BBC News: Challenger disaster
Watch Ronald Reagan's tribute to the crew of the Challenger shuttle on the night of the disaster.Watch Ronald Reagan's tribute on BBC News
BBC World Service: Reagan's farewell
Listen to President Ronald Reagan from 1989, as after eight years in office, he prepares to leave the White House.Listen to BBC World Service: Reagan's farewell
BBC Learning Zone Broadband: Ronald Reagan
Watch video clips relating to President Ronald Reagan, aimed for use by teachers in the classroom.Watch video clips from Learning Zone Broadband
Photo: Ronald Reagan as a young lifeguard (circa 1928)
Reagan's first job was in 1926 as a lifeguard at the Rock River in Lowell Park, near Dixon, Illinois. Reagan performed 77 rescues as a lifeguard, noting that he notched a mark on a wooden log for every life he saved.
Photo: Ronald Reagan during his Governorship of California
Reagan was sworn in on January 3, 1967, defeating two-term governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown. He left office in 1975.
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