History Tip of the Day – March 17th

Ronald Reagan inaugurated as California governor, January 2nd, 1967

Despite making fifty-three films, he has never known a moment of drama like the one he is experiencing now. His left hand rests on a Bible. “I, Ronald Reagan, do solemnly swear I will faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States.” His voice fills the rotunda of the state capitol building in Sacramento. At long last he gets to play the leading man. Just two years ago, he was hosting a television show, Death Valley Days. Now he is the newly elected governor of California. There’s not a single writer in Hollywood who could have scripted this better.