25 Bizarre Historical Facts They Don't Teach in School
25 Bizarre Historical Facts They Don’t Teach in School

25 Bizarre Historical Facts They Don’t Teach in School

Natasha sheldon - January 28, 2019

25 Bizarre Historical Facts They Don’t Teach in School
Ronald Reagan as a Lifeguard, Lowell Park, Dixon, Illinois. 1927. Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.

1. During High School, Ronald Reagan was a lifeguard who saved 77 lives

In 1925, 14-year-old future US President Ronald Reagan took a summer job as a lifeguard at the prestigious Lowell Park sanctuary in Illinois. It was a job he kept up for seven summers. The young Reagan worked every day of the week, for twelve hours a day monitoring guests at the resort that were swimming in the Rock River. During the time Reagan worked there, he saved seventy-seven lives, which he kept a tally of on a log by the river’s edge.


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