HOME
The Info List - Ronald Reagan Day

Ronald Reagan Day is a day of recognition that occurs every February 6, starting in 2011, in the state of California
California
for Ronald Reagan, who was that state's governor from 1967 to 1975 and President of the United States
United States
from 1981 to 1989.[1] Ronald Reagan Day has also been declared a state holiday in Wisconsin.[2] For the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birthday in 2011, governors in 21 states issued proclamations designating February 6 Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day.[3] As of February 2017[update], 40 governors have issued proclamations declaring Ronald Reagan Day in their respective states.[4]

Contents

1 History 2 Legislative history 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] As Reagan was the 33rd Governor of California
California
and that state's only governor to become President of the United States, several of his successors proclaimed February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day in California
California
in his honor. Governor Gray Davis, a Democrat, proclaimed February 6 " Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day" in both 2002[5] and 2003.[6] Davis's Republican successor, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
proclaimed February 6 Ronald Reagan Day in 2004,[7] 2005,[8] 2006,[9] 2007,[10] 2008,[11] 2009,[12] and 2010.[13] Senator George Runner
George Runner
introduced Senate Bill 944 on February 3, 2010.[14] The bill passed the Senate Education Committee on March 24, 2010, by a 7–0 vote.[15] SB 944 was approved by the full Senate on April 8, 2010, by a 34–0 vote.[16] After its approval in the Senate, SB 944 was sent to the Legislature's lower house, where the bill passed the Assembly Education Committee on June 16, 2010, by a 5–1 vote.[17] The bill was approved by the full Assembly on June 28, 2010, by a 66–0 vote.[18] On July 19, 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
signed SB 944 into law, making Ronald Reagan Day a permanent day of special significance in California.[19][20] The bill declared the first Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day to be February 6, 2011—Reagan's 100th birthday. The day is not a state holiday but is to be marked by public schools with "exercises remembering the life of Ronald Reagan, recognizing his accomplishments, and familiarizing pupils with the contributions he made to California."[21] Schwarzenegger's immediate successor, Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown
(who was, coincidentally, Reagan's immediate successor as Governor 36 years beforehand, and who was also the son of Pat Brown, whom Reagan defeated in the 1966 election to become governor) proclaimed Ronald Reagan Day in 2011,[22][23] as obligated by SB 944. Legislative history[edit]

Session Short title Bill number Date introduced Senate Assembly Governor Lead author Joint author Principal co-author Co-authors

2009–10 Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day SB 944 February 3, 2010 Passed the Senate 34-0 Passed the Assembly 66-0 Signed into Law by the Governor on July 19, 2010 Senator George Runner Senator Tony Strickland Assembly Member Audra Strickland

Senators Roy Ashburn, Dave Cogdill, Dave Cox, Jeff Denham, Robert Dutton, Tom Harman, Dennis Hollingsworth, and Mark Wyland Assembly Members Joel Anderson, Bill Berryhill, Connie Conway, Jean Fuller, Ted Gaines, Danny Gilmore, Kevin Jeffries, Dan Logue, Jeff Miller, Brian Nestande, Roger Niello, Jim Nielsen, Jim Silva, Cameron Smyth, and Van Tran

See also[edit]

List of honors named for Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Legacy Project Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library

References[edit]

