Ronald Reagan Timeline

Ronald Reagan Presidency Timeline
Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States who served in office from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989. What were the key events during his presidency? The Ronald Reagan Presidency Timeline provides a fast, but detailed, overview of the important issues and key events with a brief explanation of each of the important events and the dates on which they occurred.

Ronald Reagan Presidency Timeline
Ronald Reagan Timeline covers the history, important accomplishments and key issues of his presidency from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989 that included:

The assassination attempt on the President by John Hinckley Jr.
Irangate - the Iran-Contra Scandal
Glasnost with the Soviet Union - Fall of the Berlin Wall

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The following fact file format provides a fast overview of the overview of the Ronald Reagan Presidency with a History Timeline of the important events and accomplishments of his presidency. Ronald Reagan Timeline details the sequence of key historical events and accomplishments arranged in chronological order that had a significant impact on the history of the United States of America.

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1981 - His inauguration as 40th President of the United States. The economic policies introduced during the Reagan administration were referred to as Reaganomics

1981 - The Assassination Attempt: The Assassination Attempt occurred on Monday, March 30, 1981, just 69 days into his presidency.  

 - John Hinckley Jr. opened fire on U.S. President Ronald Reagan just outside the Washington Hilton Hotel.

 - President Ronald Reagan suffered a punctured lung and heavy internal bleeding.

 - John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity and confined to a psychiatric unit

1981 - The Cold War continued the struggle between communism and democracy.

1983 - The Granada invasion: October 25, 1983 U.S. Marines invaded Grenada, where they resisted heavy anti-aircraft fire and ground attack by Cuban soldiers and laborers building the a 10,000-foot airstrip on Grenada. The President saw the invasion as another step towards ridding the world of Communism

1985 - The Iran-Contra Scandal (1985-1989) aka Irangate was a political scandal in which members of the executive branch sold weapons to Iran and illegally using the profits to fund an army of rebels in Nicaragua.

1985 - Glasnost with the Soviet Union (1985-1991). Glasnost was the policy of public openness and accountability developed by the Soviets under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachov

1987 - The Stark incident in the Gulf War: The USS Stark was a guided-missile frigate that was hit on 17 May 1987, by two Exocet anti-ship missiles fired from an Iraqi aircraft during the Iran - Iraq War

1983 - The Soviet Union accuse the US of violating the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty following the President's announcement of "Star Wars", his Strategic Defense Initiative

1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev assumes the role of Soviet leader and begins to break away from old communist policies.

1987 - The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which is an agreement to remove medium and short-range nuclear missiles, is signed in Washington, D.C. by the President and Mikhail Gorbachev on December 8, 1987

1988 - End of the Iran-Iraq War with Iran's acceptance of a cease-fire on July 20, 1988

1989 - The Berlin Wall falls: On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall fall when the East German Communist Party announced that citizens of the GDR could cross the border at will.

1983 - Guion S. Bluford becomes the first black astronaut aboard Challenger on August 30, 1983

1983 - Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space on the 7th shuttle mission, from June 18-24, 1983

1981 - The Space Shuttle: Astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen fly space shuttle Columbia, the first winged reusable spacecraft, on its maiden mission on April 12, 1981. Columbia orbits Earth 36 times.

1989 - Ronald Reagan presidency and term in office ends on January 20, 1989. The next US President was George H. W. Bush

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