Awesome / Ronald Reagan

  • "Mr. Gorbachev, TEAR. DOWN. THIS. WALL!"
  • Reagan was the first President to be shot while in office and survive. That's already awesome, but the story gets ever better. After being shot by John Hinkley, Reagan still had enough strength to crack jokes as he was being wheeled into surgery.
  • His summits with Gorbachev brought a peaceful end to the Cold War when many political experts thought that such a thing was impossible.
  • When he was young, Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard at a park in Illinois. During his stint as a lifeguard, he was credited with saving the lives of 77 people.