Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

October 19, 1983

On October 19, 1983, the US Senate approved a bill establishing a national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. President Ronald Reagan at first threatened to veto the bill, because he said the public opinion about Martin Luther … Continue reading

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May 3, 1988

On May 3, 1988, the White House acknowledged that First Lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule the President’s activities. The Christian Right was surprisingly okay with that. When Jerry Falwell was confronted about the President’s wife … Continue reading

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June 7, 1982

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1982, President Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth and the world’s worst joke is born. A Pope, a President and the Queen walk into a bar. You’d think at least … Continue reading

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June 8, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 the National Rifle Association elected Charlton Heston to be its president. Their reasoning was that if God loved him enough to have him play Moses and then forgive him for kissing a black … Continue reading

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May 3, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988 the White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband’s activities. Luckily for the US, President Reagan’s horoscope almost always read “Today’s a good day … Continue reading

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January 15, 1986

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1986 – President Reagan signed legislation making Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a national holiday to be celebrated on the third Monday of January. He did so unwillingly because the proposed law was passed … Continue reading

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