References:
www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/rr40.html
http://reagan2020.us/biography/ronald_reagan.asp
www.taxpolicy.com/reagan.htm
http://history1900s.about.com/od/ronaldreagan/p/reagan.htm



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