Video: 'Ronald Reagan's State of the Union Address 1986'
(Tuesday, February 4, 1986, 8:04 p.m. EST) — U.S. President Ronald Reagan appealed tonight to Republicans and Democrats to unite in an effort to control Government spending, saying, “It’s time we reduced the Federal budget and left the family budget alone.”
In his annual State of the Union Message to Congress, delayed for a week by the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, Reagan singled out support of the American family as a major theme of the remainder of his second term. He cited the family as the “moral core” of a restoration of the nation’s confidence in the future.
(Tuesday, February 4, 1986) — Parole for Charles Manson, serving a life term for being the mastermind of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca cult murders, was turned down by a state board today in San Quentin, California, after the killer told its members to “stick it” because he was his own god and government and that if he were released he would likely go to Libya or Iran.
(Wednesday, February 4, 1976, 03:01:43 CST/09:01:43 UTC) — More than 23,000 people died today when a severe earthquake struck Guatemala with a magnitude of 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Approximately 76,000 were injured, and many thousands left homeless. Some of areas went without electricity and communications for days.