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06
Feb
08

On This Day 2-6-08 Ronald Reagan

1778 – The United States gained official recognition from France as the two nations signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance in Paris.

1788 – Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1899 – The U.S. Senate ratified a peace treaty between the U.S. and Spain.

1900 – The Holland Senate ratified the 1899 peace conference decree that created in international arbitration court at The Hague.

1926 – The National Football League adopted a rule that made players ineligible for competition until their college class graduated.

1959 – The U.S., for the first time, successfully test-fired a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral.

1971 – NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf balls on the surface of the moon.

1987 – President Ronald Reagan turned 76 years old this day and became the oldest U.S. President in history.

1998 – Washington National Airport was renamed for U.S. Ronald Reagan with the signing of a bill by U.S. President Clinton.

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.
Ronald Reagan

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Ronald Reagan

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Ronald Reagan

I don’t remember.

Ronald Reagan

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