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1967 - Ronald Reagan gave a television address supporting Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. The speech, called "A Time for Choosing," launched Reagan's political career.

1981 - In Richmond, VA, President Reagan participated in a fundraising rally for Marshall Coleman the Gubernatorial candidate for Virginia.

1982 - President Reagan met with the winners of the New York City marathon.

1983 - "Grenada, we were told, was a friendly island paradise for tourism. Well, it wasn't. It was a Soviet-Cuban colony, being readied as a major military bastion to export terror and undermine democracy. We got there just in time. - President Reagan, October 27, 1983

1985 - President Reagan issued orders for the use of force to get a Soviet sailor off a ship in New Orleans, LA. The sailor had attempted to defect off of a Soviet ship.

1986 - President Reagan signed H.R. 2921 that provided water conveyance systems rights-of-way.

1986 - President Reagan participated in a signing ceremony for H.R. 5484, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986.

1988 - President Reagan attended Bush/Quayle rallies in Little Rock, Arkansas, Springfield, Missouri, and San Diego, California.

1997 - The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 554.26 points. The stock market was shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on U.S. President Reagan.

Ronald Reagan Quotes

America has never flinched from the commitment to the State of Israel - a commitment which remains unshakable.
- Ronald Reagan, March 23, 1982

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