^ Jack Dolan (July 19, 2010). "Schwarzenegger signs Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day into law". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on September 28, 2010.  ^ fox11online.com ^ 020111pr-reagandayproclamations(6).pdf Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Forty Governors Declare Feb. 6 " Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day"". The Ronald Reagan Legacy Projexct. Archived from the original on 13 July 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2017.  ^ "Governor Davis Proclaims February 6, 2002 " Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day" in California". Office of the Governor. February 6, 2002. Archived from the original on March 19, 2012.  ^ "Governor Gray Davis
Gray Davis
California
California
Proclamations for February 2003". Office of the Governor. February 13, 2003. Archived from the original on March 19, 2012.  ^ "Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims February 6th "Ronald Reagan Day"". Office of the Governor. January 29, 2004. Archived from the original on August 2, 2012.  ^ "Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims February 6th " Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day" – Proclamation by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger". Office of the Governor. February 4, 2005. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.  ^ "Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims February 6, 2006 "Ronald Reagan Day"". Office of the Governor. January 20, 2006. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012.  ^ "February 6, 2007, as " Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day" – Proclamation by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger". Office of the Governor. January 26, 2007. Archived from the original on July 8, 2012.  ^ "February 6, 2008, as " Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day" – Proclamation by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger". Office of the Governor. January 22, 2008. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.  ^ "Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Proclamation for Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day". Office of the Governor. February 5, 2009. Archived from the original on July 8, 2012.  ^ "February 6, 2010, as " Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day" – Proclamation by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger". Office of the Governor. February 4, 2010. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012.  ^ "Senate Bill 944, as introduced, Runner" (PDF). California
California
State Legislature. February 3, 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 26, 2010.  ^ "SB 944 – Vote Information – Senate Education Committee". California
California
State Legislature. March 24, 2010. Archived from the original on July 26, 2010.  ^ "SB 944 – Vote Information – Senate Floor". California
California
State Legislature. April 8, 2010. Archived from the original on July 26, 2010.  ^ "SB 944 – Vote Information – Assembly Education Committee". California
California
State Legislature. June 16, 2010. Archived from the original on July 26, 2010.  ^ "SB 944 – Vote Information – Assembly Floor". California
California
State Legislature. June 28, 2010. Archived from the original on July 26, 2010.  ^ "Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation Honoring President Ronald Reagan". Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. July 19, 2010. Archived from the original on July 14, 2012.  ^ Radio, Southern California
California
Public (July 28, 2010). "Schwarzenegger signs bill establishing ' Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day' in California". SCPR.org. Archived from the original on October 29, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2017.  ^ "Senate Bill 944, Runner. Chapter 114. Statutes of 2010" (PDF). California
California
State Legislature. July 19, 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 26, 2010.  ^ "Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Ronald Reagan Centennial Day". Office of Governor Jerry Brown. February 4, 2011. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012.  ^ Brown, Steven E.F. (February 6, 2012). " California
California
makes Feb. 6 ' Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Day'". Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. 

External links[edit]

The Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Legacy Project

v t e

Ronald Reagan

40th President of the United States
President of the United States
(1981–1989) 33rd Governor of California
California
(1967–1975)

Life and politics

Birthplace Pitney Store Boyhood home Rancho del Cielo Filmography Presidential Library Death and state funeral Political positions Governship of California Namesakes and memorials Reagan Era

Presidency

First inauguration Second inauguration Domestic policy Economic policy Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 Tax Reform Act of 1986 Assassination attempt Strategic Defense Initiative Foreign policy Reagan Doctrine Cold War

1st term 2nd term

1985 Geneva Summit 1986 Reykjavík Summit

INF Treaty

1987 Washington Summit 1988 Moscow Summit Invasion of Grenada Iran–Contra affair International trips The Grace Commission Cabinet Federal judicial appointments

Supreme Court controversies

Administration scandals "We begin bombing in five minutes"

Speeches

Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine "A Time for Choosing" Reagan's Neshoba County Fair "states' rights" speech First inaugural address Second inaugural address "Ash heap of history" "Evil empire" "Tear down this wall!" State of the Union: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

Books

Where's the Rest of Me? (1965 autobiography with Richard G. Hubler) An American Life
An American Life
(1990 autobiography with Robert Lindsey) The Reagan Diaries
The Reagan Diaries
(2007, edited by Douglas Brinkley)

Elections

California
California
gubernatorial election, 1966 1970 Republican Party presidential primaries, 1968 1976 1980 1984 Republican National Convention 1968 1976 1980 1984 Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
presidential campaign, 1980

"There you go again" "Make America Great Again"

United States
United States
presidential election, 1976 1980 1984

"Morning in America" "Bear in the woods"

Popular culture

In fiction In music U.S. Postage stamps The Day Reagan Was Shot
The Day Reagan Was Shot
(2001 film) The Reagans
The Reagans
(2003 film) Reagan (2011 documentary) The Butler (2013 film) Killing Reagan (2016 film) "What would Reagan do?"

