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Aug. 5, 1942: Lt. Ronald Reagan shows up in uniform with wife Jane Wyman for the "Tales of Manhattan" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

Dec. 1949: Ronald Reagan and postmaster Michael Fanning sort Christmas packages.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Daily News/UCLA

Feb. 29, 1952: Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis get their leap-year marriage license in Santa Monica. This photo was published in The Times on March 1, 1952.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

Nov. 9, 1966: Ronald Reagan reads a congratulatory note that was left on the doorstep of his Pacific Palisades home the day after he was elected governor of California. The note, which said, "Governor Reagan -- We love you!" was placed by neighborhood youngsters. This photo was published in The Times on Nov. 10, 1966.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times

July 26, 1967: During a speaking engagement at the Los Angeles Breakfast Club, Gov. Reagan, blindfolded, sits on a wooden horse and goes through the club's initiation process. Reagan was required to place his left hand on a plate of ham and eggs and to touch a horse's tail with his other hand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: R. L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Nov. 5, 1966: Ronald Reagan speaks to a crowd during a campaign stop at a Lakewood shopping center. A different, but similar frame, from this campaign stop ran in The Times the next day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Jan. 1, 1969: Nancy Reagan, left, Pat Nixon, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan walk across the field at the 1969 Rose Bowl game. The game matched Ohio State, ranked No. 1 in the nation, against second-ranked USC. The Buckeyes defeated the Trojans, 27-16.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

July 2, 1972: Gov. and Nancy Reagan talk with reporters at Los Angeles International Airport before leaving for a three-week goodwill trip to Europe on behalf of President Nixon. This photo was published in The Times the next day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Varie / Los Angeles Times

July 17, 1980: Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan, running mate George H.W. Bush and their wives, Nancy and Barbara, are cheered by the delegates at the close of the Republican convention in Detroit. This photo was the Page 1 lead art in The Times the next day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

June 24, 1980: Reagan preparing to saddle up at his ranch in north Santa Barbara County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: file photo / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 23, 1988: President Ronald Reagan receives a "Win One for the Skipper" T-shirt from Sen. Pete Wilson after a fundraising lunch for the senator at the Irvine Hilton Hotel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Tormey / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 13, 1987: President Reagan waves to the crowd at Point Mugu Naval Air Station as he boards a helicopter for the short hop to his Santa Barbara ranch. When Reagan flew in and out of Point Mugu, a Times photographer usually was present. This photo became a Page 1 image when Reagan's helicopter, designated Marine One, had to avoid a small plane illegally flying over the Santa Barbara ranch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Boris Yaro / Los Angeles Times

Feb. 4, 1985: President Reagan presents signed copies of his proposed budget to a bipartisan group of congressional leaders. Behind him are, from left, Vice President George H.W. Bush, Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Dole, Sens. Robert Byrd and Strom Thurmond, and Reps. Robert H. Michael and Jim Wright. This photo was published in that day's edition of the Late Final, The Times' afternoon street edition.


June 10, 1985: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar presents a No. 1 Lakers jersey to President Reagan at the White House as other team members watch. Said Abdul-Jabbar: "I'm not a Republican but I am one of his constituents, so we ought to suit him up the right way." The Lakers had won the 1985 NBA Championship the day before, beating the Boston Celtics in six games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernie Boston / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

May 25, 1982: President Reagan is all smiles during his visit to the Rockwell International aerospace facility in Downey, where portions of the space shuttles were built. This photo was published in The Times the next day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Larry Davis / Los Angeles Times

Jan. 20, 1989: President Ronald Reagan leaves the Oval Office for the last time.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernie Boston / Los Angeles Times

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