Reagan gets his special day
July 19, 2010
Former U.S. president and California governor Ronald Reagan is about to join a rather elite club–one of only a handful of Californians to have a day in their honor. [Los Angeles Times]
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Monday, authorizing Feb. 6, the conservative icon’s birthday, as Ronald Reagan Day.
The governor also signed a second bill, establishing a state commission to plan celebrations in honor of Reagan’s 100th birthday in 2011.
Reagan joins union organizer Cesar Chavez, gay activist Harvey Milk, and environmentalist John Muir in having days of “special significance” established in their honor. Only Chavez has a legal state holiday.