Fun Fact: Ronald Reagan Legalized Abortion In California

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.

Fun Fact: When Ronald Reagan Lied About The USS Stark

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”

(Not So) Fun Fact: Ronald Reagan’s Bloody Thursday

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”