40. Ronald Wilson Reagan



40.  Ronald Wilson Reagan - Our Presidents

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In 1926, while a student of high school he took up his first job as a lifeguard at the Rock River and saved 77 lives there.
After his graduation from Eureka College, Reagan became a Chicago Cubs radio announcer for WHO in Des Moines, Iowa.
40.  Ronald Wilson Reagan - Our Presidents
Finally in 1937 he gave a screen test and signed a seven year contract with Warner Brothers. This was his first step in Hollywood and he got break through his first movie "Love is in the Air".
40.  Ronald Wilson Reagan - Our Presidents
Over the course of his acting career, Ronald Reagan made over 50 major films
While modeling for a sculpting class in 1940, Reagan was deemed as having "the most nearly perfect male figure" by the Division of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California.
In between he married Jane Wyman in 1940, had two children from her but Jane opposed his political career and they were finally divorced in 1949 which recorded him as the only divorcee president of the U. S.
In 1952, he married his second wife Nancy Davis, who later became the first lady.

An assassination attempt also took place when he was governor of California. Two men tried to firebomb the governor's residence amid the chaos of the times in 1968.
In the year 1980, Ronald Reagan won the Presidential Election of the United States. Just 69 days after he took office (March 30, 1981) as the 40th President, Ronald Reagan along with three others were shot by John Warnock Hinckley, Jr. The incident happened outside Hilton Washington hotel in Washington, D.C. He survived the attempted assassination with a punctured lung. With prompt therapeutic intervention, he achieved full recovery.
Ronald Reagan made history when he nominated the first female justice to the Supreme Court in 1981. He made the nomination in part because it was one of his early campaign promises during his race to the White House.
Reagan gave his famous “Tear down this wall” speech in 1987. Two years later in 1989, the Berlin Wall was torn down and two years after that, the Soviet Union collapsed
40.  Ronald Wilson Reagan - Our Presidents

Ronald Reagan set the record for the oldest President of the United States. When he took office for the first term, he was 69 years and 349 days. And when Ronald Reagan left the office in 1989 after serving the second term, he was 77 years old. Five years later, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. By November 1994, he declared his health condition to the public.

He was titled 'the longest living American President' in 2001. In the same year, an aircraft carrier was named USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) to commemorate him. Though he died on June 5, 2004, the life of Ronald Reagan has taught us a wonderful lesson that if you strive honestly in life, then success is almost guaranteed. For his strong and pathbreaking political views, today the world remembers him by the name, 'The Gipper' and 'The Great Communicator'
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40.  Ronald Wilson Reagan - Our Presidents

President Reagan loved to snack on jelly beans and was particularly fond of the Jelly Belly brand. In fact, blueberry Jelly Bellies were developed especially for the President to match the color scheme of his inaugural festivities, which featured bowls of Jelly Belly beans. Roughly, 2,800,000 jelly beans were served at the festivities.
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