Topics: Ronald Reagan, Helmut Kohl, Muscle hypertrophy Pages: 2 (694 words) Published: June 23, 2013
In 1980, the Pennsylvania Lottery Scandal, colloquially known as the Triple Six Fix, was formed. It was a plot to rig the Daily Number, a three digit game the Pennsylvania Lottery offers. All of the balls except 4 and 6 were weighted, meaning that the drawing was almost sure to be a combination of only 4s and 6s. The scheme was successful in that 666, an expected result, were drawn on April 24, 1980; however, the unusual betting patterns alerted authorities to the matter. The chief conspirators were sent to prison, and most of the fraudulently acquired winnings were never paid out. The plan was masterminded by Nick Perry (1916–2003), the announcer of the Daily Number. On January 20, 1985, Ronald Regan became the President of the United States for the second time which was conducted in a private ceremony at the White House. Because January 20 fell on a Sunday, a public celebration was not held but took place in the Capitol Rotunda the following day. January 21 was one of the coldest days on record in Washington, D.C.; due to poor weather conditions, inaugural celebrations were held inside the Capitol. In 1985, Ronald Reagan visited a German military cemetery in Bit burg to lay a wreath with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. It was determined that the cemetery held the graves of 49 members of the Waffen-SS. Reagan issued a statement that called the Nazi soldiers buried in that cemetery "victims," which ignited a stir over whether he had equated the SS men to Holocaust victims; Pat Buchanan, Director of Communications under Reagan, argued that the notion was false. Now strongly urged to cancel the visit, the president responded that it would be wrong to back down on a promise he had made to Chancellor Kohl. He attended the ceremony where two military generals laid a wreath. In August 1987, World AIDS Day was born by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter. They were two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the [World Health Organization] in...
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