Despite claiming to be “pro-life” later in his political career, as Governor of California Ronald Reagan signed a bill that legalized abortions in California as it was before Roe v. Wade. He later said it was a mistake to sign the bill, and blamed it on his “lack of experience” in government.
While the Iran-Iraq War was fought mostly by the two countries, other nations had supported either side in some way. While the United States had backed Iraq during the war, in 1987 an Iraqi aircraft fired missiles at the USS Stark killing 37 sailors. The USS Stark survived until she was retired in 1999 andContinue reading “Fun Fact: When Ronald Reagan Lied About The USS Stark”
In 1969, a large group of students led a protest over the use of land that belonged to the University of California. Then-Governor Ronald Reagan considered the site to be a haven of communists, and ordered the police to harshly remove them. The incident became known as Bloody Thursday which resulted in one death andContinue reading “(Not So) Fun Fact: Ronald Reagan’s Bloody Thursday”
Rex was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog that was owned by Ronald Reagan for part of his presidency. Rex was not a fan of the Lincoln Bedroom and would refuse to enter the room. Rex would also stand outside of it and bark. Leading many to think that he was seeing the ghost ofContinue reading “Fun Fact: Rex Reagan”