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TIL that a Korean airlines accidentally strayed into Soviet Airspace, leading to the plane being shot down. To prevent such a tragedy, US President Ronald Reagan declassified a critical military tech and that is how we got GPS for civilian use.

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TIL that a Korean airlines accidentally strayed into Soviet Airspace, leading to the plane being shot down. To prevent such a tragedy, US President Ronald Reagan declassified a critical military tech and that is how we got GPS for civilian

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TIL When Ronald Reagan watched Back to the Future for the first time, he loved the joke about who was president in 1985 (Ronald Reagan? The Actor?) so much that he made the theater projectionist stop the film, roll it back, and play the joke again.

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TIL When Ronald Reagan watched Back to the Future for the first time, he loved the joke about who was president in 1985 (Ronald Reagan? The Actor?) so much that he made the theater projectionist stop the film, roll it

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TIL that since Ronald Reagan, each outgoing United States president has left a private message on the Oval Office desk for the incoming president on Inauguration Day.

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TIL that since Ronald Reagan, each outgoing United States president has left a private message on the Oval Office desk for the incoming president on Inauguration Day. submitted by bassman_14 [link] [1126 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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How well-known was Ronald Reagan before he got into politics?

How well-known was Ronald Reagan before he got into politics? Was he a household name? submitted by qlester [link] [15 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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TIL At the high school graduation of Michael Reagan, Ronald Reagan’s adopted son, Ronald Reagan forgot who his son was, greeting him with “My name is Ronald Reagan. What’s yours?”

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TIL At the high school graduation of Michael Reagan, Ronald Reagan’s adopted son, Ronald Reagan forgot who his son was, greeting him with “My name is Ronald Reagan. What’s yours?” submitted by Huggydabuggy [link] [626 comments] Source: top scoring links

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TIL in 1981, Ronald Reagan fired 11,345 air traffic controllers after they refused to end their strike and subsequently banned them from federal service for life.

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TIL in 1981, Ronald Reagan fired 11,345 air traffic controllers after they refused to end their strike and subsequently banned them from federal service for life. submitted by garglemymarbles [link] [3015 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL when Ronald Reagan was giving a speech to a U.S Air Force base in West Berlin, a balloon popped very loudly. Reagan immediately said, “Missed me,” right after the pop.

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TIL when Ronald Reagan was giving a speech to a U.S Air Force base in West Berlin, a balloon popped very loudly. Reagan immediately said, “Missed me,” right after the pop. submitted by Smurf_Poo [link] [736 comments] Source: Today I

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TIL that Ronald Reagan, suffering from Alzheimers, would rake leaves for hours, not realizing that they were being constantly replenished by his Secret Service men

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TIL that Ronald Reagan, suffering from Alzheimers, would rake leaves for hours, not realizing that they were being constantly replenished by his Secret Service men submitted by I_need_money_-_- [link] [1585 comments] Source: Today I Learned (TIL)

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How long would it take the USS Ronald Reagan to travel from Orlando, Florida to Perth, Australia?

How long would it take the USS Ronald Reagan to travel from Orlando, Florida to Perth, Australia? submitted by superblinky [link] [5 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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TIL: A Secret Service agent that saved Pres. Reagan’s life after an assassination attempt had become a Secret Service agent after seeing movies as a child about the Secret Service. Those movies starred Ronald Reagan.

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TIL: A Secret Service agent that saved Pres. Reagan’s life after an assassination attempt had become a Secret Service agent after seeing movies as a child about the Secret Service. Those movies starred Ronald Reagan. submitted by righteousmoss [link] [274

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