2. Reagan’s Parents<br />Ronald Reagan’s father’s name was John Edward Reagan.<br />He was a struggling shoe salesman.<br />He was also an alcoholic causing the family to move a lot.<br />His mother’s name was Nelle Wilson. <br />
3. Reagan’s Birth<br /><ul><li>Ronald Reagan was the second child of only two.
4. He was born on February 6, 1911.
5. He was born in </li></ul>Tampico, Illinois, U.S.<br />Ronald Reagan was the second child of only two.<br />He was born on February 6, 1911.<br />He was born in Tampico, Illinois, U.S.<br />
6. Reagan’s School Years<br />Reagan played football but earned only passing grades. <br />He was a popular student and was elected class president in his senior year. <br />In 1932, he Graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics. <br />
7. Reagan’s Acting Career<br />In 1937 Reagan followed the Cubs to their spring training camp in southern California.<br />A trip he took partly in order to try his hand at movie acting.<br />During the next 27 years, Reagan appeared in more than 50 films.<br />
8. Reagan Gets Married<br />In 1938, while filming Brother Rat, Reagan became engaged to his co-star Jane Wyman, and the couple married in Hollywood on January 26, 1940.<br />They had a daughter, Maureen, in 1941 and they adopted a son, Michael, a few days after his birth in 1945.<br />Their marriage ended in divorce in 1948. (Reagan was the only president to have been divorced.)<br />
9. Reagan For Governor<br />Reagan announced his candidacy for governor of California in 1966.<br />Reagan won the election by nearly one million votes.<br />Reagan served two terms as <br /> governor from 1967 to 1975.<br />
10. Reagan Gets Re-married<br />Reagan met Nancy Davis, an unknown actress, at a dinner party in 1949.<br /> The two were married on March 4, 1952. <br />The Reagans appeared together in the war movie “Hell Cats of the Navy” in 1957.<br />
11. Reagan For President<br />In 1980, Reagan ran for president as a Republican. <br />Reagan fought a strong campaign against George Bush and became the Republican's nominee for President.<br />He chose George Bush to be his running mate.<br />Together they easily beat former president Jimmy Carter making Ronald Reagan the 40th president of the United States.<br />
12. Reagan Gets Shot<br />On March 30, 1981, a man named John W. Hinckley Jr. fired six shots at Reagan as he left a Washington, D.C. hotel. <br />One of the bullets entered Reagan's chest, puncturing a lung and lodging one inch from his heart.<br />He was rushed to George Washington University Hospital for emergency surgery where he was released 12 days later.<br />
13. Reagan Is Re-elected<br />At the time of the presidential <br /> election of 1984, Reagan <br /> was at the height of his <br /> popularity. <br />On election day Reagan <br /> and Bush easily defeated<br /> their Democratic opponents.<br />
14. After Reagan’s Presidency<br />Reagan retired to his home in Los Angeles.<br />Then on June 5, 2004, Ronald Reagan died in Los Angeles, California after having suffered from Alzheimer's disease for nearly a decade. <br />He was buried at the “Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum” in Simi Valley, CA.<br />
15. "Honey, I forgot to duck." -to his wife, Nancy, after surviving the assassination attempt-Ronald Reagan<br />