Family

Jack Reagan
Jack Reagan
(father) Nelle Wilson Reagan
Nelle Wilson Reagan
(mother) Neil Reagan
Neil Reagan
(brother) Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
(first wife) Nancy Reagan
Nancy Reagan
(second wife) Maureen Reagan
Maureen Reagan
(daughter) Michael Reagan
Michael Reagan
(adopted son) Patti Davis
Patti Davis
(daughter) Ron Reagan
Ron Reagan
(son) Rex (dog)

← Jimmy Carter George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush

Book Category

v t e

Holidays, observances, and celebrations in the United States

January

New Year's Day
New Year's Day
(federal) Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(federal)

Confederate Heroes Day (TX) Fred Korematsu Day
Fred Korematsu Day
(CA, FL, HI, VA) Idaho Human Rights Day (ID) Inauguration Day (federal quadrennial, DC area) Kansas Day (KS) Lee–Jackson Day
Lee–Jackson Day
(formerly Lee–Jackson–King Day) (VA) Robert E. Lee Day
Robert E. Lee Day
(FL) Stephen Foster Memorial Day (36) The Eighth (LA, former federal)

January–February

Super Bowl Sunday

February American Heart Month Black History Month

Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day (federal) Valentine's Day

Georgia Day (GA) Groundhog Day Lincoln's Birthday
Lincoln's Birthday
(CA, CT, IL, IN, MO, NJ, NY, WV) National Girls and Women in Sports Day National Freedom Day (36) Primary Election Day (WI) Ronald Reagan Day (CA) Rosa Parks Day
Rosa Parks Day
(CA, MO) Susan B. Anthony Day
Susan B. Anthony Day
(CA, FL, NY, WI, WV, proposed federal)

February–March

Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
(religious) Courir de Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
(religious) Super Tuesday

March Irish-American Heritage Month National Colon Cancer Awareness Month Women's History Month

St. Patrick's Day (religious) Spring break
Spring break
(week)

Casimir Pulaski Day
Casimir Pulaski Day
(IL) Cesar Chavez Day
Cesar Chavez Day
(CA, CO, TX, proposed federal) Evacuation Day (Suffolk County, MA) Harriet Tubman Day
Harriet Tubman Day
(NY) Holi
Holi
(NY, religious) Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
(AL (in two counties), LA) Maryland Day
Maryland Day
(MD) National Poison Prevention Week
National Poison Prevention Week
(week) Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day (HI) Saint Joseph's Day
Saint Joseph's Day
(religious) Seward's Day (AK) Texas Independence Day
Texas Independence Day
(TX) Town Meeting Day (VT)

March–April

Easter
Easter
(religious)

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
(religious) Passover
Passover
(religious) Good Friday
Good Friday
(CT, NC, PR, religious) Easter
Easter
Monday (religious)

April Confederate History Month

420 Day April Fools' Day Arbor Day Confederate Memorial Day
Confederate Memorial Day
(AL, MS) Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust
Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust
(week) Earth Day Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day
(DC) Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Jefferson's Birthday
(AL) Pascua Florida (FL) Patriots' Day
Patriots' Day
(MA, ME) San Jacinto Day
San Jacinto Day
(TX) Siblings Day Walpurgis Night
Walpurgis Night
(religious)

May Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Jewish American Heritage Month

Memorial Day
Memorial Day
(federal) Mother's Day (36) Cinco de Mayo

Harvey Milk Day
Harvey Milk Day
(CA) Law Day (36) Loyalty Day (36) Malcolm X Day
Malcolm X Day
(CA, IL, proposed federal) May Day Military Spouse Day National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer
(36) National Defense Transportation Day (36) National Maritime Day (36) Peace Officers Memorial Day
Memorial Day
(36) Truman Day
Truman Day
(MO)

