Ronald Wilson Reagan Part 46

President Reagan meeting with Anatoly Shcharansky, released dissident from the Soviet Union USSR, in the Oval Office. 12/10/86.

Yesterday Jane Russell passed away. She was in two of my favorite movies {Paleface (1948) with Bob Hope and Son of Paleface (1952)}.  I did not know this until last Sunday, but Bob Hope was the Oscar Host the first 18 years the show was on TV (1951-1968). I saw Bob Hope perform in 1982 in Memphis with my grandfather. It was a great show. Below is a great clip from the movie Son of Paleface with Hope, Russell and Roy Rogers.


Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney delivers a Eulogy for Ronald Reagan.

The Making of a Presidential Centennial

By Stewart D. McLaurin, Executive Director, The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration

February 5 and 6 was quite a birthday party weekend at the Reagan Library, with a “Concert for America” featuring several musical acts and poignant tributes, and a military ceremony culminated by a fly-over of F-18s off the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, and the presentation of a 6’ x 4’ x 6’ birthday cake, created by the pastry chef of the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village and a culinary specialist, a sailor from the USS Ronald Reagan.
Following the birthday weekend of February 5 and 6, the public was invited for the unveiling of an extraordinary renovation to the Library and Museum in Simi Valley. Made possible through the generosity of the Reynolds Foundation, the 20-year-old museum has been completely refurbished, with exhibits that are interactive, engaging, and informative, thanks to 20 years of post-presidency perspective on the achievements of President Reagan and their subsequent impact domestically and internationally.


Little known presidential facts:

  • James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were once arrested together for taking a carriage ride in the countryside of Vermont on a Sunday, which violated the laws of that state.i
  • Thomas Jefferson and John Adams once traveled to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s birthplace. While there, they took a knife to one of Shakespeare’s
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