As of April 2014, Nancy Reagan has not died. The wife of Ronald Reagan and former First Lady of the United States is alive, remains active with the Reagan Presidential Library and is influential within the Republican party.Know More
Born July 6, 1921, Nancy's given name was Anne Frances Robbins. Nicknamed "Nancy," she later took the last name of her stepfather, prominent Chicago neurosurgeon, Loyal Davis. As Nancy Davis, she enjoyed an unremarkable acting career. She met actor Ronald Reagan through the Screen Actor's Guild, and they married in 1952.
Nancy Reagan remained faithfully by her husband's side while he was governor of California and president of the United States. She was Ronald's Reagan's primary caregiver during the last years of his life while he suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Following his death, she became an outspoken advocate for stem cell research and has focused on bringing attention to Ronald Reagan's legacy.Learn more about US History
Benjamin Franklin died of pleurisy on April 17, 1790, in Philadelphia, Penn. The condition is caused by the swelling of the lung and chest linings. It is a complication of bacterial infections, such as pneumonia.Full Answer >
Five people died in the construction of the Sears Tower, currently called Willis Tower, in two separate incidents in April 1973. The building of Willis Tower started in 1970, and it was completed in 1973.Full Answer >
Ronald Reagan served as the United States president from 1981 to 1989. He was the 40th president of the United States and was also known for his roles as a Hollywood actor.Full Answer >
Former President Reagan increased the spending on defense, education, energy and Social Security among many others. Under Reagan's administration, the education and energy budgets doubled while spending on Medicare and federal entitlements also increased. The increased spending tripled the U.S. national debt from $1 trillion to $3 trillion.Full Answer >