June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Father's Day (36)

Bunker Hill Day
Bunker Hill Day
(Suffolk County, MA) Carolina Day
Carolina Day
(SC) Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day
In Texas / Juneteenth
Juneteenth
(TX) Flag Day (36, proposed federal) Helen Keller Day
Helen Keller Day
(PA) Honor America Days (3 weeks) Jefferson Davis Day
Jefferson Davis Day
(AL, FL) Kamehameha Day
Kamehameha Day
(HI) Odunde Festival
Odunde Festival
(Philadelphia, PA) Senior Week (week) West Virginia Day
West Virginia Day
(WV)

July

Independence Day (federal)

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (HI, unofficial) Parents' Day
Parents' Day
(36) Pioneer Day (UT)

July–August

Summer vacation

August

American Family Day (AZ) Barack Obama Day
Barack Obama Day
(IL) Bennington Battle Day (VT) Hawaii Admission Day / Statehood Day (HI) Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
(TX) National Aviation Day
National Aviation Day
(36) Service Reduction Day (MD) Victory over Japan Day (RI, former federal) Women's Equality Day
Women's Equality Day
(36)

September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Labor Day
Labor Day
(federal)

California
California
Admission Day (CA) Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day (36) Constitution Day (36) Constitution Week (week) Defenders Day
Defenders Day
(MD) Gold Star Mother's Day
Gold Star Mother's Day
(36) National Grandparents Day
National Grandparents Day
(36) National Payroll Week (week) Native American Day (CA, TN, proposed federal) Patriot Day
Patriot Day
(36)

September–October Hispanic Heritage Month

Oktoberfest

Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah
(religious) Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
(religious)

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Disability Employment Awareness Month Filipino American History Month LGBT History Month

Columbus Day
Columbus Day
(federal) Halloween

Alaska Day (AK) Child Health Day (36) General Pulaski Memorial Day German-American Day Indigenous Peoples' Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day
(VT) International Day of Non-Violence Leif Erikson Day
Leif Erikson Day
(36) Missouri Day (MO) National School Lunch Week Native American Day (SD) Nevada Day
Nevada Day
(NV) Sweetest Day White Cane Safety Day
White Cane Safety Day
(36)

October–November

Diwali
Diwali
(religious)

November Native American Indian Heritage Month

Veterans Day
Veterans Day
(federal) Thanksgiving (federal)

Day after Thanksgiving (24) Election Day (CA, DE, HI, KY, MT, NJ, NY, OH, PR, WV, proposed federal) Family Day (NV) Hanukkah
Hanukkah
(religious) Lā Kūʻokoʻa (HI, unofficial) Native American Heritage Day (MD, WA) Obama Day
Obama Day
(Perry County, AL)

December

Christmas
Christmas
(religious, federal)

Alabama Day (AL) Christmas
Christmas
Eve (KY, NC, SC) Day after Christmas
Christmas
(KY, NC, SC, TX) Festivus Hanukkah
Hanukkah
(religious, week) Indiana Day
Indiana Day
(IN) Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa
(religious, week) National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
(36) New Year's Eve Pan American Aviation Day (36) Rosa Parks Day
Rosa Parks Day
(OH, OR) Wright Brothers Day (36)

Varies (year round)

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha
(religious) Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr
(religious) Ramadan
Ramadan
(religious, month)

Legend: (federal) = federal holidays, (state) = state holidays, (religious) = religious holidays, (week) = weeklong holidays, (month) = monthlong holidays, (36) = Title 36 Observances and Ceremonies Bold indicates major holidays commonly celebrated in the United States, which often represent the major celebrations of the month. See also: Lists of holidays, Hallmark holidays, public holidays in the United States, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the United States Vir