The house at 522 N. Dwyer Drive in Anaheim, where Ronald Reagan had the kickoff fundraiser in his bid for governor of California, has hit the market for the first time since Paul Kott’s family moved in nearly 60 years ago. Take a quick tour in this slideshow. (Photo courtesy of Paul Kott) 522 N. Dwyer Drive, Anaheim (Photo courtesy of Paul Kott) 522 N. Dwyer Drive, Anaheim (Photo courtesy of Paul Kott) 522 N. Dwyer Drive, Anaheim (Photo courtesy of Paul Kott) When Ronald Reagan made his appearance at the house, the swimming pool did not exist yet, Paul Kott said. That’s where the tables for the dinner were set up. (Photo courtesy of Paul Kott) A photo of Ronald Reagan with William, Eleanor and Paul Kott, then 11, taken the night that Reagan held his kickoff fundraiser in his bid for governor at their home in 1965. (Photo courtesy of Paul Kott) Paul Kott holds a “Reagan for Governor” button saved for more than a half century. (Photo by … [Read more...] about Ronald Reagan launched his political career at this California house, selling for 1st time in 6 decades
By Marilyn Kalfus | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: April 3, 2018 at 7:46 am | UPDATED: April 6, 2018 at 5:10 pm Paul and Lisa Kott look over old photographs and newspaper articles on display in July 2011 at the dedication of Ronald Reagan Park, formerly Toyon Park, in Anaheim Hills. Paul Kott is pictured as a young boy with his parents and Ronald Reagan in the photo at right at their home in June 1965. (File photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register)Ronald Reagan, Republican candidate for governor of California, and his wife Nancy and son Ron Jr., 8, sit on a ranch fence talking with newsmen before the start of a state-wide political telecast that featured him and other GOP candidates for California political office. The telecast originated from the Reagan’s 305-acre ranch in the Malibu Hills near Los Angeles on Oct. 16, 1966. (AP File photo/Harold Filan) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsRonald Reagan and his wife, actress Nancy Davis, … [Read more...] about Ronald Reagan launched his political career at this Anaheim house, selling for 1st time in 6 decades
In 1981, President Ronald Reagan, above, was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John W. Hinckley Jr.; also wounded were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and a District of Columbia police officer, Thomas Delahanty.1822: Florida became a United States territory.1870: The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited denying citizens the right to vote and hold office on the basis of race, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish.1923: The Cunard liner RMS Laconia became the first passenger ship to circle the globe as it arrived in New York. … [Read more...] about This Day in History: March 30: President Ronald Reagan was shot in D.C.
The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley Jr. opened fire at former President Ronald Reagan and his staff. Found not guilty by reason of insanity, Hinckley was held for decades in a mental hospital from 1982 until his release in 2016, when a judge ruled to release Hinckley since he is no longer a threat. Take a look back at the horrifying incident and the aftermath leading up to his release. Amanda Douville … [Read more...] about The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan
Peter Dailey, a Los Angeles-based advertising mogul and former college football player, had his biggest assignment in 1980: selling Ronald Reagan to the American public. In crafting television ads, his aim was to show the Republican presidential nominee as an experienced governor with a calm, common-sense approach, not a washed-up movie actor... … [Read more...] about Peter Dailey Sold Americans on Ronald Reagan’s Common Sense With TV Ads in 1980