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Events of July 24 in THE REAGAN YEARS:

1982:  Reagan reads in a newspaper that Robert German of St. Louis was disappointed when he didn't get to take a photo when Reagan visited his city. Reagan phones German, who thinks it's some kind of joke and hangs up on him.
1984:  Reagan claims that "not one single fact or figure" backs up the "demagoguery" of the Democrats' claims that his budget cuts have hurt the poor. The next morning, a Congressional study shows that these cuts have pushed 500,000 people, mostly children, into poverty.