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Events of October 20 in THE REAGAN YEARS:

1980:  Time Magazine reports that during a recent visit to Santa Marta hospital in east Los Angeles, Reagan told the staff there that he had asked a nun there whether the hospital got any money from "Medicaid or anything like that" and she told him no, and concluded by telling the staff, "I appreciate your pride in that." The response was one of puzzlement. As one senior administrator later revealed, 95% of the patients there were subsidized by either Medicaid or Medicare.
1986:  Eugene Hasenfus, an American mercenary captured by the Sandinistas, says that not only was his work of supplying the Contras supervised by the CIA, but that George Bush was in on the operation.
1987:  Another "kiss and tell" White House memoir goes to the publisher; this one by T.H. Bell, former Secretary of Education. He reveals that it was common among some Reagan staffers to refer to Martin Luther King Jr. as "Martin Lucifer Coon," and to refer to Arabs as "sand niggers," and that a law against discrimination against women was called "the lesbians' bill of rights."
1988:  Dan Quayle says that the fall colors on trees in Ohio are Republican colors. The Democratic colors, he says, are "Gray and dark gray."