Ronald Reagan History
1981 - President Reagan presented the Distinguished Service Medal to the crew of the Space Shuttle Colombia.
1981 - It was reported to President Reagan that his Council on Integrity and Effeciency in Goverment and the Inspector Generals had saved U.S. taxpayers $2 billion in the six months. The report said that several hundred people had been indicted for graft and 8500 deceased people had been drawing Social Security for an averge of 81 months.
1981 - Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Lasorda presented President Reagan and First Lady with Dodger warm-up jackets.
1981 - President Reagan was presented with a muzzle loader and was made an Honorary Col. in the Army of Texas.
1982 - President Reagan and the First Lady participated in an arrival ceremony in honor of Pakistan's President and Mrs. Mohammad Zia Ul Haq.
1984 - President Reagan met with Bishop Desmond M. Tutu to disucss apartheid in South Africa.
1984 - President Reagan participated in a ceremony to present Lloyd's of London Silver Medal to the crew of the the Space Shuttle Discovery.
1983 - President Reagan greeted Nepal's King Birendra Bir Kikram Shah Dev and Queen Aishwarya Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah.
1985 - President Reagan participated in a taping for a West Virginia Flood Relief telethon.
1987 - Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev set foot on American soil for the first time. He had come to the U.S. for a Washington summit with U.S. President Reagan. The summit began the next day.
1987 - President Reagan participated in a signing ceremony that proclaimed December 7th "Pearl Harbor Day."
1988 - Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for the last time as presidents.
1988 - President Reagan attended and addressed the American Enterprise Institute.
1988 - A foreign policy based on our bedrock principles allows us to offer a practical solution to the suffering peoples of the world, a means of achieving prosperity and political stability that all Americans take for granted as their birthright. - President Ronald Reagan, December 7, 1988
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