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  • Tampico, Illinois, U.S.
    Monday Feb 06, 1911

    Birth

    Tampico, Illinois, U.S.
    Monday Feb 06, 1911

    Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois.




  • Eureka, Illinois, U.S.
    1932

    Graduated

    Eureka, Illinois, U.S.
    1932

    He majored in economics and sociology and graduated with a C grade from Eureka College.




  • U.S.
    1937

    Actor

    U.S.
    1937

    He earned his first screen credit with a starring role in the 1937 movie Love Is on the Air.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 25, 1937

    Enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 25, 1937

    After completing 14 home-study Army Extension Courses, Reagan enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers' Reserve Corps of the Cavalry on May 25, 1937.




  • Glendale, California, U.S.
    Friday Jan 26, 1940

    Marriage

    Glendale, California, U.S.
    Friday Jan 26, 1940

    Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman married on January 26, 1940 at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather church in Glendale, California.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 18, 1942

    National Duty

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 18, 1942

    On April 18, 1942, Reagan was ordered to active duty for the first time. Due to his poor eyesight, he was classified for limited service only, which excluded him from serving overseas.




  • Burbank, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 14, 1943

    First Lieutenant

    Burbank, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 14, 1943

    On January 14, 1943, he was promoted to first lieutenant and was sent to the Provisional Task Force Show Unit of This Is the Army at Burbank, California.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 17, 1945

    Disapproved recommendation

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 17, 1945

    He was recommended for promotion to major on February 2, 1945, but this recommendation was disapproved on July 17 of that year.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Dec 09, 1945

    Separated from active duty

    U.S.
    Sunday Dec 09, 1945

    He was separated from active duty on December 9, 1945.


  • U.S.
    1949

    Divorce

    U.S.
    1949

    After the couple had arguments about Reagan's political ambitions, Wyman filed for divorce in 1948, citing a distraction due to her husband's Screen Actors Guild union duties; the divorce was finalized in 1949. Wyman, who was a registered Republican, also stated that their break-up was due to a difference in politics (Reagan was still a Democrat at the time).


  • San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 04, 1952

    Second Marriage

    San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 04, 1952

    Reagan and Nancy Davis were engaged at Chasen's restaurant in Los Angeles and were married on March 4, 1952, at the Little Brown Church in the Valley (North Hollywood, now Studio City) San Fernando Valley.


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 08, 1966

    A Governor

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 08, 1966

    California Republicans were impressed with Reagan's political views and charisma after his "A Time for Choosing" speech, and nominated him as the Republican party candidate for Governor in 1966, He was elected to his first term on November 8, 1966, with more than 57% of the vote, defeating two-term governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown by nearly a million votes.


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 03, 1970

    Second Term as a Governor

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 03, 1970

    An unsuccessful attempt to recall Reagan in 1968, Reagan was re-elected in 1970, defeating "Big Daddy" Jesse M. Unruh on November 3 with 52.85% of the vote. He chose not to seek a third term in the following election cycle.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 13, 1979

    Announcement his candidacy for President of U.S.

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 13, 1979

    Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for President of the United States in New York City on November 13, 1979. On July 17, 1980, he became the nominee of the Republican Party for the 1980 presidential election.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    The presidency of Ronald Reagan began on January 20, 1981, when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 30, 1981

    Assassination Attempt

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 30, 1981

    On March 30, 1981, Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, Washington police officer Thomas Delahanty, and Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy were struck by gunfire from would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr. outside the Washington Hilton hotel.


  • Lebanon
    Sunday Oct 23, 1983

    Lebanese Civil War

    Lebanon
    Sunday Oct 23, 1983

    With the approval of Congress, Reagan sent forces to Lebanon in 1983 to reduce the threat of the Lebanese Civil War. The American peacekeeping forces in Beirut, a part of a multinational force during the Lebanese Civil War, were attacked on October 23, 1983.


  • Grenada, Carribean islands
    Tuesday Oct 25, 1983

    Operation Urgent Fury of Grenada

    Grenada, Carribean islands
    Tuesday Oct 25, 1983

    On October 25, 1983, Reagan ordered U.S. forces to invade Grenada (codenamed "Operation Urgent Fury") where a 1979 coup d'état had established an independent non-aligned Marxist–Leninist government.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 1985

    Second Term as a President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 1985

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


  • Bethesda, Maryland, U.S
    Saturday Jul 13, 1985

    Colon Surgery

    Bethesda, Maryland, U.S
    Saturday Jul 13, 1985

    On July 13, 1985, Reagan underwent surgery at Bethesda Naval Hospital to remove cancerous polyps from his colon.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Jan 07, 1989

    Left hand Surgery

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Jan 07, 1989

    On January 7, 1989, Reagan underwent surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to repair a Dupuytren's contracture of the ring finger of his left hand.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1989

    Last Day in Presidency

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1989

    Regean Finished his Second Term as U.S. President Succeeded by George H. W. Bush.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 05, 2004

    Death

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 05, 2004

    Reagan died of pneumonia, complicated by Alzheimer's disease, at his home in the Bel Air district of Los Angeles, California, on the afternoon of June 5, 2004.


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