RONALD REAGAN WOULD HAVE BEEN 100 TODAY

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Ronald Wilson Reagan , known as the “The Great Communicator”, was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975) and prior to politics, a Hollywood actor.  

Many conservative and liberal scholars agree that Ronald Reagan has been the most
most influential president since Franklin D. Roosevelt, leaving his imprint on American politics,

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‘’LUCKY LINDY’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1902

 

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh was an aviator, author, inventor, explorer,and 
social activist. Lindbergh, then a 25-year old U.S. Air Mail pilot, emerged to
almost instantaneous world fame as the result of his  solo non-stop flight on
May 20-21, 1927, from Roosevelt Field on New York’s Long island to Paris,
France, a distance of nearly 3,600 miles in the Spirit of St. Louis, a single-
seat, single-engine monoplane (shown below). Lindberg, who was an
officer in the U.S. Army reserve, was awarded the nations highest
military decoration, the Medal of Honor. He died in 1974 at age 72. 
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ~ JANUARY 30. 1882–APRIL 12, 1945

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                The 32nd President of the United States (1933 – 1945)

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     President Roosevelt giving his famous ‘Infamy Speech” to Congress    

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HEALTH CHARITY FORMED ON THIS DATE IN 1938

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The MARCH OF DIMES campaign to fight polio was founded by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. He had contracted polio himself at the age of 39.

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President Roosevelt and Basil O’Conner, organizer of the MARCH OF
DIMES campaign, count dimes at the White House. 

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                                    Poster from the 1950’s  

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                The silver Roosevelt dime first issued in 1946

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WAR STRATEGY DISCUSSED ON THIS DATE IN 1941

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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, left,  and President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, center, are pictured during their first  joint press conference 
in the White House oval office. Issues relating to the war effort were
discussed following America’s entry into World War ll in the aftermath 
of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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