Ronald Reagan's 1st 100 Days

Timeline created by kroberts
  • Inauguration

    Inaugural Address: oldest man to assure presidency.
  • Iran Hostage Ends

    Iran Hostage Ends
    A diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States where 66 U.S. diplomats were held hostage for 444 days from after a group of Islamist students took over the American embassy in support of the Iranian revolution.
  • Economic Program

    Economic Program
    Reagan presents an economic program that includes $41.4 billion in budget cuts and a 30% tax cut over 3 years.
  • Economic Tax Recovery Act

    Economic Tax Recovery Act
    Reagan introduces the Economic Tax Recovery Act.
  • Presidential Council on Integrity and Efficiency

    Presidential Council on Integrity and Efficiency
    Mr. Reagan signs an executive order creating the Presidential Council on Integrity and Efficiency, which looks for corruption and ineffiencies in the federal government.
  • Assassination?

    An attempt to assassinate Reagan is made.
  • Bush

    Bush acts as president during Reagan's recovery.
  • Columbia

    Astronauts Robert Crippent and Jon Young aboard the space shuttle, Columbia. It makes its maiden voyage, orbiting the earth 36 times.
  • Grain Shipments to USSR

    Grain Shipments to USSR
    Reagan lifts the 15 month embargo on grain shipments to the USSR.
  • Hero's Welcome

    Hero's Welcome
    Reagan appears before Congress for the 1st time since the assassination attempt, receiving a hero's welcome.